Studio Visits / Mentoring by arrangement. Please contact Sara

Summer 2022

Cancelled  This workshop has been cancelled because of a personal situation. It will be rescheduled for 2023.

Drawing Is Everything: An Immersion in Abstract Drawing
July 14, 15, 16, 17

Santa Fe Artist Get Away, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gathering in beautiful northern New Mexico, we'll explore the area in and around Santa Fe, which is rich in visual inspiration. This class will concentrate on the evolution of drawing in the 21st century--which includes merging drawing with printmaking and collage techniques. as well as with painted surfaces. Students will work with intuitive, emotional and sensory input as well as consideration of abstract principles that add strength and authority to our work. We'll have the opportunity to work together in real time, to interpollinate perceptions, ideas and techniques.

Click here for details
: Santa Fe Artist Get Away

Or contact me for questions, content information.

Fall 2022

Zoom Drawing workshops will resume in October, 2022

Exploring Abstract Drawing:

This class meets once weekly for 90 minutes on Zoom.

Workshops Description

Exploring Abstract Drawing includes a commitment to drawing everyday, brief in class exercises, discussion of abstract drawing works by various artists and sharing of student work in class. We’ll be working with the ingredients important to making good art as well as the design principles that help us determine just what good art is. Students will complete weekly drawing assignments and brief daily “morning pages” outside of class. 

Included in Zoom drawing classes:

*Class drawing exercises and weekly assignments
*Access to Abstract Drawing Resource Page on padlet.com includes links, videos, images, artist interviews, ideas and inspiration.
*Access to Abstract Drawing Materials Page includes a wide variety of drawing materials: papers, mark making materials, paints, inks, brushes, pens, etc.
*Access to Abstract Drawing class page for sharing artwork
*group discussion and individual feedback
*Zoom video recordings

Drawing classes are limited to twelve students.

$380. Contact Sara
for information, registration

Surface History on Zoom: Layered Abstract Painting

This workshop meets for two days, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-noon and 1:00-4 pm Pacific Daylight Time on Zoom 

Surface History is a workshop for abstract painters, using several approaches to collage as a base for oil or acrylic painting as well as using abstract drawing under or over paint layers.

Workshop Description:

Collage drawings, prints, painted paper and an assortment of plain papers to create a variety of ground layers and create abstract structure. The addition of paint (house paint, oil and cold wax, oil pigment sticks or acrylic paint) and mark making materials (art graf, colored pencils, etc.) enhances the surface and reinforces compositional ideas. This is a unique opportunity to work with materials in a new, interactive way, with the potential to send your painting practice in exciting directions and increase your knowledge of what is possible. Artists will work on Strathmore Heavyweight Mixed Media paper and/or wood boards (flat or cradled), to add and subtract a creative mix of collage, drawing, printing and painting. This workshop is limited to eight students.

Workshop includes:

*Zoom instruction and demonstrations
*Slide shows and discussion of mixed media artwork from established artists
*Access to Surface History Resource Page on padlet.com--images, videos, links,    materials, ideas and inspiration
*Access to Surface History Materials Page
*Access to Surface History class page for sharing artwork
*group discussion and individual feedback
*instructor availability for questions during all workshop hours
*Zoom video recordings

Materials list available upon registration  $380.
Contact Sara for information, registration. 



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Studio Visits / Mentoring by arrangement. Please contact Sara

Summer 2022

Cancelled  This workshop has been cancelled because of a personal situation. It will be rescheduled for 2023.

Drawing Is Everything: An Immersion in Abstract Drawing
July 14, 15, 16, 17

Santa Fe Artist Get Away, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Gathering in beautiful northern New Mexico, we'll explore the area in and around Santa Fe, which is rich in visual inspiration. This class will concentrate on the evolution of drawing in the 21st century--which includes merging drawing with printmaking and collage techniques. as well as with painted surfaces. Students will work with intuitive, emotional and sensory input as well as consideration of abstract principles that add strength and authority to our work. We'll have the opportunity to work together in real time, to interpollinate perceptions, ideas and techniques.

Click here for details
: Santa Fe Artist Get Away

Or contact me for questions, content information.

Fall 2022

Zoom Drawing workshops will resume in October, 2022

Exploring Abstract Drawing:

This class meets once weekly for 90 minutes on Zoom.

Workshops Description

Exploring Abstract Drawing includes a commitment to drawing everyday, brief in class exercises, discussion of abstract drawing works by various artists and sharing of student work in class. We’ll be working with the ingredients important to making good art as well as the design principles that help us determine just what good art is. Students will complete weekly drawing assignments and brief daily “morning pages” outside of class. 

Included in Zoom drawing classes:

*Class drawing exercises and weekly assignments
*Access to Abstract Drawing Resource Page on padlet.com includes links, videos, images, artist interviews, ideas and inspiration.
*Access to Abstract Drawing Materials Page includes a wide variety of drawing materials: papers, mark making materials, paints, inks, brushes, pens, etc.
*Access to Abstract Drawing class page for sharing artwork
*group discussion and individual feedback
*Zoom video recordings

Drawing classes are limited to twelve students.

$380. Contact Sara
for information, registration

Surface History on Zoom: Layered Abstract Painting

This workshop meets for two days, Saturday and Sunday, 9am-noon and 1:00-4 pm Pacific Daylight Time on Zoom 

Surface History is a workshop for abstract painters, using several approaches to collage as a base for oil or acrylic painting as well as using abstract drawing under or over paint layers.

Workshop Description:

Collage drawings, prints, painted paper and an assortment of plain papers to create a variety of ground layers and create abstract structure. The addition of paint (house paint, oil and cold wax, oil pigment sticks or acrylic paint) and mark making materials (art graf, colored pencils, etc.) enhances the surface and reinforces compositional ideas. This is a unique opportunity to work with materials in a new, interactive way, with the potential to send your painting practice in exciting directions and increase your knowledge of what is possible. Artists will work on Strathmore Heavyweight Mixed Media paper and/or wood boards (flat or cradled), to add and subtract a creative mix of collage, drawing, printing and painting. This workshop is limited to eight students.

Workshop includes:

*Zoom instruction and demonstrations
*Slide shows and discussion of mixed media artwork from established artists
*Access to Surface History Resource Page on padlet.com--images, videos, links,    materials, ideas and inspiration
*Access to Surface History Materials Page
*Access to Surface History class page for sharing artwork
*group discussion and individual feedback
*instructor availability for questions during all workshop hours
*Zoom video recordings

Materials list available upon registration  $380.
Contact Sara for information, registration. 



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