On Location
San Miguel de Allende

Modern Montage: A Creative Retreat

with Maggie Taylor

October 21 – 25, 2024

  • Package Price $3195.00
  • International Deposit $1500.00

Course Description

Calling all Photoshop-savvy collage enthusiasts! Go on location in San Miguel de Allende with Maggie Taylor to explore new realms in digital collage. With Maggie’s guidance, participants spend five days finessing carefully crafted digital collages. It is a process that takes time and patience but also provides plenty of room for creativity and experimentation.

In addition to time crafting images and learning from Maggie’s follow-along demos in our classroom, there are numerous field trips on this adventure. Each trip offers a visually rich opportunity to collect more elements to weave into a collage. Maggie also offers one-on-one guidance for work in progress. 

Bring along your laptop with your Creative Cloud Photoshop app to use in class. You arrive with a cache of images you’ve already begun to work with, and from there we push the boundaries of photographic shape-shifting. 

If you are comfortable working with layer masks in complex Photoshop files, you’re a perfect candidate to travel through the magical and multifaceted world of digital montage with Maggie as your guide, mentor, and conspirator. At the end of our week together, you have gained new skills and techniques to stimulate your creativity, made giant strides on your digital collages, and joined a creative community of like-minded artists.

Additional Information

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Amateurs, Advanced Amateurs, Professionals
What You Should Know:

This workshop is open to participants with a working knowledge of digital workflow and solid Photoshop skills. Those who have never studied with Maggie before as well as alums from previous classes will benefit from this workshop. The demos will be brand new, and the in-person work time on your images with Maggie’s help is invaluable.

Special Notes:

Participants should plan to travel to San Miguel no later than Sunday, October 20. Workshop check-in will be on Monday morning, followed by breakfast and a brief orientation. The workshop ends on Friday evening with a final dinner and image presentations.

Visit the San Miguel Campus page on our website for details on accommodations, meals, transportation, and more.

Enrollment for this San Miguel workshop is limited to 12 participants.

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 San Miguel de Allende, long days, and seasonal weather. 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.
Participants should be able to engage in moderate outdoor exercise for up to an hour or more at a time including walking on uneven terrain such as cobblestone walkways and roads, dirt, and loose rock.
Policies:

View Payment, Refund, Withdrawal, and Transfer Policies for this International Program.

Accommodations:

For participants wanting to stay at Hotel Posada de la Aldea, double accommodations are $440 per person for 6 nights, Sunday through Friday, (for couples taking workshops and friends traveling together), or $830 per person, single accommodations for 6 nights, Sunday through Friday. Additional nights at the hotel can be arranged for participants; please discuss needs with the Administration Office in Santa Fe.

Package Price INFO:

$3,195 (USD) includes tuition, breakfast Monday through Saturday, lunch Monday through Friday, final dinner on Friday, and model/location/materials fees if applicable to the class. Hotel accommodations are not included in the package price; see details above.

Categories
Applications, Creative Vision, Fine Art, One-of-a-Kind
about
Maggie Taylor

Maggie Taylor spent ten years making color still-life photographs before transitioning to digital imaging in 1997. Her label-defying, whimsical, and poetic images have been collected by numerous museums. Her books include Internal Logic, No Ordinary DaysAdobe Photoshop Master Class: Maggie Taylor’s Landscape of DreamsSolutions Beginning with A, Through The Looking Glass, and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.

Website: maggietaylor.com

Instagram: @maggietaylor.art

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