Workshop Calendar

Color Therapy for Your Garden / June 8, 2013

Color Therapy for Your Garden / June 8, 2013

Color Therapy for Your Garden / June 8, 2013 Learn the powerful benefits of using specific colors in the landscape. Discover how color influences our frame of mind and well-being. Re-discover the color wheel and learn to custom blend mood enhancing planting schemes. Color therapy has been used for thousands of years as an effective approach to self healing with the intent to restore harmony and awaken our inner being. Colors have the potential to deeply affect our mood, and have been...

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Free Lecture & Demo: Golden Acrylics from A-Z / June 5, 2013

Free Lecture & Demo: Golden Acrylics from A-Z / June 5, 2013

Free Lecture & Demo: Golden Acrylics from A-Z, June 5, 2013 Nancy Reyner, lecturer for Golden presents a FREE two hour lecture/demonstration. This starts with a broad overview of acrylic paints and products, and continues with what’s new! Techniques include Digital Mixed Media (new ways of combining photography with paint); slow drying “Open” Acrylics (great for outdoor landscape painting or simulating oil painting techniques); new interference paints; innovative combinations of acrylic...

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Watercolor Journaling with Don Getz / May 1-3, 2013

Watercolor Journaling with Don Getz / May 1-3, 2013

  Watercolor Journaling with Don Getz / May 1-3, 2013 The thrill of creating watercolor journals lies in the simplicity of the entire process. A watercolor travel palette, pen, pencil, water container, journal book with watercolor paper pages and personal items like a stool and sunscreen allow you to work at locations during a trip or a visit to old stomping grounds. The purpose is to take home visual recollections of the many things you find intriguing and would not otherwise have the time to...

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Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry / May 4-7, 2013

Color Gradation Techniques for Tapestry / May 4-7, 2013

Tapestry weaving is the ultimate slow fiber movement. It is also a tradition that is deeply rooted in New Mexico. Santa Fe is the center of that mix of Hispanic, Native American, and contemporary tapestry weaving and the result is unique. Rebecca Mezoff’s tapestry studio in the Second Street art district is a beautiful place to come and learn the art of tapestry or refine skills you already have. The never-ending movement of weft through warp is a wonderful way to express creatively as well as...

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Weaving Basics with Beatrice Maestas Sandoval / May 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2013

Weaving Basics with Beatrice Maestas Sandoval / May 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2013

  Weaving Basics with Beatrice Maestas Sandoval / May 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2013 Learn traditional weaving skills from a master New Mexican fiber artist. Covering loom construction, dressing the loom and weaving, students will create two projects: a small Rio Grande–style piece and a jerga-type twill piece. Take this class if you have never woven, or as a refresher course if you are rusty and would like a review. When: May 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2013 Where: Española Valley Fiber Arts Center /325...

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Coloring Our Vision: A Glass Art Workshop / May 2-5, 2013

Coloring Our Vision: A Glass Art Workshop / May 2-5, 2013

Coloring Our Vision: A Glass Art Workshop / May 2-5, 2013 A Glass Art Workshop: Using powders and sheet glass, students will explore a subtle palette of color that can open our hearts to the vision we each carry. Gathering objects from nature and developing concepts from our internal world in response to these objects, you’ll create three different glass projects. Each participant will work from within their own unique process to develop skills and discover concepts they can continue to...

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Tips and Techniques: Printed and Colored Plastic Bags Transfers with Mickey Bond

Tips and Techniques: Printed and Colored Plastic Bags Transfers with Mickey Bond

Tips and Techniques: Printed and Colored Plastic Bags Transfers with Mickey Bond The following technique is part of my workshop: Inspiring Resists and Mixed Media. Santa Fe, NM. There is so much plastic in our lives — not just clear plastic but colored plastic shopping bags galore. These printed plastic bags (the cheaper the better in this case) can create intriguing transfers of both color and print media. The process could not be simpler. Apply GAC 100 undiluted and without added paint...

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5-Day Expressive Painting with Cathy Carey / Starts March 18, 2013

5-Day Expressive Painting with Cathy Carey /  Starts March 18, 2013

5-Day Expressive Painting with Cathy Carey /  Starts March 18, 2013 Do you love the color, feeling and fluid movement in Matisse and Van Gogh paintings? Explore the creative potential of expressive painting. Learn techniques to loosen up your drawing and painting, discover ways to use color and composition to communicate. Push the limits of your medium and get the most out of texture using layering and brush strokes. Santa Fe is the perfect place for this week long exploration of ways to...

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Amazing Art with Venetian Plaster with Sandra Duran Wilson / March 21-22, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Amazing Art with Venetian Plaster with Sandra Duran Wilson / March 21-22, 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 ——————————————————— Amazing Art with Venetian Plaster with Sandra Duran Wilson March 21-22, 2013 /...

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A Perfect Warp with Melodie Usher / April 6-7, 2013

A Perfect Warp with Melodie Usher / April 6-7, 2013

A PERFECT WARP with Melodie Usher / April 6-7, 2013 Some people consider warping a necessary evil and some consider it a kind of meditation, but every weaver will benefit from this class! Come learn how to put the perfect warp on your loom! In this class you will learn how to warp your loom using the back to front method all the while learning tips and tricks that insure you have a perfect warp every time. The use of an inexpensive and easy to create trapeze will be employed so that one person...

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Necktie Rugs with Sandy Voss / April 27-28, 2013

Necktie Rugs with Sandy Voss / April 27-28, 2013

Necktie Rugs with Sandy Voss / April 27-28, 2013 Take recycling to new places with this fun deviation on a regular rag rug class. Sandy Voss will show you how to take old neckties and turn them into rugs. You can either bring your own ties or buy them from Sandy! Necktie rugs are fast and fun! Beginning-level weavers are welcome, but students do need to have looms warped ahead of time.  When: April 27-28, 2013 Where: Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / 325 Paseo de Oñate / Española, NM 87532...

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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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Exploring Itten’s Color Star in The Dye Studio with Cornelia Theimer Gardella / March 1-3, 2013

Exploring Itten’s Color Star in The Dye Studio with Cornelia Theimer Gardella / March 1-3, 2013

Exploring Itten’s Color Star in The Dye Studio with Cornelia Theimer Gardella / March 1-3, 2013 This dye class uses Itten’s Color Star as a compass for understanding color interactions. Johannes Itten taught as the Bauhaus where he developed his color and design theories. His color star and the seven color contrasts are an essential part of his teachings. In this workshop we will develop formulas and dye samples based on Itten’s color star using wool and Lanaset dyes. We will explore...

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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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Come Learn to Spin! with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs / December 30, 2012

Come Learn to Spin! with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs / December 30, 2012

This workshop will teach participants how to prepare and spin raw wool into warm, delightful and beautiful skeins of yarn, ready to knit or weave. History of handspinning and use of different fibers will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the history and use of Navajo-Churro wool, which was brought here by Don Juan de Onate in 1598. Learning in the traditional way of spinning, participants will also hear special stories and songs connected to the materials and seasons of this ancient craft....

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5-Day Expressive Painting with Cathy Carey / March 18-22, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

5-Day Expressive Painting with Cathy Carey / March 18-22, 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 ——————————————————— Do you love the color, feeling and fluid movement in Matisse and Van Gogh...

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Come Learn to Spin! with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs / December 16, 2012

Come Learn to Spin! with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs / December 16, 2012

This workshop will teach participants how to prepare and spin raw wool into warm, delightful and beautiful skeins of yarn, ready to knit or weave. History of handspinning and use of different fibers will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the history and use of Navajo-Churro wool, which was brought here by Don Juan de Onate in 1598. Learning in the traditional way of spinning, participants will also hear special stories and songs connected to the materials and seasons of this ancient craft....

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Intuitive Painting Workshop with Julie Claire / January 26-27, 2013

Intuitive Painting Workshop with Julie Claire / January 26-27, 2013

Painting into the New Year Release the Old, Invoke the New Experience your life in the flow! Play with paint, explore, create, be bold! As the New Year begins, we have the opportunity to break free of old constricting patterns and explore new ways of being, news ways of thriving–living big! This workshop is taking place in Julie’s large solar art studio, 55 miles north of Santa Fe, only 20 minutes from Ojo Caliente Hot Springs. A beautiful day getaway. Acrylic paint, large format....

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Come Learn to Spin! with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs / December 16, 2012

Come Learn to Spin! with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs / December 16, 2012

This workshop will teach participants how to prepare and spin raw wool into warm, delightful and beautiful skeins of yarn, ready to knit or weave. History of handspinning and use of different fibers will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the history and use of Navajo-Churro wool, which was brought here by Don Juan de Onate in 1598. Learning in the traditional way of spinning, participants will also hear special stories and songs connected to the materials and seasons of this ancient craft....

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Come Learn to Spin! with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs / December 30, 2012

Come Learn to Spin! with Santa Fe Buffalo Designs / December 30, 2012

This workshop will teach participants how to prepare and spin raw wool into warm, delightful and beautiful skeins of yarn, ready to knit or weave. History of handspinning and use of different fibers will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the history and use of Navajo-Churro wool, which was brought here by Don Juan de Onate in 1598. Learning in the traditional way of spinning, participants will also hear special stories and songs connected to the materials and seasons of this ancient craft....

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Transformative Art with Julianna Poldi / Available Daily / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Transformative Art with Julianna Poldi / Available Daily / 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 ——————————————————— Santa Fe has been known as the “healing place” for centuries. Art is also known...

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Old Canvases Re-imagined & Reinvented with Mickey Bond / December 10-12, 2012

Old Canvases Re-imagined & Reinvented with Mickey Bond / December 10-12, 2012

We all have them, piles of paintings on canvas that are collecting dust.  We can’t throw them away but don’t know what to do with them. Take three days to discover just how inspiring this stockpile can be.  Bring acrylic, watercolor and gouache paintings as well as charcoal, pencil and pastels that you are ready to re-imagine by tearing, re-painting, layering, combining and more. Artists create several paintings each day. In addition we’ll explore mapping strategies,...

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COLOR AND DESIGN FOR TAPESTRY WEAVERS with Cornelia Theimer Gardella / November 7-11, 2012

COLOR AND DESIGN FOR TAPESTRY WEAVERS with Cornelia Theimer Gardella / November 7-11, 2012

This class will explore color and design principles that will help students create more compelling and engaging tapestries. The color section will focus on Josef Alber’s color theory and the interaction of color, while the design side of the class will deal with shapes, form and the use of grids. For the first three days of the class, students will be introduced to a new topic and will be given color and design exercises to complete on paper. Then the weaving part of this class will...

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Amazing Art with Venetian Plaster with Sandra Duran Wilson / March 18-19, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Amazing Art with Venetian Plaster with Sandra Duran Wilson / March 18-19, 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 ——————————————————— Venetian Plaster is my favorite medium to work in because it renders such rich...

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Touchable Textures and Transfers with Sandra Duran Wilson / March 14-15, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Touchable Textures and Transfers with Sandra Duran Wilson / March 14-15, 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 ——————————————————— In this 2 day workshop you will learn how to use acrylic gels and pastes to...

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Individual Intuitive Painting Sessions with Julie Claire / Available Tuesdays-Fridays / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Individual Intuitive Painting Sessions with Julie Claire / Available Tuesdays-Fridays / 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 ——————————————————— This is a luxurious 2 1/2 hour experience designed to help you playfully and...

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The Series: A Workshop with Mickey Bond / Starts November 5, 2012

The Series: A Workshop with Mickey Bond / Starts November 5, 2012

Explore the artistic benefits of creating a your own series in a 3-day hands-on intensive workshop focusing on abstraction. We’ll use mixed media, acrylic paint, and non-traditional painting tools to liberate creativity & suspend negative judgement. Participants will create three paintings or more a day. Other topics will include under- painting techniques, the joys of a limited palette,composition & tips for critiquing your own work. Refreshments provided. Artists bring their...

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Building An Abstract Series with Brenda Hope Zappitell / Why do successful artists work in series? / October 21-23, 2012

Building An Abstract Series with Brenda Hope Zappitell / Why do successful artists work in series? / October 21-23, 2012

Learn the benefits of creating a series in a 3 day hands-on intensive workshop. Participants create their own abstract series by learning how to paint three or more paintings a day. We will use acrylic paint, a wide variety of mark-making tools, and “distracting” techniques to liberate intuitive creativity. Workshop also includes discussion of color theory, composition and suggestions for creating your own “painting process.” There will be daily demonstrations during...

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Intensive: Blurb Bookmaking / November 27-29, 2012

Intensive: Blurb Bookmaking / November 27-29, 2012

Spend two-and-a-half fast-paced days in Santa Fe with one goal in mind: creating your own photographic book. We delve into the exciting and rapidly expanding world of custom printed books using Blurb’s BookSmart software. Each participant brings 20 to 30 images from one body of work, such as a personal project or a commercial venture, and learns how to edit, sequence, and lay out a beautiful and stylish photo book that can be ordered online, on demand. We explore all the capabilities of...

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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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COLOR CHANGE SHELL with Valentina Devine @ Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / October 20, 2012

COLOR CHANGE SHELL with Valentina Devine @ Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / October 20, 2012

Come learn how to knit and then place individual shell shapes to create any kind of garment- this is especially handy to use scrap yarns. By using the rib pattern stitch and placing it on point (or diamond like) the garment grows and grows! This a simple technique with boundless potential! When: October 20, 2012 Where: Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / 325 Paseo de Oñate Española, NM 87532 Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Cost: Member $68/Non-member $85 Phone: 505-747-3577 Website:...

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All That Glows / Mixed Media Collage Workshop with Sandra Duran Wilson / Starts November 9, 2012 (3 days)

All That Glows / Mixed Media Collage Workshop with Sandra Duran Wilson / Starts November 9, 2012 (3 days)

We will work with copper, gold and silver leaf. Learn the ins and outs of applying and painting on the metals and I’ll also show you how to print on it and do transfers. Lots of fun, new tricks. Add some bling to your work. You will learn about gels and pastes, composition, color, surface textures and transfers. This three day class includes supplies, is limited to 8 and is only $395. Register by email. When: November 9-11, 2012 Where: 2816 Calle Dulcinea, Santa Fe NM 87505 Time:...

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COLOR AND DESIGN FOR TAPESTRY WEAVERS with Cornelia Theimer Gardella / November 7-11, 2012

COLOR AND DESIGN FOR TAPESTRY WEAVERS with Cornelia Theimer Gardella / November 7-11, 2012

This class will explore color and design principles that will help students create more compelling and engaging tapestries. The color section will focus on Josef Alber’s color theory and the interaction of color, while the design side of the class will deal with shapes, form and the use of grids. For the first three days of the class, students will be introduced to a new topic and will be given color and design exercises to complete on paper. Then the weaving part of this class will...

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TWO DAY INTENSIVE | Canyon Colors: The Pastel Landscape at Ghost Ranch with Jane Shoenfeld / October 12 & 13, 2012

TWO DAY INTENSIVE | Canyon Colors: The Pastel Landscape at Ghost Ranch with Jane Shoenfeld / October 12 & 13, 2012

Fall Session October 12 & 13, 2012 Join Jane on an excursion to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu. On Friday evening,from 5:30 to 8:30, the class will meet in the studio in Santa Fe, where Jane will teach you how to create brilliant color with pastel techniques. On Saturday, the class will meet in Abiquiu. You will create expressive paintings of the canyons and mesa where O’Keeffe found inspiration. You must supply your own transportation and materials. JANE SHOENFELD, ARTIST AND FINE ART...

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Inspiring Resist & Mixed Media with Mickey Bond / Starts October 8, 2012

Inspiring Resist & Mixed Media with Mickey Bond / Starts October 8, 2012

Harness the power of negative space and the absence of color by masking areas of your work with a variety of media and acrylic. Rubber cement, marbles, acrylic polymers, plastic wrap, string, and tin foil are just some of the materials we’ll use to create unexpected marks, zones and shapes. Whatever your artistic style or media, you are sure to be inspired by the effects you create and the artistic choices masking affords. When: October 8-10, 2012 Where: 960 Camino Oraibi, Santa Fe, NM...

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The Hand-Colored Photographic Print with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 30, 2012

The Hand-Colored Photographic Print with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 30, 2012

Hand-coloring is as old as photography itself. In the 19th century, color tinting was applied to early black-and-white prints to make them more closely resemble reality; it was the advent of color films in the 1950s that took photographic hand-coloring techniques into the realm of interpretive artistic expression, which is where it lives today. Applied color has become a way for photographers to communicate their feelings, not just simply a means of creating another color image. Kate Breakey...

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Fun with Watercolor II / Starts October 31, 2012

Fun with Watercolor II / Starts October 31, 2012

The beauty and challenge of painting in transparent watercolor can now be explored in this continuation of the “Fun With Watercolor” course. Any painter who has some experience in watercolor is welcome to join this class, which explores professional-quality techniques, composition possibilities and advanced strategies for beautiful watercolors. When:  Wednesday, October 31 to December 12, 2012 Where: Santa Fe Community College / 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508 Time:  1:30 to...

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Life Drawing Studio / Starts October 10, 2012

Life Drawing Studio / Starts October 10, 2012

This class is for those with some nude-figure drawing experience who are ready to move to the next level. After a series of brief warm-up gestures, the model maintains one long pose for the duration of the session, giving you time to develop your drawings and focus on aspects of the figure that give you trouble. Short slide presentations are part of the course. Personalized critiques focus on accuracy of gesture, proportion and artistic anatomy. When:  Wednesday, October 10 to November 14,...

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COLOR CHANGE SHELL with Valentina Devine @ Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / October 20, 2012

COLOR CHANGE SHELL with Valentina Devine @ Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / October 20, 2012

Come learn how to knit and then place individual shell shapes to create any kind of garment- this is especially handy to use scrap yarns. By using the rib pattern stitch and placing it on point (or diamond like) the garment grows and grows! This a simple technique with boundless potential! When:  October 20, 2012 Where: Española Valley Fiber Arts Center / 325 Paseo de Oñate Española, NM 87532 Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm Cost:  Member $68/Non-member $85 Phone:  505-747-3577 Website:...

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Fun with Watercolor I / Starts September 19, 2012

Fun with Watercolor I / Starts September 19, 2012

This painting class introduces beginning students to the fundamentals of making beautiful watercolors. Learn how to use paint, brushes and paper to create easy and fun effects that excite and entertain. All the basic techniques of paint application and tool usage are covered, as well as professional strategies for starting, executing and finishing paintings. Have lots of fun with watercolors while learning professional-quality techniques. Michael McGuire is an accomplished artist and teacher...

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Draw the Seasonal Harvest / Starts September 28th, 2012

Draw the Seasonal Harvest / Starts September 28th, 2012

Start drawing beautiful botanical forms. Each week new subject matter is introduced. Learn how to render values done in black and white pencil. Expand your understanding of form and volume and apply it to any media. First, discover useful exercises in pencil and then add basic watercolor washes. View examples from master artists. Class demonstrations and class dialogue will support your efforts in drawing a convincing, delicious looking subject. This class is open to beginners and intermediate...

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Botanical and Still-Life Drawing and Watercolor / Starts September 29, 2012

Botanical and Still-Life Drawing and Watercolor / Starts September 29, 2012

Explore watercolor techniques: wet on wet, glazing and dry brush while learning about botanical and still-life art work. Color theory, drawing and painting demonstrations are given throughout the course. Individual guidance is provided for every skill level. Develop a series of studies or final artwork. Lisa Coddington has a Master of Arts degree from Syracuse University and has taught around the United States. When:  Saturday, Sept. 29-Nov. 17, 2012 Where: Santa Fe Community College / 6401...

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Gold Leaf & Acrylic Painting with Nancy Reyner @ Artisans Expo / Friday September 14th, 2012

Gold Leaf & Acrylic Painting with Nancy Reyner @ Artisans Expo / Friday September 14th, 2012

Obtain a multitude of beautiful effects to add to your art by exploring the exciting combination of metallic leafing with acrylic paint. Create several unique paintings while learning tips and tricks to leaf application, shifting gold leaf hues with colored and textural glazes, and adding transparent and opaque painting effects. All levels welcome. All supplies included. When: Friday, September 14, 2012 Where: Artisans Expo, Buffalo Thunder Resort, 20 Buffalo Thunder Tr, Santa Fe, NM 87506...

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Intuitive Painting on Upper Canyon Road / September 15 & 16, 2012

Intuitive Painting on Upper Canyon Road / September 15 & 16, 2012

This is an opportunity to step into the unknown, putting paint on paper, opening the doors to your inner creative self! This is an invitation into beginner’s mind, to witness that which is unknown and yet ready to emerge. These workshops are intended to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to accept the invitation to vitality and Heart. NO PREVIOUS PAINTING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. “It was a day out of time for me, an opportunity to focus on letting go of perfectionism and trusting...

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The Series: A Workshop with Mickey Bond / Starts November 5, 2012

The Series: A Workshop with Mickey Bond / Starts November 5, 2012

Explore the artistic benefits of creating a your own series in a 3-day hands-on intensive workshop focusing on abstraction. We’ll use mixed media, acrylic paint, and non-traditional painting tools to liberate creativity & suspend negative judgement. Participants will create three paintings or more a day. Other topics will include under- painting techniques, the joys of a limited palette,composition & tips for critiquing your own work. Refreshments provided. Artists bring their...

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NATURAL DYE EXTRAVAGANZA with Robin Reider / September 22 & 23, 2012

NATURAL DYE EXTRAVAGANZA with Robin Reider / September 22 & 23, 2012

Join Robin at her home in lovely Chimayo for a weekend of natural dyeing during the beautiful late summer season. Students will work together to dye wool using local plants including onion skins, marigolds, chamisa, and cota. Imported plant dyes such as indigo, madder root, cochineal, brasilwood, and logwood will complete the color range. Students will create a recipe file and learn to use alum mordant to fix the color and additives to change the colors. Students will leave with 4 to 5 pounds...

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The Hand-Colored Photographic Print with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 30, 2012

The Hand-Colored Photographic Print with Santa Fe Photographic Workshops / Starts September 30, 2012

Hand-coloring is as old as photography itself. In the 19th century, color tinting was applied to early black-and-white prints to make them more closely resemble reality; it was the advent of color films in the 1950s that took photographic hand-coloring techniques into the realm of interpretive artistic expression, which is where it lives today. Applied color has become a way for photographers to communicate their feelings, not just simply a means of creating another color image. Kate Breakey...

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Intuitive Painting with Julie Claire on Upper Canyon Road

Intuitive Painting with Julie Claire on Upper Canyon Road

People often say: “But I don’t know how to paint.” You don’t have to know how. Julie facilitates an environment where each time you paint without knowing how or what to do, something comes through anyway. Each time we step up to paint, something unique and unforeseen emerges.Painting large scale using basic brushes and acrylic paints, these transformative experiences help women and men find freedom from the inner critic, learn to trust their inner voice and renew their playful spirit. This...

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Old Canvases Reused and Reinvented with Mickey Bond / Starts September 24, 2012

Old Canvases Reused and Reinvented with Mickey Bond / Starts September 24, 2012

  We all have them, piles of paintings on canvas that are collecting dust. We can’t throw them away but don’t know what to do with them and this goes for old drawings and pastels as well as work on clayboard and panel. Take three days to discover just how inspiring this stockpile can be. Bring acrylic, watercolor and gouche paintings as well as charcoal, pencil and pastels that you are ready to re-imagine by editing, tearing, re-painting, layering, combining and more.  When:...

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Inspiring Resist & Mixed Media with Mickey Bond / Starts October 8, 2012

Inspiring Resist & Mixed Media with Mickey Bond / Starts October 8, 2012

Harness the power of negative space and the absence of color by masking areas of your work with a variety of media and acrylic. Rubber cement, marbles, acrylic polymers, plastic wrap, string, and tin foil are just some of the materials we’ll use to create unexpected marks, zones and shapes.  Whatever your artistic style or media, you are sure to be inspired by the effects you create and the artistic choices masking affords. When:  October 8-10, 2012 Where: 960 Camino Oraibi, Santa Fe, NM...

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