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    • 03/08/2024
    • 03/10/2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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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.


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    • 03/13/2024
    • 03/16/2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Art League Studios
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    This workshop will inspire students through the exploration of modern still life painting of ordinary objects. We will examine the beautiful simplicity and atmosphere of paintings by artists like Giorgio Morandi. His quiet yet distinct style with deliberate visible brushstrokes depends on capturing the essence of the objects in his compositions.  Emphasis will be placed on seeing shapes and values as abstract forms. Intentional paint strokes will define the shape of each object giving weight to and depicting the elegant form of a simple bottle perhaps or a bowl. Employing a limited palette will facilitate the creation of a complementary mood in each painting. Each class will begin with a brief visual lecture and demo by the instructor followed by uninterrupted painting time during which students will complete at least one painting per day.


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    • 03/20/2024
    • 03/23/2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 2
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    Try something new! This workshop is an excellent opportunity to expand your watercolor repetoire: pouring watercolors! Tina Stallard will guide students in this unique painting process, starting with the preparation of your paper and drawings. The next step is the pouring of the paint in layers creating a vibrant painting surface. Students will then work back into the paintings creating more definition of the subject matter. We will work on an image that Tina will provide or you may bring your own. Please keep it to an 11” x 14” so we can complete the project in time. The pouring process does require a lot of masking in order to get all the beautiful colors you are seeking. It is important to be sure to bring the Pebeo brand of masking fluid as it works the best. Tina will share her knowledge and passion for this technique and the many beautiful contrasts and deep colors that it produces. It is full of wonderful surprises.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited to 12 students.

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    • 03/27/2024
    • 03/29/2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Art League Studios
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     A portrait can be more than a picture with a likeness. Instead of just creating a solid shape with information designating hair, eyes, nose, etc., it’s possible to see the painting as made up of visual elements – line, shape, value, and color – all in a relationship within the space of the canvas. This approach is not just about learning to “paint outside the lines,” but also about learning to see the information in a new and different way.  My workshop is based on years of experience teaching others how to recognize patterns, make comparisons, and interpret edges, color temperature, and shapes. There will be demonstrations, discussion, and presentations. This workshop is for artists interested in enhancing their drawing and painting skills, while also learning how to approach a painting in a more creative way. Instruction will be in oils and the class is for the intermediate to advanced painters. Pastels, water-based oils, and acrylics are permissible. www.carolynanderson.com

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    • 04/04/2024
    • 04/07/2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Art League Studios
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    Acrylic pouring is a painting technique where acrylic paint is mixed with some pouring medium and then poured onto a surface in various ways. Sometimes colors are poured directly from individual cups and or combined and poured together. Ming will be using Golden High Flow acrylics on canvas or wood panels. She will guide you to pour on a small canvas first and work up to a medium canvases. Silver acrylic brushes are recommended for finishing touches. Ming will also demonstrate a pour on a large canvas. You are welcome to try it! “This style of painting is about freedom, creativity, and your imagination. It is about finding your inner spirit and letting it work for and through you. I like to free my mind first, I watch carefully how the color runs and blends, usually liking bright colors against dark colors.“  - Ming . The results are magical!

    Please sign up early; class size is limited to 12 students.


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    • 05/08/2024
    • 05/10/2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Online Zoom Course
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    Cacti are botanical subjects that present all kinds of fun perspective challenges! Join Marjorie Leggitt in this 3 session workshop as she guides you to create a colorful composition of Opuntia, better known as Prickly Pear. Marjorie will help you to discover how these succulents conform to basic geometric forms and mathematical patterns. Then follow along with exercises that hone your observation and artistic skills as you develop a graphite perspective drawing. Through demos and exercises, learn how to combine the expressiveness of a pen with the subtle colors of watercolor. Discover non-traditional pen and ink marks to create unique textures and forms. Practice color mixing and watercolor layering to enhance the line work and capture earthy, luminescent colors. Learn about the principles of cast shadows from your own clay model. Apply your new skills to create a wonderful mixed media piece of art. Previous experience using watercolor is strongly recommended. 

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

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