UNM Los Alamos

Arts, Crafts, and Music

Arts, Crafts, and Music

Basics of Singing for Adults

Anyone with the inclination to do so can learn to sing! This class will teach the basics of healthy vocal production, breathing techniques, proper posture, and performance practices. Methods for feeling comfortable when singing in front of a group and exercises to help conquer performance anxiety will be covered. Students will work on a solo and do group singing.
Students are encouraged to bring a smartphone or some other recording device to class. 
Jun 6 - Jun 27 | TUE 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Melissa Riedel-Espinoza | $80 | Register


Intro to Watercolor Pencils

Paint with watercolor pencils! Watercolor pencils combine drawing and painting in a manner that no other medium can replicate. While they look and perform the same as regular colored pencils, the magic happens when water is added, transforming the pencils and causing them to behave like watercolor paint.
Students must purchase supplies separately. A list will be provided upon registration. 
Jul 22 | SAT 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Susanne Harrison | $55 | Register


The Universality of the New Mexico Colcha Stitch: from Central Asia, the Iberian Peninsula and Northern New Mexico

Explore the journey of the simple and elegant New Mexico colcha stitch and the provenance of the designs. Join us for a presentation followed by a colcha stitching workshop. Participants will learn how to embroider the New Mexico colcha stitch using various textile backgrounds and yarn. At the end of the workshop, the participants should know how to prepare and stitch their own colcha embroidery project.
Material and yarn will be furnished. Students should bring a paper pad, pen and pencil, embroidery hoop no larger than four inches, a ruler, small scissors, and a sense of humor. 
Jun 14 | WED 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Monique Durham | $25 | Register


Watercolor: Beyond the Basics

Learn how to achieve a balanced composition in watercolor paintings by studying the relationships between shape and color and integrate a variety of watercolor painting techniques to create more elaborate paintings.
Students must purchase supplies separately. A list will be provided upon registration. 
Jun 8 - Jun 22 | THUR 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Susanne Harrison | $65 | Register