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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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If you have had some experience with watercolor and want to strengthen your skills in a supportive environment, this is the class for you! Similar to the "Beginning No Fear " class, we will spend a lot of time working on watercolor techniques, including washes, color‐mixing, wet‐in‐wet, etc., and we will spend more time on compositional approaches to making your paintings stronger. Much of our class time will be spent helping each student to progress toward his or her individual goals, and helping students to surmount any obstacles they encounter.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

02180
$145
9/26/18 - 11/14/18
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
Russ Howell
CE North Building

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Join us for a one‐day intensive in mural painting! Trompe L'oeil is French for 'fool the eye', and it is the process of using light and shadow to create a seemingly 3‐dimensional object on a flat surface. Used in combination with mural painting, an artist can create Trompe L'oeil elements such as stone block, window arches, columns, shutters, urns and tile. These can be com‐plimented with realistic natural elements such as landscape, sky, plants, water and sunsets. The focus is on earning and practicing painting tech‐niques. Some experience in basic drawing or hand painting is helpful. Stu‐dents will leave this workshop with lots of new painting skills and confi‐dence in painting a wide variety of still life and landscape features! Learn painting techniques and create a realistic 3 foot x 4 foot mural painting on canvas suitable for home display! NOTE: An additional $30 fee is payable to the in‐structor at first class for materials which will be provided (which includes 3x4' canvas, all paints, brushes and supplies)

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

02217
$100
9/29/18
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Cynthia Mulvaney
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 FAA‐PE

05382
$75
10/2/18
Tue 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
Factory on 5th Art Space

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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 FAB‐PE

02170
$110
10/3/18 - 11/14/18
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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The choice of materials is a vital part of how an artist approaches his or her work, and it's critical to pick the right drawing instruments, surfaces and other tools to fit the needs of your artistic vision. Experiment with combining media, choosing the right paper and discover how materials impact the look of a drawing. Materials will include graphite, chalk and charcoal, crayon, ink and ballpoint pen. All Levels. Basic Materials list provided upon registration. Demo and additional materials list provided at first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Basic materials list will be provided at the first class, students should bring a sketch pad , any size, and any drawing medium to the first class.

Section FAB‐PE

02156
$105
10/4/18 - 10/25/18
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
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 FAA‐PE

02172
$135
10/6/18 - 12/15/18
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
George Leone
CE North Building

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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'll learn basic principles of color and applying paint to canvas in a comfortable environment. Through demonstrations and personal input from the instructor, you'll explore how to use personal‐painting genres, mood, and imagination to create a successful painting. Note: A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu. Approximate cost of materials is $60.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

02169
$110
10/11/18 - 11/15/18
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Ann Hart Marquis
CE North 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

02246
$120
10/12/18 - 10/13/18
Fri, Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Catherine Thomas Kemp
CE South Building

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This class we will be drawing and painting the Sandia Mountains from a variety of beautiful outdoor locations. Each week we will meet in a different place. This class will focus on a variety of techniques with watercolor paints, watercolor pencils and pen and ink. You will learn about atmospheric perspective, color washes, layering, color mixing and more. The last two weeks we will paint the magic light, mood and mystery of sunsets and twilight time, challenging students to "see " and paint the colors and values of low light. 3 weeks we will meet in the mornings and the last 2 weeks in the evening. First class meets at: The Elena Gallegos Open Space, 7100 Tramway Blvd. NE Materials list available at http://ce.unm.edu/registration/materials.html NOTE: No class on Nov. 4, 2018

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

02165
$135
10/14/18 - 11/18/18
Sun 9:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM and Sun 3:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM
Evelyn Sunny Birklund
The Elena Gallegos Open Space

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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 FAA‐PE

02157
$85
10/15/18 - 11/5/18
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South Building

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. Further, the course will help the student develop an appreciation of ceramic art within the community. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. Aspects of beauty, quality, and functionality will be the driving aesthetic motivation. where a combination a student‐centered approach to 'aesthetics' and a discipline based approach to 'creative process' result in the learning and expression pottery. Adopting 'economy' and 'efficiency' as a part of this art process is exercised in: reducing, reusing, and recycling when using creative energy, materials, and all resources in the studio. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. This enables you to develop at your own pace and in‐depth, while being part of a broad topic of study. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio. Please remember to arrive promptly in closed toed shoes and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Studio/Materials Fee $80 includes tools glazes and firings up to 20lbs finished works and free studio day.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. Studio/Materials fee is paid the first day of class to the instructor.

Section FAG‐PE

02198
$240
10/25/18 - 12/13/18
Thu 5:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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To be added by instructor Patrick Trujillo

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

02199
$240
10/25/18 - 12/20/18
Thu 5:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. Further, the course will help the student develop an appreciation of ceramic art within the community. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. Aspects of beauty, quality, and functionality will be the driving aesthetic motivation. where a combination a student‐centered approach to 'aesthetics' and a discipline based approach to 'creative process' result in the learning and expression pottery. Adopting 'economy' and 'efficiency' as a part of this art process is exercised in: reducing, reusing, and recycling when using creative energy, materials, and all resources in the studio. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. This enables you to develop at your own pace and in‐depth, while being part of a broad topic of study. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio. Please remember to arrive promptly in closed toed shoes and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Studio/Materials Fee $80 includes tools glazes and firings up to 20lbs finished works and free studio day.

Note: New Section added; no published in fall catalog. UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. Studio/Materials fee is paid the first day of class to the instructor.

Section FAE‐PE

02198
$240
10/27/18 - 12/15/18
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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The emphasis of this eight week course is on pottery as a process within the context of the potter's wheel and its relation to the body. This course will introduce basic concepts and processes of the potter's wheel: the creation of functional forms on the potter's wheel, trimming, wheel wedging, centering, relaxation, ceramic vocabulary, aesthetics; and glazing. Further, the course will help the student develop an appreciation of ceramic art within the community. This course will address several challenges involved with learning the potter's wheel: developing patience through practice and aesthetic innovation. Aspects of beauty, quality, and functionality will be the driving aesthetic motivation. where a combination a student‐centered approach to 'aesthetics' and a discipline based approach to 'creative process' result in the learning and expression pottery. Adopting 'economy' and 'efficiency' as a part of this art process is exercised in: reducing, reusing, and recycling when using creative energy, materials, and all resources in the studio. With the additional self‐paced practice days, you can practice the things that are more difficult to each individual student. This enables you to develop at your own pace and in‐depth, while being part of a broad topic of study. All material, tools, and firings will be provided by the studio. Please remember to arrive promptly in closed toed shoes and clothes that you do not mind getting dirty. Studio/Materials Fee $80 includes tools glazes and firings up to 20lbs finished works and free studio day.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment. Studio/Materials fee is paid the first day of class to the instructor.

Section FAD‐PE

02198
$240
10/27/18 - 12/15/18
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Patrick Trujillo Jr.
Not Made In China Pottery Studio

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This unique technique of acrylic painting leaves you with one of a kind results. No brush, no pallet. Simply pour and watch the effects and cells come to life. Learn how to combine common household materials such as glue, WD‐40 and acrylic paint to create an eye‐catching work of art! You will be amazed and have such a rewarding creative experience making works of art on a variety of surfaces, using a variety of techniques, ingredients and tools! Instructor, Cynthia Mulvaney, will walk you through this mesmerizing process and share her experiences with working on acrylic pouring. NOTE: A $25 supply fee will be collected at the class for all supplies which the instructor will provide.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAB‐PE

02291
$100
10/27/18
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Cynthia Mulvaney
CE South Building

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Join us for a one‐day intensive in mural painting! Trompe L'oeil is French for 'fool the eye', and it is the process of using light and shadow to create a seemingly 3‐dimensional object on a flat surface. Used in combination with mural painting, an artist can create Trompe L'oeil elements such as stone block, window arches, columns, shutters, urns and tile. These can be com‐plimented with realistic natural elements such as landscape, sky, plants, water and sunsets. The focus is on earning and practicing painting tech‐niques. Some experience in basic drawing or hand painting is helpful. Stu‐dents will leave this workshop with lots of new painting skills and confi‐dence in painting a wide variety of still life and landscape features! Learn painting techniques and create a realistic 3 foot x 4 foot mural painting on canvas suitable for home display! NOTE: An additional $30 fee is payable to the in‐structor at first class for materials which will be provided (which includes 3x4' canvas, all paints, brushes and supplies)

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAB‐PE

02217
$100
10/28/18
Sun 10:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Cynthia Mulvaney
CE North 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 FAB‐PE

02206
$230
10/29/18 - 11/26/18
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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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 FAA‐PE

02158
$145
10/30/18 - 12/11/18
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 FAC‐PE

02205
$230
10/30/18 - 11/27/18
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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The choice of materials is a vital part of how an artist approaches his or her work, and it's critical to pick the right drawing instruments, surfaces and other tools to fit the needs of your artistic vision. Experiment with combining media, choosing the right paper and discover how materials impact the look of a drawing. Materials will include graphite, chalk and charcoal, crayon, ink and ballpoint pen. All Levels. Basic Materials list provided upon registration. Demo and additional materials list provided at first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Basic materials list will be provided at the first class, students should bring a sketch pad , any size, and any drawing medium to the first class.

Section FAC‐PE

02156
$105
11/1/18 - 11/29/18
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
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 FAD‐PE

02205
$230
11/3/18 - 11/10/18
Sat 9:30 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio: Call for directions 277‐0077

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The human form holds a whole world of inspiration as evidenced by centuries fo art. This course strives to lead the student toward an authentic and expressive approach to figure drawing. You will learn about gesture, basic proportions, study of light and shadow, blocking in structure, and developing an artist's eye to achieve this aim. During class you will draw from a live model with guided exercises, demonstrations and mainly lots of practice! Note: Class size is limited. Drawing materials cost approximately $25. Additional model fee of $35 will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Materials list is located at http://ce.unm.edu/registration/materials.html

Section FAA‐PE

02166
$145
11/5/18 - 12/10/18
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Barbara Endicott
CE North Building

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Learn to use a high temperature soldering tool to fabricate and braze jewelry metals into whatever shape you desire. Class for those with jewelry making experience. Supply list available at ce.unm.edu.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

02247
$85
11/12/18
Mon 9:00 AM ‐ 4:00 PM
Catherine Thomas Kemp
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. Materials list is located at http://ce.unm.edu/registration/materials.html

Section FAB‐PE

02152
$85
11/19/18 - 12/10/18
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAA‐PE

02164
$95
11/21/18 - 12/12/18
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Cynthia Mulvaney
CE North Building

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Join us for a one‐day intensive in mural painting! Trompe L'oeil is French for 'fool the eye', and it is the process of using light and shadow to create a seemingly 3‐dimensional object on a flat surface. Used in combination with mural painting, an artist can create Trompe L'oeil elements such as stone block, window arches, columns, shutters, urns and tile. These can be com‐plimented with realistic natural elements such as landscape, sky, plants, water and sunsets. The focus is on earning and practicing painting tech‐niques. Some experience in basic drawing or hand painting is helpful. Stu‐dents will leave this workshop with lots of new painting skills and confi‐dence in painting a wide variety of still life and landscape features! Learn painting techniques and create a realistic 3 foot x 4 foot mural painting on canvas suitable for home display! NOTE: An additional $30 fee is payable to the in‐structor at first class for materials which will be provided (which includes 3x4' canvas, all paints, brushes and supplies)

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment

Section FAC‐PE

02217
$100
12/2/18
Sun 10:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Cynthia Mulvaney
CE North Building

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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 FAA‐PE

05381
$99
12/4/18 - 12/5/18
Tue, Wed 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
Factory on 5th Artspace

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