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Discover Your Inner Artist: Join Mark McKenna's Fall Painting Masterclass at Skyline

Are you ready to unlock your artistic potential amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Beartooth Mountains and the iconic Yellowstone National Park? Skyline Guest Ranch is thrilled to announce a fall Painting Masterclass led by acclaimed wildlife and animal painter, Mark McKenna.  Fall Painting Masterclass

Join us October 8th-12th, for a four-night all-inclusive stay with three days of instruction and mentorship! Mark will share his personal approach to painting and demonstrate the process of creating animal portraits. Participants will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one instruction from Mark as they work on their masterpieces. Beyond painting techniques, Mark is excited to delve into other aspects of the art world during the workshop. From discussing art business best practices to exploring social media strategies and utilizing Photoshop for enhancing photos, participants will gain valuable insights to elevate their artistic journey. Mark will also share tips on professionally photographing artwork and ethically gathering reference materials.

But the experience doesn't end there! As a group, we'll venture into Yellowstone National Park for outings filled with awe-inspiring scenery and the possibility of encountering some of the park's iconic wildlife. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture these unforgettable moments! Spouses and partners are welcome to join in on the adventure too. There is even the opportunity for participants to join Mark on a morning trail ride in the Beartooth Mountains to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and gather inspiration before starting instruction for the day! 


Non-painting spouses and partners are invited to book private horseback riding and fishing excursions going into Yellowstone National Park and the Beartooth Mountains. While they are painting, join our amazing guides on full-day activities, seeing for yourself the beauty, majesty, and allure of our backcountry paradise! Return just in time to eat dinner with the group and share about your adventures. 


 

About Mark McKenna

Mark was born in Logan, UT in 1984 and has lived in the West most of his life. His work is inspired by what he loves, the beauty of the West. He grew up hunting, fishing, hiking, backpacking, and sightseeing, and has personally experienced much of what the West has to offer. Art has been a part of Mark’s life from very early on, but he started to show real promise as early as 9th grade when he began receiving commissions for his pencil portraits. After high school, he studied art at Brigham Young University – Idaho, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration as well as a Bachelor of Science in Art Education. Mark pursued illustration for a few years and worked with several publishing houses across the US. Mark taught art at the high school level from 2010 to 2018 and has transitioned out of teaching to be a full-time artist. -- Mark has been fortunate to study under and be personally tutored by some great artists including Dan Burr, Leon Parson, Gerald Griffin, Jim Wilcox, Grant Redden, and Greg Beecham. -- Subsequently, he has spent thousands of hours at the easel practicing and implementing the techniques and skills gained throughout his education. -- Mark has had his work included in shows across the U.S. & Canada and is currently represented by Astoria Fine Art in Jackson, WY, and Mountain Trails Fine Art in Santa Fe, NM.

 

Mark McKenna's Fall Painting Masterclass at Skyline Guest Ranch promises to be an enriching experience for artists of all levels. Whether you're a seasoned painter, a passionate collector, or just starting your artistic journey, this is an opportunity not to be missed. Immerse yourself in creativity, surrounded by the majestic beauty of the West, and take your artistry to new heights.

Secure your spot today and embark on a transformative artistic adventure with Mark McKenna at Skyline Guest Ranch! Call our office at (406) 426-1048 or email us at office@skylineguestranch.com to claim a limited spot in this event.





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