Studio Programs

Onsite classes are back!!

Studio Programs offer access to creative learning opportunities for children, teens, and adults in the Las Cruces community. Classes are for people of all skill levels, and students have the chance to learn a new skill or enhance existing knowledge while guided by local, experienced, and qualified professional artists.

Fall Session 2 registration for all classes  closes at 4pm on October 9, 2021.

**NOTE** There will be no classes held the week of Veteran's Day or Thanksgiving.

Discover the artist within through various classes including:

Fall Session 2: October 20 - December 11 , 2021

Adult Classes (ages 18+)

  • Ceramics
    • Beginner - Saturdays from 130-430pm (FULL)
    • Portrait Sculpting - Thursdays from 530-8pm  (FULL)
  • Introduction to Landscapes - Wednesdays from 530-8pm  (FULL)
  • Introduction to Still Life - Thursdays from 530-8pm  (FULL)

Kids / Teens Classes

  • Teen Ceramics (ages 13-18) - Wednesdays from 530-8pm
  • Teen Acrylics (ages 13-18) - Thursdays from 530-8pm  (FULL)
  • Kids Clay (ages 6-10) - Saturdays from 10am-12pm  (FULL)
  • Drawing & Painting (ages 6-10) - Saturdays from 130-330pm  (FULL)
  • Drawing & Painting (ages 10-13) - Saturdays from 10am-12pm  (FULL)
  • Mixed Media (ages 10-13) - Saturdays from 10am-12pm

Friday Night Painting Parties (18+)

An evening of painting, socializing, and FUN!  No art skills needed. All supplies will be provided.   And they're FREE!  Each will be held from 6-8pm with snacks and drinks.  Sign up now as classes are filling up FAST!!

September 24th (FULL)     October 8th (FULL)     

October 22nd (FULL)     November 19th (FULL)     December 10th

Registration

Register in person at 411 N. Main Street.  Please note that classes are subject to cancellation if they do not meet minimum enrollment.


Adult Classes

  1. Ceramics Classes
  2. Mixed Media
  3. Painting & Drawing

Beginner Ceramics

This class is designed for beginner students to learn and practice basic techniques for building functional ceramic forms. Begin by exploring hand-building techniques such as coil and slab building, then move on to creating forms such as bowls, cups, and mugs on the potter’s wheel. Learn about glazing techniques and bring home functional pottery.

Portrait Sculpting

This class is designed for students who are ready to expand on their basic ceramic skills and ideas by using hand building techniques to create portraiture. Starting with a quick overview of the materials and techniques from beginner ceramics, the class then moves on to more advanced instructor-led projects intended to help students expand on their skills. Students will work from mirrors and photos to help them create their portraits. Prerequisite: Beginner Ceramics or permission of the Studio Program Coordinator. 


Kids / Teens Classes

  1. Ceramics
  2. Drawing & Painting
  3. Mixed Media

Kids Clay (ages 6-10)

Students will get to have fun and get messy with clay in between their fingers. Students will learn about clay and ceramics while being led by the instructor to create ceramic artworks such as ice cream bowls, bird houses, animal faces and more. Each student gets to paint their work at the end and go home with multiple works of art.

Teen Ceramics (ages 13-18)

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Students in this class will learn some basics of ceramics and then move on to learn the ancient art of wheel- throwing pottery under the direction of one of our art instructors. In this class, teens are introduced to the potter’s wheel to learn the tricky yet extremely fun and tactile skill of wheel throwing. Students will learn how to create bowls, plates, mugs and more, which will then be glazed and taken home at the end of class.