Summer Art Camp 2018 at

The Camp at Capilla Peak, LLC, Manzano, NM

Fire UP Creativity

June 21-26, 2018

 

Summer in New Mexico takes us (at least us Texans) away from heat and humidity, but this year’s camp theme puts us all in the fire of artistic creation. Using heat, fire and oxidation, textile and surface design artist Susie Monday will teach a variety of surface design techniques for fabric that use heat to make them work:  soy wax batik, fabric rusting, burnt edge finishes and fire mark-making, and low-water fiber reactive dye (it takes heat!) on silk and cellulose rayon. Linda will lead campers in writing exercises designed to develop facility at explaining and communicating our artistic processes and intent. 

Local artist teacher Tomas Wolff will teach us to make clay amulets, beads and whistles, earth-fired at camp. Austin jewelry artist Carissa Jade McAtee will teach resin jewelry techniques.These optional workshops may require small additional supply fees (around $20).

Participants will leave camp with a shared sample stack of textiles, recipes for techniques and hands-on experience.

Campfires and s’mores, nature walks and talks from local experts, and a field trips to an area attraction are part of the fun. Wow also hope that some campers will sign up for an evening presentation about something close to their hearts, about 45 minutes after dinner to share a passion or lead an activity.

Fee includes four full days of workshops, 5 nights of lodging and all meals except for one box lunch, to order. Transportation included from Albuquerque International Airport or you are welcome to drive in. All inclusive $725. Rooms assigned on a first come basis, ranging from mini cabins to shared bedrooms to single rooms next to dorm-style bathrooms (see below). Supply list and details furnished upon registration or inquiry. 

As ever, there are limited spaces at camp. We will also accept a few “day campers’’ this year from the area who have their own housing in the area (reduced fee), but the camp will still be intimate and special, limited to 25 participants, including staff.  If you send me a payment be sure to include your preference for housing (last year's air-conditioning issues will resolved!):

Library apartment (2 beds/campers) 

Barn main apartment (2 beds/campers) 

Barn Bedroom by bathroom (1 bed/camper)

Barn Bedroom (1 bed/camper) AVAILABLE

5 cabins (each 1 or 2 campers) TWO AVAILABLE

Main Cabin Twin (2 beds/campers)

Main Cabin Double (1 double bed -- 1 or 2 campers) AVAILABLE

CAMP FUN and EXTRAS

Morning meditation, yoga and writing warmups, 1/2 hour after breakfast daily
Evening campfires and s’mores, weather permitting
Delicious meals with simple vegetarian options always available (beans, cheese, grains, veggies)
Picnic field trip to Capilla Peak for nature walk and drawing workshop
Mountain biking and walking trails throughout the camp. Two bikes available.
Individual and/or small group iPad workshops (the basics, painting and drawing apps, collage apps and more) with Susie by appointment
Complementary drinks and snacks at happy hour in the main cabin each night (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages!) We will have a limited quantity of good box wine and basic beers, if you prefer, BYOB
Special evening guest speakers and presentations by campers of their areas of expertise
Open studios as arranged with focus workshop teachers

Wifi service throughout the camp

OPTIONAL — Expedition to Mountainair galleries

 

If you haven’t attended a session before, know that the camp is free-flowing and loose.  You can sit on the front porch if you’d rather do that than take in a studio session. Studios are open for free exploration until about 9:30 each night. Meals are communal and simple, delicious and nutritious, emblematic of New Mexico and Southwestern cuisine. Breakfast and lunch are buffet fix-your-own while dinner is in the Main Cabin. Plans are afoot this year for a dinner in the open air EarthShip. 

The rooms range from tiny cabins that can sleep two but are more comfortable for one, single rooms and shared twin rooms that share dorm style bathrooms. Spouses or non-workshop attending partners or friends can attend for a reduced workshop, but they must be sharing a bed or cabin with the participating camper, or if not, pay full price. Let me know if you want to bring someone!

 $725 CAMP FEES INCLUDE

5 nights lodging in cozy rustic cabins, Barn or Main Cabin.

Transportation from and to airport as needed 

Note: spouse, friend or partner who do not participate in workshops and who are sharing a room or bed with a camper will pay a discounted fee of $600

Not included: supply fees to individual teachers (usually less than $25), one meal in Mountainair — box lunch about $10, additional supplies you can purchase from teachers. Other special dietary needs must be met by campers (ie paleo, gluten free, vegan.) Bodywork on offer from camp staff, extra nights or meals at the camp before or after official start and finish dates.

Contact Susie for details, PayPal invoice and/or mailing address for check at  susiemonday@gmail.com

Early Bird registrants who pay the deposit before Feb. 15, 2018 receive a $25 discount, for a total fee of $700.

Hold your spot with a non-refundable $100 deposit. If not enough interest by March 15 and the camp is canceled, your deposit will be returned in full. Payment in full is due June 1, 2018.

EMAIL  or call me for REGISTRATION FORM, PAYMENT DEADLINES AND OTHER INFORMATION

susiemonday@me.com

210-643-2128

 Let loose your inner art camper (mountain woman?)

Let loose your inner art camper (mountain woman?)

 Amazing landscape and views from Capilla Peak, part of the Manzano Mountains southeast of Albuquerque. 

Amazing landscape and views from Capilla Peak, part of the Manzano Mountains southeast of Albuquerque. 

 Soy wax batik on silk and rayon scarves will be one of the heat-based processes explored with creative, open-ended design activities.

Soy wax batik on silk and rayon scarves will be one of the heat-based processes explored with creative, open-ended design activities.

 Drawing exercises, collage and design activities will form the foundation for original creative work for surface design and other art camp activities.

Drawing exercises, collage and design activities will form the foundation for original creative work for surface design and other art camp activities.

 Sixty-plus acres of pine forest adjacent to the National Forest --are always available for hiking, nature walks, biking and exploration. Please bring your own helmet if biking.   

Sixty-plus acres of pine forest adjacent to the National Forest --are always available for hiking, nature walks, biking and exploration. Please bring your own helmet if biking.

 

 Mini Cabins are circled around the campfire area. Indoor solo and double rooms next to dorm style bathrooms are available, too.

Mini Cabins are circled around the campfire area. Indoor solo and double rooms next to dorm style bathrooms are available, too.

 Evenings include campfire time and optional open studio work sessions.

Evenings include campfire time and optional open studio work sessions.

 iPad altered image from the camp's Earth Ship wall, photo art by Patricia Schulz

iPad altered image from the camp's Earth Ship wall, photo art by Patricia Schulz