Join me in Pecos New Mexico October 2015

'The Magic of New Mexico'            5x7        plein air pastel            ©Karen Margulis
purchase this painting here $95
Painting expressive plein air pastels involves all of our senses. It also requires the act of simplification. Removing the unnecessary. Making a simple plan and then letting go. Infusing a painting with emotion and beauty.

In our busy lives it is hard to do this. I have a proposal for you. Imagine immersing yourself into this world of simple beauty. Imagine taking the time to really see. Learn to use your senses to simplify and paint with expression and passion.

I have been invited to teach a pastel workshop in such a place. Consider joining me the week of October 7-14 for a Pastel Workshop Retreat at a wonderful Abbey in Pecos, New Mexico near Santa Fe.
'By the River'         5x7        pastel         $95

The Abbey has a retreat center and lovely grounds which includes a pond and wonderful trees. There is a river, distant mountain views, old buildings....plenty of painting inspiration. It is the perfect place for immersing ourselves for a few days in the wonderful world of art. We will spend time reflecting, experimenting, seeing and painting the beauty that surrounds us. I will share my techniques and thoughts about painting in a more loose, expressive and simple way. There will be many demos, discussions, feedback sessions and plenty of individual help at your easel.

A view from of the grounds

Workshop Dates:  October 8-13, 2015   4 day workshop
                                Arrive Thursday October 8th, workshop on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
                                and Monday. Depart Tuesday October 13. 

Where:                  Pecos Benedictine Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico located in the Pecos
                              River Canyon 25 miles east of Santa Fe. 

Cost:                    $800  includes  workshop instruction 4 days and lodging for 5 nights. Lodging   
                              includes 3 meals daily. 
                           *we will work to arrange shuttle from Santa Fe when registrations are
                             complete. The Santa Fe airport is about an hour from Pecos. You can fly into 
                             Albuquerque or Santa Fe. Albuquerque is an hour from Santa Fe so it may be
                             more efficient to fly into Santa Fe.*

How:                   To register for the workshop and secure your lodging please contact:
                          Bruce Wadsworth
                          Marketing/Retreat Director
                          Pecos Benedictine Monastery
                          Tues.-Sat. 9-3:00
                          (505)-757-6415 x112

                          (505)-946-7281 cell      


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