Workshop Calendar

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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Conversations in Capoeira (one week intensive) / Start July 29th, 2012

Conversations in Capoeira (one week intensive) / Start July 29th, 2012

If you have been curious about the Brazilian martial art game capoeira and are physically fit, this is your chance to try it out. Immerse yourself in one week of intensive learning and playing together. Capoeira Regional in the mornings, Angola in the evenings. In between playing music, discussions, movies, celebration. Beginners welcome. We are excited to bring Joe Seitz (Instructor Marola) from Northampton MA. Play the fast “Regional” style with him every morning in the park....

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Action Theater Training

Action Theater Training

Through action workshop, participants learn about the present moment, how to be here, unveiling themselves to themselves, one moment at a time and one moment leading to the next. Zaporah’s exercises which are physical, vocal and verbal, invite the practitioner into unknown yet uncannily familiar territories, territories of the embodied imagination. By examining awareness, play, relationship, stillness and silence, actions become enlightened, become fresh. The capacity for feeling is...

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Intensive Monotype & A Safer, Greener Etching Method

Intensive Monotype & A Safer, Greener Etching Method

Intensive Monotype – Aug. 8, 5 days. This intensive, in-depth, five-day course will cover the history, techniques and reasons for making monotype prints. Each all-day session will be divided between demonstrations and supervised work time. Updated methods for a wide variety of traditional techniques will be presented along with new experimental directions. The purpose of the class is not to produce instant masterpieces, but rather for each student to become familiar and comfortable with...

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Drawing By Seeing

Drawing By Seeing

This workshop will utilize concepts from John Torreano’s book “Drawing By Seeing.” The morning sessions are group directed and consist of exercises designed to confront the difference between seeing for everyday use and seeing for the purpose of drawing. The afternoon sessions will be individually directed wherein students try to apply ideas from the morning sessions to their own work. A number of slide discussions will be included. No refunds after July 24. To register by phone, please call...

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Carving Techniques for Wood Sculpture

Carving Techniques for Wood Sculpture

This class is an introduction to direct carving techniques for wood sculpture. Begin with whole logs and by utilizing a variety of carving tools, from chain saw to wood lathe to chisel, explore the most direct path from idea to form. Surface treatments and texture will also be explored as a means of enhancing the form. Demonstrations will focus on safety, efficiency and the nature of wood as a material for sculpture. Start with an introductory project to develop familiarity with tools and then...

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The Art of Marquetry

The Art of Marquetry

Marquetry is a technique where different colors of wood veneers are carefully cut to fit precisely together creating a design in wood. The workshop will focus on the double-bevel method of marquetry. This highly accurate technique is cut by hand and creates tightly fitting marquetry pieces. With practice, the cutting of the veneers can be mastered. Through daily lecture, demonstration and hands-on work, participants will gain a thorough understanding of marquetry. No refunds after July 17. To...

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe – August 1st through 12th, 2011 About the Artists with Alan May

Summer Arts in Santa Fe – August 1st through 12th, 2011 About the Artists with Alan May

Much of what I love about printmaking is the enforced meditation. Each step of the process allows you to stop and think. Is this what I really want to say? And what techniques will clarify my message? Printmaking promotes thoughtful traveling through the process, with its gradual building from plate to final expression – the print. I produce prints, drawings, and paintings using a variety of techniques, many of which I have developed. In addition to exhibited works, I create artwork on...

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe – August 1st through August 12th, 2011 About the Artists with Ruth Zaporah

Summer Arts in Santa Fe – August 1st through August 12th, 2011 About the Artists with Ruth Zaporah

Workshop Description : Performing Arts with Ruth Zaporah – August 10, 2011 Website:  http://www.actiontheater.com Ruth Zaporah entered the dance studio at age 3 and now 6 decades later continues to enter the studio door. The doors have changed as have the locations but the particularities of what she does in the studio, responding to her interest in the body as a vehicle for transformation, has never wavered. Now, a master and pioneer of an internationally received practice of...

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe – August 1st through August 12th, 2011 – About the Artists with John Torreano

Summer Arts in Santa Fe – August 1st through August 12th, 2011 – About the Artists with John Torreano

John Torreano Website:  www.johntorreano.com Workshop Description : Drawing By Seeing with John Torreano August 8-12, 2011 Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, a G.M. town, it was working class, industrial and bleak. There were no art classes. (Recently it has achieved notoriety because of Michael Moore and his film Roger and Me.) It wasn’t until I attended Flint Junior College that I experienced my first drawing class. That class helped me decide to be an artist. The Abstract...

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe – August 1st through August 12th, 2011 – About the Artists with Mark Gardner

Summer Arts in Santa Fe – August 1st through August 12th, 2011 – About the Artists with Mark Gardner

Website: http://markgardnerstudio.com Workshop Description ; Carving Techniques For Wood Sculpture August 1-5, 2011 I have always enjoyed working with my hands. I’ve done lots of different things with my hands, from set construction and painting, to sculpting clay to woodworking. There is something about working with wood that gives me the most satisfaction. I started working with wood as child as woodworking was my father’s hobby and there were always scraps laying around for me play with. I...

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe – August 1st through August 12th, 2011 – About the Artists with Craig Vandall Stevens

Summer Arts in Santa Fe – August 1st through August 12th, 2011 – About the Artists with Craig Vandall Stevens

“Creating one-of-a-kind furniture represents a unique blending of the beauty and elegance of the natural world and that created by the human imagination.“ Website:  http://www.cvstevens.com Workshop Description   I studied furnituremaking at the College of Redwoods in northern California, a program renowned for its excellence in craftsmanship and attention to detail. There, under the instruction of master cabinetmaker Jim Krenov, I developed an extensive background in...

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe – Action Theater Training with Ruth Zaporah August 10th, 2011

Summer Arts in Santa Fe – Action Theater Training with Ruth Zaporah August 10th, 2011

Ruth is offering an introduction to her improvisation physical theater practice, Action Theater, to the Santa Fe Community College. Through action the practitioner learns about the present moment, how to be HERE, unveiling themselves to themselves, one moment at a time, one moment leading to the next. Ruth’s exercises, physical, vocal and verbal, invite the practitioner into unknown yet uncannily familiar territories, territories of the embodied imagination. By examining awareness, play,...

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe – Intensive Monotype with Alan May August 8-12, 2011

Summer Arts in Santa Fe – Intensive Monotype with Alan May August 8-12, 2011

This intensive, in-depth 5 day course will cover the history, techniques and reasons for making monotype prints.  Each all-day session will be divided between demonstrations and supervised work time.  Updated methods for a wide variety of traditional techniques will be presented along with new experimental directions.  The purpose of the class is not to produce instant masterpieces, but rather for each student to become familiar and comfortable with a wide variety of monotype techniques....

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe – A safer, greener etching method:Etching with aluminum plates and copper sulfate with Alan May August 1-3, 2011

Summer Arts in Santa Fe – A safer, greener etching method:Etching with aluminum plates and copper sulfate with Alan May August 1-3, 2011

Etching aluminum with copper sulfate is a safer, easier and cheaper alternative to traditional copper and zinc etching in acid.  It even aquatints itself!  Students will learn  to prepare the etching bath, ground their plates with acrylic floor polish, transfer a drawing to the plate and scribe their design through the ground.  Aquatinting methods will be demonstrated and practiced– no rosin, no spraying, no nothing! Greener Etching – ASF 340 01/CRN 10646 – $275 course fee, supply...

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe -Drawing by Seeing with John Torreano – August 8-12, 2011

Summer Arts in Santa Fe -Drawing by Seeing with John Torreano – August 8-12, 2011

This workshop, directed by artist John Torreano, will utilize concepts from his recent book Drawing By Seeing. The morning sessions are group directed consisting of exercises designed to confront the difference between seeing for everyday use (customary perception) and seeing for the purpose of drawing (aesthetic perception.) He describes the exercise portion of the workshop as a form of “calaesthetics.” “…as we are exercising our kinaesthetic muscles.” For these...

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe – The Art Of Marquetry with Craig Vandall Stevens -August 1-5, 2011

Summer Arts in Santa Fe – The Art Of Marquetry with Craig Vandall Stevens -August 1-5, 2011

Marquetry is a technique where different colors of wood veneers are carefully cut to fit precisely together creating a design in wood. The workshop will focus on the double-bevel method of marquetry. This highly accurate technique is cut by hand and creates tightly fitting marquetry pieces. With practice, the cutting of the veneers can be mastered and the challenge becomes designing the marquetry picture and choosing veneers that enhance its appearance. Through daily lecture, demonstration,...

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Summer Arts in Santa Fe – Carving Techniques for Wood Sculptures with Mark Gardner August 1-5, 2011

Summer Arts in Santa Fe – Carving Techniques for Wood Sculptures with Mark Gardner August 1-5, 2011

This class is an introduction to direct carving techniques for wood sculpture.  We will begin with whole logs and by utilizing a variety of carving tools from chain saw to wood lathe to chisel we will explore the most direct path from idea to form.  Surface treatments and texture will also be explored as a means of enhancing the form.  Demonstrations and conversations will focus on safety, efficiency, and the nature of wood as a material for sculpture. We will start with an introductory...

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