Adult Workshops

 

Better Values, Better Results

Instructor: David Simons

 

This class we will focus on values, their relationships and how they make or break a painting. A demonstration will be done each morning and individual instruction will be given to each student while they paint in the afternoons. “Values do all the work and color gets all the Glory”: Something to think about.

Another theme of this workshop is painting essentials. Here David will focus on clearing away a lot of misconceived ideas about painting and will provide a direct approach to painting that is expressive and makes a strong statement.

As always, David will guide you step by step to create two to three paintings. He will address which colors to apply during each step, thickness of paint applications through each step, using different planes of brushes, auditioning colors, and most importantly seeing layers of brushstrokes.

David Simons is a self-taught artist of over 30 years from Tubac, Arizona. His unique and captivating oil paintings have made him one of the most notable artists in the Southwest, with collectors worldwide. Displaying a range of diverse subjects in his work, David brings his signature style to life with scenes from the southwest, seascapes, portraits, still life, and more. David also hosts workshops on oil painting and is a renowned artist not only by Arizona locals, but national publications such as Southwest Art, Art Talk Magazine, and Arizona Highways.

“Oil painting for me is a meditative experience — essential to my well-being, and a necessary part of my life. Painting brings me great joy, and, I hope, uplifts the hearts of those who view my work.

I like to explore the subtle ways that light affects the subject. I also enjoy color, but the value relationships in a scene are what interest me most. I also like to emphasize the abstract nature of what surrounds us.” View works by David at David Simons

Registration Forms and Supplies List: Available at CPAC, at our web-site at http://www.performingartscenter.org/programs/adult-education/adult-workshops/ or by contacting Susan Ettl at ettlsusan@gmail.com or at 949-291-7001.

Dates: November 6, 7 and 8, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $365, Early Bird Special $330 if paid in full by October 7, 2018

Registration Cut-off Date: October 30, 2018

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Abstract Painting

Instructor: Francheskaa

 

Your Abstract painting is one of a kind. It is not a project. It is a process. It is created by you. The painting comes from your creative self. Follow your intuitiveness. See the invisible. Trust your knowing. PAINT. You will critique your work as you paint. Follow the Principles of Painting and Elements of Design. “Your being and spirit are expressing self in ABSTRACT PAINTING”.

Francheskaa has been working as a professional artist since 2002 after retiring from teaching art for the California and Nevada Public School Systems. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California, San Jose, CA and her Secondary Teaching Certificate from 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 and Southern Arizona Art Guild, SAAG.

She has been teaching and exhibiting abstract paintings for 15 years. She has many new and repeat students .The students also learn how to critique their work as they paint. Sometimes they use classical composition in their abstract paintings. They learn to be kind to themselves. They use their 6th sense.

She has been living and teaching in San Miguel for a year and a half. She will return to Tucson in Jan 2019 to teach an Abstract Painting Class that will open the door to liberating a new creative you. View works by Francheskaa at Franchesskaapaints.

Dates: January 17 and 18, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $245, Early Bird Special $220 if paid in full by December 18, 2018

Booklet Fee: $5

Registration Cut-off Date: January 10, 2019

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Layering Pastels – Warm and Cool

Instructor: Judy Wegenast

 

One of the most alluring aspects of painting is color. Since no two individuals perceive color in quite the same way, no two artists will represent it in the same fashion.

As a pastelist, my color choices are derived from individual sticks of pigment. Laid down in a raw manner, colors can easily appear isolated from one another, producing a discordant painting. I use the technique of layering colors to address this issue.

I teach a step-by-step process for developing a painting. Working from reference photographs, participants will explore value, composition, drawing, color, and pastel application. I will provide daily demos, individual guidance with each student, and conduct group critiques.

The goal of this workshop is to teach participants to apply pastel in layers using correct value. Layers are applied in warm and cool layers until the desired hue is obtained.

Traditional – Realism describes my painting style. From a distance all of my paintings look “real” but up close you will see an illusion of reality created by using the compositional skills of color, tone, line, value, and lighting to make the most of the subjects in each painting.

In the late 1990’s I began to pursue formal training and mentoring in art. As a result of encouragement by mentors and teachers, I began to take workshops and switched my choice in mediums to pastel, and oil.

My education and training have included workshops and courses at the Drawing Studio in Tucson Arizona; the Mesa Center for the Arts in Mesa, Arizona; the Scottsdale Artists School in Scottsdale Arizona; and Dakota Art Pastel in Mount Vernon, Washington. I also take private lessons from artists I admire. My main emphasis is on design, composition, and structure. I have won awards and recognition from Hawley Art Show, Artists of Minnesota, Santa Rita Art League, Tubac Center of the Arts, and Nelson County Art Council. View works by Judy at Judy Wegenast.

Dates: January 22, 23, and 24, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $220, Early Bird Special $200 if paid in full by December 23, 2018

Registration Cut-off Date: January 15, 2019

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Process – Purpose – Passion: Introduction to Abstract Painting with Oil & Cold Wax

Instructor: James Edward Scherbarth

 

In this 3 day workshop James Edward Scherbarth (Jim) will introduce you to the oil and cold wax process of creating meaningful abstractions through the use of layers & color interaction. Utilizing cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and a variety of implements, artists will explore new ways to create textures, color fields and mark making. Utilizing various tools and techniques we will “push the limits” of our mediums and welcome the surprises along the way deciding what works and what does not. This workshop is well suited for those who have had some prior painting experience and who enjoy the sharing, flexibility & happenstance of a group environment! The workshop focuses on the process itself – on the possibilities of that process and how it can be incorporated in your individual artistic practice. Open to beginning & advance students.

An award winning Minnesota artist, Jim is best known for his use of color, line and texture in creating contemporary abstract oil & cold wax paintings. His art is influenced by nature, his Irish-German ancestry and an ever evolving spirituality. His creative process is an intuitive one of constructing & deconstructing, of collecting, blending, erasing, blurring, marking and clarifying, mimicking the natural processes of the world: accumulation, erosion, growth & decay recording the evidentiary marks of life. His workshop Process-Purpose-Passion takes you through the basic techniques of layering and mark making into the meaning and why of abstract painting helping you explore your creativity and identify your purpose and passion. Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the Burnsville Visual Arts Society and Veterans in the Arts (St Paul). He maintains a working/teaching studio in the historic Northrup King Bldg NE Mpls. Additional information and recent work can be found at James Edward Scherbarth.

Dates: January 29, 30, and 31, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $385, Early Bird Special $350 if paid in full by December 30, 2018

Registration Cut-off Date: January 22, 2019

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Beyond Process: Bringing Our Purpose & Passion to Abstract Painting with Oil & Cold Wax

Instructor: James Edward Scherbarth

 

This 3 day advance workshop is for those who are comfortable with the basic techniques and have a working knowledge of the process & Cold Wax Medium. Now we look at form and content, deliberate and accidental mark making, starting points, titling of work, working in series all within the discussion of process-purpose-passion. Jim will work with each artist at their pace and their experience level with the medium. Open to advanced students.

An award winning Minnesota artist, Jim is best known for his use of color, line and texture in creating contemporary abstract oil & cold wax paintings. His art is influenced by nature, his Irish-German ancestry and an ever evolving spirituality. His creative process is an intuitive one of constructing & deconstructing, of collecting, blending, erasing, blurring, marking and clarifying, mimicking the natural processes of the world: accumulation, erosion, growth & decay recording the evidentiary marks of life. His workshop Process-Purpose-Passion takes you through the basic techniques of layering and mark making into the meaning and why of abstract painting helping you explore your creativity and identify your purpose and passion. Jim has served on the Board of Directors for the Burnsville Visual Arts Society and Veterans in the Arts (St Paul). He maintains a working/teaching studio in the historic Northrup King Bldg NE Mpls. Additional information and recent work can be found at James Edward Scherbarth.

Dates: February 6, 7 and 8, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $385, Early Bird Special $350 if paid in full by January 7, 2019

Registration Cut-off Date: January 30, 2019

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Painting the Soul in Watercolor, Animals and People

Instructor: Michaelin Otis

 

Michaelin is a watercolor, collage and mixed media artist with work in the permanent collection at Pierce Western Art Museum in Corsicana, TX. She is also the author of Watercolor for the Fun of It, Painting People and an illustrator of ten children’s books. She is contributing author to Painting People, the Essential Guide. Her artwork is featured in Searching for the Artist Within and Watercolor, Making Your Mark, both by Karlyn Holman,and Create Perfect Paintings by Nancy Reyner, and Splash 9, published by Northlight Books. She has been featured in Artists Magazine, Watercolor Magic, Western Art Collector and Southwest Art.

Nationally known artist and author of “Watercolor for the Fun of it, Painting People,” Michaelin Otis will instruct you on both drawing, designing and painting both a portrait and an animal portrait. Learn Michaelin’s sure fire way to achieve a likeness, right values and simplifying shapes and colors as well as many more techniques. Have three fun filled days of learning and laughter.

Michaelin co-owned Avalon Arts Gallery in White Bear Lake for 18 years. She has taught workshops around the country and in Mexico. She taught for Holbein Art Materials around the country for several years. Michaelin is a signature member of the Taos National Society of Watercolorists and Louisiana Watercolor Society and has been in numerous juried national art shows. She has won many National Awards, both for her collages and her watercolors. Michaelin is represented by Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery in Tubac, AZ. View works by Michaelin at Michaelin Otis.

Dates: February 20, 21 and 22, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $375, Early Bird Special $335 if paid in full by January 21, 2019

Supply Fee: $10

Registration Cut-off Date: February 13, 2019

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The Best of Both: Mixed Media- Watercolor and Pastel

Instructor: Tonja Sell

 

Many artists new to watercolor find it not very forgiving and let’s face it – down right frustrating! In this workshop you will discover tips and techniques to loosen up and how pastels can be just the tool to save your not-so-masterful masterpiece. Dramatic and versatile, chalk pastels can be one of the most beautiful of media. When combined with watercolor it transforms your work.

Tonja will help you remove any inhibitions you may have in regard to mixing media, giving you practical insight into both watercolor and pastel. Through the use of your photos, still life, live gestural drawing, demonstrations and critique you will learn basic compositional concepts, how to best translate your reference into a drawing and more! You will be encouraged and equipped to use this new technique with confidence, thereby adding a useful tool to your toolbox, and having fun in the process! For beginning and advanced students alike.

Tonja is a native of Northwestern Wisconsin and third generation artist. She left home for the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 1986 and studied fine arts, drawing and illustration. For almost 30 years she has been exploring different mediums including painting and drawing in almost every media, ceramic sculpture, wet-felting, jewelry and more.

Tonja has been represented by galleries across the country and her work is in multiple private collections internationally. Some of her public work includes murals for the Carnegie Foundation, the Minnesota Discovery Center and public sculpture in the City of Duluth. View works by Tonja at Tonja Sell.

Dates: March 18 and 19, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $265, Early Bird Special $240 if paid in full by February 16, 2019

Supply Fee: $20

Registration Cut-off Date: March 11, 2019

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Bold Brush! Textural Abstraction & Acrylic Application

Instructor: Tonja Sell

 

This class is for beginning to advanced students who are interested in boldly exploring mixed media acrylic techniques and texture on a large format. In this workshop, you will learn to add interest and life to your acrylic work.

We’ll explore many different acrylic mediums and their potential applications to create exciting, textural, interesting abstract paintings. We will combine acrylic mediums while exploring ways to incorporate elements of form, pattern & strong design. Students may choose to treat these as underpaintings, adding elements of realism to them or allow them to remain abstract. This is a high energy, fun, experimental class.

Tonja is a native of Northwestern Wisconsin and third generation artist. She left home for the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 1986 and studied fine arts, drawing and illustration. For almost 30 years she has been exploring different mediums including painting and drawing in almost every media, ceramic sculpture, wet-felting, jewelry and more.

Tonja has been represented by galleries across the country and her work is in multiple private collections internationally. Some of her public work includes murals for the Carnegie Foundation, the Minnesota Discovery Center and public sculpture in the City of Duluth. View works by Tonja at Tonja Sell.

Dates: March 20 and 21, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $265, Early Bird Special $240 if paid in full by February 18, 2019

Supply Fee: $20

Registration Cut-off Date: March 13, 2019

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Balancing Opposites: The Yin and Yang of Composition

Instructor: Jane Davies

 

Composition means the arrangements of elements and their relationships to one another within the framework of your painting or collage (or any art form). Yet the concept of composition is elusive. There are so many factors all working together at once – color, line, shape, contrast, focal area, movement, etc. How do you keep track of them all? Approaching composition from the standpoint of Balancing Opposites can be an enlightening way to tackle the subject. In teaching, I find myself repeatedly saying things like: “all of your colors are saturated. How about balancing that out with some neutrals?” or “your values seem to be all mid-range. How about including very dark and/or very light values?” or “your piece is very busy; how about some quiet space?” In this workshop we will explore the elements and principles of composition in terms of pairs of opposites: bright/dull; large/small; textured/smooth; busy/quiet, and so forth. You will come away with the tools to create dynamic compositions, and a deeper understanding of how to balance the Yin and Yang of composition!

Jane Davies is a full time artist working in collage, painting, and encaustic. She offers workshops at her studio and nationwide, focusing on helping people to find a personal and playful approach to art. For the past several years, Davies has put most of her efforts towards teaching, writing, and making art. View works by Jane at Jane Davies

Jane’s Teaching Philosophy

I believe that making art is a journey with very few hand-holds and only a general road map. Each participant has to find his or her own way, while at the same time remain open to learning from others. While I may teach a multitude of techniques, my focus is on the back-and-forth play of spontaneity and intention that characterizes the creative process. I try to pave the way into that precarious I-don’t-know-what-to-do-next zone, where you are challenged to forge a personal path, with guidance, to discover the satisfaction of making art that is truly your own. Cultivating a degree of comfort, or at least willingness, with that awkward territory of not-knowing, is one of the keys to finding your creative edge.

Dates: April 29, 30, May 1, 2 and 3, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $610, Early Bird Special $550 if paid in full by February 25, 2019

Supply Fee: $10

Registration Cut-off Date: April 22, 2019

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