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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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Explore different natural and urban places with a sketchbook and camera or other photo device. Learn how to make your travel journal your most valued souvenir. You'll practice observation and artistic skills and apply basic artistic concepts to quick sketch, paint, photograph and write wherever you are. Learn how to make picture essays to effectively tell the story of your travels and daily life. Improve your images and apply the artistic concepts of composition, atmospheric perspective, color and more. Each week the class will meet in a different location. Note: The first class meets at Albuquerque Botanic Gardens, front patio, 2601 Central Ave. NE. A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

02163
$85
6/4/17 - 6/25/17
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
6/5/17 - 6/26/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
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 SUA-PEP

02206
$230
6/5/17 - 7/10/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio

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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
6/6/17 - 7/25/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
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 SUA-PE

02205
$230
6/6/17 - 7/11/17
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 SUA-PEP

02205
$230
6/6/17 - 7/11/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio

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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
6/7/17 - 7/26/17
Wed 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lou D'Amico
Mudfish Pottery

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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
6/8/17 - 7/20/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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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. Create a silhouette painting on yupo paper and a tile with lifted trees and water. Supply list available on our website. A suggested materials list will be available on our website.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section SUA-PE

02182
$59
6/10/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Karen Hansen
CE South Building

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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
6/10/17 - 7/29/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Lou D'Amico
Mudfish Pottery

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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 SUA-PE

02183
$115
6/12/17 - 8/21/17
Mon 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sandra Schroeder
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 $25 material fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

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Section SUA-PE

02215
$95
6/17/17 - 6/18/17
Sun, Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jill Gatwood
CE South Building

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Join us for this innovative two day workshop. On the first day you will learn the unique features of abstract acrylic on wood panels, gesso board as well as composition, special effects and the fine art of pouring. You will finish at least one painting and experience group discussion and critique. Note: materials list is available at ce.unm.edu.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

02176
$95
6/23/17 - 6/30/17
Fri 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ming Franz
CE North Building

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Have you ever wanted to make charming little objects with photos, glitter, and images embedded in resin? Then join this fun and easy class to learn how. We"

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

02223
$50
6/24/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home - NW Area

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Let's work together to build your artistic skills - the tools in your personal artistic toolbox. Small class size at the instructor's studio ensures plenty of attention to your needs. All drawing and painting mediums are welcome. Note: Please contact the instructor for a materials/supply list. Contact info will print on your registration confirmation.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

02175
$135
6/26/17 - 8/14/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bethe Sailer
Sailer Studio - SW Area

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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
6/27/17 - 6/28/17
Tue, Wed 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
Factory on 5th Artspace

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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
7/5/17 - 8/9/17
Wed 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Laura LoTurco-Gorian
CE South Building

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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 SUA-PE

02197
$90
7/9/17 - 7/16/17
Sun 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Lou D'Amico
Mudfish Pottery

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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
7/10/17 - 7/31/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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This four week class is designed to inspire creativity, self-empowerment and nourishment for the heart and soul. It is based on the premise that everyone is creative and when youlet go of judgments and explore freely, a process of self discovery and art begins to happen. This is NOT a technique class but a spontaneous and expressive use of pastels, water paints, collage and clay. It is an opportunity to explore art and yourself from an inner perspective using guided imagery, poems and stories. It is designed to inspire, bring out the child inside and to assist in living life as a work of art. Note: a material fee of $10 will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

02159
$95
7/12/17 - 8/2/17
Wed 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jodee Smith
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 SUA-PE

02170
$110
7/12/17 - 8/23/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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Creating a collage of what you"

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SUA-PE

02210
$55
7/15/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home - NW Area

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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 $25 material fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note:

Section SUB-PE

02215
$95
7/22/17 - 7/23/17
Sun, Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jill Gatwood
CE South 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 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 $25 material fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Note:

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"

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.

Note:

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.

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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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UNM Tuition Remission

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

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