On Location
Santa Fe

Mixing It Up: Paint and Photography

with Holly Roberts

Online registration for this program has closed. To check availability, find out about future dates, or if you would like further information, please call 505-983-1400 ext. 111. Also, get the SFW E-Newsletter for updates!

Sign-up for the Newsletter:

Course Description

Photography is a captivating medium in itself, but by incorporating it with other materials, we can open our minds and spark new ideas. In this workshop, Holly Roberts invites you to engage in exploration, investigation, and risk, as you combine—and recombine—disparate media: photographs, paint, text, and any other material you want to use.

We begin by experimenting with different ways of applying paint, and those painted surfaces that result become the core of the work to follow, guiding you towards your final image. Although photography is an important part of our process, it is only one of many components that contribute to the building of a successful image.

We also experiment with different transfer techniques—pigment, laser, contact paper, and polymer, to name a few—exploring the fine art of gluing and adhering. While using your own source material isn’t mandatory, it does help you connect your creative processes to the project.

Holly leads discussions and critiques (both group and individual) that improve our editing skills and hone our visual literacy. Throughout, participants are encouraged to contribute ideas and share techniques.

Spend five days pushing your aesthetic boundaries as you immerse yourself in the genre-bending world of mixed-media.

Additional Information

COVID-19 Update: For all in-person workshops and trips in 2023, Santa Fe Workshops highly recommends that all participants, staff, and instructors attending be up to date with Covid vaccinations (per definition of the CDC).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
All are welcome
Activity Level:
To get the most from your workshop experience, participants should be in good physical (mobility, stamina) and mental health. Come prepared for the high elevation of Santa Fe, long days, and seasonal weather including high temperatures. You must be able to carry your own photographic and personal gear at all times, both on campus and on location. You are responsible for being open and honest about your physical fitness, and we reserve the right to remove you from the workshop if we find your fitness to be less than that which you have described.
Policies:
Accommodations:

Participants are responsible for making their own accommodation arrangements in Santa Fe. On-campus accommodations are not currently available.

Meals:
Lunch Monday through Friday, dinner at the Friday evening Image Presentations, and daily beverage service are included.
Categories
Creative Vision, Fine Art, Multimedia, One-of-a-Kind
© Holly Roberts
about
Holly Roberts

Holly Roberts earned an M.F.A. from Arizona State University, Tempe, in 1981. Her work is nationally and internationally exhibited and has been published in five monographs. She has twice received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. In January of 2018 her work was exhibited in a one person retrospective at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, called 33 Years. In 2024 Roberts will have a 40 year retrospective at MOPA (Museum of Photographic Arts) called Storyteller: Holly Roberts.

Her first Monograph was Holly Roberts: Untitled 50, published by the Friends of Photography in 1989. Next came Holly Roberts: Works 1989-1999 published by Nazraeli Press, and in 2009 they published Holly Roberts: Works 2000-2009. In 2018 the Griffin Museum of Photography published another monograph called Holly Roberts: 33 Years, and in 2020 Candela Gallery published a catalog of her show with the gallery called Holly Roberts. A dedicated teacher as well as a prolific artist, she has had a profound effect on a community of artists around the country. She continues to live and work in the Southwest.

You May Also Like

SPARK ART: A Creative Workshop for Photographers

with Leanne Trivett S.

November 5 – 22, 2024

Light, Lighting, Lit

with Tony Corbell

November 4 – 22, 2024

The Black-and-White Image

with Carlan Tapp

November 2 – 20, 2024

The Critique Circle: A Six-Week Online Workshop

with Cheryle St. Onge

September 18 – October 23, 2024

The Visual Journal

with Michael Napper

September 14 – October 12, 2024
– Summer Season

A Taste of Santa Fe: Food and Restaurant Photography

with Douglas Merriam

July 22 – 24, 2024

Elevated Perspectives: Exploring Creative Drone Photography

with Rick Berk

September 17 and 19, 2024

The Fine Art of Flat Lay

with Philippa Stanton

September 4 – October 2, 2024

Portugal: A Rich Cultural Tapestry

with Jennifer Spelman

October 3 – 10, 2025

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice

with Stephen Wilkes

September 15 – 24, 2025

Vietnam: Land of the Blue Dragons

with Jennifer Spelman

April 4 – 15, 2025

Colombia: Colonial Cartagena and Carnival de Barranquilla

with Kike Calvo

February 22 – March 3, 2025