September in Taos!

September 28 - 30 | Taos, New Mexico

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Learn the Art of Taos. Experience a long September weekend in beautiful Northern New Mexico, September 28 through 30, 2017.
The Doel Reed Center for the Arts presents September classes designed by expert local instructors for inquiring adults.

Course costs: $400
Early enrollment special: $350 before August 15, 2017
Course fees do not include food or lodging.

We have reserved a small block of Deluxe Fireplace rooms at the Sagebrush Inn.  Cost per person (double occupancy) is $275 for lodging Wednesday through Sunday. This includes breakfast. To reserve, email carol.moder@okstate.edu.

Ready to enroll? Visit the OSU Marketplace. For further Information on courses, contact Carol Moder at carol.moder@okstate.edu, 405-612-8295 or Hollye Goddard at hollyesue@cox.net, 602-465-1644.

Exploring Taos through Photography
View iconic Taos locations -- La Hacienda de los Martinez, the E. L. Blumenschein Home & Museum, Ledoux Street, the Mabel Dodge Luhan Home , and the San Francisco de Asis Church - and capture these exceptional views with your digital SLR or point-and shoot camera. This class covers everything from an introduction to digital technology to important digital camera settings, and how to start taking a good picture no matter the subject matter. Students learn how to start controlling light, color, and atmosphere while learning the controls of their camera. Perfect for the entry-level enthusiast……all while exploring some of Taos, New Mexico’s historic locations.
Steven Bundy is a fine art photographer whose central subject matter focuses on Landscape and Southwest Americana in and around the western United States. He blends his 36-year background in civil engineering and its associated "Left-Brain" analytical thinking with his 16 years of Fine Art Photography experience and its "Right-Brain" creativity into all of his photographic images. Published images are included in New Mexico Magazine, Colorado Life Magazine, and Cowboys and Indians Magazine. He has taught photography workshops in Santa Fe and Taos.

The Art of Fused Glass
Create beautiful glass pendants, bracelets, night lights, and ornaments. Learn the science of glass and methods for cutting and fusing glass. Experiment with color, shape, and types of glass. A great opportunity to create your own distinctive works.
Diane Harris is from Muskogee Oklahoma and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BS in Computer Science in 1982 and a Masters of Education with emphasis in Art History from University of Central Oklahoma in 2005. Since 2001, she has studied warm and fused glass, taught workshops for children and adults, and created innovative works of fused glass art. She has lived in Taos since 2010 and participates in Art & Fine Craft shows in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico. She shows her work in Ammann Gallery in Taos.

Color in the Taos Landscape: Monoprint & Painting Workshop
Study color and contrast in the Taos landscape with artist Suzanne Wiggin. She will guide you in the creation of monoprints. Using plexiglass plates and a limited palate of inks, you will create a personal “monoprint sketchbook” of the breathtaking landscape surrounding the Doel Reed Center for the Arts. Once you have your sketchbook, you will explore the range of colors in the in the landscape through oil painting. You will come away with a deeper understanding of color in the Taos landscape.
Suzanne Wiggin was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where her family has been for generations. Forty years ago she moved to Taos, New Mexico, as a teenager. Taos Valley has had a profound impact on her artistic vision. The land with its storms and clear light is the focus of her paintings and monotypes. Her education includes a Masters of Fine Arts from Boston University and a Bachelor of Art Education from the University of New Mexico. Her work has been exhibited widely and is represented by Winterowd Fine Art of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Inside the Art of Taos
Join us for a behind the scenes look at the distinctive art of Taos. Begin with curated views and discussions of the historic work of the Taos Society of Artists and the Taos Moderns. Then take an inside look at the contemporary art scene, visiting prominent artists and viewing their current works. The studio tours will be hosted by Taos master printmaker, Jennifer Lynch.
Jennifer Lynch received her M.F.A. in printmaking from Hunter College in New York City and B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute. She is an active painter and printmaker and exhibits regularly, most recently in Taos, New York and California. Her teaching experience spans ten years at the College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Community College, and the University of New Mexico/Taos. Her connections with the Taos art scene will open doors to studios rarely seen by Taos visitors.


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September in Taos!
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Learn the Art of Taos.
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