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Pastel Landscape/Seascape Painting
June 12-16, 2017 (9:00am to 4:00pm) — Painting in the Land of Enchantment - Cloudcroft, New Mexico. Join Douglas House in a painting adventure. Has your spirit ever been elevated to new heights by listening to great music or by being witness to a wondrous landscape and wishing you could create that beauty by painting? Well you can, just as great masters. Instructor demonstrations and critiques will teach students how to create different levels of distance within their plein air paintings or photographed landscapes using color, perspective, detail and thoughtfully developed compositions practicing and exploring various techniques with individualized advice and focused direction from the instructor in this studio and plein air workshop. You can see Doug's work at www.douglashousefineart.com Visit website


Location: Cloudcroft, NM
Instructor: Douglas L. House
Sponsor: Cloudcroft Art Workshops
Cost: $450.00
Email: Linda Shiplett
Phone: 915-490-5071

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Fun Watercolor Techniques with Dawn Davis
June 20-22, 2017 (9am to 4pm) — Learn how Dawn gets all of her different edges with wet into wet and glazing. She will teach, composition, design, color theory and multiple fun ways to get special effects. Landscapes and flowerscapes. Join the fun in her Santa Fe studio. All levels welcome. You will have finished paintings to take home and frame! Enjoy wonderful Santa Fe restaurants, museums, and ambience in your spare time. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Dawn Davis
Sponsor: Dawn Davis Watercolors
Cost: $395.00
Email: Dawn Davis
Phone: 505-699-7314

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"Watercolor Impressions - The Head & Figure" - Week II, Session II
June 26-30, 2017 (9:00am to 4:00pm) — Cloudcroft - a quaint mountain village in New Mexico - is the unique setting for this dynamic workshop. Janet Rogers is an award-winning Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society and others - and a professional and National Instructor. Janet shares easily her love of watercolors in a spontaneous "alla prima" and impressionistic style of interpreting the head and figure. Participants will learn a natural, fluid, gestural, intuitive approach in this exciting workshop, which is designed to help artists of all levels. Artists will learn new skills through many demonstrations, class instruction and painting time, one-on-one help, class "show & tell", and through fun and loose exercises. A no-fear zone! Janet is known for her passionate dedication in her workshops! Visit website


Location: Cloudcroft, NM
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Sponsor: Cloudcroft Art Workshops
Cost: $495
Email: Linda Shiplett
Phone: 915-490-5071

Beginner Level

Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting
July 10-14, 2017 (9:00-4:00) — Have you ever wondered how to Loosen Up your painting style? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer is Yes, this workshop is for you! We will also develop a firm foundation of structure through the study of shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. Come join the fun! Visit website


Location: Cloudcroft, NM
Instructor: David M. Kessler
Sponsor: Cloudcroft Art Workshops
Email: Jan Rasch
Phone: 575-682-2889

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Intermediate Level
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Fun Watercolor Techniques with Dawn Davis
July 17-18, 2017 (9am to 4pm) — Dawn will share her many special techniques with you. Painting with a lot of water and free flowing pigment, you will create a painting or two to take home. Using resist, stamping, lifting out and incorporating design and color theory will expand your skills. Bring your own materials or materials provided for additional $50 for the two days. Enjoy the magic of Santa Fe in your time off! All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Dawn Davis
Sponsor: Dawn Davis Watercolors
Cost: $275.00
Email: Dawn Davis
Phone: 505-699-7314

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Intermediate Level
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Wandering with India Flint: New Mexico
October 1-11, 2017 — India will be traveling to New Mexico from her farm in the deep south of Australia to share her wandering spirit and creative gifts with us. She is best known for developing the highly distinctive eco-print, an ecologically sustainable plant-based printing process that gives brilliant color to cloth. With 20 plus years working with plant dyes, her textile practice embraces art, theatre, science, and fashion. Represented in both private and museum collections in the U.S.A., Europe and Australia, she has undertaken costume commissions for Leigh Warren & Dancers as well as the West Australian Ballet. Using dyes of the leaves, roots, and flowers to color cloth, yarn and paper, she continues her journey into botanical alchemy. Visit website


Location: Abiquiu, Taos, Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: India Flint, indiaflint.com
Sponsor: Arts & Cultural Travel
Cost: $5,295 Shared, $800 Single Supplement
Email: Sharon Blomgren
Phone: 617-855-9209

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Plein-Air Sketching in Santa Fe with Brenda Swenson
October 2-7, 2017 — Join us for an unforgettable painting workshop! Santa Fe, New Mexico is called “Land of Enchantment” for a good reason. It’s a destination known to artists for its picturesque landscape, historical architecture, galleries, light, museums and food. The focus of the workshop will be on sketching with watercolor on location. Brenda Swenson will provide daily demonstrations, friendly critiques, and one on one help. She is the author of two books on watercolor, and is in demand to demonstrate and teach her painting techniques to groups nationwide and abroad. We’ll visit and sketch the Historic District, picturesque old churches, colorful nooks and side streets of Santa Fe. Each location offers a multitude of views to please any artist! All levels of painting experience welcome. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Brenda Swenson, www.SwensonsArt.net
Sponsor: Flying Colors Art Workshops
Cost: $1595 painters, $1395 non-painters
Email: Cris Weatherby
Phone: 858-518-0949

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Advanced Level

One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive
February 19-23, 2018 (9-6) — This workshop gives you exclusive access to Master Artist Michael Chesley Johnson in beautiful northern New Mexico where you will paint the high desert. Besides guided trips to his favorite painting locations, you'll work side-by-side with him in his studio, taking your art to the next level in this custom workshop. What's more, all your needs will be taken care of with private bed and bath and three meals a day. For only $1500, you get five days with Michael plus six nights' lodging and all meals. Plus, you'll be in a quiet home near some of the best plein air painting spots that include lakes, mountains and more. Two hours from Albuquerque Sunport, one hour from Gallup. Visit website


Location: One hour from Gallup, NM
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Cost: $1500
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 505-303-0702

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive
February 26 - March 2, 2018 (9-6) — This workshop gives you exclusive access to Master Artist Michael Chesley Johnson in beautiful northern New Mexico where you will paint the high desert. Besides guided trips to his favorite painting locations, you'll work side-by-side with him in his studio, taking your art to the next level in this custom workshop. What's more, all your needs will be taken care of with private bed and bath and three meals a day. For only $1500, you get five days with Michael plus six nights' lodging and all meals. Plus, you'll be in a quiet home near some of the best plein air painting spots that include lakes, mountains and more. Two hours from Albuquerque Sunport, one hour from Gallup. Visit website


Location: One hour from Gallup, NM
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Cost: $1500
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 505-303-0702

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive
March 5-9, 2018 (9-6) — This workshop gives you exclusive access to Master Artist Michael Chesley Johnson in beautiful northern New Mexico where you will paint the high desert. Besides guided trips to his favorite painting locations, you'll work side-by-side with him in his studio, taking your art to the next level in this custom workshop. What's more, all your needs will be taken care of with private bed and bath and three meals a day. For only $1500, you get five days with Michael plus six nights' lodging and all meals. Plus, you'll be in a quiet home near some of the best plein air painting spots that include lakes, mountains and more. Two hours from Albuquerque Sunport, one hour from Gallup. Visit website


Location: One hour from Gallup, NM
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Cost: $1500
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 505-303-0702

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive
March 12-16, 2018 (9-6) — This workshop gives you exclusive access to Master Artist Michael Chesley Johnson in beautiful northern New Mexico where you will paint the high desert. Besides guided trips to his favorite painting locations, you'll work side-by-side with him in his studio, taking your art to the next level in this custom workshop. What's more, all your needs will be taken care of with private bed and bath and three meals a day. For only $1500, you get five days with Michael plus six nights' lodging and all meals. Plus, you'll be in a quiet home near some of the best plein air painting spots that include lakes, mountains and more. Two hours from Albuquerque Sunport, one hour from Gallup. Visit website


Location: One hour from Gallup, NM
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Cost: $1500
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 505-303-0702

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive
March 19-23, 2018 (9-6) — This workshop gives you exclusive access to Master Artist Michael Chesley Johnson in beautiful northern New Mexico where you will paint the high desert. Besides guided trips to his favorite painting locations, you'll work side-by-side with him in his studio, taking your art to the next level in this custom workshop. What's more, all your needs will be taken care of with private bed and bath and three meals a day. For only $1500, you get five days with Michael plus six nights' lodging and all meals. Plus, you'll be in a quiet home near some of the best plein air painting spots that include lakes, mountains and more. Two hours from Albuquerque Sunport, one hour from Gallup. Visit website


Location: One hour from Gallup, NM
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Cost: $1500
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 505-303-0702

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive
March 26-30, 2018 (9-6) — This workshop gives you exclusive access to Master Artist Michael Chesley Johnson in beautiful northern New Mexico where you will paint the high desert. Besides guided trips to his favorite painting locations, you'll work side-by-side with him in his studio, taking your art to the next level in this custom workshop. What's more, all your needs will be taken care of with private bed and bath and three meals a day. For only $1500, you get five days with Michael plus six nights' lodging and all meals. Plus, you'll be in a quiet home near some of the best plein air painting spots that include lakes, mountains and more. Two hours from Albuquerque Sunport, one hour from Gallup. Visit website


Location: One hour from Gallup, NM
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Cost: $1500
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 505-303-0702

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive
April 2-6, 2018 (9-6) — This workshop gives you exclusive access to Master Artist Michael Chesley Johnson in beautiful northern New Mexico where you will paint the high desert. Besides guided trips to his favorite painting locations, you'll work side-by-side with him in his studio, taking your art to the next level in this custom workshop. What's more, all your needs will be taken care of with private bed and bath and three meals a day. For only $1500, you get five days with Michael plus six nights' lodging and all meals. Plus, you'll be in a quiet home near some of the best plein air painting spots that include lakes, mountains and more. Two hours from Albuquerque Sunport, one hour from Gallup. Visit website


Location: One hour from Gallup, NM
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Cost: $1500
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 505-303-0702

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

One-on-One Landscape Painting Intensive
April 9-13, 2018 (9-6) — This workshop gives you exclusive access to Master Artist Michael Chesley Johnson in beautiful northern New Mexico where you will paint the high desert. Besides guided trips to his favorite painting locations, you'll work side-by-side with him in his studio, taking your art to the next level in this custom workshop. What's more, all your needs will be taken care of with private bed and bath and three meals a day. For only $1500, you get five days with Michael plus six nights' lodging and all meals. Plus, you'll be in a quiet home near some of the best plein air painting spots that include lakes, mountains and more. Two hours from Albuquerque Sunport, one hour from Gallup. Visit website


Location: One hour from Gallup, NM
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Cost: $1500
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 505-303-0702

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