Art programs and art news
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: The Southwest Wind Dance 2010

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: The Southwest Wind Dance 2010
Wondering how to get started on a career as an artist?  Whether you’re looking for information on drawing programs, paint programs, or other types of art programs, there are a lot of options to consider. Some of the ideas listed here are more traditional educational venues set in a studio or classroom; others are online workshops and tutorials offered by museums and learning institutions as well as individual artists. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Art Cantina
Art Cantina connects those who want to learn the visual arts with those who want to teach. You'll find real-life instructors, hands-on workshops, art schools and art centers in your hometown, where you travel, and on-line for virtual lessons.  

Artists Network University
Online courses that cover many mediums and techniques, from painting with acrylics to drawing instruction and oil painting techniques. Artist’s Network University offers art classes online in four-week, instructor-guided classes that “meet” on the web. All experience and skill levels. Not free, but not crazy expensive.

Santa Fe Community College School of Art, Design and Media Arts
Art classes in a wide range of disciplines, including Architectural and Interior Design, Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Fashion, Film, Gallery Management, Media Arts, Performing Arts, Photography, Sculpture.

Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education
Offers short classes and workshops as a pathway for learning something new. Includes several art topics such as painting, woodworking, jewelry making, etc.

UNM Art Department Degree Programs
Offers BFA and BA undergraduate degrees in Studio Art, the BA and a Post Baccalaureate Licensure in Art Education and a BA in Art History. The MFA degree is offered in Studio; an MA can be pursued in Art Education; and the MA and PhD degrees are possible in Art History.

UNM Continuing Education
For beginners as well as long time artists, experienced instructors will work with you to maximize your skills. They offer classes and instruction for all levels of experience.

Museum of Modern Art
Explore a variety of perspectives and topics related to modern and contemporary art at your own pace. Original materials include films featuring artists, educators, curators and others, along with text, audio, images, and digital resources. Explore MoMA’s self-guided online courses or join a larger community of learners in one of MoMA’s free instructor-led Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Coursera.

Skillshare is an online learning community offering lots of free classes in many art fields, including photography, drawing, painting, digital illustration, etc.

The Virtual Instructor
“Online source for high-quality art lessons. Whether you are an artist, an aspiring artist, a student, a teacher, want art instruction at home, or if you are just curious - we have a tutorial for you. Some of these tutorials require membership, but many of the tutorials are free.”

Art News
If you’re looking for news about the art world – info on what’s going on in the art market, reviews of exhibitions, and the like – here are a few options for you to check out.

Art Daily Artnet
ARTnews The Art Newspaper