an online art-coaching, design, & consultancy studio based in
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 a fully-equipped online-teaching studio with multiple 4K cameras and microphones in Santa Fe, NM, USA
Email email@example.com for more info
- 2023 Winter-Spring Schedule of workshops offered directly from my studio:
- Watercolor Botanicals: 12 noon – 3:30PM on 3 consecutive Saturdays, April 15, 22, 29
- Drawing Nature: Close-up Thursday, Friday, Saturday: April 6, 7, 8
- Closed: Watercolor Intensive: Balancing Control Within Fluidity M, W, F for 2 weeks — January 2 to January 13
- Watercolor Skies M, W, F for 1 week, March 20, 22, 24
- 2023 Spring-Summer Schedule of my classes offered through various institutions:
- Spring ’23: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Workshop — One-off, Online-live workshops.
- May 26, ’23: Artisan-Santa Fe store — Watercolor Irises in CMY Primaries. One-Off In-person Workshop
- Summer Semester ‘23 SFCC Online-live Watercolor I: 3 credits. Mondays & Wednesdays 10 am – 3 pm including studio time (Mountain Time).
- Fall Semester ’23 SFCC Online-Live: Color Theory, Drawing I
Testimonials page: See what former students have said in this compilation of pages containing anonymously-made comments from recent college credit courses completely taught online: Please email for PASSWORD
“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 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.
http://tinyurl.com/lj2s2d5 (Links to an external site.)
Recent publication: Cover Art on the August issue of Desert Exposure: https://www.desertexposure.com/stories/august-2020,4456