Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"More Than A Likeness - Watercolor And Mixed Media at Tanque Verde Ranch"
June 4-8, 2018
 

Discover an approach to painting that balances sharp, focused detail with simple, understated suggestion, engaging the viewer in a painting that goes beyond simply a likeness to the subject. We will use watercolor and combine it with ink, charcoal, gesso and gouache to extract more from our subject than a simple likeness. We will examine the importance of composition, planning, editing and adjusting our subject while maintaining a loose informal approach. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels. I will supply subject matter, do at least two demonstration paintings each day after which I will come around and give assistance to each student. We will work hard, have a lot of fun and discover an exciting new approach to painting!
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Instructor: John Lovett
Cost: $800
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email, (715) 747-2054


"Watercolor Sketching for Beginners"
June 9-10, 2018
 

Shop my supply list to buy your portable notebook, watercolor palette, and brushes. Bring everything to class and learn how to use this expressive medium. Watercolors operate very differently than oil or pastel. A lot of the fun is in how you let the colors dry and flow. This class welcomes the new and the beginning watercolorist. We will break down the different techniques of watercolor into simple steps. Then, we will learn how to apply them in real situations. This way, when you take your next trip, you can pack your watercolor kit for painting on the go.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Amery Bohling, www.amerybohling.com
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Watercolor Portraits from Life"
July 9-10, 2018
 

In this 2-day workshop, Annette will guide students through her practical approach for drawing and painting the portrait in watercolor working from a live model. Annette will cover how to draw a convincing head through observation of facial structure, features, and shadow pattern. She will also explain materials, techniques for handling color, mixing flesh tones, brushwork, and controlling edges. Also discussed will be, understanding water to paint ratio, and how to control the medium when painting vertically. There will be a demo each morning with time for students to draw and paint in the afternoon. This class is geared toward having fun, sharpening drawing skills, and painting expressively in watercolor.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Annette Smith, www.annettesmithfineart.com
Cost: $300 + $35 model fee
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Watercolor Unleashed! Watercolor on Canvas"
July 27-28, 2018
 

Watercolor canvas and multi-media canvas have been around for many years. Explore techniques to conquer this exciting and challenging watercolor support that allows framing without glass or mat. Painting methods – both traditional and non-traditional – will be presented during the workshop. Students will learn to use minimal “acrylic underpinnings” to set the stage for vibrant colors in their paintings and pave the way for loose watercolor washes on the canvas. (The minimal fluid acrylic needed will be provided.) A landscape scene will be used for the demo painting and a photo will be provided for use, but students are welcome to paint from their own reference material. There will be demos, instruction at all levels, critiques and lots of painting time.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Julie Gilbert Pollard, www.juliegilbertpollard.com
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Watercolor Fun and Free at Tanque Verde Ranch"
November 26-30, 2018
 

Watercolor Fun and Free is a motivational workshop for beginning, as well as experienced painters. Karlyn offers enthusiastic, informational demonstrations and gives individual help enriched by sharing her original finished work. She is an upbeat instructor, who helps the students cultivate a loose, free style of working. She teaches with tireless energy and her high-spirited humorous teaching style makes beginners feel comfortable and challenges the advanced student. The real emphasis is on each student’s individual expression and development of their own painting style. The week will feature floral, landscape and abstract themes. Every day will begin with a demonstration, followed by individual help. Every painting will be critiqued.
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Instructor: Karlyn Holman
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Website, email, (715) 747-2054


 

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