New Mexico Art League
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Painting in Pastel - The Big Picture (Thursdays)

  • 01/06/2022
  • 02/24/2022
  • 8 sessions
  • 01/06/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MST)
  • 01/13/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MST)
  • 01/20/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MST)
  • 01/27/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MST)
  • 02/03/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MST)
  • 02/10/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MST)
  • 02/17/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MST)
  • 02/24/2022, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM (MST)
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Join artist VASILI KATAKIS, in this course designed for artists who feel that they have reached a point in their work where they are ready for a new challenge. Learning something new allows you to build on what you already know, bringing a sense of excitement, accomplishment and confidence.The unique nature of the pastel medium, that exists between drawing and painting, is the immediate results with no waiting for pigment to dry. This allows for a great sense of freedom and immediacy. It also allows artists to work on a large scale with relative ease. Deciding to work large is a big step that has more properties to consider than you might expect.  Vas will demonstrate how to ‘scale up’ a drawing to a larger format but also address the effects and important questions to consider when increasing the scale of your work. For example, it is important to consider the effect on the viewer. A large work of art can have a strong impact, perhaps even larger than life. This is very different from the intimate personal experience of observing a small piece that you are inclined to come up close to view. Exploring these characteristics will allow students a deeper understanding of  what they are creating.  This class will benefit those wanting to try out new techniques, designs, interpretation, expanding their vision and scale, or simply break out of a creative rut. This class will enable you to build on your strengths and explore new territory. Students should bring their preferred materials to work with. All dry media are welcome. Intermediate students with painting experience are welcome. Please feel free to contact the instructor with questions,

Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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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  

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