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Arts and Cultural Travel Presents

Cuba: Mixed Media Photography Workshop With

Janet O'Neal

Travel Dates: June 1 -10, 2016

10 Days   Departure June 1-return June 10th

Miami  2 days /Havana 6 days /Trinidad 2 days

With so many ways to experience Cuba, we think we have created one of the best!  
Capture the heart and soul of this fascinating country on the verge of historic change with
Artist Janet O'Neal!   

Host Artist: Janet O'Neal has received critical acclaim in multiple festivals and exhibitions both internationally and throughout the country for her diverse repertoire of techniques and mediums, however she is most famous for her energetic abstract works, and multimedia assemblages.  With powerful symbolism and strong influences by Joseph Campbell’s work with mythology, Carl Jung, and female intuition, Janet’s work portrays intense emotion and encourages self-exploration.  Her work takes the viewer on a journey into abstract fantasy realms, leading with reflections of the self, and inspiring those to dive within the subconscious and bring to the surface a new way of seeing.  Her most current work revolves around photography, traditional digital photographs and mixed media works where photography is the dominant media. Winning many awards such as the prestigious Georgia O'Keefe Museum Inter national Photography competition, The International WPGA Pollux Photography awards, 3rd Biennial of Photography Spain 2014  and most recent 5th Annual Exposure Aware at the Musee du Louvre, Paris. 
Our Muse:Cuba
Our journey begins in Old Havana where we experience the sites, sounds and rhythms of this colorful, vibrant country through the expert knowledge of our Cuban guides. Enriching and engaging dialog filled with fascinating history and a glimpse into a country and its people on the verge of historic change. There's lushness to the decay, and the pace of the country is slow. It is our intention to continue the slow pace of life in order to capture the essence of place through photographs as we journey through this beautiful and intriguing country. 

What to Expect:
"As we travel through this amazing country we will use photography not only to document our travels, but to utilized the "Eye" of the camera to open us to symbols that will then gift us with a deeper understanding of the culture and our own interior life. So the focus will be more on "seeing" with the camera versus a traditional photography workshop.  Here the editing is where the magic will happen as we bring our images into the studio and learn a photo transfer process similar to the polaroid transfer method. Our photographs will continue to evolve as we add collage, drawing and paint on the images to very unique, personal one of a kind photo images. By using this mixed media process, we will be able to bring more of the personal and emotional experiences of Cuba into our work. We will push beyond traditional photography with these unique approaches."  
Enrollment is Limited to 12 Curious Travelers.
We Encourage You to Sign Up Early!
Package Price including Creative Instruction led by Janet O'Neal
 per person double occupancy
*Single supplement available
$1,000.00 to reserve your place
Contact us for payment schedule
Limited to 12 participants!
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Janet O’Neal Workshop

 Intuitive Painting/Mixed Media workshop

Deadline FridayJuly24th 

El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa    Taos, New Mexico

Date:  Sunday August 2nd, 2015

full day workshop + Student Show


Demo and lecture 9:30a-12p,

Lunch: 12p-1p

Class:  1p-4p

Student show 6p-8p for which public is invited. You have the option here to participate in the exhibit.


 Price: $275

Price includes workshop instruction and a complementary continental breakfast starting at 8am on August 2nd, a lunch in our restaurant, and a to go box for the closing of the day, and the following supplies,:Adhesives and acrylic mediums and one canvas.

Room Discount/Block: Room discounts will be offered to all students.  Should there be 5 or more who book ahead of a time a room block may be offered.

Minimum number of students: 6

Materials supplied by El Monte:

Adhesives and acrylic mediums

 One Canvas


Students will be responsible for bringing acrylic paints, pencils, crayons and some collage materials i.e. personal photographs and personal papers or items for assemblage. Janet will supply some additional collage materials

El Monte will supply the acrylic mediums and adhesives.

Description: Workshops are geared toward amateur and working artists.  Students will engage in an Intuitive Painting workshop hosted by Janet O’Neal delving deep within the inner framework of their own experiences and learning to channel those moments through their art. There will be an emphasis on using art as a gateway for healing. Students are encouraged to bring collage pieces and photographs of their own memories and moments they wish to capture through their work.  A lecture exploring the spiritual within the artistic process begins the workshop followed by practice, lunch, and continued work.  Students will then show their work in a exhibition to which the public will be invited.  

Technical process: Janet will teach collage, layering and textural and techniques using acrylic mediums to form encaustic-like multidimensional surfaces. The focus will be on using technique to form “dimensions of the self” as layers in the art surface.


For more information :

Contact Janet O'Neal at 505-466-4251


For more information. to register and/or book accommodations:

Jennifer Longo

Gallery Director

The Grand Bohemian Gallery,  El Monte Sagrado Living Resort  and Spa





"Working with Resins" Workshop                                                   

Janet O'Neal Studios

Eldorado at Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sunday, September 20th 2015



This will be a comprehensive and detailed workshop and demonstration exploring the use of high gloss resins as a coating for acrylic collages and paintings. You will learn the basics of working with the resins, safety precautions, and how to make your own moulds from which you can create cast resin forms. We will explore encaustic-like resin matt finishes and creative ventures using colored resin. Exciting ideas juxtaposing gloss resin surfaces with other material will be shared. We will learn to make inexpensive wood substrates for use with resins. Each participant will receive a premade substrate on which to create an image and bring to workshop ready for a gloss resin coating. Resins can add new and exciting dimension to any artist's work. There will be no materials to purchase for the workshop. Please bring a paint project respirator mask if you have one. Each student will have one piece of work coated with the resin gloss finish.


Janet O'Neal has 10 years experience working and creating with resins.

She has taught and inspired artists over the entirety of her 28 years as 

a full time professional artist.


COST OF THE WORKSHOP $120 plus tax    Total $128.40


Space is limited  to 12 people so please register early. call 505-466-4251 to register



Janet O'Neal

P.O. Box 5819 - Santa Fe, NM 87502-5819 - 505.466.4251 - Copyright Janet O'Neal