Each day we will work outdoors drawing inspiration from the magnificent Ghost Ranch landscape. Techniques of pastel application will be taught. In good weather, three-hour classes are held in scenic locations between five and ten minutes by car from the downtown plaza. Settings are beautiful and historic and include mountain views, incredible skies, Southwestern terrain and vegetation, and adobe houses scattered near and far. Studio classes, where we work from photographs of the landscape, are also available year round. Directions to various locations will be given to you upon registration.
Materials offered to you for your class are pastels, sketching materials, a variety of papers and blending tools, surfaces to work on, and packaging of your artwork to return safely home with you. Instruction on how to use all materials is supplied, as well as written handouts for you to keep. Additional media may be available upon request. Jane has chosen pastels for these classes because they are easily adaptable to sketching and pastel painting. Pastels are direct and forgiving with rich, vibrant color that is excellent for interpreting the Southwestern landscape.
The course will be hosted by Jane Shoenfeld. Jane is a gifted teacher who teaches from her brain, body and spirit. She is very professional and possesses a true gift to teach. Jane Shoenfeld, BFA, MA, LPAT, grew up in Maryland and moved to New York City to study art at Pratt Institute. Jane completed her graduate training at Pratt Institute in the late 1970s and exhibited her work in NYC Soho Galleries in the 1980s. Her medium was pastel and her subject matter was the still life.
She began working from photos and painting large pastels of the Southwest after her first trip to New Mexico in 1983. When she moved to New Mexico in 1987 and began working on location, her focus and passion became imaginative simplification and composition along with color.
Shoenfeld’s work has been exhibited and published both in New Mexico and on the East and West Coasts. Her pastel landscapes have been featured in American Artist magazine. Her painting Grace is featured on the cover of the October 2003 issue of the American Art Therapy Journal. She is currently represented by the Nightingale Wilder Gallery, Taos, New Mexico. She has been teaching for 19 years in colleges, universities and art schools, including the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. Jane is also a licensed art therapist who has focused on innovative ways of teaching fine art.
Sketching Santa Fe is designed to make it easy for you to have an art experience. All materials are supplied, including packaging finished work to travel home with you. Locations are easily accessible and transportation can be arranged. Jane will be happy to make arrangements with you personally.
A visit to Jane Shoenfeld’s studio can be arranged, independent of participating in a class. Visits are informal. Jane is relaxed, friendly and articulate in sharing about her process of making art as well as the gallery scene in Santa Fe
In warm weather, small group classes are generally scheduled on Friday morning. The tuition for a small group class of three or more, is $125 per person (plus tax). Fees for private classes are higher, but still very reasonable. With advance notice, a private class can be scheduled during your time in Santa Fe.
- The fee covers room/board
- Studio space
- Tuition and some supplemental art supplies.
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Personalized art adventures geared to your skill level and time schedule. Classes and workshops focus on the beauty of the Southwest landscape— canyon sunsets to adobe architecture. Studio, children's, private, and classes for meetings and seminars also available, and materials can be provided. Choose among four...
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