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Adult Workshops  

Upcoming events

    • 08/03/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 08/07/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • main studio
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     Learn to paint a finished portrait in oil in this intensive 5-day course! Portrait painting is an exciting tradition that has been practiced by artists for centuries as a vehicle, not only for study and/or commissions, but is also as one of the best modes of expression, and communication. Students will learn about the process involved in creating a successful portrait painting including: composition, technical drawing skills, oil paint materials and usage, and much discussion on the many facets of information specific to creating a portrait (e.g. Anatomy, painting/drawing different features, expression, etc.). Each student will spend the entire course going through the process of creating 1 finished oil painting from a live model. Every morning Colt will demonstrate, break for lunch, then students will get each afternoon to work on their own piece, supplemented by one-on-one instruction. If you want to grow your skill and understanding as a portrait artist this course is for you! Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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    • 08/13/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 08/16/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Main and South studios
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    Art reveals the evidence of our experiences and values. By observing and creating, the artist suggests themes that are essential to his or her character, and perpetuates the making and sharing of experiences. Through art, subjects become significant to us in unique ways, aesthetically and conceptually. Through lecture and demonstration, this workshop will not only reinforce an understanding of composition and form, but will also explore methods to break up and strip down the subject, then reconstruct it in new and surprising ways. Working in oils, we will explore systems of dividing the space within the rectangle, distributing the lines and forms of the subject. Students will participate in discussions regarding the subtleties,variations, lines, textures and colors that enliven our senses and captivate our interest; the way our eyes perceive things and how we make choices regarding their relative importance; the suggestion of the passage of time; the relative states of motion and stillness; how the artist may represent nature in order to reflect on his or her perceptions, experiences and values while also contemplating the important power of content, symbol and abstraction. Douglas demonstrates every day of the workshop. This class is meant for intermediate to advanced painters.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 08/24/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 08/28/2020
    • (MDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • Main and South Studios
    • 10
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    O’Keeffe’s priority was the vision of the artist. She never wanted to be known as a flower painter, however, her flower paintings are recognized throughout the world. In this workshop, you will be creating paintings with flowers, animal bones, and exploring a balance between these two themes. We will investigate how your stoke or your mark creates the illusion of form, weight, shape and air. We will discuss the motivation required to pursue a life in art, the wonder of beauty, the gift of sight, creativity and exploration. This workshop is for the intermediate to advanced painter, with the hopes of taking your work and your thinking to the next stage of development. Flowers and bones will be provided. Class size is limited to 12 people to ensure continued social distancing. 


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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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