Private classes and seminars can be arranged upon request.
Brigitte, an experienced art teacher with years of experience at the
University level, is returning to something she loves to do: passing on
the information of art making to others.
Her teaching style focuses on the use of color and composition.
Brigitte feels it is important to unlock the creativity and self
expression through color and form. This unfolding can happen when we
get in touch with our inner emotions as well as being in tune with our
environment and our response to it. Seeing and hearing what is around
us and translate our experience into color and form by letting it run
through the filter of the "inner landscape" is an important part of art
Her teaching is very much focused on each individual student, and using
a dialogue between the students and her help bring out each individual
voice without constraints of technique and demands on "skill". Skill is
taught in a way that helps the student understand, from a deeper level,
what works and what does not work within an image. We "draw" from
nature. To help us see what is in front of us and abstract that image
into an emotional response of that experience we see the large forms
and shapes rather than detail. This is a fun way to experience nature
and often leads to story telling within the image, "What is this
About?" is a question often asked and it leads back to that inner
landscape making the process a very personal and healing one.
Time can be arranged by individual request in 3 hour sessions once a week for individuals or
small groups. Cost is $45 per person per session. Recommended is an
arrangement of 4 sessions to cover most
important aspects to begin with.
Bring a friend and you will get one session out of the 4 for free.
Weekend intensives can also be arranged Small groups (5) will be able
to arrange for intensive weekend seminars. Hours will be Saturday and
Sunday from 9am to 4pm with one hour for lunch (bring your own). The
cost for this will be $180 per person. (Bring a friend discount is
Location will be based at Brigitte's Studio or in Santa Fe. We will
mostly work outdoors and then come indoors for discussions, review and
We will work with watercolor oil or pastel. Materials and equipment
must be furnished by the participants. (Easels canvas supports paints
thinner etc) With each group we work in one media to stay focused.
Overnight stays for the weekend seminars can be arranged by the participants either in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, or Pecos.
For more information contact Brigitte Bruggemann by e-mail brigittebruggemann (at) plateautel.net.