Retreats take place at my light-filled art studio, just 12 minutes from downtown Santa Fe. 

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painting beyond boundaries: 4-Day abstract painting retreat in Santa fe, nm

Painting Beyond Boundaries is a 4-day art retreat designed for those who want a creative reboot in order to begin or advance abstract painting. We explore how to paint abstractly, color theory, how to create a dynamic surface, techniques using surprising items, natural pigments, and unique painting tools. Each day comes with several demonstrations and a challenge that helps students to take more creative risks and feel inspired.

Students share their goals and support each other in this small class in which I provide ample personalized coaching. By the end of the workshop, students feel renewed by learning a multitude of new techniques and ideas that will launch their work in new and exciting directions. This course is designed for all levels of abstract painters, and gives students the skills and confidence to continue a practice of painting upon return home.

Painting Beyond Boundaries

PRICE INCLUDES
  • 3 days/15 hours of instruction
  • 1 half day  Canyon Road art tour 
  • Welcome lunch at Joe's Tequila lounge
  • 3 stretched canvases
  • Acrylic paint & mediums
  • Fabrics, art papers & other materials
  • A variety of brushes & palette knives to use
  • Apron
  • Snacks
  • Tea, coffee, carbonated water.

PRICE INCLUDES
  • 3 days/18 hours of instruction
  • 3 stretched canvases
  • Acrylic paint & mediums
  • Fabrics, art papers & other materials
  • A variety of brushes & palette knives to use
  • Apron
  • Snacks
  • Tea, coffee, carbonated water.

Where to Stay in Santa Fe

DAY 1: GET INSPIRED & GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER
10 am-12 pm--Canyon Road Gallery Tour
12-1 pm--Welcome Lunch at Joe's Tequila Bar

DAY 2:  ABSTRACT PAINTING & TEXTURE
9am-3:30 pm

DAY 3: PURPOSEFUL PLAY, COLOR & UNIQUE TECHNIQUES & TOOLS
9am-3:30 pm

DAY 4: TAKING RISKS & DRAWING TOOLS
9am-3:30 pm


General Schedule

PRICE INCLUDES
  • 3 days/18 hours of instruction
  • 3 stretched canvases
  • Acrylic paint & mediums
  • Fabrics, art papers & other materials
  • A variety of brushes & palette knives to use
  • Apron
  • Snacks
  • Tea, coffee, carbonated water.

Where to Stay in Santa Fe

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PRICE INCLUDES
  • 3 days/18 hours of instruction
  • 3 stretched canvases
  • Acrylic paint & mediums
  • Fabrics, art papers & other materials
  • A variety of brushes & palette knives to use
  • Apron
  • Snacks
  • Tea, coffee, carbonated water.

Where to Stay in Santa Fe

"Quality instruction and inspiration was definitely provided by Andrea. An artist and educator, Andrea gave encouragement and tips for objective evaluation so my inner critic didn’t get the best of me. Color theory, principals of art and design, and texture application with all kinds of tools and mediums were the highlight for me.  3 full days to learn and create is long but a necessary retreat to break down barriers I was experiencing in my own creative expression. I returned home inspired, with direction and purpose and have been painting ever since! I have a show in April!"

"I returned home inspired, with direction and purpose..."

"...For four days, I met with her for three hours each day, and we painted, we drew, we discussed, and when things got hard, I told her I couldn't do it, but she pushed me out of my box and coached me through it. I have learned how to draw, how to mix colors, how to create several different types of textures on canvas, how to paint. And I love it! If I ever forget what I learned, that's okay...because Andrea painstakingly took notes for me while I learned, and I still regularly use those notes at home when I paint by myself. Andrea was a high school art teacher, and she draws from best teaching practices to instill in her private students the basic knowledge needed to get started and then, just as importantly, to work independently...."

" I cannot recommend Andrea highly enough!

Team building Painting classes are a fun way to bond with others and work on skills such as creativity, risk-taking, and trust. 

Corporate Retreats & Special Events

Gather your esteemed clients, colleagues, or friends for an exclusive hands-on art experience in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. At Santa Fe Painting Workshops, our art classes provide corporate teams and groups with a distinctive opportunity to engage creatively, take risks, build trust, and forge lasting bonds. We also welcome bachelorette parties and other special events. Elevate the experience with optional wine and gourmet catering for a truly unforgettable occasion

BOOK AN EVENT

Bachelorette Paint Parties offer a distinctive and memorable way to celebrate such a significant moment in one's life.

"Andrea provided a wonderful paint class for our team building activity! She had a warm presence and offered us different techniques. Each of us incorporated some of the new techniques into our own piece. Andrea's teaching style and years of expertise in art left us talking about our wonderful experience for several days!"
-Jenica Bonnel, Descartes Labs

Andrea's teaching style and years of expertise in art left us talking about our wonderful experience for several days!"