Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center

Integrating the Arts and Natural Sciences

Classes & Workshops

2020 Class/Event

~A workshop for nature writers~

at Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center

*Due to the snowstorm in December, this class was rescheduled

“Writing The Woods”  2/1/2020  1:00 – 3:30 PM

“Writing The Winter”  2/29/2020  1:00 – 3:30 PM

Join Lorena Williams, writer and wildland firefighter, for a presentation and workshop for nature writers. Learn techniques for writing about landscapes and the environment, whether it’s the ranch you grew up on or a flower outside your window. Ever wonder how to create memories, places and the human-landscape connection, rendering them luminous and not cliche? We will explore the pitfalls and effective approaches to crafting original lyric description while doing justice to both nature and narrative.

Buy 2 classes get second one $30.
Each class is $40 per person.
If anyone who is interested in the both classes,
with pre-payment, second class will be $30.

To Register, Call 970-560-0333 or email peggy@willowtail.org
For payment, please send check to
PO BOX 89, Mancos, CO, 81328
or pay through PayPal.

*limited seats available


Lee Cloy, Tai Chi Chuan,

Sensing Hands and the Form both left and right

Schedule with Lee before or during your stay
Rate: $50 per hour for one – two private students
Questions: Lee Cloy. 970-946-3969 or email: lee@willowtailsprings.com



Lee Cloy, Nature Walks on Willowtail Springs Land
Rate: $50 donation to Willowtail.org for one – two hours
Both of these are extremely popular with Vacation Guests and Resident Artists
Questions: Lee Cloy. 970-946-3969 or email: lee@willowtailsprings.com

Peggy Cloy, Painter, Sculptor, Landscape and Interiors Designer

One hour critique of your current work and suggestions for moving forward more effectively. Schedule ahead of your stay or after your arrival.
Cost: $50 donation to Willowtail.org
Questions: Peggy Cloy, 970-560-0333 or email: peggy@willowtailsprings.com


Fees to reserve a spot are paid to Willowtail Springs. This can be done by credit card over the phone, by email or a check mailed to Willowtail Springs, PO Box 89, Mancos CO, 81328 . These classes/workshops are not, at this time, funded through the 501c3 organization, Willowtail.org. They are funded by the group/teacher/presenter/offering the class/workshop, seminar and through student fees, private sponsorship or grants.
5.2% will be charged for sales and lodging tax for any organization who is not a 501c3.

Both Workshops, Classes and Seminars are interactive sessions run by a presenter/presenters/group facilitator or teacher.
They can also range from one day and two nights to several days and nights.
Individual Retreats more closely resemble self-funded residencies to work, research individually.

Classes & Workshops:

Willowtail Springs offers classes throughout the year. These usually vary from one day to five days or longer.

The classes and workshops are taught by professionals in their field including the visual arts, writing, poetry, music, theatre, filmmaking, gardening, landscape design, plus the sciences, including: ecology, conservation, wildlife, water, air, forests, math, astronomy and land, Tai Chi and nature walks, to name a few.