Art Coaching Santa Fe

Online Art Coaching & Consultancy From Santa Fe, NM, USA

  • Individualized Guidance in Small Groups As Well As in One-on-one Sessions.
  • Portfolio Review & Critique by Sudeshna Sengupta, MFA, a teaching artist since 1985.
  • Interactive Sessions Live-Streamed From Teaching Studio In Santa Fe, NM, USA

  • Fall Schedule, 2021:
    • Watercolor Coaching Segment 1, September 2021 (closed)
    • Portfolio Review: Ongoing. Inquire about further information

Teaching Philosophy

“Can art really be taught? In my experience as a teaching artist for over three decades, I see it as a meticulously balanced process of bringing out the best in each individual learner rather than imparting any one-size-fits-all set of canned content. The reward is in witnessing the magic of creative growth in a fellow human being, an artist in the making or an another artist exploring new territories. Those magic moments make it all worthwhile even through online formats, even during these trying times. 

I believe in a pedagogy of pluralism. My teaching philosophy is to successfully form a truly inclusive classroom-studio environment for art-making, learning, and artistic discoveries, even when it is a virtual one. The inclusive and non-threatening environment of my teaching studio sessions aims to support and facilitate optimum creative growth in each individual learner. In doing so, I seek to affirm, recognize, respect, and support the varied learning styles, learning needs, histories, and goals of each artist-learner. ” – Sudeshna Sengupta

Art & Teaching Background

An internationally exhibited and award-winning painter-printmaker, Sudeshna Sengupta has been teaching in the US since 1989. Her career as a teaching artist spans multiple decades, continents, and cultures that informs her decolonizing art pedagogy, expanding the scope of her teaching beyond the confines of Euro-centric norms of academic training.

After twenty-five years in southern NM, including in Las Cruces and Alamogordo, where she established NMSU-A’s first Intaglio printmaking program as a faculty in 1995, she has been teaching with the Drawing & Painting program at SFCC since moving to Santa Fe recently.

She holds a BFA in Painting (1983) and MFA in Printmaking (1985) from Visva Bharati, an international university in India, founded by the humanist poet-philosopher and the first non-European Nobel-laureate(1913), Rabindranath Tagore.

Her etchings have been collected in museums and galleries in the US, India and Western Europe, including the Association Musee d’Art Contemporain, France; and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, and Artist Trust, Seattle, among others. Besides pursuing studio art and teaching, she presents lectures, workshops, and community-based arts events with civic, cultural, and community organizations in the US and in India, often with an emphasis on cultural connectedness.  (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)

Recent publication: Cover Art on the August issue of Desert Exposure:,4456