The Taos Art School
        

PAINTING THE MISSIONS OF NEW MEXICO
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Limited to 12 Participants

Tuition: $565


Image: Ranchos de Taos, San Frisco church

This plein air painting class will spend time at each of these missions. The Missions of the West are compelling monuments built of Earth, Stone, Timbers, Sweat and Faith.

Their sculptural walls and intimate details have inspired artists for many generations. Built of Adobe, and smoothed by centuries of the touch of human hands, they flow in undulating lines that are a delight to paint and photograph as they rise from the land like forms of nature, greeting the light. We car-pool to all sites and share a Dutch-lunch.

 

Materials lists will be available, give us a call.

MISSION SITES VISITED

SAN FRANCISCO DE ASSIS

In Taos, New Mexico, this Icon of the Southwest, with its massive sculptural buttresses, has had a magnetic attraction to artists since the beginning of the 20th Century. Hundreds of painters and photographers, including Georgia O’Keeffe, have responded to its spell. Ansel Adams said that its presence was so powerful, its combination of Form, Line, Space, Light and Shadow so compelling that it convinced him to pursue photography instead of music.
Lunch in the courtyard.

SAN JOSE DE GRACIA

This ancient mission located in the charming mountain town of Las Trampas, offers a rustic simplicity set against a beautiful backdrop of rugged Ponderosa Pine covered hills.
Its unusual exterior features an outside choir loft supported by hand-adzed wooden beams.
Picnic Lunch.

   

EL SANTUARIO DE CHIMAYO

This lovely Family Chapel, built in 1813, is located
in a quaint village tucked into a cottonwood shaded valley.
It has been called the ‘Lourdes of New Mexico’
because it has long been a special destination for Pilgrims
who believe that its "sacred earth" has healing powers.
Lunch at historic Hacienda

     

LA M0RADA DE DON FERNANDO

There is a large cross in the courtyard of this church which was the subject of Georgia O’Keeffe’s many paintings titled "New Mexico Cross". The building itself has been lovingly restored and features a lovely arched adobe gateway.
Lunch at Caffè Renato

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Image:
La Morada - picture by Debbie Nelson, 2009 participant

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We love to chat about our classes!

LODGING
Students are invited to stay together with your class at a local hotel. 
This includes a full breakfast every morning with your group before class.
6 nights lodging
Check-in Sun., PM, Check-out, Sat. AM.

 

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TAOS ART SCHOOL
P.O. BOX 2588, TAOS, NEW MEXICO, 87571
(575) 758-0350
http://taosartschool.org

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