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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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Arts - Upcoming Classes

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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 SUA-PE

02161
$105
7/26/17 - 8/30/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Debra Klecan
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-PEP

02206
$230
7/31/17 - 8/28/17
Mon 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-PEP

02205
$230
8/1/17 - 8/29/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio

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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.

Section SUC-PE

02215
$95
8/5/17 - 8/6/17
Sun, Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jill Gatwood
CE South Building

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Working from a live model, you'll learn to interpret the human form, build confidence, and improve control. These courses begin with gesture and pose expression exercises, then moves on to blocking the structure of the figure and studying the effects of light and shadow. It ends with finishing techniques and learning subtleties that help you become more intimate with the subject. Note: Class size is limited, please sign up early. A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu. Drawing materials cost approximately $25. Additional model fee of $30 will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

02166
$145
8/7/17 - 9/11/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lino Saffioti
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 SUA-PE

02173
$95
8/7/17 - 8/28/17
Mon 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 SUA-PE

02178
$120
8/8/17 - 9/12/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Ralph Greene
Ralph Greene Studio

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Continue your learning adventure painting with alcohol ink. These vibrant and luminous inks are an inspiring and fun medium. You will learn more intricate techniques of color blending and pouring. Create several landscape and shape projects to bring home. Supply list available on our website.

Section SUA-PE

02179
$59
8/19/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Karen Hansen
CE South Building

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Have you been collecting exquisite pieces of jewelry from the Victorian era to the 50's - hammered shell belt buckles, shoe buckles, broaches, pendants, large jewelled earrings, and even ornate buttons? And have you ever wanted to put them together to make a fabulous one of a kind necklace? If so, this class is for you! You will create one or two wonderful Horizontal jeweled found object necklaces using your own treasure trove of vintage jewelry pieces and parts using just sterling wire and vintage chain. Supply list available on our website.

Section SUA-PEP

02219
$45
8/19/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home - NW Area

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Art Class 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
9/2/17
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
Factory on 5th Artspace

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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 SUA-PE

02199
$185
9/27/17 - 11/8/17
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 SUB-PE

02199
$185
9/30/17 - 11/11/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lou D'Amico
Mudfish Pottery

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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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