"January is the quietest month in the garden. ... 
But just because it looks quiet doesn't mean that nothing is happening."
- Rosalie Muller Wright
January at the Art Center
The secret word of the year is...

It's a NEW month in a NEW year! We have a blank canvas to work with and the rest of the year is ours to mold and shape into what we want. A great NEW year's resolution is to wake your muse out of hibernation and find your creativity again. With a brand NEW schedule of exhibits, artist opportunities, and a NEW semester of classes for adults and kids, there's no excuse to not create!
NEW Exhibits!
Our first show of the year is Class Act, where students and teachers from 2018 can show off what they've created. Right after that, our first juried exhibit of the year, Fly on the Wall, will go up. And Santa Fe artist Deco will have her solo exhibit, "Universe in Pieces" in the Portal Gallery!
Class Act
Be inspired by artwork that was created by the students, instructors, and participants in the variety of art interest groups in 2018.

The show will be fully up by January 17. An Artist's Reception will be held from 1pm to 3pm on Saturday, January 26th.
Fly on the Wall
The last week of January will be devoted to setting up Fly on the Wall.

We asked artists to give us the inside scoop and let us in on their secrets. In this exhibit, we will chronicle the candid and intimate moments in life.

Opening Reception will be on Friday, February 1 from 5pm to 7pm.

Universe in Pieces
Santa Fe collage artist, Deco brings her large scale collage images of the Universe to Los Alamos, fulfilling a long-held dream to bring these visions to this unique community. Planets, galaxies, and star birth clouds both imagined and drawn accurately from Hubble photos, are bold and embedded with secret details of image and word.
NEW Classes for Adults!
Our first class for the Spring Semester begins on Wednesday, January 23 and classes will continue on through May. All registration is done online but FLAC staff can assist with anything you may need help with. Early registration is highly recommended.
Surface Design for Clay
Learn surface design techniques for thrown or hand-built clay forms, including marbling clay, slip trailing, carving, and stamping. Experience with clay is a must.
Sign up by no later than 1/19/19
Dates: (Wed) 1/23-2/13
Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Cost: $80 + $10 Material Fee
Instructor: Alison Ticknor
Living in a Material World:
Dry Media
All artistic media have their own touch and feel. Take on a world of different dry media in this workshop such as charcoal, graphite, wax sticks, pastels, oil pastels, encaustics, and more! The goal in this workshop is the journey, not a finished product, but it should lead you to a jumping off point for your creative endeavors.
Sign up by no later than 1/20/19
Date: (Thurs) 1/24
Time: 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
Cost: $30 + $20 Material Fee
Instructor: Ken Nebel
FUNdamentals of Anatomy
Join us for a lesson in Anatomy! This one-day workshop will cover the fundamentals of creating accurate and realistic figure drawings using anatomical knowledge. The skeleton and major muscles of the human form will be covered.
Ages 13+
Sign up by no later than 1/22/19
Date: (Sat) 1/26
Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Cost: $60
Instructor: Jesus Quesada
NEW Classes for Kids!
Wednesday afternoon kid's classes resume on January 23. Classes are broken down into groups for 1st & 2nd graders, 3rd & 4th graders, and 5th & 6th graders. All registration is done online but FLAC staff can assist with anything you may need help with.
1st & 2nd Grade
January 23: Mosaic Magic with Jen Moss
Students will design and create a mosaic tile by gluing then grouting tiles on a variety of forms.

January 30: Lions with Susanne Harrison
Learn to draw and paint lions. Then create a finished painting with a bright colorful sunrise background on canvas board and a silhouette of lions.
3rd & 4th Grade
January 23: What is Symmetry? with Ellen Mancini
Learn by making giant butterflies, turtles, frogs, or other fun symmetrical images. Use folded paper, cut out an image, then challenge yourself to design symmetrical details for decoration. Complete with paint and/or marker. 

January 30: Shadow Puppets with Dee Homans What stories will the puppets make you tell? We’ll see.
5th & 6th Grade
January 23: Lions with Susanne Harrison
Learn to draw and paint lions. Then create a finished painting with a bright colorful sunrise background on canvas board and a silhouette of lions.

January 30: Snowman Painting with Ellen Mancini
Compose a favorite winter scene using a step-by-step method to incorporate a winter landscape with an adorable snow figure. Work with paint to complete a snowman with its own personality.
NEW Job Opportunities!
The Española Valley Fiber Arts Center is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of full time Executive Director.

The Fiber Arts Center, located in Española, is a 350 member-based organization that is dedicated to multi-generational education of local traditional and contemporary fiber arts. Its primary activities include offering adult and youth classes and workshops, production of 3 annual fiber arts shows, and running a retail operation. The full-time Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the organization's financial health, its programs, shows and events, the retail operation, fund acquisition and management, relations with donors, the Board, community and members, and implementing the strategic plan of the organization. The Director supervises 10 part-time staff and contract workers, and reports directly to the Board of Directors.
Just a Head's Up
Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and the Art Center will be closed.
May we see you soon in the snow, with faces smiling and creativity flowing.
Happy January everybody! May your 2019 be fabulous!
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