New Mexico Art League
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Painting the Dancer in Oils - A Contemporary Approach with Michelle Chrisman (Tuesdays)

  • 01/10/2023
  • 02/28/2023
  • 8 sessions
  • 01/10/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (MST)
  • 01/17/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (MST)
  • 01/24/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (MST)
  • 01/31/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (MST)
  • 02/07/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (MST)
  • 02/14/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (MST)
  • 02/21/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (MST)
  • 02/28/2023, 5:30 PM 8:30 PM (MST)
  • Art League Studios
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Join artist, Michelle Chrisman, to learn methods and techniques of how to quickly design bold paintings, capturing a simplified light and shadow pattern of costumed dancers. Based on the principles of the French Impressionists, "How light works painting from life," this class will emphasize the simplification of light/shadow patterns, the figure in relationship to the environment and how to create a successful painting combining knowledge and passion! We will explore how to create movement with lost and found edges and stay loose to infuse your paintings with mood and movement of the dancer and the excitement of visual poetry. Students will enjoy the color and and gesture of the subjects inspiring quick, gestural, expressive paintings. Concepts of value and color value will be explored through large, bold shapes with thick strokes of paint. Students will learn to quickly pre-mix correct color values in order to paint quickly, with decisive, intentional, large brush strokes. Painters at all levels are welcome.

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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