The Hermosa Inn

Carrie Curran, Artist in Residence

Spend creative time, embracing the rich history and cherished ambiance of this historic Arizona Resort. Nestled in the foothills of Camelback Mountain in a peaceful, secluded environment in Paradise Valley, artist, Lon Magargee built his art studio/home on this inspiring property in the 1930’s.


In keeping with the property’s artistic origins, a variety of scheduled art events and classes are offered by Carrie Curran Art Studios at the Blue Door Studio at the Hermosa Inn:

Mimosa & Monet

Painting and Wine/ Happy Hour with the GM

Plein Air Talk / Luncheon & Art Exhibit with Carrie

Plein Air Class for Beginners

Visit Carrie on Fridays

Custom Group Painting Events



The seven-part painting series led by Carrie Curran Art Studios, teaches everyone from enthusiastic beginners to emerging professionals to paint like the greats. Guests will enjoy a morning of entertaining art instruction while sipping mimosas, eating pastries and creating masterpieces in the stunning desert gardens. Accomplished artists will teach, inspire and guide painters on an artistic journey while learning to gracefully handle acrylic on canvas.

Saturday mornings (and some afternoon) classes will be held monthly, November-May. Check out our calendar for class dates, times and featured paintings!


2019-2020 dates coming soon! 



$85/person which includes all supplies, your first mimosa and delicious pastries.

Register on our calendar today! Or call the studio at 480.478.8121


Exhibit of Work and Plein Air Talks

Outdoor painting – or plein air – was popularized by French painter Claude Monet and his fellow impressionists. Join critically acclaimed Plein Air painter Carrie Curran for this Artist in Residence luncheon, as she shares her passion for this art form while spreading the message of the ever-growing Plein Air movement. Whether a collector, experienced artist, novice, docent, or one just has the love of arts, Curran’s energetic approach to painting will inspire and evoke a powerful connection with plein air painting. She will also share expert advice on collecting, painting tools and techniques, and a current collection of her plein air pieces will be on display and for sale.


Check out our calendar for upcoming class dates.


$75 includes lunch and the presentation. 



Join critically acclaimed Plein Air painter, and The Hermosa Inn’s Artist in Residence, Carrie Curran of Carrie Curran Art Studios to learn the essentials of plein air painting which requires different practices and disciplines from painting in the studio. Carrie will demonstrate and teach students step-by-step to create a small “study” on the grounds of The Hermosa Inn. Class size is limited.


Check out our calendar for upcoming class dates.


$105 includes oil painting supplies.


Visit Carrie while dining on the patio at LONS and enjoy watching her paint outdoors or visit the gallery of her current work! She typically can be found in the gardens on property on Fridays. ( picture of Carrie Painting at the Hermosa )


Custom Private Group Art Events and Private Art Lessons may also be arranged through contacting us by phone 480.478.8121 or email