New Mexico Art League


 
 
 
 

 

Adult Classes

Upcoming events

    • 04/02/2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/28/2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio and On Location

    The Urban Landscape offers the challenge of incorporating more man-made objects compared to Mother Nature’s. 

    We will explore the ways to adapt composition, rendering, perspective and other techniques used to create successful urban sketches. 

    The Urban Landscape includes both outdoor scenes as well as indoor scenes, such as hotel lobbies or your very own living room. This course will conclude with the scale-up of one of your sketches into a refined drawing or full color painting. 

    Course topics will include: various sketching techniques, recognizing abstract patterns, Notan, intuitive perspective, using Mondrian tools, magic hour and more.

    The class will meet in the studio and at various locations in the metro area. The Urban Landscape will benefit the beginner as well as the advanced, seasoned artist. 

    Note: there will be no class May 14.

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    • 04/04/2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/23/2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio

    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 should be aware of the important role the sky plays when planning a painting. 

    This 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. Please sign up early; class size is limited. 

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    • 04/05/2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/31/2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio

    The classical indirect method makes it possible to paint realistic still life by separating all the different elements of creating into individual steps. 

    Drawing and composition, capturing correct value, and layering color are broken down separately so the painting evolves in a logical and easy to understand sequence. 

    In this class you will practice glazing to create glowing, harmonious color in a still life. Learning about color, and the properties of different oil paints, whether transparent or opaque, also aids the artist in achieving realistic effects and a luminous depth that cannot be attained in direct painting. 

    In this class I share the modern materials and 21st century approach I use to create paintings using the time- tested indirect method inspired by Flemish and Venetian techniques. 

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    • 04/06/2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/25/2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio

    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. 

    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.

     For questions please contact Maria by email

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 

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    • 04/06/2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/25/2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • 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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    • 04/06/2016
    • 5:30 PM
    • 05/25/2016
    • 8:30 PM
    • Main Studio

    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, that allow 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. 

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    • 04/07/2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05/26/2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • South Studio and On Location

    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 to 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 Pastel and all other forms of dry media are welcome. All levels of experience can benefit from this class. 

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    • 04/07/2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/26/2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio

    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, Elements of 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. 

    A great opportunity for turning joyful travel experiences into visually pleasurable art work!  

    Individual guidance and demonstrations will be given by instructor in order to help each student develop their personal style. Please sign up early; class size is limited. 

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    • 04/08/2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/27/2016
    • 3:30 PM
    • Main Studio

    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. 

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

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    • 04/09/2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/21/2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • North Studio

    Interested in possibly becoming a professional artist one day? 

    Join art teacher Nicole Gunn for this enjoyable and comprehensive 7-week course on building a successful art portfolio for the future.

    We’ll have fun exploring multiple painting, drawing, and printmaking techniques to give students the well-rounded experience required in high school Advanced Placement and University art programs. 

    Or just come for some extra creative art time!

     Additionally, we’ll focus on famous artists in art history, art movements, and the principals and elements of design. 

    So be ready to share your new ideas, your curiosity, and your good work ethic. We’ll be working in a no- pressure, fun environment where all levels are welcome.

    Individualized guidance and constructive feedback from the instructor will be given. 

    Students will have ample time to work and possibly finish their artwork in class, which they can then take home.

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    • 04/09/2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/28/2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio

    Get close to Mother Nature...learn family secrets of trees...what makes rocks rocky; water swirl foam and reflect; clouds float. 

    Also, special tricks and tips for each category.

     Learn to create believable landscapes with just your imagination! 

    Bring and work with your favorite materials.

    Demonstrations will be in pastel, but emphasis on nature, not a specific medium's techniques, allowing students to work in oils or acrylics if they wish. 

    After five sessions – Water and snow. Oceans. Trees and "green things." Rocks and Mountains. Clouds and Sunset – and one week painting on a black surface, the final week will be devoted to students' requests. 

    Lots of personal attention.Students will be encouraged to develop their own painting styles, and above all to have fun!

    List of suggested supplies is available. Nothing is mandatory. Please sign up early: class size is limited. 

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    • 04/12/2016
    • 9:30 AM
    • 05/31/2016
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Studio

    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. 

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

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3409 Juan Tabo NE,  Albuquerque                   Map It              Hours: 10 am to 4pm Tuesday - Saturday     
P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque NM 87191                                                                                                  505-293-5034
                                                                 

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