artist workshops

Contact Patricia for more information

sample workshops
Paint Explorations with Natural Dyes and Pigments
Immersive and exploratory workshops creating paints from natural dyes and pigments, including minerals, bugs, and flowers, and employing diverse water-based paint binders, grounds, and techniques. Explore natural colors, such as malachite, cochineal, purple iris flowers, buckthorn berries, indigo, and oak gall with a focus on their uses in painting; supports including a range of hand and machine-made papers, panel, fabric, and canvas; and water-based binders such as gum arabic, rabbit skin glue, PVA, egg white and egg yolk tempera.

Critical feedback for artists. Currently running 7 groups in 3 cities- The Crit Lab offers rigorous, critical, supportive feedback akin to a graduate-level seminar in small ongoing artist groups. Asking ethical and aesthetic questions, we situate artworks in a social context, engage materials in their own language, and preserve the inchoate nature of the creative process. The Crit Lab is for artists serious about critical feedback on their work. I also offer one-on-one critical and professional mentoring for working artists. 
Led by Patricia Miranda

professional practice
Strategic planning, artist statements, grant and proposal Writing, including hands-on workshop of statements, organizing documentation, files and images, curating portfolios, researching opportunities and more. After teaching professional practice in undergrad and grad programs for fifteen years I currently offer independent workshops and on-on-one mentoring with working artists, and for Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA). Check out info on booking at

Community St John the Baptist
Painting Retreat

For many years I led painting retreats at Community St. John Baptist, a lovely Episcopal convent monastery in Mendham NJ. The workshops take place in the historic  retreat house, and include room and board. The nuns are wonderful, and the order has a history of liturgic arts, an amazing library, wonderful art, and beautiful grounds. See more info about the convent at their website
I travel! Workshops may also be arranged anytime and anywhere. Together we can develop a program tailored for the needs of your organization, studio or community.
other educational opps at MAPSpace studios
Email if you are interested.
Open Figure Drawing Sessions
Portfolio Review
Intro to Aural Electronics for Artists with Christopher Kazcmarek
Painting Methods with Patricia Miranda