New Mexico Art League
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Adult Workshops  

Upcoming events

    • 07/16/2024
    • 07/19/2024
    • 4 sessions
    • On Location and in the Art League Studios
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    This course teaches how to use watercolor and photography to create quick colorful sketches of wild animals. You will learn how to see contrasting shapes & desirable animal positions to take better photos. We will review basic guidelines to develop compelling compositions and great sketches. We will visit the zoo and photograph the animals in their environment, then work in the studio to convey personal impressions of your favorite animals. You will learn to improve and apply brushstroke skills to capture and utilize the beauty of transparent watercolors. 

    We will have regular instruction and demonstrations, with generous class time for student painting and individual constructive critique. This course is helpful for students at any level, although prior drawing and painting experience is recommended. 


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


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    • 07/22/2024
    • 07/26/2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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    Would you love to learn new ways to create dynamic, visually exciting art? Come and learn the secrets of compositional design with all kinds of interesting materials in this playful, yet information-packed workshop! Exploring the limitless potential of collage and mixed media, artists will make their own set of unique, colorfully-textured collage papers and experiment with an exciting array of mixed media collage techniques. Bring your own images, patterned papers, fabric scraps, etc. to use or share. Layering, tearing, and surface development combined with exciting materials such as acrylics, found objects and ink will inspire creative play and pure FUN!  Students will come away with new ideas for material possibilities and conceptual inspiration. Students at all levels are welcome. All materials provided for a materials fee of $40 per student. 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 07/29/2024
    • 08/02/2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 5
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    Join artist, Susan Roden, in this 5-day workshop and be immersed within nature while capturing the colorful palette of flora with pastels. We will be on location at Los Poblanos, in private and public gardens and the emphasis will be on how-to select visual imagery for developing successful compositions, observation of natural lighting of the sun and the cast of shadows, with in-depth discussion of the basics of this vivid medium. We will be painting in garden settings, both public and private, for three of the five days with the remaining two in the studio for final development of your artwork. This workshop is designed for artists at all levels with individualized attention and demos led by Susan Roden. 


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


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    • 08/05/2024
    • 08/08/2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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    Brush up on your painting sklls with the versatile and luminous medium of watercolor. Still life is a beautiful art form whether approached as an abstract or as photo realistic. Join artist, Tina Stallard, in this 4-day workshop exploring techniques that will help you take your still life paintings to a whole new level. Tina will focus on different ways to create depth and visual appeal in your work. We will cover backgrounds techniques, dramatic lights and darks and how to make a strong arrangement out of your subject material. You are welcome to work from a photo of your own or one that I provide to practice these ideas.  On the last day, if time permits, students may bring in a painting that is in need of some help and we will apply some of the techniques that we have just learned.  The class will include demos, painting time, and individual instruction with each student. All levels are welcome.


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


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    • 08/09/2024
    • 08/11/2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 0
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    Do you love the outdoors and want to make art inspired by nature . . .while you are on the trail? This 3-day workshop is designed for those who love the outdoors and would like to infuse their art practice with a fresh perspective. These art adventures, during the first 2 days, will include short hikes and creating art on location. We will be stop along the way with drawing exercises incorporating natural materials with our limited art materials all to inspire you to be resourceful and look at things differently. This experience is to get you outdoors, experiencing nature with a new perspective and while stretching the potential of your materials. We will meet at two different mountain trails (easy to moderate) within 20 minutes of Albuquerque. Please allow time for travel and parking. Pack your materials and supplies in a backpack and you are ready to go. Keep in mind ease of set up along the trail, all while staying in the moment of natural inspiration. The final day will be spent in the studio where we will examine the results of the experiential art adventure looking for how it might influence future work or series. Mary Beth has been an artist and hiker for many years and incorporates “outdoor studios” in her own practice. This is going to be great! 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.


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    • 08/14/2024
    • 08/17/2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Main Studio
    • 2
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    Join John Reger for this 4-day workshop offering an in depth study of the fundamentals of academic ‘long-pose’ life drawing. Perfect for all artists, beginners or advanced, we will focus on developing an understanding of the classical tradition of realistic figure drawing. Students will be introduced to the manual, procedural, and analytical techniques of a refined, articulate, realistic approach to pencil drawing. Presented with an immersive drawing experience, students will progress with the most effective learning tool,  the multi-level experience of drawing itself.  Participants will be introduced to a refined, articulate drawing style in which drawings are built up methodically through a succession of linear and tonal stages: (1) the envelope:a simple, foundational shape encompassing the whole figure, (2) the block-in: the complex, abstract shape of the figure, (3) the contour: the specific, linear description of the silhouette of the figure, (4) drawing on the inside: the tonal description of the form of the body within the confines of the contour.  The focus is on patience, craft, observation, and understanding of drawing principles. You will be amazed at what you can learn in 4 days! 

    Please sign up early; class size is limited.



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    • 08/19/2024
    • 08/23/2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 5
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    Are you a tree lover AND an artist? Then this workshop is for you! Trees, which have been a venerated subject matter in art for centuries, will be our primary focus as we investigate a variety of materials and methods for art making. Exploring color, composition and form in a dynamic way, students will discover multiple ways to create beautiful tree images. We will incorporate traditional monoprint making processes, painting techniques and collage with contemporary materials like stencils, spray paint and modeling as we explore the many ways to render trees. Class includes a lecture and demon-strations as well as hours of fun painting trees. Students at all levels are welcome.

    Please sign up early; class size is limited. 


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    • 11/12/2024
    • 11/15/2024
    • 4 sessions
    • Art League Studios
    • 10
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    Don’t miss this great opportunity to work with landscape painter, Phil Starke in the 4-day plein aire/studio workshop. Through daily demonstrations and individual instruction, Phil will focus on simplifying the main aspects of painting a landscape. We want to be able to “see” as an artist, not as a camera. Students will learn how to simplify the subject to large masses and values which eliminates the need for too much detail. Using the color wheel, students will learn how to easily mix color that suggests light without trying to copy what we see. The workshop will start in the studio for an introduction and then move outside for 2 days, where we will work on color studies and thumbnail drawings. During the last 2 days, we will turn our attention to studio painting, learning how to turn the outdoor studies into finished paintings, focusing on composition and painting techniques. Phil will do 2 demonstrations a day and work devote plenty of time with each student. Phil’s demonstrations will be in oils but artists working in acrylics and pastel are welcome; the thought process and procedure are the same. Please sign up early; class size is limited to 12 students.


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