Art Spot will continue as a free demo and mini workshop moniker for Santa Fe. Saturday demos and eventually mini workshops will fall into the Art Spot area in the front of the Santa Fe Store. Instructors that might be planning independent workshops may wish to schedule a free store demo to introduce themselves to potential students. We like to plan 6-8 weeks ahead to get the information into our newsletter and put fliers for the free demo up. to schedule demo times contact email@example.com. For more Santa Fe information call 954-4179.
Classes continue at Art Spot Albuquerque, check the schedule for details. Instructors with organized classes may use the classroom. Check with Mike at the Albuquerque Store. 505.256-4540
ART Spot – Albuquerque
For more information:
Visit: 3017 Monte Vista NE, Albuquerque.
ART Spot – Santa Fe
For more information:
Visit: 2601 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe.
Santa Fe Store Demos – FREE ADMISSION!
Space is limited so register today by calling 505-954-4179.
Saturday, May 25, 1:30-3:30pm; Splash Ink with Watercolor, with Ming Franz. Ming will give an explanation and demonstration of the unique features of Splash Ink with Watercolor, and explain the materials, the mixing of Asian ink and primary watercolors, and random and controlled pouring. Ming will show you how to splash ink on Ma rice paper, how to dry and separate the sheets of paper, and then learn to listen to the color in the resulting abstract. She will explain finishing touches, and have a discussion of various ways to finish the painting with special effects, using materials such as salt, alcohol and more.
Saturday, June 8, 1:30-3:30pm; MINI HANDS-ON WORKSHOP. Zentangle and Mixed Media Journaling, with Suzanne McNeill. Get inspired by Zentangle designs! Suzanne will show some NEW tangles and the simple steps to drawing each one. See variations on how to add shading and color with paints, pens, markers and pencils. Tangles are the perfect addition to art journals, cards, paintings and as design accents. Artists can use tangles in polymer clay, copper etching, metal clay, clayboard, scratchboard, embossing and quilting. This demo will focus on using tangles in journaling, so bring your journal to experiment. Zentangle is a ‘must-have skill’ and is popular for creative inspiration. For more ideas, see Suzanne’s website!
SUNDAY SPECIAL, June 9, 1:30-3:30pm; Bette Ridgeway: From Talent to Profession Series ~ June Workshop: FRAMING OPTIONS FIELD TRIP, with Sue & Abel Roderick. What are collectors and galleries looking for? How to present your work, without breaking the bank. A visit to Abel Roderick’s frame shop and warehouse for the Messenger Art Collection.
Saturday, June 15, 1:30-3:30pm; Journaling with Calligraphy, with Randall M. Hasson. This demo will serve to highlight the benefits of the Handmade large (11” X 16”) watercolor Journal. The goal of this session is to experiment with acrylic paints and mediums to achieve textural effects. In addition, Randall will demo pens, permanent markers, brushes and other tools to create calligraphy and calligraphic marks. Sumi inks, walnut and acrylic inks, acrylic paint and acrylic mediums, and will be used to achieve coloration and textural effects. For watercolorists, this journal has large enough pages to paint watercolor vignettes to create a travel-style journal.
Saturday, June 22, 1:30-3:30pm; Playing with Glass, Plexiglas, Faux Mirrors and Metal Leaf, with Darlene Olivia McElroy. Learn how to create an easy mirror and age it without the use of toxic strippers. Paint, etch, stencil and transfer on glass and even create stained glass with acrylic paint. See what different techniques can do when layered on both sides of plexiglas using acrylic paints, pours, matte gel and a surprise or two. Plus learn some new tricks with with metal leaf.
Saturday, July 13, 1:30-3:30pm; Wet & Workable Watercolor: Busting the Myths, with Jeanne Hyland. Keep your watercolor painting of any subject, including plein air, workable for hours in dry New Mexico. This demo is for artists of all painting watermedia persuasions. Lift, paint back in, you will discover that watercolor is a most flexible and forgiving medium full of possibilities. Jeanne will demonstrate by painting a New Mexico sky or a still life.
Saturday, July 27, 1:30-3:30pm; Liquitex Spray Paint Demonstration, with Peter Andrew. When it comes to acrylics, Liquitex started it all in 1955. In this demonstration attendees will be introduced to the acrylic brand that has been on the forefront of innovation for over 50 years. As the #1 acrylic in the world Liquitex is the only brand to offer the most diverse range of professional products. Attendees will be introduced to the brand new line of Liquitex Professional Spray Paint, a stunning innovation developed for professional artists. Combining artist grade pigments with revolutionary water-based technology, Liquitex Professional Spray Paint offers color brilliance, lightfastness and durability in a unique low odor formulation. This demo is all about getting people excited about the endless possibilities of acrylic color and mediums so they can go right into the studio with tons of new ideas. Each attendee will receive a sample pack of Liquitex Artist Materials!
Saturdays, 9:30-Noon / Painting with Acrylics, with Polly Jackson / $75 / 4 classes / ongoing / 10 student limit. Learn to paint shape and form without drawing. Emphasis on color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. We learn the principles of design, the medium and techniques, the mood and meaning and the elements of art. Sign up at the front counter or call 256-4540. Class materials lists available at signup. This 4-week class must be completed within 10 contiguous weeks from payment date. www.pollyjackson.com
Tuesdays, May 21-July 2, Noon-3pm / Painting with Acrylics – 7 Week Class, with Polly Jackson / $110 + tax / 7 classes / CLASS IS FULL Learn to paint shape and form without drawing. Emphasis on color, space and composition, value and texture, contrast and balance. We learn the principles of design, the medium and techniques, the mood and meaning and the elements of art. Sign up at the front counter or call 256-4540. Class materials lists available at signup. www.pollyjackson.com
Wednesday, June 5, 9am-3:30pm / Creative Image Transfers, with Amy Flowers / $95 / Space limited. Explore all the nifty ways to transfer an image with this workshop! We’ll cover it all, from a basic Xerox transfer to working with Golden’s Digital Ground mediums—you’ll create at least 5 types of transfers from different techniques. Play with these completed transfers on a variety of surfaces, completing two layered collage works, adding depth & mystery into your art work. All supplies included. www.shrewdarts.com
Thursday, June 6, 9am-3:30pm / Watercolor for Rookies, with Amy Flowers / $75 / Space limited. Join us for this one-day workshop & learn everything that watercolor can do! This medium is fast & easy to learn; we’ll cover color mixing, washes & brushstrokes, then move on to playing with salt, alcohol, plastic wrap & more for fabulous experimental textures & backgrounds on a variety of watercolor papers. Put it all together & create paintings from still life– abstract & realism will be explored. Learn basic composition and figure out a personal style of painting. Stuff your head with tons of techniques & have fun at the same time! I’ll bring all the paper & toys you’ll need–you bring the brushes, watercolor paint & palette. Feel free to contact Amy or Artisan with class supply questions. Partial supplies included. www.shrewdarts.com
Wednesday, June 12, 9am-3:30pm / Handmade Books for Rookies, with Amy Flowers / $75 / Space limited. Discover the fun of making your own handmade artist books & invite your creative muse out to play. We’ll start with three simple book forms created from single sheets of paper, embellished with paint & collage— no sewing needed. Move on to a single signature journal featuring a pamphlet stitch, handmade paper for the cover, & heavy weight printer’s paper for the pages—perfect for art journal beginnings! All supplies included. www.shrewdarts.com
Thursday, June 13, 9am-3:30pm / All Mixed Up, with Amy Flowers / $95 / Space limited. Gesso, gels and mediums–oh my! Join us for a day of playing with all the acrylic world has to offer. Learn to create amazing surfaces & textures with gels, mediums & pastes. Explore the possibilities when mixing with acrylic paint & untangle the mystery behind the mediums. We’ll experiment on canvas reference boards; play with it all on a variety of substrates — canvas, paper, wood & more. Create paintings with texture, collage with depth and dimension. We’ll be working with Golden products, so this is your chance to play with all that stuff you’ve seen on the shelves! All supplies included. www.shrewdarts.com
Store information call: Mike at 505.256.4540 firstname.lastname@example.org