Experience an "Ah Haa" Moment — The Franz Klammer Telluride Lodge & Ah Haa School for the Arts Offer One-of-a-Kind Vacations

SOURCE: Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge

TELLURIDE, CO–(Marketwire – October 26, 2010) –  The Fairmont Heritage Place Franz Klammer Lodge announced today that it is partnering with the Ah Haa School for the Arts to offer Telluride resort guests the opportunity to discover their inner artist and experience a one-of-a-kind vacation.

Featuring luxurious accommodations at Fairmont’s Heritage Place Franz Klammer Telluride Lodge, plus hands-on workshops at the Ah Haa School for the Arts, these exciting “Escape Artist” vacation packages were created to serve as a soul-satisfying retreat where guests can hone their artistic skills and relax in luxury.

Perfect for non-skiers and those who simply want a break from the slopes, this Telluride resort’s six distinctive “Escape Artist” packages are available from December 2010 through March 2011. Just a few of the options available include:

  • Stained Glass Ornaments. This festive Telluride resort stay offers guests a pre-holiday getaway filled with all the beauty of the season. With this two-day package, guests will learn to make sparkling stained glass ornaments from Windwalker Art Glass owner Marty Langion. All skill levels are welcome. This offer is available December 18-December 20, 2010.
  • Tri-ART-thalon. Featuring three great offerings by three great artists, this package allows guests to start the day with a yoga session lead by Diana Marshall, then enjoy an afternoon of acrylic painting with Anjali Sawant. A wine tasting by local wine guru Brent Englund will round out the day. This package is available February 22-24, 2011 (two-night minimum).
  • Painting from Within. Rather than focusing on painting techniques, this package offers Telluride lodge guests classes to help them render their internal landscapes or the movement of their spirit on canvas. Instructor Robert Weatherford believes that what makes a painting speak to the painter, as well as the viewer, is honesty — hence they become paintings from the soul, not the intellect. This is a wonderful class for those interested in delving into the spirit of art and is geared to painters of every level. This package is available January 17-January 21, 2011 (five-night minimum stay).

For additional details about all six of the “Escape Artist” packages or to book your Telluride resort vacation, please visit http://www.fairmont.com/klammerlodge/.

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