New Mexico Art League
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Adult Workshops  

Upcoming events

    • 09/26/2021
    • 10/31/2021
    • 5 sessions
    • On Location
    • 2
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    Let’s paint outside on Sundays! This 5-week class we will bring landscape painters together in new locations in the area during New Mexico’s spectacular fall. We will spend four days at different spots painting in nature.  The fifth day is reserved for any finishing touches and a group critique and will meet at the Art League studio in the morning between 9 Am and 12 Noon. Days  on location will start with a demo and a short talk by Alice Webb focussing on information on how to create a dynamic composition, accounting for value, how color theory applies to the landscape and atmospheric perspective. Students will have the rest of the time to paint as Alice checks in with each student to work with them individually. All mediums are welcome: oils, acrylics, pastels and pan or tube watercolors. Since we will be outside for several hours please be sure to use sunscreen and wear a hat. If you have a painting umbrella, that’s great. Also bring water, a snack and a folding chair if you want to sit during demos and breaks. Restrooms may not be available but trees and bushes will be .

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 11/01/2021
    • 11/05/2021
    • 5 sessions
    • 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 the simply clothed figure and background shapes. Each session will start with small 25 stroke paintings, moving from 5 to 45 minute poses.  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.  On the second day, students will move to  longer poses and larger canvases, while still maintaining a contemporary approach.  All levels of painters are welcome.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 11/06/2021
    • 12/11/2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course
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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 6-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. Artwork will be submitted digitally to the instructor each week to be included in a Keynote 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.



    • 11/12/2021
    • 11/14/2021
    • 3 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 1
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    Join encaustic artist, Carolyn Berry, in this fun and experimental workshop where the sky is the limit! Encaustic wax is a versatile medium made from beeswax, damar resin and powdered pigments that can be used for traditional painting techniques as well as a way to add texture, layer and join mixed media materials together.  We will explore experimental techniques of painting, drawing, collage, stenciling, photo transfer, wax fusing and surface manipulation. Be inspired to create artwork with a unique surface using melted wax and pigments. Using magazine images, photo images and found collage materials students will achieve successful and personal imagery in this creative medium. No previous art experience is necessary only an adventurous spirit.


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 12/06/2021
    • 12/10/2021
    • 5 sessions
    • Art League Studios
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    In this workshop you will advance your painting from the literal replication of the model to an expressive and unique work of art. We will revisit the basics of portraiture and offer simplified techniques that will help to build confidence in this most rewarding subject. Manageable concepts of anatomy are presented that will add to the student's knowledge base. These will be integrated with classic principles of art: rhythm of application, design and composition, tones and values, shapes and forms, cool and warm colors and more as they relate to painting the portrait. And finally, we will discuss the magic of Fechin, Zorn, Sorolla, Repin, Sargent and others which will help students take the leap to applying the principles of these masters.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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

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Mailing address: P.O. Box 16554, Albuquerque, NM 87191                              

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