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Santa Fe 2108

Photo credits: Top: Krista Harris & Kelly Brickey, Bottom: Christie Taylor, Katy Kuhn, Julie Tierney



This is a 4 day / Level 2 class exploring Abstract Painting.
Designed for intermediate students interested in strengthening their work through exercises, demos, experimenting with new tools and techniques, and finding joy in your process.

The workshop will be limited to 10 students and we'll be working in a beautiful studio located just a few miles from Downtown Santa Fe.

Be inspired and challenged in a creative and supportive environment with Krista Harris, a professional painter who shares ways to create meaningful and authentic work.

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▪ Explore ways of seeing abstractly
▪ Expand your skills and visual vocabulary
▪ Investigate new techniques and tools for building richly layered surfaces
▪ Engage in critical dialogue about your practice and your goals
▪ Create a personal path to abstraction
▪ Share in exercises that build confidence and help overcome your inner critic in a supportive environment
▪ Instructor demos each day
▪ Individual time with Krista
▪ Peer support and engagement
▪ Discussions on building strong compositions, surface texture, color, and mark making.


The workshops tend to fill quickly so please reserve your space early to guarantee a spot.



DEPOSIT: $400 Holds your spot.

BALANCE $450 Due by Aug 1. Please mark your calendar for due date.

You can send your deposit by check or by clicking HERE to pay immediately with PayPal.
Please send your check and completed Registration Form & Liability Waiver to:

Krista Harris
518 County Rd 520
Bayfield, CO 81122

You may also make full payment, $850, in advance if you wish.


Your deposit is refundable, minus a $100 processing fee, if cancelled 45 days in advance, no later that August 1.

Beyond August 1, I will make every effort to fill your spot, in which case you will receive your deposit minus the $100 processing fee. In the event that I cannot fill the space you will forfeit your deposit but it may be applied to a future workshop date.

Please contact me in advance if you have any questions.

The studio is located at 123a Camino Teresa, 8 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, so you will need transportation. Once enrollment is complete I will share contact information with participants so you can coordinate travel if you'd like.


Travel and accommodations are not included in the workshop fee. You are responsible for making your own lodging and travel arrangements.

Santa Fe is an historic and beautiful city. If you can, allow extra days to explore and enjoy your time here. You can make a side trip to Georgia O'Keefe's home in Abiqui, visit Ten Thousand Waves Spa, or just wander the city's streets and visit galleries.


Santa Fe has a wide variety of accommodation options, but they book up well in advance so make your reservations as soon as possible.
Below is a just partial list of hotels. Rentals are also available through AirB&B or VRBO. Check locations on Google Maps.


* Pueblo Bonito B&B
* Inn of the Govenors
* Hotel Santa Fe
* Eldorado Hotel & Spa
* Inn & Spa at Loreto
* Hilton
* La Fonda
* Hotel St Francis

* Garrett's Desert Inn
* Santa Fe Sage Inn
* Santa Fe Motel & Suites
* El Rey Inn
* Comfort Suites
* Best Western

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If you're not driving, check flights into Santa Fe or Albuquerque. Santa Fe's small airport is serviced from Dallas, Denver and Phoenix, but most people fly into Albuquerque, which is about a 45 minute drive to Santa Fe. There are taxis and shuttle services from the Albuquerque airport. Check the official Santa Fe website for more travel information.


Our studio space, 123a Camino Teresa, Santa Fe

For any additional questions or information about the workshop, please contact me in advance at:, Phone: 970.275.0056. You can print a pdf version of this info HERE.

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