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2018 MasterWorks Workshops

All workshops are at the MasterWorks of New Mexico venue which is located in the Hispanic Arts Building, Expo NM. Some classes will spend time plein air painting in locations in the Albuquerque area.

Registration for the sponsored workshops will open October 1, 2017 to members of the sponsoring society and will be open to the general public on January 1, 2018. The Miniatures Workshops will open to the general public on October 1, 2017.


New Mexico Watercolor Society Sponsoring:

Steps to Greater Creative Confidence

Presenter: Jeanne Hyland

Friday April 13 - Sunday April 15

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuition: $230

Register online at www.nmwatercolorsociety.org

Click here to download the flyer

Any questions please call:

Ray Prudhomme 505-296-0273 or Debbie Misgen 505-417-7582

Watercolor by Jae Drummond

Artist Bio

Jeanne holds a BFA in figurative sculpture from UNH and studied at École des Beaux Arts, France. Over 25 years in commercial design preceded her return to fine art. Twice on the Board of Directors of NWS. Instructed at Brand Studios, CA, the LA Academy of Figurative Art, Art Expos and internationally. Instructs in Santa Fe and nationally. Included in "How Did You Paint That? 100 ways to paint still life and florals Vol. II", and a contributor to 2013 North Light book, "Creative Freedom". A painting of hers is a Finalist in International Artist magazine Challenge #101, Florals & Gardens; to be published in International Artist magazine #117, Oct/Nov 2017 issue.

Jeanne is a signature member of numerous watercolor & art organizations. Her painting was invited to Portraits and Figures: A National Watercolor Exhibition, a joint invitational presented by the NWS & the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, CA. Then highlighted in a 2017 International "The Art of Watercolour" magazine. Her work has been exhibited in "Eau en Couleurs", International Watercolour Biennial, AWS, NWS, the Fallbrook Annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibitions (2017 Harry Davies Award). Watercolor West (2014 Juror's Award), Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, San Diego WS (2006 Ana Drobnies Award), Richeson 75ONLINE, WAOW, Inc. (1st, 2nd Places, Excellence in Watercolor).

Workshop

Learn to let the painting process blend just enough structure with chance to allow for unique, attention-getting and expressive results. Combine fun, energetic and intuitive beginnings into explorations and solutions to discover your own strengths. You can move more quickly and consistently to stronger paintings. Daily demonstrations and challenge projects will guide you to claim that elusive "next" level no matter where you start. You will start building confidence through learning to simplify your compositions and subjects. We will create multiple "mini's" to find success sooner, and you will build even more confidence with "planned" problems and learning to resolve them. Get ready for a shift and break through some barriers!


Pastel Society of New Mexico Sponsoring:

THIS ONE'S FOR YOU!

Presenter: Colette Odya Smith

Tuesday April 10 - Thursday April 12

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuition: $ 320 for PSNM Members, $330 for other MasterWorks Society Members, $345 for Non-members

Click here to download the flyer

Artist Bio

Colette Odya Smith is a widely-exhibited, award-winning painter, educator and juror, working primarily in soft pastels for over 20 years. Working from natural subjects, her paintings have a contemporary, almost abstract sensibility. Her recognitions include Masters Circle IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies), signature member PSA (Pastel Society of America) and Distinguished Pastelist PSNM (Pastel Society of New Mexico).

She has been featured in newspaper stories, publications and artist magazines including American Artist, The Artist’s Magazine, PastelJournal, and Pratiquedes Arts.

Workshop

She is dedicated at helping YOU become the best painter in the way YOU paint. It's like going on a high wire and having Colette there to hold the net.

This workshop is designed for people that have been thinking about their painting path and would like some gentle guidance just to help them be better.

There are no materials lists. In fact Colette is inviting any medium you want to work in as long as you know how to use the medium. That is she is not going to train you in the use of watercolors for instance (although she does do some great watercolor underpaintings for her pastels). The training is in a better eye for a better painting: composition, light, value, color, proportion.


Rio Grande Art Association Sponsoring:

Masterworks Oil Workshop

Presenter: Paul Murray

Thursday April 19 - Saturday April 21

9:30 am - 4:30 pm

TUITION:$275 MEMBERS & $300 NON MEMBERS

REGISTRATION DEPOSIT $100 PAYABLE TO RGAA.

Click here to download the flyer

To register or questions please contact:

BONNIE BUCKLEY @ 480-7020 or BBUCKLEY0870@GMAIL.COM

Artist Bio

Paul has been working full time as an artist since he was 19. First as a Graphic Designer and then as a Fine Artist. He has won major international awards both as a Graphic Designer and as a Fine Artist, most notably "Best of Show" at the International Association of Pastel Societies and "Best of Show" in the Pastel Journal Top 100. As for miniatures, he has won four "Best of Shows" in Pastel and Acrylic in Masterwork exhibits. He is in collections worldwide.

Workshop

People who take this class will be interested in value and color relationships. These can be very complex things depending on the artist’s skill level. Color and value are also integral to composition and painting design.

Day 1: Demo in monochrome and painting in monochrome. Value relationships are extremely important to me and the best way to teach this is by limiting color and concentrating on values. It’s also a very easy to explain values and how they work together. I will do a monochrome demo in the morning and we’ll paint in the late morning and afternoon. I will demo in acrylic since it dries quickly and I can show both wet on wet and dry techniques. I’ll also talk about the differences between oil and acrylic painting

Day 2: Color and value. We’ll expand our value studies with the introduction of color. I will either do a color demo or a color lecture — or maybe both. In late morning and afternoon.

Day 3: Putting it all together. If the class needs it, I’ll do a third demo in the morning.

This class is for both beginner and intermediate/advanced painters. Some of the color and value techniques are fairly sophisticated — but everything will be based on each individual.


2017 MasterWorks Miniature Workshops

$50 per workshop or $125 for all three. A $25 deposit is required with your registration.

A materials fee of an additional $5 may apply the day of the workshop.

All workshops will be held at MasterWorks 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

To register contact: Barbara Lohbeck at (505)260-9977, (505)259-1932 or bardean12@comcast.net


Miniature Workshop

"Techniques for Painting Miniatures"

Presenter: Carol Carpenter

Mediums: Watercolor

Wednesday April 4

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $ 50

To register contact: Barbara Lohbeck

505-260-9977, 505-259-1932 or bardean12@comcast.net

Click Here to Download Registration Form

Carol Carpenter Miniature Watercolor Painting
Artist Bio

Carol Carpenter has been a professional artist for over 20 years. She is basically self-taught and comes from a family of painters. My grandmother was an artist who studied with Ben Turner and Carl Von Hassler, so I grew up with many southwestern paintings in the house.

Carol was born in Wichita, Kansas and was raised in the small prairie town of Belle Plaine. She developed an early interest in the arts due to the inspiration she received from her mother, Julia Henry Nessly, who worked in watercolors, pastels, and mosaics. Her mother often took Carol with her to painting classes where she got a first hand look at how artists approached life drawing and landscape. Carol attended Foothill College in Los Altos, CA and graduated from UNM.

She has received many awards including acceptance in the Arts for the Parks, Jackson Hole Wyoming, First Place in the Large and Miniature categories of MasterWorks, and First in the Roswell, NM Museum Exhibit for large and miniature paintings.

Carol is in the collection of Presbyterian Hospital, NM State Fair, US Air Force Hospital, and Albuquerque Veterans Hospital.

Workshop Description

We will cover how to begin a miniature and how to select and how to crop your subject. Discussion and examples of what will make a good miniature for a juried exhibition will also be covered. There will be examples of miniatures in progress.

Bring small, pointed brushes and paint you use. I use 140 cp, Arches and art board that I will give as a sample to each person. Each person will receive individual help and a final list of materials will be emailed as the time draws closer.


Miniature Workshop

Never Give Up

Presenter: Susan Brooke

Mediums: Oil, Acrylic

Tuesday April 3

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $ 50

To register contact: Barbara Lohbeck

505-260-9977, 505-259-1932 or bardean12@comcast.net

Click Here to Download Registration Form

Susan Brooke's Miniature Painting
Artist Bio

Susan Brooke, artist, winner of over 70 major awards spanning the last 10 years, both in the Miniature art work and large paintings. She is an artist who loves all mediums, but she works for the most part in oil, acrylics, pencil,and pastel. She considers herself a contemporary realist. Her paintings are western, still life, native American, wildlife and what she considers out of the box paintings. She is a story teller with her art work, attempting to add emotion of sorts and give the viewer something to think about.

Workshop Description

NEVER GIVE UP........This class will cover acrylics and oil. Morning will be spent with acrylics and afternoon with oil. I would like to attempt teaching and demonstration of NEVER GIVING UP. Since oil can be used over acrylics with great success, if you are not happy with the acrylic, then we shall continue right over it with oil, teaching glazing methods with a stress on light and the magic that both can create. All materials will be furnished, as will the drawing you will be working from. There will be different surfaces provided, and at the days end, you can make your own decision as to what you like or may not like. It should be a happy fun class, since we will all be working on the same thing. This will all be done in miniature. The object of this class will be there is NO REASON to give up.


Miniature Workshop

Loving the Little Ones

Presenter: Ann Lewis

Medium: Pastel, Oil, Acrylic

Monday, April 2

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $ 50

To register contact: Barbara Lohbeck

505-260-9977, 505-259-1932 or bardean12@comcast.net

Click Here to Download Registration Form

Miniature Painting by Ann Lewis
Artist Bio

Ann Lewis was born and raised in northeastern Oklahoma. After completing the first two years of college, at age 19, she went to California to finish college and became a school teacher. Ann has loved art since a young child and pursued it every chance she had during the years of teaching and raising her family. In 1994 she had opportunity to earn a BFA from the University of Wyoming. Then she taught art in Arizona and NM until retiring in 2012. However, she still teaches by subbing for her art teacher friends. She has taken classes and workshops from national and local artists. Her art journey has taken her to workshops in Spain (2008), and Italy (2012) with Maggie Price, then back to Tuscany to a Michelle Dunaway workshop in (2017) studying the figure in the landscape. Portraits, & figures, are favorite subjects as well as flowers, still life, animals and landscapes. She has won awards for miniatures at Masterworks. Most recent was first place for a pastel portrait in April 2017.

Workshop Description

In the last ten years I have loved painting little paintings. Sometimes I have been fortunate to win awards and or sell them. It’s always rewarding when someone values the work you have done. I went to workshops to learn about miniatures and my background in teaching propels me to share with anyone who is interested.

In a one day workshop on April 2, 2018, my goal will be to inspire you to love painting the little ones as well. We will consider various materials, tools, etc. that artists use for miniatures; rules for competitions, and framing. The artists will be able to view a variety of miniatures and see demonstrations of various procedures or techniques using pastel and oil paint. They will also be choosing to paint from their own photos, still life, or items that will be provided.

Registered artists will receive a materials list.


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