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 Hermosa Inn:
Mimosa & Monet
Plein Air Class for Beginners
Private Lesson with Carrie
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 morning classes will be held monthly, October-May. Check out our calendar for class dates, times and featured paintings!
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Class size is limited.
Saturday, October 12, 2019 | Van Gogh Sunflowers
Saturday, November 9, 2019 | Mosaic Desert Sunset
Saturday, January 18, 2020 | Lavender Dreams
Saturday, February 8, 2020 | Monet Poppies
Saturday, March 14, 2020 | Monet Lily Pond
Saturday, April 4, 2020 | Peaceful Lilies
Saturday, May 9, 2020 | Cactus Love Blooms
Class fee includes instruction, all supplies, coffee, your first mimosa and delicious pastries.
Register on our calendar or call the studio at 480.478.8121
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 techniques, and a current collection of her plein air pieces will be on display and for sale in the boutique store.
8:30 am – 11:30 am
Class size is limited.
Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | Register Now
Saturday, April 25th, 2020 | Register Now
Learn to paint en plein air on the beautiful grounds of The Hermosa Inn located in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Carrie will demonstrate step-by-step as you create your own paintings on canvas. Discover what to paint, how to observe and capture the light, and experiment with mixing colors on a limited palette. Bring your sense of adventure and a sunhat!
Class fee includes instruction, oil painting supplies, water, coffee and a light snack.
Register on our calendar, or call the studio at 480.478.8121.
Custom Private Art Lessons on the property may be arranged through contacting us by phone 480.478.8121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Custom Private Group Art Events may be arranged through contacting us by phone 480.478.8121 or email email@example.com.
Images Magazine, November 2017
By: Lara Piu