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Nancy Seiler Workshop: Nature Journaling – Watercolor Landscapes on Textured Acrylic Surfaces

Meet at Escalante Town Park Pavilion

Monday, September 20 - Tuesday, September 21 / 10 AM - 4 PM COST: $185  - some supplies included  / Minimum of 8 - Maximum of 18 / All ability levels In this two-day outdoor workshop the focus will be on interpreting color and value while painting on watercolor paper. You’ll learn how to add texture […]


Cindy Calbaum: Trees of the Escalante Mountains

Meet at Grand Staircase Escalante Partners Office 530 West Main Street, Escalante, Utah

NOTE: Limited to 10 particpants (4 minimum).  To RSVP, please sign up here.  Carpool from the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center parking area. Cindy Calbaum will teach you how to identify the conifer species which are native to the Escalante Mountains and the basics of how to identify deciduous trees. After learning about tree identification, Cindy […]

Nocturne Demo

Head of the Rocks Overlook

Terry Chacon Terry Chacon is from Redlands, CA and an international award-winning artist.  Terry's artwork is in private collections in over 20 countries.  She is an avid plein air artist and paints weekly on location whether it be the beautiful California coast, inland deserts or the beautiful Southwest landscapes of Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.   […]

Bob Stevenson: 20 Mile Dinosaur Track Site – Tracks Across Time

Meet in Escalante Interagency Visitor Center Parking Lot 755 West Main Street, ESCALANTE, UT

NOTE: Limited to 12 people.  To RSVP, please sign up here.  Caravan from visitor center to the track site.   Through science and imagination, we’ll travel across time, where present and past converge to cross paths with a dinosaur.  Before Bob Stevenson was Bob, he was a rock.  As Bob, he studied rocks, earned a […]


Featured Artist: Sandy Larsen – Stained Antique Glass Studio

Main Canyon Road

2021 Featured Artist and retired festival director, Sandy Larsen, invites the public to an open studio showing his abstract, eccentric glass windows made entirely from antique glass.  Read more about Sandy here. DIRECTIONS: Studio is located 4 miles west of Escalante on HWY 12 then 1 mile west on Main Canyon Road (turn right on […]


Gunther Haidenthaller: Drawing with Ordinary Pens and Crayons

Escalante Heritage Center Escalante, UT

NOTE: $15 fee collected day of program - covers materials. Limited to 20 participants. Bring a chair. To RSVP, please sign up here.   Drawing with a pen is relaxing, fun, and essential to improving your art. The more time you can spend drawing, the more you’ll improve! The combination of an ink drawing with an […]

Diane Olhoeft: Silk Painting: Come Watch or Try It Out

Escalante Town Park Pavilion

Silk painting starts with pure white hand-hemmed Chinese silk stretched tightly on a frame. Diane usually uses Jaquard Silk Dye from Dharma Silk Trading Company for their vibrant colors. She chooses the colors and the basic shapes and then lets the magic of the moving dye occur. If she has an idea for a more […]

Alan Titus: Time Traveling Through the Age of Dinosaurs

Meet in Escalante Interagency Visitor Center Parking Lot 755 West Main Street, ESCALANTE, UT

NOTE: Limited to 25 people.  To RSVP, please sign up here.  Caravan along HWY 12 toward The Blues Overlook with stops along the way. No pets allowed.   The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument region contains an exceptional geologic record of the Mesozoic, or “Age of Dinosaurs.” Come explore the second half of that record, and […]

Louise Sackett: Including the Critters

Meet at Escalante Town Park Pavilion

This demo will include various ways to include local critters in your paintings, specifically cattle or horses, depending on their cooperation. The presentation will be in oil, conducted on a linen panel toned with a warm acrylic undertone to minimize ‘white dandruff’ in the finished piece. Techniques can be adapted to other media and translates […]


Escalante Heritage Center Escalante, UT

The Paint Around is an event where 4-person teams of artists each "paint-around" to create paintings.  Teams of painters will, in turn, work on a single piece.  Teams have two hours to finish their painting, each member taking 15 minute turns.  Each artist will add to and modify the piece under development, according to their […]