"The thing I always tell my students is to 'celebrate their awkwardness'. A student may have the best color-sense since Gauguin, but may not have strong drawing skills, for instance. I push my students to work with both their strengths AND weaknesses. Often people have a very unique awkwardness that is totally them and beautiful but they're afraid to show it. It is my job is to bring it out and show them it can be their strength."
- Randall LaGro
Learning, teaching, and the sharing of knowledge has been a cornerstone of Randall's artistic journey and practice since the beginning. For the past ten years, Randall has offered Mixed-Media & Assemblage Workshops and/or Mixed-Media & Assemblage Workshops with Printmaking Intro Classes and Demos in his home studio in Arroyo Hondo.
Randall's home studio is extensive and an ideal creative environment for developing one's creative faculties. The Workshop is an all-inclusive artistic experience with basic artistic materials provided by Randall. The workshops are an opportunity for students to work with and learn from Randall personally, a working artist who has spent the past 27 years exhibiting nationally and internationally. Randall's teaching experience includes tenures at the Taos Institute of Art and the Elder Hostel Residency in México.
Included in the cost of a workshop are the following:
Workshops run from 9AM to 4:30PM with a break for lunch for either 3 or 5 day periods (housing and food are not included). Students are given a list of readings and suggested artistic stops during their time in Taos. A minimum of 3 individuals must apply, and the studio can accommodate up to 10. For this reason, already-formed groups of friends, peers, or colleagues are encouraged to apply. In the past community art-clubs, church-groups, and small artist collectives have come as a group to study with Randall in Arroyo Hondo.
Workshops are typically offered biannually in the late-summer/early-fall. Admission is on a first-come/first-serve basis. No prior artistic experience is required, and all levels of experience are encouraged and welcomed!
For any further information including tuition and scheduling please do not hesitate to contact Randall here.