Two sessions of  Summer Art Camp at Capilla Peak are on target for this year! The heart of the experience is full four days of creativity with new techniques in surface design and mixed media, iPad art, encaustic and printmaking, as well as all the fun of summer camp with s’mores around the camp fire, walks in the pines, a picnic on Capilla Mountain, and area field trips. Susie Monday leads design from the heart sessions, screen printing and soy wax batik for surface design, and art on the iPad sign-up sessions. Guest artist Junanne Peck returns  with 4 days of printmaking sessions with the pin press and her portable etching press. Guest artist Dale Jenssen will be leading sessions in metal work. We'll also have a mosaic artist, Tomas Wolfe, from Mountainair, hosting one day workshops each session as an optional offering.

Camp fees are all inclusive, 5 days lodging, meals and instruction plus extras -- for less than the cost of a bed-and-breakfast or hotel: $750

Session 1: Markmaking and Printmaking on Paper and Fabric with Junanne Peck and Susie Monday

Thursday afternoon June 29 though breakfast, Tuesday, July 4

The camp will start after supper with our hosts’ introductions to the camp, overview of activities, creativity and design exercises,  Thursday, June 29, 7-9 pm

Friday through Monday, Workshop Days and Open Studios

FOCUS: Mark making and Printmaking with Junanne Peck,

Five 3-hour instructional studio workshops by Juneanne and Susie plus additional optional open studio time evenings and afternoons.

Explore pattern and texture by experimenting with a variety of printmaking methods. Monotype is one of the most direct ways of creating prints and often appeals to people that enjoy spontaneity and experimentation. Join printmaker Junanne Peck on a 4-day of exploration and fun. You will learn how to make wood cuts,drypoint, monoprinting on paper and fabric textured prints using found objects,drawings and stencils and discover how to build your images up in layers to create rich and colorful works of art.

Susie will include sessions using watersoluble crayon screen printing and dye paint batik with soy wax on fabric. Combine these technique with Junanne's printing techniques for unique, complex surface design on fabric.

 Emphasis will be on color, visual texture, line and composition. $10 supply fee with extra paper and fabric available for purchase from instructors.

Also included during this time will be a Susie Monday design workshop (develop additional original ideas for your printmaking  work with Junanne), an optional Mosaic Workshop in Mountainair with Tomas Wolfe, the artist who has filled the town with his murals (included in camp fee) and, weather permitting, a picnic to the Capilla Peak mountaintop with nature drawing instruction and nature walk.  The workshops will end with a share and tell art show after dinner on Monday, July 3 and a festive breakfast July 4, Tuesday before departures. 

Those who wish may extend their stay to July 5 and we will have available a field trip into Mountainair for their annual 4th of July parade and lunch on your own in town (additional fee for one extra night at camp).

 

Session 2: Metal Work with Dale Jenssen

Thursday afternoon July 6 though brunch Tuesday July 11

Friday through Monday, Workshop Days and Open Studios

FOCUS: Metal Work with Dale Jenssen

Five 3-hour instructional studio workshops by Dale, plus additional optional open studio time

During this workshop you will make great looking home accessories from sheet metal, using simple techniques that I have developed over the past 20 years. We will spend the first three days on several small projects that will familiarize you with the basics of cutting, filing, bending, and rivet use. For those of you who attended in 2016, we'll be doing some different projects this time around. Here’s the skinny:

    •    Safety issues

    •    Types of metal; gauges, properties, advantages/drawbacks, etc. 

    •    Cutting techniques and shortcuts, use of the shears, jeweler’s saw, cutting “windows” in larger pieces.

    •    Punching, and drilling. Use of the drill press. Different types of punches available, dies, chisels.

    •    Metal folding and bending tricks and techniques, multiple bends in a single piece, corners, edge finishing.

    •    Template drafting/general. Lampshade drafting.

    •    Riveting with decorative nails, pop-rivets, (We won’t be soldering in this class.)

    •    Electrical considerations, lamp wiring

    •    Surface treatments: textures, patinas, paint, powder-coating, resists/sand-blasting, sealants

    •    Incorporating other materials into your projects.

On the last two days of the workshop Dale can assign more complex projects OR you can work on a project(s) of your choosing. Dale:"If you have something in particular that you would like to make from sheet metal, by all means bring your idea/sketches to class and I will make time to help you realize your vision. We will be using galvanized sheet metal for our projects. Those wishing to use copper or brass must make arrangements with me by June 15, 2017."

Also included during this time will be a Susie Monday design workshop (develop additional original ideas for your printmaking and mixed media work with Dale),  an  optional Mosaic Workshop in Mountainair with Tomas Wolfe, the artist who has filled the town with his murals (included in camp fee) and, weather permitting, a picnic to the Capilla Peak mountaintop with nature drawing instruction and nature walk. The workshops will end with a share and tell art show after dinner on Monday, July 10 and a festive brunch July 11, Tuesday, before departures. 

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 Salinas Missions National Park

OPTIONAL - Mosaic Workshop in Mountainair with Tomás Wolfe

 

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. 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.

 $750 CAMP FEES INCLUDE

5 nights lodging in cozy rustic cabins, Barn or Main Cabin. Accommodation choices: 2 single rooms in Barn, 2 double rooms in barn, (all accommodations are limited and are first come, first serve, based on deposits received. No private bathrooms, all are shared.)    

5 dinners, 3 lunches, 5 breakfast/brunches = 13 meals (all except for one box lunch ordered to your specifications for Mountainair outing):         

4 1/2 workshop days ash open studio sessions nightly — PLUS all camp activities.    

TOTAL         $750

Transportation from and to airport $20 per trip (Extra fee)  

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 $500

Limited transportation is available from Albuquerque airport to the camp and back with prior arrangements and a per trip fee of $20, payable with your camp fees

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, iPad apps. Bodywork on offer from other camp participants TBA, extra nights or meals at the camp between sessions TBA

 

EMAIL Me for REGISTRATION FORM, PAYMENT DEADLINES AND OTHER INFORMATION

susiemonday@me.com

Printmaking with Junanne Peck

Printmaking with Junanne Peck

Metal work with Dale Jenssen

Metal work with Dale Jenssen

Earth art, nature fun

Earth art, nature fun

Mark-making and  printmaking with Junanne Peck

Mark-making and  printmaking with Junanne Peck

With Susie: Rainbow screen with soluble crayons, perfect for small art quilts.

With Susie: Rainbow screen with soluble crayons, perfect for small art quilts.

Sixty-plus acres of pine forest adjacent to the National Forest -- for hiking, nature walks, biking and exploration  

Sixty-plus acres of pine forest adjacent to the National Forest -- for hiking, nature walks, biking and exploration

 

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