Nationally acclaimed artist teaches 3 day workshop |

Nationally acclaimed artist teaches 3 day workshop

Staff Reports

Artist Charles Muench will be teach a three-day workshop in Hope Valley, Calif., from June 12-14. Workshop cost is $450.

Muench said the classes will include demonstrations, painting, critiques, and taking in the gestalt derived from a group of artists painting together.

“I believe to create good paintings and develop as an artist it is essential that you listen to nature, Muench said. “The result of this dialog is a distillation of everything that is before you into a statement of heightened reality. Through a contemplative interaction with your subject, you create something that is truly independent of yourself and nature-art.”

Muench is based out of Markleeville and has a bachelor in fine arts from San Jose State University. He has studied primarily under Maynard D. Stewart — a student of Frank Vincent DuMonds and the son of renowned Utah landscape painter LeConte Stewart — and he attended classes at the Art Student League with David Leffel, Michael Burban, Jack Faragasso and others.

He said his work has taken him to locations including New York, Madrid and Spain.

Some of his local work includes renderings of Jobs Peak in the fall, Virginia City in the winter and Lake Tahoe.

For more information or to make a deposit and reservation call 265-4454 or email More information can also be found