We’re so excited to announce our 2019 Workshop Series! Featuring drawing, painting, color theory, sculpture, and printmaking, ten gallery represented artists, as well as two guest artists, will share their inspiration and expertise, offering personal insights and individualized attention, building your knowledge and confidence.
“The generous exchange of knowledge and inspiration is such a positive experience for both artists and attendees.” – Shanan Campbell Wells
Starting in February and ending in June 2019, these 1, 2 and 3-day workshops will be available to beginner, intermediate, advanced and professional artists at our two locations, 828 Main Ave, Durango, Colorado, and 125 W. Palace Ave, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit Sorrel Sky for more detailed descriptions and registration information.
The Intersection of Manmade and Natural Worlds with Stephanie Hartshorn, February 1-3 – Santa Fe
Capture the vibrant energy of a cityscape or a pastoral scene with believable, relatable perspective. integrating structure through design intention, composition and brushwork This class is for beginners to intermediate.
Bigger or Smaller? Using Technology to Scale Your Sculpture with Star Liana York, February 23 – Santa Fe
Go Big. Go Small. Open up a whole new world of flexibility in scaling your sculptures through the process of 3-dimensional scanning and printing. This class is for professional sculptors.
Painting Powerful Pastels with Guest Artist Natasha Isenhour, March 2&3 – Santa Fe
Add confidence and personal expression to your pastel paintings while learning to utilize your color range more effectively and simplify your subject for more interesting compositions. This class is for intermediate to advanced.
It’s Not Easy Painting Green with Peggy Immel, March 8-10 – Santa Fe
This 3-day workshop will focus on learning how to easily and successfully capture the greens of spring and summer in your landscapes. This class is open to artists of all ability levels.
No Fear Oil Painting! with Lyn Boyer, March 15-17 – Durango
Learn 3 keys in 3 days to unlocking expression and start painting without fear! Creative brush handling, unraveling the color and light, and mastering edges. This class is for beginners to intermediate.
The Lens and Life of Expressionist Realism with BJ Briner, March 23&24 – Durango
Seeking curious painters looking to explore layering techniques of oil on paper, using different mediums of paper and materials to create collaged landscapes. This class is for beginners to intermediate.
Plein Air 101 – Taking It Outside with Peggy Immel, April 5-7 – Durango
For studio painters who have always wanted to paint en plein air. Explore systems and approaches that will make painting outside successful and fun. This class is open to artists experienced with their chosen medium.
Landscape Painting From Photographs with Bob Rohm, April 6&7 – Santa Fe
Use your own photographs to create studio landscapes that capture the feeling of a place, the atmosphere and overall sense of the environment. This class is open to artists interested in painting clean, color-rich, compositions.
A Fearless Start to Watercolors with Tamara Rymer April 13 – Santa Fe
Learn essential skills in controlling the seemingly unpredictable, flowing nature of watercolors. Overcome the initial intimidation and paint with confidence. This class is for beginners.
Ignite Your Creativity! with Guest Artist Deborah Sussex, April 26-28 – Durango
Unglue your mind and stick to your art by reigniting your creative passion. Open to all levels of ability, from amateur to professional, all who value their creative life and have artistic dreams that they are eager to pursue.
Printmaking with Maura Allen April 27&28 – Santa Fe
Explore the many facets of printmaking and screen printing. Covering initial concept, color, pattern, and how the selection of images create a unique visual narrative. This class is open to artists of all ability levels.
Wildlife Painting and Drawing with Edward Aldrich, May 10-12 – Durango
Advance your knowledge of, and confidence in, painting and drawing animals. Understand the relevance of both technical ability and conceptual awareness. This class is for beginners to intermediate.
Let It Flow Watercolor with Dawn Davis, May 17-19 – Santa Fe
Paint from your inner self and enjoy the creative process. Benefit from personalized attention to your style and goals, as well as demonstrations and critiques. This class is open to artists of all ability levels.
The (UN)Limited Palette with John Farnsworth, June 1&2 – Santa Fe
Learn the basics of color theory and color mixing using only the three primary colors: blue, red, yellow (plus white in oil or acrylic) and discover a truly unlimited palette. This class is open to artists of all ability levels.
Gallery owner Shanan Campbell Wells finds the energy generated by the workshops contagious. “The generous exchange of knowledge and inspiration is such a positive experience for both artists and attendees. It’s even something visitors to the gallery can share in, as it seems to influence all who get the chance to observe or participate in a class.”
Sorrel Sky Gallery’s visionary approach to Western art allows new and experienced art enthusiasts the opportunity to select from a distinctive collection of contemporary and traditional fine art and jewelry. Founded in Durango, CO in 2002, Sorrel Sky Gallery opened its second location in Santa Fe, NM in 2014. Representing several acclaimed and renowned painters, sculptors and jewelers, including Kevin Red Star, Star Liana York, and former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse, among others.