WORKSHOPS

 

Abstract Painting: Two Days of Intense Painting

Instructor: Francheskaa

 

Going beyond your present way of painting… create new starts of exploration in your journey towards the Brigg’s Competition. It takes more than technique to paint. But the painter needs all the technique she or he can learn, to step out of the way, to be spontaneous, to react to shapes, color, texture, line and to become aware of your 6 senses, feelings and intuitively paint from the heart and soul expressing self that is abstract painting.

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: November 11 and 12, 2015

Location: CPAC

Fee: $125

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

Registration Cut-off Date: November 4, 2015

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Luscious Surfacing

Instructor: Angelique Gillespie

 

Join Angelique Gillespie for this inspirational acrylic workshop on creating luscious surfaces. Learn the techniques of blocking in with grisaille (grey tones) and creating push and pull of the surface with opaque and glaze techniques. On day one Angelique will inspire you with various surface techniques and on day two these will be used to replica one of your own paintings using the learnt techniques.

Angelique’s Bio/Artist Statement:

My creative journey is a visual description of my life. In my creative journey I have explored and reflected upon my many experiences as an educator and a visual artist. While upgrading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2000, the academic exposure broadened my vision by challenging me to explore my personal thoughts, feelings and perceptions of the figurative form through visual journaling and painting.

My current direction is to integrate my visual voice and imaginative spirit into abstract collages of the figurative form. I have explored my heritage, my immigrant culture and my Canadian environment as to how it imprints on my work. My current imaginative interplays are inspired from childhood “dressing up” and re-experiencing the imagination of the young artist while working for 13 years as an “Artist in Residence” for the Calgary Board of Education Program. The children’s fresh responses have revitalized my lost imagination. In the reclaiming of my childhood, I am expressing the joy and passion of humanity in all walks of life. My works integrate many performance art forms, where the human form is interacting and often intertwining with chosen objects or an inner spiritual essence. My use of strong bright colors is from my birth culture, while the strong line and pattern are influenced from drafting, quilting and graphic design exposures along the journey of my life.

Dates: January 14 and 15, 2016

Location: CPAC

Fee: $120

Time: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, bring a sack lunch

Registration Cut-off Date: January 7, 2016

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The Pouring Spirit

Instructor: Francheskaa

 

“The spirit of self needs to be released in the pouring, for the process to begin. The movements of shapes, textures and patterns create rhythm and movement as the colors flow and dance with the tipping and turning of the Yupo Paper. The presence appears. It has started, as you refine the exploration you can paint with a brush to continue your pouring.”

Watercolor Pouring is very freeing because it allows you to release your control. After you let a successful pour dry you can go back in and subtract and add to areas where you desire more contrast and excitement.

It is exciting to start with an Abstract Composition to see how the colors can mix and flow. Then POUR a Landscape of shapes to create a “Push- Pull effect with darks and lights. All paintings are created using the POURING technique. You will be pouring 2 paintings at a time, to let one dry and pour another one, continuing pouring, drying until the pour is completed.

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: January 20 and 21, 2016

Location: CPAC

Fee: $125

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

Registration Cut-off Date: November 26, 2014

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Acrylic Landscape & Wildlife 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) and wildlife. 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 6th 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 11 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 5, 6, and 7, 2016

Location: CPAC

Fee: $150

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

Registration Cut-off Date: January 29, 2016

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Mixed Magic: From Abstraction to Abstract Realism

Instructor: Betsy Dillard Stroud AWS, D.F. NWS

 

Explore the adventure of working with mixed media. Each day your instructor will introduce a new approach to painting using mixed media. First we will work with textural materials and acrylic to do a totally abstract painting. We will pour, create stamps (which we will use in other exercises) and learn how to approach acrylics transparently, opaquely, and translucently.
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The second day: We will work with poured transparent acrylics to begin a painting. After that dries, we will use black gesso and build a painting from a black shape placed over the pouring. Some textural materials will also be used. We will begin to make our own collage papers. We will build up areas on the painting for a three dimensional effect using two sided sticky tape.

The third day: We will use textural materials, collage and acrylic to construct a subject but in an abstract way. I will do a figure, but you may do an abstracted still life or interior or landscape. We will build our paintings up with gesso, scraps of old paintings, and collage we make ourselves.

The emphasis in this workshop is to let out all the stops and experiment with new ways of looking at abstract art and your own personal painting style. The main emphasis is to have fun, keep an open mind, and play in the paint.

A internationally acclaimed and award winning artist, Stroud is also a former art historian who received her M. A. in art history from the University of Virginia. Her paintings are in hundreds of collections all over the United States and are in international collections in Japan, England, Canada, Australia, and the Bahamas.

She is the author of Painting from the Inside Out (North Light, 2002) and a Dutch edition of her book was published in Holland in 2005. Her most recent book on creativity: The Artist’s Muse: Unlock the Door for Your Creativity (also published by North Light) was released in December, 2006. At present, she is writing her third book for North Light due out in 2016, celebrating watercolor and water media artists– past and present.

Stroud has won many awards all across the United States, including the High Winds Medal in the American Watercolor Society, the Edgar A. Whitney Award in the Southwestern Watercolor Society, and her most recent award is the 2014 Dr. David Gale Award in the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition. She also served on the Board of Directors for the American Watercolor Society from 2005-2006.
Now, Stroud resides in Phoenix, Arizona where her paintings continue to reflect her love of the west and southwest, her passion for certain subject matter, the symbolism from her life and her study of art history. View works by her at Betsy Dillard Stroud

Dates: February 24, 25, and 26, 2016

Location: CPAC

Fee: $200

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

Registration Cut-off Date: February 17, 2016

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This workshop is full. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list, please contact Susan Ettl at ettlsusan@gmail.com or at 949-291-7001.