In-Person Class: Santa Fe Urban Sketching

  • Saturday, July 20
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
  • 217 JOHNSON ST., SANTA FE, NM 87501.

Space is limited, registration required. Please email or call 505.946.1000 for assistance with event registration. All supplies included.

Join us for a morning of urban sketching around the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum to capture the iconic features of Santa Fe’s architectural beauty. Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s observational studies northern New Mexico’s adobe buildings, this workshop is designed to become a summer favorite for museum visitors and locals alike.

Participants will first meet in front of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and will walk as a group to a nearby street where class will take place. To begin the lesson, instructor Sudeshna Sengupta will demonstrate a variety of drawing styles and techniques using watercolor pencils, graphite pencils, sketch pens, and other tools. Participants will then gather supplies and set up their street-side drawing stations before beginning to work on their own urban sketches. While students work on their drawings, Sudeshna will offer advice and feedback.

This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.

Space is limited, reservations required. Please email or call 505.946.1000 for assistance with event registration.

This class will meet in front of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum , 217 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM. Weather permitting; registrants will be notified 24 hours in advance if the lesson is to be canceled.

Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.

About the Instructor:

Sudeshna Sengupta’s career as a teaching artist spans multiple decades, continents, and cultures that inform her pedagogy for decolonizing studio art. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in 1985 from Visva-Bharati, an international university founded in India, by the humanist poet Tagore, the first non-European Nobel Laureate (1913). After teaching art and design at the college level in New Delhi, Seattle, and California, she taught at NMSU-Alamogordo, where she established its first intaglio printmaking studio in 1995. Since moving to Santa Fe a few years ago, she has been teaching credit courses in online studio art at the Santa Fe Community College. She also conducts workshops and short courses and presents lectures and community-based art events for various age groups with civic, cultural, and community organizations in the US and in India, often with a focus on multicultural and inter-cultural experiences that emphasize human, cultural, and environmental connectedness through creativity. To see her art please visit Sengupta’s Instagram Page.


All supplies are included: Members $35 | Non-members $45

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