WORKSHOPS

 

Sumi-e Painting

Instructor: Fran Sutherland

 

Experience the joy of learning Sumi-e, Asian ink painting, which consists of using a bamboo brush to make simple strokes on rice paper to capture the essential nature of the subject being painted. This journey will begin with a meditative walk outside to look quietly at our desert, to observe how lines and marks represents the elements of the landscape. After our walk, students will practice painting with a Chinese bamboo, calligraphy brush on newsprint using a variety of brush techniques to capture with single strokes the essence of the environment. Using traditional black ink we will create? less is more? or minimalist scroll painting on rice paper. In the second half of the workshop, students will work on un-sized fabric (raw canvas, muslin, or silk). Students can continue to work with black ink or experiment with colored ones.

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

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015

Location: CPAC

Fee: $45

Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Registration Cut-off Date: January 30, 2015

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

Students need to provide the following: 12″ x 24″ piece of raw canvas, muslin, or silk.

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Acrylic Landscape Painting: Beginning to Intermediate

Instructor: Rick Wheeler

 

The basics of acrylic painting from how to start your painting by ‘blocking in’ to completion. This class is designed for beginners to intermediate students and will cover color mixing, brush choices, preferred painting surfaces, and composition, as well as painting techniques such as blending, layering, transparent and opaque applications of paint. Our subjects will be landscape (large or small views). We’ll work from photos: either one of your own or someone’s you have permission to use. Instructor will also bring a number of photos of his own for students to use. The focus of the class will not be to copy a photo, but to interpret it, which the instructor will demonstrate and explain in class.

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: February 11, 12, and 13, 2015

Location: CPAC

Fee: $150

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

Registration Cut-off Date: February 4, 2015

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Altered Books/Neon Words

Instructor: Marge Pellegrino

 

Marge Pellegrino, an award-winning author and teaching artist, regularly invites students of all ages to be inspired in their writing through a variety of trans-media techniques. Altered Books is a favorite. This technique uses discarded books as a medium for creative explorations.

Over the course of the two days, students will experience the synergy that comes from responding to both visual-spatial and literary springboards. They’ll have the opportunity to try three different ways to alter their books: wrap techniques that focus on manipulating the outside of the book, folding and sculpting methods that use structure to create three-dimensional art, and content approaches that make space for their writing or artwork. Students can tear, cut, sew, bead, glue and collage. Within the altered books there will be room for students found poems, memories, or flights of fiction–places to capture content for self-discovery. Joan Didion describes this process as all-important: “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear.” Students will be able to inspire each other during periodic sharing times for those who wish to show and talk about their work.

This workshop is designed for creative explorers, anyone interested in nurturing both their visual and literary excursions. Experienced writers as well as novices will feed their craft and find an inspiring variety of opportunities to explore on the page. Students will engage in play that illuminates, validates and holds the power to heal.

Marge has facilitated expressive arts workshops since 1991. As the programming director of the Owl & Panther project of The Hopi Foundation, she has served refugee families impacted by torture, trauma and traumatic dislocation for the last fourteen years. The White House honored her Word Journeys Program with its Coming Up Taller Award for excellence in afterschool programming. The program, offered through the Pima County Public Library, ran for twelve years.

Marge has been writing for more than three decades. Her essays, articles and poetry have been published in magazines, literary journals and books. Her nonfiction earned an AZ Press Club Award and her poetry won a SandScript prize. Her novel Journey of Dreams won the Judy Goddard Award for young adult literature, and earned a spot on honor lists including Smithsonian Notable Books, Kirkus Best Books, Southwest Books of the Year 2009 and Americas Award Commended List, 2010. Marge is a member of PaperWorks: The Sonoran Collective for Paper and Book Artists and regularly pushes her practice by taking as well as facilitating expressive arts programs in libraries, community settings and at conferences. For more information about Marge, visit her web-site: http://margepellegrino.com/journal/.

Dates: February 19 – 20, 2015

Location: CPAC

Fee: $90

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

Registration Cut-off Date: February 13, 2015

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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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