This year the camp featured instructors Junanne Peck, a printmaker, and Dale Jenssen, a metalworker. Each day featured printmaking sessions and metalworking sessions. I spent the week bouncing back and forth between the two disciplines. I enjoyed working outside of my usual media very much.
|Junanne Peck showed us printmaking techniques, including |
monotype, collograph, drypoint, woodblock
|Dale Jenssen demonstrated metalworking and guided us through several small projects.|
The Camp at Capilla Peak is situated halfway up a mountain southeast of Albuquerque. It is a truly beautiful, magical place.
|View from the road up to the peak|
|View from the top of Capilla Peak, 9301 feet above sea level|
|Monotype prints on paper.|
The main barn is large, airy and beautifully lit. A great workspace!
On Tuesday, right before we left, we helped Judy grout her piece. Judy (along with her husband, Rick) owns the Camp at Capilla Peak and had brought her mosaic back to camp with her. It looked wonderful grouted -- I can't wait to get mine back and to grout it.
|Judy hard at work|
We only saw one bear this year. He was sitting in the road as we drove down from Capilla Peak and scampered away as we drove up. But the bird life was super abundant. Three types of hummingbirds, western bluebirds, several types of jays, several types of woodpeckers, nuthatches, flickers, hawks...we spent every evening on the porch watching the birds fly by. The feisty little hummingbirds were constantly fighting over the feeders.