Fiber Collage and Sculptures with Jacqueline
  • Santa Fe, United States
  • 18 hours over 3 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.
  • Snacks, Coffee, & Tea


One Guest
USD $1070
Additional guest(s) (max 2)
USD $850

Meet the Artist

Jacqueline creates mixed media sculpture with rattan, handmade paper, cast flax and silk fiber. It is sometimes embellished with mono-prints infused with indigo, sumi ink and handmade plant based inks and stains.

She began making Asian style paper with kozo fiber in 1987. Her journey with paper and sculpture has varied from light fixtures to stone carving to ethereal mixed media sculpture. The thread of her creative process always begins with paper.

"Making and the art of transformation from tangible to intangible returning to a tangible form is very alluring for me. I am interested in working with materials that translate my appreciation for mother-nature's installations formed by water, wind, light and dark. Patterns in nature, textures and seasonal changes inform my sculptures that reveal primitive and refined qualities. Aside from nature's inspiration, I’m also interested in the concept of the ethereal journey, motherhood, vacancy, loss, renewal and how emotional responses can evoke beauty.”

Currently she is excited about creating the Chrysalis series that feels like a merging of many techniques developed over the years bringing many voices together that she refers to as a contemplative sculpture. Her personal philosophy of merging art and life has been a profound teacher and one that she is happy to share with others.

VAWAA Includes:

  • Learning how to make non-traditional paper with flax roving for collage and 3D applications.
  • Creating constructions with rattan using a lashing technique.
  • Learning how to create a contemporary open vessel form with natural materials.
  • Learning how to cast fiber paper.
  • Learning how to use indigo and handmade plant dye/stain.
  • Forage plant materials from local environments.
  • 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 3 days

Guest Reviews

  • Susan B., United States

    It was a real treat to visit Jacqueline's restful home studio off the well known Canyon Road with never ending galleries of art. I had no idea what to expect other than new techniques I know interested me in creating sculpture, from hand made paper. I wanted to add it to my felt-making creativity of mixed media for future use.

  • Nancy T., United States

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