Paint the Splendid Santa Ynez Valley with Tim Horn
June 24-27, 2021

Join award-winning California artist and virtuoso instructor Tim Horn  and me in the stunning Santa Ynez Valley for painting en plein aire and relaxing at Rancho La Zaca



Our painting locations will include mountains, vineyards, beaches, and Rancho La Zaca itself, all set amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Valley with its winding country roads, horses roaming the hills, and the occasional real-life cowboy or film star. We’ll warm up with some still life exercises before venturing further afield for a variety of landscapes. As with all Tim’s workshops, the primary focus will be on capturing that beautiful California light.

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Chileno Valley Road, by Tim Horn

     Included are four full days of painting with Tim, lunches each day, and three gorgeous gourmet dinners, prepared by the amazing Chef Stephanie Valentine, who is also my co-author on California Cooking and Southern StyleInstruction is geared toward advanced beginners and intermediates working in oil, though other media are welcome.
     Our group will be small, and while we trust all will be vaccinated by then, we will take precautions as needed.

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Late Fall with Barn, by Tim Horn

     Plan to arrive the afternoon of Wednesday, June 23, and to join us for dinner and a presentation by Tim that evening. We will then revel in four full painting days June 24-27, and bid you farewell at the end of the day on Sunday the 27th, with a glass of wine and a toast to your fine, hard work!
     Your payment of $1,650 reserves your spot, including four full days of instruction, lunch daily, and three dinners. Lodging and transportation are on your own, and we can send you a range of options. Santa Ynez is 30 miles from Santa Barbara and 125 miles from Los Angeles

To register: $1,650 reserves your spot, including four full days of instruction, picnic lunch daily, and three amazing dinners with amazing wines! Register via PayPal form at right, or by Venmo @Frances-Schultz-1, or email to pay directly by credit card or check

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