Spend an evening with friends, family and community members in making art projects with a New Mexico theme. The South Broadway Cultural Center has been bringing in people from around Albuquerque that enjoy making art for a few years now. It's a lesser known ongoing event that is definitely worth making and effort to attend. All ages are invited, although mainly adults attend the workshops.
The workshops are taught by local professional artists who understand New Mexico art & culture and do a great job at helping participants express themselves through the art made in class. They take you through the steps of the project through demonstration, technique and practice. After a few practice runs you are free to create anything you wish. They are very helpful in supporting you with ideas and eager to work one-on-one with those who want it. Most of all, they're encouraging and praise everyone's work, no matter what level you come in with.
There are rotating art project themes that are usually reoccurring. These are pottery-making, watercolor, punched tin art, clay story-tellers and Día de los Muertos art such as death carts. Occasionally there are other projects, but those are the ones that they do on a regular basis. Watercolor and Tin art often are taught together which can make for exciting and unique projects. Every workshop allows plenty of opportunity for creative expression. Best of all, all the supplies are provided for you so you just show up and see where the moment takes you. There's no shortage of New Mexico magazines, New Mexican imagry and designs to gain inspiration from.
Its unlikely you'll find these art classes listed on SBCC's events page. However, you can get on their email list and RSVP for classes by calling 505-848-1320 to sign up. Next class takes place September 3 from 6:30-9:30 on the topic of Mask Making. There is a limit of 30 students for the class so be sure to sign up quickly. There is a follow up class to the Mask Making on September 10.