SFW Online

Re-imagining the Landscape: Georgia O’Keeffe and Leonardo Padura

with Kate Oberdorfer Skov

June 8 - 18, 2021

Tuesdays and Fridays; 9:30-11:00 am (Mountain Time)

  • Tuition $425.00

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111.

Course Description

Leonardo Padura’s Cuba is gritty. It’s dark and dank and hot. At one point, Padura’s famous literary detective, Lieutenant Mario Conde, compares the heat in Havana to a “malign plague invading everything.” With each word Padura presents the Havana he wants readers to inhabit. How does he use tone, pace, and scale to characterize the city?

Georgia O’Keeffe uses paint to create her landscapes. She paints the skulls; she paints the flowers; she paints the canyons and the mountains and the skyscrapers. What stories do O’Keeffe's landscapes tell us, and how are they conveyed to viewers through paint?

O’Keeffe and Padura are unrivaled in representing landscape, and to put them in conversation with each other, we read Padura’s Havana Red and excerpts from Georgia O’Keeffe’s Wartime Texas Letters—as well as look at some of O’Keeffe’s most noteworthy paintings. How do these two artists wield their tools to create a scene, to evoke an emotion, to lay bare an underlying truth? What do their works have in common? How do they differ? How do we react to the different mediums and why?

The mission of any artist is to find, over and over, new ways of seeing so we can continue to grow within our craft. As we delve into the work of two artists with different approaches to depicting the land around them, we each create our own landscapes in whatever medium we choose, literary or visual.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

This program is open to everyone, writers and photographers, at all levels.

Special Notes:

Class will meet 9:30-11:00 am (Mountain Time) on Tuesdays and Fridays starting June 8 and ending June 18 (four online group sessions). Enrollment is limited to 12 participants.


Zoom Video Conferencing software (available for no charge from Zoom.com) will be used to facilitate the class sessions. Further details will be emailed to registrants.


View updated Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for 2021 online programs.


Santa Fe Workshops always aims to produce a high-quality experience for our online attendees. That said, variables including regional and local internet provider speeds, traffic on Zoom's servers, and your own computing hardware can contribute to a less than ideal streaming event. While we do our best to minimize the impact of these variables, they are outside the control of Santa Fe Workshops.

Policies:

View Withdrawal and Transfer Policies for online programs.

For the convenience of participants, recordings of each class session are posted privately for two weeks after the end of each session. Santa Fe Workshops takes the recordings down after two weeks to protect the intellectual property of our instructors.

Categories
Nature & Landscape, Writers Lab
about
Kate Oberdorfer Skov

Kate Oberdorfer Skov is a writer based out of Colorado. She is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School where she wrote her masters on Cuban exiles in Union City, NJ and continues to write about Cuba for the Huffington Post and Startup Cuba. She freelances for various book reviews and works on and off as the Personal Stylist for Anthropologie.

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