Workshop Calendar

Mastering Light & Creative Seeing for Outdoor Photographers / June 3-7, 2013

Mastering Light & Creative Seeing for Outdoor Photographers / June 3-7, 2013

Mastering Light & Creative Seeing for Outdoor Photographers / June 3-7, 2013 Mastering Light & Creative Seeing is what elevates and defines you as a photographer and takes you beyond technical competency. In this 5 day outdoor and landscape based workshop we learn to pre-visualize, design,and compose outdoor images that convey emotion or a strong sense of place, that are colorful, tonally balanced and beautifully lit. During Mastering Light & Creative Seeing our time will be...

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Place as an Artist’s Palette with Andrea Joy Cermanski / June 9-14, 2013

Place as an Artist’s Palette with Andrea Joy Cermanski / June 9-14, 2013

Place as an Artist’s Palette with Andrea Joy Cermanski / June 9-14, 2013 This course is designed for fine or contemporary artists and will provide teachers the opportunity to engage in their own art making in order to provide fresh avenues for inspiration in making and teaching art. Participants will be immersed into historic Santa Fe, New Mexico and will create art inspired by this beautiful place. Students will plunge themselves into the natural, historic and cultural richness which...

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Back Roads of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado / August 15-17, 2013

Back Roads of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado / August 15-17, 2013

This 3 day Photo Tour takes us on “road less travelled” in northern New Mexico and just over the border in Colorado. We will visit long ago abandoned towns, still thriving small farming communities and views of the Rio Grande and the 14,000 foot peaks of the southern Rockies. Testimonial The four days I spent with Geraint made for the best photography workshop I’ve ever attended. He was generous with his time and even more giving with his knowledge. His patient, supportive...

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Healing Gardens Design Workshop / April 4-6, 2013

Healing Gardens Design Workshop / April 4-6, 2013

Healing Gardens Design Workshop / April 4-6, 2013 Acquire the knowledge and tools to effectively create healing gardens and outdoor spaces that nurture the body and soul. Learn the invigorating powers of sensory design elements along with practical cost strategies. By the end of the 3-day workshop, you will understand the characteristics and importance of therapeutic design elements for healthcare gardens and contemplative places. The last day of the workshop is devoted to your project. With...

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Adventure Photography with Michael Clark / April 3-6, 2013

Adventure Photography with Michael Clark / April 3-6, 2013

Adventure Photography with Michael Clark / April 3-6, 2013 Adventure photography can be an adventure in itself, involving breathtaking locations, extreme conditions, and working with elite athletes in risky situations. It requires a host of skills, including technical excellence with the camera, familiarity with a sport, and the ability to be mindful of your goals and your safety at all times. This workshop concentrates on creating unique images of rock climbers, mountain bikers, and the...

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Desert Water: A Painting with Paper Workshop / March 22-24, 2013 (3 days) / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Desert Water: A Painting with Paper Workshop / March 22-24, 2013 (3 days) / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey features exclusive savings on lodgings during the entire month of March. *Guests book their accommodations directly with the hotel, bed and breakfast, or inn of their choice. *Guests reserve all workshops directly with the artist of their interest. Please contact artist(s) prior to booking your room reservation to ensure workshop availability. www.diysantafe.com ——————————————————— Desert Water: A Painting with Paper Workshop / March 22-24, 2013 (3 days) There...

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DIY Santa Fe – A Creative Way to Discover Santa Fe / Special workshops, classes and lodging offers in March, 2013

DIY Santa Fe – A Creative Way to Discover Santa Fe / Special workshops, classes and lodging offers in March, 2013

DIY Santa Fe – A Creative Way to Discover Santa Fe Special workshops, classes and lodging offers in March, 2013 www.diysantafe.org Santa Fe is helping everyone help find their inner artist this spring by experiencing, first hand, what makes Santa Fe, New Mexico a nationally recognized center of creativity. Abundant visual arts fill the city with galleries, outdoor art and museums while Santa Fe’s adobe architecture, unique multi-cultural traditions and stunning scenery can’t help but...

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Sketching and Painting Santa Fe with Jane Shoenfeld / March 15, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Sketching and Painting Santa Fe with Jane Shoenfeld / March 15, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey features exclusive savings on lodgings during the entire month of March. *Guests book their accommodations directly with the hotel, bed and breakfast, or inn of their choice. *Guests reserve all workshops directly with the artist of their interest. Please contact artist(s) prior to booking your room reservation to ensure workshop availability. www.diysantafe.com ——————————————————— Sketching and Painting Santa Fe with Jane Shoenfeld Available Fridays / March...

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Sketching and Painting Santa Fe with Jane Shoenfeld / March 22, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Sketching and Painting Santa Fe with Jane Shoenfeld / March 22, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey features exclusive savings on lodgings during the entire month of March. *Guests book their accommodations directly with the hotel, bed and breakfast, or inn of their choice. *Guests reserve all workshops directly with the artist of their interest. Please contact artist(s) prior to booking your room reservation to ensure workshop availability. www.diysantafe.com ——————————————————— Sketching and Painting Santa Fe with Jane Shoenfeld Available Fridays / March...

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Sketching and Painting Santa Fe with Jane Shoenfeld / March 29, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Sketching and Painting Santa Fe with Jane Shoenfeld / March 29, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey features exclusive savings on lodgings during the entire month of March. *Guests book their accommodations directly with the hotel, bed and breakfast, or inn of their choice. *Guests reserve all workshops directly with the artist of their interest. Please contact artist(s) prior to booking your room reservation to ensure workshop availability. www.diysantafe.com ——————————————————— Sketching and Painting Santa Fe with Jane Shoenfeld Available Fridays / March...

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Immerse Yourself in Pastels: Two Week Intensive / March 11-24, 2013

Immerse Yourself in Pastels: Two Week Intensive / March 11-24, 2013

Immerse Yourself in Pastels: Two Week Intensive / March 11-24, 2013 This two-week course “Immerse Yourself in Pastels”  provides pastelists with in-depth studies of materials, techniques, color, composition, plein air and studio painting. Ghost Ranch in the springtime is ideal for this! Participants will be taught how to make their own pastels and painting surfaces. Discussions will be constructed to help students learn to evaluate their own work, to paint as they see, and how to...

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Fantasy Birdhouses @ Ghost Ranch / March 18-24, 2013

Fantasy Birdhouses @ Ghost Ranch / March 18-24, 2013

Fantasy Birdhouses @ Ghost Ranch / March 18-24, 2013 Create a castle for your kestrel, a spa for your sparrow or a condo for your chickadee with Fantasy Birdhouses. Together we will build wonders worthy of the birds of spring that serenade Ghost Ranch with their song in this mixed-media class. Use hand/power tools, recycled wood, metal, glass (all furnished) plus family keepsakes from your home. Bring imagination and willingness to see old objects in new ways. When: March 18-24, 2013 Where:...

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Taos Outdoor Landscape Painting Workshop with Jakki Kouffman / May 12-16, 2013

Taos Outdoor Landscape Painting Workshop with Jakki Kouffman / May 12-16, 2013

  Outdoor Landscape Painting / May 12-16, 2013 Paint outdoors this spring in the majestic and scenic art colony of Taos, New Mexico with outdoor landscape painting. Gaze out on towering peaks and down into the cavernous Rio Grande Gorge for inspiration during five days of demonstrations and discussions about light effects, composition, color mixing and expressiveness. All media are welcome, including acrylic, pastel and oil. Jakki Kouffman has more than 25 years of experience teaching...

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The Art and Science of Landscape Photography / January 21-25, 2013

The Art and Science of Landscape Photography / January 21-25, 2013

A good landscape photographer has the brain of an engineer and the heart of a hopeless romantic. This workshop helps you develop both halves of your photographic personality. We start with the craft, which for a landscape photographer goes far beyond understanding photographic basics like aperture and shutter speed. It also includes the ability to locate promising subjects using topographic maps and computerized mapping tools, and having a working knowledge of atmospheric optics (the science...

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T-shirt Transformations: Transform you closet and your thinking! / December 27, 2012

T-shirt Transformations: Transform you closet and your thinking! / December 27, 2012

Make your holidays a little Greener this year with a hands-on workshop for teens and adults using recycled T-shirts. Did you know that the average American throws away 68 pounds of textiles a year? Used T-shirts are easily acquired, cheap or free, soft and wonderful to work with and infinitely transformable. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to make many T-shirt transformations. Projects include: accessories like necklaces, scarves and jewelry; T-shirt yarn and how to knit with...

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Green Gifts: A workshop on transforming t-shirts into hip gifts / December 5, 2012

Green Gifts: A workshop on transforming t-shirts into hip gifts / December 5, 2012

Make your holidays a little Greener this year with a hands-on gift making workshop from recycled T-shirts. Did you know that the average American throws away 68 pounds of textiles a year? Used T-shirts are easily acquired, cheap or free, soft and wonderful to work with and infinitely transformable. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to make incredibly hip accessories like necklaces, scarves and jewelry; T-shirt yarn and learn how to knit with it; dog toys; and many other...

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Santa Fe Creative Tourism announces the Landscape Dreams Photo Contest / Enter through November 30, 2012

Santa Fe Creative Tourism announces the Landscape Dreams Photo Contest / Enter through November 30, 2012

-        Landscape Dreams Photo Contest offers the opportunity to win a trip to the Santa Fe DIY Creative Tourism Journey in March 2013, plus great photography prizes -        Contestants should submit photographs of their favorite New Mexico places, portraits, and moments -        Entries must be received by November 30, 2011 -        Complete information and submission guidelines are available at www.newmexicophotocontest.com -        DIY Santa Fe Creative Tourism Journey features 20 local...

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Survival Skills in the Wilderness / Sunday November 11, 2012

Survival Skills in the Wilderness / Sunday November 11, 2012

This class could save your life. Feel confident hiking New Mexico’s wilderness, ranging from Sonoran desert to arctic alpine life zones. A morning class at 8,600 feet elevation precedes an afternoon hike; putting into practice the techniques learned. Real life examples are cited, where some survived and others didn’t. Favorite topics include lightning, wilderness hazards, weather signs and orienting with and without a map or compass. Learn endurance techniques, the ten essentials, first aid...

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Ecology of Pinon & Juniper Woodlands / Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ecology of Pinon & Juniper Woodlands / Sunday, October 21, 2012

One of the more dynamic ecosystems, pinon/juniper woodlands display many diverse facets of species interactions. During two walks you’ll encounter multiple levels of ecology, from the pervasive, microscopic crypto-biotic crusts to the global scale of climatic variation. We’ll discuss the interplay of human-induced change, drought, fire, competition/cooperation between pinons and junipers, episodic outbreaks of insects, and why this ecosystem is the most sensitive to small...

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Cross-Country Skiing-Basic / Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cross-Country Skiing-Basic / Sunday, December 9, 2012

Get overviews of Nordic skiing from the beginning in this clinic. Learn diagonal stride, step turns, climbing and controlling speed by wedging on gentle hills. Participants build confidence through playful exercises that develop balance, a good stance, sound technique and efficient effort. When:  Sunday, December 9, 2012 Where: Santa Fe Community College / 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508 Time:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm Cost:  $49 Max. Attendees:  10 Phone:  505-428-1676 Website/Blog Address:...

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Intermediate Cross-Country Skiing / Sunday December 9, 2012

Intermediate Cross-Country Skiing / Sunday December 9, 2012

If you are an experienced skier who wants to refine and expand your basic skills, this clinic is for you! Throughout the afternoon, brief reviews of the basics, skill development and error correction during games and exercise will sharpen your abilities. Practice turns on gentle to moderate hills, efficient poling and striding, skating and telemark stance. When:  Sunday, December 9, 2012 Where: Sannta Fe Community College  / 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508 Time:  12:30 to 4:00 pm Cost:...

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Intensive: Adobe Photoshop for Photographers / Starts November 30, 2012

Intensive: Adobe Photoshop for Photographers / Starts November 30, 2012

Focusing on the essential features of Adobe Photoshop, this workshop demonstrates how this powerful program can be used to satisfy the basic requirements of a photographer. During the workshop, Dottie guides participants through the digital workflow process, from concept to completion. Starting with Photoshop’s Bridge utility, participants explore all the important features it offers, from organizing and managing images, to applying keywords and copyright information. Next, participants...

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Painting the Light; Plein Air on Site Drawing & Painting with Janet Shaw Amtmann / October 1-5, 2012

Painting the Light; Plein Air on Site Drawing & Painting with Janet Shaw Amtmann / October 1-5, 2012

Students will have the opportunity to paint landscapes on site in the beautiful Santa Fe mountains, the Historic Pecos Monument and villages in the area.  The fall color should be reaching it peak at that time.  Class will begin with instruction in composition and include a demonstration by the instructor on site.  Students may paint in oils, pastels or acrylics.  The on site experience teaches students to capture the light and shadow in the composition quickly as we will be in natures’...

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Pecos and Glorieta, Including a Greer Garson House Tour / October 28, 2012

Pecos and Glorieta, Including a Greer Garson House Tour / October 28, 2012

Begin your class learning about the Pecos Pueblo, the Civil War at Glorieta and Hollywood star Greer Garson. After a brief overview by historian and tour leader Peter Sinclaire, everyone will board the college van for the Glorieta-Pecos region. Visit the Pecos Pueblo and enjoy the picnic lunch you brought. The Pecos National Monument Visitor Center features a film narrated by Greer Garson about the region. After touring the pueblo, students will visit the Forked Lightning Ranch where Greer...

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Geologic Hike at the Ojito Wilderness Area / October 26, 2012

Geologic Hike at the Ojito Wilderness Area / October 26, 2012

The Ojito Wilderness Area is a unique geologic landscape within an hour’s drive from both Santa Fe and Albuquerque. On this journey you will explore on foot the spectacular San Ysidro anticline, where Mesozoic rock layers have been folded into a dome structure, the core of which has been breached by erosion, exposing a variety of tilted, colorful rocks. A circular hike of approximately 4 miles takes you into the anticline and back along its eastern edge. The elevation gain/loss on the...

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Deeper into Landscape with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 23, 2012

Deeper into Landscape with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 23, 2012

Mexican author Juan Rulfo wrote: “A landscape is not just the description of what our eyes see but rather the revelation of what lies behind visual appearances. A landscape never refers only to itself but to something else, something beyond — a metaphysics, a religion, a conception of humanity or of the cosmos.” He’s right. Your landscape photography expresses who you are and what you really care about. It is an interpretation of the world and, at its best, an intensely personal...

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A Natural Eye Master Class: Finding Your Voice with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / September 23, 2012

A Natural Eye Master Class: Finding Your Voice with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / September 23, 2012

There comes a time in the creative journey when it’s no longer enough to make nice but unconnected images. Instead, you find yourself looking for a voice, a starting point from which to express a passion, and a way to tie all together. This new landscape master class takes the journey deeper, as you figure out what you want to say and explore ways of saying it. Our week begins with your presentation of where you are, and where you want to go, photographically. Then you look inside yourself and...

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High Desert Light with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 23, 2012

High Desert Light with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 23, 2012

There is no better place to study the interplay of light and land than the exquisite high desert of Santa Fe. And with the inspiring light and landscapes of Northern New Mexico beckoning, rest assured this workshop is first and foremost about photographing. Marc Muench takes us to a wide variety of locations, where we concentrate on working with the light to make a great subject stand out. We visit those locations multiple times to study the effects that different times of day—and different...

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The Language of Landscapes with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 23, 2012

The Language of Landscapes with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 23, 2012

Whenever you venture into a landscape—whether it’s a natural environment or one that is human-constructed—you are offered countless photographic opportunities. The potential lies not only in what you see, but also in how you interpret it. In this expansive workshop, Michael Long encourages us all to embrace an increased awareness of what a landscape photograph can be and helps us find the visual language to bring it to life. We spend time together daily in natural and urban landscape settings,...

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Intensive: Authenticity—The Process of Photographic Creativity with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 7, 2012

Intensive: Authenticity—The Process of Photographic Creativity with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 7, 2012

Authenticity is the single most important attribute a photographer can learn and possess. Not only is it a process of working from within, but it can also eventually lead to the creation of the masterpiece. This workshop with George DeWolfe explores the perceptual and technical processes involved in authenticity. Typically, photographers practice their craft without giving enough thought to vision, awareness, and the basic fundamental technical aspects that cause the effects they create. In...

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Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts August 24, 2012

Adobe Lightroom Intensive: Organizing and Enhancing Your Images with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts August 24, 2012

Adobe Lightroom is an incredibly powerful tool for photographers of all levels. In this two-and-a-half day intensive you learn the ins-and-outs of proper Lightroom workflow to help you strengthen and streamline your photographic output. Instructor Will Van Beckum begins by explaining how Lightroom handles files, then takes us through importing and organizing image files from our cameras and hard drives. Lightroom’s powerful organizational tools make it possible to sort through thousands of...

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Testimonial: “Understanding Personality Type — Yours and Others’ ” with Beyond the Horizons Consulting

Testimonial: “Understanding Personality Type — Yours and Others’ ” with Beyond the Horizons Consulting

“Myers-Briggs profile, I learned to look at others with an eye to their unique personalities. The knowledge gained from Ms. Thumm’s seminars has served me well in understanding my co-workers, family members, and friends. It has been a valuable tool for living. And we had fun in the workshop, too!” — Mary S. “This workshop was amazingly helpful to me, in that it named and actually defined my process of personal integration and individuation. Knowing that there is...

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Adobe Mudding at San Miguel Church with Cornerstones Community Partnerships

Adobe Mudding at San Miguel Church with Cornerstones Community Partnerships

Come learn adobe mudding skills, the traditional building technique of New Mexico villages and pueblos. Hands on learning, cultural and historical information, and fun working with other volunteers at the San Miguel Chapel preservation project. San Miguel is one of the oldest churches in the country – come leave your mark in this special way! The built environment of the Southwest is one of the most beautiful examples of vernacular architecture in the United States. Many of these adobe...

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Testimonial / DeYoung Outdoor Photography Workshops

Testimonial / DeYoung Outdoor Photography Workshops

“Michael is an accomplished photographer and instructor and has the ability to teach to a group with vary experience levels. I would recommend his workshops for those who want to improve their photography skills. The quality and creativity of my photography has definitely improved through the lessons I’ve learned in his workshops.” – Lynn W. (Anchorage, AK) “Michael knows how to work with models and plan and execute killer shots in outdoor environments using available and artificial...

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Two Seasons / The Black Place by Walter Nelson

Two Seasons / The Black Place by Walter Nelson

“Two Seasons – The Black Place”, focuses on the area in which Georgia O’Keeffe spent some 20 years painting and drawing.  Today, O’Keeffe’s Black Place remains a remote and uninhabited landscape. It is a harsh place, bitterly cold in winter, baking hot in summer, and swept by ferocious winds. The title “Two Seasons – The Black Place” comes from the visual extremes of aridity and snow. There are only two visual seasons in the Black Place: Spring, Summer, Fall being one; Winter being the...

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Weekend Flash Photo Workshop – Demystifying Wireless TTL Flash / September 14, 2012

Weekend Flash Photo Workshop – Demystifying Wireless TTL Flash / September 14, 2012

With today’s highly capable Nikon and Canon speedlites (synonymous with strobe and flash), high impact and studio quality lighting is possible even in remote locations for shooters on the go. This workshop will show you how to get the most out of your wireless TTL speedlite system. This flash workshop is for intermediate and advanced photographers who want to improve their lighting skills and get the most out of their speedlite system. For the landscape, adventure or travel photographer on the...

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A Question of Story / July 28, 2012

A Question of Story / July 28, 2012

“It’s all a question of story. We are in trouble just now because  we are in between stories. The Old Story the account of how the world  came to be and how we fit into it-sustained us for a long time. It  shaped our emotional attitudes, provided us with life purpose,  energized action, consecrated suffering, integrated knowledge, guided  education. We awoke in the morning and knew where we were. We could answer the questions of our children. We could identify crime, punish...

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Santa Fe Creative Tourism Newsletter / July & August 2012

Santa Fe Creative Tourism Newsletter / July & August 2012

Testimonial – New Mexico ArtSpa “I have to confess, I was completely flummoxed by the description “art spa”. I couldn’t get past my vision of “spa” as a place where you go for a massage or a soak or a sauna. But now my horizons have been broadened and I can conceive of  a spa as any place you go to have a rejuvenating experience-in this case via art.  Talk about “in the moment”! I found that everything went out of mind except what I was...

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Beading Fun!, Observation Station, New Mexico Fairy Casas, and Storybook Nook @ The Santa Fe Childrens Museum / July 2012

Beading Fun!, Observation Station, New Mexico Fairy Casas, and Storybook Nook @ The Santa Fe Childrens Museum / July 2012

Beading Fun! Come learn about all kinds of beading from simple stringing to beadweaving on a loom. Materials supplied. Best suited for school age children. Adults are welcome to join in the fun! Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm When: Every Tuesday in July 2012 Observation Station Magnify your world as we learn how to use microscopes of different powers, observe natural objects, gain knowledge and have fun. Time: 10:30 – 12 noon When: Every Tuesday in July 2012 New Mexico Fairy Casas Kids learn...

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Outdoor Landscape Painting Workshop in Taos, New Mexico taught by Jakki Kouffman / Starts September 24, 2012

Outdoor Landscape Painting Workshop in Taos, New Mexico taught by Jakki Kouffman / Starts September 24, 2012

Paint the landscape outside from September 24th – 28th, 2012 in Taos, New Mexico with award-winning painter and popular Santa Fe teacher Jakki Kouffman. Enjoy painting in high mountain meadows and along deep river gorges when the aspens and the cottonwoods are approaching full color. Taos is a historic art town that has inspired artists for generations. You will be moved by the diversity of painting spots each day, while increasing your painting skills, followed each evening with a well-earned...

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Building an Affordable & Efficient Wood-Fired Kiln at Ghost Ranch / Starts August 6, 2012

Building an Affordable & Efficient Wood-Fired Kiln at Ghost Ranch / Starts August 6, 2012

This one-time course offers participants the opportunity to build and fire a small, efficient, down-draft wood-fired kiln. After a short demo we make enough test pieces to fill the kiln. Each of us rotates building stoneware pieces for firing and building the kiln. Toward the end of the week we do a wood firing. When: August 6-12, 2012 Where: Ghost Ranch, 65 miles north of Santa Fe on Hwy 84 Time: Every day for a week Cost: $350 plus lodging & meals Phone: 505-685-4333 Website/Blog...

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Santa Fe Photo-Intensive Workshops with Don Kirby Photography

Santa Fe Photo-Intensive Workshops with Don Kirby Photography

Take your photography to the next level! Photo-Intensive workshops are tailored to the specific desires of a limited number of participants, working with Don Kirby for a day or more of concentrated photography. As the only student, or working with a small number of partners, you define the subjects, techniques, and materials to be covered during the workshop and also the pace of instruction. An intensive workshop could include field work (composition, pre-visualization, camera operation),...

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History of New Mexico Wine Making & Wine Tasting

History of New Mexico Wine Making & Wine Tasting

Santa Fe Vineyards is celebrating 30 years of wine-making. Come enjoy a wine tasting and learn about New Mexico’s wine history and the wine making process. Bring a guest and mention www.santafecreativetourism.org and enjoy your wine tastings for half-price! For more information, call us at 505-455-2826. Salud! When: Mon-Sat: 10a-6p and Sun: 12p-6p Where: Estrella Del Norte Vineyard / Santa Fe Vineyards – 106 N Shining Sun - Santa Fe, NM 87506 Time: Mon-Sat: 10a-6p and Sun: 12p-6p...

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A play in the mud day for tourists and locals with Robert Francis Mudman Johnson M.U.D. / July 27th 2012

A play in the mud day for tourists and locals with Robert Francis Mudman Johnson M.U.D. /  July 27th 2012

Learn what Georgia O’Keefe knew; the New Mexico soil and earth will enchant you. Making art from wet earth {adobe} requires no firing and dries hard enough to take back home with you. Art from the earth is not judgmental it’s play, so leave your anxiety about art at home and remember how important play is really for our mental heath. Let the children teach us for a while and learn what collaboration is all about: deep democracy and returning to our playful nature. The Family who plays together...

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Healing the Earth Healing Ourselves with Robert Francis Mudman Johnson / July 7th 2012

Healing the Earth Healing Ourselves with Robert Francis Mudman Johnson / July 7th 2012

In this workshop we will use cob (wet adobe) to experientially explore connecting to the earth and remembering the natural way we belong  to all of creation. At this time of great environmental destruction, we can ask Mother-Earth to help us find new ways to help us to heal and learn to play with our world. We will mix earth together and play together to create individual and collaborative playful images and art. By playing together we will be healing the Earth and ourselves and reconnecting...

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Geologic Exploration into the Valles Caldera / August 8, 2012

Geologic Exploration into the Valles Caldera / August 8, 2012

This one-day field trip will enter the Valles Caldera National Preserve, exploring the fascinating geologic story told by rock exposures inside the caldera. The caldera has experienced profound changes involving resurgent uplift, numerous volcanic eruptions, lakes and erosion of the rim. Our journey includes numerous scenic valleys inside the caldera, including Valle Grande, Valle San Antonio and Valle Toledo. Wildlife sightings are common.The $10 entry fee into the preserve is included in the...

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Women on the Ropes Course / June 23, 2012

Women on the Ropes Course / June 23, 2012

Spend a day with other women doing high events on SFCC’s Ropes Challenge Course, at 20 acres the largest challenge course in the Southwest. Experience the thrill of the single shaky pole, climbing tower, and the vertical playpen. Participants wear a full-body harness and a helmet. All events are “challenge by choice.” Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 23, 1 day. Course #HF392 01/CRN 10573 Teamwork in Action, Fee...

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Mushroom Identification / July 22 & August 5, 2012

Mushroom Identification / July 22 & August 5, 2012

After a briefing on mushroom identification, you’ll tramp the fields and forests in search of mushrooms in their habitat. Learn how to gather them properly, how to make a spore print, and how to prepare and preserve edible mushrooms. Serious consideration is given to identifying edible vs. poisonous mushrooms. Art Judd, who is at home in nature, has been studying mushrooms for more than 40 years. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 22, 1 day. Course #HG398 01/CRN 10672 Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,...

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Green & Outdoors

Green & Outdoors

A collection of ongoing or by request green & outdoor experiences in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in Santa Fe’s unique art, culture, history, and heritage. Artists are willing to accommodate to your schedule! See our calendar for scheduled workshops and events. Book directly with your artist...

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Canyon Colors: The Pastel Landscape at Ghost Ranch / Starts July 27th, 2012 (2 days)

Canyon Colors: The Pastel Landscape at Ghost Ranch / Starts July 27th, 2012 (2 days)

Join master pastelist Jane Shoenfeld on an excursion to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu. On Friday evening, the class will meet in the college studios, where the instructor will teach you how to create brilliant color with pastel techniques. On Saturday, the class will meet in Abiquiu. You will create expressive pastel paintings of these canyons and mesas. Jane Shoenfeld has been teaching pastel landscape painting at Ghost Ranch for 12 years. Friday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...

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