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A Sense of Place

Diane Williams & Chuck Potter, 4 days

  • Ended
  • 800 US dollars
  • Apache Ridge Road

Service Description

Whether a world traveler or a homebody, a sense of place naturally finds its way into our paintings. 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 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 will demonstrate techniques that get you in touch with your surroundings. We will identify how “place” is sensed and perceived and then translated into abstract painting. Instruction includes demonstrations in basic and advanced acrylic painting techniques including painting with rust to create the patina of age, sumi ink and Stabillo pencils to create expressive mark making, and handmade stenciling and collage to create patterns. The results are alive, authentic, and exhilarating. Unveil the mysteries of abstraction by practicing techniques in form/spatial relation, rhythm, and motion. Each student will receive individual instruction and group critique. For all levels of painters. Working in acrylic and water-based medium. No oil. Registration includes lunch and refreshments. Diane Williams and Chuck Potter 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.

Cancellation Policy

Please read the tab More>Your Health & Wellness for Covid Policy. Vaccination required. 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 • A minimum of 10 students is required per workshop. If the minimum is not met 30 days before the start date, the workshop may 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 full refund • Student cancellations must be submitted in writing, and received by • Cancellations made 31 days before the first day of class receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee • Any cancellations made 30 days or less 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 full refund less a $100 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 $100 fee will be charged on all returned checks

Contact Details

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


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