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Listening to the Wind with a Pencil


Accompany Ana María Hernando on a journey in learning to listen to our surroundings, our materials, and ourselves . 

Course Description

This week-long studio exploration welcomes anyone interested in exploring our relationships with materials. Through a series of exercises, we will open ourselves to being present in nature and with our emotions, creating a practice of kindness and peace within ourselves even when presented with feelings of fear. These approaches may be applied to a new or established art practice. This workshop is not limited to a specific art practice. All experience levels are welcome.





Artist Biography

Ana María Hernando, from Argentina and based in Colorado, is a multidisciplinary artist. She is  interested in making the invisible visible and devotedly exploring the sacred feminine through women's  rich histories, daily lives, and relationship to hand-worked textiles and wares.
Ana María was awarded the 2020 Prix Henry Clews in Sculpture for La Napoule Art Foundation, receiving  a residency and solo show at their château in  France for that same year. Her recent awards and  recognitions include: First Prize recipient for Biennial of the Americas 2021; the 2022–2023 S*Park Resource Artist at Redline; the Boedecker Path to Excellence Grant, where she will present a community  collaborative performance at the Dairy Art Center, CO in 2023; and a nomination by Nora Burnett  Abrams for 2024 Women to Watch, CCNMWA. Other solo exhibitions include MCA Denver, Kemper  Museum of Contemporary Art, BMoCA, Oklahoma and Marfa Contemporaries, Tweed Museum of Art,  International Center of Bethlehem — West Bank, Denver Botanic Gardens, CU Art Museum, and Sun Valley Museum of Art. In 2018, Undomesticated, a documentary about her work  by Amie Knox, premiered. For years she has collaborated with master printmaker Bud Shark of Shark’s Ink.



Learn more about Ana María Hernando and her work by visiting her website, and checking out her Instagram @anamariahernandoart.


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