New Mexico Art League




               
 
 
 
 
 

Since 1929 . . . Still Inspiring and Creating Artists!
 

Adult Classes

Upcoming events

    • 03/01/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/03/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Franz Chinese brush paintingThe focus of this class is Chinese painting, as opposed to Western styles of art which became popular in China in the 20th century. This traditional method of painting is done with a brush dipped in black or colored ink; the most popular materials on which paintings are made are rice paper and silk. The finished work can be mounted on scrolls or framed. 
    The two main techniques in Chinese painting are: Gong-bi , meaning "meticulous", which uses highly detailed brush strokes that delimit details very precisely. It is often highly colored and usually depicts figural or narrative subjects. Ink and wash painting, in Chinese Shui-mo or also loosely termed watercolor or brush painting. This style is also referred to as "xie yi" or freehand style, which Ming is teaching in this class.
    Ming will guide you step by step. Subjects include: Bamboo, Orchid, Chrysanthemum, Plum blossoms, Iris, Peony, Wisteria, Lotus blossoms, Camellia, Roses, etc…. each week a new subject.
    Note:  This class will meet three times:  March 1, April 26 and May 3. Online registration is not available for this class.  Art League members $35 per class, non-members $45 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.  Please contact Ming directly at: mingfranz555@gmail.com, or call 1-505-281-4956.
    • 03/15/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/17/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • main classroom
    Franz watercolorBeing a beginner means you need to start somewhere and that's fine; just take it slowly and enjoy your new painting skills!

    Watercolor painting is both enjoyable and a bit frustrating at times. It all depends on how you approach it. It is one of the most versatile mediums to work in. You can paint from very controlled and detailed, to very loose and impressionistic. 

    It is recommended that you don't begin with the idea of creating a masterpiece your first time! Take small steps and learn in stages.

    Ming will guide you step by step, each week a different subject. You will finish one painting each week.

    Note: This class will meet 3 times:  March 15, April 19 and May 17.  There is a one-time registration fee of $10. Art League Members $35/class, Non-members $45/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.  Please contact Ming directly at: mingfranz555@gmail.com, or call 1-505-281-4956.

    Please contact Ming before class begins for the materials list


    • 04/06/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/18/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Levenson charcoalThis class will offer an instructive overview of the materials, techniques, and concepts for successful portrait drawing. We will cover the fundamentals of constructing the head with the values of light and shadow and principles for creating the illusion of space and volume on a 2 dimensional drawing surface. Students will learn to create a likeness while exploring new ideas for portrait composition. We will also explore techniques and tips on materials and the drawing process. Working from a live model, Shana will teach through demonstration and individual attention. Students will have ample time to work during class and benefit from constructive feedback from the instructor. Please sign up early, as class size is limited

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    • 04/07/2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • 05/26/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Carpenter HollyhocksJoin Carol to explore the many techniques in watercolor painting that will help you breathe life back into your work!

    Learn, step by step, how to use composition and design to express your vision and convey your personal style. The class will cover a wide variety of watercolor techniques and instruction on how to effectively use materials. 

    There will be daily demonstrations and examples of the techniques that are being discussed, followed by Individual instruction for each student.

    If you have questions please contact the instructor by email or to view Carol’s work visit www.carolcarpenterwatercolors.com

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    • 04/08/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/27/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Cole oil   The objective of this class is to acquaint students with academic and 
    contemporary techniques of drawing, 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.

    Students will have the opportunity to try different media in order to determine which will best suit their creative endeavors.

    For questions please contact Maria by email.

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    • 04/08/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/27/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Griffin LandscapeStudents 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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    • 04/09/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/28/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio and on location
    Katakis visual diary 2This course will help you develop the relationship between your sketches and your finished work.

    The techniques used to record your thoughts stress the importance of “seeing”, and your own response to what you see. You will learn how to transfer your sketches to a larger format and create full scale paintings using your medium of preference.

    Topics and techniques include: composing with a viewfinder, color notan, intuitive perspective, urban sketching, sketching in available light, sketching in nature, wildlife, skies, trees ...and just plain fun! Class will meet both in the studio and on location in Albuquerque. 

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    • 04/09/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/28/2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Main Studio
    CarpenterJoin Carol to explore the many techniques in watercolor painting that will help you breathe life back into your work.

    Learn, step by step, how to use composition and design to express your vision and convey your personal style. The class will cover a wide variety of watercolor techniques and instruction on how to effectively use materials. 

    There will be daily demonstrations and examples of the techniques that are being discussed followed by individual instructio for each student.

    If you have questions please contact the instructor by email or to view Carol’s work visit www.carolcarpenterwatercolors.com 

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    • 04/11/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/30/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Brooke, CharcoalHave you ever started a painting when you were not quite confident about your original drawing?
    This class will help you see with a fresh perspective and help you make leaps in accurately rendering the essential elements of any subject.

    When an artist renders something with the correct tools for proper alignment and arrangement of form, the creative experience becomes one of enjoyment and ease.
    When one lets go of conceptual ideas or notions about the subject, perceptual understanding takes over and is experienced as a sense of freedom!

    Denali Brooke, is fearless in her dynamic, energetic approach to intuitive drawing and painting. She will teach you how to draw with quick gestural strokes and notations that lead to a better drawing experience of any subject in a short period of time.

    Beginning to advanced artists, plein air or studio painters, all are welcome. This class is perfect for learning and enhancing your sketches, quick value studies, and journal entries.

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    • 04/11/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/16/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • North Studio
    Teen class

    Join inspiring teacher Shana Levenson in learning how to build a successful portfolio for later submissions.

    Explore drawing, painting and printmaking techniques that will help you in becoming a professional artist. 

    Or, simply come and enjoy an in-depth drawing, painting, and printmaking class for young adults!

    Bring new ideas, your curiosity, and a good work ethic. Be ready to have fun and learn a lot!

    All materials will be supplied for a $30 fee that should be paid directly to the instructor at the first class meeting.

    Note: there will be no class May 2. 



    • 04/11/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/30/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Hembrie paintingThis class welcomes all levels, novice to experienced, from the curious to those looking to push their art practice further. We’ll take a step-by-step approach to the abstract form, exploring its history and its technical foundations in composition, line, value and color. And we’ll have a lot of fun painting. Assignments will stretch the creative muscles, encouraging students to discover new paths to intuitive expression and spontaneity. We’ll also investigate the surprising sources of abstraction, from processes, to unloosed imagination, to taking inspiration from our everyday lives. Arden will provide guidance, technical support, and in-depth critiques of your work. Any type of painting media is welcome in the class, but those just starting out are encouraged to use acrylic

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3409 Juan Tabo NE,  Albuquerque                                       Map It                                  P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque NM 87191
                                                               
                                                                   (505)293-5034
               Hours:  10-4  Tue - Sat

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