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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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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
9/23/17 - 12/2/17
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
George Leone
CE North 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 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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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 FAB‐PE

02156
$95
10/5/17 - 10/26/17
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE South 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
10/7/17
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
Factory on 5th Artspace

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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
10/9/17 - 10/30/17
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE South 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 FAA‐PE

02175
$135
10/9/17 - 12/11/17
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Bethe Sailer
Sailer Studio ‐ SW Area

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Learn freeing techniques while staying grounded in the basic techniques of watercolor, with emphasis on methods ( e.g. wet‐on‐wet, tilting, layering) that are freeing and take full advantage of the medium. We will work from photos, projected images, an occasional still life. We will take advantage of the beauty of NM for inspiration, focusing mainly on nature/landscape elements for exercises. This course is geared toward beginners. A materials list is available on the website.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

02181
$125
10/9/17 - 11/13/17
Mon 12:30 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
Sandra Schroeder
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'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 FAA‐PE

02223
$50
10/14/17
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home ‐ NW Area

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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
$105
10/19/17 - 11/30/17
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Ann Hart Marquis
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 FAA‐PE

02158
$145
10/31/17 - 12/12/17
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Judith Alison Aragon
CE North Building

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Discover the ancient art of mosaic tiling and, using modern tools and tiles, create your own beautiful mosaic art pieces. This is a very hands‐on class. You'll learn about design, cutting tiles, adhesives and grouting. After honing your skills on a smaller practice piece, you'll have time to complete a larger mosaic of your own design. No artistic ability or experience is required. All tiles, tools and other supplies will be provided in class. Warning: once you start doing mosaic, you can't stop. Note: A $65 materials fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

02214
$105
11/1/17 - 12/13/17
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Jill Gatwood
CE South Building

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Discover the ancient art of mosaic tiling and, using modern tools and tiles, create your own beautiful mosaic art pieces. This is a very hands‐on class. You'll learn about design, cutting tiles, adhesives and grouting. After honing your skills on a smaller practice piece, you'll have time to complete a larger mosaic of your own design. No artistic ability or experience is required. All tiles, tools and other supplies will be provided in class. Warning: once you start doing mosaic, you can't stop. Note: A $65 materials fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAB‐PE

02214
$105
11/1/17 - 12/13/17
Wed 1:30 PM ‐ 3:30 PM
Jill Gatwood
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 FAC‐PE

02156
$95
11/2/17 - 11/23/17
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Kerry Bergen
CE North Building

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Creating a collage of what you'd like your life to look like is a great way to understand life goals, dreams, and visions. In this course, you'll make a collage or two of how you'd like your life to manifest and share it in our supportive, positive class environment. All materials including magazines, poster board, glue sticks, maps, and more will be provided. Note: A $5 materials fee will be collected at the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA‐PE

02210
$55
11/4/17
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home ‐ NW Area

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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 FAA‐PEP

02219
$45
11/11/17
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Phoenix Forrester
Forrester Home ‐ NW 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 $115 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
11/13/17 - 12/18/17
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 FAB‐PE

02205
$230
11/14/17 - 12/12/17
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 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 FAA‐PE

05381
$99
11/14/17 - 11/15/17
Tue, Wed 9:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Iliana Carrillo
Factory on 5th Artspace

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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 FAA‐PE

02173
$95
11/16/17 - 12/14/17
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 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 FAB‐PE

02152
$85
11/20/17 - 12/11/17
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Polly Jackson
CE North Building

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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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