Summer Colony Workshop

The Magic of Surrealism

Libby Caldwell


July 16–19, 2018


Pottery | All Levels

Includes Lodging July 15–19 with welcome dinner on July 15 and breakfast and dinner daily July 16–19 (10am and 5pm) plus breakfast at 10am on July 20. Meals, Lodging and Workshop all take place on the Verde Valley School Campus.

Tuition: $1025
Plus materials fee of $50.00 payable to instructor


Take an experiential journey using many ideas for image making that are inspired by Surrealism, with a focus on the work of Max Ernst who lived in Sedona from 1946 -1953. It's all about freeing up the imagination, moving towards the spontaneous play that adults have often forgotten. Process is the key to finding the randomness that maybe isn?t so random. We start by making a book that will be used throughout this 4 day Surrealist workshop. Sedona was a place of inspiration for Max Ernst, and will become so for students as we engage in artistic play using a wide variety of techniques designed to engage both our conscious, and sub-conscious mind including:


This workshop is part of the Sedona Summer Colony Residency Program , an artist-in-residence partnership project between Verde Valley School and the Sedona Arts Center. The entire Summer Colony runs July 15th through Aug 12th. You can explore continuing your work with a private residency after the workshop by clicking HERE. Sedona Summer Colony Artist Residencies are available July 20 -Aug 11, 2018. Day residency rates for this workshop are available to those that live within the Sedona area. Call the Sedona Arts Center at 928-282-3809 to explore this option.

TUITION: $1025

Includes Lodging July 15–19 with welcome dinner on July 15 and breakfast and dinner daily July 16–19 (10am and 5pm) plus breakfast at 10am on July 20. Meals, Lodging and Workshop all take place on the Verde Valley School Campus.

Payment Options: Students may pay in full or choose the payment-plan option during registration. The payment plan requires a non-refundable $400 deposit with the balance due 30 days before the first day of the workshop.

Class meets 11am–4:30pm daily

Cancellation/Refund Policy: The $400 deposit is non-refundable; the balance is due one month before the first day of the workshop. No refunds after the one-month cut-off date. If paying in full upon registration, $400.00 of the total tuition fee is non-refundable. There are absolutely no refunds after the 30 day cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all money paid will be refunded in full.

About Libby Caldwell

Libby has been a professional artist since 1976. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in Norwich England, Gandia Spain, ???McAllen Texas and most recently in both Sedona and Phoenix Arizona.

Fascinated by the idea of using the arts as a vehicle for teaching and learning Libby created an arts immersion program for the public schools. This program used the arts to immerse students in another time and place as part of the humanities curriculum. The program was funded by state, city and foundation grants, and ran for 14 years in the Sedona Oak Creek School District.

The idea of immersion and engaging all the senses through the arts evolved into a journaling workshop where students learn to record the moments of daily life. Libby has taught different versions of therapeutic/artistic journaling in corporate and university settings and privately.

"My most recent paintings combine my formal training in portraiture with the documentary nature of journaling, capturing a moment of life and distilling it into a work of fine art."







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