We will work on the foundation concepts of color theory and composition. It will be reinforced by looking at local art in galleries, and discussing how these concepts are used to create meaning, mood and aesthetic paintings. Group exercises help students break the ice and get working! Day 2 – 5 I will work with each student on their own ideas and paintings, helping them move to the next level in their process. Studio work, and outdoor painting are possible with our location so close to the Plaza, Canyon Road and The Railyard. Students learn from each other and are not limited to one style, I work on helping students discover and improve their own style of painting.
In the tradition of the many artists who have found inspiration in Santa Fe, I want to share my enthusiasm for this place with other artists. I find the colors and textures of Santa Fe to be completely unique and wonderful. From the architecture to the gardens and all the cultures of art displayed, your eyes are saturated with ideas and feelings. Santa Fe is not only an international art market, it is a place where “being” is an art form. Just walking around town, and along the dirt paths is a transforming experience. Cradled by the vision of mountains, the crisp clean air, the stunning skies and sunsets, the wisps of pinon on the wind, music everywhere, amazing spices and foods, all your senses are seduced in Santa Fe. With all that new stimulus, it’s a blessing to have something to do with it! In my five day workshop, we discuss and learn ways to communicate with color, use techniques in different mediums to create texture and depth and have time to paint!
Each class is small, everyone is respected with ongoing private attention.We visit galleries and museums and discuss styles and uses of color and composition in order to encourage a unique style for each participant. We go as a group out to dinner, enjoy music events and enjoy the new friendships that have been formed through the shared passion of art. Working in my studio four blocks from the Plaza and a mile from Canyon road, students are part of the creative community that is continually creating and renewing the tapestry that is Santa Fe.
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