Pastel and Mixed Media
Charcoal, Ink, Gouache, Watercolor, Pan Pastel
Instructor: Pat Dolan
Uncover ways of fully expressing yourself in pastels using their luminosity in a spirit of play and delight. Combining pastels with charcoal, ink, gouache (opaque watercolor) and watercolor opens up new possibilities and new approaches to your work. Beginners and folks who are already working with pastels are invited to join us on this adventure into color and light!
She currently teaches drawing, pastels, intuitive color & travel sketching at The Drawing Studio in Tucson. She has been part of the teaching artist faculty for twenty years. She also currently creating and teaching ArtMoves, an outreach program that incorporates movement with art to Veterans, recently homeless and refugee children. Her teaching experience also includes teaching art at Pima Community College and Central Arizona College.
My art is about connections. This can be a moment at dusk when the light becomes luminous shades of purples, oranges and turquoise. It is also the connections I feel with the animals that I draw. If we remember our connections to all life we can create a future for all of us. These connections are what sustains me and keeps me drawing and painting. View works by Pat at Pat Dolan.
Dates: March 29 and 30, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).
Material Fee: $20, includes one 22”x30” sheet Rives BFK, one sheet Canson di tientes TOUCH (sanded) and extra pastels.
Registration Cut-off Date: March 17, 2018
Oil Painting Fundamentals
Instructor: David Simons
From beginner to advanced students, David will help you with core principles as you paint. This class will focus on strengthening one’s abilities to see values and colors. Composing the overall design and the relationships within the painting which make the painting work will also be emphasized.
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
Dates: April 4 and 5, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).
Registration Cut-off Date: March 28, 2018
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 recognitions 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: April 11 – 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).
Registration Cut-off Date: April 4, 2018