Course Description

Immerse yourself in the diverse and breathtaking landscape of Northern New Mexico in this unique, intensive workshop. Starting from our home base at SMU's Fort Burgwin campus, we will paint at a different location each day (weather permitting). You also will have open access to our studio at Fort Burgwin and are encouraged to work at your own pace. We will take advantage of opportunities for sunset and night paintings, as well as evening lectures, so please plan accordingly and keep your schedule flexible. As most of our work will be completed en plein air, class time may vary each day as weather conditions change. We will conclude our experience with a short painting session, final critique, and a group meal in Taos.

This course is open to serious landscape painters at any level.


Registration fee does not include travel to/from New Mexico, food, nor lodging in Taos. These arrangements are the responsibility of each student. 
Please click here for directions to SMU-in-Taos.

Supplies are not included in the cost of the course. Your instructor will send supply list and other details to help you prepare for class.
Please click here to view a preliminary supply list.


  • Online registration closes 10 days prior to the start of the class.
  • For late registration options, please contact SMU CAPE at 214-768-2273 for assistance.
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