New Mexico Art League


 
 
 
 

 

Adult Classes

Upcoming events

    • 03/29/2017
    • 05/31/2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 4

    In this class, the techniques of life drawing become a springboard into understanding and employing intuitive practices in your work.

    We’ll begin with the basics of drawing the human body, from anatomy and proportion, to compositional choices, to media and mark-making. 

    As the class progresses we’ll use the figure to investigate less traditional paths; simple exercises and experiments that blur the lines between representation and abstraction allowing us to uncover our innate understanding of line, form and color. 

    All skill levels are welcome to this enriching and expansive exploration. 

    Please sign up early:class size is limited.

    There will be no classes on April 19 and April 26.

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    • 04/05/2017
    • 05/24/2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 1

    The objective of this class is to acquaint students with traditional and contemporary techniques of drawing and painting that will give them the solid background needed to develop their individual style.

    The class will progress 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. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 04/05/2017
    • 05/24/2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio

    Students will learn how to paint in oils using the time tested methods of the masters. 

    Color theory and its application to landscape painting will be a central focus as Waid helps each student develop greater skills of observation. 

    Meeting each artist at their individual level of skill, Waid encourages self-expression and individual interpretation of the subject while incorporating the fundamentals of composition, depth of field and balance in landscape painting. 

    Class size is limited, please sign up early.

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    • 04/06/2017
    • 05/25/2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Discover why botanicals continue to be the subject for so many artists for hundreds of years. They are ideal for studying the transmission of light, shadow, color and for creating depth and mood. 

    Emphasis will be given in capturing the essence of a blossom and in recognizing abstract we find in nature. 

    The class will be painting singular blossoms, as well as floral still-life. Class will meet at BioParks’ Sasebo Japanese Garden, the Mediterranean Conservatory and in the studio. 

    Soft pastels and all other forms of dry media are

    welcome. 


    All levels of experience can benefit from this class. 


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


    Materials List

    • 04/06/2017
    • 05/25/2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    This class will focus primarily on bridging the gap between creating vibrant, luminous paintings from photographs by developing the skills to solve the shortcomings that photography presents as a source of ideas for paintings. 

    Light, distance, perspective, atmospheric effects, composition, color and principles of design will be covered. 

    Students have the choice of working with their favorite medium: oil, pastel, acrylic or watercolor, using their own photographic material as reference. 

    This is a great opportunity for your turning joyful travel experiences into successful works of art. Individual guidance and demonstrations will be given by instructor in order to help each student develop their own personal style.  

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 04/11/2017
    • 05/30/2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 1

    Incorporating flowers in your landscapes is a beautiful way to add texture, color and life. 

    Learn the simple and effective techniques of how to work with a wide variety of approaches to florals in your compositions. 

    There will be daily demonstrations on initial drawing, composition and placement, as well as examples of related techniques. There will be individual instruction for each student throughout the class.

    Please be sure to bring a sheet of 140 lb. Arches paper to the first class meeting along with the materials you have. 

    If you need suggestions about additional materials please refer to the supply list posted online.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 04/14/2017
    • 05/26/2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Join Carol in exploring 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. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


    Materials List

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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