Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats

"Creating Abstracts From the Ground Up Workshop/Retreat"
September 24-28, 2018

Want to paint Abstracts but haven't a clue how to begin or know when an abstract is finished? Discover luscious quiet colors so your abstracts will stand out. This fabulous workshop will guide you through creating an Abstract painting from beginning to end. Come join me in Taos, New Mexico for this special retreat filled with information, growth and creativity. Watch the evening New Mexico light caress the adobe walls filling the air with a soft apricot is this light that inspires us to enter our soul. For more information email or call 575-751-0183
Location: Taos, New Mexico
Instructor: Gwen Fox
Cost: $850
Sponsor: Gwen Fox
Website, email, 575-751-0183

"Watercolor & Beyond"
October 16-18, 2018

Dawn paints and teaches from the heart. She shares all of her layering techniques, design and color theory. Learn to paint by painting florals and landscapes and go home with a finished painting to frame! This class is appropriate for all levels but beginners probably have the most fun! Enjoy Santa Fe and it's many cultural opportunites in your time away from the studio.
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Dawn Davis
Cost: $395.00
Sponsor: Dawn Davis Watercolors
Website, email, 505-699-7314

"Folk Art in Santa Fe: Creating with Hand-Dyed Wool and Textural Fabrics"
February 17-22, 2019

Join Sue for six days of folk art bliss. You will spend your first day getting acquainted with the beautiful ambiance and culture of Santa Fe, and spend the afternoon at the Museum of International Folk Art. The Museum is home to over 130,000 folk art inspired objects from over 100 countries. While there, you will gather ideas and become inspired to continue on the journey to creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art. For the next five days, Sue will guide you through the design process, specifically on how to choose color, and techniques of layering and embellishing. At the end of the six days you will have the confidence to finish your folk art original.
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Sue Spargo
Cost: $970
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email, (715) 747-2054

"Quilting: The Textured Landscape in Santa Fe"
March 25-29, 2019

Design and construct your own landscape quilt, learning the key elements of design and experimenting with colour. The first project, a colour exercise, will be a small scene where the pattern will be provided. Focal point, perspective and other basic design principles will be discussed then you will begin to design your own wall hanging working from a photo, sketch or picture. Your design can be abstract or as realistic or anywhere in between. Consider piecing, stripping and mosaic options for different areas then using an overlay technique, construct your quilt. Fabric painting, fusing, invisible machine appliqué, free motion stitching and quilting techniques will be included.
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Gloria Loughman
Cost: $770
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email, (715) 747-2054

"Watercolor Fun and Free in Santa Fe"
March 25-29, 2019

Watercolor Fun and Free is a motivational workshop for beginning, as well as experienced painters. Karlyn offers enthusiastic, informational demonstrations and gives individual help enriched by sharing her original finished work. She is an upbeat instructor, who helps the students cultivate a loose, free style of working. She teaches with tireless energy and her high-spirited humorous teaching style makes beginners feel comfortable and challenges the advanced student. The real emphasis is on each student’s individual expression and development of their own painting style. The week will feature floral, landscape and abstract themes. Every day will begin with a demonstration, followed by individual help. Every painting will be critiqued.
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Karlyn Holman
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email, (715) 747-2054

"Mixed Media: Santa Fe Journal"
April 15-19, 2019

The basis of this 5-day workshop will be sketching and painting on location around Santa Fe. Basic drawing and quick, intuitive watercolor will be taught, and will become the heart of our Santa Fe journals. Using the city’s Mexican, Indian and Spanish influences, we’ll draw flowers, buildings, food, farmers market treasures, and anything that we find that gives us a sense of place. We’ll also carve original stamps, create mono-prints, and add collage to our journals. Our handmade sketchbooks will be filled to the brim with color, images and memories of our week in historic Santa Fe.
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Jane LaFazio
Cost: $650 + Materials: $35
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email, (715) 747-2054


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