Along with art classes we also host house concerts, an art gallery, art receptions, community meetings, and members-only salons.  Check out our calendar to see upcoming events, and to register and pay online.  Our  Events Calendar also reflects arts and cultural events going on in Corrales. Please contact the organization directly for more information. 

Upcoming events

    • February 22, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • January 24, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Corrales Arts Center

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    Painting can be an amazing pursuit, but can also be quite lonely.  CAC now offers FREE Open Studio Space for its members.  Imagine having three hours on Friday mornings to devote to your art - to paint/draw in the company of other artists in a casual, supportive setting.  Music, coffee, and treats too!  A safe place to share ideas, get suggestions for problem paintings, and share knowledge and techniques with others to enhance your work. Each session ends with a 45-minute group critique if you choose to participate.  This group has been meeting informally for the past year, and is now expanding to CAC members.  Feel free to drop in, or come on a regular basis.  Just be sure to RSVP 24 hours in advance to reserve your art table.  Limited to water media, pastels, colored pencils, charcoals, etc. (no oils due to ventilation.)  Max of 10 adults.  Some experience with your media is required, but all levels are invited.  This is not a class, and there is no instructor.  It is open studio time.  Please write to info@corralesartscenter with any questions you have about joining the group.  

    Please RSVP each and every Friday that you wish to attend. Clicking the RSVP link will set up an email for you addressed to Tina Stallard.  Please type in the Subject line "RSVP for Open Studio."  If you are new to the group please type in your name and phone number in the body of the email.   

    A 24-hour notice is required.  

    • September 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • November 25, 2019
    • 8:30 PM
    • Corrales Arts Center
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    In an effort to learn to “DRAW,” as Artists, we must learn to “SEE.”  Students will learn how to engage the “creative” or “right” side of their brains.  At first, it may seem like an impossible challenge, but very quickly, they will realize that it is an awesome “tool,” which each of us has.  We will use as a reference, the book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,” by Betty Edwards.  We will study the following:  Line; Edges; Negative Space; Value; and Texture.  Together, they complete a “drawing.”  You will be encouraged to do drawing exercises at home, as well as in class.  Demonstration of techniques will be presented and included in the learning process.  You will be amazed at your accomplishments!  Don’t allow “anxiety” to keep you from taking this class.  Join us and learn something “FUN” and “NEW!”

    Cost: Non-Members - $225, CAC Members - $202.50

    Materials Fee: $35 - Due at first class

    Class Dates:

    September 9, September 16, September 23, September 30, October 7, November 4, November 18, November 25


    Classes Hours:  6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

    Instructor: Patricia Kruger
    Patricia (Patty) Kruger is an award-winning, published New Mexico Artist, working in many media.  She was first inspired by a hand-painted plate in her Grandmother’s China Cabinet.  After moving to Santa Fe 31 years ago, she registered to take the Class, “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain,” at the Santa Fe Community College.  It literally changed her life!  After dedicating two years to the study of Drawing, Design, and Color, she began taking Painting Instruction Classes.  She has studied with many renowned Artists, and now works in Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Porcelain, Mixed Media, Pastel, Photography, and the design of one-of-a-kind Beaded Jewelry.  A friend recently asked her if she, “does anything that is not artistic,” to which she answered, “probably not!”  Art pervades her life!

    • December 07, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Corrales Arts Center, 4940 Corrales Rd. Corrales NM 87048
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     This class will be held at the Corrales Arts Center

    located at 4940 Corrales Rd. Corrales NM 87048.

    Topics This Class Will Cover Include:

    Light: Light, is what photography is all about. This class will cover tips on finding the good light and how to avoid the bad light. When taking “people pictures” you can almost always find good light if you know how to do it. For landscapes and scenic photos it’s a different story. Numerous examples will be presented regarding finding the right light for your subject.

    Composition: Identifying what makes a good versus a bad composition in photography will be integrated throughout the class.

    Focus: There art tricks to learn when focusing and trying to get sharp photos. For “people pictures” throwing the background out of focus is often essential. Achieving these tricks and more will be explained.

    Q&A: Learn how to know when to choose between color vs black and white.

    Prints: Learn methods to help you choose between printing on paper, canvas or metal.

    Camera Equipment: It is more about the quality of the light and the knowledge of the photographer, than it is about the equipment. This class will address the difference between a camera phone and an expensive camera.

    • December 07, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Corrales Arts Center 4940 Corrales Rd. Corrales NM 87048
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