visitabout usexhibitionscollectionseventsplanetariummuseum storesupport
fgdfg

RMAC education


tour info
library
 
All supplies are included with children’s classes, unless otherwise noted. The class term begins January 14. The registration
form is located on page 11. You may register online and mail in or drop off your tuition.

ART CLASSES - SPRING 2014

Weekday Classes for Children & Teens

Kids's Clay

Weekday Classes for Children & Teens
Kids's Clay

Weekday Classes for Adults
Adult Clay
Tiles Again

Weekday Classes for Teens and Adults
Printmaking Open Studio
Intermediate Drawing


Weekend Workshops for Teens & Adults
Plein Air Painting
Beginning Fused Glass & Enameling
Linoleum Block Printing

Special Events

Contact Information:

Meredith Bennett
Curator of Education
Roswell Museum and Art Center

100 West 11th Street
Roswell, NM 88201
575-624-6744, extension 22
bennett@roswellmuseum.org

 
 

Section I:
Instructor: Aria Finch
Tuesdays for 6 weeks,
Age: First grade - 8 years, beginners & up
April 15-May 20
3:30 - 4:30 pm
$45 members; $55 non-members

Section II:
Instructor: Aria Finch
Tuesdays for 6 weeks,
Age: 9 - Teen, beginners & up
April 15-May 20
4:30 - 5:30 pm
$45 members; $55 non-members
Weekday Classes for Adults



Students will coil and slab build several individualized one-of-akind clay pieces which they will decorate with colorful glazes.
Instruction will focus on creating textures and developing increased hand-eye coordination and confidence in skills over
time.

 

 
 
Weekday Classes for Adults
Adult Clay
 
 

Section I:
Adult, Intermediate to Advanced
Instructor: Aria Finch
Tuesdays for 8 weeks,
March 25-May 20
(No class on April 8)
9:00 am – noon
$90 members; $115 non-members

Section II:
Adult, Beginners & Up
Instructor: Aria Finch
Tuesdays for 8 weeks,
March 25-May 20
(No class on April 8)
$90 members; $115 non-members
7:00 - 10:00 pm

Section III:
Adult, Beginners & Up
Instructor: Aria Finch
Thursdays for 8 weeks,
March 27-May 22
(No class on April 10)
9:00 am – noon
$90 members, $115 non-members



Students will learn to build large forms comprised of thrown or hand-built components. The forms and surfaces will be
completed with a colorful crackle technique.s.


Tiles, Tiles, and More Tiles

Instructor: Anna Edwards
Age: Adult, beginners & up
Thursdays for 8 weeks,
March 27-May 22
(No class on April 10)
7:00 - 10:00 pm
$90 members; $115 non-members Weekday



This class will continue tile exploration using found objects, altered pre-fired tile, and new surface treatments on handmade tiles. Prior clay experience required. Experienced throwers may work independently.

Weekday Classes for Teens & Adults
   

Printmaking Open Studio

Supervisor: Meredith Bennett
Tuesdays for 6 weeks
April 15 - May 20
9:00 am – noon
Age: Adult, intermediate & advanced
$30 members; $40 non-members

 

For practiced printmakers, the printing process is a focused ritual. The environment of this open studio approach provides the space and the freedom to work independently. Cost of class
includes supplies: paper and ink..


Intermediate Drawing
 

Supervisor: Barbara Posuniak
Tuesdays for 6 weeks
Age: all ages, intermediate
April 15-May 20
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$65 members; $75 non-members



Barbara has twenty-five years of teaching experience in the arts. Her instruction for this drawing class will focus on still life and composition. It will be perfect for those who have taken an introductory drawing class, or artists who wish to brush up on their rendering skills. Supplies list: drawing pencils, charcoal,
two kneaded erasers, and one 18” x 24” drawing pad.

 

Weekend Workshops for Teens & Adults

Plein Air Painting
 
 

Plein Air Painting I
Instructor: Jessica Kirkpatrick
Saturday, April 19
Age: 16 to adult, beginners
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$45 members; $55 non-members

Plein Air Painting II
Instructor: Jessica Kirkpatrick Saturday, April 26
Age: 16 to adult, intermediate to advanced (or those enrolled
in Plein Air Painting I)
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
$45 members; $55 non-members






Enjoy springtime sun while painting utdoors. Create dynamic landscapes as you put the fundamentals of color mixing and perspective into practice. Painting outdoors presents its unique challenges, but also provides an opportunity to “paint like you
mean it.” With limited time and changing light, the landscape painter must work vigorously and enthusiastically, which can
lead to a vibrant end result. Enjoy the sensation of responding to your environment and turning it into a work of art! We
will meet at the RMAC in the morning to learn principals of color and design then spend the day applying them, with a
mid-day lunch break. Bring a portable or table easel, two small primed canvases, and your own acrylic paints and paintbrushes.


Beginning Fused Glass & Enameling
 
 

Instructor: Sue Johnson
Age: 16 to adult, beginner
$55 members; $65 non-members
Saturday, April 19
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 20
1:30 pm- 2:30 pm

This class involves the creation of several projects designed to give students hands on practice torch firing enamel on copper,
as well as in the ancient art form of fusing glass. Instruction on Saturday will include cutting, shaping, firing, and enameling
pieces using a variety of tools. Instruction on Sunday will focus on presentation. Sue will demonstrate techniques for displaying
or wearing the creations such as drilling and crafting jump rings. A supply fee of $15 cash will be due to the instructor at the beginning of the class.

 



Linoleum Block Printing
 
 

Instructor: Stephen Ackerman
Saturday, May 24
Age: 16 and up, beginners and up
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
$40 members; $50 non-members

Linoleum block printing is a form of relief printmaking, a close relative of woodblock printing. The surface of the linoleum
block is cut away with a sharp knife, chisel, or gouge to create negative space. During this workshop, students will create an edition of five prints. Cost of class includes supplies: linoleum block, gauges, paper, and ink. This workshop is co-sponsored by Pecos Valley Potters Guild, and the payment will be run through their office.


 
To register for classes, plesae call Meredith Bennett at 575-624-6744
     
 
  Download this schedule in PDF format
 
     
 
   
   
     
 
 
 
     
 
   
Registration fees for each class differ.

Materials for adult classes are normally not provided and a supply list can be obtained at registration.

Materials for children’s classes are normally provided.

Full payment must accompany registration.

Space may not be reserved prior to payment.

Class fees will only be refunded during the first two weeks of class.

Scholarships for children and adults are available based upon financial need. Contact Meredith, Bennett, Curator of Education, for details: 575-624-6744, extension 22, or bennett@roswellmuseum.org. The scholarship application may be downloaded here.

faculty
Stephen Ackerman holds a BFA degree from Tyler School of Art and a M.Ed. degree
from Lesley University. He is a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund scholar and National
Writing Project fellow. Stephen currently teaches visual arts for the Arts Connect!
elementary program of the Roswell Independent School District.

Anna Edwards has participated in multiple ceramics workshops at Santa Fe Clay,
and is pursuing her work with clay full-time. Anna has devoted time and tireless
energy to the RMAC ceramics program for 13 years.

Aria Finch is a 2013 recipient of the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence
in the Arts. In 2009, her work was chosen for exhibition at the 5th World Ceramic
Biennale in Icheon, South Korea. She has been resident artist of the RMAC ceramics
program since 1979.

Sue Johnson,a native of Roswell, has always had a love for glass art and began
fusing glass in 2001. She has taken fused glass classes in Santa Fe and Portland, OR.
Currently she teaches at WeCree8 Gallery in Ruidoso and at the Roswell Museum
and Art Center. Her work can be seen at The Gallery in Roswell and at the Roswell
Museum Store.

Jessica Kirkpatrick was born in San Francisco, studied painting at the University
of Colorado—Boulder, and the School of Visual Arts, and earned her M.A. from
Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. She won the Abbey Award Fellowship in
Painting at the British School at Rome, and has won multiple awards for her
exhibitions. Jessica was a 2013 Roswell Artist-in-Residence.

Barbara Posuniak was born in Detroit, Michigan, where she lived for four decades.
She has been a ceramics instructor at Eastern New Mexico University in Roswell
since 1989. Barbara is currently attending the Academy of Art University, pursuing a
degree in drawing and painting.