Sketching Santa Fe is a fun and creative leisure time activity that can be designed as either an outdoor adventure or a class in an art studio. All needed materials are supplied for you, and no previous experience is required. Personalized art adventures geared to your skill level and time schedule. Classes and workshops focus on the beauty of the Southwest landscape, from canyon sunsets to adobe architecture.
Plan your time in Santa Fe around an individual class or a series of private art lessons with the artist. This is for committed artists or serious beginners. We will work with you to arrange a creative intensive. Once you have preregistered, the artist will consult with you either over the phone or by email and personally design your individualized art adventure.
Santa Fe is located about 60 miles from Albuquerque.
Please Note: Time Shown on Calendar is for booking purposes only. You will be asked to provide your desired lesson time at time of booking.
Sketching Santa Fe is a fun and creative leisure time activity that can be designed as either an outdoor adventure or a class in an art studio. All needed materials are supplied for you, and no previous experience is required.
Some students want to go into depth in their exploration of the pastel medium, using the vivid array of materials and papers available. Others who already have a background in art benefit from the artist's guidance in the areas of exciting color and imaginative simplification. Her university experience also includes teaching and training students in the creative process and art therapy. For beginning students who are afraid to get started and for more experienced students who want to loosen up, a private intensive lesson can be a life changing creative process.
As a teacher, this artist is very skilled and experienced. She is clear, supportive and inspirational with eager and perhaps nervous beginners, and very focused and fluid in working with those who have more experience, including professional artists. She is known for the clarity, grace, warmth and skill that she brings to her teaching. She communicates about art in a way that promotes creativity and teaches new students to see the way an artist sees. Her longer workshops have been called "life-changing" by participants. She is now offering courses nationwide on the relationship between nature and the creative process.
Level of Art Experience
You will be asked during the ordering process to specify one of these levels of art experience to assist the instructor in planning your lesson:
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are classes held? -- In good weather, classes are held in scenic locations between five and ten minutes by car from the downtown plaza. Settings are beautiful and historic and include mountain views, incredible skies, Southwestern terrain and vegetation, and adobe houses scattered near and far. Directions to various locations will be given to you upon registration.
What if there's bad weather? -- Studio classes, where the work is from photographs of the landscape, are available year round if the weather does not permit the class to be held outdoors.
How long are the classes? -- Three hours.
What art materials are provided? -- Materials offered to you for your class are pastels, sketching materials, a variety of papers and blending tools, surfaces to work on and packaging of your artwork to return safely home with you. Instruction on how to use all materials is supplied, as well as written handouts for you to keep. Additional media may be available upon request. Pastels have been chosen for these classes because they are easily adaptable to sketching and pastel painting. Pastels are direct and forgiving with rich, vibrant color that is excellent for interpreting the Southwestern landscape.
Please Note: All persons attending the Art classes are required to sign a liability waiver.
Hotel Pick up is not offered; directions to the meeting location in Santa Fe will be provided on your E-Ticket. Rates are specific for a private lesson for either 1 person or 2 persons.
There are no refunds. All sales are final.
If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.
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