Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Intermediate Oil Pastel"
May 27-28, 2022
 

Oil pastels are not geared for the standard painter. The medium is geared for those who love to work with their hands. You mush, squash, push and blend with your fingertips. You carve, scrape and cut away with your palette knife. They are dynamic, vivid, versatile and extremely forgiving and will expand your range of artistic expression. Though open to all levels of experience, this two-day workshop assumes the student has a basic working knowledge of oil pastels. Three basic techniques will be reviewed prior to launching into the project. The Project: Landscape. Please bring a reference photo to work from.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Scott Turner, www.turneronlinegallery.com
Cost: $220 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Acrylic Landscape Painting"
June 23-25, 2022
 

Students will learn how to use the fast-drying properties of acrylic paints to their creative advantage. Basic concepts of color mixing, design, value, edges, and atmospheric perspective are thoroughly covered. Students will learn how to select a good reference photo and recognize the faults of working from photography. This workshop will be fun and explorative for those unaware of the acrylic medium's power and potential.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Edward Sprafkin, www.sprafkinart.com
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Abstracting the Landscape"
June 27-29, 2022
 

This 3-day course will cover all the basics of landscape painting, from deciding what to paint and creating a simple value pattern to finishing with exciting textures to keep your work painterly and exciting. Students will learn to see value and structure and create a compelling composition in the beginning. Next they will create a harmonizing color palette that allows freedom while painting yet guarantees a beautiful result. Plenty of tips on good studio practices and fun ways to abstract or subdue edges. Students may work in acrylic or oil and instructor will demo in both.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Linda Pullinsi, www.lindapullinsi.com
Cost: $330 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"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


"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


 

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