Fiber Collage and Sculptures with Jacqueline
  • Santa Fe, United States
  • 12 hours over 2 days

Fiber Collage and Sculptures with Jacqueline

Explore the long visual arts history of Santa Fe and learn how to make paper, fiber collages and sculptures under the guidance of Jacqueline, a master fiber artist with 30 years of experience.


    One Guest
    USD $645
    Additional guest(s) (max 4)
    USD $310

    Meet the Artist

    Jacqueline is a papermaker and fiber sculpture artist. She began making handmade paper in 1989 using bast fibers of kozo, gampi and mitsumata. Inspired by Isamu Noguchi's sculptural lighting and mentorship with stone sculptor Patricia Bengtson, she started creating sculpture like installations made with rattan, Japanese style handmade paper, cast flax and silk fiber, sometimes embellished with mono-prints infused with indigo and sumi ink.

    Her works are inspired by mother-nature's 'installations' formed by water, wind, light and dark. Eastern philosophy and aesthetics provide her a container to explore concepts of 'the spaces between'. She says "My personal philosophy of merging art and life has been a profound teacher and one I'm happy to share with others."

    VAWAA Includes:

    • Learning how to make paper and your choice of collage, basket, or larger sculptural objects.
    • Learning how to make paper with fiber linters Abaca (Musa textilis) and Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L), two highly regarded paper fibers.
    • Inspired by Irma Palacios’ "Book de Papel", learning how to create abstract collage using abaca fiber, plant material, ink, dye and various other inclusions.
    • Using various basketry materials such as rattan and round reed, learning how to create a “wabi-sabi” inspired contemporary open vessel form. Incorporate abaca paper pulp, foraged plant fiber, leaves and branches to add texture to your contemporary basket.
    • Learning how to build sculpture with rattan using a lashing technique.
    • All materials and tools.
    • Optional visits to International Folk Art Museum, Tai Modern Gallery, Canyon Road, Site Santa Fe, Railyard Arts District, Santa Fe Farmer's Market or The Teahouse depending on time.
    • Visit to Ten Thousand Waves, Yoga Source, Acupuncture, Upaya Zen Center can be arranged for an additional fee.

    Explore Santa Fe

    Santa Fe, New Mexico’s capital, calls herself the "city different". It makes its own rules while keeping an earthy and traditional soul with a unique artistic scene. It has attracted a diverse population drawn to the majestic beauty of big skies, sunsets, mountains, rainbows, great food, and old world culture. Jacqueline's minimalist art form is inspired by the vastness of the desert and solace of its wild landscape.

    Additional Details

    Spring and fall are the best seasons to visit as lodging over the winter and holidays is more expensive and difficult to find.

    This VAWAA is available for a longer duration, up to 7 days. Please ask when you send your booking request.

    Cannot be adapted for kids, elders, nor people with special needs.
    Jacqueline's Availability 2 days

    Guest Reviews

    • Nancy T., United States

      Jacqueline was a very warm and adept instructor. Her instructions were clear and easily followed.