American Southwest

Art Safaris 2012

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Watermedia for Self-Expression with Carol Duchamp

Watercolor and Fluid Acrylic

tba 2012

Class Fee: tba

Inclusive in Workshop:
- 8 nights lodging .
- Santa Fe transfers from Albuquerque Airport & ground transportation for excursions.
- All breakfasts, welcome & farewell dinners.
- Class related excursions to Abiquiu, Ghost Ranch, Chimayo, Ojo Caliente & Taos Pueblo.
- Visits to O'Keeffe & Folk Art Museums & Santa Fe galleries.
- Workshop tuition. Art materials list to be provided.

Not Included:
- Airfare, meals and excursions not described in itinerary.
(Southwest Airlines flies into Albuquerque)
Course Outline
A vast and dreamlike horizon stretches over the high mesas of Indian country. Incredible landscapes of high chaparral and red rock canyons display remnants of the Golden Age of the Pueblo Indians. Luminious skies, earth pigments and folk traditions add to our palette of colors. We visit the healing sanctuary of Chimayo, Taos Pueblo, Ojo Caliente Hot Springs,and enjoy Santa Fe's Folk Art and O'Keeffe Museums and Canyon Road Galleries.
Built in 1816, Chimayo is the Lourdes of New Mexico - whose holy earth beneath the church's floor is reputed to have miraculous healing powers.

We will visit the home of Georgia O'Keeffe in Abiquiu and a few of her favorite painting sites at Ghost Ranch.

This watercolor and fluid acrylic painting workshop is ideal for beginners, teachers, therapists and artists, working in any medium, who are seeking a fresh start. Non-artists wishing to explore watercolor as self-expression are welcome. Whether your work moves in a realistic or abstract direction, class methods for exploring the poetic spontaneity of watercolor will be appreciated. Using a full range of wet-into-wet techniques, we will encourage 'the inner artist' to create a personal visual language, discovering the colors, shapes and subjects unique to each of us.

Class demonstration and discussion will include wetting the paper, color flooding and gradation, brushwork, compositional energy, atmospheric effects, edge tinting, textual elegance and the use of watercolor crayon. We will expereiment with the beauty of accidents, back-up puddles and capillary action. Class size is limited to 12.SantaFewatercolorpaintingclass_californiacoast_artworkshop

Carol Duchamp, M.A. University of Strasbourg, France, has been leading outdoor painting classes in the U.S. and abroad for 20 years. Her teaching style encourages experimentation and self-discovery in a supportive environment that nourishes the intuitive power of self-expression. Her watercolors are rich in color, lushly staurated and sensual in form, and have been described as "cosmic, flowing and full of light." Carol teaches at her Studio on the Mesa in West Marin and for UCSC Extension Cupertino, City College of San Francisco Fort Mason Campus and Art Trek. Carol exhibits her work in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.

To enroll in the Santa Fe waterolor class, please mail a $500 deposit check made payable to Art Trek. Mail to Carol Duchamp, Art Trek, P.O. Box 1103, Bolinas, CA 94924. Email You will receive a confirmation packet and detailed pre-departure information including suggested materials list.

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