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Watercolor, 9"x12" Peaches

Here are the Watercolor Demonstrations paintings for the North Valley Senior Center Classes. The next water Color Classes are October 2018 with a concentration of NM landscape painting. See the Activites Calendar for the City of Albuquerque Senior Centers, become a member and Sign up for Classes. Art Classes are fee-based and materials are provided. Elaine Cimino’s Classes offers people a chance to experience a range of media and learn drawing skills and basic foundation to inform whatever medium they want to pursue. No experience necessary. intermediate classes offered as well.

Watercolor, 9″x12″ Glass with Flower

Watercolor, 12″x9″ slice of Watermelon

Watercolor, 9″x12″ Peaches

Watercolor, 12″x9″ Bowl of Cherries

Demo Paintings Series Showing

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Demo Painting Series — this is a series of acrylic landscape paintings prepared for a home exhibit for realtors, designers and their clientele. The paintings were done as demonstration paintings while teaching landscape and still life painting. The showings will be in the East Mountains Oct 16th & 17th. The paintings are centered around points of interest and places in NM. Paintings are 10″x8″ on canvas framed and matted 11×14.

Vivid colors juxtaposed against warm and cool hues, mixed with a complimentary pallete, bring the landscape alive and gives one a sense of place in New Mexico.  Shape, form, texture, all plays an integral part of the artworks.

Invited to the Courage Kenny Foundation Fundraiser Exhibit

Mar 7, 2015


In:Announcements, Giclee Prints

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Elaine Cimino has been invited to exhibit a painting at the Courage Kenny Foundation fundraiser exhibition in Minneapolis, MN on April 30th 2015. Sister Kenny was the pioneer of the physical therapy muscle re-education method. As an artist living with chronic leg condition Elaine Cimino has benefited from the techniques that Sister Kenny established. The framed  10″x20″giclee print “When life serves you lemons” will be displayed and will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds going to the foundation and the artist. Find out more about sister Kenny at this link.…/…/

Those wishing to purchase a print can go to shop on The prints are a limited archival edition of 25. The print in the Courage Kenny Exhibition is the Artist Proof. The cost of the print on website does not included shipping, handling, matting and framing. You must specify what you would like at the time of the order. The typical costs for this service runs $150.00 – $200.00 depending on where it ships and what type of frame. This price includes a standard black frame.

Elaine Cimino wishes to give back to the communities that have help those in need and from which she benefited from in the past. The giclee print, “When life serves you lemons” was originally painted in 2012 for the Sawmill Land Trust fundraiser, it was purchased for a private collection.  The original painting is on a door slab painted in oil.  The still life is of lemons, a fruit basket, a pitcher and a glass of lemonade. The motifs are from her tablecloths and plants. Ms. Cimino is an avid gardener.


Upcoming Spring 2013 Art Workshops in ABQ

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Study of Georgia Okeefe painting usine Pastel and Watercolor

There are several classes being offered for adults at the North Valley and Highland Senior Centers. Please see our web page and sign up. You can pay for the class online or come to class and pay. Please remember to sign up if you are interested. We try to have at least 3 people and the  limit is 8 people per class. Classes may cancel if we do not have the attendance needed. Whether you are experienced or a beginner you are welcome. Depending on the experience of the class each lesson will be geared towards the students interest. → Read more

Reminder Children’s Born To Draw Saturday Morning Art Classes

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Register for Born to Draw on Saturday Mornings at UNM Continuing Education Art ExhibitionsBlogChildren’s Art EducationChildren’s Classes, January 5, 2013 Registration for the Born to Draw Saturday Morning Classes First Session Begins January 26th Born to Draw Saturday Mornings 2 sessions:  Total length of class time 2 hours including set up and clean upSession 1: January 26 – March 2, 2012 10 am – 12 noonSession 2: March 23            – April 27, 2012 10 am – 12 noon 

Course Proposal and Syllabus: 

Session 1

Born to Draw: A Children’s Drawing Program

The Born to Draw program is designed for children in grades K-6th. The Children’s Spring Workshop will be for children 7-11 years of age. The course is designed to teach observational drawing though shape relationships. The students will learn formal elements of drawing such as mark making, line, shape, placement, angels, textures, value, color, and perspective. Session A runs from January 26 to March 2, 2013

Each class is geared for the child to complete a drawing within the allotted 40-50 minutes or less time frame. The Born to Draw Step-by-Step Drawing program features animals and still life. Children should know basic shapes of the square, triangle, circle and oval. I encourage parents to have their children attend both sessions. Session B runs from March 23 to April 27

The classes will be offered for two 50-minute sessions with a five-minute break and time for set up and clean up included in the class.  Total length of class time is 2 hours.

Drawing and Art Techniques

Depending on the age and the child’s development and skill levels, it is possible to evolve into another session for a continuum of developing drawing skills.  Throughout the class the children will experiment with different media that include watercolor, color pencil,  pen and ink.

Painting by Cezanne Still Life – 1890-94 oil on canvas

Session 2

Drawing Still Life

Drawing from 3D objects increases your children’s knowledge of the effects of light on form, volume and line. Observational drawing teaches one to learn to see. Students will work with still-life setups, start with simple materials and compositions, then move to more complicated media exploring textures and concepts. This is a great class to begin studies in art or to improve drawing skills.

Painting of Giorgio Morandi Modern still life

In this session the students will be introduced to great master artists like Cezanne, Matisse, Morandi, O’Keeffe and Steir.

The second session builds on the first session, however, all beginning drawers are welcome.  Beginners who have not had the Born to Draw classes’ prior will start with the curriculum of the first session.

17544 Born to Draw: A Children’s Drawing Program (ages 7-11), Section A Tuition: $160.00 Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; 6 sessions starting January 26, 2013, ending March 2, 2013  Location: CE South Building   Instructor: Cimino    Materials Cost: $0.00  Available Discounts Available 11/26/2012 17544 Born to Draw: A Children’s Drawing Program (ages 7-11), Section B Tuition: $160.00 Saturday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm; 6 sessions starting March 23, 2013, ending April 27, 2013  Location: CE South Building   Instructor: Cimino    Materials Cost: $0.00  Available Discounts Available 3/23/2013

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Reminder Painting with Soft Chalk Pastels Classes with Elaine Cimino

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Expand your creativity! Take art classes and learn skills that will be with you for a life-time. This art class covers color theory and painting techniques in soft chalk pastels. You learn about papers and various drawing techniques. Beginners welcomed. If you are experienced or have taken previous classes please bring your art work to class to show me what you would like to work on for this session.

Autumn in the Rockies

Reminder classes begin on Tuesday. Please contact Elaine Cimino on the website to register. This Class is a workshop setting.

Where: North Valley Senior Center

Times: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Days: Tuesdays January 8th – January 29th  (3 classes) 

Cost: $45.00

Other: Materials List available Online

Register:  Online registration Available

THE WORLD´S FIRST INTERNATIONAL TEACHING ARTIST CONFERENCE SEANSE ART CENTER is proud to present the first international conference to focus on TEACHING ARTISTRY.   We invite artists, arts educators, administrators and interested professionals from all over the world to join us for an unprecedented three days of inquiry into this worldwide phenomenon, this rich opportunity, this growing trend.  WITH: ERIC BOOTH (USA), ANNA CUTLER(UNITED KINGDOM), GIGI ANTONI (USA), GRACE GACHOCHA (TANZANIA),  AMANDINA LIHAMBA (TANZANIA), HILARY EASTON (USA),  SARAH JOHNSON (USA), JUAN FELIPE MOLANO (COLOMBIA), JUAN ANTONIO CUELLAR (COLOMBIA), MARIT MOLTU (NORWAY), ANNE BAMFORD (UNITED KINGDOM), BRAD HASEMAN (AUSTRALIA), JOHANNES JONER (NORWAY) AND MARIT ULVUND (NORWAY)   The conference will take place at: The House of Literature August 29 -31, 2012 Oslo, Norway → Read more

I would love to attend these classes. If you can afford it you should do it. – The Constant Learner- Elaine Cimino

What You Will Learn

Deepen your understanding of how learning takes place in and through the arts. Examine the role of engagement, connections, collaborations and communities in learning.

Presented in collaboration with The Silk Road Project Inc.

What You Will Learn

Deepen your understanding of how learning takes place in and through the arts. Examine the role of engagement, connections, collaborations and communities in learning. → Read more

press release

June 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m. EDT

Ovation And Americans For The Arts Kick Off $110,000 Innovation Grant Program Online Application Process Now Open

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Continuing its quest to recognize the role artists play in revitalizing their communities, Ovation, the only network dedicated to art, artists and all forms of artistic storytelling, has partnered with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading organization for advancing the arts and arts education, and has opened the online application process for its new national grant program, innOVATION. The online submission site, available at , will be accepting applications for the inaugural innOVATION Grant Program until 5p.m. ET on July 31, 2012. → Read more

Watercolor Classes for all levels of experience are being offered by Elaine Cimino at the Highland Senior Center, Albuquerque, NM

Costs: 8 lessons for $75.00 You will keep the supplies. Instructor will supply paper. Payment Methods: Cash, Check, SASE in center office or Paypal ecimino10(at)gmail(dot)com Total cost is $100.00. In case of a class cancellation due to illness there will be one makeup class given that is dependent on facility availability. This class builds on the other classes offered in this series. Where: Highland Senior Center Dates: July 7th to August 25th Times: Saturday Mornings 10am – until Noon Other: 8 week class to learn how to paint with watercolors. The classes will concentrate on painting still-life of fruit, vegetables, flowers and other still life objects. The goal of the class will be to build a portfolio of your images that will contribute to a book of poetry, greeting cards and/or a calendar.

July 7th Begins a new session Scan UR Code to Register For Classes or The drop down window has class offerings

Chakra #2 from the Chakra Series