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    • 12/04/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Art League Studios
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     The New Mexico Art League holds Sunday Life Drawing Sessions each week with either a clothed or nude model.

    We will begin with quick warm-up poses so artists can capture the figure in motion and move to extended poses during the 3 hour session. These drawing sessions are open to artists of all levels. Artists should bring their own materials and drawing surface. Easels and drawing benches are provided for your use. 

    These sessions do require advance registration. Sorry, no drop-ins. 


    Please check your calendar! Payment is not transferable or refundable.

    Please sign up early; each group is limited to 12 artists.

    Payment must be made at the time of registration in order to hold your place. Without payment your place will be cancelled.

    • 12/11/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Art League Studios
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     The New Mexico Art League holds Sunday Life Drawing Sessions each week with either a clothed or nude model.

    We will begin with quick warm-up poses so artists can capture the figure in motion and move to extended poses during the 3 hour session. These drawing sessions are open to artists of all levels. Artists should bring their own materials and drawing surface. Easels and drawing benches are provided for your use. 

    These sessions do require advance registration. Sorry, no drop-ins. 


    Please check your calendar! Payment is not transferable or refundable.

    Please sign up early; each group is limited to 12 artists.

    Payment must be made at the time of registration in order to hold your place. Without payment your place will be cancelled.

    • 12/18/2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
    Join waitlist

     The New Mexico Art League holds Sunday Life Drawing Sessions each week with either a clothed or nude model.

    We will begin with quick warm-up poses so artists can capture the figure in motion and move to extended poses during the 3 hour session. These drawing sessions are open to artists of all levels. Artists should bring their own materials and drawing surface. Easels and drawing benches are provided for your use. 

    These sessions do require advance registration. Sorry, no drop-ins. 


    Please check your calendar! Payment is not transferable or refundable.

    Please sign up early; each group is limited to 12 artists.

    Payment must be made at the time of registration in order to hold your place. Without payment your place will be cancelled.

    • 01/09/2023
    • 02/27/2023
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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    Join watercolor painter, Dave Cook, in this 8-week class exploring several different approaches to producing beautiful and compelling landscapes. We will compare realism, abstraction, and expressive experimentation to discover the unique versatility and beauty of transparent watercolors. Youwill also find how to use elements of good design that are critical to successful work, and be introduced to simple and helpful drawing and painting techniques that will increase self-confidence and produce immediate results. You will learn how to use sketchbooks with valuestudies and color sketches to help create successful paintings. We will study the effects of composition, light, atmosphere, color temperature and contrast on the mood we want to create, and the story we want to tell. We will enjoy learning and exploring together to discover the creativity within and ways to express it. Instruction will be individual and through demonstrations.This course will be useful to artists at any level, and there will be time for individual painting and positive critique.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 01/09/2023
    • 02/27/2023
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
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    Join artist/printmaker extraordinaire, Maria Lilly, for this fun adventure into the world of printmaking! Drypoint etching is a printmaking technique that is closer to drawing as opposed to carving with woodcut and linocut. Rembrandt, Picasso, Goya and Mary Cassatt were just a few artists that enjoyed this method. A scribe is used to draw the image onto the plate. Ink is then applied with a spatula or knife. Next, we take tarlatan or cheesecloth to wipe the ink down to the drawing. The print is then made with slightly damp paper and put through the press. Variations can be made on this process using different tools and inks. Prints can be water colored when dry.


    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 01/10/2023
    • 02/28/2023
    • 8 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 7
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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 costumed dancers. Based on the principles of the French Impressionists, "How light works painting from life," this class will emphasize the simplification of light/shadow patterns, the figure in relationship to the environment and how to create a successful painting combining knowledge and passion! We will explore how to create movement with lost and found edges and stay loose to infuse your paintings with mood and movement of the dancer and the excitement of visual poetry. Students will enjoy the color and and gesture of the subjects inspiring quick, gestural, expressive paintings. 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. Painters at all levels are welcome.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 02/01/2023
    • 03/01/2023
    • 5 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course
    • 9
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    Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to work with award winning botanical illustrator and artist, Marjorie Leggitt. Joining you from her studio in Boulder, Marjorie will share her approach to painting botanicals in watercolor. Working with live specimens, start with the basics to learn how to capture the botanical shapes and forms. Demos and exercises help you to create a color palette, specific to your flowers. Have fun as you learn the various ways to use wet washes and more controlled layering. Using a "color to value" method apply transparent layers to build rich luminous colors. Come away with a new appreciation and approach to watercolor painting, and a beautiful flower portrait.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited


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    • 03/10/2023
    • 03/12/2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 2
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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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    • 03/15/2023
    • 03/18/2023
    • 4 sessions
    • On location and in the Art League Studios
    • 10
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    Back by popular demand!

    Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to work with master landscape painter Bill Gallen! In this workshop, we will take a systematic approach to synthesize the necessary skills and practice elements of Landscape Painting. We will work both in the studio and on location as conditions permit. Design and editing, color accuracy and the playful exploitation of the possible will be our field of inquiry. This class will be appropriate for all levels of experience. Covid vaccination is required.


    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 03/20/2023
    • 9:00 AM
    • 03/24/2023
    • 4:00 PM
    • Art League Studios
    • 11
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    Let’s study color with objects rather than color charts! Experience the magic of color mixing as you fine-tune your innate color sense by painting a single-color subject. Your goal in this class is to become familiar with the expressive qualities of hue, saturation, value and temperature when it comes to each color. Every class will tackle a different color and it’s properties. Just because a subject is white, doesn’t mean you paint it white. The same principle applies to all colors on the color wheel. Our first class will be devoted to white, the second - yellow, the third - orange, the fourth - red, the fifth – purple, the sixth – blue, the seventh - green, the eighth - brown/black. Have some fun when you collect and compose same color still lifes for these studies. Please limit your compositions to three objects as this is an alla prima class, and we will be moving to a different color and a new still life each week. My goal is to take the fear away from mixing color, so you will use it more freely and meaningfully in your future work. Make sure you bring a good palette knife. You will be using it as much or more than your brushes. This class will be conducted at the Art League with masks and social distance regulations.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 03/29/2023
    • 04/01/2023
    • 4 sessions
    • Art League Studios
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    Join Ming for this innovative 4- day class, she will demonstrate and lecture and look at student's work offering guidance and critique. 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, and explain the materials used in the  random and controlled pouring. Students will experience splashing ink on rice paper. After the piece has dried, 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. 

    You will finish your painting with a group critique. Ming's website: www.mingfranzstudio.com.

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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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