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Past Event

Classes

Online Class: Charcoal Abstractions–Landscapes of the Mind

  • Monday, December 11
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
  • Online

Space is limited, registration required. Please email contact@gokm.org or call 505.946.1000 for assistance with event registration.

Inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s drawing of a headache–“Special No. 9”–learn to explore abstraction through memories of place. Engage in a series of exercises and guided activities aimed at expanding the language of abstraction, stimulating artistic intuition, and expressing personal narratives. We will experiment with a variety of expressive charcoal techniques, expand our visual vocabulary through line quality and mark-making, and develop line quality, define mood and atmosphere into dynamic compositions.

This class is suitable for youth ages 12 and up. Children are welcome to participate alongside their adults.

Space is limited, reservations required.

This program will take place via the video conferencing app – ZOOM. Details for accessing the Zoom meeting will be with your receipt upon registering and again sent via email the day prior. Please register in advance in order to access the program. Note that all program times are in Mountain Time.

Online classes are not recorded. Online classes are offered only as a live and interactive experience.

Supplies needed for this class:

  • Pencils
  • Charcoal–either vine or compressed (both if possible)
  • Drawing paper
  • Tissue or Paper towel
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Paintbrush (any watercolor or acrylic)
  • Cup of water
  • Optional:
    • Charcoal pencil
    • Drawing pencils
    • Tortillon
    • Blending sponge
    • Drawing fixative or hair spray

About the Instructor:

A passionate artist and experienced educator, Morgan Jones has spent the last 9 years developing these crafts. She seeks to explore how art can serve as a medium to move us both individually and communally. Her time teaching in public schools, juvenile detention, and community centers has deepened her belief that art is a fundamental means of knowing, connecting, and transforming. In addition to Fine Arts, Morgan studied Art Education at Texas State University as well as Criminal and Social Justice at the College of the Rockies in BC Canada. Morgan’s professional painting practice focuses on plein-air landscape assemblage and multiple exposure oil paintings that call into question ideas of impermanence, memory and conservation. After spending a year living on the road, developing her art from her mobile travel trailer studio, she has settled in Santa Fe to split her time between teaching and creating.

This class is being offered on a sliding scale:

$10; minimal fee.

$20; covers the cost of the class.

$30; covers the cost of the class, plus a contribution to support educational programs.

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