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.  

    • May 29, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • June 01, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Corrales Arts Center
    • 5
    This 2-session class will incorporate important elements of Basic Floral Design, including choosing vases/containers, conditioning/care of flowers, selecting flowers, composing an arrangement, and choosing colors for an arrangement. In the first session the instructor will explain and demonstrate the above elements in arrangements she completes during the class.  In the second session students will make their own arrangements- bringing their own vase/container(s) and flowers.  Students are invited to display their arrangements during an artist's reception for "Art in Bloom" on June 2nd from 2-4, also the same day as the Corrales Garden Tour.  Please join us for the fun and informative class!  

    INSTRUCTOR: Patricia (Patty) Kruger is an award-winning New Mexico Artist, working in many media.  She received her Floral Design instruction, primarily through the SANTA FE GARDEN CLUB.  It is part of the Garden Club of America (GCA),  national organization with 200 member clubs.  While living in Santa Fe, she was a member and participated in Regional Flower Shows.  The shows had “themes” and members were judged on their designs.  Since that time, she has designed floral arrangements for weddings and many other events.  Her art career has enhanced her understanding of color and composition in all media, including floral design, which is one of her favorites.  

    TUITION:  $99 CAC Members $110 Non Members.  

    Materials Fee:  $20 payable to the instructor

    • June 04, 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • June 25, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Corrales Arts Center
    • 19

    Students will learn the basics of social ballroom dancing - including dance etiquette, music recognition, and various social dancing patterns.  They will be exposed to fundamental ballroom dance styles such as waltz, foxtrot, rumba, cha-cha, and swing. 


    INSTRUCTOR: Jason Olona received his DVIDA American Ballroom Dance certification in 2012 and has competed and performed in various ballroom dance competitions, productions, and companies over the years.  He taught ballroom professionally for 2 years and now teaches science at Sandia High School.

    TUITION:  $54 CAC Members, $60 Non Members

    • June 06, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • June 27, 2019
    • 11:30 AM
    • Corrales Arts Center
    • 8

    Using pencils, charcoal and good drawing paper, students will gain an understanding of elements of art: line, shape, contrast and texture, including the basics of perspective. The human form will also be explored.

    Session 1: Use of pencil to develop many shades of black to represent 3-D form; outline drawing, contour drawing, timed drawing

    Session 2: Basic perspective drawing; developing a landscape based on a photo

    Session 3: Drawing what you see

    Session 4: Basics of the human form

    INSTRUCTOR: Dee Link received her bachelor’s degree in art education from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in printing technology from Pittsburg State University. She has taught K-12 art, and college level classes using many mediums and photography. After retiring from teaching she was a docent at the Spencer Art Museum at KU, staying in touch with young people and older adults by discussing art through the ages. Drawing was her favorite medium from childhood, always drawing from nature. She now works extensively with watercolor.

    TUITION:  $72 CAC Members, $80 Non Members

    Suitable for kids age 16 and up.  

    • June 08, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • June 15, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Corrales Arts Center
    • 6

    With an iPhone and/or iPad, a few apps and two Saturday mornings, you can learn to transform your photos into works of art. In this workshop we’ll use a an iPhone/iPad app to capture our images. Then, with editing, compositing, painting, sketching and filter apps we’ll make an artistic selfie, an elegant still life and an atmospheric landscape suitable for printing and framing. A working knowledge of Photoshop is helpful but not necessary.

    INSTRUCTOR: Carol Mell is an award winning photographer and digital artist who received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Dance from The Juilliard School. Originally from a small town in Oregon, she is still fascinated by the scenes and stories of rural life in the West.

    As a supplement to her intense photo encaustic practice she has studied photo capture and editing on her iPhone and iPad for several years. She has discovered that iPhoneography lends itself to spontaneity, innovation and play.

    TUITION:  Non members $135, CAC members $121.50.  Materials fee of about $25 for camera apps such as Camera+, image editing apps like Snapseed, Paint and Sketch apps like Photo Sketch, Color and Texture layer apps like Repix, and special effects apps like Snow Daze.  Supply list will be sent upon registration.

    Class limited to 6 adults. 

    • July 20, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Corrales Arts Center
    • 7

    Students will learn the reverse painting on glass technique using paint markers, acrylic paint, and faux gold leaf.  A variety of images/patterns will be available.  Results are beautiful, luminous, and easy! All students will create at least one piece to take home. This fun class is for all levels of artistic ability (including no experience) as well as kids from 10 and up.  Class is from 9 am - 5 pm and includes a lunch break.  Time spent in the class is dependent on the student's choice of pattern and its complexity. 

    INSTRUCTOR: Karen Smart is an iconographer currently living in Santa Fe.  She specializes in egg tempera and gold leaf, creating traditional icons.  She offers classes, workshops, private instruction, and studio tours.  Karen's art will be in the Corrales Arts Studio Tour in May.  For more information about Karen go to her website at

    TUITION:  $135 CAC Members, $150 Non Members.  

    Materials Fee:  $35 payable to the instructor

    Suitable for kids age 10 and up.  

    • July 26, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Corrales Arts Center
    • 8

    This is a great introduction to the pastel medium through music and fun in an informal setting while sipping wine. The first 30 minutes is dedicated to the basics of soft pastels – from handling to stroking and mark making.  The latter portion is a collaborative playtime with timed musical arts. Tuition includes wine!  

    INSTRUCTOR:  Susan Roden.  Susan is an award winning Distinguished Pastelist and juried member of the Catharine Lorrilard Wolfe Art Club of New York.  She has exhibited nationally and her art was featured in Pastel Artist International Magazine. Susan has taught previously with the UCSD Extension, Oasis Albuquerque, and the San Diego Museum of Art. She is the current president of the Pastel Society of NM, is the artistic associate of AUX Dog Theatre, and a member of Women’s Entrepreneurs of NM.  

    TUITION:  $36 CAC Members, $40 Non Members.  Materials fee of $15 includes take-home pastels.   

    • August 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • August 24, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Corrales Arts Center
    • 7

    Introduction and advanced practice in this Japanese brush painting art form. It takes only a little time to learn the basic strokes and once learned it takes practice to perfect them. This course will include both as learning through practice. We will begin with simple strokes that result in flowers, grasses, and leaves. We will progress to addition of trees, bamboo, rocks, and birds. We will end with full landscapes including mountains, streams, and lakes.  The class meets for three sessions August 10, 17, and 24 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.  Each session builds in skill and practice each week.  

    INSTRUCTOR: George Leone has taught Sumi-e painting through Continuing Education at UNM for the past 10 years. He has practiced sumi-e painting since 1971.

    For additional information download this file:  Sumi-e Syllabus Material List for CAC_updated 7.2.18.docxher

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