Workshops

 

Collage: Discover the Secrets of Paper

Instructor: David Adix

 

We will begin our workshop with a series of quick studies, focusing on composition, color, line and design. We will then move into larger format compositions working with themes and ideas as a basis of construction and deconstruction. We will revisit our quick studies on day two, embellishing and/or taking away and if time allows we may revisit these a third time. The afternoon of the second day we will work in photo collage from vintage books.

David Adix began working as a visual artist in the mid-1980s upon arriving in Tucson for his masters degree in theatre arts. Fascinated by the detritus and materials of everyday life, David began creating small paper works from found paper, junk mail, envelopes and whatever ‘appeared’. David collects paper from many sources–vintage paper & scrap books, old books, packing material, hand crafted paper–and his paper radar is always up for what is possible. Exploring in depth the potential of this art form–ripping, tearing, cutting and deconstructing–these techniques are part of David’s own work and taught in his collage workshops. David is represented by several galleries around the country and his work is in many private art collections. View David’s collage work at David Adix Collage

Dates: November 15 and 16, 2016

Location: CPAC

Fee: $135

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, bring a sack lunch

Registration Cut-off Date: November 8, 2016

Material Fee: $25 includes a diverse group of papers, materials and surfaces.

Students need to provide the following: 2 or 3 glue sticks [Elmer’s Xtreme (2 or 3)]; scissors; a straight edge; paper towel, newspaper and collection and inventory of papers. David prefers papers that have not been manipulated, such as, painted, drawn on, or textured. He encourages all participants to share some of their papers with the group. NOTE: Since this is a workshop meant to explore the glories of paper, please leave paint medium, acrylics, oil, pastels, pencil, ink, chalk, Prisma, and watercolor at home.

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Watercolor Discoveries

Instructor: Annella Campbell

 

Using a photo of a cactus flowers or a landscape for inspiration, Annella will lead you through the process of creating a watercolor rendition of your subject. Techniques addressed in this class include:

  1. Planning the painting using wet on wet and wet on dry.
  2. Glazing and methods to add textures.
  3. Correcting errors.
  4. Enhancing strategies.

Annella enjoys painting and drawing in many mediums. Her favorite is watercolor. She studied art at Bismarck State College and the University of North Dakota as well as Northern State in South Dakota. Her work has been shown in many galleries.

Annella is a former Artist-in-Residence at Bismarck State College and a Signature member of both the Red River Watercolor Society and the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. Active in Artists Thirteen, she also guides the Posada Agua Artists every third Friday of each month in the art room at La Posada.

Dates: December 7 and 8, 2016

Location: CPAC

Fee: $120

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Registration Cut-off Date: November 30, 2016

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A Two Day Abstract Painting Workshop

Instructor: Francheskaa

 

“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, values, lines, texture and to become aware of your 6 senses, feelings and intuitively paint from the heart and soul expressing self; that is ABSTRACT PAINTING.”

  1. CHOOSE A COMPOSITION OR PAINT WITH ABANDONMENT
  2. Attention will be placed on the mixing and painting VALUES of colors.
  3. There are 13 or more ELEMENTS OF DEPTH, to be painted to create depth on a 2 dimensional support. DEPTH creates interest, intrigue, and curiosity in a painting and keeps the viewer looking at the painting.
  4. 8 PRINCIPALS OF PAINTING are critiqued as one paints. One needs to learn how to critique their painting as they paint, not wait until they think it is finished. Learn how to know when you “ARE FINISHED.”
  5. DESIGN ELEMENTS are a dominant concern when painting. Where to put them and how to use them.
  6. CRITIQUE at the end of each day.
  7. CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ABSTRACT PAINTING.

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 18 and 19, 2017

Location: CPAC

Fee: $135

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Registration Cut-off Date: January 11, 2017

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Sketching Pursuits-Staying on Track

Instructor: Angelique Gillespie

 

Join Angelique Gillespie as she shows you how to record a sketching journey using as inspiration selective photographs taken in Spring 2016 from a ride on the Downtown Tucson’s Sun Link Train.

In this workshop, participants will learn the techniques of on-location pencil sketching, a variety of pen and ink drawing styles and watercolor techniques to enhance your images. This will be an in class activity to build your confidence so that you create your own Sun Link, Vacation Visual Diary or Neighborhood Sketching Journal using all the techniques presented by Angelique. A variety of ways to approach Sketchbook Journaling will be shown, including seeing some of Angelique’s many Sketchbooks.

For reference, you are invited to ride the Sun Link Tram before this class or take another journey you would like to record. Bring your own reference pictures to use on our sketching journey or use the ones taken on Angelique’s trip as your inspiration for creating your own sketchbook.

Hop on board for this unique artistic journey with this avid sketchbook artist. It will be lots of Fun!

Angelique Gillespie has been keeping visual journals of her travels and life experiences for over 30 years. Since she came to Green Valley 2 years ago, Angelique has recorded her local artistic encounters in 4 different sketchbooks. As a SRAL member, she enjoys plein air excursions, mastering new approaches to mixed media, and sharing the joie de vivre of the peaceful Southern Arizona lifestyle.

Dates and Time: January 24, 2017, 1:30 – 4:00 PM; January 25 and 26, 2017, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: CPAC

Fee: $145

Registration Cut-off Date: January 17, 2017

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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.”

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. You will be pouring 2 painting at a time, to let one dry and pour another one, continuing pouring, drying until the pour is completed.

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: February 8 and 9, 2017

Location: CPAC

Fee: $135

Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Registration Cut-off Date: February 1, 2017

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Collage: Alter, Layer, Fuse!

Instructor: Francie Ginocchio

 

In this three-day expanded collage workshop you will explore a unique approach to collage that begins with altering papers to create an array of colorful materials. Next you will compose, layer and fuse the altered papers to a paper foundation using a heated “tack” iron. It doesn’t stop there. Your piece will be glazed, shadowed and enriched with more paper and color. Students will work on 6” to 12” foundations and will leave with the basics of this great collage technique.

  1. Wednesday, February 22: Altered papers and foundations. Students will have a week “break” before the next session to complete and coat altered papers and prepare foundations before the second session March 1st.
  2. Wednesday, March 1: Compose collages using tack iron.
  3. Thursday, March 2: Enhance collages with glaze, shadowing, color, transfers and more.

For several years Francie has been learning and experimenting with an exciting collage method that involves altering papers (fun and endless possibilities), coating them with acrylic medium, layering, and fusing with a heated tack iron onto a foundation. Collages are further enhanced with acrylic paint and other colorful mediums. She has taken classes with and learned techniques from Laura 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), Mayo Clinic Charter House (Rochester, MN) Samaritan Bethany (Rochester, MN), Ronald McDonald House, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance (Milwaukee, WI), Wisconsin State Crime Lab, Appleton Heart Institute (Appleton, WI) and Children’s Music Network. View works by Francie at Francie Ginocchio.

Dates: February 22, March 1 and 2, 2017

Location: CPAC

Fee: $195

Material Fee: $15, includes additional collage materials from instructor: papers, stamps, pastels, other acrylic mediums, tape, etc.

Time: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM (bring a sack lunch). Please arrive by 8:30 to set up your work space.

Registration Cut-off Date: February 12, 2017

Supply List: Will be available soon.

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Abstract Painting: Series as Process

Instructor: Jane Davies

In this workshop we explore the idea that working in series is a process. Whether the resulting pieces “hang together” or not is secondary to the notion that this process gives you breathing room to explore multiple possibilities, try out different solutions to visual “problems”, and develop confidence in uncertainty.

To some, the idea of “Creating a Series” can be intimidating. It sounds so serious, and perhaps monumental. I am offering this workshop to emphasize the series as a way to format your art practice, rather than a method of creating a group of finished pieces. Working in series gives your art practice focus and momentum; rather than face the blank canvas with too many possibilities to choose from, the parameters of a series create clarity of a starting point. By considering the series the basic unit of art making, you shed the preciousness of the individual piece, the fear of “ruining” it, which can keep you stuck. Get un-stuck by working in multiples.

Using acrylic paints, collage, and drawing media, we will work in multiples based on specific guidelines and examples. As the workshop progresses, you will work more independently, setting your own parameters and starting points. Most importantly you will learn the practice of working in series as a way to keep your creativity alive and thriving!

Jane Davies is a full time artist working in painting and encaustics. Beginning as a potter in the early nineties, Davies transitioned into freelance art, using painting and collage as her medium. For the past six years she has been teaching workshops nationwide and making art. She has written four instructional books, and produced one instructional DVD.

Jane’s Teaching Philosophy

I believe that making art is a journey with very few hand-holds and only a general road map. Each participant has to find his or her own way, while at the same time remain open to learning from others. While I may teach a multitude of techniques, my focus is on the back-and-forth play of spontaneity and intention that characterizes the creative process. I try to pave the way into that precarious I-don’t-know-what-to-do-next zone, where you are challenged to forge a personal path, with guidance, to discover the satisfaction of making art that is truly your own. Cultivating a degree of comfort, or at least willingness, with that awkward territory of not-knowing, is one of the keys to finding your creative edge. View works by Jane at Jane Davies.

Dates: March 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2017

Location: CPAC

Fee: $486

Material Fee: $10

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Registration Cut-off Date: March 13, 2017

Supply List: Will be available soon.

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Better Values, Better Paintings

Instructor: David Simons

 

Join David Simons for a great two day workshop where he will share his secrets for creating impressive paintings. You will learn how to trust yourself and paint what you see (shapes) and not what you think you see (objects). To accomplish this, he will teach you how to train your inner critic to focus on shape, color, values and their relationships instead of objects.

During this class, David will guide you step by step to create one landscape and one portrait. He will address which colors to apply during each step, thickness of paint applications through each step, using different planes of brushes, auditioning colors, and most importantly seeing layers of brushstrokes.

David Simons is a self-taught artist of over 30 years from Tubac, Arizona. His unique and captivating oil paintings have made him one of the most notable artists in the Southwest, with collectors worldwide. Displaying a range of diverse subjects in his work, David brings his signature style to life with scenes from the southwest, seascapes, portraits, still life, and more. David also hosts workshops on oil painting and is a renowned artist not only by Arizona locals, but national publications such as Southwest Art, Art Talk Magazine, and Arizona Highways.

“Oil painting for me is a meditative experience — essential to my well-being, and a necessary part of my life. Painting brings me great joy, and, I hope, uplifts the hearts of those who view my work.

I like to explore the subtle ways that light affects the subject. I also enjoy color, but the value relationships in a scene are what interest me most. I also like to emphasize the abstract nature of what surrounds us.” View works by David at David Simons

Dates: April 12 and 13, 2017

Location: CPAC

Fee: $235

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (bring a sack lunch).

Registration Cut-off Date: April 5, 2017

Supply List: Will be available soon.

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