I have missed many things over the last year, but teaching in person workshops ranks at the top of the list. Two workshops are now scheduled for 2021 at Santa Fe Artist Getaway and I look forward to sharing experiences and working with artists in person again.


AUGUST 9 - 14, 2021


This is a hybrid Independent Study and Curriculum based course designed for artists comfortable with working independently and with an existing practice and knowledge of abstract painting methods.

• Days 1 & 2 will include morning exercises demos and discussions with afternoons devoted to painting.

• Days 3 thru 5 are devoted to all-day painting.

Guided exercises will spark new approaches to abstraction as artists experiment with process and materials, observe instructor demonstrations, and participate in instructor/peer collaboration and critiques.

Working independently and one-on-one with Krista, the focus is on professional development of your creative practice and challenges you to deepen your understanding of your work and your goals. The course is limited to 10 students. The two studios at Santa Fe Artists Getaway allocate generous workspaces for each artist to work on multiple and large-scale paintings.


$1450 / 5 DAYS / LIMIT 10 STUDENTS

Click here to register at SANTA FE ARTIST GETWAY


Meet & Greet: Monday, August 9 / 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Please plan to attend this. We'll have round table introductions and artists will be able to unload supplies and set up their stations.

Workshop Days: Tuesday, August 10 - Saturday, August 14

The studio will be open from 8am to 7pm for those wishing to work early or late.


SEPTEMBER 13 - 18, 2021



This is an Assisted Independent Study Workshop, designed for artists of all approaches with extensive experience and deeply devoted practices.

Artists will pursue their own body of work over the course of the 5 days. Personal guidance and one-on-one discussions will take place daily with Krista. Directed group discourse and discussion, peer interaction, informal demonstrations on technique, materials, color and composition will be interwoven throughout the workshop, but the focus is on allowing time to delve deeply into your work.

A portfolio review and interview will be required prior to acceptance.


$1450 / 5 DAYS / LIMIT 10 STUDENTS

Click here to register at SANTA FE ARTIST GETWAY



▪ Small class size with ample workspace for each artist

▪ Catered lunch each day with alternatives for dietary preferences

▪ Freeform presentations as well as more formal critiques

▪ Discussions on building strong compositions, surface texture, color, and mark-making

▪ Emphasis on your personal path to abstraction

▪ Build confidence and help overcome your inner critic in a supportive environment

▪ Ample open painting time for self-directed artists

▪ Allocated one-on-one discussions with Krista

▪ Peer support and engagement

This is a toxin-free workshop. Acrylic paints only please.


The health and safety of everyone is our priority. Please visit the SFAG website to find out more about what they are doing as well as updated cancellation policies. Health & Safety

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Artists are responsible for their flights, housing and daily transportation to the studio, which is located 8 miles from Santa Fe.

Once enrollment is confirmed we'll share the contact list so students can connect and co-ordinate to share housing or cars if they wish. Santa Fe Artist Getaway has a website with more information, photos of the property and details on payment, liability forms and cancellation policy.


Santa Fe is a beautiful and unique setting. If your schedule permits, allow extra days to explore and enjoy all it has to offer. You can check out the official tourism site at santafe.org The food is fabulous, there's great hiking for all levels, shopping is often a one-of-a-kind experience, and then there's art! You'll see everything from traditional Southwest Style to contemporary galleries at the Railyard and Site Santa Fe. So if you're travelling with a spouse, friend or partner they'll be busy too!

There are plenty of hotels, VRBO and AirB&B options for every budget. Plan early though, because the workshop may coincide with other festivals and events.


Website: www.kristaharris.com

Email: workshops@kristaharris.com Phone: 970-275-0056


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