Foundations, Composition & Enhancements!

A follow-up to

Alter! Layer!  Fuse! with Francie Ginocchio


In this one-day workshop participants will bring their own altered and coated papers, will prepare and vary foundations, create several collage compositions and enhance them with acrylic paint, pastels, water soluble crayons and other materials.

Francie’s main focus for the last thirty-plus years has been contemporary art quilts. Bright colors, movement and careful craftsmanship are at the heart of her work. She enjoys the entire art quilt process: designing, piecing, layering, and stitching with beautiful threads to create a unique twist on tradition.

In the past three years Francie has been experimenting with a type of collage that involves altering papers (fun and endless possibilities), coating them with acrylic medium, layering, heat-fusing to a paper foundation with a tack iron, and coloring with acrylic paints. She has taken classes with and learned many techniques from Laure 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), Samaritan Bethany (Rochester, MN), Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance (Milwaukee, WI), The Appleton Heart Institute (Appleton, WI), The Children’s Music Network as well as hospitals, private homes and businesses. View works by her at Francie Ginocchio.

Dates:Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Location: CPAC

Fee: $65

Time: 9 AM – 4 PM . Please arrive at 8:30 to set up your workspace.  Bring a sack lunch and beverages.

Registration Cut-off Date: April 5, 2016

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Textural Abstract Painting

Instructor: Francheskaa


TEXTURAL ABSTRACT PAINTING will give your painting the tactile relief to the surface of the painting which will arouse excitement, curiosity and intrigue.

ADDITIVE AND SUBSTRACTIVE TECHNIQUES applied to the surface of the painting. (These materials will be furnished)

TEXTURED TOOLS, GELS AND HEAVY MOLDING PASTE will be adhered to the painting either following the patterned designed or accentuating the colored shapes. The texture will dramatized the movement and rhythm in the painting.

The TEXTURE adds a new dimension to the 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:April 14 and 21, 2016

Location: CPAC

Fee: $130

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

Registration Cut-off Date: April 7, 2016

Click here to view supply list.
Click here to review CPAC’s registration procedure.
Click here to register on-line.