Our Van Gogh Vino (sip & paint) classes have sparked an interest in people to further explore their creative side and other art mediums. We are responding to the excitement by offering new classes and workshops for building art skills. Please send us your requests and ideas for these fun and educational art adventures. Stay tuned for watercolor, drawing, and large canvas events or call to discuss a custom workshop!






The basics plein air workshop will be interactive, useful and informative. It is a “hands on” course that will be exactly what beginners need to get started in outdoor painting. It breaks down the process of painting outdoors starting with how to develop observation skills, how to choose a subject, designing simple compositions, learning how to see the big shapes first, what gear is essential, and using a limited palette while keeping it simple.

We will practice in the studio as well as go outdoors to paint lakeside both days of each workshop.


2019-2020 Workshop Dates:

Friday & Saturday 2-Day Workshops

October 25-26, 2019 | Register Now

January 24-25, 2020 | Register Now

March 6-7, 2020 | Register Now



Workshop Information:

8:30 am – 2:30 pm


Supplies are not included, please see our Plein Air Supply List. Must have outdoor portable easel.

Class size is limited.

Register on our calendar, or call the studio at 480.478.8121.





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!


2019-2020 Class Dates:

Saturday, November 16th, 2019 | Register Now

Saturday, April 25th, 2020 | Register Now



Class Information:

8:30 am – 11:30 am


Class fee includes instruction, oil painting supplies, water, coffee and a light snack.

Class size is limited.

Register on our calendar, or call the studio at 480.478.8121.








6:30  – 9:00 pm

$45.00 includes all supplies.


Just getting started in watercolors can be daunting, what type of watercolor paper, what are the best watercolor paints, and what type of brushes do you need?! Our watercolor classes are designed for beginners. A talented instructor will guide you through a watercolor painting while learning about supplies, drawing, composition and watercolor techniques. Each class focuses on different techniques so we encourage painters to attend multiple classes to build skills. All supplies are included.

Ages 13+ (attendees ages 13-17 must be accompanied by a painting adult)


Check out our calendar for our twice monthly watercolor classes offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm.

View calendar for available classes and registration.



Stay tuned for upcoming workshops including:

  • Watercolor workshops
  • Drawing Workshops
  • Large Canvas Painting Classes
  • Carrie Curran Instructed Oil Painting Workshops

Dear Fellow Artist, Art Lover, Beginning Painter,
I love to teach. Helping another person to have that “aha” moment and inspiring them to do their art on a regular basis is my goal. Doing art, making art, comprises many facets. Do we want to paint still life, intimate landscape or portrait? Depending on which, how do we start, how do we keep colors lively, how do we use our brush as an extension of us? And then, after we have been painting for awhile, the other questions which begin to surface…how to stay excited, how to grow in our work, how to photograph art work, what about selling…lots to explore! The one ingredient that will be present in each of my classes is my passion to excite, motivate, and inspire others to find true joy in expressing life through painting!