New Mexico Art League
                  Art School ∙ Gallery 



Adult Workshops  

Upcoming events

    • 05/08/2024
    • 05/10/2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course

    Cacti are botanical subjects that present all kinds of fun perspective challenges! Join Marjorie Leggitt in this 3 session workshop as she guides you to create a colorful composition of Opuntia, better known as Prickly Pear. Marjorie will help you to discover how these succulents conform to basic geometric forms and mathematical patterns. Then follow along with exercises that hone your observation and artistic skills as you develop a graphite perspective drawing. Through demos and exercises, learn how to combine the expressiveness of a pen with the subtle colors of watercolor. Discover non-traditional pen and ink marks to create unique textures and forms. Practice color mixing and watercolor layering to enhance the line work and capture earthy, luminescent colors. Learn about the principles of cast shadows from your own clay model. Apply your new skills to create a wonderful mixed media piece of art. Previous experience using watercolor is strongly recommended. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

    Materials List

    • 06/08/2024
    • 06/29/2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course

    This portrait workshop is designed for artists working in either oils or pastel. Susan will work with and teach in both mediums. For the first part of each class Susan will answer any questions from the group before she illustrates lessons on different ways to approach portraits through screen share. She will show masterworks of past and present artists to discuss different lighting and painting techniques. This should inspire and give the class examples of how to use the different mediums to achieve various effects and moods. The second half of each class will focus on Susan demonstrating her approach to working from a photo. She will offer the same photo references to the class so they can paint along as she demonstrates, or have the option of painting it as homework during the week. Students are encouraged to email their homework images during the week for Susan to give her suggestions advice to each student throughout the workshop. Susan will do a pastel demo for the 1st and 3rd class and an oil demo for the 2nd and 4th class.

    Students at all levels are welcome.

Gallery 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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