Art Classes

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2018 Winter-Spring Class Schedule

 Non-members - you can save $10/class by joining the

SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild ($20/year).  

To sign up now, go to the Membership Page.

Complete the registration form, print it, and mail with your check to Jim Morris.


January 2018

Tuesday Oils with Wanda Mitchell Tucker

Tuesdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm  Jan 9,16, 23, 30       Register here  All Levels $100 for members, $110 for non-members     Beginning to intermediate oil classes featuring paint-along instruction. Students choosing to paint independently will receive critiques and help as needed. Call: Cell 1-928-812-5701; Home 520-356-7626 Email: wandamitchelltucker.studioaz@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/wanda.tucker.3150

Wednesday Oils with Wanda Mitchell Tucker

Wednesdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Jan 10, 17, 24, 31       Register here All Levels: $100 members, $110 non-members   Beginning to intermediate oil classes featuring paint-along instruction. Students choosing to paint independently will receive critiques and help as needed. Call: Cell 1-928-812-5701; Home 520-356-7626 Email: wandamitchelltucker.studioaz@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/wanda.tucker.3150

Journaling with Pocket Sketching with Kath Macauley

Thursday-Saturday 10:00am to 3:30pm, Jan 11, 12, 13            Register here All Levels: $230 for members, $240 non-members; Supply Fee $40 Start with basics of contrast, color and focal point while learning Pocket Sketching (with landscape from photo; still life and people) and then explore different techniques for illustrating your personal journal for travel or pleasure. Includes introduction to different formats and their advantages or disadvantages for travel. Email:  kath@pocketsketching.com Call: 520-318-9291 (Cell 520-870-9990) Website:  http://www.pocketsketching.com

Beginning Watercolor Part 1 with Karen Brungardt

Tuesdays 9:00am to noon, Jan 16, 23, 30 and Saturday Jan 27       Register here All Levels: $100 for members, $110 non-members; $10 Supply fee This class is for those who want to learn to paint in watercolor for the first time or to return to watercolor painting after a hiatus or just want to brush up on techniques with guidance.  Definitely for beginners—and up!  Each class will build on techniques learned the prior week.  The goal is to have at least one painting completed by the end of the series. Email: dockie@Q.com Call: 520-825-1845 Website:  www.brushmarks.weebly.com 

Watercolor and Sharpies:Butterflies with Robbie Summers

Wednesday 9:00am to noon, Jan 17       Register here All Levels: $25 for members, $35 for non-members After drawing a large circle on your paper, you will create a composition of butterflies.  Then using sharpies and watercolor, you will complete the painting Email: robsumart@aol.com Call: 818-0817 (home)  273-8655 (cell)

Book Study Course: Gaining Artistic Inspiration based on The Artist's Way with Deb Kresnicka

 Register here   Wednesdays, 6:45pm to 8:00pm, Jan 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14, 21: Apr 4, 11, 18           All Levels: $12 for members, $22 for non-members This book study is for anyone who is interested in practicing the art of creative living. Have you ever dreamed of being somehow more creative? You can learn to create more freely through your willing use of the tools this book provides. You will go through a chapter a week and start by doing morning pages, reading and possibly doing one of the suggested tasks. This is a non-threatening group where you will meet and discuss your discoveries of the week.   Email:debkress@gmail.com Call: 520-66-16509

Shibouri: The Inventive Shape of Japanese Dyeing with Loraine Stillman

Thursday 9:00am to 4;00pm, Jan 18, 25           Register here Saturday 1:00pm to 4:00pm,  Jan 27 All Levels: $95 for members, $105 for non-members; $15 Supply fee Shibouri is a traditional Japanese method of creating designs on fabrics through assorted methods of resist dyeing, i.e., sewing, clamping, and folding. The simplified version we know as tie dyeing. A beautiful original silk scarf will be the end product. Email: Lorainestillman@gmail.com Call: 825-6901

Revisiting the Old and Experiencing the New (Drawing) with Laurie Brussel

Fridays 9:00am to noon, Jan 19, 26 and Feb 2, 9              Register here Beginner-Intermediate: $95 for members, $105 for non-members This new class will be both a review of past drawing classes as well as the experience of facing new challenges. It will not only focus on certain troublesome and challenging drawing areas such as shading, perspective and composition, but it will also take you on a creative journey into new projects (possibly new mediums) and ideas. Email: lauriebrussel@icloud.com Call: 520 818 0657

Rock Your Socks Off with Alcohol Ink (Ink and Yupo) with Francheskaa

Saturday and Sunday,10:00am to 4:00pm Jan 20, 21        Register here All Levels $125 for members, $135 for non-members; Supply fee $40 Note: If you plan to bring your own supplies, please contact the instructor. Alcohol Inks are intense colors that excite the human spirit. There are twelve techniques you can use pouring and painting Abstracts and Realism. Explore and have fun with these incredible inks on Yupo. Website:  francheskaapaints.com Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com Call: 1-775-772-4445

How to be a Sunday Painter with Jim Morris

Wednesdays 9:00am to noon, Jan 24, 31 and Feb 7, 14, 21          Register here All Levels: $20 for members, $30 for non-members; $40 Supply fee This class is intended for people that want to try a different painting style. My intent is not to make you an artist but to show you one way to be a successful representational painter using my broken color technique. There will be homework. One class will be critique. Call: Jim Morris (520) 399-6797 Email: morris@saddlebrooke.me

Traditional Techniques of Chinese Painting Part 1 with Alex Chapin Jones

Fridays 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Jan 19, 26 and Feb 2, 9               Register here Beginners: $80 for members, $90 for non-members Explore the nuances of painting in the style Chinese masters have developed and refined over many centuries. Geared to all levels of artistic experience, I will demonstrate the wide range and variety of effects that can be achieved through guided practice using the brushes, inks and paper from China. Chinese artists endeavored to express the spiritual essence of their subject, allowing the materials to naturally perform in the manner for which they were designed. Call cell: 520-395-5242 email: achapinjones@yahoo.com

February 2018

Losing your Marbles (watercolor) with Ann Johnson        

Thursdays 9:00am to 4:00pm, Feb 1, 8          Register here Beginner+: $120 for members, $130 for non-members Glazing watercolor techniques, incorporating wet-into-wet, masking, scrubbing, negative painting, tips for fixing mistakes and detail brushwork using colorful marbles on glass to achieve reflective shine and sparkling watercolors. Email:  houseslipper@live.com Call:  765 730-8509 Website: F.B.Fogg.com

Beginning Watercolor Part 2 with Karen Brungardt

Tuesdays 9:00am to noon, Feb 6,13, 20, 27          Register here All Levels: $100 for members, $110 for non-members This class continues on from Part 1, but can be taken as a stand-alone class.  Part 2 focuses on composition, design, color theory and painting a complete painting weekly using different techniques learned in Part 1 and also introducing new techniques in Part 2.  Focus will be on using the transparency of watercolor pigments to really bring out the light, contrast and use of color in the painting project. Email: dockie@Q.com Call: 520-825-1845 Website:  www.brushmarks.weebly.com 

Wednesday Oil with Wanda Mitchell Tucker  

Wednesdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm,  Feb 7, 14, 21, 28       Register here All Levels: $100 for members, $110 for non-members Beginning to intermediate oil classes featuring paint-along instruction. Students choosing to paint independently will receive critiques and help as needed. Call: Cell 1-928-812-5701; Home 520-356-7626 Email: wandamitchelltucker.studioaz@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/wanda.tucker.3150

Altered Books with Gretchen Bierbaum

Tuesdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27    Register here All levels: $120 for members, $130 for non-members The cover of an altered book should announce to the viewer that there will be paper surprises within.  There are many opportunities to carve, paint, fold and glue pages together. One can usually create a window with a view of the art on the next page. The most compatible medium for book pages is collage. Layers can be added and subtracted (decollage). Many types of paint do not work on book paper, therefore, you can “paint” with pieces of paper using glue that is archival and it does not make  wrinkles. You drill holes near the edges of a hardcover where you attach embellishments to add another dimension to the book. Email:  bierbaum59@gmail.com Call: 330 656-3673 Website:  www.nationalcollage.com

Go Gouache with Ann Johnson

Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm,  Feb 15      Register here All levels: $60 for members, $70 for non-members Gouache is a luminous watercolor paint technique which can be re-wet and manipulated with transparent watercolor. Learning to use this media to hide many disasters and to soften and flatten background shapes becomes a valuable tool for all types of watercolor.  Join me in learning this fascinating two-brush technique. Email:  houseslipper@live.com Call:  765 730-8509 Website: F.B.Fogg.com

At the Heart of It: Composition with Ann Johnson

Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm,  Feb 22      Register here Beginners+: $60 for members, $70 for non-members Fundamentals of composition are not rules to paint by, but merely set the stage for simplification of design for the creative mind.  Learn elements that work for one’s own style and why.  Learn a variety of techniques used in watercolor and the vocabulary of paint to make a masterpiece. . Email:  houseslipper@live.com Call:  765 730-8509 Website: F.B.Fogg.com

My Wonderful World of Color with Laurie Brussel

Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm, Feb 23, 24        Register here All Levels: $95 for members, $105 for non-members In this workshop, Laurie will talk about color theory as well as choosing and matching the right colors that will give both life and interest to your artwork. She will also show how color can bring out mood and expression. You will learn how ordinary paint chips can help you through this process. Email: lauriebrussel@icloud.com Call: 520 818 0657

Watercolor and Sharpie: Numbers and Letters with Robbie Summers

Wednesday 9:00am to noon, Feb 28         Register here All Levels: $25 for members, $35 for non-members Using templates of numbers and letters, you will create an array of number and letters.  To complete your composition, you will use sharpies to add patterns.  Finally you will add watercolor to complete the painting. Email: robsumart@aol.com Call: 818-0817 (home)  273-8655 (cell)

March 2018

Action in Watercolor with Barry Sapp

Thursdays 9:00am to 3:00pm, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22       Register here Intermediate: $170 for members and $180 for non-members Intermediate class teaching the secrets of movement and action using the medium of watercolor. Impressionistic techniques to add three-dimensional excitement to your two-dimensional compositions. Source material subjects include rodeo, western, animals, cars, trains and anything that contains movement or action. Email:   ruinscapes@cox.net Call: 520-748-7440 Website: www.barrysappfineart.com

Acrylics with Laurie Brussel

Fridays 9:00am to noon, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23      Register here All Levels: $95 for members, $105 for non-members This four-week course is for all levels. In the first class Laurie will go over paints, brushes, painting surfaces, and Acrylic mediums. She will give a short lesson in color theory, how to mix paints and go over different techniques. Students will work on their own projects at their individual pace. Laurie will work with each student individually. There will be a class critique as well as various demonstrations. Email: lauriebrussel@icloud.com Call: 520 818 0657

Traditional Techniques of Chinese Painting Part 2 with Alex Chapin Jones

Fridays 1:00pm to 3:00pm, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23        Register here Adv Beginner: $80 for members, $90 for non-members Chinese artists endeavored to express the spiritual essence of their subject, allowing the materials to naturally perform in the manner for which they were designed. Part 2 will focus more on using color while exploring some of the more refined techniques used to create flower/bird and landscape paintings. Call cell: 520-395-5242 email: achapinjones@yahoo.com

Basic Collage with Deb Kress

Tuesdays 9:00am to noon, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27         Register here Beginner +: $80 for members, $90 for non-members Do you have trip mementos, family stuff, a favorite theme or subject? Together with the instructor supplies and your items and supplies, you will create a mixed media collage.  In class you will go over making your own papers, what mediums to use in different methods, composition, color choices. It will be fun. Email: debkress@gmail.com Call: 520 661 6509

Tuesday Oils with Wanda Mitchell Tucker

Tuesdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm  Mar 7,14, 21, 28       Register here  All Levels $100 for members, $110 for non-members     Beginning to intermediate oil classes featuring paint-along instruction. Students choosing to paint independently will receive critiques and help as needed. Call: Cell 1-928-812-5701; Home 520-356-7626 Email: wandamitchelltucker.studioaz@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/wanda.tucker.3150

Printmaking 101 and Beyond with Loraine Stillman

Wednesdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Mar 7, 14, 21, 28       Register here All Levels: $95 for members and $105 for non-members Have fun learning several ways to do Relief Prints. Among these will be art gum cut prints, collographs, and soft cut tiles. You will be able to make multiples of original artwork. Perhaps you want to create your own cards. If you have already taken my class or have previously done prints, move on to doing woodcuts. Email: Lorainestillman@gmail.com Call: 825-6901

Watercolor and Sharpies:Desert Landscapes with Robbie Summers

Wednesday 9:00am to noon, Mar 7      Register here All Levels: $25 for members, $35 for non-members Using photographs of the desert landscape, you will duplicate the landscape onto your paper. Then using sharpies, you will add patterns and watercolor to create a truly unique Arizona landscape. Email: robsumart@aol.com Call: 818-0817 (home)  273-8655 (cell)

Watercolor and Sharpies:Hummingbirds with Robbie Summers

Friday 1:00pm to 4:00pm   Mar 16       Register here All Levels: $25 for members, $35 for non-members Bring any source material on hummingbirds, Using your source material, we will develop a hummingbird environment.  Finally completing the painting in watercolor. Email: robsumart@aol.com Call: 818-0817 (home)  273-8655 (cell)

Watercolor and Sharpies:Build a Composition from any Source with Robbie Summers

Wednesday 9:00am to noon, Mar 21      Register here All Levels: $25 for members, $35 for non-members Using a view finder, you will isolate an area of interest using any source material. Then you will develop a composition that builds on this original area. You will complete your painting using watercolors. Sharpies are optional. Email: robsumart@aol.com Call: 818-0817 (home)  273-8655 (cell)

Color Gymnastics: Losing Weight (In your Paint Box) with Ann Johnson

Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm, Mar 29        Register here All Levels: $60 for members. $70 for non-members Watercolor: The three primaries can paint it all. A limited palette helps the painter grow. Ratio of water to pigment, transparent overlays, warm and cool creation of texture, heightening and lowering color intensities all change a pigment. Learn to make the new colors, not buy.  Exercises that teach! Email:  houseslipper@live.com Call:  765 730-8509 Website: F.B.Fogg.com

April

Watercolor and Sharpies: Bottles and Bubbles with Robbie Summers

Wednesday 9:00am to noon, Apr 4      Register here All Levels: $25 for members, $35 for non-members Using various wine bottles and glasses, you will create a composition, adding patterns with sharpie. Finally, adding watercolors to complete your painting. Email: robsumart@aol.com Call: 818-0817 (home)  273-8655 (cell)

Yippee for Yupo with Ann Johnson      

Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm, Apr 5         Register here All Levels: $60 for members, $70 for non-members Learn how to apply transparent layering on this new synthetic watercolor surface.  Underpainting, fluidity, vibrant color, texture, subtractive and additive pigments become controllable when YUPO is understood.  Tools of the trade and application techniques experienced.  Come paint on this “dream of a surface.” Email:  houseslipper@live.com Call:  765 730-8509 Website: F.B.Fogg.com

Watercolor and Sharpies: Portraits Inspired by Picasso with Robbie Summers

Friday 9:00am to noon, Apr 13      Register here All Levels: $25 for members, $35 for non-members After learning more about Pablo Picasso, you will experiment with magazine faces and assembling them into a Picasso likeness. Finally, you will Draw and Paint your original portraits using watercolors. Sharpies are optional. Email: robsumart@aol.com Call: 818-0817 (home)  273-8655 (cell)

Watercolor and Sharpies: Still Life in Tiles with Robbie Summers

Wednesday  9:00am to noon, Apr 18      Register here All Levels: $25 for members, $35 for non-members After assembling, drawing and painting a pleasing still life, you will cut the drawing into squares and reassemble and glue to a black background. Thus creating an illusion of painted tiles. Email: robsumart@aol.com Call: 818-0817 (home)  273-8655 (cell)

Tuesday Oils with Wanda Mitchell Tucker

Tuesdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm,   April 3, 10, 17, 24      Register here  All Levels $100 for members, $110 for non-members     Beginning to intermediate oil classes featuring paint-along instruction. Students choosing to paint independently will receive critiques and help as needed. Call: Cell 1-928-812-5701; Home 520-356-7626 Email: wandamitchelltucker.studioaz@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/wanda.tucker.3150

Wednesday Oils with Wanda Mitchell Tucker

Wednesdays 1:00pm to 4:00pm, April 4,11,18,25         Register here All Levels: $100 members, $110 non-members   Beginning to intermediate oil classes featuring paint-along instruction. Students choosing to paint independently will receive critiques and help as needed. Call: Cell 1-928-812-5701; Home 520-356-7626 Email: wandamitchelltucker.studioaz@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/wanda.tucker.3150

 Free Opportunities for Guild Members

Free Non-Critique 

Second Wednesday 9 am -11am                Topaz Room On the second Wednesday of each month come join us to discuss your latest art project and art in general. Bring a painting you are working on or you have just finished to share with us. You don't have any projects you are working on right now? Come anyway and join the interesting and sometimes lively discussions. Or just come to meet your fellow SaddleBrooke artists. Call: Jim Morris (520) 399-6797- Email: morris@saddlebrooke.me

Open Studio 

Open Studio Exploration Sessions

No registration required: first come, first served. You must provide your own supplies. Contact the session leader for more information. All Open Studio sessions are held in the Topaz Room, HOA2 Arts and Crafts Building. Friday - Watercolor with Guild Artists – 1:00pm,  Dec. 1, 8, and 15 Monday - Soul Collage with Deb Kresnicka – 1:00pm, Dec. 4

Monday Morning Open Studio

Every week 9 am -12 pm in Topaz Room
For Questions about class scheduling or registration, contact: Registrar: Class Registration  Jim Morris - 61602 E Border Rock Rd. - (520) 399-6797 - reg.sbfag@gmail.com Education Chair: Class scheduling Eileen Aird - 63391 E Flower Ridge Drive - (201) 390-6312   edu.sbfag@gmail.com