Broadmoor Galleries Art Academy
Sandy Scott, Gerald Balciar & Stefan Savides

Avian Artistry – A Bird Anatomy and Sculpting Workshop

Oct 16th-21st

This All-Inclusive 6 Day Resort Package Hosted in Conjunction with The Broadmoor Includes a 6 Day, 5 Night Stay (Students may bring a guest or travel companion to stay at no extra charge*) at The Broadmoor, Reception with Sandy Scott at the Beginning and with Guest Artists Gerald Balciar & Stefan Savides at the End of the Workshop, 4 days of Sculpting Instruction from Sandy Scott and Breakfast & Lunch on the Days with Classes.**
*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
Sandy will begin the workshop with a discussion about bird anatomy, aerodynamics and achieving the illusion of movement of birds in flight. She discusses the difference between a technically adequate piece of work and one with spirit and life – emphasizing the value of lost and found edges and how good composition and an expressive surface convey a feeling of movement, rhythm, light, and emotion. Students will learn the importance of assembling strong, meaningful shapes and how eliminating unimportant details can create the essence of the bird. Above all, movement, gesture, and anatomy are the focus. Instruction includes building bird armatures. Students will work from field guides, photography, drawings, and taxidermy mounts. Sandy has instructed bird sculpture for over 35 years and is recognized as one of America’s leading wildlife artists Artists in other mediums are welcome in this workshop as well as beginners.
Schedule of Events
Oct 16
Opening evening guests are invited to gather for a reception with the Sandy 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!
Oct 17
The first full day of the workshop begins with breakfast with the artist from 7:30AM-9:00AM followed by a preliminary sculpting orientation with a discussion of bird anatomy, comparative anatomy, the principles of aerodynamics, the importance of drawing and assembling shapes, and how to achieve the illusion of movement in sculptures of birds in flight taking place between 9:00AM-12:00PM. A lunch break with the artist takes place from 12:00PM-1:00PM, then an afternoon class continues 1:00PM-5:00PM discussing subject matter and creating armatures for blocking in birds in flight with esteemed master wildlife artist Sandy Scott – all on the scenic grounds of the 5-Star, 5-Diamond Broadmoor Hotel.
Oct 18
Start the day with breakfast with the artist from 7:30AM-9:00AM, then more sculpting instruction from 9:00AM-12:00PM, as your pieces will begin in their fundamental forms, discussing style approach and comparative anatomy. 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 Sandy, learning to visualize and translate your concepts into clay.
Oct 19
Today’s workshop will find pieces starting to gain more form and structure. Once again, the day starts with breakfast with Sandy from 7:30AM-9:00AM, then students will convene with the artist for another day of sculpting 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 artist teaches more techniques and processes to realizes your vision. Sandy’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.
Oct 20
Begin the day with breakfast from 7:30AM-9:00AM, prepare yourself for Sandy’s instruction as she solidifies 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 Sandy of the 3 Person Sculpture Wildlife Exhibit at Broadmoor Galleries featuring Sandy Scott, Gerald Balciar and Stefan Savides. During this exclusive access to the show, prior to the opening at 4PM, Sandy will talk about her 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 with additional nationally renowned museum wildlife sculptors Gerald Balciar and Stefan Savides who will be leading the follow up session Friday.
Oct 21
Today National Wildlife Museum Sculptors Gerald Balciar and Stefan Savides will be available for a Q & A with students, providing critique and guidance, reviewing students’ progress and providing consultation from 9:00AM-12:00PM - during this gathering Stefan Savides will also be sculpting, demonstrating his sculpture style and techniques. 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.