Santa Fe Workshop 2019 March 20 -29

Santa Fe Workshop 2019

March 20 – 29



Drawing and Painting Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico

This year students will be immersed in the rich panoply of textures—silk, velvet, skin, copper, glass, flowers, wood and more. Every object has a quality that defines it—soft, shiny, matte or see-through—and successfully painting different textures requires succinctly conveying the qualities that define a subject.  

All demonstrations will occur in the evenings to maximize painting time during class.  


In the three-day drawing class we will explore different textures in the human form, doing more careful studies of parts of the body to discover the magic of capturing bone, flesh, tendon and hair. We will also use some drapery in order to heighten students’ awareness of the different materials and how they drape across form.  This class will be a great preparation for the painting class. 


For five days students will explore the qualities that define different textures. By painting still lifes and models in luxurious settings, students should feel much more confidant about capturing the characteristics that distinguish copper from pewter, satin from velvet, and skin from hair. 

We are excited about offering students a chance to focus on a basic skill that will bring new life into their work. In this unique workshop, we look forward to furthering students’ art education in an intense but enjoyable week of study and camaraderie! 

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