"A gush of bird-song , a patter of dew, a cloud and a rainbow's warning; Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue -- An April day in the morning."
- Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford
A p r i l a t t h e A r t C e n t e r
Once again, we have another action packed month ahead of us! From adult classes to Summer Art Camp and deadlines to events, check out what's coming up
at the Art Center.
Call for Art!
The deadline for our upcoming exhibit, Vessel is this month.
On Friday, April 13, all entries are due.
Vessels hold, contain, and protect. They have myriads of purposes and can elicit countless meanings The transportation of blood, holding the morning coffee, transporting goods across the ocean, or carrying an unborn child, all point back to the same theme.
What do you hold close and how is it held?
Summer Art Camp
T he Summer Art Camp schedule has been released and classes are already filling up quickly! We offer classes for 4 to 6 year olds, 1st through 3rd graders, 4th through 6th graders, and teens
(Middle School and up). Online registration is NOT up and running quite yet.
Call the Art Center at (505) 662-1635 to sign up in the meantime.
Adult Classes
There are a TON of class opportunities this month! Some tried and true classes that we've offered in the past, and some that are brand new to us.
If any of these interest you, give us a call at (505) 662-1635 to register..
Thursday, April 5
Longstitch Binding with Beading
Instructor: Rebecca Roelant-Wauson
Create your own journal or sketch book using the longstitch binding technique. Finish your book with charms and beads, if desired.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
$20 + $10 Material Fee
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Saturday, April 7 & Sunday, April 8
Fun with Metal
Instructor: Gilbert Candelaria
Learn basic metal working techniques and create your own unique sculpture using found metal objects.
10am - 2pm
$80 + $40 Material Fee
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Tuesdays, April 10 - May 1
Creative Writing: Principles of Revision
Instructor: Catherine Ozment
This writing class will focus on analytical approaches to revision. Start class with a piece of narrative prose that you wish to fine tune
6pm - 7:30pm
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Tuesday, April 10
Wire Wrapped Rings 3
Instructor: Molly Hodosko
Using a heavier gauge wire, students will create 2 rings, one with beads and one without.
5:30pm - 8:30pm
$30 + Material Fee ($25 and up)
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Wednesdays, April 11 - May 2
Surface Design Techniques for Clay
Instructor: Alison Ticknor
Learn surface design techniques for thrown or hand-built clay forms. Some experience is required.
6:30pm - 9pm
$100 + $25 Material Fee
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Thursdays, April 12 - April 26
Watercolor Painting: Glass
Instructor: Susanne Harrison
Students will learn various watercolor techniques and will apply them by painting glasses, colored bottles, and more.
6pm - 8pm
$60 + Materials List
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Saturday, April 14
Instructor: Michael Redondo
Learn about the cyanotype printing process and make blue monochrome photograms. Students may provide digital images to the instructor beforehand.
10am - 1pm
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Saturday, April 14
Glass Paperweight Experience
At the Liquid Light Gallery:
926 Baca St. #3 in Santa Fe
Pick your own colors and shape your own, custom made paperweight. No experience necessary. Pieces will be ready for pick up 1 to 2 days after class.
10:30am - 12pm
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Mondays, April 16 - May 7
C eramic Hand Building Workshop
Instructor: Father Theophan Mackey
Students will learn the basics of hand-building including coil, soft slab, hard slab, and extrusion.
5pm - 7pm
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Saturday, April 21
Watercolor Workshop: Spring Rain
Instructor: Mary Cardin
Learning new watercolor and paint pouring techniques, students will paint white azaleas on a loosely painted background.
9:30am - 4:30pm
$70 + Materials List
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Thursday, April 26
Wire Wrapped Bracelets 2
Instructor: Molly Hodosko
Students will learn how wire wrapping techniques using a heavy gauge wire. They will create two bracelets, one with beads, and one without.
5:30pm - 8:30pm
$30 + Material Fee ($25 and up)
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Thursdays, April 26 - May 31
Steam Punk Dream Theater
Instructor: Valerie Janis
Students will create their own characters in a steam punk world, create costumes, design the set, and then put on a play featuring their characters. FOR TEENS & ADULTS.
5:30pm - 7:30pm
$120 + $20 Material Fee
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Fridays, April 27 - May 18
Landscapes in a Variety of Mediums
Instructor: Karen Trythall
Students will learn the fundamentals of landscape composition and broad media usage including pencils, colored pencils, chalk pastels, oil pastels, watercolor, acrylic, oil, and more.
12pm - 3pm
$120 + $65 Material Fee and List
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Saturday, April 28
Cat Scratch Fever
Instructor: Heather Ward
Use cats, both wild and tame, to learn about various scratchboard techniques. Bring your own photo to work on.
12pm - 4pm
$40 + Material Fee ($10 and, if you wish to purchase additional boards, $2 each)
Call (505) 662-1635 to register.
Calling all Students - Young Professional Artists
Wanted: Artists & Designers
Who: P R I D E Los Alamos
What: Village Arts is sponsoring a $50 Prize to the winner of the best PRIDE logo. We’re looking for a 300 ppi logo, no smaller than 5” x 7” to be used on all promotional materials for Los Alamos PRIDE week.
Why: Los Alamos is about to have its very first PRIDE week June 11th-17th 2018! Preparations are underway, and we need YOUR help to create a logo that represents our unique brand of PRIDE in Los Alamos for this year’s celebration! PRIDE week is traditionally a time to celebrate the LGTBQ+ community through educational and social opportunities.
Check out T H I S A R T I C L E  for inspiration, and feel free to reach out to Ken Nebel with questions!
When: Due by 5 PM 4/9/2018
Where: director@fullerlodgeartcenter.com
Earth Day
Join us at PEEC for Earth Day!
From 10am to 2pm, director Ken Nebel will have a table set up featuring fun and artistic art projects for kiddos of all ages.

Stop by and say hello!

Poem in Your Pocket Day
Make an Origami Heart
April 26 is "Poem in Your Pocket Day", part of National Poetry Month.

Come by the Art Center to write a poem and fold it up into an origami heart.

Birthday Party Time
Call (505) 662-1635 to check on room availability, prices, and reservations.
Have an Art Party!
Three of our fabulous art instructors have come together to offer their services to provide fun art instruction for birthday parties. Dee Homans, Ellen Mancini, and Susanne Harrison each offer very different projects and activities.

Currently on Display
If you haven't stopped in to see the Spirit Lines exhibit, now is the time! Spirit Lines in the main gallery and Compassionate Touch Network's show PhotoVoice-Untold Minds in the Portal Gallery, will both be on display through May 5.
Both exhibits are gorgeous and emotionally moving. Don't miss them!
Off the Hill Art
There are a couple of excellent shows happening in Santa Fe and Espanola featuring the work of artists who have shown at the Art Center. These are definitely worth checking out!
Santa Fe artist, Deco will be on display at the Northern New Mexico Regional Arts Center at the Convento in the Espanola Plaza. The reception will be Friday, April 6 from 5pm - 7pm and the show will run through April 30.
**Background image is "Mended Flower Pots" by Karen Schueler**
Happy April!
We hope to see you in the Art Center soon!
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