Excitement for the Paradise Artist Retreat's return to the Tamaya Resort in New Mexico is building every day! From March 30-April 2nd, this truly unique event will bring together scores of artists of all skill levels for four days of inspiration, learning, and art creation led by Guy Aitchison, Jeff Gogue, Shawn Barber, Nick Baxter, Gabe Leonard, Hannah Aitchison, Chet Zar and Grant Standard. Highlights of the retreat include a series of high-powered workshops with these noted instructors, along with morning figure drawing sessions, evening panel talks, and an open studio art room where artists can work side by side on projects of their choosing. On Thursday afternoon the event opens to the public and many of the artists will have works and merchandise for sale.
Seminar and workshop topics covered throughout the weekend include a visionary art workshop with Alex and Allyson Grey. Guy plans to go into detail about translating your visions from your mind to your artistic medium, while Jeff Gogue will focus on his energetic painting technique. Heads and hands will be led by Shawn Barber, and Hannah Aitchison will lead a figure drawing session with special emphasis on understanding the design aspects of the human figure. Chet Zar will lead a group painting session, and Nick Baxter will get into detail about his holistic process, where concept, design and execution all come together into a single big picture. It's a well rounded suite of workshops intended to benefit almost any creative person who is interested in learning.
The artist pass includes entry into all seminars from all the featured teachers, as well as the morning figure drawing classes and discussion panels. Of course, many artists will have originals and prints for sale, which can be displayed by their art setup in the open studio space. The event will be open to the public on the final day, providing an opportunity to show and sell original works or other merchandise.
The Tamaya resort is a tranquil, picturesque location just north of Albuquerque- the perfect setting for artists to get away, hit reset, and return home with a fresh perspective as well as a few new technical tricks. If you are a creative person, the Paradise Artist Retreat is truly a unique, humbling and empowering event that you should experience at least once. Tickets are available now at our online store, and you can save $150 by signing up before January 31 to get the Early Bird rate. We are also offering a studio special where you can get four tickets at a discounted rate and bring the whole shop. We hope to see you there!