General Workshop Information

The following general workshop information applies to both workshops taught by Trent and the Visiting Artist Workshops.

Classes start at 8:00am each day in the studio and go until around 5:00pm. There is a one hour break for lunch around noon. On the final day, while we generally suggest people plan on participating the entire third day until around 5:00pm, we understand that sometimes flights and schedules don’t allow for that. Therefore, all new information is wrapped up right after lunch, and the remainder of the afternoon is work time.


By Air: Denver International Airport (DEN): 1 Hour drive

Renting a car at the airport is generally the most efficient way to get to and from the studio. The studio is in a rural setting and public transportation isn’t available.

By Car: Denver 1 Hour
Cheyenne WY 1/2 Hour


Wellington, CO is a small town with one hotel and is about 10 minutes away from the studio.

Fort Collins, CO is a bigger town with all types of hotels and accommodations. The northern part of Fort Collins would be the closest to the studio, however you can get from most parts of Fort Collins to the studio in 20-30 minutes.

There are also several campgrounds in the area with easy access to the studio.

Another Option: Trent’s daughter, Kailee and her partner Laurent have a extra bedroom in their cool, 1918 restored farmhouse that they rent out to workshop participants for $70/night. Room is first come first served. It is located 10 minutes from the studio in the town of Wellington. Bedroom has a Queen size bed, and guests have access to the entire house, including kitchen. Kailee and Laurent are very easy going, and understand that the workshop can be a tiring experience and allow any of their guests to just relax and feel at home. Please note, they do have a cat & a goldendoodle, both are friendly. If you are interested in this option visit this link for more info.

Things to do in the Area

Rocky Mountain National Park is about 1 hour drive. It is a beautiful National Park in all seasons.

There are many state/ county parks for hiking or sigh seeing within the area. Our favorite is Lory State Park.

Old Town Fort Collins has a great variety of shopping and restaurants and is a fun place to walk around and unwind.

Fort Collins is home to many Breweries both big and small. Many have tours and tasting rooms and some have restaurants on site.

There are several museums and galleries as well as a nice performing arts center that generally have things going on throughout the year.