New Mexico Art League
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Image to Abstract/Breaking the Realist Habit with Mark Daniel Nelson (Friday through Sunday)

  • 06/05/2020
  • 06/07/2020
  • 3 sessions
  • 06/05/2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 06/06/2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 06/07/2020, 9:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • main studio



This workshop is specially designed for the realist painter interested in adding elements of abstraction to his or her work while remaining firmly rooted in traditional representational techniques. A series of progressive exercises will guide students through a process of eliminating unnecessary visual information to arrive at a clear and simplified final image. Through a combination of slideshows, discussions, assignments and critiques, this workshop will expose students to new artistic possibilities for self-expression. Students should bring their own reference photos and also plan to take photos while in class (printed photos may be used and/or images from a laptop/iPad, especially if it has photo-editing software). There will be at least one session painting from a still life set up. This class is open-media but the instructor will demonstrate using acrylics. 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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