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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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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. A materials list is available on the website.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

02181
$125
06/04/2018 - 07/09/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
Russ Howell
CE North Building

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Monotypes unlike many other printing methods do not require a press. They offer the exciting freedom to work with a variety of materials and methods that give you the opportunity to create with spontaneous and often surprising results. We will explore the singular unique impressions that can be created by combining these techniques and simple materials to achieve a creative understanding of this fun and versatile printing method for seasoned artists and beginners alike. .

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SUA‐PE

02150
$105
06/05/2018 - 07/10/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Laura LoTurco‐Gorian
CE North Building

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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: Bring a pencil, eraser, and typing paper to the first class where a complete supply list will be given. Required text is Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: The Definitive, 4th Edition, Edwards. Text is available at Amazon.com. Approximate cost of materials is $45.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

02154
$140
06/05/2018 - 07/31/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
CE South 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. Note: A material list is available at ce.unm.edu

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

02156
$95
06/07/2018 - 06/28/2018
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE South Building

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You

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Section SUA‐PE

02162
$145
06/07/2018 - 07/26/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
Aragon Studio ‐ SE Area

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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 SUA‐PE

02170
$110
06/07/2018 - 07/19/2018
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

02190
$170
06/09/2018 - 07/28/2018
Sat 10:30 AM ‐ 2:30 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
Aragon Studio ‐ SE Area

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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

02206
$230
06/11/2018 - 07/23/2018
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

02152
$85
06/18/2018 - 07/09/2018
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: 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 SUB‐PE

02170
$110
06/27/2018 - 08/08/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 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 SUA‐PE

05382
$75
06/30/2018
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 SUA‐PE

02188
$105
07/02/2018 - 08/06/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Mindy Bradford
CE North Building

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Prepare to be adorned! In this beginning 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

02205
$230
07/10/2018 - 08/07/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio

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Prepare to be adorned! In this beginning 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUB‐PE

02205
$230
07/11/2018 - 08/08/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio

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Get outside and enjoy the simple pleasures of nature sketching and observation. Rediscover the wonders of nature all around us that are often taken for granted.Topics will include; sketching and watercolor painting birds and animals, flowers and trees, landscapes, clouds and weather, and tips for designing journal pages and suggestions for observation. Learn how to use the basic artistic concepts of composition, shape, natural perspective, color and more. Each week the class will meet in a different location. NOTE: First class meets at the Rio Grande Nature Center, 2901 Candelaria Rd. NW. Suggested text: The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling by John Muir Laws. A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu.

Note: Approximate cost of materials is $35. The first class meets at the Albuquerque Botanical Gardens, 2601 Central NE at the Front Patio. A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu.

Section SUA‐PE

02228
$105
07/15/2018 - 08/12/2018
Sun 9:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM
Evelyn Sunny Birklund
ABQ Botanical Gardens

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Ready to learn how to add more feeling to your drawing? In this class for intermediate students, you

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

02157
$85
07/23/2018 - 08/13/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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Learn the basics of Mosaic Tiling and acquire the tools to grow in this art for years to come. Learn to design, cut and grout your piece. A $20 material fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: Incorrectly listed in the catalog as June, class meets in July.

Section SUA‐PE

02215
$95
07/28/2018 - 07/29/2018
Sun, Sat 12:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Jill Gatwood
CE South 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUB‐PE

02206
$230
07/30/2018 - 08/27/2018
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio

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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 SUB‐PE

02156
$95
08/02/2018 - 08/23/2018
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE South 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 SUA‐PE

02173
$95
08/03/2018 - 08/24/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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Prepare to be adorned! In this beginning 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUC‐PE

02205
$230
08/11/2018 - 08/18/2018
Sat 9:30 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio

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The focus of this workshop is on collaging with torn watercolor paper and specialty papers such as art tissue paper, rice paper and tracing paper. We will be using discarded watercolor or acrylic paintings as well as preparing new papers destined for collaging. Inaddition, students may bring in work in progress and receive critiques on technique, composition and cropping. Students will be give the option of using this time as open studio, where they can choose to focus on works in progress, receiving mentoring on composition and technique. Students should have some previous experience with watercolor. (In addition to the supply list, there will be a 5 dollar special materials fee

Section SUA‐PE

02184
$85
08/25/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Sandra Schroeder
CE North 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

Section SUA‐PE

02207
$135
08/25/2018
Sat 9:30 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio

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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 $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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA‐PE

05381
$99
08/31/2018 - 09/01/2018
Fri, Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
Factory on 5th Artspace

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