A Sense of Place

Diane Williams & Chuck Potter, 3-days

  • Started Aug 20
  • 650 US dollars
  • Apache Ridge Road

Service Description

Whether a world traveler or a homebody, a sense of place naturally finds its way into our painting. Social isolation has allowed us to consider our internal space more than ever. In this workshop we examine the concept of “place” by painting the essence of landscape - both internal and external. You will practice abstract acrylic painting techniques that are connected to the spirit in nature. Abstract painting is often misconstrued as an unrecognizable style of painting where no standard rules of perspective, color theory, or composition exist. We will dispel that myth. Venture with us into the realm of self-expression by learning to harness nature's energy and direct it onto the canvas. We begin by demonstrating techniques that get you in touch with your surroundings. And we’ll also identify how “place” is sensed, perceived, and then translate into abstract painting. Instruction includes demonstrations in basic and advanced techniques including painting with rust to create the patina of age, sumi ink, and Stabillo pencils, along with create expressive mark making, handmade stenciling, and collage to create patterns. The results are alive, authentic, and exhilarating. Unveil the mysteries of abstraction by practicing techniques in form, rhythm and motion. Each student receives individual instruction and group critique. Diane Williams and Chuck Potter https://www.dianewilliamsart.net http://www.chuckpotterart.net Diane and Chuck hold Master of Fine Arts degrees in Studio Art and Consciousness from John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, CA. They studied at the University of Hangzhou China, incorporating calligraphy, traditional Chinese landscape painting and Chinese medicine with western art practices. Their studios are in Benicia, CA. (I AN I Studio) and Greenville, CA. (Diamond I AN I Studio). They teach in their Benicia studio and at their mountain retreat in Greenville. They offer destination workshops in places such as Whidbey Island, WA; Morrow Bay, CA; Gualala, CA, and Marin MOCA, CA. Diane and Chuck have produced video workshop series with Jen Tough Gallery of Santa Fe and have an ongoing Zoom workshops. Their works can be found in corporate, public, and personal collections nationally and worldwide.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Payment and Refund Policy • Enrollment is only guaranteed with registration and full payment • We use PayPal and QuickBooks for your online payment and refunds. Keeping your financial information secure is absolutely our top priority. Please contact us if you prefer to pay by check or money order • The full payment must be received 30 days before the first day of the workshop • A minimum of 10 students is required per workshop. If the minimum is not met 30 days before the start date, the workshop will be cancelled. Students will be notified via email. A full refund will be issued. It is recommended that student not make non-refundable travel or lodging arrangement prior to 30 days • If Santa Fe Artists Getaway cancels the workshop for any reason, students shall receive a 100% refund • Student cancellations must be submitted in writing, and received by btoddarts@gmail.com • Cancellations made 30 days before the first day of class receive a full refund, less a $50 processing fee • Any cancellations made less than 30 days in advance of the first day will receive no refund, unless there is a wait list and another student takes that place; then the student shall receive a 100% refund less a $50 processing fee • No refund, credits or transfers will be applied on or after the workshop start date • No refund, credit or make-up will be offered for missed days • A $50 fee will be charged on all returned checks

Contact Details

  • 83 Apache Ridge Road, Santa Fe, NM, USA

    402-297-4843

    btoddarts@gmail.com