New Mexico Art League




               
 
 
 
 
 

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Adult Classes

Upcoming events

    • 01/04/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 06/07/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • South Studio
    Franz, PeonyThe 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.

    She 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.

    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.

    This class will meet once a month, on the first Sunday, January - June. 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. 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

    • 01/12/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/02/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Brooke, Adagio, pastelJoin Denali on Monday mornings to experience her unique and dynamic approach to working with pastels. This medium lends itself 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. Finally, she will discuss ways to preserve the energy of a painting as the artist strives to refine and finish a painting.

    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

    Materials List


    • 01/13/2015
    • 9:30 AM
    • 03/03/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Carpenter, Canyon Road, watercolorJoin 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

    Materials list



    • 01/13/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/03/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio

    Rowland Three Sisters, oilThis class is designed to give you the fundamental tools and skills to paint from life. Working from a still life that you will compose, you will learn how to translate your subject into a convincing and successful painting. 


    We will cover proportion, composition and movement when setting up the subject, all the while learning to simplifying its complexity. Then we will delve into and develop a thorough understanding of the paint and how to use it. 


    You will gain a strong working knowledge of how color can become light, air, shape and form - the language that is painting.


    Sorry, this class is full.  Please call 505-293-5034 if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.


    • 01/14/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/04/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Cole LandscapeThe 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. 

    Supply List

    Class is full. To be placed on a waiting list, call Buffy at 505-293-5034


    • 01/14/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/04/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Griffin, landscape oilStudents 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

    Materials List

    • 01/15/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/05/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio and on location
    Katakis Visual Diary Artists think on paper. And each artist approaches a painting differently. Some research their subject ahead of time and make detailed sketches - while others work more spontaneously. 

    Whether composing a still life or selecting a landscape site, sketchbooks become invaluable tools for reference back at the studio. This class will help you develop the relationship between your sketches and your finished work.

    We will discover how the techniques used to record your thoughts can initiate “creative spark”. You will develop insights into the mechanisms of visual perception, and will also develop observational skills rooted in traditional drawing media. 

    Pen, pencil, collage and color wash are just a few of the tools that we will be using in this class. Topics include: perceptual drawing, gesture, image development, notan, pochade, intuitive perspective, diagramming ...and just plain fun! Classroom and Albuquerque Museum.

    Any artist, any level, working in any medium is welcome.

    Materials List


    • 01/15/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/05/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • South Studio
    Anderson drawing Join Lea to explore, from the beginning, the absolute basics of drawing in a variety of different mediums! In this fun and experimental class, we will try a wide array of drawing tools, including charcoal, pencils and pen and ink working on your choice of paper.

    Each week new techniques, concepts, and a different focus of study will encourage a whole new way of seeing. By the end of this course you will enjoy a great sense of accomplishment and inspiration to create future works of art!

    Materials are provided for a supply fee of $35 that should be paid directly to the instructor at the first class meeting.

    We're sorry, but the class is now full.  To be placed on tha waiting list, please call 293-5034


    • 01/15/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/05/2015
    • 3:30 PM
    • Main Studio
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    Carpenter Jemez watercolor Join 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. 

    Materials List

    • 01/15/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/05/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • South Studio
    Blazier Cochiti Thunderhead, oilJohn Constable said the sky is the "chief organ of sentiment" in the landscape."

    Regardless of whether the sky or the land is the subject, artists must be aware of the important role the sky plays when planning a painting. This eight-week oil painting class will introduce students to the relationship between sky and ground and explore ways to impart luminosity in skies, strengthen compositions through effective placement of cloud shapes and enhance mood with creative use of color.

    Demonstrations will be done in oil. Sessions will meet in the studio. Some observational time will be spent outside. It is advised that students who take this class have a grasp of art fundamentals.

    Please contact Tom at tblazier@hotmail.com with questions.

    Materials List

    Sorry, Class is full.  Please register for the Tuesday section or call 505-293-5034 to be placed on the list for Tom's class next semester.


    • 01/15/2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • 03/05/2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • Main Studio

    Rowland, Alice, oilThe figure has been the central subject matter of artistic creativity since the time of ancient Greece. This course is designed to give everyone, from beginners to advanced the tools necessary to depict the reclining figure in a convincing and meaningful manner. Basic structure, proportion, mass, form and shape will be emphasized. You will gain a working knowledge of color and tone and their relationship to light to create the illusion of skin. We will also work to understand the dynamics of the figure to space and the interior surrounding the figure. All of these elements work to strengthen and solidify your accurate depiction of a reclining figure. 


    Model fee included in tuition.


    Materials list


    • 01/16/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/06/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    David ChavezAquabord has one of the most forgiving surfaces available for watercolor. By submerging it in water you can manipulate the painted surface with a brush.

    You can also erase an entire painting as many as four times, allowing you to start a new and different composition.

    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. 

    Students should have prior experience painting in watercolor.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

    Materials list for D Chavez-Aquabord (1).pdf

    Sorry, this class is full. To get on the list for the next class, call 505-293-5034

    • 01/16/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/06/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    Griffin Sargent Interior Join Waid in this informal approach to depicting interior space. Artists have found interiors to be an enduring source of inspiration, initially for statements
    characterizing formal settings, and then, with the use of the camera, for statements of a more personal nature.

    The modern artist sees with an “impromptu” eye in order to capture a moment in time with natural light filtering through windows and/or with artificial light emanating from light bulbs. The artist must produce an atmosphere very different from the light and space of a landscape.

     Using the rich vocabulary of paint, you will learn to conjure environments saturated with atmosphere, deep surface and yet painted as though they are “off-the-cuff”.

    The paintings from this class will be produced from “life” or “studio set-ups”. 

    Please sign up early as class size is limited.

    Materials List

    • 01/17/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/07/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio and on location
    Morris pastelJoin pastelist and painter Iva Morris in exploring a variety of multi-media techniques to create vibrant pastels.

    Learn how to employ a layering technique of toned ground and gouache underpainting to create depth and value in your work.

    In this eight week class, Morris will help you to create work with texture, using pastel glazing effects. Each class will tackle a new problem associated with building a successful landscape painting: foreground, background, value, color, and space.

    For the first class be sure to bring photographs and sketches to work from. Later classes will be conducted from life and include plein air sessions.

    Materials List

    This class is now full. Please contact Buffy, 505-923-4304 if you would like to be placed on a waiting list 

    • 01/17/2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/07/2015
    • 12:00 PM
    • South Studio
    Canright, Evening GlowShare with Bill the excitement of working with new products in water-soluble acrylics: Paints that blend perfectly and still maintain the good properties inherent
    to acrylics.

    They can be worked on vertical surfaces, nothing is permanent or final, finished paintings do not need glass protection, and they are water soluble for easy cleaning. 

    One new possibility with the Atelier Interactives and Golden Open is an oil painter's favorite technique--wet-on-wet. Class will cover this and a variety of additional techniques from "thin to thick." drybrush for texture, layering with thin washes, opaque and impasto, using palette knives for accents and highlights.

    Each week will feature a different style with the hope that you will find the one right for you. A limited palette will be used throughout.

    Materials List

    • 01/17/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/07/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio

    Morris Teen PortfolioJoin art teacher Iva Morris 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.


    • 01/18/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 06/21/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • Studio
    Franz, Palm Trees, 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.

    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 10 days before class begins for the materials list

    • 01/20/2015
    • 1:00 PM
    • 03/10/2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • classroom
    Blazier clouds

    John Constable said the sky is the "chief organ of sentiment" in the landscape."

    Regardless of whether the sky or the land is the subject, artists must be aware of the important role the sky plays when planning a painting. This eight-week oil painting class will introduce students to the relationship between sky and ground and explore ways to impart luminosity in skies, strengthen compositions through effective placement of cloud shapes and enhance mood with creative use of color.

    Demonstrations will be done in oil. Sessions will meet in the studio. Some observational time will be spent outside. It is advised that students who take this class have a grasp of art fundamentals.

    Please contact Tom at tblazier@hotmail.com with questions.

    Materials List

    • 01/27/2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • 03/31/2015
    • 8:00 PM
    • Main Studio
    • 7

    RowlandThis class will meet only once a month, on January 27, February 24 and March 31. 

    Using the critique session, Cynthia will work to help each participant gain insight and further their understanding of painting into a unique creative vision. The participants in this class are invited to bring in their outside work. Sharing with other artists, working to obtain the same goals, developing camaraderie helps to motivate creatives to gain insight and stay on a path to gain achievements through their art


    • 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

    Supply List 

    • 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.

    Supply List

    • 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 

    Supply List

    • 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.

    Supply list

3409 Juan Tabo NE,  Albuquerque                                       Map It                                  P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque NM 87191
                                                               
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