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This is a group for anyone interested in coming to Artisan Santa Fe for workshops, demos, shopping visits and more! We are Santa Fe's oldest fine art supply store serving your needs since 1975! Come in and check out our thousands of tubes of paint - from oil to watercolor to acrylic, Montana spray paint and more! We have a studio space at the front of our retail store that acts as a workshop/event/radio set & stage. We welcome anyone to join this group and keep up with us - artists, students, art appreciators - anyone in the community who wants to be here.

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THE ART OF BOOK COLLAGE LESSON 1: MINING THE HARDBACK WITH MELINDA TIDWELL $135

Monday, March 25th, 2019 from 10AM to 4PM (hour lunch break included) for $135 + tax BYOM. Register ONLINE please: calendar.artisansantafe.com/events/the Discarded hardback books, especially old ones, are a treasure trove of materials for collage. Bring your old worn books and together we will deconstruct them and create fun abstract book collages on paper from the harvest. Students will learn how to deconstruct a hardback book, tips for cutting and adhesives, and many ideas for altering these rich collage materials. Students should bring their own materials (suggested below) and paper will be provided. Skill Level: Open to all skill levels – beginning to advanced. No Refunds after March 21st,[masked]% discount available 30 days prior to and including class date Please park on Maclovia Street between Artisan and Autozone – Please DO NOT park directly behind our building Materials List: old hardback books w/ fabric covers (min. 3) Scissors Exacto knife with new blade Cutting pad – small Metal edge ruler Acrylic medium (not gel) and/or pva glue Paintbrush for gluing, ½” and 1″ flats pint size plastic tubs for water and acrylic paper towels apron Optional: Needles and embroidery thread Pens/pencils/erasers Your favorite collage materials Instructor will bring: Awl Various hole punches Utility knife Magazines to catch excess glue 9 x 12 cold press WC paper Bio: Melinda Tidwell is a collage artist with an interest in discarded books. Her love of books and vintage materials lured her from the world of graphic design and into her current work in book collage. Tidwell’s collages are shown in yearly gallery exhibitions, international art fairs, and are included in numerous private and corporate collections in the United States. Her work is currently represented by galleries in San Francisco, Seattle, Sun Valley, and Santa Fe. Melinda also teaches from her studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and at other venues around the country.

PALETTE KNIFE & BOLD BRUSHWORK $130 or $145

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Friday, March 29th, 2019 from 10AM to 4PM (hour lunch break included) for $130 BYOM or $145 materials provided* (traditional or water-mixable oil) Register online: www.calendar.artisansantafe.com/events/palette-knife Taught by modernist, master painter, Kathryn Stedham, this workshop will focus on oil tools and techniques to create unique and expressive paintings. Students will be encouraged to experiment and practice palette knife, brush techniques, and surface textures, while working on their own paintings. The session will also cover the Stedham Method of non-toxic oil painting and clean up. All levels, first timers to practicing artists are welcome! Take your paintings to a new level- join us for this dynamic workshop! The workshop is open to both traditional and water-soluble oil painters. *If students pay $145, Artisan will provide an 11″ x 14″ canvas, for students to keep, brushes and palette knife to use during class and paint to share – either traditional oil or water-mixable oil.* Max 12 No Refunds after March 25th 10% discount available 30 days prior to and including class date Please park on Maclovia Street between Artisan and Autozone – Please DO NOT park directly behind our building

Going Beyond the Brush Learn to Paint with the Palette Knife

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 | 1 to 3PM, at Santa Fe store. FREE DEMO. Beyond the Brush: Learn to Paint with the Palette Knife - with Matthew Higginbotham Please register online: calendar.artisansantafe.com Attention palette knife painters or those curious about the use of the palette knife in painting! Landscape painter Matthew Higginbotham will talk about his process and techniques as an oil painter with a primary focus on the use of the palette knife. He will discuss: composition, color palette, mediums, and how he interprets landscapes. Even though the demo will focus on landscapes, figurative and still life painters are welcome to join as well. Free and open to all! Maximum 20 people PLEASE PARK ON ARTISAN’S SIDE STREET, MACLOVIA Bio: Matthew Higginbotham was born in Colorado Springs, CO. in 1963. His early beginnings with art took place in a pottery studio in 1974 at the age of 11 at Tulsa’s Philbrook Art Institute. This weekend class his mother enrolled him in opened up something deeper that would one day lead to a career in the arts, first on the kick wheel and eventually on canvas. From[masked], Higginbotham owned Northwest Pottery and Fine Arts based in Spokane, Washington, selling both functional pottery and fine are ceramics. Galleries such as Sasak in the Seattle Design Center, Seattle’s Southwest Collections, and others throughout the state marketed and sold his work. Then in early 1995 a creative transformation occurred that led to painting. He discovered a new way to communicate his creative vision in the immediacy of painting on canvas that he felt was absent in painting glazes on pottery. This change was profound. In a matter of weeks, he decided to sell most of his pottery equipment and devote himself entirely to painting.

Oil Painting Workshop with Charles Thomas $375 + tax

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3 Day Oil Painting Workshop with Charles Thomas |Friday and Saturday, April 5th, 6th from 10am-4pm & Sunday, April 7th from 1 – 4pm | $375 BYOM + Tax | Santa Fe. Register Online: https://www.artisansantafe.com/event/oil-painting-workshop-with-charles-thomas In this three-day class we will cover the essentials of what goes into a successful oil painting; composition and drawing, color and value, paint handling, edges and putting it all together into a coherent design. Working with instructor-supplied reference, and painting from life, we’ll go over how to execute a painting from start to finish, with a step-by-step approach. There will be plenty of individual instruction and also instructor demos each day. All skill levels welcome. Equipment and supply list to follow. Day 1 Landscapes: We’ll all utilize the same instructor provided reference to paint a landscape in three steps, each preceded by a demo, with individual instruction at each stage. Day 2 Architectural: We’ll again use instructor supplied reference and work to execute a finished scene where an architectural subject is the center of interest. Day 3 Still-Life: We will set up a still life composition in the workshop space while utilizing the same approach of a demo after each step – working to execute a finished still-life from direct observation and no reference. Still-lifes are an essential and useful painting exercise as they reinforce painting from life without any photo reference. ~~~ Materials: students provide: Canvas panels 12” x 16” or 9” x 12” minimum – 4 total, toned or untoned Odorless mineral spirits only Oil paints – suggested colors: Titanium white Cadmium yellow pale or lemon Cadmium yellow medium Cadmium Red Light Terra Rose or Red Ochre or Mars Red Yellow Ochre Quinacridone red or Alizarin Crimson Ultramarine Blue Burnt Sienna Optional: Chromium Oxide Green, Raw Sienna, Cadmium orange

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Acrylic/Mixed Media Applications with Dan McBride

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