Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Fundamentals of Landscape Painting"
July 7-9, 2022
 

Learning to paint is all about seeing. Through direct observation we see shapes, colors and texture. Once we learn to recognize these observations (actually see what we are looking at) we can begin to emulate these forms in a more accurate way. Representational painting focuses on seeing, i.e. What color is it? How light - how dark? What size is it? Students will learn to answer these basic questions and turn those answers into brush marks, taking your work to the next level. Be ready to work and learn and have fun doing it!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Paul Steele, www.paulsteelefineart.com
Cost: $350 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"For the Birds: Interpreting Photos to Create Contemporary Impressionist Paintings"
July 13-15, 2022
 

Learn to make beautiful paintings by using loose, vibrant and confident brush strokes to create energy and movement. The emphasis will be on shapes, values, composition, color temperature, edges, textures and color harmony. There will be a demo and plenty of individual attention throughout the three-day workshop. Participants will be encouraged to interpret rather than just copy photos. Photo reference will be provided or students can bring their own. Come have fun and be inspired!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Vanya Allison, www.vanyaallison.com
Cost: $350 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Keys to Color Choices in Landscape Painting"
July 18-20, 2022
 

To create a successful landscape painting, artists factor in lots of information, both about the scene and their painting goals. Good color choices are central to that mix! In this class, students will learn how to select the color groups that best represent the location, season, and time of day, but also the feelings they want to express in their landscape painting. Ways to orchestrate and build various harmonies that pull the colors together will be explored to help students achieve their paintings’ color goals. Come get inspired with practical and efficient strategies that are easily applied and make the painting experience more comfortable and enjoyable. David demonstrates in oils, but acrylic painters are welcome.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: David Flitner, www.davidflitner.com
Cost: $350 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"More Than What We See: Color, Abstraction, Representation"
July 22-23, 2022
 

Explore an approach to painting that frees you from rules and embraces chance. This workshop will explore experimental painting approaches that can be applied to both representation and abstraction; great for the artist interested in representational abstraction.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Anton Nowels, www.antonnowels.com
Cost: $220 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Drawing the Figurative Subject"
July 25-27, 2022
 

In this three-day class, students will learn various drawing techniques from an accomplished draftsman and figure painter. Students will learn how to accurately measure the proportions of the head and figure while working from the model. Line, shape, and tonal relationships will be explored through exercises designed to strengthen anatomical understanding and the rendering of the forms of the subject. Students will be encouraged to work in a variety of drawing mediums and will be exposed to a variety of techniques for their application and use. Students may draw on white, toned, or black paper with charcoal, graphite, conte, or pastel. Length of pose will vary. Join us if you would like to draw this engaging subject from life!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Cost: $375 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting Pollinators"
July 27-29, 2022
 

The Sonoran Southwest is full of gorgeous flowers that need pollinators. This class will discuss and observe bees and hummingbirds. Using simple techniques students will first learn to break the subject down into simple shapes and draw more accurately. Then multiple layers of color will be used to add vibrancy and sparkle!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Devon Meyer, www.devonmeyerartist.com
Cost: $160 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Beginning Oil Pastel"
July 29, 2022
 

Oil pastels are probably the most misunderstood and underappreciated medium there is. The truth is: Oil pastels are dynamic, vivid, versatile, and extremely forgiving. They will expand your range of artistic expression. The medium is geared for those who love to work with their hands. You mush, squash, push and blend with your fingertips as well as apply texture, carve, scrape and cut away with a palette knife. This workshop teaches three basic techniques for creating everything from photo realistic portraits to lush landscapes to eye popping abstracts, but the focus is on landscapes. By the end of the day, you may even drop oil or acrylic paints altogether and join the growing number of converts to this wonderful medium.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Scott Turner, www.turneronlinegallery.com
Cost: $110 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


 

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