New Mexico Art League
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Adult Workshops  

Upcoming events

    • 06/27/2022
    • 06/30/2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 3
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    Fresh, intentional paint strokes will be the order of the day, rather than over-analyzed perfectionism. Working with a palette knife pushes the artist to make direct and decisive strokes which in turn creates a strong and energetic painting. This workshop will be inspired by the modern exploration of painting commonplace objects in a mixed style of abstract expressionism and color field painting. Think Wayne Thiebuad and Richard Diebenkorn… Emphasis will be placed on seeing shapes and values as abstract forms and expressive color values.  Impasto paint quality will be easily achieved with use of the palette knife.  Each class will begin with a brief visual lecture and demo by the instructor followed by uninterrupted painting time during which students will complete one painting per day, alla prima

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 07/03/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Art League Studios
    • 1
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     The New Mexico Art League holds Sunday Life Drawing Sessions each week with either a clothed or nude model. These sessions do require advance registration. Sorry, no drop-ins.We will begin with quick warm-up poses so artists can capture the figure in motion and move to extended poses during the 3 hour session. These drawing sessions are open to artists of all levels. Artists should bring their own materials and drawing surface. Easels and drawing benches are provided for your use. 




    Please check your calendar! Payment is not transferable or refundable.

    Please sign up early; each group is limited to 12 artists.

    Payment must be made at the time of registration in order to hold your place. Without payment your place will be cancelled.

    • 07/08/2022
    • 07/09/2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Art League Studios
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    Join artist, John Meister, for a two-day workshop on marketing yourself and your art. This workshop is designed specifically for artists and will approach the topics from that perspective. We will cover many ways that you can become a positive advocate for your art and effectively communicate that to others. General topics will include branding, presentation, marketing, and networking. Part of the class will focus on what you produce and why it is good to document it, means of pricing and presenting your work, and goal-setting for your art career. We will discuss various options for marketing your art, outreach to potential buyers, turning a buyer into a collector, and pursuing gallery representation. We will also demystify digital images and some of the technical jargon associated with submitting your work to exhibitions or for advertising. Whether your objective is to network to the art community, increase your sales and exposure, or find potential students, this course will provide you with ideas to increase your brand.  Effective marketing can increase the value of your own art, but it also increases the perceived value of the arts in your area! Whether or not you are interested in a full-time art career, you can be a constructive influence in our greater art community!  Students should bring note taking materials and any printed self-promotional material related to your art.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

    • 07/10/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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     The New Mexico Art League holds Sunday Life Drawing Sessions each week with either a clothed or nude model. These sessions do require advance registration. Sorry, no drop-ins.We will begin with quick warm-up poses so artists can capture the figure in motion and move to extended poses during the 3 hour session. These drawing sessions are open to artists of all levels. Artists should bring their own materials and drawing surface. Easels and drawing benches are provided for your use. 




    Please check your calendar! Payment is not transferable or refundable.

    Please sign up early; each group is limited to 12 artists.

    Payment must be made at the time of registration in order to hold your place. Without payment your place will be cancelled.

    • 07/11/2022
    • 07/15/2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 4
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    Join artist/printmaker extraordinaire, Maria Lily, for this fun adventure into the world of printmaking! The monotype is one-of-a-kind, and one of the simplest and most direct methods of printmaking. Also a brilliant way to create a background for your mixed media artwork. We will begin the class working with dark field monotypes, using fun and creative techniques to remove the dark ground creating the light areas of the print. Students will be encouraged to make intuitive choices and experiment with marks and patterns. Next we will explore the unlimited possibilities working on light field monotypes with watercolors, gouache and gum arabic. This process involves painting on the plate directly and making a print from it. We will also try our hand at trace monotypes which allows students to create a print of a favorite drawing or photo by tracing it onto the plate.  AND WE WILL BE USING OUR NEW ETCHING PRESS! You will be so happy with the results!

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 07/18/2022
    • 07/22/2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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    Join artist, Ruth Vreeland, in this informative and fun 5-day painting workshop exploring the vast range of possibilities with the versatile medium of watercolor. Using photos and cut flowers as reference, students will create expressive botanical themed painting of still lifes or garden landscapes. Ruth will present brief lectures and demos that focus on design and value, principles of composition, and color theory. During class, there will be time for everyone to paint together with Ruth offering individual instruction and critique throughout the workshop.  Methods and materials will also be discussed. Students at all levels are welcome. 


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 07/25/2022
    • 07/28/2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 4
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    Become enamored with indigo blue. With textile artist Molly Zimmer, students will explore modern and natural Japanese techniques for dyeing with indigo on fabric: including shibori tie dye techniques, rice paste resist stencils on fabric, block printing on fabric with indigo paste, and how to set up your own natural indigo vat. All skill levels are welcome. Students are encouraged to bring their own washed 100% cotton/linen fabrics to experiment with and image ideas for stencils and block printing.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 07/29/2022
    • 07/31/2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Art League Studios
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    Splashing means Pouring in Chinese. Acrylic pouring is a painting technique in which acrylic paint is mixed with some type of pouring medium and then poured onto a surface in a variety of ways. Sometimes colors are poured directly from individual cups, and other times multiple colors are combined into one cup and poured all together. Ming will be using Golden High Flow paints to pour on canvas or wood panels. She will guide you through the pouring process on a small canvas first, followed by a medium canvas. She will also demonstrate pouring on a large canvas. You are welcome to try it, she will help you to complete a large painting. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 08/02/2022
    • 08/05/2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 5
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    At some point, every artist will try to hone in on what makes their work unique. What are your strengths and what do you want to convey in your paintings? These questions are difficultto answer and often changing as you develop as a painter. Thebenefits of this independent study class includes more one-on-one attention, a focused investigation in an area of painting thattruly interests you, as well as an exploration of your goals as an artist. You are essentially creating your own course of study. You will be determining what you paint with guidance from Cynthia. She is there to help direct you by focusing on your strengths and tackling your weaknesses, all the while supplementing and clarifying your thought process, and keeping you on a focused path. This class requires painting experience and a desire to reach a new goal as a working artist. Please bring preferred materials.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

    • 08/08/2022
    • 08/12/2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 5
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    The human figure is one of the biggest challenges in drawing and painting. This 5-day workshop is designed to progressively build the students understanding and proficiency of rendering and painting the human form from life. We will focus on: drawing fundamentals, layout and composition, working from simple to detailed, color mixing techniques, light and shadow values, handling edges, fine details, etc. Each student will spend the entire course going through the step-by-step process to create one finished oil painting from a live model, while developing their own individual style and technique.

    Each morning, Michael will conduct a demonstration, break for lunch, then students will continue to work on their own piece as Michael provides one-on-one instruction. If you want to grow your skills and understanding as a figure/portrait artist, this course is for you!

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 08/09/2022
    • 08/18/2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course
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    The idea is to get you jazzed about painting, point you critically in the right directions and help you on an individual level with your painting. Focusing on the still life subjects of flowers and birds this class will be broadcast live from the studio of Teresa Oaxaca. There will be live floral and bird painting demonstrations with ongoing questions and answers. The Zoom class will feature multiple camera angles, one on the painting as it is created, one on the palette with brush/palette knife showing color mixing, as well as one on the visual reference. You will paint along from home. Several still life reference photos will be provided for you to work from in case you don't want to work from life. Painting from life from a home set-up that you make yourself is also a possibility. In addition to demonstrations and painting time there will be art talks and individualized critiques that will focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. A studio tour of Teresa’s space and inspirational Q & A session will also be included.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 08/14/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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     The New Mexico Art League holds Sunday Life Drawing Sessions each week with either a clothed or nude model.

    We will begin with quick warm-up poses so artists can capture the figure in motion and move to extended poses during the 3 hour session. These drawing sessions are open to artists of all levels. Artists should bring their own materials and drawing surface. Easels and drawing benches are provided for your use. 

    These sessions do require advance registration. Sorry, no drop-ins. 


    Please check your calendar! Payment is not transferable or refundable.

    Please sign up early; each group is limited to 12 artists.

    Payment must be made at the time of registration in order to hold your place. Without payment your place will be cancelled.

    • 08/21/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
    Join waitlist

     The New Mexico Art League holds Sunday Life Drawing Sessions each week with either a clothed or nude model.

    We will begin with quick warm-up poses so artists can capture the figure in motion and move to extended poses during the 3 hour session. These drawing sessions are open to artists of all levels. Artists should bring their own materials and drawing surface. Easels and drawing benches are provided for your use. 

    These sessions do require advance registration. Sorry, no drop-ins. 


    Please check your calendar! Payment is not transferable or refundable.

    Please sign up early; each group is limited to 12 artists.

    Payment must be made at the time of registration in order to hold your place. Without payment your place will be cancelled.

    • 10/27/2022
    • 10/30/2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 12
    Register

    This workshop will be, above all else, fun! Join Joan and dive into the wonderful world of abstract art, learning how to suggest rather than delineate. You will learn how to work intuitively without even realizing it. Joan will show students how to start by using shapes, line, and color, all while incorporating the neutrals for which she is so famous. Joan will address how to be selective with all the options on the table and in the studio. You will explore new mediums and try new combinations, pairing down to the essential choices. Students should bring fresh ideas to splash onto the canvas! Everyone will thrive in the informative and relaxed atmosphere, It is Joan’s belief that people are open to learning and creativity when they are having fun.  Beginning students will find encouragement and confidence, while more advanced students will benefit from her insightful solutions to their creative challenges. Joan teaches in such a creative and playful way that you can count on coming away with some truly exceptional results! By the end of the workshop you will be a creative, free-thinking artist! Please sign up early, class size is limited.



Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

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Mailing address: P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque, NM 87191                              

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