Workshop Calendar

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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Survival Skills in the Wilderness / Sunday November 11, 2012

Survival Skills in the Wilderness / Sunday November 11, 2012

This class could save your life. Feel confident hiking New Mexico’s wilderness, ranging from Sonoran desert to arctic alpine life zones. A morning class at 8,600 feet elevation precedes an afternoon hike; putting into practice the techniques learned. Real life examples are cited, where some survived and others didn’t. Favorite topics include lightning, wilderness hazards, weather signs and orienting with and without a map or compass. Learn endurance techniques, the ten essentials, first aid...

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Beginning Flamenco / begins Monday October 22, 2012

Beginning Flamenco / begins Monday October 22, 2012

This is a beginning flamenco dance class, designed to broaden the student’s awareness of the art of flamenco and to develop basic technique to pursue further study. Students will learn beginning flamenco positions along with proper alignment and spatial awareness. You will also learn flamenco vocabulary in English and Spanish and acquire a musical sensitivity and an ability to accurately perform to a variety of rhythmic patterns. All four Sevillanas (Andalucia folklore dance) will be...

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Write Your Memoir / Thursday November 1, 2012

Write Your Memoir / Thursday November 1, 2012

Don’t let those family stories get lost — write a memoir so your children and grandchildren know their legacy. Discover how to tap into and shape those long-forgotten memories to create the most poignant, revealing and entertaining anecdotes. Questions and writing prompts will aid you in putting together your life story. Join a safe and welcoming group of enthusiastic writers for in-class exercises and discussions that will help you communicate through your own unique voice and...

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Advanced Flamenco / Starts Monday October 22, 2012

Advanced Flamenco / Starts Monday October 22, 2012

This is an intermediate flamenco dance class, designed to further develop technique through repetition. The four-count rhythm will be reviewed and the twelve-count rhythm will be taught. A simple bulerias dance will also be taught. Charo Shaffer-Perez has performed professionally on tablao, stage, film and TV in Puerto Rico, Mexico and the United States. When: Monday October 22 to December 10, 2012 Where: Santa Fe Community College / 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508 Time: 6:50 to 8:20 pm...

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Tamales: Fun and Easy / Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tamales: Fun and Easy / Saturday, November 10, 2012

In Santa Fe, each generation teaches the next how to make tamales. These corn-husk wrapped treats can be filled with meat, cheese or vegetarian ingredients. Making tamales takes time and care in the kitchen and is terrific for getting families together. Michelle Roetzer, head of the Culinary Lab at SFCC, will teach newcomers and old-timers how to make this terrific Latin American dish with Santa Fe flair. It’s sure to be a favorite with your family. When:  Saturday, November 10, 2012...

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Ecology of Pinon & Juniper Woodlands / Sunday, October 21, 2012

Ecology of Pinon & Juniper Woodlands / Sunday, October 21, 2012

One of the more dynamic ecosystems, pinon/juniper woodlands display many diverse facets of species interactions. During two walks you’ll encounter multiple levels of ecology, from the pervasive, microscopic crypto-biotic crusts to the global scale of climatic variation. We’ll discuss the interplay of human-induced change, drought, fire, competition/cooperation between pinons and junipers, episodic outbreaks of insects, and why this ecosystem is the most sensitive to small...

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The Best of Soups / Saturday November 3, 2012

The Best of Soups / Saturday November 3, 2012

Soups occupy an important place in all major European cooking traditions. Begin with simple stocks and then learn a variety of hot and cold soups that will get any meal off to a good start. The soups we make will depend on the seasonal availability of fresh ingredients. Anthony Damiano recently opened “Sup” at the corner of St. Francis Drive and Cordova Road. When: Saturday November 3, 2012 Where: Santa Fe Community College / 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508 Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm...

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Cookie-Thron for Kids (ages 10-14) / Saturday December 1, 2012

Cookie-Thron for Kids (ages 10-14) / Saturday December 1, 2012

A delightful part of the holiday chaos is making cookies to eat, to share or to give as gifts. Send your kids to the culinary labs of SFCC to learn the ins and outs of creating delicious holiday cookies. Kids will make a variety of cookies just in time for the holiday season. Darlene Spiess is a recent graduate of the SFCC pastry certificate program and a manager at the East Wing Eatery on campus. When: Saturday December 1, 2012 Where: Santa Fe Community College / 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe,...

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Wine Appreciation / Starts October 29, 2012

Wine Appreciation / Starts October 29, 2012

In this fun, four session interactive course, you will learn all the basics of wine. Through lecture, field trip and discussion discover what goes into making a $10 Cabernet Sauvignon as compared to $100 Bordeaux. The class will meet off campus for one session to taste and compare red and white grape varietals. You will learn how to be a savvy wine buyer and understand the wine market in northern New Mexico. Howard Spiegelman has spent more than 15 years researching and writing about wines...

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Tewa Old Houses / October 28, 2012

Tewa Old Houses / October 28, 2012

This field trip investigates the ecology of the Ojo Caliente Valley and how the ancestral Pueblo people wove themselves into this landscape. Get a broad overview of the valley and the four big sites that remain, then walk into an Old House (site) normally closed to the public, Ponsipa-Akeri, to view and discuss artifacts, room blockages and arrangements. A short hike out from the Old House allows you to view the agricultural and cultural signatures on the landscape, experiencing how the...

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Introduction to Reflexology / Starts Wednesday November 7, 2012

Introduction to Reflexology / Starts Wednesday November 7, 2012

Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific points that have been identified in both the hands and feet. This class will focus on the hands. When pressure is applied to these reflexes a message is related to corresponding bodily organ systems. Sensitivity in certain areas may indicate blockages or imbalances. Reflexology restores the flow of the body’s natural healing energies and homeostasis or balance in the body. R. C. Luna is a certified reflexologist. When: Wednesday...

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Map and GPS / Starts October 30, 2012

Map and GPS / Starts October 30, 2012

GPS technology has permeated modern life and changed the way some of us hike. Learn how it can be used in conjunction with more traditional navigation skills. In this two session workshop, hone your old-style map-reading skills, learn GPS do’s and don’ts, and practice your new-found skills during an all-day field trip (moderate off-trail walking). Two sessions allow more time for concepts to settle in, for questions, and for you to feel more confident. Suitable for new GPS owners,...

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Belly Dancing / Starts October 27, 2012

Belly Dancing / Starts October 27, 2012

This introduction to belly dance is perfect for women of all ages. Each class will begin with warm-up and stretching exercises. Students will learn undulations of the spine; circles and figure eights of the hips, chest and shoulders; and flowing arm and hand movements. Students will be introduced to shimmies and rhythmic movement in their hips and learn steps such as Egyptian walk, camel walk and 3/4 shimmy, plus finger cymbals and veil work. Deborah Newberg is the director of the Saltanah...

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Basic Wire Wrapping with Claudia Chavez / Starts November 7, 2012

Basic Wire Wrapping with Claudia Chavez / Starts November 7, 2012

Learn or improve your wire wrapping skills by linking and attaching bead clusters with wire and pins. Colorful beads, crystals and pearls will be provided to create your own unique earrings and chains. All supplies are provided in class but students must bring their own tools. Claudia Chavez sells her beautiful work in the Santa Fe Spanish Market and on The Plaza. Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m Cost:  $55 Max. Attendees:  15 Phone:  505-428-1676 Website/Blog Address:...

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Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay / November 18, 2012

Silver Jewelry Using Metal Clay / November 18, 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...

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Intermediate Tinwork / September 29, 2012

Intermediate Tinwork / September 29, 2012

This short course is a terrific opportunity to begin or finish a large project that you have been looking forward to, but haven’t had the time to complete. Under Gabriel’s guidance, you will soon be making tin pieces that have a professional look. When:  Saturday, September 29 to October 13, 2012 Where: Santa Fe Community College / 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508 Time:  10:00 am to 3:30 pm Cost:  $129 Max. Attendees:  12 Phone:  505-428-1676 Website/Blog Address:...

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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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Charcoal Landscape Drawing / Starts October 24, 2012

Charcoal Landscape Drawing / Starts October 24, 2012

Learn to draw landscapes with vine charcoal in a loose and fun manner. Produce drawings that look exactly like the scene you’re viewing in no time. Michael McGuire will demonstrate an easy and fun way to create convincing landscape drawings with simple vine charcoal. Experience the fun similar to painting with very large brushes. We will create “brushes” with charcoal that sweep across the paper with ease and delight. Only a few inexpensive materials are needed. When:...

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Introduction to Abstract Painting / Starts November 1, 2012

Introduction to Abstract Painting / Starts November 1, 2012

This oil painting course is an opportunity to experiment with what you already know and to better understand abstraction. All the exercises help you reach your goals in painting as well as abstraction, which is not very different from painting representative work. The second half of the course will focus on finding your voice through abstraction. Painting experience is recommended but not mandatory. John St. Peter has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting and enjoys encouraging artists...

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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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Pecos and Glorieta, Including a Greer Garson House Tour / October 28, 2012

Pecos and Glorieta, Including a Greer Garson House Tour / October 28, 2012

Begin your class learning about the Pecos Pueblo, the Civil War at Glorieta and Hollywood star Greer Garson. After a brief overview by historian and tour leader Peter Sinclaire, everyone will board the college van for the Glorieta-Pecos region. Visit the Pecos Pueblo and enjoy the picnic lunch you brought. The Pecos National Monument Visitor Center features a film narrated by Greer Garson about the region. After touring the pueblo, students will visit the Forked Lightning Ranch where Greer...

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Drawing Perspective and Proportion / Starts October 30, 2012

Drawing Perspective and Proportion / Starts October 30, 2012

Learn a skill required for every drawing. Sighting angles enables you to apply perspective and proportion to a drawing. Learn how to “take sights” simply by using your pencil for angles and measurement and then transfer them to your drawing. The skill quickly becomes automatic. We will draw a variety of subject matter. John St. Peter has been teaching drawing at SFCC since 2005. When:  Tuesday, October 30 to November 27, 2012 Where: Santa Fe Community College / 6401 Richards Ave....

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New Mexico Tin Ornaments / December 6, 2012

New Mexico Tin Ornaments / December 6, 2012

Work with noted tin artisan Richard Gabriel to create a handcrafted tin ornament for your New Mexico Christmas tree. No previous experience is needed to create a beautiful tinwork addition to your holiday decorating. When:  Thursday, December 6, 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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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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Beginning Knitting / Starts October 22, 2012

Beginning Knitting / Starts October 22, 2012

Knitting is re-surging in popularity for everything from scarves to sweaters, ponchos to mittens, hats to handbags, cushions to afghans and more. Often called the “new yoga,” it is relaxing, inspiring and strengthens your hands. In addition, it is an entree to meeting new people and forming knitting groups where more than knitting is shared. The foundation of knitting is only two stitches, but the possibilities built on those two stitches are infinite. When:  Monday, October 22 to...

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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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Writing Creative Essays with Dawn Wink / July 7, 2012

Writing Creative Essays with Dawn Wink / July 7, 2012

Essays have the power to connect and move the reader in profound ways. Hone your skills in the art and craft of essay composition in this workshop. Learn the process of how to take disorganized ideas and write them into essays of elegance, creativity and resonance. Dawn Wink teaches in the education program at SFCC. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 7, 1 day. Course #CO382 01/CRN 10649 Dawn Wink, Fee...

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High-Altitude Baking with Tanya Story / June 9th, 2012

High-Altitude Baking with Tanya Story / June 9th, 2012

Are your cakes not rising? You are not alone. Amazing baker Tanya Story will share her secrets to successful high-altitude baking. Baking in Santa Fe’s high altitude means taking science into account. Learn how to adjust formulas and ratios between rising agents, liquids and dry ingredients to produce quality cakes, pastries and cookies that fill your home with the aroma of freshbaked goods. This class is perfect for beginners and experienced bakers. All materials are included. Saturday, 10...

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Maloof-Style Rocking Chair / Starts July 10th, 2012 (2 wks)

Maloof-Style Rocking Chair / Starts July 10th, 2012 (2 wks)

Students build a rocking chair and leave with the finished product. Each participant is provided with templates to expedite the process and execute each step of the project. Students work on their own chair and have some choice about size and design. Students provide some of their own tools and supplies; wood is covered in the supply fee. John Moldovan lives and works with wood in Sonoma, California. A supply fee of $225 will be due at the first class. There are no refunds after June 22....

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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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Confluence: Patterns in Poetry, Mathematics and Nature / July 17th, 2012

Confluence: Patterns in Poetry, Mathematics and Nature / July 17th, 2012

Nature often provides templates for patterns and symmetry. Poets, artists, mathematicians and scientists, in turn, illuminate these patterns and symmetric forms. In this series of collaborative and lively lectures and workshops we will discuss patterns and symmetries found in Nature, how they have been adopted and adapted by poets and artists, and familiarize ourselves with examples given from traditional poetic forms, such as the sestina and sonnet, and the modern form of fractal poetry....

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Confluence: Patterns in Poetry, Mathematics and Nature / June 23, 2012

Confluence: Patterns in Poetry, Mathematics and Nature / June 23, 2012

Nature often provides templates for patterns and symmetry. Poets, artists, mathematicians and scientists, in turn, illuminate these patterns and symmetric forms. In this series of collaborative and lively lectures and workshops we will discuss patterns and symmetries found in Nature, how they have been adopted and adapted by poets and artists, and familiarize ourselves with examples given from traditional poetic forms, such as the sestina and sonnet, and the modern form of fractal poetry....

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Charcoal Landscape Drawing with Michael McGuire / Starts Aug. 9th, 2012 (3 days)

Charcoal Landscape Drawing with Michael McGuire / Starts Aug. 9th, 2012 (3 days)

Learn to draw landscapes with vine charcoal in a loose and fun manner. Produce drawings that look exactly like the scene you’re viewing in no time. Michael McGuire will demonstrate an easy and fun way to create convincing landscape drawings with simple vine charcoal. Experience the fun similar to painting with very large brushes. We will create “brushes” with charcoal that sweep across the paper with ease and delight. Only a few inexpensive materials are needed. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12...

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Encaustic Collage, Assemblage & 3-D techniques with Russell Thurston & Rosemary Barile / Starts June 9th, 2012

Encaustic Collage, Assemblage & 3-D techniques with Russell Thurston & Rosemary Barile / Starts June 9th, 2012

Santa Fe Artist’s Russell Thurston & Rosemary Barile are offering this Special 2-day Encaustic Workshop. Students will explore various collage, assemblage & 3-D sculptural techniques and create interesting encaustic artworks. A basic knowledge of Encaustic is required. When: Saturday, June 9th & Sunday, June 10th, 9am – 5pm Where: Santa Fe Community College, Dept. of Printmaking & Book Arts Time: 9 am – 5 pm Cost: $175 per day (includes all materials) Phone:...

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Poetry Launch, with Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe / July 21, 2012

Poetry Launch, with Santa Fe Poet Laureate Joan Logghe / July 21, 2012

Learn how the language of poetry can naturally lead writers of all genres into language that is precise, imagistic, and vivid. The workshop will give participants an opportunity to play with poetics, building unique and compelling images, condensing for greater effect, and more. Joan Logghe has been an integral part of New Mexico’s Poetry Renaissance. A life in poetry began for Logghe when she volunteered at her children’s school thirty years ago. She has taught at Ghost Ranch Abiquiu,...

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Ecology of the Santa Fe Mountains / May 20th, 2012

Ecology of the Santa Fe Mountains / May 20th, 2012

Within a short distance of the Plaza lies a great variety of habitats and plant communities. In this mostly downhill hike of 7.5 miles, you’ll examine vegetation gradients, the evolution of ecosystems, the interplay between geography and climate, micro-climates, and how individual flora and fauna have adapted to various environmental conditions. Geologic processes, animal tracks, and plant and bird identification will illustrate the details of the various habitats visited. Participants arrange...

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2 day Winter Encaustic Workshop with Russell Thurston / February 11th & 12th, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

2 day Winter Encaustic Workshop with Russell Thurston / February 11th & 12th, 2012 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

This workshop is open to anyone who wants to learn the ancient art of encaustic painting from a master (for beginning & advanced). Day One: A thorough introduction to the basics of encaustic techniques, including formulas for medium, applying, fusing, scraping and blending the medium. Various tools and methods will be shown allowing the students to complete several finished paintings. Day 2: A more advanced class, which will involve specialized tools and the combining of oils, collage,...

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Make a Tin Valentine with Richard Gabriel / Feb 9th, 2012 (1day)

Make a Tin Valentine with Richard Gabriel /  Feb 9th, 2012 (1day)

The Tin Man traveled down the perilous yellow-brick road to get a heart. This valentine class is much easier. Work with noted artisan Richard Gabriel to create a wonderful tin valentine that your loved one will cherish. No previous experience is needed to create a beautiful tinwork that declares the love in your heart. Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., Feb. 9, 1 day. Course #CR359 01/CRN 30385 Richard Gabriel Jr., Fee $35 http://www.sfcc.edu/    ...

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Flatbreads Around the World – Oct. 23,2011

Flatbreads Around the World – Oct. 23,2011

Learn to love the smell and taste of fresh-baked bread and don’t bother with all that kneading and rising. Make flatbreads instead! Flatbreads are the world’s oldest breads. There are flatbreads for every occasion: sweet, savory, spiced, filled, crisp, soft, yeast-free and wheat-free! Come make several varieties, like Afghan naan, Swiss spelt breakfast bread, Norwegian crispbread and Tibetan barley skillet bread. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 23, 1 day. Course #CK312 01/CRN 21452 Lisa...

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Decorative Painting with Milk Paint NEW / October 2nd, 2011

Decorative Painting with Milk Paint NEW / October 2nd, 2011

Milk paint is a durable, non-fading, non-toxic, waterbased paint that adheres beautifully to porous surfaces such as wood. Rich earth colors can be used to highlight traditional as well as contemporary designs. This workshop will cover preparing the surface, mixing and applying milk paint, burnishing, texturing and other decorative techniques and clear coating. In addition to samples, students will finish a wooden coat hanger. Doug Jones has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island...

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Two Books, One Day NEW / September 10, 2011

Two Books, One Day NEW / September 10, 2011

In this workshop, students construct two kinds of books. The first is an Ethiopian structure with exposed sewing. There is minimal gluing involved, and the whole book is tied together with a thread. The second is a soft leather book with multiple signatures sewn directly on the spine. Both are great for the bookmaker who dislikes tons of glue. They are easy to do at home and make terrific holiday gifts. Mita Saldaña is owner of “Against the Grain,” a book arts and conservation studio in...

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The Flat-Back Multiple Signature Book / September 17, 2011

The Flat-Back Multiple Signature Book / September 17, 2011

This book has a distinctive, classic appearance. It consists of multiple signatures that are sewn together and wrapped in a hard cover. This makes a great journal or sketchbook and is a holiday gift-giving favorite. The class is open to beginners as well as more advanced students. Mita Saldaña is a professional book conservator doing business as “Against the Grain” in Tijeras. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 17, 1 day. Course #CR309 01/CRN 21437 Mita Saldaña, Fee $59...

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New Mexico Encaustic Workshops with Ellen Koment

New Mexico Encaustic Workshops with Ellen Koment

Art is one of the cornerstones of Santa Fe Culture, both contemporary and historic. The ancient technique of wax encaustic has had a renaissance, and many of the new encaustic artists are here in Santa Fe. Ellen Koment was among the first to work in this medium in the Santa Fe area. Encaustic has roots 3000 years old, the earliest surviving pieces being the Fayum Paintings done by the Romans in Ancient Egypt. Today this luminous medium, where pigmented beeswax is fused together with heat, has...

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Write Your Memoir with Lauren Camp / July 13, 2011

Write Your Memoir with Lauren Camp / July 13, 2011

Don’t let those family stories get lost. Write a memoir so your children and grandchildren know their legacy. Discover how to tap into and shape those longforgotten memories to create the most poignant, revealing and entertaining anecdotes. Questions and writing prompts will aid you in putting together your life story. Join a safe and welcoming group of enthusiastic writers for in-class exercises and discussions that will help you communicate through your own unique voice and point of view....

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Screenplay Confidential w/ Rick Reichman

Screenplay Confidential w/ Rick Reichman

Rick Reichman will divulge the seven major elements of every movie scene, turning points of the three-act structure, creating dynamic “film speak,” and how to create great script openings. Reichman also focuses on developing memorable characters, crafting format for maximum effect and negotiating the marketing maze. One of Reichman’s former students is now co-executive producer on “The Mentalist.” Two of Reichman’s scripts are optioned and he has had several documentaries and training scripts...

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Word Power, Word Play: Poetry, prose, fiction and memoir

Word Power, Word Play: Poetry, prose, fiction and memoir

Learn to play in the realms of poetry, prose, fiction and memoir. Organize the fragments of life into powerful writing. Many writers just love all the different ways they learn to express themselves. Easy activities allow you to experiment with words and emotions, and go to that place of surprise. Lauren will introduce you to some wonderfully inspiring work by other writers, and provide a chance for you to explore, then share what you write. Open to seasoned writers or absolute beginners....

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