New Mexico Art League
                  Art School ∙ Gallery 



Extraordinary Paintings of Ordinary Objects with Michelle Chrisman (Wednesday through Saturday)

  • 03/13/2024
  • 03/16/2024
  • 4 sessions
  • 03/13/2024, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 03/14/2024, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 03/15/2024, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • 03/16/2024, 10:00 AM 4:00 PM (MDT)
  • Art League Studios



This workshop will be inspire students through the exploration of modern still life painting of ordinary objects. We will examine the beautiful simplicity and atmosphere of paintings by artists like Giorgio Morandi. His quiet yet distinct style with deliberate visible brushstrokes depends on capturing the essence of the objects in his compositions.  Emphasis will be placed on seeing shapes and values as abstract forms. Intentional paint strokes will define the shape of each object giving weight to and depicting the elegant form of a simple bottle perhaps or a bowl. Employing a limited palette will facilitate the creation of a complementary mood in each painting. Each class will begin with a brief visual lecture and demo by the instructor followed by uninterrupted painting time during which students will complete at least one painting per day.

Please sign up early; class size is limited.

Materials list

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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