New Mexico Art League



Adult Classes

Upcoming events

    • 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. 

    Materials list

    • 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

    Materials List

    • 06/13/2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 08/08/2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio and other locations

    Students who have previously taken Tom Blazier’s Clouds & Sky in the Landscape oil painting class or workshop are invited to attend the special advanced 8-week summer class. 

    Studio time will be devoted to painting and finishing pieces using one or more approaches covered in the Clouds & Sky class according to the individual student’s preference. Instructor lecture/ demo time will be minimal, and emphasis will be on one-to-one time with the instructor. 

    The June 27 and July 18 classes will meet at alternate locations, possibly as plein air sessions. Plein air gear might be needed if we decide to paint outside. 

    Please contact Tom at with questions. 

    Note: Previous attendance in Tom Blazier’s Clouds & Sky in the Landscape class or workshop is required to register for this class. 

    Materials List

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P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque NM 87191                                                                                                  505-293-5034
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