Saturday, May 10, 2014


Friday, October 31 - Monday, November 3, 2014
At Elizabeth Buckley's studio in Albuquerque, NM
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Use of shading techniques can expand the yarn palette without having to dye so many colors. In this workshop, we will work with how to create value changes using woven techniques based on gradations of dots and lines.  We will engage in a deeper exploration of how to create areas of transition in value, color, and shape.  Whether weaving from the front or the back of the tapestry, the possibilities are endless for creating depth in space, three-dimensionality, and shapes merging into other forms.   Intermediate level.  Students need to be familiar with basic tapestry techniques.
An intimate class:  limited to 7 students

Workshop Fee:  $375.00 (sales tax included)
Materials Fee:  $32.10 (sales tax included)  for art supplies and weft yarn
Deposit Due:  $100.00 non-refundable deposit to hold place; due ASAP.
Balance Due:  $307.10 by September 30, 2014

To Register:

Supplies to bring:
Warped portable looms 6 - 8 inches wide, 9 -10 epi with 12/9 or 12/6 cotton seine twine.
Suggested looms: Mirrix, Hagen, Shannock, Copper Pipe  (a few looms available to rent)
Sketches, your own photos or ideas you have for shading in tapestry
Examples of your work (2 or 3 pieces)
Glue stick
Sharpie markers
Hand beater
Bobbins, if you use them
Portable table lamp (optional)
Sack lunch each day

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Landscape Drawing in Santa Fe

Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2014
9:30 - 11:30 am
Meeting in NE Santa Fe off of Bishop's Lodge Road

Building on the Drawing as Meditation sessions, this class will focus on landscape and the use of colored pencil.  We will explore what fascinates us in our environment, be it a cluster of piƱon, aspen, cacti, or a distant vista.  We will play with different approaches to landscape, how to describe its essence through quality of line, contrast of light and shadow, texture, and composition.  When it is not windy, we will spend time outside to draw en plein air. Emphasis will continue to be on sharpening the eye to see, and how the hand with pencil can articulate our connection with what we observe.

Teaching Fee:  $145.00 (tax included)
Materials Fee:  $26.75 (tax included), for cold press papers, handouts, etc.
Instructor Gas:  $20.00 

Deposit:  $50.00 non-refundable ASAP
Balance Due first class, June 5, 2014:  $141.75

To Register, contact Elizabeth at:

Supplies you need to bring:
--sketchbook-- An 8" x 10" or 9" x 12" would be a good size.  The paper needs to be plain, with no lines, 65 – 85 pound weight, textured. (good brands are:  Strathmore, Canson, etc.) A spiral binding also is good. This will be your own sketch journal for the time we meet together.
--colored pencils with a soft lead.  Watercolor pencils are nice, but not necessary.
--hand-held pencil sharpener
--erasers:  (kneaded, white polymer)
--rubbing alcohol and Q-tips, or colored pencil extender