WORKSHOPS

 
 

New-Fangled Doodling/Universal Geometry

Instructor: Instructor: George Shively

 

Transform your casual doodles and scribbles into spectacular colored pencil paintings. Bring forth the hidden abstract beauty contained in an unintentional series of lines and markings. This technique is a great way to loosen up your artistic thinking and go outside the box while still having control of the project. The final piece will become a full-blown colored pencil abstraction. Friendly helpful instruction.

George Shively received his educational and artistic training in the Cleveland, Ohio area. He graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a degree in Industrial Design. He also received a degree in Education from Case Western Reserve University and a Master’s degree in Education from Cleveland State University. He was a public school Art and Humanities Teacher in northeastern Ohio for thirty years.

As an art instructor, he coordinated many group mural projects. He used this artistic venue as a means of demonstrating the importance of group cooperation as well as the importance of individual one-pointed focus. He took part in the China U.S. Conference on Education. During that trip he gave several presentations on coordinating group mural projects.

George is an avid hiker. He finds great artistic and spiritual inspiration in nature. His paintings and drawings are metaphysical dream-like visions of nature and the American West.

Dates: February 24 – 25, 2014

Location: CPAC

Fee: $70

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, bring a sack lunch

Registration Cut-off Date: February 21, 2014

Supplies List will be provided upon registration.

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Sumi-e Painting

With a Child Optional

Instructor: Fran Sutherland

 

Experience the joy of learning Sumi-e, Asian ink painting, with a favorite child. Sumi-e consists of using a bamboo brush to make simple strokes on rice paper to capture the essential nature of the subject being painted. In this course an adult and a child will create a scroll together using black ink and a Chinese bamboo brush. This journey will begin with discovering how to look quietly at our desert surroundings and then learning how to paint what one sees using a variety of brush techniques. After experimenting with the ink and brush, each pair of students will paint a scroll together.

A native New Yorker, Fran Sutherland is a painter, teacher, and restorer of historic homes. She moved to the Hudson Valley in 1958 and earned a B.S. and M.S. at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Sutherland’s creative work has been strongly influenced by Eastern aesthetics, as well as her enjoyment of the Hudson Valley landscape and her thirty-year career as an art teacher. The artist continues to teach privately and is an active member of the Woodstock Artists Association.

Sutherland synthesizes both Eastern and Western aesthetics and techniques in her work . She continues a long exploration of using mixed media to emphasize the reflection of light, one of her major fascinations. Many of her works are illuminated by a love of Asian brushstroke. This aspect of her work is rooted in her graduate studies and was enhanced by a sojourn in China. Whether working with encaustics, oils, or watercolors, much of her art integrates geological coloration and the play of light displayed in places where she has traveled. Her work can be viewed at Fran Sutherland.

Age of Children: 5 – 15

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014

Location: CPAC

Fee: $25/person

Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Registration Cut-off Date: February 14, 2014

Material Fee: $5 provides paper, brush and ink.

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Wet and Wild

Francheskaa’s Abstract Workshop

 

It takes more than technique to paint, but the painter needs all the technique she or he can learn, to be spontaneous, react to the senses, feelings; intuitively paint from the heart and soul, expressing self, that is Abstract Painting. Please join Francheskaa for classes in Abstract Painting. The following six areas of concentration will be covered:

  1. How to create a strong composition, to hold the painting together.
  2. How to design patterns that create unity and balance within the repetition of movement and rhythm in painting.
  3. How to use values and neutrals to create contrast and excitement.
  4. How to know when to use a variety of sizes of shapes creating 8 techniques of depth in painting.
  5. Learn the techniques to create tension and energy in the painting.
  6. Choose discord colors to create focal points and power in your painting.

Francheskaa’s work focuses on Abstract Expressionism in acrylic and watercolor on paper and canvas. Her passion is the process of painting, to be free, to be opened, to paint, to be one with the painting. Her work has been featured in numerous shows at various sites, including: Mesquite Gallery, Tubac, Sole, Tubac Performing Arts Gallery, CPAC Gallery, North Western Finance, Alliance Bank, Tohono Chul, Tucson Arizona; Wilbur May Museum, John Ben Snow Memorial Trust Art Gallery, Reno, NV. She has also won numerous awards including:.

  • Best of Show. SAWG, Sonora Desert Museum, Sonora Fiesta 2010.
  • Honorable Mention, CASA Exhibition; February, 2009.
  • Abstract Award, Aqueous Show, 2009.
  • Merit Award, Teacher/Artist Exhibition, 2009.
  • “Best of Show”, 41st Annual Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Membership Show, October, 2008.
  • “Best of Show, Arizona Watercolor Association Spring Membership Show, spring, 2008.

Francheskaa has been working as a professional artist since 2002 after retiring from teaching art for the California and Nevada Public School Systems. She also taught for Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, Nevada; Inservice to Teachers for Re -Certification, Pima Community Collage in Tucson, Arizona; Oasis; Arizona Art Supply; Saddlebrooke; Riovista; Santa Rita Art League; CPAC; SAWG; SLFA and CASA.

Francheskaa received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Jose, CA and her Secondary Teaching Certificate, San Francisco State University, CA. She also has a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Francheskaa is a signature member of Southern AZ Watercolor Guild, SAWG and Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona , CASA. View works by Francheskaa at Franchesskaapaints

Dates: February 27, 28 and March 1, 2014

Location: CPAC

Fee: $145

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (bring a sack lunch)

Registration Cut-off Date: February 20, 2014

Supplies List will be provided upon registration.

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Stamps Galore!

Instructor: Susan Ettl

 

Learn to make stamps and roller stamps using a variety of materials including soap erasers, Speedy-Cut or linoleum blocks, string, foam sheets, weather stripping, plumbing gasket material, cardboard, hot glue, skewers, string, and found/household items! Students will learn design techniques for creating their own stamps including shape cutting exercises and adapting a design from a variety of sources. These exercises will lead the student to create their own unique set of stamps to use on paper, canvas, and even fabric. As a special bonus students will learn how to make stencils using a glue gun.

Susan Ettl is an artist and instructor who creates vibrant collages and art cloth, which focus on the interplay of color and texture. In her recent work, she has begun to explore painting on canvas and creating mixed media compositions.

In 2002, she completed a two-year correspondence teaching certification in color sponsored by the National Academy of Needlearts. During these two years, she studied color and developed two and four day color workshops. This was followed by writing two 9-month correspondence courses – one on color and the other on design elements and principles.

Susan’s work has been exhibited at the National Academy of Needlearts’ exhibit in Virginia, Fine Art of Fiber in Chicago, Tubac Center of the Arts, Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery, CPAC and Davis Dominguez Gallery. She was the artist of the month at Tohono Chul Park in February 2010. In 2009, her entry in Tohono Chul’s Wish You Were Here exhibit was featured on their postcard announcing this event. In September 2008, she was presented at the Members Open Exhibit at Tubac Center of the Arts with the Judge’s Purchase Award for her wood collage, Color Dreams. In 2007, The Devil’s Highway, an art cloth piece, was juried into a two-year traveling exhibition, with venues in AZ, FL, and IL.

Dates: March 6 and 7, 2014

Location: CPAC

Fee: $90

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, bring a sack lunch

Registration Cut-off Date: February 20, 2014

Material Fee: $30 includes instruction booklet, Speedy cut block, soap erasers, sticky foam sheets, textured foam sheets, gasket material sheet, magical foam rectangles and marsh mellows, weather stripping, carpet tape, and more.

Supplies List will be provided upon registration.

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Deconstructive Silk Screen Printing

Instructor: Susan Ettl

 

As its name suggests, deconstructive silk screen printing is a process by which textures imprinted in dried thickened dye gradually dissolve causing each print of the silk screen to change. The result is an intricately patterned print on paper. An alternate technique that we will explore is painting with thicken dye on the screens, letting it dry, and then producing versions of the painted design that change with each printing.  
In this course, students will learn the basics of using a silk screen and the many variations of deconstructive silk screen printing to create wonderful layers of color and pattern. The resulting prints can be used as is or combined with other mix media techniques. The possibilities are endless.

Susan Ettl is an artist and instructor who creates vibrant collages and art cloth, which focus on the interplay of color and texture. In her recent work, she has begun to explore painting on canvas and creating mixed media compositions.

In 2002, she completed a two-year correspondence teaching certification in color sponsored by the National Academy of Needlearts. During these two years, she studied color and developed two and four day color workshops. This was followed by writing two 9-month correspondence courses – one on color and the other on design elements and principles.

Susan’s work has been exhibited at the National Academy of Needlearts’ exhibit in Virginia, Fine Art of Fiber in Chicago, Tubac Center of the Arts, Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery, CPAC and Davis Dominguez Gallery. She was the artist of the month at Tohono Chul Park in February 2010. In 2009, her entry in Tohono Chul’s Wish You Were Here exhibit was featured on their postcard announcing this event. In September 2008, she was presented at the Members Open Exhibit at Tubac Center of the Arts with the Judge’s Purchase Award for her wood collage, Color Dreams. In 2007, The Devil’s Highway, an art cloth piece, was juried into a two-year traveling exhibition, with venues in AZ, FL, and IL.

Dates: March 13 – 14, 2014

Location: CPAC

Fee: $90

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, bring a sack lunch

Registration Cut-off Date: February 27, 2014

Material Fee: $20 includes all the dyes, auxiliary ingredients for the dyes and student booklet.

Supplies List will be provided upon registration.

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Collage: Discover the Secrets of Paper

Instructor: Instructor: David Adix

 

This class focuses on paper and its possibilities through an exploration of different ideas, techniques and applications. The class begins with quick, small-scale, intuitive collage studies focusing on form, shape, negative space, color, texture and reduction. These ideas will be used as a springboard to create larger scale works, working with theme and discovery, representation and abstraction. David is known for his individual attention and feedback in a supportive environment during the collage making process, helping his students to see different possibilities. By the end of the class, you will have a body of work that will inspire and continue your path with the art of collage.

David Adix began working as a visual artist in the mid-1980s upon arriving in Tucson for his masters degree in theatre arts. Fascinated by the detritus and materials of everyday life, David began creating small paper works from found paper, junk mail, envelopes and whatever ‘appeared’. David collects paper from many sources–vintage paper & scrap books, old books, packing material, hand crafted paper–and his paper radar is always up for what is possible. Exploring in depth the potential of this art form–ripping, tearing, cutting and deconstructing–these techniques are part of David’s own work and taught in his collage workshops. David is represented by several galleries around the country and his work is in many private art collections.View works by David at David Adix

Dates:March 22 and 23, 2014

Location:Studio B (Dance Studio) at CPAC

Fee:$135

Time:9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, bring a sack lunch

Registration Cut-off Date: March 15, 2014.

Material Fee:$25 includes a diverse group of papers, materials and surfaces.

Students need to provide the following: glue sticks; Yes paste; scissors; a straight edge; and all their own catalog and collection of assorted papers. David encourages all participants to share some of their papers with the group. NOTE: Students need to provide the following: NOTE: Since this is a workshop meant to explore the glories of paper, please leave paint medium, acrylics, oil, pastels, pencil, ink, chalk, Prisma, and watercolor at home.

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Studio Time with Joan

Instructor: Joan Cawthorn

 

Students are asked to bring one to four pieces of art that they wish help with. Joan will privately critic each piece and help them resolve their problem(s). Frequently asked questions include:

  • Where do I go from here?
  • What’s wrong with this?
  • Tell me what should I do next?
  • I am stuck?
  • Tell me is this finished?
  • And one more, how do I start?

The second part of the day Joan will demo an acrylic and collage painting from start to finish. Those who wish to paint along may do so.

Joan Cawthorn is a mixed media artist who studied at The Oregon College of Art and The Watercolor Institute of
Southern Oregon College. Joan continues her education to this day and sees her art as an expression of that process. Joan’s professional affiliations include the Seattle Co Art, Signature Member of The North West Watercolor Society (NWWS)), Contemporary Artists of Southern AZ (CASA), Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild , Santa Rita Art League (SRAL), Tubac Center for the Arts (TCA) and the Community Performance and Art Center (CPAC).

Joan’s work can be seen in various publications. Look for it in “The Eye of the Artist – Book 2,” “The Eye of the Artist – Book 3” and “Works in Print” by Art in Motion of British Columbia. Some recent prizes include:

  • Third place – SRAL Members Juried Show, 2013
  • First place – CPAC Members Show, 2013
  • Third place – Best of the Briggs, 2013
  • Award of Excellence – Contemporary Artists of Southern AZ, 2010
  • Arizona Aqueous Award of Merit – TCA, 2010
  • Second place – Best of the Briggs, 2010
  • First place. – Best of the Briggs, 2008
  • First place – Best of the Briggs ,2007
  • First Place – Annual Open Daler Rowney Competition of The Federation of Canadian Artists, 1995 The Howard
    Mandville Award – NWWS Annual Juried show WA, 1995

Dates:March 26, 2014

Proficiency Level:IntermediateIntermediate

Location: CPAC

Fee:$45

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM bring a sack lunch

Registration Cut-off Date: March 19, 2014.

Material Fee: none

Supplies List will be provided upon registration.

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