Abiquiu Workshop

Sept 28 – Oct 2  The Narrative Figure  speaking with the land.

This workshop is designed to allow the landscape of Abiquiu to inform figurative pieces.  Using handbuilding techniques, we will discover ways to construct the head and the torso.  Our walks on the land will give us information on texture, color and interesting forms that will be used with the sculptures created.   Surface decoration with dry clays, slips, engobes, underglazes and oxides will be applied to the surface of the wet clay. 


The fee for the workshop is $650.  This includes the tuition, 25 pounds of red sculpture clay, surface treatment, firings and three lunches at the studio.  Lunches are a combination of Northern New Mexican food and healthy salads.  If you have a guest eating lunch with us, please notify me before the workshop.  A daily lunch fee of $10.00 will be charged for each guest. 


If flying into Albuquerque, you can get a rental car or can take the Sandia Shuttle to Santa Fe and then get a rental car.  American Airlines and United do fly into Santa Fe.  Abiquiu is 45 miles north of Santa Fe.  If you have time, spend a few days in Santa Fe and Taos to explore, eat, and visit the galleries.  Be prepared to start shedding the stuff and move into simplicity and the land.  You may want to visit Whole Foods or Trader Joes for special foods before you drive to Abiquiu.  We do have our wonderful Bode’s – but has limited food items.


Accommodations:  Abiquiu Inn, vrbo.com  Feel free to email me – I can advise you on most of these listings – depending on your personal needs.


Please send the following information and registration check of $150.OO to

Debra Fritts, P.O. Box 1452, Abiquiu, New Mexico 87510








Medical Needs_______________________________________________________________________________


 Also if you plan on touring the O’Keefe home, $40.00 should be paid (to debra fritts) at this time to hold your spot with the group.  This is nonrefundable. 


The final payment of $500 must be paid by August 28.

Signature________________________________________________ By signing this form, I understand there is no cancellation refunds 30 days prior to the workshop.

Please mail registration form and deposit to: Debra Fritts, P.O. Box 1452, Abiquiu, NM 87510