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Art Classes

Challenge yourself and expand your skills with Art 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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Arts - Upcoming Classes

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Students at all levels of skill are welcome in this expressive, innovative drawing class! Gesture drawing is a quick drawing that captures the essential motion of a subject in its most distilled form. Gesture is everywhere, embodied in every object, person, and place. It is action, emotion, movement, and expression all brought together into one cohesive motion. Through basic drawing fundamentals, explore the beauty of line by using a variety of drawing mediums with still life and figure study. Note: A material list is available at ce.unm.edu

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

02156
$95
04/26/2018 - 05/17/2018
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
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: Materials list available at ce.unm.edu.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

02152
$85
04/30/2018 - 05/28/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

05382
$75
05/05/2018
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
Factory on 5th Artspace

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Join us and learn the basics of oil painting. You will learn the characteristics of oil as a medium, explore color and value relationships, and consider approaches for designing compelling compositions. Demonstrations and discussions with an emphasis on individual's interests and projects will follow. Note: Materials list available at ce.unm.edu

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

02188
$105
05/07/2018 - 06/11/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Mindy Bradford
CE North 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. Note: A material list is available at ce.unm.edu.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐PE

02157
$85
05/10/2018 - 05/31/2018
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA‐Pe

02172
$135
05/12/2018 - 07/14/2018
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
George Leone
CE North Building

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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 SPA‐PE

02164
$95
05/15/2018 - 06/05/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Cynthia Mulvaney
CE South Building

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Learn to sketch your metal jewelry ideas so you don't lose them before you can make them. Learn to use the basic tools such as hammers, files, sandpaper, pliers, and saws to make your dream piece of jewelry. Supply list available at ce.unm.edu.

Section SPA‐PE

02246
$120
05/21/2018 - 05/22/2018
Mon, Tue 9:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Catherine Thomas Kemp
CE South Building

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UNMUNM Tuition Remission

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

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