Friday, October 18, 2013


Dialogues Through the Veil, detail
Tuesday, April 29 - Friday, May 2, 2014
9:30 - 3:30 pm
at  Elizabeth Buckley's studio in Albuquerque, NM
An intimate class:  limited to 7 students

The illusion of transparency can be created through the careful use of technique, color and value.  In this workshop, we will explore how the French masters achieved transparency, how to merge different layers of imagery, and how this can apply to contemporary tapestry.  Intermediate level students need a working knowledge of basic tapestry techniques.

Workshop Fee:  $375.00 (sales tax included)
Materials Fee:  $26.75 (sales tax included) for art supplies and weft yarn
Deposit:  $100.00, non-refundable, due ASAP
Balance Due:  $301.75 by March 31, 2014

To Register:
Contact Elizabeth Buckley

Supplies to Bring:

Warped portable looms, 7 - 8 inches wide, 9 -10 epi. If using doubled warps, use 20/6 cotton seine twine at 10 epi.  If using single warps, use 12/6 or 12/9 cotton seine twine.
   Suggested looms:  Shannock, Mirrix, Hagen, Copper Pipe
   ( few looms available to rent)
Sketches of your own photos of ideas you have for transparency
Examples of your work
Glue stick
Sharpie markers
Bobbins, if you use them
Portable table lamp (optional)
Sack lunch each day

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Fossil, Feather, and Light: the Texture of Memory
Since so many of you have asked, I have created a new page on the top tab bar, SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS, listing where you can see my latest works in person.  You can view a few images of my tapestries on display,  find out venue location and hours, and attend artist receptions and talks related to each show.  There is no substitute for seeing the real tapestry and all the nuances that cannot be captured in a photo.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Drawing as Meditation: Sharpening the Eye to See

A weekly class held at Elizabeth Buckley's studio, Albuquerque, NM

Mondays 10:00 am - noon


Session I:  January 6 - February 10, 2014

Session II:  February 24 - March 31, 2014
Session III:  April 7 - May 12, 2014


Drawing is a practice in observation and focus; a way of fine-tuning the eye to see.  Come learn the language of line, and how the pencil can articulate edge, shadow, shape, form, and texture. From the horizon line to a blade of grass, we will explore different approaches to drawing and how the pencil can articulate what we observe.  Come experience how drawing can become a way of putting thoughts on paper.                 

This is a safe and supportive environment for those with no previous art experience.   We will start with the basics, with each session building on the previous one. There is no such thing as an awful line!   Come with a sense of wonder and play.
Those who think they cannot draw will discover they can.

To Register:  contact Elizabeth Buckley

Teaching Fee per session: $145.00 (tax included)
Materials Fee per session:  $21.40 (tax included)
Deposit:  $50.00, nonrefundable, due December 1 2013
Balance due first class, January 6, 2014
Subsequent session due first day each session, February 24 and April 7, 2014

Students need to bring:
 --sketchbook, no smaller than 5" x 7".  An 8" x 10" or 8.5" x 11" would be a good size.  The paper needs to be plain, with no lines.  Cold press (with a texture) is nice.  A spiral binding is good.  This will be your own sketch journal for the time we are together.
--file folder
--notebook for taking notes
--pencils:  ebony, a soft white, 2B, 4B, 9B
--soft lead colored pencils (Crayola, Prismacolor)
--erasers:  kneaded, white polymer
--pencil sharpener (small, portable)