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Adult Classes

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    • 04/05/2021
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    • 05/24/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
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    Join artist, Frank Fuchs, in this informative and fun 8-week, online Zoom class exploring the vast range of possibilities with the versatile medium of watercolor. Using photos as reference, students will create expressive botanical themed paintings of cut-flower still lifes or garden landscapes. Frank 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, each in their own home studios, with Frank offering individual instruction and critique of student work.  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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    • 04/05/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 05/24/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 0
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    Back by popular demand! Join Lea this spring to learn new ways to create dynamic, visually exciting art! Discover the secrets of compositional design with all kinds of interesting materials in this playful, yet information-packed class! Lea will be working from her home studio where she will look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the first hour and demonstrate and lecture the second hour. She will also be in contact with students via email during the week between classes for questions that might arise. Students will enjoy exploring the limitless potential of collage and mixed media; layering, tearing, and surface development combining a plethora of exciting materials such as acrylics, found objects, ink, and more. Gather your own images, patterned papers, fabric scraps, etc to use. Participants will come away with several finished pieces and a broad range of ideas for further exploration.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 

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    • 04/06/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 05/25/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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    Let’s study color with objects rather than color charts! Experience the magic of color mixing as you fine-tune your innate color sense by painting a single-color subject. Your goal in this class is to become familiar with the expressive qualities of hue, saturation, value and temperature when it comes to each color. Every class will tackle a different color and it’s properties. Just because a subject is white, doesn’t mean you paint it white. The same principle applies to all colors on the color wheel. Our first class will be devoted to white, the second - yellow, the third - orange, the fourth - red, the fifth – purple, the sixth – blue, the seventh - green, the eighth - brown/black. Have some fun when you collect and compose same color still lifes for these studies. Please limit your compositions to three objects as this is an alla prima class, and we will be moving to a different color and a new still life each week. My goal is to take the fear away from mixing color, so you will use it more freely and meaningfully in your future work. Make sure you bring a good palette knife. You will be using it as much or more than your brushes. This class will be conducted at the Art League with masks and social distance regulations.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 04/07/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 05/26/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
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    Join Maria online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate and lecture for one hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Maria will also be in contact with students via email. The objective of this class is to acquaint students with traditional and contemporary techniques in drawing and painting that will give them the solid background needed to develop their own individual style. Class will progress to the introduction of traditional drawing and 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; class size is limited.


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    • 04/08/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 05/27/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • 3
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    Sketching the Urban Landscape with VASILI KATAKIS offers the challenge of integrating man made objects with mother natures’. classes will take place in historic Ridgecrest where some of the oldest, and contemporary examples of southwest architecture can be found as well as on the University of New Mexico campus. Classes will alternate and take place on the Zoom platform where student’s work will be reviewed, where Vasili will conduct demos, and show other’s examples. We will conclude with a scale-up of one the student's sketches into a refined drawing or painting. Course topics include: structures, shrubs & trees, sketching techniques, basic linear perspective, intuitive perspective, Notan, light & shadow, etc. This course will benefit the beginner as well as seasoned artists. All safety precautions will be observed at each on-location class, including masks & social distancing.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 04/08/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 05/27/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
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    Come learn how to put some pizazz in your landscapes as we investigate the power of color, simplified shape and texture. Designed for both beginner and intermediate painters this class will explore expressionism as it relates to the landscape. Alice will include numerous demonstrations, power point presentations of work by other artists and lots of personalized guided instruction. I will be working in oils but artists working in all media, watercolor, gouache, or acrylics are welcome and instruction using a variety of media will be provided. Check out Alice’s recent work at www.alicewebbart.com.


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 04/10/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 05/29/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 4
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    This 8-week painting class will be an examination of some of the infinite possibilities of abstract image making. Whether you have experience working non-objectively or not, the class is about the seductive qualities and expressive potential of pigment, oil or acrylic. Linear concerns, color and value, form and surface treatments will be objectively manipulated as well as discussions about intent, atmosphere, narrative directions and or purely formal, pictorial issues. Working abstractly is deceptively difficult and amazingly rewarding since every decision that you make is coming from you, the responsibility and excitement of the unknown are yours. Don't fight the feeling, jump into the deep end of the art pool!

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 04/10/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 05/29/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 2
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    This class is for intermediate artists who want to go to the next level. If you are asking yourself,  “Where do I go from here?”, this class will give you the direction you are seeking. Alice will be working with each student individually to determine how to build on your strengths and how to turn weaknesses into assets. Together you will clarify your visual voice and understand how your personal creative vocabulary is already apparent in your work. Alice will encourage an investigation of the imagery, color choices and composition you are presently using and guide you to a strong individual path in your painting.  Please bring your preferred materials. All media, charcoal and pencil, pastels, oils, acrylics and watercolors, are welcome. Check out Alice’s recent work at alicewebbart.com.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

    • 04/21/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 06/05/2021
    • (MDT)
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 2
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    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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