New Mexico Art League
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Upcoming events

    • 07/16/2018
    • 07/20/2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Main Studio
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    Join John Reger for an in depth study of the fundamentals of academic ‘long-pose’ life drawing.  This drawing workshop will be an introduction to the manual, procedural, and analytical techniques of a refined, articulate, realistic approach to pencil drawing. 

    Students will be presented with an immersive drawing experience in the belief that the most effective learning tool is the multi-level experience of drawing itself.  

    Participants will be introduced to a refined, articulate drawing style in which drawings are built up methodically through a succession of linear and tonal stages: (1) the envelope: a simple, foundational shape encompassing the whole figure, (2) the block-in: the complex, abstract shape of the figure, (3) the contour: the specific, linear description of the silhouette of the figure, (4) drawing on the inside: the tonal description of the form of the body within the confines of the contour.  The focus is on patience, craft, observation, and understanding of drawing principles. 

    This workshop is suitable for artists of all levels who wish to develop an understanding of the classical tradition of realistic figure drawing. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 07/23/2018
    • 07/27/2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Main Studio

    Join Mary Sweet for this rare opportunity to learn this ancient yet simple technique. 

    No press is needed as students learn to employ traditional Japanese methods in woodblock printing.  

    Students at all levels are welcome! Working by hand, we will use kento marks for registration, barens and watercolors for ink. 

    After carving the blocks students will have the opportunity to print either black and white or several colors using a reduction method. 

    Once this method is understood, students will be able to continue on their own. 

    Please sign up early, class size is limited.

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    • 07/30/2018
    • 08/03/2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Main Studio

    One of the oldest of painting mediums, egg tempera’s deliberate and linear technique was the perfect one for the spiritual, conceptual approach of medieval and early Renaissance artists. 

    Today interest in egg tempera continues to grow as it has many advantages; it is water-based, non-toxic (based on the pigments used), and permanent. Within these specifications there is a wide variety of methods and style in which one could work. 

    During this workshop, students will experience a deliberate contemporary approach of portrait genre painting using egg tempera. 

    Participants will learn important aspects of the medium such as how to make and properly temper fresh paint, methods and application of paint and gold leaf, incorporation of design elements, as well as exploring possibilities with mixed-media application. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 09/28/2018
    • 09/30/2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery

    Perhaps you’ve learned the basics of painting and you are looking for new inspiration or maybe you have a newly discovered love of painting and you want to work toward making real progress with solid instruction. 

    We invite you to join J. Waid Griffin for three amazing days of painting in the spectacular landscape surrounding Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery in Pecos, New Mexico. 

    Waid will apply his vast knowledge of landscape painting and guide you through every step toward creating great paintings plein air. Students will receive six hours of instruction each day on the beautiful grounds of the Monastery with access to studio space for critique and additional painting time in the evening. 

    The lessons will cover many aspects of the process of on location painting such as: how to SEE, how to analyze and depict the light source(s) and how to select your subject. 

    The tuition includes all costs; your room and 3 meals per day, so all you have to do is eat, sleep, and paint! 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 11/12/2018
    • 11/15/2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Main Studio

    Whether you work in oil or pastel, Stephanie Birdsall is the perfect instructor for those who really want to move to the next stage in their development as artists. 

    Working one on one, she helps each student find the right solution to any challenge that might arise in painting. Students will then learn to identify and work through each obstacle on their own. 

    Understanding, mixing and working with clean, beautiful color, while developing confidence in your own painting is essential. 

    Refining edges and taking into account all the shapes involved in setting up a successful composition are some of the most important elements in a beautiful painting, regardless of subject matter. It's about painting what you really see . . . and not what you think you see. 

    This intensive workshop will provide participants with a range of new skills and the time to put them into practice. Come with an open mind, a sense of humor and be prepared to work hard and have fun! We will be working from natural objects from life. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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

3409 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111     Map It  

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

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