Broadmoor Galleries Art Academy
Mian Situ, Benjamin Wu and Zhaoming Wu

Classical Painting Academy

This All-Inclusive 6 Day Resort Package Includes a 6 Day, 5 Night Stay (Students may bring a guest or travel companion to stay at no extra charge*) at the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five-Diamond The Broadmoor Hotel, Receptions with the Artists at the Beginning and End of the Workshop, 4 days of Painting Instruction from the Artists with Breakfast & Lunch on the Days with Classes,** and a 3-Man Gallery Reception, Exhibit and Sale.
*Student’s Guests will enjoy Room Accommodations however Workshop Events are reserved for the Students only.
**All Classes are Limited to 14 Students.
Course Description

During this Oil Painting Course students will learn from these Classically trained Asian American talents, from traditional compositional elements – creating subconscious structure and harmony, to loose, expressive, impressionist strokes, implying and describing subject matter in its essential form

Schedule of Events
Feb 12
Opening evening guests are invited to gather for a reception with the Mian, Benjamin and Zhaoming at the home of John Marzolf, Gallery Owner, and Director of the Broadmoor Galleries Art Academy, located a short distance from The Broadmoor in the Historic Broadmoor Community. Heavy hor d’oeuvres, cocktails, and refreshments will be served during this intimate reception from 5:00PM-8:00PM. Get to know the artist and your fellow students before an enchanting Week of Art!
Feb 13
The first full day of the workshop begins with breakfast with the Artists from 7:30AM-9:00AM followed by a preliminary orientation with a discussion on inspiration, subject, and exploring concepts between 9:00AM-12:00PM. A lunch break with the artists takes place from 12:00PM-1:00PM, then an afternoon class continues 1:00PM-5:00PM with research and rough sketching, beginning to translate concepts into art under the guiding tutelage of your instructors – all on the scenic grounds of the 5-Star, 5-Diamond Broadmoor Hotel.
Feb 14
Start the day with breakfast with the artists from 7:30AM-9:00AM, then more painting instruction from 9:00AM-12:00PM, as your pieces will begin in their fundamental forms, discussing style approach and using lighting while posing and sketching models. A lunch break with the artist will take place from 12:00PM-1:00PM, then an afternoon class proceed from 1:00PM-5:00PM with more instruction from Mian, Benjamin and Zhaoming, learning to visualize and translate your concepts into 2-dimesional masterpieces.
Feb 15
Today’s workshop will find pieces starting to gain more form and structure. Once again, the day starts with breakfast with the Artists from 7:30AM-9:00AM, then students will convene with the artists for another day of painting lessons with the morning session from 9:00AM-12:00PM followed by lunch 12:00PM-1:00PM afternoon classes from 1:00PM-5:00PM continue as the artists teach more techniques and processes to realizes your vision. One of the goals is to give students the basic tools and ability to take their teachings home and be able to make finished works with the confidence reinforced by the lessons learned
Feb 16
Begin the day with breakfast from 7:30AM-9:00AM, prepare yourself for instruction as you solidify lessons from the week, the first portion of the class takes place from 9:00AM-12:00PM, followed by a lunch break with the artist from 12:00PM-1:00PM, then finishing up pieces from 1:00PM-3:00PM. Then between 3:00PM-4:00PM enjoy an intimate guided tour by Mian, Benjamin and Zhaoming of the 3 Person Painting Exhibit at Broadmoor Galleries. During this exclusive access to the show, prior to the opening at 4PM, the artists will talk about their pieces and how they relate to the techniques and philosophies discussed over the workshop. Workshop attendees are invited and welcome to stay for the opening reception from 4-8PM
Feb 17
Today National Museum Artists Mian Situ, Benjamin Wu and Zhaoming Wu will be available for a Q & A with students, providing critique and guidance, reviewing students’ progress, and providing consultation from 9:00AM-12:00PM. The last morning session provides the perfect opportunity for the students to reflect upon the week of art lessons, hopefully gaining an unprecedented experience and making lifelong connections. Students will be liberated after 12:00PM for travel or other adventures!

For More Information Contact

John Marzolf



Broadmoor Galleries Broadmoor Hotel

1 Lake Cr Colorado Springs, CO 80906
(719) 577-5744 

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906