New Mexico Art League
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Adult Workshops  

Upcoming events

    • 09/28/2018
    • 09/30/2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery
    • 0
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    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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    • 11/01/2018
    • 11/03/2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Main Studio

    Join us for this innovative three-day workshop with artist, Ming Franz. 

    You will learn the unique features of abstract acrylic splash painting on canvas, wood panel and gesso boards as well as composition, special effects, and the fine art of pouring. 

    Students will respond to each step of the pouring process deciding if the image can be enhanced with more paint moving toward whatever the imagination sees in the heart of the work. 

    In this workshop you will finish one or more paintings and experience group discussions and critiques.

     A materials fee of $55.00 must paid to the instructor before workshop begins. 

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    • 11/05/2018
    • 11/09/2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 9

    Join Frank in this 5-day workshop exploring methods and materials for urban landscape sketching in watercolor. 

    We will begin by learning how to handle watercolor as a sketching tool while studying value and compositional design. 

    We will practice quick on-site sketching and watercolor painting techniques each day as we meet on location (at pre-determined destinations) as well meeting back at the studio for lectures and demonstrations. 

    Students will be encouraged to complete a series of quickly executed sketches/paintings both on-site and in the studio using photos as reference. Principles of composition, color theory, methods and materials will be discussed. Frank will present options for creating your personalized watercolor travel kit. 

    Individual instruction will be given to each student. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 11/12/2018
    • 11/15/2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 8

    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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