Give your summer an incredible lift studying Book Collage with us in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We will study abstract composition, the principles of design, and a myriad of methods for altering this wonderful material of the discarded book. Our countryside studio/home is perfectly situated for enjoying the magnificent clouds and skies of the summer monsoon season.


Mastering Abstract Composition

Stuctures and Strategies

This workshop seeks to unravel the secrets of compelling composition. The inherent elasticity of the collage process combined with the very diverse and interesting material of discarded books, give us a powerful laboratory to work in. Through a series of exercises students will use art/design fundamentals to guide their work toward greater clarity and coherence.

The small class size affords students alot of personal attention and we end each day with a group critique where we add and subtract from your design using repositionable gluestick. Its super helpful!

The Whole Enchilada

Book Collage Intensive

Including the same information as in the composition workshop, the Whole Enchilada also covers the making of collage elements from books. We disassemble both paperbacks and hardbacks and mine them for all their interesting materials. Additional techniques for altering the book materials are also introduced: sanding, sewing, punctures, carving, cutting, folding, etc.

Although creating collage elements takes a good deal of time, we still create collages every day and end with the group critique.

Beginners are welcome!



The Whole Enchilada –  Book Collage intensive

April 30- May 4, 2018:   Whidbey Island, WA

mon-fri, 5 days

more info at Pacific Northwest Art School


The Whole Enchilada –  Book Collage Intensive

July 23-27, 2018:  Santa Fe Studio, NM

mon-fri, 10am-5pm

$675 + 7%tax, all tools and materials are included

class size limited to 6 students

Early Bird Pricing: register before Feb 28 2018

We Pay The Tax!


The Whole Enchilada –  Book Collage Intensive

August 13-17, 2018:   Santa Fe Studio, NM

mon-fri, 10am-5pm

$675 + 7%tax, all tools and materials are included

class size limited to 6 students

Early Bird Pricing: register before Feb 28 2018

We Pay The Tax!


Abstract Composition –  Structures and Strategies

September 28-30, 2018:   Denver, CO

fri-sun, 3 days

more info at Art Makers Denver

To register for a Santa Fe Workshop

Please send an email below to check for availability.  If there is space available, please send a check for the full amount made out to

Tidwell Keeton Studios
20 Vista Calabasas
Santa Fe, NM 87506

Upon reciept of your check, I will send you a maps and information about lodging in Santa Fe.


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The Albuquerque airport is an easy one hour drive away, or you can fly directly into Santa Fe from several cities. We have lots of good restaurants for you foodies, and of course a great selection of art galleries. You will need a car to get around.

Terms and Conditions

All workshops are subject to minimum attendance. If that is not reached by 2 months prior to the class, the workshop will be cancelled and your full tuition will be refunded.

You may cancel your enrollment in a workshop up to 2 months prior to the first day of class (so if the class starts June 6, you may cancel no later than April 6). You will recieve a full refund minus a $25 fee. After that there is no refund UNLESS we can find a replacement for your seat. If we can secure a replacement, full tuition minus $25 fee will be refunded.

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop in the case of emergency (illness, etc). Should this happen, you would have your choice of a full refund or enrollment in a future class.


I learned more about collage from you in a week than I’ve learned in years! You are an incredibly talented artist and teacher – totally worth the trip from NYC (though I wish you lived closer).

Stephanie Ross Suskin


I really enjoyed the surprise and challenge of working with unfamiliar materials. Small pieces of paper that I hadn’t collected for a specific reason, I had to rely on color and shape, not reference to my intention for it.

Sarah Milne


It was a wonderful experience exploring and creating abstract compositions. Using snippets of materials from hardcover and paperback books – titles, texts, images, diagrams, blocks of color, shapes, fabric, stitching – I’ve completed a new series of works using these wonderful found materials.

Bonnie Binkert

Santa Fe

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