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Painting Horses

with Jill Soukup

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Zapata Ranch

May 5 - 10, 2024

Join renowned artist Jill Soukup for the ninth year of her workshop focusing on drawing and painting horses.

The Program

Draw, sculpt, and paint the horses of Zapata Ranch with the guidance of Jill Soukup, the acclaimed Western artist who specializes in equine paintings. Discussions and exercises will cover the importance of understanding equine anatomy, what makes a good drawing, composition and color. Activities will include photo opportunities of horses running, horses working under saddle, cowboys and cowgirls riding and studying corralled horses, demonstrations and critiques. Space is limited to 16.

This is an intense artistic experience for students who are eager to learn and work hard, and all levels are welcome.

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The Figure of the Horse in the Art of Jill Soukup

“Horses are one of the most perfectly created animals in nature. They seem so proportionally perfect. I’ve always felt that the way the move, the way they’re built, there’s something...

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Rates

$3420 includes all activities, instruction, and meals. Tax and gratuity not included.

We are excited to offer a special discounted extended-stay option for Painting Horses participants. If you would like to spend a few more days in the saddle, exploring the landscape, or simply enjoying your surroundings, please stay with us through Sunday morning, May 12th! This extended option would include more horseback riding and guided afternoon activities on Friday and Saturday after Jill's 5-night Workshop wraps up. 

The all-inclusive, discounted rate for this is $500+tax per night, some of our best rates of the season! If you are interested in extending your stay, please reach out to us at stay@ranchlands.com or call 719-641-2089 (Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm MST) with any questions.

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Zapata Ranch

Set back in a shady cotton woodgrove beneath the majestic 14,000-foot peaks of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains lies the historic Zapata Ranch headquarters and lodge, which was established in the late 1800’s. Elk, mule deer, migratory birds, eagles, and black bear also call this area home. The rooms are beautifully furnished and have an elegant southwestern decor that gives them the feel of home. All rooms have individual tiled bathrooms and views that are private, peaceful, and beautiful in any season.

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