Adult Workshops

 

Creating Portraits and Landscapes Using Suggestive Brushwork

Instructor: David Simons

 

Join David Simons for a great three 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.

This workshop we will focus on:

  1. How your painting can transcend the subject
  2. Seeing with the painter’s eye
  3. Strengthening value relationships

As always, David will guide you step by step to create two to three paintings. A demonstration will be done each morning and individual instruction will be given to each student while they paint in the afternoons. 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: November 17, 18,and 19, 2021

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

Location: CPAC

Fee: $400, Early Bird Special $370 if paid in full by October 20, 2021

Registration Cut-off Date: November 10, 2021

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Where do I Start?

Instructor: Fran Sutherland

 

Learn how to find your artistic vision and to choose the painting style that’s most appropriate for your ideas/subjects. Fran, who has over 40 years of art teaching experience, will have you work through a series of exercises to determine possible areas of interest for your paintings. Then she will aid you in selecting the appropriate medium (pastels, acrylics, watercolors or water based oils) to achieve the best results. Fran will discuss unique qualities of each brush (or pastels) for each media and how to hold each tool. In addition, she will demonstrate how to create the best strokes for each of medium. In the afternoon, each student will practice the appropriate strokes with their medium of choice to create your composition.

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. View works by Fran at Fran Sutherland.Contact Fran at 845-464-8071 if you have any questions.

Dates: December 1, 2021

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

Location: CPAC

Fee: $135, Early Bird Special $120 if paid in full by November 3, 2021.

Supplies: Students should bring art supplies that they own which could include pastels and/or paints (only water base oils), brushes, paper and/or canvas, paper towels, and a water container to understanding how to use them. Fran will bring extra materials for executing the idea determined in the morning in the medium chosen for that painting.

Registration Cut-off Date: November 24, 2021

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Color Choices for Painting Success

Instructor: Roberta Rogers

 

This workshop will encourage students to experiment with various color combinations for a more creative and successful expression. Landscapes will be considered for subjects, but students may choose their favorite theme.

Various color combinations can change the way we creatively express any subject. The opportunity to examine color triads will take away the “mud” and give students secrets for success without fear!

Roberta Rogers hold a Master’s Degree in Art from California State University at Fresno. A third generation watercolorist, Rogers has specialized in water color landscapes and historic architecture of the Southwest. Her work is recognized by its’ sparkling color, attention to detail and interesting views of subject matter.

The artist taught Watercolor for 25 years at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff before moving to Tubac where she has taught for the Tubac Center for the Arts and Tubac School of Fine Arts. Currently showing at Tubac Arts and Gifts at 30 Tubac Road and exhibiting at various outdoor shows such at the Tubac Festival of Fine Art and Art in the Park-July 4th in Flagstaff are shows! Best of Show in Arizona Aqueous Competition for 2019 for “Red Hots.” View works by Roberta at Roberta Rogers

Dates: January 5, 6, and 7, 2022

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

Location: CPAC

Fee: $330, Registration Cut-off Date: December 29, 2021

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The Wonderful World of Collage/Mixed Media

Instructors: Betsy Kimbrough and Susan Ettl

 

Join Betsy and Susan to explore color, texture, and design: two points of view in one-three day workshop. Have fun creating your own collage papers as well as ephemera for inclusion in a series of mixed media pieces you will create. Betsy and Susan will reveal many secrets of collage, the rule of differences, and how to use amazing papers in your work. Composition, patterns, textures, marks, and color will be covered to aid each student to express their inner artist in many ways to create dynamic work. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists. Come join the fun and camaraderie.

The class begins with collage papers being created using paints and natural dyes (tea, coffee, hibiscus flowers, etc.). An easy method for creating your personal palette of colors as well as learning some basic color terminology, will help students produce a wide variety of colored collage papers. Students will also make their own stamps and stencils using simple tools. Betsy and Susan have develop some fun design exercises to get students creative juices flowing. These will be followed by students creating a series of collages, while learning some easy design principles and formats.

Betsy is an award winning artist and avid art journal creator who enjoys sharing that passion with others. As an experienced workshop leader she is eager to help you enhance or begin your art practice through creative collages and art journaling. View works by Betsy at Betsy Kimbrough Art and Betsy Kimbrough Art Journals.

Susan Ettl is also an award winning artist and instructor who creates vibrant collages and paintings, which focus on the interplay of color and texture produced by layering paints and paper. Susan has taught art workshops for both adults and children. She encourages her students to create their own images to use in their work. View works by Susan at Susan Ettl.

Dates: February 9, 10 and 11, 2022

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

Location: CPAC

Fee Includes a Few Special Supplies: $340, Early Bird Special $310 if paid in full by January 12, 2022.

Registration Cut-off Date: February 2, 2022

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Personalized Painting

Instructor: Fran Sutherland

 

Join Fran for a wonderful workshop to learn how to create a painting with your preferred paint media (water color, acrylic or water based oil paints). Painting is an art form that uses brushes and color to express its subject and/or idea. This course is open to both experienced painters as well as those with little or no painting experience.

Day One

  • Brainstorming and choosing a personal and meaningful subject or idea
  • Using thumbnail sketches, select, and create the compositional picture plane which works best
  • Practice beginning a painting
  • Critique

Day Two

  • Why different brushes are used for different paint media
  • What size and shape brush works best for your painting
  • How to load and stroke the paint onto a paper or canvas surface
  • Demonstration of glazing and impasto techniques
  • Proceed with your painting
  • Critique

Day Three

  • The importance of light and color as it relates to your painting
  • Color theory exercises
  • Individual instruction
  • Critique

Frans’ approach to leading a workshop is to establish a rapport with each participant. The sessions will consist primarily of painting time with individual instruction followed by group critiques.
An award winning artist and teacher, Fran Sutherland earned her BS and MS degrees at the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY. She is a member of the Arts Society of Kingston (ASK) Kingston, NY, Woodstock Art Association and Museum (WAAM), Woodstock, NY, Tubac Center of the Arts, and the Santa Rita Art League (SRAL), Green Valley, AZ.

Whether working with encaustics, oils, acrylics, water color or mixed media Frans’ art reveals personal experiences with the places of her worldwide travels. View works by Fran at Fran Sutherland. Contact Fran at 845-464-8071 if you have any questions.

Dates: March 9, 10, and 11, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (1 hour break for lunch) (bring a sack lunch).

Location: CPAC

Fee: $330, Early Bird Special $300 if paid in full by February 9, 2022.

Supplies: Students should bring art supplies that they own which could include pastels and/or paints (only water base oils), brushes, paper and/or canvas, paper towels, and a water container to understanding how to use them. Fran will bring extra materials for executing the idea determined in the morning in the medium chosen for that painting.

Registration Cut-off Date: March 2, 2022

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Plein Air Impressionism

Instructor: Charles Thomas

 


In this two-day class we will cover the essentials of what goes into a successful outdoor location painting and how to arrive at a composition that gets to the essence of the scene rather than recording it verbatim. Students will be taught mapping values; choosing colors; paint handling; edges; depth; and atmosphere. Most importantly they will learn how to put it all together into a coherent design that says what they want to say without getting lost in details.

Working with simple shapes and accurate values, we will explore how to suggest reality without over defining it, how to see more abstractly and paint an effective design rather than render a collection of things.

Charles Thomas, b1960, began his art career as a graphic designer for a software company. He became an illustrator in 1988, creating paintings for advertising and editorial clients nationally. His work has won numerous awards including publication in the Society of illustrators Annual of American Illustration. In 1999 Thomas left the advertising world to devote his energies full time to fine art.

Since that time, his work has been recognized by the Scottsdale Artists School in their Best and Brightest competition following a 2002 workshop, and by the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society as a finalist in their national juried competitions. His work hangs in numerous private and corporate collections.

Charles makes his home in rural Southern Arizona, where he can often be found exploring the trails, backroads and byways of the West, in search of the next painting. View works by Charles at Charles Thomas

Dates: April 13 and 14, 2022

Time: 9:30 AM – 4:30 (bring a sack lunch).

Location: Patagonia (Directions provided before the workshop)

Fee: $285, Early Bird Special $260 if paid in full by March 16, 2022

Registration Cut-off Date: April 6, 2021

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