113 Bridge Street
Las Vegas, N. Mex.
We are a new art school in Las Vegas, New Mexico,
opening June 1, 2017 with an
OPEN HOUSE and REGISTRATION DAY,
Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m..
We are in the heart of the Old Town commercial district.
We welcome adults and children. We have a bright, friendly, safe and welcoming environment where you can take courses in drawing, painting, pastel, plein-air painting, printmaking, poetry, book arts, iphone and ipad drawing aps, public speaking, doll making, image transfer, exploring creativity and your muses, blogging, easy costume-making, embroidery...
- and that's just the JUNE OFFERINGS! SEE BELOW FOR SCHEDULE...
Most classes are once a week for one-month sessions. Some subjects are taught as workshops. And some are on an individual basis.
A full class schedule is printed here.
For any questions call 505 398-4746.
Some work-study scholarships will be available.
JUNE CLASSES- scroll down for details
Beginning Acrylic Painting for Children, $60, supplies included. Duffy Peterson. 10 a.m.-noon, Thursdays June 1, 8, 15, 22. 4-6 students.
Beginning Oil or Acrylic Painting for Adults, $60, supplies included. Duffy Peterson. 6-8 p.m., Thursday, June 1, 8, 15, 22. 4-8 students.
Exploring Creativity, $10, supplies included. Jan Buerskens. 1-4 p.m., Friday, June 2.
Exploring Creativity, $10, supplies included. Jan Buerskens. 1-4 p.m., Friday, June 9.
Speak for Yourself, $100/adults; $40/students, book included. Beth Urech. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, June 3-4.
Painting, Oil or Acrylic, for Adults, $60, see below for supplies list.* Meredith Britt. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, June 3, 10, 17, 24. 2-8 students.
Pastel Painting for Adults, $60. Chris Lopez. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Monday, June 5, 12, 19, 26.
Fabric Figures Workshop, $20, supplies included. Linda Anderle. 3-5 p.m., Monday, June 5. 3-6 students.
Drawing for Beginning & Rusty Artists, $60, see below for supplies list.** Meredith Britt. 9-11 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20, 27. 2-8 students.
Embroidery for Age 12 & Up, $30, supplies included. Robert Romero. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Wed., Thurs., June 6, 7, 8.
Embroidery for Age 12 & Up, $30, supplies included. Robert Romero. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Wed., Thurs., June 13, 14, 15.
Embroidery for Age 12 & Up, $30, supplies included. Robert Romero. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Wed., Thurs., June 20, 21, 22.
I-phone & I-pad Aps for Adults, $65, Wifi included. Sandi Poppers. 3-4:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20, 27.
I-phone & I-pad Aps for Adults, $65, Wifi included. Sandi Poppers. 6-7:15 p.m., Tuesday, June 6, 13, 20, 27.
Blogging for Fun (teen/adult), $60, Wifi included. Sharon Vander Meer. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, 14, 21, 28. 3-8 students.
So You Think You Have a Novel in You? Workshop (teen/adult), $60. Sharon Vander Meer. 1-4 p.m., Thursday, June 22.
Plein Air 2-Day Workshop for Adults, $90. Duffy Peterson. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, June 10-11. 3-6 students.
Poetry & Handmade Books, $15. Kallie Wilbourn. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, June 14, 21, 28 and Monday, June 19.
Collage Workshop, $20, supplies included. Meredith Britt. 1-4 p.m., Thursday, June 15. 2-6 students.
Image Transfer Workshop, $25. Denise Fox. 1-3 p.m., Saturday, June 17.
Intro to Cyanotype Printmaking Workshop, $15. Anna Aragon. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, June 24. 5-10 students.
Costumes for Kids Workshop, $20. Penny Spring. 1:30-3 p.m., Wednesday, June 28. 2-6 students.
*Painting Class materials needed (available at Art Essentials, 1001 Eighth St., 425-7963):
Artist paint, oil or acrylic (white, ultramarine blue, alizarin crimson, yellow, burnt sienna, raw umber, yellow ochre, sap or hookers green)
Stretched, primed canvas (approx. 16x20 or any size you like)
odorless turpentine or Gamsol (for oils only)
Brushes (flats &/or rounds, small, med. lg.)
Palette (wax paper kind is good)
Palette knife or painter's knife
Rags, drop cloth (old towel, sheet, drapery or prom dress)
Smock or apron or old clothes
2 jars with tight lids (for oils)
2 tin cans
Ideas, thoughts, sketches, pictures for your painting
**Drawing Class materials needed:
Spiral bound sketch book (9x12 or 11x14, for example)
Felt-tip pen or sharpie
JUNE CLASS DETAILS
Speak for Yourself: Beth Urech. In a lively and encouraging environment, you will learn how to control nerves while increasing your confidence and speaking skills. Practical preparation for job interviews and class presentations. Cost includes my book Speaking Globally.
Fiber Figures: Linda Anderle. Construct a representation of a human form with fabric and yarn. Call it a figure, a doll, a toy or a voodoo! Have fun without the ʻperfectionʼ, call it ART. SUPPLIES WILL BE FURNISHED. Feel free to bring buttons, beads, yarns, found objects or anything desired to further embellish the figure. Please bring your own scissors!
Introduction to Cyanotype: Anna Aragon. Learn basic history and principles of printing with the sun. Students will take home one or more Cyanotypes of their making.
Blogging for Fun: Sharon Vander Meer. Introduction to blogging to include setting up your blog, identifying and writing to a target audience, developing blog ideas, developing an editorial calendar for your blog, research ing topics, writing tips and more.Required: Notebook, Pen / Pencils.
“So you think you have a novel in you?”: Sharon Vander Meer. A 3-hour course on what is involved in writing a novel and practical pointers about being an independent publisher. It will include idea brainstorming, writing exercises and step-by-step instructions for setting up your novel for publication. $60., minimum 3 participants, max 8; teen to adult.
Image Transfer: Denise Fox. Image Transfers using acrylic gel medium and fabric transfers, some supplies included.Supplies: bring an item you wish to apply your transfer to—a t-shirt, for example. Also bring an image file on a thumb drive (optional).
Objectives: learn basic photoshop to resize and enhance images; print image onto fabric transfer; iron image onto leather or fabric; transfer a laser photocopy onto an object (wood, porcelain, or fabric, for example) using acrylic gel medium.
Safety: We will use a hot iron; those not familiar will be supervised to prevent injury. Gloves are suggested.
Painting in oil or acrylics, all levels: Meredith Britt. Intent: to create at least one painting that pleases you from head to toe Bring your own paints, canvas & materials (available at Art Essentials, 1001 Eighth St., 425-7963)
Drawing for beginning and/or rusty artists: Meredith Britt. Intent: Fun exercises for exploring composition, line, shape, texture, perspective, positive & negative space and improve confidence. Bring your own materials.
Iphone/ Ipad Tips: Sandy Poppers. Forty + tips and tricks to make your life easier and more fun. This class will teach the many things you can do with your phone beyond phone calls and texts. For iPad owners - we’ll learn the same things We will explore the control center and settings. Learn how to take better pictures and send them to others. Mail, maps and more we will explore.
Collage Workshop: Meredith Britt. Create a 2- or 3-dimensional art piece, abstract, representational, surreal or whatever, using solid-colored paper (provided) or paper of your choice. Bring your own scissors.
Quick Costumes for Kids: Penny Spring. Workshop: No sew costumes using fabric, paper and misc. scraps. This workshop will be geared toward younger elementary school age children. Class size limited to 6 children maximum. 2 children minimum. Supplies will be furnished. Extra scissors appreciated! Parents are welcome when accompanied by child.
Exploring Creativity - Inspirations from the Muses: Jan Buerskens. Exploring Creativity. What is Creativity? How might we foster it? In this workshop we will explore & enhance our creativity using symbols from art, nature, our dreams, and each other. Materials provided to create your own works of art.
Beginning Acrylic Painting for Children: Duffy Peterson. Supplies included; wear old clothes.
Paints (acrylics or oils): Titanium white, cadmium red medium, ultramarine blue, burnt umber, cadmium yellow medium, sap green, dioxinine purple, Payne's gray and any other colors you may have.
Class meets to explore using acrylic paints in a fun way. A little drawing first and then a painting in one session, advancing to other pieces during the month.
Beginning Oil or Acrylic - Adults: Duffy Peterson. Some supplies included; supply list of all items needed:
Canvas panelsBrushes: bristle brushes #
Lidded jar for water (acrylics); for oils (odorless paint thinner)
Plein Air Painting: Duffy Peterson. Supplies listed as above.
Practicing Poetry: Kallie Wilbourn.We will discuss ways to make poetry part of your life, review key elements of poetry in anthologized poets' work, and practice those elements in and outside of class. You are encouraged to share your poems for class comments, and we will work on binding finished poems in simple, handmade books.
Pastel: Chris Lopez. The essentials of landscape painting in pastel. There should now be a flyer at Pasatiempo. All information is on the flyer as to what to bring. Pastels: hard, semi-soft, or soft. Also pastel paper and a drawing board. Art essentials has what is needed.
This class is perfect for those who can't tolerate strong chemical odors.
Pueblo Embroidery for Age 12 & Up: Robert Romero. Pueblo embroidery goes back 1,000 years and is sustained today via traditional ceremonial uses. Learn how to sew on ada cloth and use various pueblo Native American designs, as well as coming up with your own designs!