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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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Discover the Glass Graveyard. During the earlier part of the 20th century it was a dumping ground for glass and crockery. The contents would be burned and soil scraped over them and new layers created. Years and years of this has produced interesting results in glass shards and bottle pieces. Join us and discover this treasure for yourself. Meet at Forrester Studio and drive together to the site. A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Supply List: Please bring or wear: -Sunglasses, prescription glasses, or safety goggles to protect eyes when digging glass shards. -Close-toed shoes only. -Sunscreen. -Sunhat or ball cap for additional sun protection. -Gloves with little nubs (like for gardening) or any kind that will protect hands and fingers when picking up glass shards. -Appropriate clothing for the season. -Bottle of water for hydration. -Pail, canvas bag, backpack or any sturdy container to put glass shards in (not too big, easy to carry). -A small shovel or pick ax to dig with to uncover shards partially covered by dirt.

Section WIA-PE

00741
$55
3/4/17
Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home - NW Area

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Ready to learn the fundamentals of drawing? In this foundation course for beginners, you

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Section SPA-PE

02152
$85
4/3/17 - 4/24/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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Ready to learn the fundamentals of drawing? In this foundation course for beginners, you

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Section SPB-PE

02152
$85
5/1/17 - 5/22/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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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. Materials list will be provided at first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIB-PE

02156
$95
3/9/17 - 3/30/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
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

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Section WIA-PE

02157
$85
3/6/17 - 3/27/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

02158
$145
3/28/17 - 5/16/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
CE North Building

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From Picasso to Hockney, dogs and cats have served as muses to artists, and figure prominently in their work. They are easy and fun to draw which makes them ideal models for the creative process. From a simple logo to complex images that display fur, texture and anatomy, this six-week course will cover every aspect of illustrating dogs and cats. Quick pencil sketches, caricatures, cartoons, storyboarding, turnarounds and sequential artwork will help the student find their unique style, method and medium. Another session will have trained canine models for sketching. Throughout the course, the student will create and maintain a reference portfolio. During one session, a photo studio session will be set up to demonstrate how to photograph, illuminate and pose dogs for illustration and reference. By the end of the course, the student will have created a small multimedia portfolio and feel confident about approaching any artwork that includes four-legged creatures. Note: Instructor will provide a materials list at the first class. Approximate cost of materials is $35.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PE

02161
$105
3/8/17 - 4/12/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Debra Klecan
CE South Building

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You

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Section SPA-PE

02162
$145
3/30/17 - 5/18/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
Aragon Studio - SE Area

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Never tried painting, but always wanted to? This class is for you! Designed for beginners, this course focuses on creativity, not technique. You

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Section SPA-PE

02169
$105
3/30/17 - 5/4/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Ann Hart Marquis
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: A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu. Materials cost approximately $90. Bring materials to the first class session. Attendance at the first class is mandatory.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

02170
$110
4/13/17 - 5/25/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 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: A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu. Materials cost approximately $90. Bring materials to the first class session. Attendance at the first class is mandatory.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPB-PE

02170
$110
4/19/17 - 5/31/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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Did you ever wonder how some painters make their paintings even more compelling by building up interesting texture on their canvases? Experiment with different materials to enrich your acrylic painting style and open your imagination to new possibilities. This class is for beginning painters with some experience who want to continue learning about painting techniques. Learn through help of in-class demonstrations and one-on one artistic advise from the instructor. Use your own paints and brushes or consult the materials list; which will also print on your registration confirmation. Note: a materials fee of $40, cash or check, is payable to the instructor at the first class meeting. Attendance at the first class is required.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

02171
$120
3/29/17 - 5/3/17
Wed 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ann Hart Marquis
CE North Building

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Learn to paint with chalk pastels. You will learn two techniques in this class. Layering colors and light produces fantasic art work. A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu. Approximate cost of materials is $70.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIB-PE

02173
$95
3/8/17 - 3/29/17
Wed 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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Find the passion and love of art, find your inner expression. Through the use of various techniques and media learn from the beginning what you need to do to empower your inner creative self. You will have hands-on studio time as well as short lectures to help you develop your hidden talents. Note: A materials list is available at http://ce.unm.edu/registration/materials.html.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIA-PEP

02178
$120
3/7/17 - 4/11/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ralph Greene
Ralph Greene Studio

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Join us on an exciting adventure and learn to paint with alcohol ink. These vibrant and luminous inks are gaining in popularity as a fine art medium. You will learn the basics of color blending, and pouring. Create several abstract/landscape projects to bring home. Supply list available on our website. A suggested materials list will be available on our website.

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Section SPA-PE

02182
$59
4/8/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Karen Hansen
CE North Building

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You will learn the basic techniques with emphasis on the more freeing methods that make watercolor fun and exciting. The class is grounded in exercises that give you practice and confidence in mastering the basics, providing you with the tools you need for a large variety of applications of watercolor. As you progress you will select subjects of interest to paint. You will receive individual feedback on your work as participate in class sharing. A materials list is available on our website. This class is appropriate for beginners.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

02183
$110
4/17/17 - 5/22/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sandra Schroeder
CE South Building

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Discover how working in three dimensions can be a rewarding artistic challenge. You

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Section WIB-PE

02190
$170
3/25/17 - 5/13/17
Sat 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
Aragon Studio - SE Area

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Join us for two Sunday afternoons hand building clay masks, tea bowls and jewelry boxes using the pinch, coil and slab techniques. We will fire our pieces in a raku kiln. This firing method is exciting and requires teamwork. Within 45 minutes you will have colorful iridescent pieces to take home. Bring a potluck dish to share as we get an overview and demonstration of the raku process and hand building techniques. Note: A $35 material fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Development.

Section SPA-PE

02197
$90
4/2/17 - 4/9/17
Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lou D'Amico
Mudfish Pottery

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Imagine eating from cups, bowls, and plates that you've created yourself! Whether you are a beginner or you have pottery experience, you can develop new skills including hand building, wheel throwing, and using bisque molds. You'll also learn about glazing and firing in stoneware. Open Studio, Friday and Saturday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Note: A $75 materials and firing fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WIC-PE

02199
$185
3/22/17 - 5/10/17
Wed 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lou D'Amico
Mudfish Pottery

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Imagine eating from cups, bowls, and plates that you've created yourself! Whether you are a beginner or you have pottery experience, you can develop new skills including hand building, wheel throwing, and using bisque molds. You'll also learn about glazing and firing in stoneware. Open Studio, Friday and Saturday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Note: A $75 materials and firing fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section WID-PE

02199
$185
3/25/17 - 5/13/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lou D'Amico
Mudfish Pottery

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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 $60 materials fee, cash or check, will be collected at the first class. This class is limited to five students.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PEP

02206
$230
3/27/17 - 4/24/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio in SW Area - Downtown

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Discover the ancient art of mosaic tiling and, using modern tools and tiles, create your own beautiful mosaic art pieces. This is a very hands-on class. You

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Section WID-PE

02214
$105
3/9/17 - 4/13/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Jill Gatwood
CE South Building

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The expressive power of masks is well known. They can communicate a variety of emotions and states of being. In this class you will make life sized, ornamental masks modeled on human or animal features. You will build your mask using slabs of clay over armatures. You will learn various ways to sculpt facial features that express emotion and vitality. These ceramic masks will be kiln-fired and prepared for wall hanging. This class is for beginning to intermediate students, instructor will provide most supplies. Please bring a sketchbook and an apron to the first class. Note: a $55 materials and firing fee will be payable to the instructor at the first session.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible. Personal Enrichment

Section WIA-PE

02221
$60
3/2/17 - 4/6/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Christine Evans
CE South Building

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UNM Tuition Remission

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

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