Workshop Calendar

Mixed Media with Sandra Wilson: Acrylic Textures, Transfers and Layers / April 19-27, 2013

Mixed Media with Sandra Wilson: Acrylic Textures, Transfers and Layers / April 19-27, 2013

Mixed Media with Sandra Wilson: Acrylic Textures, Transfers and Layers / April 19-27, 2013  In this 2 day workshop you will learn how to use acrylic gels and pastes to extend and alter your paints and create both applied and implied textures. You will learn how to use acrylic mediums to create depth in your paintings and how to embed and collage papers which you have created. You will learn to integrate transfers into your mixed media work and finish up with seamless clear layers. Sandra will...

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Canceled: Dawn To Dusk Abstract Seascapes: Painting with Paper March 22-24, 2013 / DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

Canceled: Dawn To Dusk Abstract Seascapes: Painting with Paper March 22-24, 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 ——————————————————— Dawn To Dusk Abstract Seascapes: Painting with Paper March 22-24, 2013 (3 days)...

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DIY News / A Creative Tourism Journey / February 2013

DIY News / A Creative Tourism Journey / February 2013

DIY News / A Creative Tourism Journey / February 2013 DIY News : The workshop will cover the following techniques: multiple plate monotypes, stencils, calligraphs, viscosity monotypes, chine colle’, and mixed media. The class includes a discussion on various papers, inks, and tools for the monotype printing. Each person will explore their own creative visions while solving artistic and technical problems.The workshop is being held in conjunction with the DIY Creative Tourism Journey, a...

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DIY Newsletter January 2013 / A Creative Tourism Journey

DIY Newsletter January 2013 / A Creative Tourism Journey

DIY Newsletter : Bernadette Buechler of Portage, Michigan won the grand prize, a weekend photography workshop in Santa Fe at the Eloquent Light Photography Workshops and 4 nights lodging at Two Casitas Vacation Rentals. The prize workshop is being held in conjunction with the DIY Creative Tourism Journey, a month-long celebration of do-it-yourself artistic expression. January 2013 Schedule Can’t find a workshop that fits your schedule? Browse our by request workshop section. The Art of...

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Learn to knit mittens with Diane de Souza / January 6, 2013

Learn to knit mittens with Diane de Souza / January 6, 2013

It’s the perfect time of year to learn to knit something new! In this class Diane will walk you through the techniques of knitting a basic mitten and the class will include instructions for a mitten that can be adapted to different sizes and different patterns. Students will walk away from this class with an understanding of different mitten construction, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and different options for materials. Make the winter cold more bearable by keeping your hands busy...

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DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey / March 2013

DIY: A Creative Tourism Journey features exclusive savings on lodgings during the entire month of March. Please contact artist(s) prior to booking your room reservation to ensure workshop...

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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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Multiple Tabby Weaves with Melodie Usher / February 9-10, 2013

Multiple Tabby Weaves with Melodie Usher / February 9-10, 2013

This workshop explores the seldom used Multiple Tabby Weave structure that creates very complex looking weaves using only four to eight shafts. In this two day round robin workshop you will recreate Dr. Bateman’s samples and in short lectures learn how he manipulated tabby weave structure to create very intricate weaves. Each participant will arrive to class with a pre-warped loom from an assigned draft. Each draft will have several treadling sequences so you will leave this class with many...

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Chimayo-Style Tapestry with Lisa Trujillo / January 26-28, 2013

Chimayo-Style Tapestry with Lisa Trujillo / January 26-28, 2013

Chimayo-Style Tapestry with Lisa Trujillo / January 26-28, 2013 Chimayo-Style Tapestry begun in the early years of the twentieth century, the Chimayo style is basically two stripes and a center design. This class is an opportunity to absorb the basics of this local New Mexican weaving tradition from a master practitioner. Students will learn how to combine angles and forms to create this unique form of woven expression. Students need to warp a Rio Grande loom prior to the class (please call...

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1-6th Grade Studio Arts: Saturday Painting Studio Workshop with Shakti Kroopkin / November 10, 2012

1-6th Grade Studio Arts: Saturday Painting Studio Workshop with Shakti Kroopkin / November 10, 2012

Discovering Abstraction: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and more! Through exploration and experimentation of various techniques and art materials, artists develop their unique creative expression. Elements and principles of design and art history will be integrated into choice-based stations and collaborative art making. About Shakti: Hans Hofmann once said, “When I paint, I improvise…I deny theory and method and rely only on empathy and feeling…In teaching, it is just the opposite, I...

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Cross-Country Skiing-Basic / Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cross-Country Skiing-Basic / Sunday, December 9, 2012

Get overviews of Nordic skiing from the beginning in this clinic. Learn diagonal stride, step turns, climbing and controlling speed by wedging on gentle hills. Participants build confidence through playful exercises that develop balance, a good stance, sound technique and efficient effort. When:  Sunday, December 9, 2012 Where: Santa Fe Community College / 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508 Time:  9:00 am to 12:00 pm Cost:  $49 Max. Attendees:  10 Phone:  505-428-1676 Website/Blog Address:...

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Intermediate Cross-Country Skiing / Sunday December 9, 2012

Intermediate Cross-Country Skiing / Sunday December 9, 2012

If you are an experienced skier who wants to refine and expand your basic skills, this clinic is for you! Throughout the afternoon, brief reviews of the basics, skill development and error correction during games and exercise will sharpen your abilities. Practice turns on gentle to moderate hills, efficient poling and striding, skating and telemark stance. When:  Sunday, December 9, 2012 Where: Sannta Fe Community College  / 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508 Time:  12:30 to 4:00 pm Cost:...

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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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THE BEAD KNITTED SCARF: A Beginner’s Project with Bethe Orrell / November 17, 2012

THE BEAD KNITTED SCARF: A Beginner’s Project with Bethe Orrell / November 17, 2012

Many students learn to knit but soon give it up because- well – it’s only a boring scarf. To fall in love with knitting, students need to make something they can show off and be proud of. This scarf is stunning and looks intricate and complex, but a beginning knitter can make it! You will learn to cast on, knit, load and set beads, edge stitch artistry, and other techniques that will improve your scarf and your next knitted project. You can purchase all necessary supplies at the time of the...

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Santa Fe Creative Tourism / October Newsletter

Santa Fe Creative Tourism / October Newsletter

All photographers can benefit from the ability to write about themselves and their work. This workshop is for photographers who want to express themselves through the written word, be it for use on web sites, in print publications, or to pitch their work for exhibition. It’s also the perfect workshop for those who simply want to explore ways to articulate their photographic aspirations and accomplishments. Calendar October 2012 Landscape Dreams Photo Contest 10/01/2012 Painting the Light:...

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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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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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1-6th Grade Studio Arts: Saturday Painting Studio Workshop with Pablo Perea / Starts December 8, 2012

1-6th Grade Studio Arts: Saturday Painting Studio Workshop with Pablo Perea / Starts December 8, 2012

About Pablo: Studio Arts Instructor, Adult & Children’s Programs Pablo Perea, an artist from Cuba, lives in Santa Fe, NM with his wife Allison and son Theo. Pablo has been a professional artist for more than 18 years with a body of work of more than 3000 portraits. Born in 1970, Guines, La Habana, Cuba. Pablo Perea grew up in Guines, Cuba, just outside of Havana. He graduated 1995 from University of Havana with a degree in Medicine. He worked for several years as a general practitioner...

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1-6th Grade Studio Arts: Saturday Painting Studio Workshop with Shakti Kroopkin / November 10, 2012

1-6th Grade Studio Arts: Saturday Painting Studio Workshop with Shakti Kroopkin / November 10, 2012

Discovering Abstraction: painting, drawing, sculpture, collage and more! Through exploration and experimentation of various techniques and art materials, artists develop their unique creative expression.  Elements and principles of design and art history will be integrated into choice-based stations and collaborative art making. About Shakti: Hans Hofmann once said, “When I paint, I improvise…I deny theory and method and rely only on empathy and feeling…In teaching, it is just the opposite, I...

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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts September 8th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts September 8th, 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 Gilbert: Gilbert’s business card explains that his art comes from “Converting Mundane Objects Into Art.” Every conceivable “Mundane” object we discard or simply tuck away behind everything else, Gilbert will utilize. Stemming from a remarkable...

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DIY Santa Fe News – Landscape Dreams Photo Contest & September Calendar

DIY Santa Fe News – Landscape Dreams Photo Contest & September Calendar

DIY(do it yourself) Santa Fe Creative Tourism Special Event Landscape Dreams Photo Contest www.newmexicophotocontest.com Enter starting October 1st. 2012 Opportunity to win: Weekend photography workshop with the Eloquent Light Photography Workshops. 4 nights lodging during workshop at Two Casitas Vacation Rentals. Manfrotto Carbon fiber tripod and head courtesy of Manfrotto. Web site for 1-year courtesy of liveBooks. Copy of Landscape Dreams, A New Mexico Portrait courtesy of the UNM Press....

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Students at work: Mixed Media Collage Workshops with Sandra Duran Wilson

Students at work: Mixed Media Collage Workshops with Sandra Duran Wilson

Mixed Media Collage is the art of incorporating paint, pastel, drawing, textures and found materials by gluing and layering onto canvas or paper. You will also learn transfer techniques using your own photographs or found imagery. We work with color and composition to assist you in the creative process. Capture and translate your Santa Fe experience visually. Mixed Media Collage workshops are designed to meet all levels of experience; from curious creative amateurs to professional artists. You...

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Ceramics: Creating a Personal Ceremonial Vessel With Lia Rosen / Starts August 20th, 2012 (5 Days)

Ceramics: Creating a Personal Ceremonial Vessel With Lia Rosen / Starts August 20th, 2012 (5 Days)

Ceramics: Creating a Personal Ceremonial Vessel With Lia Rosen August 20-24, 2012, Mon-Fri, 5 Days Create a personal pottery vessel using basic clay skills and influences from pottery of the Southwest. Guest artist Lia Rosen will guide you through decorative processes she uses in her own work in New Mexico. She will be mixing mica into the clay body to replicate the sparkly micaceous clay local to northern New Mexico. Outdoor clay processing and firing, fun (and optional.) Lia will introduce...

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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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Learn to Make Handmade Paper with Ginny Hogan / September 18, 2012

Learn to Make Handmade Paper with Ginny Hogan / September 18, 2012

This fun, creative one day, 5 hour workshop, in my Santa Fe studio will teach you the following: How to make your own paper. Learn 7 techniques for creating images. Use recycled paper and plants. Make your own papermaking screens. All supplies provided. You go home with lots of paper projects. Bring a sack lunch. When: September 18, 2012 Where: 1613 Salvador Place, Santa Fe NM 87501 Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM Cost: $150 per person / Mention Creative Tourism and get one free $20 fine art print by...

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Remembering Miss O’Keeffe / Stories from Abiquiu with Margaret Wood / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / September 6th, 2012

Remembering Miss O’Keeffe / Stories from Abiquiu with Margaret Wood / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / September 6th, 2012

October 4th “Painting with reference to William Blake” Painting from Myth of the Physic – By Alexandra Eldridge Lecture w/ – image presentation Reservations: Please call the Abiquiu Inn to make reservations for each lecture, for the seating capacity is limited. Phone: 505-685.4378 Website : http://www.abiquiuinn.com Website : http://abiquiuworkshops.com [si-contact-form...

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Weekend Workshop: Woven Copper Sculpture with Rita Ross / Starts July 28th, 2012

Weekend Workshop: Woven Copper Sculpture with Rita Ross / Starts July 28th, 2012

Metal Shop: Woven Copper Sculpture with Rita Ross July 28-29 • Sat & Sun • 2012 $285 includes all materials This is a beginner’s workshop. You will be taught how use recycled copper cable wire and through simple weaving techniques make your own unique metal cloth by weaving and brazing the copper wire together. We will then sculpt an abstract piece while learning ways to connect and shape the metal. I stress an abstract piece, as this is the simplest way to give you the experience in two...

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“The Body Reconfigured In Time” with Siegfried Halus / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / August 2nd, 2012

“The Body Reconfigured In Time” with Siegfried Halus / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / August 2nd, 2012

September 6th “Remembering Miss O’Keeffe – Stories from Abiquiu” Book Signing – By Margaret Wood Lecture w/ – image presentation October 4th “Painting with reference to William Blake” Painting from Myth of the Physic – By Alexandra Eldridge Lecture w/ – image presentation Reservations: Please call the Abiquiu Inn to make reservations for each lecture, for the seating capacity is limited. Phone: 505-685.4378 Website : http://www.abiquiuinn.com Website :...

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Santa Fe Creative Tourism Newsletter / July & August 2012

Santa Fe Creative Tourism Newsletter / July & August 2012

Testimonial – New Mexico ArtSpa “I have to confess, I was completely flummoxed by the description “art spa”. I couldn’t get past my vision of “spa” as a place where you go for a massage or a soak or a sauna. But now my horizons have been broadened and I can conceive of  a spa as any place you go to have a rejuvenating experience-in this case via art.  Talk about “in the moment”! I found that everything went out of mind except what I was...

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Intro to Inkle Weaving with Annie MacHale / August 4th, 2012

Intro to Inkle Weaving with Annie MacHale / August 4th, 2012

Inkle weaving is a type of warp-faced weaving that was brought to the US in the 1930’s and even mentioned in Shakespeare’s play, Love’s Labour’s Lost. This class will introduce students to the wondrous possibilities of weaving warp-faced bands on this simple loom. Learn basic setup, pattern planning and weaving with even selvedges. Many examples will be presented and several types of pick up patterns will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will need to bring or purchase an inkle loom,...

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Big Brushes, Big Paper: A Wild Ride with Watercolor at Ghost Ranch / Starts August 6, 2012

Big Brushes, Big Paper: A Wild Ride with Watercolor at Ghost Ranch / Starts August 6, 2012

Are you blocked by the ditsies-those always-the-same watercolors? Come explore color with BIG brushes, big paper and rich gooey pigment. A good dose of color theory, design tools, value patterns and wet in wet will shatter those ditsies! When:August 6-12, 2012Where: Ghost Ranch, 65 miles north of Santa Fe on Hwy 84 Time: all day for a week Cost: $350 plus lodging & meals Phone: 505-685-4333 Website/Blog Address: www.ghostranch.org [issuu width=420 height=382 backgroundColor=%23222222...

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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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Tin Tree-Topper / November 27, 2012

Tin Tree-Topper / November 27, 2012

Nothing says northern New Mexico more than a handcrafted, tin tree-topper on your Christmas tree. No previous experience is needed to create your own tinwork design. A star, an angel or some other imaginative topper can be executed in tin and enjoyed by your family and friends for generations. When:  Tuesday November 27, 2012 Where: Santa Fe Community College / 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508 Time:  6:00 to 9:00 pm Cost:  $39 Max. Attendees:  15 Phone:  505-428-1676 Website/Blog Address:...

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Remembering Miss O’Keeffe / Stories from Abiquiu with Margaret Wood / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / September 6th, 2012

Remembering Miss O’Keeffe / Stories from Abiquiu with Margaret Wood / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / September 6th, 2012

October 4th “Painting with reference to William Blake” Painting from Myth of the Physic – By Alexandra Eldridge Lecture w/ – image presentation Reservations: Please call the Abiquiu Inn to make reservations for each lecture, for the seating capacity is limited. Phone: 505-685.4378 Website : http://www.abiquiuinn.com Website : http://abiquiuworkshops.com [si-contact-form...

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“The Body Reconfigured In Time” with Siegfried Halus / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / August 2nd, 2012

“The Body Reconfigured In Time” with Siegfried Halus / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / August 2nd, 2012

September 6th “Remembering Miss O’Keeffe – Stories from Abiquiu” Book Signing – By Margaret Wood Lecture w/ – image presentation October 4th “Painting with reference to William Blake” Painting from Myth of the Physic – By Alexandra Eldridge Lecture w/ – image presentation Reservations: Please call the Abiquiu Inn to make reservations for each lecture, for the seating capacity is limited. Phone: 505-685.4378 Website : http://www.abiquiuinn.com Website :...

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Physical Environmental Inspired Art with Hilary Lorenz / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / July 5th, 2012

Physical Environmental Inspired Art with Hilary Lorenz / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / July 5th, 2012

August 2nd “The Body Reconfigured In Time” “Photographing the nude in a nocturnal setting, using light to reveal and praise the vast promise of form hidden within the shapeless dark” – By Siegfried Halus Lecture w/ image presentation September 6th “Remembering Miss O’Keeffe – Stories from Abiquiu” Book Signing – By Margaret Wood Lecture w/ – image presentation October 4th “Painting with reference to William Blake” Painting from Myth of the Physic – By Alexandra Eldridge...

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“The Aesthetic of Rust” / Installation House Art with Larry Sparks / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / June 7th, 2012

“The Aesthetic of Rust” / Installation House Art with Larry Sparks / 2012 Abiquiu Lecture Series @ The Abiquiu Inn / June 7th, 2012

July 5th “Wilderness Trail Running to Investigate Ritual and Rhythm that test physical and psychic boundaries as the interplay for works on paper and printed installations” Physical Environmental Inspired Art – By Hilary Lorenz Lecture w/ image presentation August 2nd “The Body Reconfigured In Time” “Photographing the nude in a nocturnal setting, using light to reveal and praise the vast promise of form hidden within the shapeless dark” – By Siegfried Halus Lecture w/ image...

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Polymer Clay Becomes Antique Ivory Beads @ Tory Hughes Studio / June 2nd, 2012

Polymer Clay Becomes Antique Ivory Beads @ Tory Hughes Studio / June 2nd, 2012

Shift time, get goodies! Using the synthetic, lightweight and durable material polymer clay, you’ll learn how to accurately mimic ivory and bone, how to patina and antique small objects, and then make a selection of antiqued and embossed ‘ivory’ beads that you’ll wear away from the workshop. Tory invented these techniques which are used worldwide, and her work with them is in major museums and private collections. When: Saturday June 2nd, 2012 Where: Tory Hughes Studio,...

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Make a Pattern From a Garment / June 23, 2012

Make a Pattern From a Garment / June 23, 2012

Is your favorite garment worn out? Have you found the perfect outfit and wish you had another just like it? Come learn how to make a paper pattern from your favorite clothing without taking it apart. This course demonstrates tools and techniques of beginning pattern making. Basic sewing knowledge is required. Elizabeth Harris has been sewing for 25 years. During the past eight years, she has been teaching at SFCC and operating her own custom-sewing business. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,...

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Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay / June 16th, 2012

Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay / June 16th, 2012

Silver metal clay is an exciting material consisting of silver particles in a nontoxic binder and water. It looks, feels and acts like clay. When heated, the binder and water burn away to leave 99-percent pure silver. Students will practice firing with a small butane torch, an easy process that takes just minutes. Experienced artists will find this material fascinating, but no previous experience is needed. Leave class with finished jewelry! You’ll learn the basics in one day, and be able to...

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Recycled Metal Art Sculptures: Welding, Plasma Cutting & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts August 13th, 2012

Recycled Metal Art Sculptures: Welding, Plasma Cutting & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts August 13th, 2012

As a self taught Recycled artist I’m offering a week long course of teaching those who have always wanted to know and learn something about welding and using metal working tools and techniques. Now keeping in mind that I’m a recycle artist, this class is designed to help that person who has a project or sculpture idea and doesn’t know where to start but wants to use junk items or objects other than plastic there is no limits. I will assist you with your idea and show you the way to a new path...

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Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts September 8th, 2012

Basic Welding & Metal Sculpture with Gilbert Candelaria / Starts September 8th, 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 Gilbert: Gilbert’s business card explains that his art comes from “Converting Mundane Objects Into Art.” Every conceivable “Mundane” object we discard or simply tuck away behind everything else, Gilbert will utilize. Stemming from a remarkable...

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Ceramics: Creating a Personal Ceremonial Vessel With Lia Rosen / Starts August 20th, 2012 (5 Days)

Ceramics: Creating a Personal Ceremonial Vessel With Lia Rosen / Starts August 20th, 2012 (5 Days)

Ceramics: Creating a Personal Ceremonial Vessel With Lia Rosen August 20-24, 2012, Mon-Fri, 5 Days Create a personal pottery vessel using basic clay skills and influences from pottery of the Southwest. Guest artist Lia Rosen will guide you through decorative processes she uses in her own work in New Mexico. She will be mixing mica into the clay body to replicate the sparkly micaceous clay local to northern New Mexico. Outdoor clay processing and firing, fun (and optional.) Lia will introduce...

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Life with the Muse: A Model for the Creative Life / Starts July 23rd, 2012 ( 5 Days)

Life with the Muse: A Model for the Creative Life / Starts July 23rd, 2012 ( 5 Days)

Join us as we examine the nature of inspiration, the eleven traits that contribute to creativity, visualization techniques and goal-setting. Why does the artist paint, sing or write? What inspires passion? How does creativity take possession of the soul, causing other fascinations to fade? And how do you sustain a creative life while living in a perfect storm? With rampant unpredictability, how can you envision the future and evolve? In Greek mythology, the Nine Muses were patron goddesses of...

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Artist Update: The Story of Ziggy Starman Part II: My Sorrel Finds a Name and Horse Training Begins by Diane G. Rolnick

Artist Update: The Story of Ziggy Starman Part II: My Sorrel Finds a Name and Horse Training Begins by Diane G. Rolnick

The first few months of my early days with Ziggy were magical.  I could not believe I owned a horse and felt such great responsibility towards this beautiful being.  It was summertime and I used to get up at 12 midnight and go out and talk and touch him because he was the most mysterious of creatures to me.  I did not have a name for my boy because I wanted to know him well before naming him. During my “down to earth moments”, I knew we had to proceed with a training schedule.  I...

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