Local Art Classes

Jane Shoenfeld "Mesa"


The fee is $175.00 (tax and art materials included) for a three hour Mini Intensive.

Locals (with or without guests) are welcome to join these small group three hour intensives! These classes are scheduled upon request, so contact Jane if you would like to join in. All materials including a set of 32 pastel half sticks to keep are provided.

There is a 10% discount for locals and their guests.







PASTELS AT TWILIGHT 2020  Seven Wednesday Sessions

August 5 - SEPTEMBER 16   $320 for entire series  - pro rated to $265 for five sessions 

 All levels of experience welcome 

Plein Air Pastel Painting In Santa Fe/Seven Weeks / Seven Different Locations    5:15 to 8:15 PM

Join us outside in the vivid and changing light of Santa Fe at twilight! We will focus on color, imaginative simplification and a vibrant and energetic use of pastel and mixed media technqiues. The process of the class will include both   structure and concepts and loosening up and "letting go."

Class study will include an ongoing focus on the relationship between light and dark tones and color. Seeing the "value" of a color will greatly enhance the strength of your composition. Pastel painting is also enlivened by energetic mark making. Knowing when to blend, making areas soft and graceful and when to leave marks as they are, retaining immediacy, is another focus of this series. Each class will include demonstration & technical instruction on the sequence of developing a pastel landscape. You must supply your own transportation and art materials. A supply list will be provided. Inquire about attending a part of the the series, if you would like to come but cannot attend ALL the sessions





 CANYON COLORS 2020 TWO DAY INTENSIVE: The Pastel Landscape at Ghost Ranch

 Fri,  October 9 through Saturday, October 10

 Friday,  ZOOM session  from 5:30 to 8:30 PM     Saturday,  Ghost Ranch,  10PM to 5PM  - contact Jane for tuition details  

Join Jane on an excursion to Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu. On Friday evening, the class will meet in the studio in Santa Fe, where Jane will teach you how to create brilliant color with pastel techniques. On Saturday, the class will meet in Abiquiu. You will create expressive paintings of the canyons and mesa where O'Keeffe found inspiration. You must supply your own transportation and art materials. A supply list will be provided.


Class size limited to eight participants   Six Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8:30PM    Starts January15, last session February 19


We will work from photographs of the landscape. 
Pastel techniques, including mixed media pastel, will be taught. Imaginative simplification, creative use of edges and transitions, and an exploration and understanding of the relationship between COLOR and DARK AND LIGHT TONES 
will be emphasized. Loosening up exercises that stimulate your 
imagination and connection to what you want to
 express are an important part of each class.


Plan a special day for yourself and/or your guests around a trip to Ghost Ranch. Instruction and all art materials supplied. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details



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