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New Website!

January 23, 2012

I am in the process of rebuilding my blog in a new format that will give me more flexibility.  You can get to it with my main URL, www.DelgadoArts.com.  But, I thought I should put a note here in case people stumble across the old site here.  THanks for visiting!  Lots of great info on the Spanish Colonial Arts here in Albuquerque.

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New Tinwork & Retablo Classes Now!

August 17, 2011

Jason is finally ready to start teaching classes at Tintero Workshop & Gallery.  We have started adding classes and free lectures to the calendar.  We’re creating several avenues to allow you to register and to help us get the word out.  We’re going to try to offer one free lecture each weekend and at least two classes!  We also have Laguna Pueblo potter in the queue for classes and lectures!

Scheduled:

  1. Aug 20 9AM-12PM TINWORK Workshop  by Jason $75/$55 Seniors.
  2. Aug 20 1:30PM-2PM LECTURE Our Lady of Guadalupe Free to public.
  3. Aug 20 2PM-4PM RETABLO Painting Introduction by Sean $55/$45 Seniors
  4. Aug 24 6PM-9PM  TINWORK Workshop  by Jason $75/$55 Seniors.

Planned:

  • TBD Making Traditional Gesso
  • Oct 29 Doña Sebastiana vs Dia De Los Muertos
  • TBD Holiday Ornaments
Jason working with Sandias
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My How-To Retablo Ornament Video To Air!

November 28, 2010

Image from the videoMy father and I created a how-to video to illustrate my new “Paint-Your-Own Retablo Ornament Kit.”  The video entitled “Stamped Retablo Ornament” will be aired on Channel 26 Arts and Entertainment Public Television!  I’m so excited to share the video.  I will post the airing time as soon as I know.

overhead camera viewWe worked hard to balance the practical issues of technique with the fundamental issues of approach.  It is my first video, so there is much to learn. But it was so enjoyable and rewarding and it made me feel I really do have something important to offer.  My Dad chose to keep many of the bloopers, which gives it a warm quality I like. He went through a lot of extra effort to capture overhead views to allow the viewer to easily follow along.

sgraffito detailAt first, I was concerned about filling a half hour show with my tiny ornaments. But, once I was engaged in the process, I realized I had a lot to say (which my Dad knew all along).  If you get a chance to catch it, please send me some feedback.  If you miss it, you can purchase a copy of the complete 45 minute DVD or the kit here:  Delgado Arts Shop

You can also preview the How-To DVD here:

For more on the kit, click the “Retablo Kits” under the “Pages” heading on the right.
Mini ornament retablo kit top view

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Traveling Painting Toolbox

October 30, 2010

Travel paint box

I’ve been collecting local clays and minerals to continue my natural pigment retablo training.  I wanted to keep them in something I could take with me to craft shows to display the pigments.  I had some canning jars around from preserving various garden items and thought they would make perfect storage containers for the bulk of the clays.  But, I wanted something a bit more apothecary-feeling for my everyday display jars.  I found a set of 1970 spice jars (still containing original herbs) at an estate sale for $1 that I thought were ideal.  I cleaned and filled them and used my label maker to give them delicious sounding names like chocolate, ginger and chile rojo and comino (cumin).

image of the spice rack and tool boxI was just going to trash the ugly wooden holder until I realized it was the exact size of of my tool carrier.  I painted it white and mounted it together using some mending plates.  There was a perfect slot between the two for my brushes to slip in.  I just love how it came out and it makes me want to leave the set out in plain view, encouraging me to paint.  I’ll be looking for another set of these spice racks for the other side of the tool box, mainly to adjust the weight!  I’m looking forward to displaying my setup at my first show!