New Mexico Art League
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Adult Classes

Upcoming events

    • 06/02/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 06/23/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course
    • 0

    Expand your options in colored pencil. Mylar film provides a perfect surface for smooth, brilliant colored pencil work.  Learn the skills specific to this ground, including pencil application and layering techniques, how to make the back of the surface enhance the front, and how to erase (yes, erase!) colored pencil from Mylar for quick corrections and special effects. See how layering your drawings over other surfaces multiplies the possibilities for your finished work. Guided exercises, tips and tricks and plenty of practice add up to fresh techniques to make lush plant portraits.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 06/03/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 07/08/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course
    • 1

    Back by popular demand! Don’t miss your chance to with award-winning children’s book illustrator, Stacy Innerst. This class will explore illustration as a visual means to tell a story and to create concept-based imagery. Stacy will be working from his studio in Pittsburgh where he will demonstrate, lecture, look at student's work and offer guidance while you work in the comfort of your own studio. Class will cover the process of brainstorming, working with a concept, exploring the audience you might be trying to reach, creating sketches and finally the finished artwork. Most of all, you will have great freedom to explore different techniques and mediums that will be your’s to work with in the future. Students will primarily be painting with watercolor, gouache and ink but Stacy will include demos of acrylics and other popular illustration techniques and media as well. This workshop is open to students at all levels. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 06/06/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 07/18/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course
    • 1

    From Rubens, Rembrandt, John Singer Sargent to todays contemporary masters; Juliette Aristides, Clio Newton and Nathan Fowkes, we will be inspired to work from an array of drawing techniques using references from old master copies and from reference photography of the nude or semi-nude figure models. Here we will be using several different drawing mediums, such as pencil, charcoal, pen & ink and pastel. We will be using drawing methods to define form and depict volume. We will be adding pen & ink and pastel ( condensed black charcoal ) to explore contemporary figure drawing techniques. The photo reference materials will be provided by the instructor. Come ready to learn a variety of drawing techniques through different mediums and styles of artists, throughout the ages.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 06/07/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 07/19/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course
    • 0
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    Back by popular demand! Join Lea this spring to learn new ways to create dynamic, visually exciting art! Discover the secrets of compositional design with all kinds of interesting materials in this playful, yet information-packed class! Lea will be working from her home studio where she will look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the first hour and demonstrate and lecture the second hour. She will also be in contact with students via email during the week between classes for questions that might arise. Students will enjoy exploring the limitless potential of collage and mixed media; layering, tearing, and surface development combining a plethora of exciting materials such as acrylics, found objects, ink, and more. Gather your own images, patterned papers, fabric scraps, etc to use. Participants will come away with several finished pieces and a broad range of ideas for further exploration.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 06/28/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 07/11/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Art league Studios
    • 2
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    Get your hands dirty! Learn the basics of hand building while you make multiple decorative ornaments for your gardens, paths, patio, and exterior walls. We will make hanging tree ornaments, garden stones, wall plaques, hide-a-key rocks and even some small dipping and sipping vessels. Our pieces will be decorated with vibrant underglazes and finished with a clear glossy glaze to add sparkle and protection from weather for years to come. Each class will begin with a demo followed by time for students to make pieces of their own. Nancy will give plenty of individual instruction, offering ideas while helping to resolve problems. Your pieces will add splashes of color outside your windows all year long, even in the middle of winter! This class is suitable for beginner to experienced, anyone who wants to enjoy working with their hands in clay to create shapes decorated by fantastical designs with dynamic colors. A good way to re-enter the world after a year of isolation. The class consists of three sessions making objects with wet clay, followed by 10 days off while our clay pieces dry and get bisque fired in a kiln. We will then spend another two sessions applying underglazes and the final coat of clear sealing glaze. All our work will then be fired again, and available for pick up at the Art League after July 31.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

3409 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111     Map It  

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