Adult Workshops

 

Media Manipulation

Oil Resist with Acrylic Paint

Instructor: Fran Sutherland

 


As Albert Einstein said: “The only thing that’s constant is change.” “Feeling and seeing art subjects and ideas is personalized” summarizes Fran’s approach to creativity. In this workshop, the oil media resist acrylic technique will be used to recycle an old painting for fun. Fran utilized this acrylic texture atmospheric technique when she painted her award winning art piece, Canyon Cliff (left). Choose a canvas to repaint on or do it over emphasizing the original intent with texture and atmosphere. Enjoy this creative process.

Day One

  • Elements and principles of design and the relationship to the subject and/or idea of the composition
  • Demonstration of Acrylic resisting oil medium technique
  • Student practice this new technique.

Day Two

  • Begin work on new painting
  • Critique

Day Three

  • Continue on artwork begun on Day 2 or start a second painting
  • Individual instruction
  • Critique

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. 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.

Dates: January 30—February 1, 2023

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

Location: Theater Lobby at CPAC

Fee: $330, Early Bird Special $300 if paid in full by January 3, 2023.

Registration Cut-off Date: January 23, 2023

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Rockscapes

Watercolor for Arizona Landscapes

Instructor: Roberta Rogers

 


Students will have the opportunity to use color, shapes and textures to express the Arizona “Rockscapes.” This topics abounds with possibilities since it includes big skies, flora and earth. Favorite subjects include the Grand Canyon, Red Rock Crossing, Painted Desert, Antelope Canyon, and others.

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: February 21, 22, and 23, 2023

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

Location: Theater Lobby at CPAC

Fee: $330, Early Bird Special $300 if paid in full by January 24, 2023.

Registration Cut-off Date: February 14, 2023

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Seeing Better, Painting Better

Instructor: David Simons

 


The key to good painting is observation so when we learn to see better we will paint better. This workshop is designed for beginners to advanced oil painters. While some techniques will be taught, the focus will be on observation and painting essentials. A demonstration will be done each morning and individual instruction will be given to each student while they paint in the afternoons.

As always, David will guide you step by step to create two 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: March 6, 7 and 8, 2023

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

Location: Theater Lobby at CPAC

Fee: $515, Early Bird Special $470 if paid in full by February 6, 2023

Registration Cut-off Date: February 27, 2023

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Painting Light – Creating Atmosphere

Instructor: Tonja Vojacek Sell

 

Create luminous paintings filled with light or with a dramatic atmosphere by better understanding keys to color and contrast that alter the mood of your paintings regardless of the subject. Learn tools, tricks and techniques to paint anything with more confidence whether you are an experienced painter or just starting the journey.

Tonja will provide solid individual guidance and valuable personalized critique in a fun, experimental environment. Composition; contrast; value; color-mixing; painted edges; paint and surface manipulation; and much more will be covered in this exciting three day workshop. Oil, Acrylic, Pastel, and Mixed-media are welcome.

Each day will include teaching and demonstration. Participants will work on their own painting(s) from images they bring with plenty of one-on-one instruction.

Tonja Vojacek Sell is a Wisconsin native and daughter of glass artisans. She attended the Milwaukee School of Art & Design, where she studied fine arts, drawing, and illustration.

Tonja lives with her family in the home, teaching studio & gallery they built near Lake Superior. They spend part of their winters in Cochise County, AZ. Tonja works in and teaches many different mediums; including oil, acrylic, watercolor, ceramic, glass, felt and more!

Tonja is an award winning artist who has been represented by galleries across the country and her work is in multiple private collections Internationally. She is well known for her figurative work but enjoys painting a wide range of subjects and styles.

She and her husband, Matthew, also lead International Art Tours where students explore and paint. Links to her online classes may be found on her website.

Dates: April 3 – 5, 2023

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

Location: Theater Lobby at CPAC

Fee: $370, Early Bird Special $335 if paid in full by March 6, 2023

Registration Cut-off Date: March 27, 2023

Supply List: Will be available soon.

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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 in graphic design and then spent twelve years as an illustrator before delving into fine art in 1998. As a fine artist, Charles’ work has been recognized by the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society, where he has been a finalist in their national exhibitions. An experienced workshop instructor, Charles has taught classes in Utah and Arizona teaching in outdoor and studio environments.

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 10 and 11, 2023

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

Location: Rancho Santa Cruz, located just south of Tubac on the frontage road

Fee: $305, Early Bird Special $280 if paid in full by March 13, 2023

Registration Cut-off Date: April 3, 2023

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