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T1 Enchanted Textures of Taos, New Mexico

Level II – This class is for those who have taken at least one class in the medium. Students should be comfortable with the basics of how to use and manipulate the medium.

Level III – This class is for those who have significant experience in the medium – two to three or more classes or a year or more of experience.

Taos’ light, color, and culture have inspired modern artists for over 125 years to create inspirational and memorable paintings. Taos is especially stunning in the autumn with glorious textures and colors. Professional artist and instructor Martha Mans will concentrate on water media and gouache painting with a special small presentation about how she creates her casein paintings, which is becoming an increasingly popular medium. She welcomes acrylic, oil, and watercolor painters to join in this fabulous adventure.

We will visit a different location each day with a demonstration by Martha to encourage you to try water media techniques designed to help you hone your painting skills. After breakfast, our day will begin with a gathering at a specific location to watch a demonstration and take technical advice. We will enjoy the rest of the day painting with a break to have lunch and continue painting in the afternoon for as long as you would like. Since studying how other artists approach painting is important to your artistic growth, and to further your art experience, Martha strongly advises that you take a little time to visit one or more of the wonderful museums or art galleries in Taos to study what other artists both from the past or present find so interesting and inspiring about Taos. We will gather for a critique in the afternoon around 4 p.m. before you head out on your own for dinner at one of the many restaurants Taos has to offer.

Immerse yourself in a complete painting experience both by creating art yourself and being in the presence of beautiful historic art and the surrounding landscape.

Please note: There will be a pre-workshop gathering on Sunday, Sept. 29.

Please note: By registering for this class you are agreeing to adhere to the Fine Art Center Bemis School of Art’s publicity waiver, medical waiver, and other general policies.


Instructor: Martha Mans

Supply List: Enchanted Textures of Taos New Mexico

FAC Member Price: $480

Non-Member Price: $495



Class Dates:

September 30-October 4


9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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5 sessions


Bemis School of Art

30 W Dale St

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