WORKSHOPS

 

Exposure & Color

Instructor: Amy Kimbrough-Kuhn

 

Learn the Rule of Thirds, experience exposure and add, remove, and change color of pictures on your mobile device. Turn ho-hum photos into WOW!

The Apps required for this hand-on workshop are Flickr (Yahoo ID required), & Color Effects – PRO version recommended to remove ads ($.99)

Amy is a lifelong artist and photographer and as well as an English and Art teacher. She is also the owner and photographer of Purple Mountains Photography and Design. Amy has taught for CPAC the last two summers for the Summer Art Experience. She’s recently explored digital arts and found that many different features using simple apps are now available making images new and different! She loves teaching students of all ages!

Dates: February 26, 2015

Location: CPAC

Fee: $15

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Registration Cut-off Date: February 24, 2015

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Crop & Collage

Instructor: Amy Kimbrough-Kuhn

 

Change the focal point of your picture with a quick crop and cut exploring the Principal of Composition. Combine several images together for a new and interesting composition with added text, backgrounds, and stickers!

The Apps required for this hand-on workshop are Flickr (Yahoo ID required), PhotoCollage, & Pic Collage

Amy is a lifelong artist and photographer and as well as an English and Art teacher. She is also the owner and photographer of Purple Mountains Photography and Design. Amy has taught for CPAC the last two summers for the Summer Art Experience. She’s recently explored digital arts and found that many different features using simple apps are now available making images new and different! She loves teaching students of all ages!

Dates: February 26, 2015

Location: CPAC

Fee: $15

Time: 1 PM – 3 PM

Registration Cut-off Date: February 24, 2015

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Abstract Painting

Instructor: Francheskaa

 

Lose yourself beyond the shapes, plunge into the depth of values, texture, lines awakening your painting spirit to create a presence in your painting.

Learn Techniques in:

  1. Creating Depth (10 ways)
  2. Choosing One to Four different types of RHYTHM in your painting
  3. Critiquing your own work
  4. Becoming more creative
  5. Four new compositions.

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: March 5 – 6, 2015

Location: CPAC

Fee: $125

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

Registration Cut-off Date: February 26, 2015

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The Handmade Book

Instructor: Julia M. Miller

 

Build on your previous book making experience (even if it’s limited) in this exciting, hands-on class. We will explore a variety of beginning to intermediate techniques for both soft and hard cover books, such as complex stab binding patterns and affixing multiple signatures onto a ribbon. Specifically, we will be creating the following books:

  • Exposed Tape Binding
  • Marionette Stab Binding
  • Hardcover with framed image

We will also discuss ways of translating aspects of book making into conceptual works of art. This class will expand your creative book making horizons!

Julia M. Miller earned a BFA from the University of Arizona in 2007. She has taught numerous book making classes in a variety of styles to students of all ages. Her books are held in the permanent collection of the University of Arizona Library and included in 500 Handmade Books, v. 2. In addition to book making, Julia is also a photographer whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work often combines photography and book making.

Dates: March 7, 2015

Location: CPAC

Fee: $75

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

Registration Cut-off Date: February 27, 2015

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Scratchboard & Watercolor: Combining Drawing with Painting

Instructor: Rick Wheeler

 

“Ocelot,” (pictured left) was recently jury selected into the 31st Annual Art Competition for Artist’s Magazine.

Scratchboard is a drawing medium that allows for combining drawing with a variety of painting mediums. The surface is a permanent pre-inked black, with a coating of white clay underneath. By scratching the surface with an x-acto blade, the white clay undercoat is revealed. The scratched surface takes water based media quite well. Some scratchboard artists prefer the board left as black & white. But in our workshop we’ll explore the application of traditional watercolor, as we combine drawing with painting. An 8″ x 10″ Ampersand scratchboard will be supplied by the instructor. If you have an x-acto knife with a fresh blade, please bring it. The instructor will have knives, as well. You may bring a photo of your own to draw from, or pick from the instructor’s large library of supplied photos.

  • Days 1 & 2: the art of scratchboard with instructor demos
  • Day 3: applying watercolor

Early in his art education, Rick received a scholarship to study drawing and painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as taking illustration courses at the San Francisco Academy of Art University. He later completed his B.A. in Fine Art at Prescott College, Arizona.

His scratchboard/watercolor work has become his signature technique, although he enjoys working in a variety of other media, including acrylics, oils, and watercolor. Likewise, his subject matter covers a range of interest, including landscape, wildlife, and figurative.

Over the years, several National Parks and Monuments have hired Rick’s art skills to promote various national park and monument interests, including wildlife conservation, logos, visitor guides, signage, and fundraisers. In recent years his work has been seen in several national exhibits, including Artists for Conservation, Paint the Parks, Arts for the Parks, and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, to name a few. He has received several awards for his work, and recently completed his 5th consecutive year as an invited artist to the Grand Canyon ‘Celebration of Art,’ Grand Canyon, Arizona. His most recent accomplishment has been to be invited as one of Artist’s Magazine’s “Artist of the Month,” for 2014.

Currently, Rick’s other interest is teaching. For the past 8 years he has had the pleasure of being an art instructor at the Art Institute wing of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, as well as holding an ongoing position as a mentor at Prescott College, Tucson, Arizona. View works by Rick at WheelerArtWorks.FineArtWorld.com.

Dates: March 11-13, 2015

Location: CPAC

Fee: $150

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00 PM)

Registration Cut-off Date: March 4, 2015

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