Workshop Calendar

Mastering Light & Creative Seeing for Outdoor Photographers / June 3-7, 2013

Mastering Light & Creative Seeing for Outdoor Photographers / June 3-7, 2013

Mastering Light & Creative Seeing for Outdoor Photographers / June 3-7, 2013 Mastering Light & Creative Seeing is what elevates and defines you as a photographer and takes you beyond technical competency. In this 5 day outdoor and landscape based workshop we learn to pre-visualize, design,and compose outdoor images that convey emotion or a strong sense of place, that are colorful, tonally balanced and beautifully lit. During Mastering Light & Creative Seeing our time will be...

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13th Annual Sax Stonecarving Workshop / June 22-28, 2013

13th Annual Sax Stonecarving Workshop / June 22-28, 2013

13th Annual Sax Stonecarving Workshop / June 22-28, 2013 This summer we will offer TWO 7-DAY intensive stonecarving workshops. Our workshops are open to all levels of experience – from beginner to professional. We welcome everyone – men, women, young, old. Participants of all levels enjoy one-on-one instruction in a supportive atmosphere and an unequalled opportunity to study with the best instructors in the field. Class tuition in the summer sessions includes one cubic foot of...

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Visual Journaling with Lisa de St. Croix / March 27, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Visual Journaling with Lisa de St. Croix / March 27, 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 ——————————————————— Visual Journaling with Lisa de St. Croix / March 27, 2013 / DIY: A Creative...

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Visual Journaling with Lisa de St. Croix / March 20, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Visual Journaling with Lisa de St. Croix / March 20, 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 ——————————————————— Visual Journaling with Lisa de St. Croix / March 20, 2013 / DIY: A Creative...

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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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Immerse Yourself in Pastels: Two Week Intensive / March 11-24, 2013

Immerse Yourself in Pastels: Two Week Intensive / March 11-24, 2013

Immerse Yourself in Pastels: Two Week Intensive / March 11-24, 2013 This two-week course “Immerse Yourself in Pastels”  provides pastelists with in-depth studies of materials, techniques, color, composition, plein air and studio painting. Ghost Ranch in the springtime is ideal for this! Participants will be taught how to make their own pastels and painting surfaces. Discussions will be constructed to help students learn to evaluate their own work, to paint as they see, and how to...

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Pottery Throwing: Two-Week Intensive / March 11-24, 2013

Pottery Throwing: Two-Week Intensive / March 11-24, 2013

Pottery Throwing: Two-Week Intensive / March 11-24, 2013 This two-week pottery throwing intensive course, intended for the beginning potter and for taking the intermediate potter to the next level, will allow time and space for understanding the nature of clay and all parts of the creating process. This pottery throwing course emphasis includes: preparing the clay and forming it using a potter’s wheel, exploring cylinders and open forms, trimming, finishing, as well as altering and...

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Fantasy Birdhouses @ Ghost Ranch / March 18-24, 2013

Fantasy Birdhouses @ Ghost Ranch / March 18-24, 2013

Fantasy Birdhouses @ Ghost Ranch / March 18-24, 2013 Create a castle for your kestrel, a spa for your sparrow or a condo for your chickadee with Fantasy Birdhouses. Together we will build wonders worthy of the birds of spring that serenade Ghost Ranch with their song in this mixed-media class. Use hand/power tools, recycled wood, metal, glass (all furnished) plus family keepsakes from your home. Bring imagination and willingness to see old objects in new ways. When: March 18-24, 2013 Where:...

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Get the Most out of Your Mac: An Introduction to the Mac Operating System / January 29-31, 2013

Get the Most out of Your Mac: An Introduction to the Mac Operating System / January 29-31, 2013

Apple products pride themselves on their outstanding design and user-friendly operating systems, and that’s why we love them! But underneath the aesthetically pleasing surface of every Apple computer or device is a powerful set of tools that often goes undiscovered. Learn to increase your productivity by using Mac’s built in apps, preferences, searches and shortcuts. In this two-and-a-half day intensive participants familiarize themselves with the newest Mac operating system (Mountain Lion...

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Exploring Overshot Weaving with Bethe Orrell / January 9-11, 2013

Exploring Overshot Weaving with Bethe Orrell / January 9-11, 2013

In this intermediate class students will learn how to weave using this traditional technique on a four-harness loom. Bethe will teach how overshot threading is structured and how to create overshot by using a tabby shot between each pattern shot. As students weave, they will learn how to manage a complex pattern repeat and understand the structure. Overshot makes very nice pillows, runners, or purses and bags. Before class, students will wind warp and have it mounted on loom ready to thread...

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Exploring Overshot Weaving with Bethe Orrell / January 9-11, 2013

Exploring Overshot Weaving with Bethe Orrell / January 9-11, 2013

In this intermediate class students will learn how to weave using this traditional technique on a four-harness loom. Bethe will teach how overshot threading is structured and how to create overshot by using a tabby shot between each pattern shot. As students weave, they will learn how to manage a complex pattern repeat and understand the structure. Overshot makes very nice pillows, runners, or purses and bags. Before class, students will wind warp and have it mounted on loom ready to thread...

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Intro to Encaustic and More with Ellen Koment / November 9-11, 2012

Intro to Encaustic and More with Ellen Koment / November 9-11, 2012

This Three day workshop will be an introduction, if you haven’t done encaustic before, or you need a refresher on basic techniques, For more advanced encaustic painters, it will be an opportunity to enhance your work with a variety of new techniques, including working up to 16″ X 16″. Individual instruction and criticism will help you move your encaustic painting to a new level. The workshop will cover all the basics, including information about how to make paint, about the...

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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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Pecos Studio Tour 2012 / September 29-30, 2012

Pecos Studio Tour 2012 / September 29-30, 2012

The Pecos Studio Tour is made up of a loosely knit group of artists living in and around the village of Pecos in northeastern New Mexico. Located 20 minutes from Santa Fe (I-25 North), our small community hosts a blend of unique people. Besides artists in all media, many residents have long historic and cultural ties to the area. Situated on the east side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Pecos enjoys four beautiful seasons. With clean air and wonderful light, it’s the perfect...

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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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TWEEKING YOUR COTTON SPINNING with Joan S. Ruane / September 30, 2012

TWEEKING YOUR COTTON SPINNING with Joan S. Ruane / September 30, 2012

This is going to be an exciting class for all levels! Beginners will learn the basic techniques of carding and spinning while the more experienced will be assisted by the instructor to improve. This class will cover the kinds of cottons available, discuss wheel and wheel care, and covering tips to achieve the easiest and quickest finished cotton yarn. Students must know how to use their wheels before taking this class and they will need to bring their own. When:  September 30, 2012 Where:...

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INTRODUCTION TO BAST FIBERS with Joan S. Ruane / September 29, 2012

INTRODUCTION TO BAST FIBERS with Joan S. Ruane / September 29, 2012

Come get to know bast fibers and learn the basic spinning techniques used with these stiffer fibers. You will learn about flax, ramie, hemp plus a few surprises and the specifics on spinning each fiber. Spinning from the fold, off your forefinger, will be taught as one method of spinning the long staple fibers. Spinners will need to know how to use a wheel and bring their own. When:  September 29, 2012 Where: Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center / 325 Paseo de Onate Espanola, NM 87532 Time:  9:00...

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THE ART OF PAPERMAKING with Jacqueline Mallegni / September 15 & 16, 2012

THE ART OF PAPERMAKING with Jacqueline Mallegni / September 15 & 16, 2012

  Handmade paper is an ancient art form. It is the practice of transforming raw materials into something tangible and useful. The art of papermaking is impermanent yet consistent; visceral yet practical; magical. During this two day workshop participants will learn to make Japanese style paper, washi, from abaca, a traditional Asian fiber from the Manila hemp (Musa textiles) and kozo, the bark of the paper mulberry. We will form sheets with a western style mold and deckle, adding plant...

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FALL 2012 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS with JAKKI KOUFFMAN

FALL 2012 UPCOMING WORKSHOPS with JAKKI KOUFFMAN

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS with JAKKI KOUFFMAN Taos Outdoor Painting Workshop and Retreat – Monday, September 24th – Friday, September 28th. All skill levels are welcome to paint outdoors in the representational or abstract style of your choice. All media are welcome, with special attention to acrylic or pastel. Tuition – $613 (includes NM tax); lodging in Taos at the Sagebrush Inn. For more information contact Jakki at (505) 466-1800 or art@jakkikouffman.com. The deadline to register is...

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“Of Bodies Of Water“ Workshop with Rulan Tangen @ The Santa Fe Art Institute / September 8 & 9, 2012

“Of Bodies Of Water“ Workshop with Rulan Tangen @ The Santa Fe Art Institute / September 8 & 9, 2012

The Santa Fe Art Institute is proud to present Rulan Tangen’s workshop “Of Bodies Of Water.” The element of water – inside our bodies and of the plant – is the essence of life and one of the crucial issues of our time, and our place. A multi-disciplinary creative process with intent of awareness and healing will center in movement and include tributaries of spoken word, sound, sketching, writing and other aspects of ‘making.’ Community members will gather to explore...

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Testimonial: Mixed Media Collage Workshops with Sandra Duran Wilson

Testimonial: Mixed Media Collage Workshops with Sandra Duran Wilson

“I just wanted to thank you for an amazing workshop. My head is spinning with ideas for how to incorporate some of these new techniques into my work. Today is my first day back in my studio and I’m so excited. I have plans for working on boards, for incorporating transfers, for opening an Etsy shop, for using the throwaway piece technique, for renovating my workspace……etc. You really inspired me.” -  DeAnne All That Glows / Mixed Media Collage Workshop with Sandra...

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“Kids Create” Summer Camp / July 16-20 / Mixed Media!

“Kids Create” Summer Camp / July 16-20 / Mixed Media!

“Kids Create” Summer Camp / July 16-20 / Mixed Media! This week we explore art through photography, video, and painting. We use photos from digital cameras, painting, and more to inspire a project that is definitely more than meets the eye. “Kids Create” Summer Camp / July 23-27 / Drama & Creative Movement! This week is all about drama and moving our bodies. We will explore drama games, movement exercises, stretching, and dance games. When: July 16-20 & July...

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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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Alternative Surfaces / How to create mixed media art with Sandra Duran Wilson / Starts August 14, 2012 (3 days)

Alternative Surfaces / How to create mixed media art with Sandra Duran Wilson / Starts August 14, 2012 (3 days)

This three day class is limited to only 8 people and we will work on surfaces such as Plexiglas, plaster and aluminum and use digital grounds to print on almost anything. We will cover pastes and gels, textures and image transfers. You will expand your mind and your art range. This is a great opportunity to work in a small group setting with a lot of personal attention. Also, everything is supplied, you just show up. Contact to register. When: August 14 – 16, 2012 Where: 2816 Calle...

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2012 Summer Flamenco Classes with Julia Chacón – Inspiración Flamenca

2012 Summer Flamenco Classes with Julia Chacón – Inspiración Flamenca

Julia Chacon Flamenco Dance Classes I’m so happy to be back in Santa Fe!!! This has been an amazing year so far. I was selected as a Master Artist for the New Mexico Folk Art Apprenticeship Grant, a program designed to nurture folk arts significant to New Mexico culture. I was awarded the grant to mentor the talented young dancer, Miquela Weigel. Hooray New Mexico for continuing to support flamenco, and hooray Miquela for her dedication to the art! I’ve been touring the USA since...

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Road trip from Santa Fe: Simply Silk Workshop / July 21-22, 2012

Road trip from Santa Fe: Simply Silk Workshop / July 21-22, 2012

Experience the joy of painting on silk. Watch the dyes flow and blend 509 creating breath taking colors and designs! This workshop is for anyone looking to explore the art of painting on silk. No previous art experience needed. All supplies are provided When: July 21-22, 2012 Where: Grasshopper Silk Studio 509 Bass Rd, Elephant Butte, NM Time: 9am to 3pm each day Cost: $250 STUDIO DISCOUNT: 20% off silk purchases during workshop Phone:575-740-4958 Website/Blog Address:...

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One-day papermaking workshops at Mallegni Studio / available June 9th & 30th, 2012

One-day papermaking workshops at Mallegni Studio / available June 9th & 30th, 2012

Spend the day making paper, washi, from kozo, the bark of the paper mulberry. For centuries kozo has been a highly regarded Asian fiber used in the paper arts. We will begin the day with a short walk collecting plant material that will be added to the pulp fiber to create interesting textural effects in the paper. Wabi-sabi, the quintessential Japanese aesthetic, the beauty of things modest and humble, is the philosophical thread that weaves through our creative process. Materials included....

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One-day papermaking workshops at Mallegni Studio / available May 19th, 2012

One-day papermaking workshops at Mallegni Studio / available May 19th, 2012

Spend the day making paper, washi, from kozo, the bark of the paper mulberry. For centuries kozo has been a highly regarded Asian fiber used in the paper arts. We will begin the day with a short walk collecting plant material that will be added to the pulp fiber to create interesting textural effects in the paper. Wabi-sabi, the quintessential Japanese aesthetic, the beauty of things modest and humble, is the philosophical thread that weaves through our creative process. Materials included....

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Writing Your Life Through the Lens of Food with Deborah Madison / July 14, 2012

Writing Your Life Through the Lens of Food with Deborah Madison / July 14, 2012

Learn the simple rules of writing recipes, from fundamentals to head notes, the best part of a recipe. This workshop delves into the details of food writing to encourage students to compile a cookbook for family and friends and include a memoir of their personal experiences that they would like to share. Deborah Madison had farms and food in her sights from the start. Since her years at Greens restaurant in the Bay Area, she has been largely known as a cook, writer, writing teacher, and...

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COLCHA EMBROIDERY with Beatrice Sandoval / Saturday, April 7th, 2012

COLCHA EMBROIDERY with Beatrice Sandoval / Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Join us at Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center to learn the basic colcha stitch and absorb the history of this uniquely New Mexican fiber art tradition from one of its master practitioners. Sabanilla labrada, or wool-on-wool colcha embroidery work, is distinct because it may be one of the few textiles developed in New Mexico during the Spanish colonial period. Yarns for class are supplied, and you can purchase colcha yarn and for a future project at EVFAC.  Making her home in Las Vegas, NM,...

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Bead Fest Santa Fe / March 15-18, 2012

Bead Fest Santa Fe / March 15-18, 2012

Nikia Angel Bead Fest Santa Fe Workshop Workshop Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012 Time: 6-Hour (8:30 AM- 4:00 PM) Level: Intermediate Technique: Bead Stitching, Design Classroom: POPE A (Church) Description Using a designer-developed method, students will create a beautiful pendant and cuff bracelet out of crystals and seed beads. Students will learn to attach medallions to Ultrasuede and a brass bracelet blank creating an innovative and comfortable bracelet. Other design ideas will be...

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Artist Update: Nancy Reyner / 2012 Spring Workshop Schedule / Santa Fe, New Mexico and beyond!

Artist Update: Nancy Reyner / 2012 Spring Workshop Schedule / Santa Fe, New Mexico and beyond!

  “Crash Course” in Acrylic Painting – a weekend of painting techniques in Magdalena, NM Saturday  & Sunday March 3rd & 4th, 2012. Fee $250 includes all paints and acrylic products. For more info call Laurie 575-838-6452, or laurie@villagepressprintstudio.com Week-long “Crash Course” workshop called Mastering Acrylic with added techniques  July 23-27 $920 (limit to 10) at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, CO  970-923-3181 Gold Leaf & Acrylic Painting...

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Painting for Adults, Youth and Families with Lorrie Bortner

Painting for Adults, Youth and Families with Lorrie Bortner

Take a drive north of Santa Fe to the El Prado / Upper Las Colonias area. Lorrie offers classes in painting from imagination or the landscape, mural painting, colcha embroidery and/or vegetarian cooking with local ingredients (during harvest time). You can focus in one area or combine a few areas in a 1/2 day, 1 day or many days class(es). Statement: My art is a juxtaposition of inner images on my outer experiences, which merge together; to form one.Whether working on a painting, mural or...

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Portfolio Bootcamp: Get More Out of Your Work / Septebmer 23rd & 24th, 2011

Portfolio Bootcamp: Get More Out of Your Work / Septebmer 23rd & 24th, 2011

Portfolio Bootcamp is a unique weekend workshop and review dedicated to helping serious photographers refine and direct their creative edge and ignite their brands. Esteemed presenters and reviewers will work with you to maximize your impact for award submissions, portfolio reviews, fund-seeking campaigns, and meetings with industry professionals. Plenary presentations are followed by intimate classroom discussions and end with one-on-one portfolio reviews where attendees receive invaluable...

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Throw & Fire – Taos Clay

Throw & Fire – Taos Clay

Are you on vacation and searching for a unique experience? In this class you will learn how to throw on a potter’s wheel and participate in a Japanese Raku firing. Recently featured in the an Issue of “Sunset” magazine, this soup to nuts class offers someone with no prior experience in clay, the opportunity to take part in all facets of the ceramic process. While learning to throw on a potter’s wheel, we will also be fast firing a kiln with pots that you have glazed. Phone: 575-770-4334 When:...

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Silk -The Next Step with Sandy Hopper

Silk -The Next Step with Sandy Hopper

Workshop participants will be instructed in techniques that allow them to leave fixed patterns behind, to become one with the flowing art of painting on silk, thereby creating uniquely personal and original work that speaks from the soul. You will have the opportunity to create two, 18×24 floating silk panels in this three-day workshop. Soy wax will be used as the resist to create interesting borders and designs that are simple yet appear complex.You will learn the concept of layering...

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Abstract Series Workshop (Intermediate) with Mickey Bond – August 19/21, 2011 – Santa Fe, NM

Abstract Series Workshop (Intermediate) with Mickey Bond – August 19/21, 2011 – Santa Fe, NM

Why do many artists enjoy working in series? Explore the benefits of creating an abstract series in a 3-day hands-on intensive workshop. We’ll use mixed media, acrylic paint, and non-traditional painting tools to liberate creativity and suspend negative judgment. Participants will create three paintings or more a day. Other topics will include under-painting techniques, the joys of a limited palette, composition and tips for critiquing your own work. Refreshments provided. Cost: $250...

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Using the Pointed Pen to the Max at Ghost Ranch – June 20-26, 2011

Using the Pointed Pen to the Max at Ghost Ranch – June 20-26, 2011

The pointed pen is an extremely versatile and indispensable tool in the lettering artist’s arsenal. Our studies will focus on putting it to work to create many different styles of lettering and calligraphy from fairly traditional to contemporary. We will work in black, white and color, using a variety of media and finally gather our info and work into a simple small workbook for future reference. Where: Ghost Ranch, HC 77 Box 11, Abiqiuiu, NM 87510 Telephone: (505) 685-4333 Toll Free:...

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Contemporary Clay Fair in Santa Fe,New Mexico – April 30 & Sunday May 1, 2011

Contemporary Clay Fair in Santa Fe,New Mexico – April 30 & Sunday May 1, 2011

Thirty outstanding New Mexico artists will be participating in the Spring 2011 Contemporary Clay Fair in Santa Fe, NM. The bi-annual fair is sponsored by the New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists Association. A common interest amongst NMPCA members is their love of the clay medium and their ability to create original, hand-crafted works of art and gift items. Visitors to the art fair will be able to find high quality, one-of-a-kind pottery pieces, whether it be, sculptural, functional or...

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Working on Alternative Surfaces with Sandra Duran Wilson – Santa Fe, NM – August 17 through 18, 2011

Working on Alternative Surfaces with Sandra Duran Wilson – Santa Fe, NM – August 17 through 18, 2011

  Liberate your paintings from the traditional canvas. We will work on plastic, plexi, paper, metal and wood. I will demonstrate a new technique that is similar to printmaking without a press and it can be used even on dimensional objects. Combining color and composition will fill an afternoon and you will come away with a new way to work with scale and repetition. This is a class for the curious and the daring. Cost is $260 for the 2 day class and includes supplies. To Register...

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