Santa Fe, NM Workshop for Madeline Island School of the Arts Feb 2019

“Head of the River” 12″x18″

Not-So-Basic Basics with Skip Lawrence
MISA West – Santa Fe Campus
February 4-8, 2019 – Registration now open!
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Each day we will focus on a general concept of art that is applicable to every student no matter his or her level of experience, or preference for style or media.

Day 1 – Selecting the most appropriate dominance of color, value, line, or texture for the subject you select.

Day 2-  Declaring which contrast works best for your subject –strong – subtle; neutral -bright; busy – minimal.

Day 3-  Shapes and edges – most appropriate for the chosen subject. e.i.- soft organic shapes work well for traditional landscape paintings.  Geometric hard edged shapes for the cityscapes.

Day 4- Space and dimension –  Choose flat, shallow, or deep space coupled with 2-D or 3-D objects.

Day 5 – Summarize and declare a direction.

The workshop will run from Monday, February 4 through Friday, February 8. There will be a Welcome Reception for all MISA West workshop participants on Sunday evening, February 3, at 6pm.

Contact MISA with questions: 715-747-2054 or

Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) is ranked as one of the top five art and craft schools in the country. Summer workshops take place on Madeline Island, in Lake Superior, and winter workshops take place at two MISA West locations, Santa Fe and Tucson.
MISA West – Santa Fe is located in Downtown Santa Fe, just one block from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and Canyon Road, The Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza is host to MISA West – Santa Fe workshops. 
The luxury accommodations and light-filled studio space celebrate the authentic Southwestern style and culture of New Mexico. Students are steps away from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and the Lensic Performing Arts Center. At the end of a long day of art and exploration, kick back and enjoy a dip in the garden pool.

For more information, about Madeline Island School of the Arts visit

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