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Alla Prima Online Video Series 


The New Mexico Art League is proud to present our Alla Prima Online Video Series which will include: Studio Interviews/Mini Demos, Walkthroughs of our exhibits, as well as Online Courses taught by our amazing faculty!


Upcoming events

    • 04/25/2020
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    • 10/31/2020
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    • Online



    In case you were not able to join us for the reception or stop by the Art League Gallery during the brief run of the Black & White exhibit, we have but together a short walk through video to give you a glimpse of this beautiful exhibit. Enjoy!

    Watch it now!


    • 04/30/2020
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    • 12/31/2020
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    We are very happy to share with you a recording of a portrait drawing demonstration by our very own Coulter Prehm that took place at the New Mexico Art League last November.

    Colt produced this video through his non-profit, Renaissance Life, which aims to be a resource to those desiring to positively affect the world through the arts by creating high-quality learning opportunities and resources that are accessible to all. These tools are aimed to help serious students of art develop both their technical skill and creativity. Check it out at www.renaissancelifenow.com.

    Enjoy!


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    • 04/30/2020
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    • 12/31/2020
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    Here is your chance to have a quick peek into Carol Carpenter’s classroom! This short video demonstrates just a few tips and techniques that Carol recommends when starting a painting of trees in watercolor. Enjoy!


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    • 05/07/2020
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    • 12/31/2020
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    Join us for a peek into the Santa Fe studio of Coulter Prehm and a fun interview with Art League Director, Buffy Nelson about Colt's background, what inspires him and his life as an artist. You can check out Colt's website at www.renaissancelifenow.com

    Enjoy!!


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    • 05/10/2020
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    • 12/31/2020
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    • online


    Join us for a peek into the beautiful studio of Taos artist and Art League faculty member, Alice Webb, and a casual and informative interview with Art League Director, Buffy Nelson about Alice's background, what inspires her and her life as an artist. You can check out Alice's website at https://alicewebbart.com

    Enjoy!!


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    • 06/04/2020
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    • 07/02/2020
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    • 5 sessions
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    Learn how to paint beautiful landscapes while in the comfort of your own home. Each session of this five-week class will demonstrate how to create exciting contemporary images in a Zoom meeting.  Students will be instructed to take notes and ask questions while watching Alice paint, describing specific techniques as she goes. At the end of each class students will be given an assignment to complete during the week. Students are welcome to work in acrylics or oils. Alice will provide individualized instruction and feedback to each student via email. Included in this class will be basic information on color theory, perspective and the history of landscape painting.

    Sign up for this fun online class now! Class size is limited.

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    • 06/08/2020
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    • 07/20/2020
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    • 7 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 4
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    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Ruth online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Ruth will also be in contact with students via email. 

    This 7-week online class is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to paint in watercolor using multiple transparent layers for ultimate depth in their work. Students will learn the basics of handling watercolor paints and brushes, and explore a variety of techniques (glazing, layering, methods for saving the white of the paper, juxtaposition of color, key techniques in creating the perfect neutral color, softening and/or losing a few edges, the importance of incorporating the background color as foreground shadows, and others). Painting subjects will be a few small still lifes created first from an actual still life model and then from a photo. We will also explore the fundamentals of composition, contrast of values, the essentials of a good initial drawing, how to achieve perfect chiaroscuro and working from great vs. bad photo references. Daily technical demonstrations will complement your home studio work. The goal of this class is to give students the basic tools necessary to begin their own personal work, using transparent layers.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 06/09/2020
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    • 07/28/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 4
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    Join Carol in this new Zoom online class! Take a journey, tell a story and make your paintings more romantic and exciting. Learn simple and effective techniques of how to incorporate a variety of flower forms into your landscapes. We will be exploring the structure, shape and mass of these elements in the landscape and ways to approach them employing the basics of perspective. Be sure to look for references or photos you may want to use. Class will include daily exercises and demonstrations on initial drawing, placement, as well as examples of related techniques. Emphasis on design, composition and critique will help students advance in  their skill with watercolor. Please use the materials you have and check the list of supplies posted online

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 06/10/2020
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    • 07/29/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 6
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    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Maria online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate and lecture the first 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. Students will be encouraged to work from photographs or still-life set-ups in their home studios. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 06/10/2020
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    • 07/29/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 11
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    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Waid online as he works from his home studio where he will demonstrate the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Waid will also be in contact with students via email.

    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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    • 06/10/2020
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    • 07/29/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 7
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    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Alice online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Alice will also be in contact with students via email. 

    This painting class will encourage students to look at the world from a different perspective. Exploring color, composition and form in a new and dynamic way, students willdiscover a personal voice using the language of art. Subject matter will be all inclusive as we incorporate alternative materials like stencils, spray paint and different modeling pastes. Plan to explore and expand your creative vocabulary using methods that might challenge traditional boundaries of art making. Bring ideas of subjects and concepts that interest you. Students at all levels are welcome.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 06/10/2020
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    • 07/08/2020
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    • 5 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 1
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    Learn to draw a beautiful portrait from visual artist, Coulter Prehm, in the comfort of your own home with this five session online course! Understanding the underlying structure and how to build the features of the face is critical when creating portrait work. Each session of this drawing workshop will consist of a 1.5 hour demonstration followed by half an hour of question and answer. Each demo will cover how to approach drawing of one of the major features of the portrait: eyes, nose, ears, mouth, etc. with one final demo discussing them all and culminating in a full portrait drawing. Sign up and be prepared to learn…. All you need is a computer, a sketchbook, and a comfortable chair! Please sign up early; class size is limited.

    This course will take place as a Zoom meeting and we will be sending you an invitation each week before class. 


    • 06/11/2020
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    • 07/30/2020
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    • 8 sessions
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    Botanicals in Pastel with VASILI KATAKIS

    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting or on location observing careful social distancing! Join Vas online as he works from his home studio where he will demonstrate and lecture the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Vas will also be in contact with students via email.

    Discover why botanicals continue to be the subject for so many artists for hundreds of years. They are ideal for studying the transmission of light, shadow, color and for creating depth and mood. Emphasis will be given in capturing the essence of a blossom and in recognizing abstract forms that we find in nature. The class will focus on painting singular and multiple blossoms. Class will meet online on Zoom as well as at various garden locations. Soft pastel and all other forms of dry media are welcome. All levels of experience can benefit from this class.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 06/12/2020
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    • 07/31/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom class
    • 10
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    In this 8-week online lecture class we will explore the various artists and art movements that contributed to the development of non-figurative or abstract painting.

    Starting with Cezanne and the other Post-Impressionists, and continuing through Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism and the subsequent and sequential directions that modern painting evolved through from the turn of the century up to the current moment. This will be a compressed overview of contemporary painting and an attempt to give some order to a modern art history that grew in complexity and velocity from it’s birth through it’s many incarnations.

    Painting is very simple and very complicated and that contradiction is one of it’s many attractions.When the components of the painting consists primarily of only it’s formal concerns, line, form, color/value and surface, why would the viewer bother to look? Painting is a very human activity and that connection is why it has been a part of human culture since the beginning.

    Painting does demand time and attention, both in it’s creation and in it’s contemplation. In our accelerated life these are considered luxuries but also essential for the complete experience of that life.There will be about an hours worth of lecture and introduction, then time allowed for question and answer. Abstraction promotes many questions and does not answer all that is put before it. Just like life.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

    • 06/12/2020
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    • 07/31/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom class
    • 6
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    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Jeff online as he works from his home studio where he will demonstrate and lecture the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Jeff will also be in contact with students via email. This class will focus predominantly on clouds and skies in the landscape. The principles of composition, color temperature, shadows, brush strokes, thickness of paint, edges, philosophies of painting and centers of interest will be incorporated. You will learn why the sky is blue, why sunsets orange and yellow, how shadows take on certain hues, how to capture atmospheric perspective, and how to paint different types of clouds with an understanding of how they form.  You will also learn how to do more than render the landscape and how to catch the viewer's eye.  Interspersed will be lessons on how to avoid muddy colors, how to maximize the impact of the colors you use and which combinations of color please the eye. We will also explore the techniques of alla prima, multi-step painting, realism and impressionism. This course will be flexible and tailored to the students needs.  Instruction will be constructive and positive at the level you are comfortable with whether you are a beginner or professional. The goal is for every student to deepen his or her knowledge about painting while enjoying the learning process. Expect to have fun. Expect to increase your love of painting.  Plan on producing works you will be proud of.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 06/15/2020
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    • 08/03/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 4
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    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Lea online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate and lecture the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Lea will also be in contact with students via email. 

    In this highly experimental mixed-media class, participants will delve into an exciting array of collage, acrylic mediums, found objects and more. Working with the potential of surface development through organic abstraction, complex patterning and lush textural expression, each student will produce several unique works that will delight and inspire the imagination. All levels welcome.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 06/18/2020
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    • 07/09/2020
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    • 4 sessions
    • Online Zoom class
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    Join us for this innovative 4-week zoom online class with artist, Ming Franz. Join Ming online as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate and lecture the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Ming will also be in contact with students via email during the week. Students will learn the unique features of abstract acrylic splash painting on canvas, wood panel and gesso boards as well as composition, special effects, and the fine art of pouring. Students will respond to each step of the pouring process deciding if the image can be enhanced with more paint moving toward whatever the imagination sees in the heart of the work. Students will finish one or more paintings and experience group discussions and critiques.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 07/16/2020
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    • 08/06/2020
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    • 4 sessions
    • Online Zoom class
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     Join Ming for this innovative 4-week zoom online class as she works from her home studio where she will demonstrate and lecture the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Ming will also be in contact with students via email during the week. Students will enjoy this delightful journey breathing life into your work with a spontaneous Western interpretation into a traditional Chinese painting technique - PoMo. Blending black Chinese ink with the three primary watercolors on Ma (mulberry paper) creates images unique to the artist's spirit of the moment. Ming will give a demonstration of the unique features of Splash Ink with Golden Watercolor QoR, and explain the materials used in the  random and controlled pouring. Students will experience splashing ink on rice paper as well as experimenting on watercolor paper. After the piece has dried overnight, everyone will separate the sheets to see the resulting abstract and learn how to listen to the color.  She will explain various ways to finish the painting, special effects, such as salt, alcohol, etc. We will finish with a group critique.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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