New Mexico Art League    


In the spirit of New Mexico's unique art heritage,

the mission of the Art League is to inspire 

and educate artists of all ages and abilities

while promoting awareness of fine art.


 
 
 
 
 

 

Adult Classes

Upcoming events

    • 01/10/2016
    • 1:00 PM
    • 02/28/2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Main Studio

    In this 8-week class, you will be working with Chinese ink, brush and colors on rice paper.

    Ming will guide you step by step in brush techniques and strokes, in mixing colors on brushes, in structural composition and method of expression. 

    Ming will be teaching the subject of The Four Gentlemen, which in Chinese painting refers to four plants: Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum, and Plum Blossom. 

    These will be followed by Pine Tree, Peony, Lotus Blossom and Wisteria. They are typically depicted in traditional ink and wash painting. 

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    • 01/11/2016
    • 6:00 PM
    • 02/29/2016
    • 8:30 PM
    • Main Studio

    The purpose of this course is to help students obtain the basic skill of drawing the human form. 

    Learn to draw an anatomically correct and aesthetically interesting human figure. Working from model poses of varying lengths and from exercises using a variety of drawing media and techniques, students will gain an understanding of the concepts of proportion, lighting, foreshortening and composition to realistically describe the figure. 

    Applying linear and tonal drawing methods, students will leave with a better understanding of the rhythms and natural forms of the human figure, allowing them to create successful drawings. Enrollment is limited, please sign up early. 

    Please note: there will be no class February 22.

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    • 01/13/2016
    • 03/02/2016
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio

    The objective of this class is to acquaint students with traditional 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. 

    Please sign up early, enrollment is limited. 

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    • 01/13/2016
    • 03/02/2016
    • 8 sessions
    • Studio

    Grow your skills in drawing, creativity, and individual expression and create beautiful colored pencil paintings!

    Melinda will cover a variety of basics, including composition, color theory, and several colored pencil techniques — focusing on mixing, blending, and burnishing methods.

     Students will be encouraged to develop their own styles and experiment with various pencil types, papers, and surfaces. Enjoy individual instruction as you work on class projects and ones of your own choosing. 

    Colored pencils are a versatile, portable, and non-toxic medium that are among the least expensive of art materials. There are no brushes to clean or paints to keep from drying out. With practice and the right technique, they can mimic the results of various other media. 

    Artists working at all levels are welcome although some experience in drawing would be helpful. Bring your own materials, and check the materials list for recommendations. 

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    • 01/13/2016
    • 03/02/2016
    • 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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    • 01/14/2016
    • 03/03/2016
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio

    Pastel is the only medium where the artist draws and paints at the same time. This may be why there are as many techniques of applying pastel, as there are artists using them! 

    This course will help develop your own painting techniques, while strengthening your drawing skills. We will explore the fundamental principles of form, value, composition, color and perspective, as well as the methods used to aid us in interpreting photographic references. 

    Topics will include: light and shadow, intuitive and areal perspective, mark making, shaping, edging, blending and layering. The class will occasionally take place on location but is primarily in the studio. Please sign up early, as class size is limited. 

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    • 01/14/2016
    • 03/03/2016
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio

    This 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 acrylics. 

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    • 01/15/2016
    • 03/04/2016
    • 8 sessions
    • 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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    • 01/15/2016
    • 03/04/2016
    • 8 sessions
    • Main studio

    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 lightbulbs. 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. 

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    • 01/16/2016
    • 03/05/2016
    • 8 sessions
    • Main Studio

    Understanding the principles of perspective provides the artist with a way to render three dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface. This is one of the most dramatic effects an artist can accomplish. 

    This course will continue to explore the principles of Perspective and how the artist can apply them to render three dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface.

     Additional emphasis will be given to Shadow Theory and Areal Perspective. Methods used to aid in interpreting photographic references will be explored, as well as ways to refine our drawings to produce a final painting. 

    Course topics will include: intuitive and areal perspective, one- two- and three point perspective, dividing space, ellipses, and more.

    This class will occasionally take place on location but is primarily in the studio. Please sign up early; class size is limited. 

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    • 03/01/2016
    • 9:30 AM - 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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