2014 CLASS SCHEDULE

Bead It Forward with Cheri Atkinson: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays January through February. $5 per session.

Creative Clay with Cheri Atkinson: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25

Art Appreciation with Trudy Farrell: Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1

Viking Knitting with Catherine Thomas-Kemp: 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8

Chain Maille with general member Lou Mancel: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 15.

Origami Crane Folding with Kathy Johansen: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 1

Lampworking with Betty Reed: 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6

Mosaics with guest artist Janet Grenawalt: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12 and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 13. $60 for returning mosaic students with nippers. $80 for new students who need nippers. Materials are provided.

Fabric treatment/embellishment with Elaine Bakkensen: 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3 and noon to 4 p.m. May 5

Creating and Exploring Personal Imagery with Trudy Farrell

Sumi-e with Trudy Farrell: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays June 3 through 12

Color, Learn and Play with Trudy Farrell: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays July 9 through 18

Cold Connections with guest artist Becky Burt: Tuesday August 12 and Wednesday August 13

Soldering with Catherine: Saturday, Sept. 6

Simple beaded ornament with Cheri Atkinson: Thursday, Nov. 6

More classes will be added as the year develops

Registration: Registration begins Jan. 6. Register in person from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at Three Rivers Art Center or by mailing a check to TRAC, PO Box 2073, Farmington, NM 87499. Full payment is due two weeks before the start date of the class. Payments are non-refundable.

More information: 505-716-7660

FARMINGTON — Over the past year, Three Rivers Art Center has provided various learning opportunities for community members.

These workshops are part of the center's outreach goals and art promotion, Trudy Farrell, one of the collective's members, said.

In addition to promoting art, the workshops help the artists who display at the gallery gain more notice.

"Teaching it brings more people into the gallery," Farrell said.

Each year, the center offers about a dozen classes in various mediums. In 2013, these classes included Batik and sumi-e workshops, an encaustics class, watercolor demonstrations, beading, drums and a workshop known as creative playtime, which focused on collages.

"Bougainvillea Blossoms" a painting by Trudy Farrell is displayed at Three Rivers Art Center in July in Farmington. Farrell will teach classes on
"Bougainvillea Blossoms" a painting by Trudy Farrell is displayed at Three Rivers Art Center in July in Farmington. Farrell will teach classes on various art techniques at Three Rivers Art Center in Farmington during 2014. (Daily Times photo)

Farrell, who led sumi-e workshops in 2013 and will lead multiple classes in 2014, said her favorite of the 2013 classes was a watercolor class led by Durango artist Ann Smith. She said she feels fortunate the center was able to offer a class by Smith.

"She doesn't just do that every day," Farrell said.

Farrell described Smith as an amazing painter with a lot to offer.

Each year, the center tries to bring in as many guest artists as possible. Smith was one of these guest artists in 2013, along with local encaustic artist Michael Billie and Carl Purcell a watercolor artist from Manti, Utah.

In 2014, Farrell said she is looking forward to "Cold Connections," a workshop lead by guest artist Becky Burt, who is coming to Farmington from Louisiana.

Burt is a metal artist who will teach stamping and connecting without soldering.

The class, which is scheduled for Aug. 12 and 13, will be the second class Burt has taught at the art center and Farrell is happy to have her returning.

"A lot of our artists learned a lot from her," Farrell said.

Hannah Grover covers news, arts and religion for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 and hgrover@daily-times.com. Follow her @hmgrover on Twitter.