Yes, you read right…Fall, 2025. I know that’s a long time away, but we popular art instructors have to schedule these things far in advance.
I was very excited when Bluebird Studios contacted me about teaching because they’ve got a good thing going. Located just seven miles from the historic Santa Fe Plaza, the studio is tucked into the southern edge of the Sangre de Cristo mountains on a sheltered 9-acre horse ranch of rolling hills and arroyos dotted with piñion, juniper, chamisa and sagebrush just off the Old Santa Fe Trail. Although there’ll be plenty to paint at the ranch, this “base camp” offers a departure point for many inspiring painting spots around the city.
You’ll be treated well at the ranch with a complimentary breakfast each morning, beverages during the day to keep you hydrated (very important!) plus, if you desire, a catered lunch for $15/day extra. As for the workshop, I’ve designed it for both experienced beginners and advanced painters, and I will show you everything I know about “capturing the moment” in this beautiful high desert landscape. Besides painting, I expect we’ll have some “cultural enrichment” activities, since galleries and museums abound. Plus, my good friend and master painter Albert Handell has extended an invitation to visit his studio—an opportunity not to be missed.
I am so looking forward to this–even though it’s more than two years away–and I hope you’ll join me. For more information or to sign up go here: https://www.bluebirdstudiosantafe.com/beautiful-landscape-painting-outdoors-with-michael-chesley-johnson