The taller, or workshop, will be a series of painting workshops which can be offered in person or virtually. The workshops include both art history and exploration of different techniques. Explore diverse painting styles, and learn to paint from home!
No experience is required, classes are open to students over the age of 14, at all skill levels. Paint, ink, and colored pencils can be used, and a suggested materials list will be provided.
Miguel Angel Santana was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in 1973. From an early age he showed an interest in drawing, attending his first workshop at the age of 6. Miguel has participated in a variety of painting contests in which he achieved recognition at both local and state levels in his native Mexico.
Miguel studied drawing and graphic arts at Instituto Profesional de Arte y Diseño MACREL (Professional Institute of Art and Design MACREL), and earned a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the College of Communication Sciences at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon (Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon).
In his professional life, Miguel has had the opportunity to combine art, advertising, and design for commercial murals and institutional sets, political cartoon drawing, and social satire for media print. He has worked as an illustrator and graphic designer for various companies and media.
One of the defining moments of Miguel’s artistic career was studying painting under the “maestro” José Montalvo during one of the master’s reknowned workshops. Under his direction, Miguel obtained knowledge and skills in painting styles, color, shape analysis and background. This great maestro has influenced Miguel’s work throughout his career.
Since 2005 Miguel has undergone a transition from the figurative to the abstract style. This is the style with which he has identified the most and to which he has dedicated his latest collections: 'Dimensions' (2011) and 'Life' (2013). Miguel has guided the students of the MACC's Caminos program in executing their own artworks, and has helped form a renewed interest in visual art instruction at the MACC.