If you are looking for an art class that goes beyond "paint and sip" and teaches you the fundamentals of art, then look no further. We focus on teaching you about color and composition, as well as a multitude of techniques and tools so that you return home knowing how to start your own painting, as opposed to just copying someone else's. You will work with a renowned artist who is knowledgable, enthusiastic, and excited to share all the tricks in her bag!
I follow the "I do, you do" approach so that each step is clear, easy and manageable in my painting workshops. I teach you some of my favorite signature techniques that I save for you because, hey, you showed up to my art class! I also drop knowledge gems during the class about color theory, composition, and other design principles so you're not out there flailing your arms in unknown art land. You leave the painting class with an almost or totally finished piece that will make you think you've been studying art for years. Almost 30 years of painting and 20 of teaching have taught me something, and that's how I can take you from wherever you are to someone who understands key principles about art-making so you can go home and keep working confidently.
Learn to paint abstractly with my step-by-step method that makes abstraction approachable. You will learn foundational principles of art while exploring a variety of tools and techniques that will help you create a strong abstract piece. Class can be customized to any skill level.
Private $325 | 2 Students $350 | 3-5 $425 | 6-8 $625
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2 hours | Family painting classes are a fabulous way to spend the day with your loved ones and return home with unforgettable keepsakes. I use only non-toxic acrylic and/or tempera paints depending on ages of the child. Taking an art class in Santa Fe with me will be the highlight of your family’s trip, and you will be able to display your creations once you return home! $425 including tax | 2 adults and up to 3 kids.
Adults and their children bond in this sweet class in which students learn easy ways to make a beautiful abstract painting. Not only will you learn foundational principles about art, but you will return home with an unforgettable keepsake and cherished memory of the experience.
1 adult + 1 child $350
1 adult + 2 children $375
1 adult + 3 children $400
* Child rate is for age 16 and younger. Book Abstract Painting Group Class for children over 16*
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2.5 hours | May 18, 2023 | $95
What is the relationship between words, form and color? How do poetry and painting influence each other? Enjoy gourmet refreshments while being guided by two notable exerts to explore the intermingling of poetry and painting. Our intention is to offer a relaxing yet lively environment that will spark inspiration and the discovery of a creative process unique to you.
Not at all. I have been teaching absolute beginners how to paint for 20 years. In fact, I love working with beginners so I can witness the process of them being mesmerized by the painting process.
Nope. I provide aprons, paint, brushes, canvases, easels, painting mediums, palette knives, and many more amazing tools to paint with. Just show up!
Downtown parking can be tricky, but I have a lot! Just pull into my lot and park on the right. You can park me in. If my lot happens to be full (rare), you should be able to find street parking on East Alameda or Delgado streets.
There are many options to choose from! I come to the table with 28 years of painting and 20 years of teaching experience, so you are in good hands with me. I would also recommend checking out my artwork to see if you like my style. If so, then I'm your lady! If not, bring a reference image or email me what you would like to work on and I will make it happen.
Not at all! It is a water-based medium that has no smell (unlike oil paint). Clean up is easy with soap and water. However, if you get acrylic on your clothes, be sure to wash it with a wet rag immediately because it will dry permanently. But worry not, I will give you a big apron.
I also teach encaustic in my home studio which is 15 minutes from downtown.