WORKSHOPS

 

Do You Know Everything You Need to Know About Abstract Painting?

Francheskaa’s Abstract Workshop

 

Learn to play in “SHAPE MAKING”, coloring the moving LINES In between the TEXTURED foreground. Losing yourself beyond the surface and plunge into the depth of VALUES awakening your painting spirit, to create a PRESENCE in your canvas or paper.

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: December 4 – 5, 2014

Location: CPAC

Fee: $125

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

Registration Cut-off Date: November 26, 2014

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Art Appreciation, Let’s Talk about Art

Instructor: Lila Hauge-Stoffel

 

During the four sessions, this class will focus on developing skills that will help you become more confident talking about art and also give you a better understanding of what art is. You need not be an art historian, a critic, an aesthetician, or an artist to enjoy these sessions. This class will provide you with a set of personal opportunities to think and re-think, to look at things from a different angle, develop your own ideas, and advance your own critical thoughts about art. Rather than creating art objects you will focus your energy on sensitive observation, critical reflection, and insightful response to art. You will be invited to listen and discuss and share.

Session topics include:

  1. Describing what you see
  2. Analyzing what you see to gain meaning
  3. Judging the value of a work of art
  4. Seeing and interpreting symbolism in art
  5. Developing imaginative responses to art
  6. Introduction to content and style in art
  7. Concepts of three-dimensional art
  8. Applying what has been learned in a gallery/art show visit

Lila Hauge-Stoffel is a retired professor of Art and Design. She is a practicing artist working with woven and felted fibers in which she uses wool yarn whose colors she has achieved through the use of natural plant dyes. She loves to draw and paint en plein air using colored pencils and watercolors. Lila volunteers as an art teacher at area assisted living residences, and teaches art to kindergarten children at a local Montessori school. During the summer months she teaches landscape and wildlife drawing sessions for visitors at Maplewood State Park in Minnesota. Her husband is a retired professor of computer science. In his retirement he is a researcher of theology and science and the author of both action adventure and western novels.

Dates: Jan 8, 15, 22, and Feb 5, 2015

Location: CPAC

Fee: $60

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Registration Cut-off Date: January 5, 2015

Students need to provide the following: Pen, notepad, a 9″ X 12″ sketch pad, and a set of 12 colored pencils.

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Painting Abstract on a Textured Ground,

With Emphasis on Design and Color

Instructor: Joan Cawthorn

 

Joan has organized this workshop into two one-day sessions that are scheduled a week apart. She did this to enable students to work on a series of small works creating textured grounds. Generating a series will allow students to work on more than one piece at a time, while exploring different techniques for producing texture and interest.

On the first day, students will learn how to produce a variety of textures on their paper using heavy gel medium; stencils and other items with raised surfaces such as plastic lace; stamps; and collage papers. The emphasis will be on placing the texture in such a way to create good design. A key focus of this class will be composition. Students with learn to design with color, value, and shapes to create dynamic designs and as well as develop their own personal style.

The second session will be devoted to constructive critiquing of work done at home. Students will be asked to also bring any other previous work they would like help with. The discussion will center on creating good compositions and the editing process used to achieve this goal. Students will learn how to add paint and/or collage papers to their work to improve their work. In addition, gold leafing will be used to highlight or accent specific passages.

Joan’s work can be seen in various publications. Look for it in “The Eye of the Artist – Book 2,” “The Eye of the Artist – Book 3” and “Works in Print” by Art in Motion of British Columbia. Some recent prizes include:

  • Honorable Mention – Best of the Briggs, 2014
  • Mehaffey Award – AZ Aqueous, 2014
  • Third place – CPAC’s Jumping to New Heights, 2013
  • Third place – SRAL Members Juried Show, 2013
  • First place – CPAC Members Show, 2013
  • Third place – Best of the Briggs, 2013
  • Award of Excellence – Contemporary Artists of Southern AZ, 2010
  • Arizona Aqueous Award of Merit – TCA, 2010
  • Second place – Best of the Briggs, 2010
  • First place. – Best of the Briggs, 2008
  • First place – Best of the Briggs ,2007
  • First Place – Annual Open Daler Rowney Competition of The Federation of Canadian Artists, 1995 The Howard Mandville Award – NWWS Annual Juried show WA, 1995

Dates: January 16 and 23, 2015

Proficiency Level: Intermediate

Location: CPAC

Fee: $90

Time: 10 AM – 3 PM, bring a sack lunch p>

Registration Cut-off Date: January 9, 2015

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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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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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