Workshop Calendar

Ceramics Studio: Pottery for Beginners to Advanced with Brad Gray / Starts October 6th, 2012

Ceramics Studio: Pottery for Beginners to Advanced with Brad Gray / Starts October 6th, 2012

This will be a class on hand building and wheel throwing techniques with clay. There will be additional emphasis on decoration with underglazes as well as other ways of finishing your artwork. Please have some ideas of what you would like to create. I will assist you in finishing your creation. Please bring a note book. About Brad: I graduated from Sacramento State University’s fine art program. My clay teachers included Robert Brady, Peter Vandenberg, Steven Kaltenbach who were all students...

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Encaustic Painting Beyond Beginning: Going Large with Ellen Koment / Starts September 24th, 2012 (Five Days)

Encaustic Painting Beyond Beginning: Going Large with Ellen Koment / Starts September 24th, 2012 (Five Days)

Five Days: This is my most advanced workshop, and a unique opportunity for artists who are already working in encaustic to experience the joy of seeing there work on a larger scale, or to attempt any other expansion of their vision which they might like to pursue. We will address the special design and technical considerations involved in working on a larger scale, from sketch to finishing. Participants may work up to 36” x 36” on their own panels, but may choose to stay in the 24″x...

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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts November 10th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts November 10th, 2012

  This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Laird: I’ve been an active member of the Santa Fe, New Mexico art community for many years and have an extensive sculpture foundry background. In the last twenty-five years I’ve worked on the sculpture of such notable and diverse artists as Bruce Nauman, Kiki...

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Ancient Pottery with Bob Casias / Starts September 1st, 2012 (two weekends)

Ancient Pottery with Bob Casias / Starts September 1st, 2012 (two weekends)

  Students will learn to make a coiled pot, apply white clay to exterior, polish exterior, paint a design with organic paint and fire the final piece in a traditional trench Kiln. About the Pottery and Contemporary Potters such as Bob Casias: All the pottery produced today by Bob Casias follows the tradition of the ancients in that tools such as gourd scrapers, polishing stones, and yucca fiber paint brushes are employed throughout the hand-building of all pieces. The clays used are mined...

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Sacred Geometry: Welding, Plasma Cutting & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts August 27th, 2012 (4 days)

Sacred Geometry: Welding, Plasma Cutting & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts August 27th, 2012 (4 days)

Welding Sacred Geometry Four Day Workshop @ Tarnoff Art Center. This workshop is designed to give students a basic understanding of the concepts of sacred geometry, and the hands-on ability to create several geometric solids in paper. The students will be taught basic welding, safety, and metal finishing methods, and will leave the workshop with a three-dimensional sacred geometry object (a star tetrahedron and/or vector equilibrium) welded in steel plate or rod. Day One: Materials: Poster...

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Intro to Encaustic and More with Ellen Koment / Starts August 6th, 2012 (four days)

Intro to Encaustic and More with Ellen Koment / Starts August 6th, 2012 (four days)

This four 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 24″ X 24″. 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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This Enchanted Land / Photography Weekend Workshop / Starts July 26th, 2012

This Enchanted Land / Photography Weekend Workshop / Starts July 26th, 2012

Discover the uniqueness of New Mexico — the high desert land and light, the different cultures, mountains and missions. For this weekend you can explore the Land of Enchantment, a place of wonderful and beautiful diversity of culture, architecture and landscape.The land and light of New Mexico, which have drawn poets, artists, painters, and photographers for more than a century, will be our focus for the week. You will walk the enchanted land with photographer Craig Varjabedian, photographing...

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DIY(do it yourself) Santa Fe Creative Tourism Calendar / June & July 2012

DIY(do it yourself) Santa Fe Creative Tourism Calendar / June & July 2012

DIY(do it yourself) Santa Fe Creative Tourism Calendar June & July 2012 Summer in Santa Fe – the kind of vacation you’ve always wanted. Santa Fe’s artists welcome you into their studios and galleries…just to look or to participate in hands-on art-making.  Check the links below for workshops designed for you – whether you are looking for a one-time workshop that requires no previous experience, or you are a professional artist interested in a new medium. Artist Talk: Silvia Levenson @...

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Mushroom Identification / July 22 & August 5, 2012

Mushroom Identification / July 22 & August 5, 2012

After a briefing on mushroom identification, you’ll tramp the fields and forests in search of mushrooms in their habitat. Learn how to gather them properly, how to make a spore print, and how to prepare and preserve edible mushrooms. Serious consideration is given to identifying edible vs. poisonous mushrooms. Art Judd, who is at home in nature, has been studying mushrooms for more than 40 years. Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 22, 1 day. Course #HG398 01/CRN 10672 Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,...

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Photography

Photography

A collection of ongoing or by request photography workshops in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Artists are willing to accommodate to your schedule! See our calendar for scheduled workshops and events. Book directly with your artist...

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Sharpening Woodworking Tools / June 16th, 2012 (1 day)

Sharpening Woodworking Tools / June 16th, 2012 (1 day)

Beginners and more advanced woodworkers will want to brush up their skills in this intensive sharpening session. We will cover grinding, honing and final polishing to create razor-sharp edges on your new or used chisels, plane irons and other edge tools. Students will have an opportunity to experiment with a variety of sharpening methods to get your woodworking tools in top shape. Bring your tools and we’ll get to work. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 16, 1 day. Course #CR377 01/CRN...

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Artist Talk: Silvia Levenson @ Bullseye Resource Center / June 27th, 2012

Artist Talk: Silvia Levenson @ Bullseye Resource Center / June 27th, 2012

Enjoy this rare opportunity to hear international artist Silvia Levenson discuss her work and upcoming show at the David Richard Gallery, which will open on Friday, June 29. A native of Argentina now residing in Italy, Levenson presents a dark and comic vision of modern life in her kiln-glass sculptures, for which she has been recognized with numerous honors, including the Rakow Commission Award. Her work can be found in prominent collections worldwide, such as the Glas Museum Fraueneau...

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Introduction to Finishing Wood / July 7th, 2012 (1 day)

Introduction to Finishing Wood / July 7th, 2012 (1 day)

A beautiful finish highlights the woods and colors of a piece of furniture. We will cover preparation, choice of a finish, safety issues, application and techniques in this quick introduction. Special attention will be given to simple methods for tinting or staining wood and clear finishes for specific applications. Doug Jones is a woodworking instructor at SFCC who runs his own studio when not teaching. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 7, 1 day. Course #CR376 01/CRN 10640 Douglas Jones,...

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Portal to Non-Adhesive Bindings / July 14th, 2012

Portal to Non-Adhesive Bindings / July 14th, 2012

This class is for anyone who is afraid of glue or shudders when using PVA. We will make 3 bindings that don’t use PVA at all. Starting with a double pamphlet stitch, we’ll move on to a multiple-sectioned buttonhole stitch. This exposed spine sewing forms a linear pattern at the head and tail. The resulting visual effect is almost like a window looking into the center of the spine. We will finish off with a variation of a long stitch book which includes two chain stitches across the spine, a...

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Water-Based Monoprints / Starts June 8th, 2012 (3 days)

Water-Based Monoprints / Starts June 8th, 2012 (3 days)

Due to its immediacy and painterly qualities, monoprint is highly rewarding. The class will work exclusively with water-based media. These new methods eliminate the need for solvents and makes cleanup a snap. Explore a variety of approaches to the monoprint, including additive and subtractive methods of working and chine colle, the application of thin, decorative papers. Monoprint is an easy method of print making, especially for artists who don’t want to be encumbered by complicated technical...

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Canyon Colors: The Pastel Landscape at Ghost Ranch / Starts July 27th, 2012 (2 days)

Canyon Colors: The Pastel Landscape at Ghost Ranch / Starts July 27th, 2012 (2 days)

Join master pastelist Jane Shoenfeld on an excursion to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu. On Friday evening, the class will meet in the college studios, where the instructor will teach you how to create brilliant color with pastel techniques. On Saturday, the class will meet in Abiquiu. You will create expressive pastel paintings of these canyons and mesas. Jane Shoenfeld has been teaching pastel landscape painting at Ghost Ranch for 12 years. Friday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,...

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Abstracting the Landscape: A Workshop with Mickey Bond / Starts July 9th, 2012

Abstracting the Landscape: A Workshop with Mickey Bond / Starts July 9th, 2012

All landscapes, even highly realistic ones, capture only a tiny portion of nature’s panorama of detail. Abstract artists often exploit this notion by purposefully narrowing their focus to fewer subjects seen in a new way. In this 3- day hands-on intensive we’ll explore the world of abstract landscape while learning the layering and “mixing” capabilities of banana,  mango and mulberry tree fiber paper. We’ll practice under-painting techniques, mapping strategies,...

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This Enchanted Land / Photography Weekend Workshop / Starts July 26th, 2012

This Enchanted Land / Photography Weekend Workshop / Starts July 26th, 2012

Discover the uniqueness of New Mexico — the high desert land and light, the different cultures, mountains and missions. For this weekend you can explore the Land of Enchantment, a place of wonderful and beautiful diversity of culture, architecture and landscape.The land and light of New Mexico, which have drawn poets, artists, painters, and photographers for more than a century, will be our focus for the week. You will walk the enchanted land with photographer Craig Varjabedian, photographing...

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“Facebook ain’t the only one with a Timeline” with Shari Adkisson / August 9th, 2012

“Facebook ain’t the only one with a Timeline” with Shari Adkisson / August 9th, 2012

Facebook has recently come up with a “new” timeline. You would think that no one had ever used a timeline before. Well, timelines have been around for a long time, and can be used in many ways. A timeline can lead you to insights that you really never thought were within you, and you see patterns that might never have been apparent to you. Using personal mementos, photos and a timeline divided into decades, years or months, you can gain insight into your personal background. You do...

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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts November 10th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts November 10th, 2012

  This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Laird: I’ve been an active member of the Santa Fe, New Mexico art community for many years and have an extensive sculpture foundry background. In the last twenty-five years I’ve worked on the sculpture of such notable and diverse artists as Bruce Nauman, Kiki...

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Ancient Pottery with Bob Casias / Starts September 1st, 2012 (two weekends)

Ancient Pottery with Bob Casias / Starts September 1st, 2012 (two weekends)

  Students will learn to make a coiled pot, apply white clay to exterior, polish exterior, paint a design with organic paint and fire the final piece in a traditional trench Kiln. About the Pottery and Contemporary Potters such as Bob Casias: All the pottery produced today by Bob Casias follows the tradition of the ancients in that tools such as gourd scrapers, polishing stones, and yucca fiber paint brushes are employed throughout the hand-building of all pieces. The clays used are mined...

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Metal Shop: Beginners to Advanced with Brad Gray / Starts August 1st, 2012

Metal Shop: Beginners to Advanced with Brad Gray / Starts August 1st, 2012

This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Brad: I graduated from Sacramento State University’s fine art program. My metal shop experience started when I was in middle school. I learned to arc welding while in High school in Grass Valley, California. I began work in a few bronze foundries after college. I worked as a metal...

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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts October 13th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts October 13th, 2012

  This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Laird: I’ve been an active member of the Santa Fe, New Mexico art community for many years and have an extensive sculpture foundry background. In the last twenty-five years I’ve worked on the sculpture of such notable and diverse artists as Bruce Nauman, Kiki...

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Sacred Geometry: Welding, Plasma Cutting & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts August 27th, 2012 (4 days)

Sacred Geometry: Welding, Plasma Cutting & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts August 27th, 2012 (4 days)

Welding Sacred Geometry Four Day Workshop @ Tarnoff Art Center. This workshop is designed to give students a basic understanding of the concepts of sacred geometry, and the hands-on ability to create several geometric solids in paper. The students will be taught basic welding, safety, and metal finishing methods, and will leave the workshop with a three-dimensional sacred geometry object (a star tetrahedron and/or vector equilibrium) welded in steel plate or rod. Day One: Materials: Poster...

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The Landscape of New Mexico / Starts June 17th, 2012 (5 days)

The Landscape of New Mexico / Starts June 17th, 2012 (5 days)

The light and land of New Mexico that have drawn poets, artists, painters, and photographers for over a century will be our focus for the week. In this workshop, you will walk this enchanted land with award-winning photographer Craig Varjabedian, photographing a unique environment in an atmosphere of adventure, exploration, and discovery. Craig has explored and photographed New Mexico for over thirty years and will share his favorite places with you. Here are hidden landscapes splashed with...

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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts July 14th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Laird Hovland / Starts July 14th, 2012

  This will be a introductory class for welding and plasma cutting. In addition we will learn metal shop safety, procedures, how to design a project and lay out of materials for cutting. Please bring a note book. About Laird: I’ve been an active member of the Santa Fe, New Mexico art community for many years and have an extensive sculpture foundry background. In the last twenty-five years I’ve worked on the sculpture of such notable and diverse artists as Bruce Nauman, Kiki...

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Encaustic Painting Beyond Beginning: Going Large with Ellen Koment / Starts September 24th, 2012 (Five Days)

Encaustic Painting Beyond Beginning: Going Large with Ellen Koment / Starts September 24th, 2012 (Five Days)

Five Days: This is my most advanced workshop, and a unique opportunity for artists who are already working in encaustic to experience the joy of seeing there work on a larger scale, or to attempt any other expansion of their vision which they might like to pursue. We will address the special design and technical considerations involved in working on a larger scale, from sketch to finishing. Participants may work up to 36” x 36” on their own panels, but may choose to stay in the 24″x...

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Ceramics Studio: Pottery for Beginners to Advanced with Brad Gray / Starts October 6th, 2012

Ceramics Studio: Pottery for Beginners to Advanced with Brad Gray / Starts October 6th, 2012

This will be a class on hand building and wheel throwing techniques with clay. There will be additional emphasis on decoration with underglazes as well as other ways of finishing your artwork. Please have some ideas of what you would like to create. I will assist you in finishing your creation. Please bring a note book. About Brad: I graduated from Sacramento State University’s fine art program. My clay teachers included  Robert Brady, Peter Vandenberg, Steven Kaltenbach who  were  all...

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Poetry and the Earth with Robert Francis “Mudman” Johnson / June 23rd, 2012

Poetry and the Earth with Robert Francis “Mudman” Johnson / June 23rd, 2012

Many traditional peoples believe memory is contained in the Earth.{as I do} Their myths and stories are nature based. Our culture has by and large lost this connection. In a playful collaborative atmosphere we will play in the earth and explore our creativity with the earth included in our process. I have a special idea which includes play and paradox to solve problems in our world, and hopefully inspire your writing, prose or poetry or journaling. “In the earth there is a soul and you...

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The Ethics of Nature with Jane Shoenfeld’s Art Adventures in the Southwest / Saturday June 16th, 2012

The Ethics of Nature with Jane Shoenfeld’s Art Adventures in the Southwest / Saturday June 16th, 2012

Content will focus on processes and cycles in nature and the environment, which illuminate the processes in the therapeutic relationship and other important relationships. Using expressive writing, mixed media art and collage, We will explore ethical dilemmas, right action and personal and professional ethics through expressive art and writing. Jane is a licensed art therapist and this workshop is approved for six ceu’s for counselors, art therapists and social workshers. She has been...

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Healing the Earth Healing Ourselves with Robert Francis “Mudman” Johnson / June 9th, 2012

Healing the Earth Healing Ourselves with Robert Francis “Mudman” Johnson / June 9th, 2012

In this workshop we will use {wet adobe} to experiment to explore questions concerning community,purpose, collaboration and healing. At this time of great environmental destruction,we can ask Mother-Earth to help us find ways to help heal the world we live in. We will mix earth together and play together to create individual and collaborative sacred images and objects. By doing thsi together we will be healing the Earth and ourselves. When:  June 9th, 2012 Where: 208 1/2 Polaco Street Santa...

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Creativity Play (wet-adobe) and Courage with Robert Francis “Mudman” Johnson / May 26th, 2012

Creativity Play (wet-adobe) and Courage with Robert Francis “Mudman” Johnson / May 26th, 2012

We all come from the earth! In a playful supportive atmosphere we will explore our own creativity.This is a hands on fun workshop using wet-adobe to make individual and collaborative art.This is a learning of a fun process for artists and new artists and to learn about art as a process and not necessarily as a product. When:  May 26th, 2012 Where: 208 1/2 Polaco Street Santa Fe, NM 87501 Time: 10am to 3pm Cost: $33 Phone: 505-954-4495 Website/Blog Address: http.earthpayers.byregion.net...

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Intro to Encaustic and More with Ellen Koment / Starts August 6th, 2012 (four days)

Intro to Encaustic and More with Ellen Koment / Starts August 6th, 2012 (four days)

This four 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 24″ X 24″. 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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