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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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Class Name

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 SPA-PE

02150
$105
4/25/17 - 5/30/17
Tue 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Laura LoTurco-Gorian
CE South 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
7/25/17 - 8/29/17
Tue 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Laura LoTurco-Gorian
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.

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'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.

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 SPA-PEP

02156
$95
4/13/17 - 5/4/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE North 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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You'll work from a live model and study the structure of the human skull and muscles of the neck and shoulders in this introduction to drawing the human head. The course emphasizes basic proportions and techniques of shading with light and dark tones. Come to the first class prepared to draw and bring sketch paper 14x17 inches or larger and drawing pencils. Note: A $30 model fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

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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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
TBA (To Be Announced)

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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 through registration and 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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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 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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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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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 SPA-PEP

02176
$95
5/26/17 - 6/2/17
Fri 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Ming Franz
CE North 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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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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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

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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Paint loose, vibrant watercolors by learning new and more '

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Section SPA-PE

02184
$110
4/12/17 - 5/17/17
Wed 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Sandra Schroeder
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 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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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 $105 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 SPA-PE

02205
$230
3/28/17 - 4/25/17
Tue 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio in SW Area - Downtown

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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 $105 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 in SW Area - Downtown

Registration for this section opens 5/7/17

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' wire and pure silver foil, adhesives, millefiore, glass threads, crackles, and safe studio practices. Students will create wearable and non-wearable enameled works, using copper as a base. No previous jewelry making or metalworking experience is necessary. Note: A supply fee of $125, cash or check, is due and payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class.

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Section SPA-PEP

02207
$135
4/12/17 - 4/19/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Kristin Diener
Diener Studio in SW Area - Downtown

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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 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jill Gatwood
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 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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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 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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Have you been collecting exquisite pieces of jewelry form 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 SPA-PEP

02219
$45
4/15/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home - NW Area

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Have you been collecting exquisite pieces of jewelry form 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 Vertical 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 SPB-PEP

02219
$45
5/20/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home - NW Area

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In this course for beginning and intermediate students, you will be making decorative ceramic tiles to beautify your garden and home spaces. These tiles will feature images of plants, animals, or any design of your choice. You will learn how to attach small pieces of clay to slabs in order to give dimension and depth to your tiles. You will also glaze and prepare your tiles for wall display. Instructor will provide most of the materials and wil fire students' work. Please bring an apron and several images of your choice to the first class. Note: A $55 materials and firing fee will be payable to the instructor and collected at the first class. .

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

02222
$145
4/20/17 - 5/25/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Christine Evans
CE South 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'll cover the basics of working with resin and you'll create several items of your choice such as charms for earrings, necklaces, or bracelets, and other interesting treasures with Altoid boxes and bottlecaps. Note: A materials list is available at ce.unm.edu.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section SPA-PE

02223
$50
4/29/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home - NW Area

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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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