DIY Santa Fe 2015: Week Four, March 22-28

Win a $500 Workshop Giveaway!

Greetings from Santa Fe Creative Tourism! DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey is officially under way! Act now to get in on some of the best art workshops anywhere in the world, such as “Acrylics: Master the Mediums,” with acclaimed artist Sandra Duran Wilson, a three-day immersive art retreat beginning March 18. This hands-on, all-levels workshop will delve into multiple mediums and techniques while exploring many of the topics Sandra has written about in her five books on art and technique. Reserve your spot in “Master the Mediums” now, and find deals on accommodations from our partner hotels and lodgings. Plan your whole visit right here at santafecreativetourism.org.
Also, from now through the end of March, grab your chance to WIN A $500 WORKSHOP GIVEAWAY! Simply answer the trivia question (correctly!) at the link above to qualify. Winner will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries. Contest ends March 31, 2015, at 5pm, and prize will be awarded on April 6, 2015 at 5pm.

Here’s a peek at what’s in store for DIY Santa Fe’s fourth week. Check out the previews for week two and week three here, and be sure to stop by the complete calendar for full listings:

  • Sunday, March 22: Pruning the Vineyard, at Estrella del Norte Vineyard
    Do you have some vines growing in your yard that you would like to prune for grape growing? Join the pros at Estrella Del Norte Vineyard for this fun and educational event. “Pruning the Vineyard 101″ will teach you about pruning and preparing the vines for the growing season. (And, of course, there’ll be a tasting, and more…)
  • Monday, March 23: Capoeira Regional Classes, with Helmut Hillenkamp
    Come and be part of a growing group of people practicing this Brazilian art form of martial art, dance, exercise, music, and fun. Build strength and flexibility in your body, cunning and trickery in your game, learn the Portuguese songs and play the instruments like the berimbau, atabaque, pandeiro, and agogo bells.
  • Tuesday, March 24: Throwing on the Wheel, with Andrew Sanders
    Join Andrew at Baca Street Pottery for this fun, all-levels workshop in wheel throwing. Andrew has taught pottery workshops all over the world, and his extensive experience and expertise will help even the most novice students to have fun making actual pots on the wheel.
wheel throwing with Andrew Sanders
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Throwing on the Wheel with Andrew Sanders

  • Wednesday, March 25: Introduction to Landscape Painting, with Annie O’Brien Gonzales
    Join Annie at Santa Fe’s Georgia O’Keeffe Museum for this workshop inspired by the museum’s latest exhibit, “Modernism Made in New Mexico.” Create your own unique painting in just two hours!
  • Thursday, March 26: Santa Fe Photo-Intensive Workshop, with Don Kirby
    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.
  • Friday, March 27: Sketching & Painting Santa Fe, with Jane Shoenfeld
    Would you like to share memories and celebrate new experiences through art and creativity? Join Jane Shoenfeld’s Art Adventures in the Southwest and give the gift of art to you and your friends and family. Grandmothers and grandchildren, family reunions and those traveling solo are all welcome. The class is appropriate for all levels of experience, from total beginner to professional artist. All materials supplied. Acclaimed landscape painter and sought after teacher, Jane Shoenfeld will work with you to create a personal piece of art work that reflects your experience of Santa Fe. Classes are designed to be both educational and fun.
  • Saturday, March 28: Encaustic Painting: Working on Paper, with Ellen Koment
    This two-day workshop with award-winning artist Ellen Koment will emphasize working on paper, a very absorbent, available and useful surface for encaustic painting. A variety of interesting techniques will be covered, including image transfer, pouring, layering and mark making. Ellen will introduce new water based encaustics, and using encaustic in conjunction with other water based media. Students will explore a number of mark making techniques. Paper is wonderful ground for encaustic, absorbent and readily available. This workshop is suitable for artists new to encaustic, as well as experienced encaustic artists wanting to learn variety of new techniques.

All of this and much, much more, all month long! Don’t miss out on a chance to participate in this one-of-a-kind celebration of Santa Fe’s world-class artists and unique creative spirit. We hope to see you soon!

DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey is a project of the City Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Creative Tourism program, which offers over 250 creative experiences throughout the year. In 2005, UNESCO named Santa Fe to the Creative Cities Network, the first American city to be so honored.

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