Lighting the Way Workshop

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Fri, Nov 9, 2018
10:00 am--3:00 pm

Edu. Bldg. Great Room


Registration: or 575-288-5125.

Cost: $55  (to cover all materials – includes pre-cut support, hand colored papers, glue, pre-cut mat, instructional handouts)

Artist/Teacher:  Award winning artist, Laurel Weathersbee of Las Cruces, New Mexico, who has 15+ years experience teaching water-media, fiber arts and collage.

No art training or background required. Participants will use a variety of hand-colored collage papers–to create a beautiful work of glowing farolitos (luminarias). Finished work will be suitable for framing or to use as an image for your own greeting cards. All materials are provided: you won’t need anything but your own resource materials or ideas. Materials include a pre-cut 11 X 14 mat – if you want to hang your collage, you’ll be able to place it in a standard 11 X 14 frame.

We will spend the first part of the morning talking about color, value, texture and balance. Then, using the prepared materials, create unique and beautiful works focused on the New Mexican traditional farolitos that line our walkways and rooftops during the Christmas season. Plenty of parking. Bring a sack lunch. Refrigerator available. Bottled water and all art materials will be provided. Here is a class handout explaining the history of farolitos and the materials that will be provided for the workshop.