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2013 Registration for Pueblo Watercolor Class
Registration fee for 2013 Pueblo Watercolor class with Mallery Quetawki, Zuni Pueblo
N/ASales ended 03-26-2013 06:00PM
2012 Pueblo Artist Workshop Series
Pueblo Watercolor class with Mallery Quetawki, Zuni Pueblo
Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout the month of April 2013 | $155
Workshop Description: This class is a basic introduction to several varieties of techniques and mediums. Drawing, color, watercolor, acrylic, and portfolio making will be introduced in each class. Each student will be introduced to the concepts and techniques of each medium with the opportunity for peer critique at the beginning of each class. Each student will be assigned take home projects to be completed by the next meeting. The final class will have opportunities for those that wish to advance in their artistic endeavors such as building portfolios, artist statements, framing and display of finished work and ways in which to enhance your artisan experience whether it be art shows or continued art classes. This class is for the beginner, the intermediate or the just plain curious. *Some supplies will be needed for the class.
BIO: Mallery Quetawki is a tribal member of the Pueblo of Zuni in Zuni, New Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Art Studio in the Summer of 2009 from the University of New Mexico. As an artist, Quetawki evokes the powerful history of her people through her art. Her works include traditional and non-traditional Zuni art such as: Pottery, sash belt weaving, drawing, painting, and other forms of crafts. She received her traditional pottery techniques during high school from Mr. Gabriel Paloma (Zuni) and also during her collegiate years under the mentorship of Mr. Clarence Cruz (Ohkay Owingeh). Other noted teachers and mentors are Mr. Herrin Othole (Zuni) where he taught her 4 years of high school art and Ms. Vera Sprunt from the University of New Mexico whom taught and mentored her in Advanced Drawing and beyond. Her creations pay homage to her culture by portraying ancient symbols and designs throughout her work. An important goal of hers is to combine traditional and contemporary Native American art and make it work successfully as one. Her roots are traditional but with modern influences. She hones several signature styles and designs one of which is the storyteller owl pottery. In both her 3-D and 2-D works she also uses cross-hatching as a signature mark for her work. Other motifs widely seen in her products are butterflies, rosettes, and the rain bird. Quetawki is currently living and working as an artist as well as a student. She recently completed a permanent display mural at the main entrance to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque. Other noted works is a set titled "What Makes a Zuni?" also on permanent display at the Zuni Indian Health Service hospital in Blackrock, NM. There is also a collaborative display called the Zuni Map Art Project at the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage center in the heart of Zuni where she also has an oil depiction of the Grand Canyon area and its importance to Zuni tradition. The Map Art Project was featured in a documentary done by National Geographic on an episode of Wild Chronicles.