Broadmoor Galleries Art Academy
Ezra Tucker, Thomas Blackshear and Dean Mitchell

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 Broadmoor, Receptions with Thomas Blackshear & Ezra Tucker at the Beginning and End of the Workshop Featuring Guest Artist Dean Mitchell, 4 days of Painting Instruction from Thomas & Ezra and Breakfast & Lunch on the Days with Classes.** *Student’s Guests will enjoy Room Accommodations however Workshop Events are reserved for the Students only.
*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
Through their extensive background in commercial illustration and museum fine art Blackshear and Tucker have acquired a wealth of artistic techniques and processes which they will shares with students. Conveying an in-depth look at the whole process of creating a finished and realized painting, from the idea stage, exploring composition, color harmony, balance, tone, and depth to bring a piece into its final stage. Included is a great behind-the-scenes look at ideas, rough sketching, drawing, transferring the drawing to canvas, color roughs, acrylic washes for under-painting and more! Also is a look at lighting, posing, and photographing models. Thomas and Ezra will be sharing their thought processes for creating masterful art. These techniques that can be incorporated by students into their own individual styles to reach all new levels of creative expression, giving them the tools to discover their artistic voice.
Schedule of Events
Nov 6
Opening evening guests are invited to gather for a reception with the Ezra and Thomas 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!
Nov 7
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 Blackshear and Tucker – all on the scenic grounds of the 5-Star, 5-Diamond Broadmoor Hotel.
Nov 8
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 photographing 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 Ezra and Thomas, learning to visualize and translate your concepts into 2-dimesional masterpieces.
Nov 9
Today’s workshop will find pieces starting to gain more form and structure. Once again, the day starts with breakfast with Ezra and Thomas 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. Thomas’ and Ezra’s goal is to give students the basic tools and ability to take her teachings home and be able to make finished works with the confidence reinforced by the lessons learned. This evening Dean Mitchell, Thomas Blackshear and Ezra Tucker will lead a Lecture and Seminar on Historical Black Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, 2nd Floor Screening Room from 7-8:30PM .
Nov 10
Begin the day with breakfast from 7:30AM-9:00AM, prepare yourself for Blackshear’s and Tucker’s instruction as they 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 Ezra, Thomas, and Guest Artist Dean Mitchell 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.
Nov 11
Today National Museum Artists Thomas Blackshear, Dean Mitchell and Ezra Tucker 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 

Recommended Supplies

  • Oil paints
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Viridian Green
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Quinacridone Violet
    • Burnt sienna
    • Yellow ochre
    • Paynes Grey
    • White
  • Filbert brushes – #4, #8, and #12
  • Palette knives – 3” teardrop shape (if you want to paint with knives)
  • Razor scraper
  • Easel or Pochade box
  • 5 larger (12×16 up) canvases, canvas boards (or masonite boards)
  • 10 Small (8×10 – 11×14) Boards for Quick Studies
  • Odorless Thinner-Turpentine
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Drop Cloth
  • Apron and/or clothes suitable for painting


Optional Supplies

  • Carrier for wet paintings
  • Photos for subject reference

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906

"Moore Art: A Family Affair"

Exhibition, Reception, and Sale

Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor Galleries is excited to announce ” Moore Art: A Family Affair,” a special exhibition featuring the works of American impressionist painter Robert Moore and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. The exhibition will open on May, 18, 2023, and run through June 8th, 2023, at Broadmoor Galleries located at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

WHAT:    Moore Art: A Family Affair

WHO:      Featuring:
                 Robert Moore, Anna Moore, and Robbie Moore

WHEN:    Thursday, May 18th, from 4-8PM

WHERE:  Broadmoor Galleries at the Broadmoor Hotel
                  1 Lake Circle
                  Colorado Springs CO 80906


Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs is proud to present “Moore Art: A Family Affair,” an exhibition that showcases the unique artistic styles of American impressionist artist Robert Moore, and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. Robert, who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, has established himself as a prominent figure in the art world, and his children have followed in his footsteps.

Robert Moore, a celebrated American painter who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, is known for his signature landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits. The exhibition will showcase a range of Moore’s works alongside those of his talented children.

“Moore Art: A Family Affair” is a unique opportunity to experience the work of three incredibly talented artists from the same family,” said Broadmoor Galleries director, Jamie Oberloh. “Robert Moore’s impressionistic style is a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and his children Anna and Robbie are following in his footsteps with their own unique styles and techniques.”

Robert Moore’s artistic achievements are all the more remarkable given that he is colorblind. Despite this, he has become known for his ability to create vivid and striking color palettes in his paintings. He has also developed a unique technique of painting with both hands simultaneously, which allows him to create intricate details and textures in his works.

Moore’s use of both hands to paint has been compared to the way a pianist uses both hands to play a complex piece of music. This technique requires a great deal of focus and coordination, and it has become one of Moore’s signature methods.

Moore’s colorblindness has also influenced his work in other ways. He has said that he is drawn to painting landscapes because he is able to see the world in shades of green, which he can differentiate more easily than other colors. This has led him to develop a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and the environment.

Despite his colorblindness and unique painting technique, Robert Moore has become one of America’s most beloved impressionist painters. His works continue to inspire and captivate viewers, and his contributions to American art are truly remarkable.

Anna Moore, a professional artist in her own right, draws inspiration from her father’s work and her surroundings, using her skillful brushstrokes to capture the essence of nature in her landscapes. She works in a variety of media, including oil painting, watercolor, and printmaking. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty of the American West and the people and places that inhabit it.  

Robbie Moore, who recently graduated with a Finance degree from the University of Arkansas, has always had a passion for art and the natural world. He has developed his skills in drawing, gouache, watercolor, and oil painting, and his work has been featured in a company calendar commissioned by his employer. With his father’s legacy of developing artists and a lineage of artists in his family, Robbie’s future aspiration is to make the most out of his upbringing and create a name for himself in the art world.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the work of three incredibly talented artists,” said Broadmoor Galleries’ director, Jamie Oberloh. “The combination of Robert’s impressionistic paintings with Anna and Robbie’s unique styles and mediums creates a truly exceptional exhibition that will delight and inspire our visitors. Their paintings are a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and we are honored to share the work with our community.”

The exhibition will be open to the public from May 18th, 2023, through June 8th, 2023, and will feature a special reception on May 18th, 2023, from 4-8 pm, where visitors can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. All works in the exhibition will be available for sale.