Discover Abiquiu through your own art.
I welcome all levels of experience. We create work, explore surface treatments on wet clay, and bisque fire our pieces. I teach in my studio in Abiquiu, as well as around the country and internationally.
In Abiquiu, life is simple and basic. The rawness of this area allows our personal coverings to be stripped down and the "real" to appear. Most people who come to the workshops experience new levels with their work.
There’s an incredible amount of sharing that happens and many times - lasting relationships are formed. I try to get people to think outside of what they know - get outside of their normal way of thinking and let something new come into their work.
My goal is for a person to not only have the opportunity to create work in a studio but also to be exposed to the New Mexican landscape, food, and culture. We will take walks to explore the landscape for inspiration and visit other artist studios, including the opportunity to tour the home and studio of Georgia O'Keeffe.
Sunday Meet & Greet Dinner at the Abiquiu Inn. Itinerary and a map to the studio will be provided.
Monday – Friday
• 9:30am start time. Demos from Debra and Studio time for developing personal work.
• Lunch is provided 3 days at the studio. Local New Mexican cuisine.
• Around 4pm we break for sightseeing, rest or continued studio time.
• A morning or afternoon field trip may be scheduled to Ghost Ranch, Chimayo, Plaza Blanca, etc.
Open studio every evening (except Friday).
We conclude on Friday with a sharing session and clean-up finishing by 3pm.
Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio Tour
Time is set aside one morning for participants to visit O’Keeffe’s Home and Studio. The tour is not mandatory but I highly recommend it. It’s a chance to see how O’Keeffe let nature be her source for inspiration. Many students find it incredibly useful to their learning and work. I coordinate sign-up for the tour so everyone can go together.
Fly into Santa Fe (SAF) or Albuquerque (ABQ) Airports. There is not any public transit to Abiquiu. To get here, rent a car or share a ride with fellow workshop member.
We are 1 hour from Santa Fe, 2 hours from Albuquerque.
The Studio is a 10 min drive from the Abiquiu Inn.
Abiquiu Inn, VRBO, and AirBnB. Reach out if I can assist with arranging room and board.
Basic materials are provided. Bring any favorite tools and brushes with you.
Nonrefundable Registration Fee
You have the option to add the Georgia O'Keefe Tour for $40
No refund will be granted within 30 days of the workshop.