Sometimes the right workshop comes along at just the right time and it's magical. Lauren’s was that and more - truly, the best experience I've ever had in a group setting. Thank you for all the work, guidance, encouragement and challenge.
Diane Sandlin, Artist, Austin, Texas
Lauren’s “Wednesday Open Studio” offers an inspiring venue for both local or visiting artists to come together and create. The working environment is a light filled large studio space providing each artist the necessary space to work and Lauren’s mindful, easy style and generosity sets the perfect tone to encourage authentic freedom of expression. It’s also great to have a venue you where you have the opportunity to collaborate with other artists. I always walk away with a new insight or learning that I could not have experienced in the solitude of my own studio.
Tracy King, Santa Fe Artist
Lauren, through her exceptional artistic accomplishment and technical knowledge, will take you in a journey through various aspects of art and its possibilities. I felt extremely comfortable to express myself and learn at my own pace with Lauren's guidance. Her approach of expressive art combined with tried and proven technique will make you certainly look forward to your next opportunity to be a part of her workshops. To experience Santa Fe's art is absolutely magic. To become a part of the art through participating in a workshop is simply priceless!
Daniela Rangel Matchael, Athens, Texas
Lauren is a true pro at what she does and how she instructs. Through the years, I have studied painting yet of late, have become increasingly interested in mixed media work. Lauren has given me new insight as to the mixed media process as well as the many materials one can use in the correct order/fashion -- yet her style is free, which I love and greatly appreciated during the workshop. Beyond that, she pushed me to think about my artistic approach and perhaps more importantly, to hone in on my personal desires as to what I want to communicate to my viewer. There's nothing like an objective viewpoint. I would highly recommend Lauren's workshop - aside from her obvious talent and skills, she is delightful. Thank you Lauren!
Jazz, New Jersey
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our hands-on art session with Lauren during our last trip to Santa Fe. So much so that we booked another session for a few days later. Lauren is a great teacher and makes you very comfortable as you attempt to flex an often atrophied "art muscle"! We would heartily recommend Lauren's art classes!
Enzo and Catherine, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
My family was in town for a relaxing vacation. We decided to take an art class, and Lauren's looked intriguing. We loved her art, and the class looked like it would suit us. We had five participants ranging in age from seventeen to sixty-seven. And our experience levels ranged from none to an art degree. Lauren explained her processes to us and let us get to work. She assisted when needed, but also stepped back and made us make our own artistic decisions. (As an accountant, this wasn't always easy for me!) We all left with our own unique piece of artwork that is a wonderful souvenir from a fantastic trip. We will definitely do it again the next time we are in town.
Mary, St. Charles, Missouri
I feel like the structure and non-structure balance of this workshop reflected Lauren's own spirit of adventure and refined restraint. I enjoyed the meditations immensely. I enjoyed her personhood so much. The teaching was excellent, thoughtful and well presented. I would suggest everyone use a surface that is unfamiliar. I would just say I wish I had done that for myself. Most of all, I have gained more from this workshop on every level of being than other and that is priceless. I hope to return.
Tarn "Anything Goes Workshop"
What a joy to be surrounded by a small group of supportive, creative women. The sharing of life stories while exploring new ideas and techniques was not only supportive, but also amazing on all sorts of levels. The tutorials on materials and composition combined with critique, meditation, visualization was a perfect confluence.
Susan Summa "Anything Goes Workshop