Workshop Calendar

Capo di Muro: A Work-in-Progress with Tony Buchen

Capo di Muro: A Work-in-Progress with Tony Buchen

A metal sculptor for 25 years, Tony Buchen transitioned to three-dimensional virtual modeling full time in 2000. He and his collaborator, Jeralyn Goodwin, create photographs, videos, and 3-D prints of their virtual models, which can be seen at their studio and gallery in Santa Fe’s Railyard Art District. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Mr. Buchen’s ongoing workshop: Made in the Future: Working in Virtual Space. For more information, please visit buchen-goodwin.com  or...

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Innovation Meets Tradition: Tinsmithing with Sharon Candelario

Innovation Meets Tradition: Tinsmithing with Sharon Candelario

Tinsmith Sharon Candelario is the creator of Black-Etched Tin, a line of collectible fine art featuring her unique black-etching process. Her work can be seen at Medina’s Chile Shop, Cafe, and Gallery in Chimayo, as well as the Contemporary Hispanic Market in Santa Fe. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Candelario’s ongoing workshops: Traditional Tinsmithing and Yoga for Peace of Heart~Mind~Body. For more information, please visit  blacketchedtin.com...

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Five Questions with Sharon Candelario

Five Questions with Sharon Candelario

Tin smith Sharon Candelario and husband Adam, a woodworker, create unique collectible artwork in Ms. Candelario’s own original style, called “black-etched tin,” from their historic Chimayo studio and gallery. Their work can be seen at Black Etched Tin Gallery and the Contemporary Hispanic Market. Santa Fe Creative Tourism is proud to present Ms. Candelario’s ongoing workshop: Traditional Tin Smithing with Sharon Candelario. For more information, please visit...

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Birds Gone Wild / May 18, 2013

Birds Gone Wild / May 18, 2013

Birds Gone Wild / May 18, 2013 Not quite sure what to do with the mounds of junk….oops…I mean, treasures that have been accumulating in your studio? Have you been afraid to use that vintage tin, saving it for the “perfect” project? Well dig it all up & bring it to this class, where we will create the wackiest flock of birds you’ve ever seen! Add to your cold connecting, assemblage & composition skills, but most of all, learn how to let go of perfection, let loose & have...

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Faux Etching, Surface Design on Metal / March 23, 2013

Faux Etching, Surface Design on Metal / March 23, 2013

Faux Etching, Surface Design on Metal / March 23, 2013 Oh how I love texture on metal! This workshop evolved from a happy accident, ever since I have been having a blast altering anything that I can get my hands on! In this workshop, you will learn an amazing technique for creating “etched” metal surfaces without having to deal with smelly and toxic chemicals & hours of agitation. After etching the metal in the morning, we will spend the rest of the day constructing a unique figurative...

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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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Fire It Up Fountains! Fire and Water: Metal Sculpture Class / March 11-17, 2013

Fire It Up Fountains! Fire and Water: Metal Sculpture Class / March 11-17, 2013

Fire It Up Fountains! Fire and Water: Metal Sculpture Class / March 11-17, 2013 This metal sculpture class will place emphasis on producing fountains, from tabletop to full-size, simple to exotic. Every student will have an opportunity to construct a fountain and/or work on other sculptures using scrap metals. Arc and oxyacetylene welding and brazing will be taught and used to complete your functional sculpture(s). Everything is furnished except pumps which will be available at cost. You may...

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Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay / November 18, 2012

Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay / November 18, 2012

Silver metal clay is an exciting material consisting of silver particles in a nontoxic binder and water. It looks, feels and acts like clay. When heated, the binder and water burn away to leave 99-percent pure silver. Students will practice firing with a small butane torch, an easy process that takes just minutes. Experienced artists will find this material fascinating, but no previous experience is needed. Leave class with finished jewelry! You’ll learn the basics in one day, and be...

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TEEN FRIDAY NIGHTS: Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture, & Blacksmithing with Sherwin Tarnoff / Starts October 5, 2012

TEEN FRIDAY NIGHTS: Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture, & Blacksmithing with Sherwin Tarnoff / Starts October 5, 2012

About Sherwin: Finance Director / Lead Metal Arts Instructor: (metal work, welding & steel sculpture) Adult, PAACE & Teen Programs Sherwin has a BS from Roosevelt University with a Secondary Teaching certification. He also studied at the University of Saint Louis; Engineering and earned a 2 year scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago. Additionally he spent 3 years in Architectural studies. Sherwin has extensive art and metal working backgrounds, he works with all forms of metal...

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Metal Arts: Yard & Garden Art: Blacksmithing, Welding, Plasma Cutting, Cold Forming and More! With Eduardo Fasula / September 26-28, 2012

Metal Arts: Yard & Garden Art: Blacksmithing, Welding, Plasma Cutting, Cold Forming and More! With Eduardo Fasula / September 26-28, 2012

Bring some sketches and ideas along to this workshop and master metal artist Eduardo Fasula will help you bring your ideas into reality through metal arts.  If possible, Eduardo would like to discuss student’s ideas ahead of time, so that he can make sure you will have the necessary supplies for your project before the workshop begins.  Basic materials included in class price, extra materials for your project are a separate cost, either purchased by you or supplied by the instructor....

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Metalsquared / Metal at Work with Rand Marco

Metalsquared / Metal at Work with Rand Marco

Rand Marco grew up around metal workers. At an early age he began helping his grandfather craft custom metal objects. Even though these were utilitarian metal pieces, his imagination was peeked, and his desire to work with metal stayed with him. When Rand moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, he found himself in one of the major artistic Mecca’s in the United States, if not the world. The beauty of his surroundings along with the history of important American artists, which pervades every aspect of...

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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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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts November 10th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts November 10th, 2012

  This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Laird: I’ve been an active member of the Santa Fe, New Mexico art community for many years and have an extensive sculpture foundry background. In the last twenty-five years I’ve worked on the sculpture of such notable and diverse artists as Bruce Nauman, Kiki...

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Recycled Metal Art Sculptures: Welding, Plasma Cutting & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts August 13th, 2012

Recycled Metal Art Sculptures: Welding, Plasma Cutting & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts August 13th, 2012

As a self taught Recycled artist I’m offering a week long course of teaching those who have always wanted to know and learn something about welding and using metal working tools and techniques. Now keeping in mind that I’m a recycle artist, this class is designed to help that person who has a project or sculpture idea and doesn’t know where to start but wants to use junk items or objects other than plastic there is no limits. I will assist you with your idea and show you the way to a new path...

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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts September 8th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts September 8th, 2012

This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Gilbert: Gilbert’s business card explains that his art comes from “Converting Mundane Objects Into Art.” Every conceivable “Mundane” object we discard or simply tuck away behind everything else, Gilbert will utilize. Stemming from a remarkable...

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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts October 13th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts October 13th, 2012

  This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Laird: I’ve been an active member of the Santa Fe, New Mexico art community for many years and have an extensive sculpture foundry background. In the last twenty-five years I’ve worked on the sculpture of such notable and diverse artists as Bruce Nauman, Kiki...

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Sacred Geometry: Welding, Plasma Cutting & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts August 27th, 2012 (4 days)


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Sacred Geometry: Welding, Plasma Cutting & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts August 27th, 2012 (4 days)

Welding Sacred Geometry Four Day Workshop @ Tarnoff Art Center. This workshop is designed to give students a basic understanding of the concepts of sacred geometry, and the hands-on ability to create several geometric solids in paper. The students will be taught basic welding, safety, and metal finishing methods, and will leave the workshop with a three-dimensional sacred geometry object (a star tetrahedron and/or vector equilibrium) welded in steel plate or rod. Day One: Materials: Poster...

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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts July 14th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts July 14th, 2012

  This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Laird: I’ve been an active member of the Santa Fe, New Mexico art community for many years and have an extensive sculpture foundry background. In the last twenty-five years I’ve worked on the sculpture of such notable and diverse artists as Bruce Nauman, Kiki...

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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts June 9th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts June 9th, 2012

This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Gilbert: Gilbert’s business card explains that his art comes from “Converting Mundane Objects Into Art.” Every conceivable “Mundane” object we discard or simply tuck away behind everything else, Gilbert will utilize. Stemming from a remarkable...

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Metal Shop: Beginners to Advanced with Brad Gray / (2days) May 12th & 13th, 2012

Metal Shop: Beginners to Advanced with Brad Gray / (2days) May 12th & 13th, 2012

This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Brad: I graduated from Sacramento State University’s fine art program. My metal shop experience started when I was in middle school.  I learned to arc welding while in High school in Grass Valley, California.  I began work in a  few bronze foundries after college. I worked as a...

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