Join us for this beginner-to-intermediate level class on atmospheric painting inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s landscapes. Learn how to create a sense of vastness, depth, and dimension within the pictorial space through a variety of layering techniques with watercolor washes. O’Keeffe’s use of color and tonal gradation will serve as inspiration for exploring the expressive possibilities of landscape painting.
This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.
Space is limited, reservations required.
This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program.
Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.
Supplies needed for this class:
- A set of Watercolor tubes or a pan
- Watercolor pad or block of Strathmore 400 series or any other brand in any size between 9” x 12” and 11” x 14”
- A regular 2 pencil (a.k.a. HB) and an eraser
- Round and Flat Watercolor brushes (synthetic ‘Taklon’ brushes are fine): 3 to 4 Round brushes in the range of Size 8, 10, 12, 14
- 1 Flat brush of 1⁄2” to 1” width
- Watercolor palette with multiple wells and a larger area to mix color. A plastic palette works.
- Q-tips and paper towel or pieces of cotton rag (cut up pieces from a clean, used t-shirt works great)
- Masking tape if a watercolor pad is used instead of a watercolor block
- 2 to 3 empty glass jars or containers for holding water. Used yogurt containers or wide-mouth smaller glass jars work well
- Optional: Hair dryer if available
- Optional: A white wax crayon or a small piece of candle for optional resist techniques
- Optional: A set of watercolor pencils
About the Instructor
Sudeshna Sengupta’s career as a teaching artist spans multiple decades, continents, and cultures that inform her pedagogy of 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, she has been teaching 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.
This class is being offered on a sliding scale.
$10; minimal fee.
$20; covers the cost of the class.
$30; covers the cost of the class, plus a contribution to support educational programs.