Enrich your artistic spirit this winter and spring. Learn a new skill. Refine an existing ability.
Be inspired by the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Durango and Santa Fe.
Sorrel Sky Gallery hosts 1, 2 and 3-day workshops from January through May.
Artists will share their expertise and techniques, building your knowledge and confidence.


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Jane Chavez

Horsehair Basket Weaving | SANTA FE

Artist/Teacher: Jane Chavez
When: January 13, 2018
Location: Santa Fe
Cost: $250

“My horsehair baskets are contemporary in nature and traditional in materials.” –Jane Chavez 
Learn the art of horsehair basket weaving, influenced by antiquity and varied cultures. Initially weaving using pine needles, Jane turned to horsehair as the longer strands afforded her with even more opportunities for creativity. For over 20 years she has been using her basketry to tell unique stories and preserve a historic art form. This one-day workshop will provide insight into the foundation of basket weaving, as well as its intricate nature. This class is for beginners, supplies included. $250 REGISTER HERE


Painting in the Winter Landscape | SANTA FE

Artist/Teacher: Peggy Immel
When: February 23-25, 2018
Location: Santa Fe
Cost: $300

“I believe the ‘why’ of a painting matters more than the ‘what.’" –Peggy Immel
This 3-day workshop will focus on the unique aspects of painting the winter landscape, winter’s influence on light, values, color and atmospheric perspective. The first two days, field studies, photographs and sketches will be used to study and develop pieces that explore winter scenes. Reference materials provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own. Daily demonstrations in oil, but other media are welcome. Weather permitting, the final day will be spent painting field studies in plein air. Appropriate winter clothing, as well as a portable plein air easel required. This class is open to artists of all ability levels. $300

Painting And Mixed Media| SANTA FE

Artist/Teacher: BJ Briner
When: March 24 & 25, 2018
Location: Santa Fe
Cost: $275

“My imagination produces my art and my surroundings stimulate my imagination.” –BJ Briner
BJ’s paintings in oil on paper reflect the bold lines, soft hues and pastoral settings of the natural elements she sees each day. BJ seeks curious students who are willing to push their energy into form, style, mannerisms, techniques, and investigations. There will be a cross-pollination of painting and collaging to inspire. Her goal, hope and desire for this workshop is “to fill the ‘soul hole’ of each student.” This class is for beginners to intermediate. $275


Architecture in the Landscape - Painting the Character of Buildings | SANTA FE

Artist/Teacher: Stephanie Hartshorn
When: May 4-6, 2018
Location: Santa Fe

“It’s always a process…I’m always wanting to explore…wanting more expression.” –Stephanie Hartshorn
Stephanie, having practiced architecture, continues to engage structures as an art form. Learn to enjoy the experience of weaving an image together, staying open to the direction an idea may take, using the dynamic lines and curves of architecture in the landscape to paint the character of buildings. This class is for beginners to intermediate. $275 REGISTER HERE



Wildlife Painting | DURANGO

Artist/Teacher: Edward Aldrich
When: January 26-28, 2018
Location: Durango 

“Painting is … to have one’s vision come through.” –Ned Aldrich
This workshop is a wonderful platform to learn how to express all that goes into making an oil painting. All the major factors that are part of the development of a painting will be discussed, with emphasis on wildlife as the subject. Students will learn to have a new appreciation for what to look for in their own paintings, and to effectively achieve their vision. This class is for beginners to intermediate. $375 REGISTER HERE


Plein Air Painting In The Winter | DURANGO

Artist/Teacher: Sharon Abshagen
When: February 9-11, 2018
Location: Durango 

“People become artists because they see the world in a different light.” –Sharon Abshagen 
Passionate about painting from everyday life, Abshagen's goal is to inspire other painters to realize their passion as well. Brush strokes and palette knife techniques will be emphasized during the workshop, as well as learning how to self-critique, taking painting to the next level using newly-honed skills. This class is for beginners to intermediate. $275 REGISTER HERE


Landscape Painting | DURANGO

Artist/Teacher: Stephen Day
When: March 9-11, 2018 
Location: Durango 
Cost: $275

“Painting from life, cultivates a fresh spontaneous quality, reflective of life.” –Stephen Day
Capture the feeling and mood of the subject, and the constant state of change that is seen in nature and in ourselves. Stephen believes that the best way to learn how to paint, is to paint and paint and paint. During this 3-day workshop students will paint at least 5 paintings, thus learning a great deal about color mixing, brushwork, drawing, edges and values, building confidence in new and known skills. This class is for beginners to intermediate. $275 REGISTER HERE


Elements of Landscape Painting | DURANGO

Artist/Teacher: Peggy Immel
When: March 23-25, 2018
Location: Durango 
Cost: $300

“I believe the ‘why’ of a painting matters more than the ‘what.’" –Peggy Immel
A painting begins with an idea which generates a visual point of view. This 3-day workshop will use field studies, photographs and sketches to develop studio landscape paintings. Reference materials will be provided but students are encouraged to bring their own. Topics covered will include subject choice, composition, values, color and light, linear and atmospheric perspective, edges and paint quality. Daily demonstrations will be in oil but other media are welcome. This class is for beginners to intermediate. $300 REGISTER HERE


Mimi Bonkowske

Pine Needle Basket Making | DURANGO

Artist/Teacher: Mimi Bonkowske
When: April 28 & 29, 2018
Location: Durango 
Cost: $350

"Use nature’s gift to “make beautiful, wonderful and useful things.” –Mimi Bonkowske
Pine needle basket weaving conveys a sense of respect for the natural world and honors the skills of the ancient artists, who created artistry in a useful form. By passing on knowledge and expertise to others, with a modern interpretation, Mimi hopes that one of the oldest art forms continues to flourish, and never be lost. This workshop includes supplies and an instruction book. This class is for beginners. $350 REGISTER HERE













Click on the "REGISTER HERE" links above at the end of each workshop description to enroll for any of our 2018 artist workshops. Call us at 970-247-3555 with any questions or for more information.  We require payment in full to reserve your space. We accept credit cards, cash, and checks.

Sorrel Sky Gallery offers a 30 day return policy from the date of purchase. If you should need to cancel your workshop reservation, please contact Sorrel Sky Gallery at 970-247-3555. A full refund will be issued to your method of payment within 30 days of enrollment (payment). If Sorrel Sky cancels a workshop, you will receive a full refund.  We are, however, not responsible for additional costs – i.e. transportation or accommodation expenses.

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