New Mexico Art League
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Studies in Ink and Watercolor - Prickly Pear (Opuntia) with Marjorie Leggitt (Wednesday through Friday)

  • 05/08/2024
  • 05/10/2024
  • 3 sessions
  • 05/08/2024, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 05/09/2024, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • 05/10/2024, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MDT)
  • Online Zoom Course



Cacti are botanical subjects that present all kinds of fun perspective challenges! Join Marjorie Leggitt in this 3 session workshop as she guides you to create a colorful composition of Opuntia, better known as Prickly Pear. Marjorie will help you to discover how these succulents conform to basic geometric forms and mathematical patterns. Then follow along with exercises that hone your observation and artistic skills as you develop a graphite perspective drawing. Through demos and exercises, learn how to combine the expressiveness of a pen with the subtle colors of watercolor. Discover non-traditional pen and ink marks to create unique textures and forms. Practice color mixing and watercolor layering to enhance the line work and capture earthy, luminescent colors. Learn about the principles of cast shadows from your own clay model. Apply your new skills to create a wonderful mixed media piece of art. Previous experience using watercolor is strongly recommended. 

Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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Gallery Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

3409 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111     Map It  

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