Art at the Pinnacles


Art at the Pinnacles is a weekly class offered at various locations within the Monument. Each week a different class will be taught.

Choices will be: 1. Beginning Watercolor, 2. Beginning Pastels, or 3. Pencil Drawing Basics. Most classes will be held at 8 a.m. Drawing classes will be held at 5 p.m. Our teachers are Lise Neer and Kathie Disner, professional local artists, and Denise Fisk, former Iowa Schools art teacher. In addition, a special “Plein Air” Workshop will be offered once a month on a Saturday. The cost of this workshop is $75, and reservations can be made under the title Plein Air Art Workshop. This event will begin at Chimney Rock National Monument and finish at an indoor studio in downtown Pagosa Springs. Materials will be provided for all classes.


Check-in is at the Highway 151 entrance gate at the time stated below for each class. Please adhere to the check-in timeline. The gate will be promptly locked at the end of that time. Tickets are $25.00 for ages 10 and up. Making a reservation through the website or the call center (877-444-6777) is the only way to guarantee a spot for this class. charges a $1.00 reservation fee that is non-refundable. To ensure this class is scheduled, reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations will be cut off 12 hours prior to the start of the class. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated unless prior permission is obtained from the teacher.  Note: if no one has signed up for the class by online reservation within the allotted time frame, the class will not run. No refunds will be issued for no-shows.

Plein Air Workshops Dates

Plein Air Workshops:

  •  June 22
  • July 27
  • August 17
  • September 21

Check-in: 7:45 to 8:00 a.m.

Drawing with Pastel Dates

Drawing with Pastels:

  • June 6
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 5
  • October 3

Check-in: 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Beginning Watercolor Dates

Beginning Watercolors:

  • May 22
  • June 26
  • July 31
  • August 28
  • September 25

Check-in: 7:45 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Pencil Drawing Basics Dates

Pencil Drawing Basics:

  • May 28
  • June 11
  • July 2
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 10
  • October 8

Check-in: 4:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

You can book our monthly programs online or by calling 1-877-444-6777.