DIY Santa Fe 2015: Week Two, March 8-14

Win a $500 Workshop Giveaway!

Greetings from Santa Fe Creative Tourism! There’s just one more week till DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey begins! Don’t miss out on the most diverse and comprehensive workshop schedule of the year, plus, deals on accommodations from our partner hotels and lodgings. Plan your whole visit right here at

Also, from now through the end of March, don’t miss out on a chance to WIN A $500 WORKSHOP GIVEAWAY! Simply answer the trivia question (correctly!) at the link above to qualify. Winner will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries. Contest ends March 31, 2015, at 5pm, and prize will be awarded on April 6, 2015 at 5pm.

Here’s a peek at what’s in store for DIY Santa Fe’s second week. Check out the week one preview here, and be sure to stop by the complete calendar for full listings:

  • Sunday, March 8: Encaustic Painting, with Andrea Cermanski
    This two-day workshop with abstract landscape artist Andrea Cermanski is available at the beginner and intermediate levels. Learn basic encaustic techniques, fusing, and color theory, as well as more advanced techniques such as carving, transfers, and collage.
  • Monday, March 9: Monday Night Swing Dance, at Odd Fellows Hall
    You’ll find all styles of swing dancing here: jitterbug, lindy hop, east coast swing, charleston, shim sham, balboa, and more. Rotating teachers will start each class with a lessons on various styles and techniques, followed by a swing dance with music provided by a variety of DJs. This is an all-volunteer organization. All ages, all levels, smoke & alcohol free. Casual dress, no partners required…
  • Tuesday, March 10: Customized Group Intuitive Painting Experience, with Julie Claire
    Great for team building and bringing people together in a safe and non-judgmental space, creating intimacy and shared creative moments which encourage heart connection, trust and creative risk. Julie Claire is a professionally certified creativity-based coach (PCC, NCC) with over 1000 hours coaching individuals and over 1000 hours facilitating creative experiences for groups. Her studio on Upper Canyon Road has the feel of a retreat spot, with riverside seating for lunch, situated in a historic art compound which is quiet and enchanted.
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Monday Night Swing Dance at Odd Fellows Hall

  • Wednesday, March 11: Glass Bead Making, with Donna Nova
    Study in the “Soho of Santa Fe” where several glass workers have banded together so that visitors may visit the studios all in a short period of time. Learn to make glass beads in the style of the grand Italian bead makers! During this four-hour, individualized class, students will learn the basics of glass bead making, learning many techniques, and focusing on the application of glass frit. Each student will complete many beads!
  • Thursday, March 12: Paint Moment, with Robbi Firestone
    Never touched paint? Or are you an experienced painter? This 2-hour, step-by-step, guided painting class inspires your inner artist. Bring friends and transform a humdrum evening into an unforgettable, creative adventure! Take home your own mini-masterpiece to LOVE. Bring a bottle of wine. Packages and private bookings available.
  • Friday, March 13: Thrive Santa Fe | Align with Prosperity + Love
    Are You Ready To Make a Profound Shift To Prosperity & Love? Now you can watch some of the most beloved movies and align the mind with the power of the heart through the Alignment Process. David Barnes and Sue-Anne MacGregor will be presenting: Thrive Santa Fe | Align With Prosperity & Love at Unity Santa Fe, March 13-15, 2015, to discuss the Alignment Process and how to align with prosperity and love.
  • Saturday, March 14: Weekend Art Immersion, with Lauren Mantecon
    A unique Santa Fe Art Experience in a weekend retreat. These personal weekend-long retreats focus on mixed-media techniques for 1-3 people at a time. This retreat includes housing and lunches at artist Lauren Mantecon’s Santa Fe studio. Arrive on Friday, leave on Monday.

All of this and much, much more coming next month. Don’t miss out on a chance to participate in this one-of-a-kind celebration of Santa Fe’s world-class artists and unique creative spirit. We hope to see you in March!

DIY Santa Fe: A Creative Tourism Journey is a project of the City Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Creative Tourism program, which offers over 250 creative experiences throughout the year. In 2005, UNESCO named Santa Fe to the Creative Cities Network, the first American city to be so honored.

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