Adult Workshops

 

Intensity-Alcohol-Ink-Pouring

Instructor: Francheskaa

 

Explore the intensity of Alcohol Inks in painting. The Alcohol Inks have the brightest array of colors. Create landscapes, forest of trees, florals, animals and abstract paintings. You will process 10 or more techniques using Alcohol Inks.

  • Use various supports, ceramic tiles, glass, yupo paper.
  • Use a straw to blow Alcohol Ink vertical or horizontally on the support.
  • Use and cut stencils to repeat designs.
  • Use Santi wipe lotion to lighten the values of alcohol inks.
  • Use a variety of ovals to create trees.
  • Use wax paper to make a fan and alcohol inks to make new patterns.
  • Use black, white and colored sharpies to draw into Alcohol Ink painting.
  • Use wax paper to make a batik painting with alcohol inks.
  • Use a foam pad to dabble alcohol inks on your support.
  • Use Q-tips to create texture.
  • Use Alcohol to paint with the alcohol inks.

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: January 10 and 11, 2018

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

Location: CPAC

Fee: $180

Material Fee: $25, includes almost all supplies

Registration Cut-off Date: January 3, 2018

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Go Beyond the Edges

Instructor: Francheskaa

 

“It takes more than technique to paint. The painter needs all the technique one learns to step out of one’s way to be spontaneous, to react to shapes, values of color, lines, and textures. One must become aware of your six senses and feelings to paint intuitively from the heart, expressing self. That is Abstract Painting.”

  1. Choose a composition or paint with abandonment.
  2. Attention placed on the mixing of values.
  3. 10 Elements of Depth to be explored.
  4. 8 Principles of Painting are critiqued as one paints.
  5. Design Elements will be addressed.
  6. Critiques during the class and at the end of each class.
  7. Go beyond the edges.

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: January 17 and 18, 2018

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

Location: CPAC

Fee: $180

Registration Cut-off Date: January 10, 2018

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Collage: Alter, Layer, Fuse!

Instructor: Francie Ginocchio

 

In this three-day expanded collage workshop you will explore a unique approach to collage that begins with altering papers to create an array of colorful materials. Next you will compose, layer and fuse the altered papers to a paper foundation using a heated “tack” iron. It doesn’t stop there. Your piece will be glazed, shadowed and enriched with more paper and color. Students will work on 6″ to 12″ foundations and will leave with the basics of this great collage technique.

  1. Monday, January 22: Altered papers and foundations. Students will have a two-day “break” before the next session to complete and coat altered papers and prepare foundations before the second session January 25th.
  2. Thursday, January 25: Compose collages using tack iron.
  3. Friday, January 26: Enhance collages with glaze, shadowing, color, transfers and more.

For several years Francie has been learning and experimenting with an exciting collage method that involves altering papers (fun and endless possibilities), coating them with acrylic medium, layering, and fusing with a heated tack iron onto a foundation. Collages are further enhanced with acrylic paint and other colorful mediums. She has taken classes with and learned techniques from Laura Lein-Svencner and Karen Sako, both from Illinois.

Francie’s work can be found in Japan, Costa Rica and throughout the Midwest in hospitals, insurance companies, banks, public buildings and private homes. She lectured and taught quilt making for many years, judged quilt shows and does technical editing for quilt publications.

Some of her commissions include UW-Hospitals and Clinics (Madison, WI), Mayo Clinic Charter House (Rochester, MN) Samaritan Bethany (Rochester, MN), Ronald McDonald House, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance (Milwaukee, WI), Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Appleton Heart Institute (Appleton, WI) and Children’s Music Network. View works by Francie at Francie Ginocchio.

Dates: January 22, January 25 and 26, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (bring a sack lunch). Please arrive by 8:30 to set up your work space.

Location: CPAC

Fee: $225

Material Fee: $15, includes additional collage materials from instructor: papers, stamps, pastels, other acrylic mediums, tape, etc.

Registration Cut-off Date: January 12, 2018

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Oil & Cold Wax Workshop: Process – Purpose – Passion

Instructor: James Edward Scherbarth


In this workshop, you will explore abstract painting with oil paints and cold wax medium. Jim will introduce you to creating abstract painting using the process of layering and colour interactions. With cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, powdered pigments and a variety of implements – we will explore ways to create rich textures, resonant color fields and personal 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. Once comfortable with the basic techniques (process) we start to 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. Technique demonstrations combined with student experimentation, group discussions, presentations and printed resources add to the experience, raising your awareness & appreciation for the content and meaning within good abstract art. Described as inspiring and life-changing this workshop will enliven your art practice and unleash your creative voice!

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! All levels of experience with oils & cold wax are welcome – Jim will work with each artist at their level and need. The focus of the workshop is on the process itself more than achieving a “finished” painting; we look into the possibilities of that process and how it can be incorporated in your individual artistic practice.

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. View works by James at James Edward Scherbarth.

Dates: February 6, 7, and 8, 2018

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

Location: CPAC

Fee: $330

Registration Cut-off Date: December 17, 2017

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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).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $235

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

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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 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).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $200

Registration Cut-off Date: April 4, 2018

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