AIGA New Mexico Ornament Workshop: Glitter, Glue, and Beer

Our ornament-making workshop will be held at Duel Brewing's Belgian style brewery and taproom. Beer, wine, and food will be available for purchase.

Suggested donation: $5

A special thanks goes to Duel Brewing for hosting this event!

What we’ll make:
Come create your own fun, contemporary interpretations of holiday retablos and bateas to donate to AIGA New Mexico’s 2015 Ornament Auction!  As long as you make at least one for our winter fundraiser, any other creations from the day are yours to keep.

What to bring:
Supplies will be provided, including glitter, glue, ribbon, paint, and more.  Artist and instructor Angela Meron will also provide a selection of vintage holiday images and advertisements sized to fit your ornaments’ backgrounds for you to choose from.  Please feel free to bring your own wallet-sized image if you prefer.

 Please do bring one or two Altoids tins to work with for your ornament's backing.


About the artist:
Angela Meron  is a Las Vegas, New Mexico-based visual artist.  She writes of her collage and mixed media work: “The layering process is one I gravitate toward whether in mixed media, torn paper, digital images, sound or video. Layering allows elements of typography, calligraphy, photography, computer skills and applications—old and new—to enter the work…Trusting the process includes trusting the medium, the paint, the brush strokes, the colors, the collaged elements; the composition communicates.  Not everything has to be planned out in detail, but in this process, a language develops. Process is an essential part of art-making.”

Please help us in welcoming Angela to New Mexico at the workshop; she is originally from Iowa and now a professor at New Mexico Highlands University in the Media Arts & Technology Department.  Having spent much of her professional career in the print industry and graphic design, she also leads design courses and teaches private and academic art lessons.  She is a good friend of our 2015 Ornament Auction event hosts, GVG Contemporary (link to GVG site).  Our thanks to Angela and GVG for your support of AIGA New Mexico's winter fundraiser!

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be getting instruction from someone who says of her professional design work: "I design, I make plans, I create systems, I am involved in the creative process of producing forms and as I describe it, I make things look good. I am a problem-solver.”  We couldn’t agree more, Angela!  What great advocacy for the role of our industry.


All are welcome; join Facebook event to see who else is coming and to chime in on the conversation.

When & Where
Tue, Nov 30, -0001