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The El Paso Museum of Art announces Fall 2010 Classes for Adults, Youth & Families

The El Paso Museum of Art offers studio art classes for adults, youth and families this fall. Please call 915.532.1707 or visit http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/classes.asp for more details and to register. Classes for Adults, 15 years and older unless otherwise indicated.

Cost is $62 for Members, $77 for Non-Members, except clay and life drawing classes. Additional supplies are required, and recommendations on materials will be discussed by instructors on first class day.

Thursdays, September 2 – December 16
Life Drawing, 5:30-8:30pm
$5/session for Members
$10/session for Non-Members

For students ages 18 years and older. Practice figure drawing skills in this self-guided class. Some drawing materials are provided or bring your own. Please be advised: live nude models are the focus of this drawing class. No visitors allowed, and no photography of any kind permitted. No class on November 25, December 23 and December 30.

Thursdays, September 9 – October 28
Pastel Possibilities, 5:30-8pm
Instructor: Liz Monroy

Learn the basics of working with this dynamic medium favored by master artists. Other techniques covered include wet pastels and creating watercolor effects. Students will consider the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, Degas, Seurat and others.

Clay Explorations, 6-8:30pm
Instructor: Michelle Murphy
$72 Members/$90 Non-Members

Learn techniques including pinch, coil, slab and basic wheel throwing. Students will paint, glaze and fire their own pieces. A limited amount of clay will be allotted to each student.

Sundays, September 19 – November 7
Introduction to Ceramics, 12:30-3pm
Instructor: Aryk Gardea
$72 Members/$90 Non-Members

Learn the basics of working with clay including wheel throwing. Students will learn to effectively center clay, and work on projects that address space, design, materiality, process, and function. Finished pieces will be glazed and fired. Each student is allotted a certain amount of clay.

Saturdays, September 25 – November 13
Digital Photography, 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Carol Eastman

Learn how to use your digital camera and take visually appealing photos. Instructor will cover elements and principles of design in photography such as perspective, value, line, format, space and repetition. Students are to bring a digital camera and USB cord to the first class.

Beginning Portrait Oil Painting, 9:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Nestor A. Valencia

Students will learn the basics of drawing and painting portraits from a live model. A visual introduction of paintings from the 14th century to the present will be discussed during the first session.

Learning to See: Beginning and Intermediate Acrylic Painting, 1-3:30pm
Instructor: Ron Fritsch

This class focuses on the processes of visual perception and artistic expression, painting from still life with demonstrations of drawing, compositions, colors, painting techniques and one-on-one instruction to develop individuality and creativity.

Sundays, September 26 – November 14
Watercolor Painting “Made Easy,” 1-3:30pm
Instructor: Ron Fritsch

Learn the basics of various watercolor techniques including principles of composition and color. Beginning and intermediate students can expect to take their skill to the next level. Classes will meet at the Museum of Art with possible outdoor sessions, weather permitting.

Classes for Youth, All supplies are included in most classes

Saturdays, September 11 – October 30
Clay Works and Portfolio Development, 13-16 years, 9:30am-12pm
Instructor: Wendi Glick-Valdez
$72 Members/$90 Non-Members

Learn how to work with clay to create sculptures that are above and beyond basic bowls and cups. Techniques for developing a portfolio for college and beyond will also be introduced. A limited amount of clay will be allotted to each student.

Self Portraits for Kids, 9-12 years, 1-3pm
$62 Members/$77 Non-Members
Instructor: Criselda Lopez

Students will learn to create self-portraits with correct placement of facial features and coloring with different media. Supplies used will include watercolors, markers, magazines and more.

Sundays, September19 – November 7
Packing Tape Figure Sculpture, 10-12 years, 12:30-3pm
$62 Members/$77 Non-Members
Instructor: Monica Seymore

Using Carole Feuerman’s sculptures in Earth, Water, Air, Fire as inspiration, clear packing tape will be the main material to three-dimensional figures. Students will use their own bodies in a fun and easy way to create life-sized “casts.” Additional Items may be used to create dimension, such as magazine clippings, cloth, paint or other collage items.

Workshops for Adults, 15 years and older

Saturdays, October 2 & November 6, 10-11:30am
Ekphrastic Workshop
Instructor: Monica Gomez
$2 per session for Members/$5 per session for Non-Members

Original artworks in the galleries will provide inspiration for this series of creative writing workshops led by award-winning poet, performer and teaching artist, Mónica Gómez. Each workshop begins in the gallery where participants can view and discuss art before adjourning to the Ginger Francis Seminar Room to write. Participants will then read their freshly-penned work aloud.

Saturday, October 2, 1:30-4:30pm
Embossed Metal Art – Repujado en Lamina
Instructor: Romy Saenz Hawkins
$30 Members/$38 Non-Members

Learn how to work with metal to create designs inspired by the Holy Family retablo exhibition on view through October 10. The instructor will provide guidance in a variety of embossing techniques for artwork that will be perfect for display. All supplies are included.

Family Workshops, all supplies included
$10 Members/$12 Non-Members or
$25 for Member Families of three
$30 for Non-Member Families of three
October 20, 1-3PM
Gouache Action Paintings
Instructor: Michelle Murphy

Create a painting in the manner of Hari Kidd’s Entrepreneurs of War exhibition on view through November 29. Families will use gouache paints to show action and repetition in their own artwork.

November 17, 1-3PM
Monoprints
Instructor: Michelle Murphy

Use simple materials and inspiration from the Transforming the Figure: Post WWII Prints exhibition to create one-of-a-kind artwork. Families will use tempera paints and clay tiles to design and print individual images suitable for framing or cards.

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