Retreats & Workshops
Painting - Order, Chaos, Intuition
with Amy Metier in Southwest Colorado
June 20 - 24, 2023
The Harmony Barn in Mancos, Colorado. Click on images to see larger.
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Painting - Chaos, Order and Intuition will immerse you in the beauty and nature of Southwestern Colorado through abstract painting capturing the local landscape and spirit of the area. This workshop is geared towards experienced women artists who are seeking to deepen their painting practice both inwardly in terms of inner consciousness and expression and outwardly using formal elements to bring order to the work itself. This course offers daily exercises to loosen up while painting to regional poetry- inviting chaos, and trusting your intuition. In the afternoon, you will have time to develop prolonged paintings in your own voice. Amy will share information on formal elements such as composition, color and other artistic approaches by inspiring contemporary artists in a visual presentation in the evening.
Emphasis in this workshop will be on the use of watermedia, to include watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein, ink and mixed media drawing materials. Participants are expected to bring their own painting and drawing materials to include paints, brushes and paper. A detailed materials list and course syllabus will be sent out by April 1.
Amy Metier has an MFA in Painting and is a former Professor of Fine Arts at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has led painting workshops in both Giverny and La Napoule in France and been awarded artist residencies at Vermont Studio Center, the American Academy in Rome, the Ballinglen Foundation, the Mandelieu La Napoule and the Alfred Klotts Foundations in France. She exhibits at the William Havu Gallery in Denver. Metier's abstract paintings are in the collections of the Denver Art Museum and the Kirkland Museum in Denver as well as private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
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Artists will have full access to a well-lit studio with individual workspaces, indoor and outdoor sitting areas, and a full kitchen. Activities will include exploration of the area as well as Mesa Verde National Park which may involve walking and minor hiking.
This five-day workshop takes place from the 20th to 24th of June, 2023. Participants arrive on the 19th and depart on the 25th of June (The workshop is for five days with arrival and departure day making it seven days). The cost is $900 which includes tuition, lunches , dinners and snacks, and the use of the studio space. Payment is made to Jody Chapel or Four Corners Creates. Checks or credit card (through Square) are accepted.
Participants are responsible for their accommodations. See Accommodations page. For information on the Mancos area and how to get there, visit About the Area.
Registration begins mid December, 2022. A $500 non-refundable registration deposit must be received by March 1st, 2023 (see payment options below). Registration is based on a first come, first serve basis. Final payment must be made on or before April 15. Full refund will be made if the class is cancelled. In light of COVID-19, Harmony Barn will follow all state and county recommendations. And, although masks are not currently required (we completely respect your decision to wear one if you choose to do so). We do ask If you feel unwell or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.
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