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Challenge yourself and expand your skills with Arts classes at UNM Continuing Education. There's something for everyone! Take advantage of the opportunity to associate with others with like interests and learn new skills in a laid-back atmosphere. No matter if you’re just a beginner or a long time artist, our experienced instructors will work with you to maximize your skills. We offer classes and instruction for all levels of experience.


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Base Metal Clays consist of metal powder in a non‐toxic binder and water. When heated, the binder and water burn away leaving a solid piece of 100% metal. During the workshop, students will work with Hadar's Bronze, Copper and Steel Clays. Students will learn all the proper and basic techniques from start to finish for ''Base Metal Clays.'' Techniques include mixing and wetting clays, creating textures, combining different clays into one piece, understanding firing, and detailed finishing techniques. Students will take home an original piece of jewelry. No experience with metal clays is necessary and both beginning and intermediate metal clay artists are welcome. NOTE: An $85 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Please bring safety glasses. If you have a small rotary tool, such as a Dremel or Black and Decker, please bring it to class.

Section SUA‐PD

05381
$99
06/25/2019 - 06/27/2019
Tue, Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
Art Studio in Downtown Area

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. NOTE: $80 fee is paid to the instructor the first day of class. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio.

Section SUA‐PE

02198
$280
06/27/2019 - 08/22/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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This class is designed for beginning to expert potters who wish to explore the design possibilities in hand building and improve their skills in this area, with an emphasis on craftsmanship. In this class, the student will learn to design and build using pinch, slab and coil methods of working with clay. He or she will learn to design for hand building, solve technical problems with clay, such as building strong ceramic joints and structurally strong pieces, decorating techniques using slips, sprigs, and other methods, professional courtesy in an open studio environment, and basic glazing. NOTE: A materials fee of $80 will be collected on the first class by the instructor. There will be one class on Thursday evening and one lab on Monday.

Section SUA‐PE

02199
$280
06/27/2019 - 08/22/2019
Thu 5:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Lisa Shatriya Ward
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. NOTE: $80 fee is paid to the instructor the first day of class. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio.

Section SUB‐PE

02198
$280
06/29/2019 - 08/17/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. NOTE: $80 fee is paid to the instructor the first day of class. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio.

Section SUC‐PE

02198
$280
06/29/2019 - 08/17/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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This class is designed for beginning to expert potters who wish to explore the design possibilities in hand building and improve their skills in this area, with an emphasis on craftsmanship. In this class, the student will learn to design and build using pinch, slab and coil methods of working with clay. He or she will learn to design for hand building, solve technical problems with clay, such as building strong ceramic joints and structurally strong pieces, decorating techniques using slips, sprigs, and other methods, professional courtesy in an open studio environment, and basic glazing. NOTE: A materials fee of $80 will be collected on the first class by the instructor. There will be one class on Thursday evening and one lab on Monday.

Section SUB‐PE

02199
$280
06/29/2019 - 08/17/2019
Sat 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Lisa Shatriya Ward
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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Are you curious about this perplexing art form that evades definition and artistic classification? Abstract Art has been around for more than 100 years. In this class, we will discover the history of Abstract Art. Through demonstration, exercises and hands on experience we will observe and practice how to use visual elements of shape, form, color field, line, luminosity, surface and stroke to create a composition which forms a degree of independende from visual references in the world. Video followed by discussion on mastering the language of visual expression, improvisation and spirituality in art will be viewed. ''Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes'' ‐‐ Ashile Gorky

Section SUA‐PE

02177
$95
06/29/2019
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Sasha Wasko
CE South Building

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Ready to learn how to add more feeling to your drawing? In this class for intermediate students, you'll explore ways to emphasize your point of view and use exaggeration, overstating, understating, and embellishments to evoke the emotion you want.

Section SUA‐PE

02157
$85
07/01/2019 - 07/22/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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This class is an introduction to watercolor basics. We will cover composition and how to layout your design and use a viewfinder. Students will experiment with various techniques for painting with watercolors and watercolor pencils; kinds of brushes, papers, paint characteristics and quality, brushwork, reserving highlights, washes, splattering, glazing, dry brushing, color and more. The preparations unique to painting on location (plein air) will be discussed, such as portable supplies, comfort, changing light, temperatures, wind, bugs and curious on‐lookers. The class will help students build confidence while painting in public places and outdoors. Each week the class will meet in a different location. Suggested text: The Encyclopedia of Watercolour Techniques by Hazel Harrison, 2017 NOTE: First class meets at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens, 2601 Central NE. There is a $10 materials fee due to the instructor at the first class.

Section SUA‐PE

02168
$185
07/07/2019 - 08/04/2019
Sun 9:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Evelyn Sunny Birklund
ABQ Botanical Gardens

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Explore the world of acrylics while you learn to paint shape and form with little drawing. This technique emphasizes color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. The course also covers the principles of design, the medium, techniques, mood and meaning, and the elements of art.

Section SUB‐PE

02170
$110
07/11/2019 - 08/22/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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This class demonstrates the principles of forging small pieces for incorporation in jewelry fabrication. The pieces can be added as ornamentation or the complete piece can be forged. The only limit to design is your creativity and how you choose to use it. Drive the metal wherever you want it to go. Only a hammer and a torch are required to work with jewelry metals that we use. Come join the fun!

Section SUA‐PE

02249
$95
07/15/2019
Mon 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Catherine Thomas Kemp
CE North Building

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Expand your jewelry making skills in this course for students who have completed the Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing Beginning class. Develop your own projects and watch demonstrations as you explore advanced techniques in silver soldering, fabrication and stone‐setting including: unusually‐shaped bezels, incorporating found objects, cage/step/tube and traditional prong settings, fusing, reticulation, chain‐making, findings, repousse', marriage of metals, shot, hollow forms, making head and eye pins, and safe studio practices. NOTE: A $70 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section SUB‐PE

02206
$230
07/22/2019 - 08/19/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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This course is for all sculpture students. We will work in terra‐cotta clay from a live model. Basic blocking and modeling techniques will be covered as well as study of the anatomy of the skull, neck, back, and shoulder structures. Illusionistic techniques for rendering of eyes and hair will be demonstrated. NOTE: A clay and model fee of $40 is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting.

Section SUA‐PE

02191
$170
07/22/2019 - 07/26/2019
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 10:30 AM ‐ 2:30 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
Aragon Studio ‐ SE Area

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Prepare to be adorned! In this Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills course, you will learn the fundamentals of the design and creation of handcrafted jewelry, and how to work lavishly within a budget. Beginning with a series of sterling silver rings, you will learn how to size, texture, chase/stamp, file, form, silver solder with an acetylene torch, saw, pierce, drill, oxidize, hand‐polish, high‐polish with a buffing machine, and follow safe studio practices. You will also fabricate a bezel cup and set a cabochon stone. Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass and semi‐precious stones will be used. Local supply sources and discounts through Diener Studio will be addressed. NOTE: A $115 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to four students.

Section SUC‐PE

02205
$230
07/23/2019 - 08/13/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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If you have had some experience with watercolor and want to strengthen your skills in a supportive environment, this is the class for you! Similar to the "Beginning No Fear" class, we will spend a lot of time working on watercolor techniques, including washes, color‐mixing, wet‐in‐wet, etc., and we will spend more time on compositional approaches to making your paintings stronger. Much of our class time will be spent helping each student to progress toward his or her individual goals, and helping students to surmount any obstacles they encounter. Note: Supply list is available from http://ce.unm.edu/registration/materials.html

Section SUA‐PE

02180
$185
07/31/2019 - 09/11/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Thomas Russ Howell
CE South Building

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Learn to paint with chalk pastels. You will learn three techniques in this class. Layering colors and light produces fantastic art work. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $70.

Section SUA‐PE

02173
$95
08/02/2019 - 08/23/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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Ready to learn the fundamentals of drawing? In this foundation course for beginners, you'll learn basic drawing techniques. Through a variety of projects, you'll discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, and perspective. Using a variety of materials you'll also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form.

Section SUB‐PE

02152
$85
08/05/2019 - 08/26/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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The Art Frameworks Series covers the basic concepts and vocabulary of the visual art elements and principles. This class on Color focuses on key concepts as well as mood and meaning. Learn basic color theory, color groups and manipulate the color palette. A tissue collage project will allow you to experiment with pleasing warm amd cool harmonies. NOTE: A $5 materials fee is paid to the instructor at the first class.

Section SUC‐PE

01152
$29
08/06/2019 - 08/13/2019
Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Loree Nalin
CE South Building

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Learn freeing techniques that take full advantage of this transparent medium while grounding yourself in the basics. Demos, mock‐ups, exercises and plenty of mentoring will nurture your creativity. We will draw inspiration from the beauty of the New Mexico landscape, but techniques are broadly applicable to other subject matter as well.

Section SUA‐PE

02183
$175
08/07/2019 - 08/28/2019
Wed 10:30 AM ‐ 2:30 PM
Sandra Schroeder
CE South Building

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An extensive two‐day workshop exploring the monotype. This class is designed for the novice with little or no printing experience and the experienced. Monotype is simple to do and extremely rewarding. The monotype, a painterly process, can open your eyes to a whole new range of possibilities in your creative works while having fun with your surprising results. The class will cover a wide range of techniques including additive or light field method, subtractive or dark field method, mixing of inks, ink rolling methods, masking and stencils, viscosity, plate and plate and paper registration and the use of the ghost print. Participants will learn how to get strong impressions with the use of rolling pins wooden spoons and pin press. Each person will explore their own creative visions while solving artistic and technical problems. There will be a PowerPoint and discussion on artists that do monotypes such as Klee, Matisse, Gauguin, Chagall, Picasso and contemporary artists. Upon completion of the class, you will have finished art pieces of your own to take home! NOTE: A $5.00 materials fee will be collected by the instructor at the first class.

Section SUB‐PE

02150
$145
08/10/2019 - 08/17/2019
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 6:00 PM
Sasha Wasko
CE North Building

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Prepare to be adorned! In this Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills course, you will learn the fundamentals of the design and creation of handcrafted jewelry, and how to work lavishly within a budget. Beginning with a series of sterling silver rings, you will learn how to size, texture, chase/stamp, file, form, silver solder with an acetylene torch, saw, pierce, drill, oxidize, hand‐polish, high‐polish with a buffing machine, and follow safe studio practices. You will also fabricate a bezel cup and set a cabochon stone. Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass and semi‐precious stones will be used. Local supply sources and discounts through Diener Studio will be addressed. NOTE: A $115 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section FAA‐PE

02205
$230
08/20/2019 - 09/24/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Explore the world of acrylics while you learn to paint shape and form with little drawing. This technique emphasizes color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. The course also covers the principles of design, the medium, techniques, mood and meaning, and the elements of art. NOTE: Materials cost approximately $90.

Section FAA‐PE

02170
$110
08/21/2019 - 10/02/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. NOTE: $80 fee is paid to the instructor the first day of class. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio.

Section FAA‐PE

02198
$280
08/24/2019 - 10/12/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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This class is designed for beginning to expert potters who wish to explore the design possibilities in hand building and improve their skills in this area, with an emphasis on craftsmanship. In this class, the student will learn to design and build using pinch, slab and coil methods of working with clay. He or she will learn to design for hand building, solve technical problems with clay, such as building strong ceramic joints and structurally strong pieces, decorating techniques using slips, sprigs, and other methods, professional courtesy in an open studio environment, and basic glazing. NOTE: A materials fee of $80 will be collected on the first class by the instructor. There will be one class on Thursday evening and one lab on Monday.

Section FAA‐PE

02199
$280
08/24/2019 - 10/12/2019
Sat 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Lisa Shatriya Ward
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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The forming of metal by forging is one of the most amazing techniques in metalsmithing. It is a fascinating, zen‐like activity that can enhance the jewelry items you create with a texture that cannot be duplicated. Come join us to learn about hammer for movement and fire for annealing. NOTE: A $45 materials fee will be collected by the instructor at the beginning of class.

Section FAA‐PE

02252
$95
08/24/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Catherine Thomas Kemp
CE North Building

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Expand your jewelry making skills in this course for students who have completed the Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing Beginning class. Develop your own projects and watch demonstrations as you explore advanced techniques in silver soldering, fabrication and stone‐setting including: unusually‐shaped bezels, incorporating found objects, cage/step/tube and traditional prong settings, fusing, reticulation, chain‐making, findings, repousse', marriage of metals, shot, hollow forms, making head and eye pins, and safe studio practices. NOTE: A $70 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section FAA‐PE

02206
$230
08/26/2019 - 09/30/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Learn to paint with chalk pastels. You will learn three techniques in this class. Layering colors and light produces fantastic art work. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $70.

Section FAA‐PE

02173
$95
08/27/2019 - 09/17/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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Base Metal Clays consist of metal powder in a non‐toxic binder and water. When heated, the binder and water burn away leaving a solid piece of 100% metal. During the workshop, students will work with Hadar's Bronze, Copper and Steel Clays. Students will learn all the proper and basic techniques from start to finish for ''Base Metal Clays.'' Techniques include mixing and wetting clays, creating textures, combining different clays into one piece, understanding firing, and detailed finishing techniques. Students will take home an original piece of jewelry. No experience with metal clays is necessary and both beginning and intermediate metal clay artists are welcome. NOTE: A $95 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Please bring safety glasses. If you have a small rotary tool, such as a Dremel or Black and Decker, please bring it to class.

Section FAA‐PE

05381
$99
09/04/2019 - 09/06/2019
Wed, Fri 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
NW Area ‐ 5th and I‐40

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Aspiring artists often find perspective drawing to be mysterious and difficult. It needn't be. This class will teach intuitive approaches for creating persuasive depth and dimensionality in drawings and paintings. We will minimize our dependence on rulers and vanishing points. The techniques we will work on are applicable to all painting media.

Section FAA‐PE

02160
$145
09/09/2019 - 10/28/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Thomas Russ Howell
CE South Building

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Art Clay consists of silver particles in a non‐toxic binder and water. When heated, the binder and water burn away to leave 99% pure silver. A kiln or inexpensive hand‐held torch can be used for this process. Beginners will be amazed at their success. Experienced students will be challenged with more difficult pieces. You will complete pieces of fine silver .999 jewelry, and learn to set up a kitchen table studio. NOTE: A materials fee of $95 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Please bring safety glasses. Check confirmation email for location and directions after registering.

Section FAA‐PE

05382
$75
09/09/2019
Mon 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
NW Area ‐ 5th and I‐40

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Calling aspiring artists of all levels! Learn to draw using Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the most widely used drawing instruction book in the world. Based brain research discoveries, the exercises in this book help release your creative potential and tap into the special abilities of the visual, perceptual, right hemisphere of the brain. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $45.

Section FAA‐PE

02154
$169
09/10/2019 - 10/29/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
CE South Building

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This course is for anyone interest in learning to paint with watercolor. No previous experience in art, drawing or painting is required. We will learn how to confidently handle the mysterious medium of watercolor, and will begin to understand how to make your paintings wonderful. Each person is free to pursue his or her own subject or style in a judgement?free zone. Note: Supplies list is available from http://ce.unm.edu/registration/materials.html

Section FAA‐PE

02181
$185
09/12/2019 - 10/31/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Thomas Russ Howell
CE South Building

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You'll work from a live model and study the structure of the human skull and muscles of the neck and shoulders in this introduction to drawing the human head. The course emphasizes basic proportions and techniques of shading with light and dark tones. NOTE: A $40 model fee will be collected at the first class.

Section FAA‐PE

02162
$165
09/12/2019 - 10/31/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
Aragon Studio ‐ SE Area

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This class is for the beginning sculpture student. We will work experiment with different types of clay; terra‐cotta, fiber clay, and Sculpy as an introduction to sculpting. We will do several projects; the human head in miniature, the human figure, and sculpt some animal figurines of the students choice. NOTE: A clay and model fee of $40 will be payable to the instructor at the first session.

Section FAA‐PE

02190
$170
09/14/2019 - 11/02/2019
Sat 10:30 AM ‐ 2:30 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
Aragon Studio ‐ SE Area

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An extensive two‐day workshop exploring the monotype. This class is designed for the novice with little or no printing experience and the experienced. Monotype is simple to do and extremely rewarding. The monotype, a painterly process, can open your eyes to a whole new range of possibilities in your creative works while having fun with your surprising results. The class will cover a wide range of techniques including additive or light field method, subtractive or dark field method, mixing of inks, ink rolling methods, masking and stencils, viscosity, plate and plate and paper registration and the use of the ghost print. Participants will learn how to get strong impressions with the use of rolling pins wooden spoons and pin press. Each person will explore their own creative visions while solving artistic and technical problems. There will be a PowerPoint and discussion on artists that do monotypes such as Klee, Matisse, Gauguin, Chagall, Picasso and contemporary artists. Upon completion of the class, you will have finished art pieces of your own to take home! NOTE: A $5.00 materials fee will be collected by the instructor at the first class.

Section FAA‐PE

02150
$145
09/14/2019 - 09/21/2019
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Sasha Wasko
CE South Building

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Ready to learn the fundamentals of drawing? In this foundation course for beginners, you'll learn basic drawing techniques. Through a variety of projects, you'll discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, and perspective. Using a variety of materials you'll also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $15.

Section FAA‐PE

02152
$85
09/16/2019 - 10/07/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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The Art Frameworks Series covers the basic concepts and vocabulary of the visual art elements and principles. This class on Color focuses on key concepts as well as mood and meaning. Learn basic color theory, color groups and manipulate the color palette. A tissue collage project will allow you to experiment with pleasing warm amd cool harmonies. NOTE: A $5 materials fee is paid to the instructor at the first class.

Section FAB‐PE

01152
$29
09/23/2019 - 09/30/2019
Mon 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Loree Nalin
CE South Building

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The human form holds a whole world of inspiration as evidenced by centuries of art. This course strives to lead the student toward an authentic and expressive approach to figure drawing. You will learn about gesture, basic proportions, study of light and shadow, blocking in structure, and developing an artist's eye to achieve this aim. During class you will draw from a live model with guided exercises, demonstrations and mainly lots of practice! Note: Class size is limited. Drawing materials cost approximately $25. Additional model fee of $45 will be collected at the first class.

Section FAA‐PE

02166
$145
09/23/2019 - 10/28/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mildred Grossman
CE North Building

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This class we will be drawing and painting the Sandia Mountains from a variety of beautiful outdoor locations. Each week we will meet in a different place. This class will focus on a variety of techniques with watercolor paints, watercolor pencils and pen and ink. You will learn about atmospheric perspective, color washes, layering, color mixing and more. The last two weeks we will paint the magic light, mood and mystery of sunsets and twilight time, challenging students to "see" and paint the colors and values of low light. First 3 weeks we will meet in the mornings and the last 2 weeks in the evening. NOTE: The first class meets at The Elena Gallegos Open Space, 7100 Tramway Blvd. NE. A $10 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class.

Section FAA‐PE

02165
$135
09/29/2019 - 10/27/2019
Sun 9:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM and Sun 4:00 PM ‐ 7:30 PM
Evelyn Sunny Birklund
Elena Gallegos Open Space/ Picnic area

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Colored pencils are one of the most accessible mediums available to artists. Colored pencils allow the artist and incredible amount of control over the application, leading to highly detailed imagery. Using proper techniques, you can create fantastic works of art with these familiar tools. This is an intensive course on colored pencil techniques, with added in instruction in basic drawing. Note: A supply list is available at ce.unm.edu

Section FAA‐PE

02164
$95
10/01/2019 - 10/22/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE South Building

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Explore the world of acrylics while you learn to paint shape and form with little drawing. This technique emphasizes color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. The course also covers the principles of design, the medium, techniques, mood and meaning, and the elements of art. NOTE: Materials cost approximately $90.

Section FAB‐PE

02170
$110
10/03/2019 - 11/14/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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This is an entry level course for people who have never had experience with Japanese style brush‐and‐ink painting (sumi‐e). It is also a continuing course for previous students. We will learn the basic philosophy behind the practice of this art‐form through learning and practicing the fundamental techniques which are used in all aspects of sumi‐e. The techniques are simple, and when put together students will be able to create quality aesthetically pleasing works of art. In this art‐form practice makes perfect. Because repetition is involved, students will go through many sheets of rice paper. We will progress from simple lines to full landscapes, and you will be creating works of art by the end of the course. Note: Materials List and syllabus available at ce.unm.edu.

Section FAA‐PE

02172
$149
10/05/2019 - 12/14/2019
Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
George Leone
CE North Building

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. NOTE: $80 fee is paid to the instructor the first day of class. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio.

Section FAB‐PE

02198
$280
10/19/2019 - 12/07/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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Are you curious about this perplexing art form that evades definition and artistic classification? Abstract Art has been around for more than 100 years. In this class, we will discover the history of Abstract Art. Through demonstration, exercises and hands on experience we will observe and practice how to use visual elements of shape, form, color field, line, luminosity, surface and stroke to create a composition which forms a degree of independende from visual references in the world. Video followed by discussion on mastering the language of visual expression, improvisation and spirituality in art will be viewed. ''Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes'' ‐‐ Ashile Gorky

Section FAA‐PE

02177
$95
10/19/2019
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Sasha Wasko
CE South Building

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Ready to learn the fundamentals of drawing? In this foundation course for beginners, you'll learn basic drawing techniques. Through a variety of projects, you'll discover the elements of line, contour, form, value, texture, composition, and perspective. Using a variety of materials you'll also explore the principles of light and shade and how line helps to reveal form. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $15.

Section FAB‐PE

02152
$85
10/21/2019 - 11/11/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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Enameling is the colorful result of fusing powdered glasses to metal with high heat, forming a durable vitreous coating. This class provides you with an overview of the ancient art of enameling, from metal preparation, properties of enamel, opaques and transparents, dry and wet applications, kiln firing, use of cloisonne' wire and pure silver foil, adhesives, millefiore, glass threads, crackles, and safe studio practices. Students will create wearable and non‐wearable enameled works, using copper as a base. No previous jewelry making or metalworking experience is necessary. Note: A supply fee of $125, cash or check, is due and payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.

Section FAA‐PE

02207
$179
11/02/2019
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Expand your jewelry making skills in this course for students who have completed the Jewelry/Small Metals and Silversmithing Beginning class. Develop your own projects and watch demonstrations as you explore advanced techniques in silver soldering, fabrication and stone‐setting including: unusually‐shaped bezels, incorporating found objects, cage/step/tube and traditional prong settings, fusing, reticulation, chain‐making, findings, repousse', marriage of metals, shot, hollow forms, making head and eye pins, and safe studio practices. NOTE: A $70 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section FAB‐PE

02206
$230
11/04/2019 - 12/09/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Keeping with the skills learned in the original Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain class, we will continue to make amazing progress! Experience more challenges and further improve drawing ability. Drawing the still life, the figure, studies of nature, and drawing from both life and photographs will be covered, while experiencing the same comfortable pace and relaxing approach found in the original course. Approximate cost of materials is $45. Required Text: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, 4th Edition, Edwards. Text is available at Amazon.com.

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02158
$145
11/05/2019 - 12/17/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
CE North Building

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Prepare to be adorned! In this Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills course, you will learn the fundamentals of the design and creation of handcrafted jewelry, and how to work lavishly within a budget. Beginning with a series of sterling silver rings, you will learn how to size, texture, chase/stamp, file, form, silver solder with an acetylene torch, saw, pierce, drill, oxidize, hand‐polish, high‐polish with a buffing machine, and follow safe studio practices. You will also fabricate a bezel cup and set a cabochon stone. Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass and semi‐precious stones will be used. Local supply sources and discounts through Diener Studio will be addressed. NOTE: A $115 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section FAB‐PE

02205
$230
11/05/2019 - 12/10/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Colored pencils are one of the most accessible mediums available to artists. Colored pencils allow the artist and incredible amount of control over the application, leading to highly detailed imagery. Using proper techniques, you can create fantastic works of art with these familiar tools. This is an intensive course on colored pencil techniques, with added in instruction in basic drawing. Note: A supply list is available at ce.unm.edu

Section FAB‐PE

02164
$95
11/05/2019 - 11/26/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE South Building

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Prepare to be adorned! In this Beginning Jewelry/Small Metals/Silversmithing and Bench Skills course, you will learn the fundamentals of the design and creation of handcrafted jewelry, and how to work lavishly within a budget. Beginning with a series of sterling silver rings, you will learn how to size, texture, chase/stamp, file, form, silver solder with an acetylene torch, saw, pierce, drill, oxidize, hand‐polish, high‐polish with a buffing machine, and follow safe studio practices. You will also fabricate a bezel cup and set a cabochon stone. Sterling silver, fine silver, copper, brass and semi‐precious stones will be used. Local supply sources and discounts through Diener Studio will be addressed. NOTE: A $115 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Section FAC‐PE

02205
$230
11/09/2019 - 11/16/2019
Sat 9:30 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Kristin Diener, M.F.A.
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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Ready to learn how to add more feeling to your drawing? In this class for intermediate students, you'll explore ways to emphasize your point of view and use exaggeration, overstating, understating, and embellishments to evoke the emotion you want.

Section FAA‐PE

02157
$85
11/18/2019 - 12/09/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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UNMUNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Arts Classes.

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