Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats

"The Pillars of Watercolor"
April 8-10 and/or April 12-14, 2018

Seeking answers and understanding? This workshop will explain all aspects of successful painting using frequent demonstrations and detailed analysis. We will explore a range of subject including composition and design, effectively using light and dark values, color mixing, edges, brush stroke techniques and much more. Stimulate and expand your insight into the magic of watercolors! This workshop is for resilient outdoor painters who want plainspoken feedback and lots of painting action. Alvaro is author of Watercolor Painting with Passion, Painting with Passion, Beyond Technique and Watercolour Masterclass. His work has been featured in International Artist and The Artist’s Magazine. Join us in Santa Fe, NM on the historic plaza.
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Alvaro Castagnet
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503.930.4572

"The Portrait and The Figure"
May 8-10, 2018

Using live models, Mary will demonstrate and guide you through the techniques of planning your compositions, drawing, mixing color and creating great backgrounds. She will show you how to work with the model, avoid mistakes and give personal critiques and great tips for marketing your work. Mary’s work is in many corporate and museum collections, and has been featured in International Artist, American Artist, Artist Magazine, and American Art Collector magazines. She has been awarded the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal.
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $995
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503.930.4572

"Artists’ Revival Mixed Media Expressive Arts Retreat for Women"
June 17-23, 2018

Realign with your artistic spirit at the Historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House nestled at the foot of the Taos Indians’ Sacred Mountain. How would it be to claim time devoted solely to your art this year?! What Helen Wilson and Pamela Underwood have in store for you is an artists’ refuge; working in a New Mexico Studio, for the sole purpose of reconnecting, refueling and reviving your artistic self. Practice making art daily with guidance from professional artists, Pamela and Helen. Tap into the creative energy of Taos, New Mexico’s earth, air, water, and sky. Early Bird Promotion! Register before March 5, 2018, and get $100 off of your final balance due!
Location: Taos, New Mexico
Instructor: Pamela Underwood & Helen Wilson
Cost: $2300 - $2500
Sponsor: Artists' Revival Retreat
Website, email


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