A five day mixed media retreat with Kate Thompson & Leighanna Light in beautiful Taos, New Mexico
Aug 12-16, 2015
Please join us for a very special retreat in beautiful Taos NM, where you will learn all about working with plaster, paint, ink, texture gels & much more.
Wed and thur Aug 12-13
Fractured Angelic painting
The first two days of this retreat is all about painting angels. We will be demonstrating at least 3 different paintings using plaster layered wood panels as the substrate. We will be showing students how to layer plaster, sand, layer more plaster with stencils then painted to create rich and mysterious backgrounds. The different paintings will be collage and painting an angel, creating a more abstract and expressive angel as well as creating a piece with my angel stencils to create a more primitive angel.
We will have a variety of angel images to share with the students that they can use for inspiration ranging from the religious/spiritual down to the angel that has been a bit fractured (which are our favorite). We will have a pinterest board available for students to look at for inspiration as well as they are collecting their images.
Friday Aug 14- Free day to explore Taos
Sat and sun Aug 15-16
Lily’s Book charming canvas book with pockets
Using some of the skills that we learned earlier in the week, we will create this sweet sturdy book that is made entirely out of canvas & embellishments. You will learn basic bookbinding skills, and we will experiment with texture gels, gesso, plaster, molding paste & ink to create fabulous backgrounds & pages. I first created this book 5 years ago to take with me on a special trip to Paris and it quickly became my favorite travel journal. The book starts out at approximately 5 x 7 inches, but can be much larger after we add embellishments. The canvas pages make it a hardy, durable book that can travel far & survive your most adventurous trips. We will fill it with secret compartments & pockets, perfect for your souvenirs & writing, providing a safe place to keep your writing that you may not want to share with the world. We love to show off our art journals, but this sometimes prevents me from writing all that I want to say. Now you can write your heart out & still have a gorgeous art book to show to your friends!This is an intense class with multiple steps, techniques & supplies, a lot of love & work goes into this book, but you will leave with gorgeous art book that will be treasured for years to come.
Friday June 12, 5 PM Farewell dinner
More about Kate Thompson- http://fracturedangelics.blogspot.com/
More about Leighanna Light- http://www.leighannalight.com
The Fine Print
All workshops will be held at Leighanna’s private studio in Ranchos De Taos. Workshops will run from 10AM to 5 PM. Leighanna lives with two dogs & her significant other. If you are allergic to dogs (or men) please look for our workshops at other venues.
The cost for this 5 day retreat is $975 in addition to a $50 non refundable deposit.
-4 days of workshops with Leighanna & Kate
-Sunday night welcome dinner
-Lunch, drinks & snacks for 4 workshop days
-A very special field trip on day 3 to explore Taos & all that it has to offer
-Friday night farewell dinner
Lodging, airfare & transportation not included.
We will provide some supplies, but you will need to bring a few things. A supply list, directions, and a list of lodging & transportation options will be sent upon registration. If you are interested in sharing a house with other participants I am happy to help you with arrangements. If you are interested, please let me know at least 2 months prior to the retreat.
To secure your spot, a $50 non refundable deposit will be required upon registration. The remaining balance will be due 30 days prior to your workshop.
We encourage full payment at the time of registration, workshops are limited to 10 participants & tend to fill up quickly. We accept checks, paypal and credit cards.
We do offer a payment plan, please contact Leighanna for details
If you would like to register or if you have any questions please contact
Leighanna at email@example.com or
Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Kate & Leighanna, please visit our websites...
We hope to see you in Taos!