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This three-day intensive workshop is designed to rapidly elevate your creative motivation, experience, and skills. The instructional focus is on the elements of design, composition, and painting techniques. Morning lectures and demonstrations with hand-out materials will be followed by immersive practice with individual attention to encourage your artistic growth and to strengthen your unique artistic voice.
The setting for the workshop will be in a spacious, traditional art classroom with worktables, chairs, whiteboard, and projection system. Plentiful parking is available in the lot in front of the art center, which is also ADA compliant. Participants are responsible for bringing their own artist materials, easels, and refreshments. A detailed supply list and daily agenda will be provided upon registration. All participants must comply with all New Mexico Department of Health and facility guidelines for safe and responsible gathering. More info is available at

Award-winning contemporary artist Carla Forrest paints the New West in her spectral luminescent works, inspired by direct observation of nature and life. Honored as a Local Treasure by the Albuquerque Arts Business Association, Carla obtained her Bachelor of Arts in studio art from State University of New York, Master of Science in Teaching Visual Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology, and Doctorate in Organizational Learning and Instructional Technologies from the University of New Mexico. "I approach painting as an observer of the soul, enlightening the viewer about the presence, wonder, and dignity of nature and life. I want the viewer to value place and person in a space of spirit and heart and bring this illumination into their personal environments."

$295 Early Bird Registration is open through June 30th. Register at

$375 Full Registration will be charged from July 1 through July 31.

Online registration closes on August 1st. After then, wait list and late registrations, if available, may be arranged by calling or texting Carla Forrest at (505) 410-2444 for an additional $25 late registration fee.

A $25 cancellation fee will be charged for all refunds requested up to July 25. After that time, no refunds will be given.

Contact Carla Forrest at (505) 410-2444 or for questions or alternate registration.