Bullseye Resource Center.
Photo Courtesy Bullseye Resource Center.
Santa Fe and Taos workshops invite inspired visitors to express themselves.
By Ashley M. Biggers
Santa Fe and Taos' respective histories as art colonies date back to the early 20th century. The success of Los Cincos Pintores and the Taos Society of Artists drew artists to the northern New Mexico towns, which have cultivated creativity in every medium. With alleyways lined with galleries and artist studios, it's easy for the art-making bug to bite in these towns.
Travelers can join ongoing workshops while on vacation at Bullseye Resource Center Santa Fe, an art glass studio offering single or multi-day sessions in fused glass. Join a session to make holiday ornaments, coasters, and other decorative objects.
Photo Courtesy Paseo Pottery.
Santa Fe's Paseo Pottery gives the paint night phenomenon a new spin at its Suds and Mud pottery classes. Attendees complete a glazed clay vessel in the two-hour sessions perfect for date nights. paseopottery.com
Santa Fe-based international portraitist Robbi Firestone founded Santa Fe Art Classes and encourages attendees to paint outside the lines during her custom sessions. Firestone's classes are part paint class, part creativity pep talk.
Taos resident photographer Geraint Smith shows workshop participants how to capture the perfect landscape in his guided, day- or half-day photography outings to popular northern New Mexico destinations, such as the Rio Grande Gorge and the San Francisco de Asís mission church.
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops recruits top photographers from around the world to teach. While many classes are for professional photographers, some sessions, such as those photography basics and landscapes, welcome amateur enthusiasts.