I love engaging and sharing my process with other artists and teach several workshops a year in varying locations around the country as time and schedules permit. If you’re interested in being notified of future workshops, please email me your name and email address and I will add you to the list to receive future workshop announcements.



Advanced Abstract Painting - Establishing a Purposeful Creative Practice
with Krista Harris in Telluride, CO

July 22 - 25, 2019 • 4 Days

Join celebrated artist Krista Harris for an immersive four-day workshop designed for experienced painters to examine their personal goals and practices, experience growth in their work, and engage in thought provoking discussion with their peers. Guided exercises will spark new approaches to abstraction as students experiment with process and materials, observe instructor demonstrations, and participate in instructor/peer collaboration and critiques. Working independently and one-on-one with Krista, the goal will be to take a painting from concept to completion by the end of the workshop while developing and deepening the creative process.

This workshop requires a portfolio review in advance of acceptance. Artists should have a solid command of abstract painting concepts, techniques and materials, as well as a regular painting practice.

To Register: Due to the intensity and rigor of this workshop, students are asked to send a description of their painting experience and images of their work in advance of the workshop. Krista will personally review and approve each student in advance of registration. Please email your name and contact information to Adult Curriculum Manager Kris Kwasniewski at Names of interested students will then be sent to Krista in the order received. She will in turn contact individuals with instructions on how to send descriptions and images. Approved students will be contacted by Ah Haa to complete the registration process.

Registration will be limited to 10 students and the class usually fills quickly. 
Some materials will be provided. Information about supplies will be available upon acceptance and class registration. There will be a late afternoon introduction and setup session on July 21. Please plan to arrive in Telluride on July 21 to participate.

For Registration or Information contact AH HAA SCHOOL OF ART : 970-728-3886
Please email your name and contact information to Adult Curriculum Manager Kris Kwasniewski at


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“This workshop was life changing for me”
        —Juanita Bellavance, Bascom Sept 2016

“I really think this is the best workshop I’ve ever attended. Your planning, pacing and thoughtful curriculum pushed me ahead and sparked something new.”
        —Julie Juul, Santa Fe, 2018

“This workshop was a once in a lifetime experience. I loved how the teachers structured the workshop and how they built upon each other every day. Exploring Abstract Painting is unlike any workshop I’ve ever taken."
        —Paulette Insall, Portland Oregon

"I can't imagine a more perfectly organized, executed, inspiring set up than what you all created. You compliment and support each other, encourage risk taking, and activate the creative flow like nothing I've ever experienced before."
        —Lynn Nash, 2014 Bascom Workshop

"My workshop with Krista elevated my work in a significant way. Not only was Krista a joy to spend my days with, but my style and process took a major leap forward after my time with her. The workshop with Krista was one of the best gifts I've given to my art career!”
         —Kelly Degnan, Boulder, CO

    Kelly Degnan, working in a one-on-one workshop, 2016


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