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Painting for a Dream Workshop & Scholarship Fundraiser
As taught by Taylor Lynde
June 13-14, 2015

The participants of the Painting for a Dream Workshop with TJ Lynde. You can just feel how happy we were at the end! Thanks to the Rich Ranch for hosting again this year!

The Painting for a Dream workshop is over for this year... but the memories, skills and confidence gained will last forever! TJ Lynde led us on an individual journey to "Paint More Like Yourself". The Rich Ranch is the perfect venue for inspiration! Join us next year around Memorial Day - and expand your palette.


"Wow. I miss our fine group. I am walking through this world with even more of an amplified appreciation for composition, color and edges.  Truly, what a gift.  Thank you  Belinda, Peg  and Kris....huge thanks to TJ. And to the great chemistry of the whole group."


Alpine Artisans, in conjunction with Rich Ranch, is offering a student scholarship fundraiser titled "Painting for a Dream". Plan to attend this event and be inspired!

You're are not only expanding your knowledge and passion for painting: you are helping to build a newly established "Rich Ranch Art Scholarship Grant". Managed by the Alpine Artisans Scholarship Committee, any and all profits from this weekend are donated to this scholarship, which offers learning opportunities to students in the Seeley- Swan and Blackfoot Valleys that may not be attained.

"My main objective in teaching is to bring out more of the artist's own vision, to help them find and refine their own voice" - TJ Lynde

Taylor Lynde was born a fifth generation Montana in Red Lodge in 1970. He was encouraged in drawing by his father, Cartoonist Stan Lynde. After graduating High School, Taylor attended the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, NY on an art scholarship. He served in the Navy during Desert Storm, and upon his return, he apprenticed under painter, Scott Switzer of Billings, MT. It was soon after his marriage to his bride, Samara, that Taylor established himself as a full time artist. TJ has traveled on international painting trips and has received several awards for his work. His talents have inspired articles in Southwest Art and other publications. TJ and his family currently live and work in Townsend, MT.

Registration Fee: $200 (includes 2 days instruction and 2 lunches).

Paint More Like Yourself

SCHEDULE: Saturday & Sunday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Participant’s choice of painting medium. Once registration is recieved a materials list & class information will be sent. Workshops to be held at Rich Ranch, Seeley Lake, MT.

Classes are for the novice or professional. Maximum 12 students per class. *Lodging and any additional meals are separate from workshop fees. Contact Belinda Rich for a cozy cabin at the Rich Ranch: (406) 677-2317.

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Purchase a "Painting for A Dream" Workshop Apron!

These are available to registrants of the Painting for a Dream Workshop for $25 each, to be picked up on site. They will be available for sale at the workshop too.