art spa workshops 2019


Upcoming Art Spa Workshops

July 25-26, 2019                    Inspired Enameling 

Sept. 4-6, 2019                     Creating Image Transfers in Artful Compositions

Sept. 28, 2019                      The BUZZ about BEES

October 3-4 , 2019               Knitting with COLOR!!


Expand your life journey with creativity, nutrition and relaxation in one of our unique workshops located in the hills of Santa Fe, NM.  Inspire and renew your creative spirit!

Join us for quiet but fun, exciting but restful artistic wonderment both through lectures and/or art classes and culinary demonstrations.  Take a creative journey while Arizona chef, Christine Hauber tantalizes your taste buds with healthy and easy culinary demonstrations, and hands on food creation and consumption. 



Info on Upcoming Workshops



Get the Buzz on these Important Pollinators


Three different dates to choose from:

September 28

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come to this fun, interactive, hands-on workshop to learn about New Mexico's 500 native bee species as well as honey bees. Participants will learn about the life of bees and their important role in the environment. This one-day workshop will fill you in on all things bees from pollination to honey production. Participants will explore the gardens and identify bees in a certified wildlife habitat. A bee inspired lunch will be provided, along with honey tasting that will compliment your meal and educational experience. Each participant will leave with their own handmade set of rolled and dipped beeswax candles and a native bee house for their own garden.


Saturday, September 28, 2019....Information & Registration:  CLICK HERE



Inspired Enameling:

Explore the Ancient Art of Melting Glass on Metal 


Instructor: Cande Toner

July 25 and 26

In this workshop, you will learn how to create heirloom quality enamel work. The proper materials and preparation will be discussed as to how to make a fine product that can be passed down to your grandchildren. You will learn how to choose the correct size of sheeting and how to prepare the work sheet for enameling. Then you will make a basic pendant, earrings, cabochon and beads. Once the basics are covered, you will then learn the different techniques of embellishing and creating your own designs. This will include stamping and writing inspirational sayings and/or characters and encasing them in the enamel. Safety in the studio and safety of the torch will be discussed in depth.

You can expect to come away with one or more beautiful, hand-crafted pieces of enamel work. 

  • Pair this workshop with Santa Fe's Historic Spanish Market!
  • Two lunches are provided. 

For additional information and to register.....CLICK HERE



Creating Image Transfers in Artful Compositions



Instructor: Barbara Diamond

September 4, 5 and 6th

With the use of a provided copier images, you will transfer these onto teabags, rice paper, organza and interesting papers. You will then alter the images as well as combine them into collaged pieces. These fabulous art pieces will then layered with unique tissue papers onto the surface of fabricated paper. 

Working the surface again when dry you will find hidden images that you can bring to life with additional colorants. You can bring your own copier images as well. 

  • Three lunches will be provided. 


Information & Registration: CLICK HERE


Knitting with COLOR!

Instructor: Kristen Hoke
October 3 and 4th

Taught by the creator of the Etsy shop, "posh by gosh", Kristen Hoke will show you how to create her popular long Bohemian Shawl in this 2-day class which will include lots of tips and discussion on using color. 

Whether you've been knitting for a thousand years or have simply always wanted to learn, we invite you to join us for this lively workshop which will take place in a beautiful and comfortable Santa Fe foothills home with lots of comfy seating and wonderful light. 

This workshop not only includes instruction, knitting time and great conversation but also a wonderful culinary experience each day. 

You will have ample time to knit and relax as well as time to explore the many beautiful thing that Santa Fe has to offer, such as viewing the glow of the aspens peaking in our mountains to the gathering of the colorful balloons of the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!

Come with an open spirit and desire to explore COLOR and leave not only with the beginnings of your own personal work of art, but also with new ideas, memories and INSPIRATION!

****A 'Materials List' will be provided at the time of your registration. 

For additional information and registration.....CLICK HERE

In all of these workshops, there is no experience needed. All levels of artistic ability can do this. You will have the freedom to grow in your creativity, so, come and play. You will have a ball!

All workshops hours are 9am-4pm and include morning coffee/tea and healthy lunches by Culinary Artist, Christine Hauber.

-Non-refundable unless we are able fill your spot. 

*This fee does not include accommodations. You will need to make your own arrangements for accommodations. Suggestions include: VRBO property #484999, VRBO property #1075427,   
Sage InnInn at Santa FeGuadalupe Inn or Pecos Trail Inn.  If you are in an RV, camp or stay in a camping cabin, the Rancheros De Santa Fe Campground is a pretty one and is close to our workshop location. 

 is a good option. 

Ellen Premack, who is our host and contact person will help answer any questions you may have. 



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