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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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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
$304
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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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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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.

Section FAA‐PE

02158
$169
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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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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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 FAD‐PE

02205
$230
11/20/2019 - 12/18/2019
Wed 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 Spring 1

02170
$145
01/08/2020 - 02/19/2020
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North 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 Spring 2

02170
$145
01/09/2020 - 02/20/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North 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 Spring 1

02173
$110
01/10/2020 - 01/31/2020
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. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $15.

Section Spring 1

02152
$85
01/27/2020 - 02/17/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
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 Spring 2

02152
$85
02/07/2020 - 02/28/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
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 Spring 1

02157
$85
03/02/2020 - 03/23/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
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 Spring 3

02170
$145
03/18/2020 - 04/29/2020
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 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. NOTE: Approximate cost of materials is $15.

Section Spring 3

02152
$85
03/30/2020 - 04/20/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
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 Spring 4

02170
$145
04/16/2020 - 05/28/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North 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 Spring 2

02173
$110
05/01/2020 - 05/22/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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

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