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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 includes: Studio Interviews/Mini Demos, Walkthroughs of our exhibits, as well as Online Courses taught by our amazing faculty!

These programs are made possible in part with assistance from the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department and the Urban Enhancement Trust Fund.




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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    • online

    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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    • online

    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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    • 09/14/2020
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    • 11/02/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 4

    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Lea online as she works from her home studio where she will  look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the first hour and demonstrate and lecture the second hour. Lea will also be in contact with students via email. 

    We invite you to join us for this fun and inspirational 8-week Zoom class! We all miss our art community so much during this challenging time! In the spirit of sharing and connecting through art, Lea will incorporate many of her mixed media techniques into several new projects including handmade books, cards, and even a mobile project! Students will incorporate their own ideas while exploring new materials and techniques. Everyone will also be encouraged to make a set of cards to exchange with each student in the class which is a wonderful way to bond with our creative community!

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

    Materials List



    • 09/15/2020
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    • 11/03/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class

    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Nan 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. Nan will also be in contact with students via email. 

     Join Nan this fall to explore watercolor techniques and develop your vision as an artist! This introductory watercolor class will guide students through fundamental skills such as brush technique, principles of composition, color theory, and drawing facility. As students progress through the course they will become familiar with the works of great artists, serving as inspiration and demonstration of excellent technique in watercolor. The first part of class will consist of viewing a demonstration followed by direct instruction and critique of students’ work. This course will cater to the specific needs and interests of individual students while ensuring that all students finish the class with confidence and newly acquired skills they can continue to build upon. Nan brings dedication and enthusiasm to each one of her classes. Expect to be challenged and proud of the work you will produce throughout the course! Please use any watercolor materials you currently have and refer to the course materials list to ensure you have the necessary items. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


    Materials List

    • 09/16/2020
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    • 11/04/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class

    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 for one 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. Classes will begin with a short lecture and demonstration, after which students will explore these techniques working from still life arrangements or their own photographic material.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 

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    • 09/17/2020
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    • 11/05/2020
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    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
    • 0
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    This class taught by VASILI KATAKIS and will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Vas online as he works from his home studio where he will demonstrate and lecture for one 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. 

    Hikers, biologists, birdwatchers and artists - anyone can learn to sketch in the field. Whether you are a beginner, or more experienced sketcher, this course will enhance your skills in depicting the great outdoors. We will study rendering techniques, field sketches, composition, color wash, diagraming, and more. This class will provide you with the tools you need to learn from your observations of nature as well as to preserve what you have seen. We will find patterns, designs and structures present in even the most minuscule particle of natural form. Subjects of our studies will include flowers, trees, skies, clouds, and terrain. Students will venture out on their own sketching and taking photographs to work from in the studio. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 09/18/2020
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    • 11/06/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class

    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Alice 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 will discover 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.

    Materials List


    • 09/18/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 11/06/2020
    • (MST)
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class

    This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Peggy 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. Peggy will also be in contact with students via email. 

    Learn how to draw the figure in charcoal and pastel from obser-vation. Class topics will cover how to measure the figure accurately, create volume in light and shading using vine charcoal and charcoal pencil, and how to create a rich color palette of flesh tones with pastel. Technique and material usage will be discussed at length, along with a daily demonstration. The goal of this class is to bring to the student a cohesive understanding of the figure with successful results and learning to take control of the medium.  You will learn to make your own pastel primers as well as how to work on different pastel surfaces, achieving a variety of surface effects. Come ready to draw on day one! This will be an energetic, informative class.

     Please sign up early; class size is limited.


    Materials list
    • 11/14/2020
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    • 12/12/2020
    • (MST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Zoom Class
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    Having objective eyes on your work in progress can be very helpful and sometimes result in just the right direction to enable the artist to forge ahead. Assessments of abstract work allows the artist to gain insight and different perspectives. In this 5-week critique based class, students will present finished or works in progress for review each week. Suggested weekly abstract projects will be outlined by the instructor. Students should use preferred materials. Artwork will be submitted digitally to the instructor each week to be included in an online presentation for best viewing for the entire class. Abstraction is about respecting the past, being in the present and creating a future. Let the art discussion commence!

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


    • 11/19/2020
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    • 11/22/2020
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    • 4 sessions
    • Online Zoom Workshop
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    This workshop will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Waid online as he works from his home studio where he will demonstrate and lecture for one hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the remaining time. Waid will also be in contact with students via email. 

    Students will be guided through the thought process required to paint the invisible - air! Yes, air or atmosphere envelopes all subjects in the landscape. It is a good thing to remind ourselves of the essential role that atmosphere plays in painting, and how to mix color in order to capture a sense of reality. The information presented in this condensed course will be focused on capturing this prime element of landscape painting while also incorporating composition, depth of field and balance.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

    Materials List

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