New Mexico Art League




               
 
 
 
 
 

Since 1929 . . . Still Inspiring and Creating Artists!
 
 

Upcoming events

    • 02/16/2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 12/21/2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Classroom
    Ming Franz
    The single most astonishing fact about Asian Ink Painting is that each brush stroke is a defining move that produces a portion of the painting that is neither improved upon nor corrected.  No sketch is prepared and no model is used; the artist paints with rapid, mentally constructed strokes transporting a 'mind image' to paper.  Chinese Brush Painting is meant to be more than a representation of an object; it is also a symbolic expression.  Rather than looking at the subject as you paint, you bring it forth from your mind and heart.

    Each class will cover a new subject.

    Ming will give step by step instruction and demonstrations using Chinese brush and inks. Subjects; peony, orchids, pine tree, camellia, wisteria, grapes, Bamboo, lotus blossom, roses, chrysanthemum, plum blossom, landscape.

    This class will meet once a month, on the third Sunday, September-May. $35 per class.  A one-time $10 registration fee is required when you register for the first class.  You may register and pay for one class at a time or as many as you like. Online registration is not available for this class.

     Ming’s website: www.mingfranzstudio.com
    Contact: info@newmexicoartleague.org or 505-293-5034          Or: mingfranz11@yahoo.com  / 1-505-281-4956

    • 04/07/2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/26/2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Classroom
    Brooke, Join Denali on Monday mornings to experience her unique and dynamic approach to working with pastels, which lend themselves so beautifully to depicting the immediacy and spontaneity of life!

    Students will be inspired to work gesturally with a new energy that is part of painting the human figure in pastel. We will paint directly from a model and learn how to “feel and observe more” about the shapes and textures present as
    light falls beautifully across the figure. 

    Denali will include short demos,encourage individual expression, and explain gestural lay-in and observational painting. She will work with you to preserve the energy of a painting as you strive to refine and finish each work. 

    Artists working at all levels are welcome although some experience in drawing would be helpful. 

    Please sign up early as class size is limited.
    denalibrooke@gmail.com


    Register online at left,  download registration form to register by mail, or call the League to register: 505-293-5034
    • 04/07/2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/26/2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • South Classroom
    Manford, Sassy Gal, oilJoin MJ as she unravels this process step by step, introducing students to the elements that make up a portrait. Through the practice of learning to see the hidden qualities that define a portrait as a true likeness, you'll enjoy the accomplishment of capturing that moment in time on canvas. 

    Special attention will be placed on understanding the head, experimenting with color and paint application, and various factors that affect a likeness. Each class will begin with a brief demo and lecture.  Students at all levels of ability are welcome.


    mjmanford@gmail.com.

    Register online at left,  download registration form to register by mail, or call the League to register: 505-293-5034


    • 04/07/2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/26/2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Center Classroom
    Katakis, Moonlight Sonata, PastelDiscover why botanical portraits continue to be the subject for hundreds of artists. They are ideal for the study of the transmission of light, shadow, color and for creating mood. You will paint singular & multiple blossoms using several observation techniques, as well as morphology. Vasili provides personalized instruction, working with you individually and as a group to bring you to the next level of seeing and painting.

    The course includes a one-day plein air field trip.
    Soft pastels and all other forms of dry media are welcome; all levels of experience will benefit from this class.

    Supply list

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    • 04/07/2014
    • 5:30 PM
    • 05/26/2014
    • 8:30 PM
    • Classroom
    Bratton Still LifeJoin Chris Bratton to explore, from the beginning, everything there is to know about
    drawing! 

    Students will be introduced to the wide range of materials from types of pencils, charcoal and pen and ink to your choice of the many types of paper available.

    Beginning with simple line drawings, students will develop their eye-hand coordination as each class presents a new subject and new way of seeing. By the end of this course you will enjoy a great sense of accomplishment after completing contour drawings, still lifes with simple shapes, studies in light and shadow and drawings using different mark-making techniques with a range of different materials. All inspiration for creating future
    works of art!


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    • 04/08/2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/03/2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Classroom
    • 2


    Chavez, WatercolorAquabord has one of the most forgiving surfaces available! You can submerge it under water and manipulate the painted surface with your brushes....You can also erase an entire painting as many as four times, allowing you to start new and different compositions. Retrieving your whites and applying glazes are also simple to achieve.

    The colors on Aquabord are more vivid than a watercolor painting under glass, also making it more cost-effective, as no glass is required. 

    The class will include tutorials on how to apply paint, erase your mistakes, paint clouds underwater, finish and varnish the painting and much more.

    Note:  There will be no class April 22.

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    • 04/08/2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/27/2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Classroom

    RowlandCareful and key observation rather than simply looking is essential to successful flower painting. You will learn to see and focus upon the characteristic shapes and forms of  different flowers. Flowers to be covered in this study class include the tulip, daffodil, lily, carnation, rose, geranium, sunflower and orchid. Each class will begin with a demonstration and lecture in order for the student to gain a better understanding of how to 'sculpt' the flower on your canvas. Discover how to simplify the flower using their basic geometric shapes of cones, spheres or cylinders. Learning to see a flower in this way will markedly improve your broader painting ability. Students will create their own charcoal drawings and oil studies of each weekly flower. These studies will form reference material for the student in progressing on to their own more complex floral paintings. Flowers will be provided.

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    • 04/08/2014
    • 5:00 PM
    • 05/27/2014
    • 8:00 PM
    • Classroom

    Rowland, Blue BalletStudents sometimes find figure painting intimidating. We will revisit the basics of figure painting and offer simplified techniques that will build confidence in this most rewarding subject. Manageable concepts of anatomy are presented that will add to the student's knowledge base. These will be integrated with classic principals of art: rhythm of application, design and composition, tones and values, shapes and forms, cool and warm colors and more as they relate to painting the figure. Students will work from both the nude and costumed figure. Furthermore, by helping each student develop their individual skills, the instructor will provide the tools to find your own inspiration. And finally, we will discuss the magic of Fechin, Zorn, Sorolla, Repin, Sargent, Liberace and others which will help students take the leap from merely copying, to actually applying the principles of these Masters.  Model fee included.

    Supply list

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    • 04/09/2014
    • 9:30 AM
    • 05/28/2014
    • 12:30 PM
    • Classroom
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Cole Red VaseThe objective of this class is to acquaint students with academic and contemporary techniques of drawing and painting that will give students the solid background needed to develop their individual style. Class will progress on to the introduction of traditional painting techniques and fundamental principles of design including composition, perspective and color. Classes will begin with a short lecture and demonstration, after which students will explore these techniques working from still life arrangements or their own photographic material. A materials list will be provided upon registration . For questions please contact Maria by email or call the League.

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    • 04/09/2014
    • 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • 05/28/2014
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Classroom
    Griffin, Cabezon Country    
    Students will learn how to paint in oils using the sound, time tested methods of the masters. Universal principles of design, including the teachings of A.W. Dow and Edgar Payne, among others, will be presented and practiced. Color theory and its application to landscape painting will be highlighted. The goal of the class is to confirm and help develop the skills, perceptions, and self-expression of each artist as they are met at their individual level of skill.   “There are no mistakes and it’s never boring on the edge of the imagination which is only pure spirit out having a bit of fun.” Hugh Romney


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    • 04/10/2014
    • 8:30 AM
    • 05/29/2014
    • 11:30 AM
    • Locations to be announced and classroom

    Blazier, oilA wonderful opportunity to learn from a master! 

    This 8-week class is for artists who have had some instruction and experience painting outdoors and who would like more one-to-one time with the instructor. The first part of the course will be a review of approaches to oil painting en plein air. The majority of the sessions will meet outdoors, weather permitting. The instructor will demonstrate using oils, but students may use the their medium of choice.

    Supply List

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    • 04/10/2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/29/2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Classroom

    Still LifeDrawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the most popular book of its kind in the world for good reason! 

    Anyone can learn to draw using these methods, and any skill level can benefit - from those with experience to those who never thought they could draw before. Based on theories in brain research, the fundamental exercises in this book will release your creative juices and harness your unique potential. This approach taps into the abilities of the visual, perceptual, right hemisphere of the brain, which when strengthened through various tried-and -true techniques, will enhance the imagination and enjoyment of creativity overall. 

    We will be working from the book, Drawing on the
    Right Side of the Brain
    , by Betty Edwards. A materials list will be sent to you upon registration. Please sign up early;class size is limited.

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    • 04/10/2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/29/2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Classroom

    Blazier watercolorJoin this award-winning landscape painter in a watercolor journey!

    You'll use a traditional watercolor approach to follow the process of making a landscape painting, beginning with your concept, then creating value/composition sketches and finally, developing the painting, learning all the elements of the process as you go. Tom will share his wisdom on how to work with watercolor, including exploration of pigment characteristics, brush handling and application of washes/glazing, in addition letting you in on the way he approaches the landscape

    Students who have a foundation in basic art principles and some experience with watercolor painting will benefit most from this class.

    Supply List

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    • 04/11/2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/30/2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Classroom
          
    Griffin, Taos Gorge in AutumnColor theories and their application to the oil painting process will be presented.
     
    The history and
    techniques of oil painting will be discussed, regularly demonstrated, and applied.

    “How to “ lessons for painting specific objects in the natural environment, including trees, rocks, grasses, and water will be presented. Waid's goal is to confirm each artist’s skill, perception, and self-expression and to be a guide to excelled growth as a painter.  He meets each artist at his/her individual skill level, which makes a very enjoyable, personalized class.

    For questions, please contact Waid at 505-298-3445


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    • 04/12/2014
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/10/2014
    • 12:00 PM
    • Classroom

    Mary Sweet, woodblockJoin Mary Sweet for this rare opportunity to learn this ancient yet simple technique. No press is needed as students learn to employ traditional Japanese methods in woodblock printing.  Students at all levels are welcome! Working by hand, we will use kento marks for registration, barens and watercolors for ink. After carving the blocks students will have the opportunity to print either black and white or several colors using a reduction method. Once this method is understood, you will be able to continue on your own. Please sign up early, class size is limited. Materials list will be sent to you upon registration.

    Materials List

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    • 04/12/2014
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/31/2014
    • 4:00 PM
    • Classroom

    Lehnus, FigureThis 8-week class will shed a new light on the basic principles involved in drawing the figure. In each 3-hour session, students will benefit from demonstrations and practice of the fundamentals of drawing the human figure. 

    We will cover classic measuring and proportions in creating an accurate representation of the model. Foreshortening, successfully drawing one body form in front of another – the recipe for dramatic figure poses. Action, using very few lines to capture the action or gesture of the moving figure. Landmarks, learning how to look and “see” the places where the bones lie just beneath the skin, and how to use those points to create a more accurate drawing. And finally, mass and shadow, creating the appearance of fully three-dimensional form. 

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