Art Classes

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2018 Summer Class Schedule

Class Registration

Contact the class instructor to register in the summer.

Members and Non-Members pay $25 directly to the instructor for each class.

Classes held in HOA 2 Arts and Crafts Building unless noted otherwise


Two Different Ways to Paint Hummingbirds with Karen Brungardt  

Tuesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, July 17

Learn two of those approaches using pen and ink and watercolor, and then watercolor with Sharpies. The drawings on paper will be supplied.

Contact Karen Brungardt at dockie@q.com or call 825-1845


Color Lab 101 - Color Explosion with Gail Kolenda

Tuesday 9:00 am to 12 noon, July 25

Experiment and learn about pure colors, tints, shades, and neutrals. After creating a chart, the class will create an accordion art piece with these colors and a poem.

Contact Gail Kolenda at skooter350@gmail.com or call 825-9972


How to paint Flowers with Ink and Watercolors with Karen Brungardt

Tuesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, July 31

This way is fun and expressive, colorful and loose! Drawings will be supplied on watercolor paper.  Contact Karen Brungardt at dockie@q.com or call 825-1845


Color Lab 101 - Teabag Fun with Gail Kolenda

Tuesday 9:00 am to 12 noon, August 7

Create an abstract with tea stains, color and ink.
Contact Gail Kolenda at skooter350@gmail.com or call 825-9972


Pet Portraits Tips and Techniques Part 1 with Kay Sullivan

Thursday, 9:00 am to 12 noon, August 9

This the first part of a two-part class on creating pet portraits. In this class Kay Sullivan will share what she has learned from doing pet portraits for the last sixteen years: everything from the photo shoot or using the right reference photo to how to capture the eyes and fur with your paint. She will demonstrate techniques and have the students do exercises in watercolor or acrylics. All levels are welcome but students must have their own paints and brushes. Paper for exercises will be provided.

Contact Kay Sullivan at sullivan6601@gmail.com or call 818-6601


Three Different Ways to Paint Trees in Watercolor with Karen Brungardt

Tuesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, August 14

Explore three ways to paint trees using a variety of techniques:  Watercolor, sponges, and a spray bottle for three desert trees. Please bring your own supplies.

Contact Karen Brungardt at dockie@q.com or call 825-1845


Pet Portraits Part 2 with Kay Sullivan

Thursday 9:00 am to 12 noon, August 16

Part 2 puts what you learned in Part 1 into action. Bring some photos and work on your own first pet portrait.

Contact Kay Sullivan at sullivan6601@gmail.com  or call 818-6601


Summer Watercolor Journals Group with Catherine Eighmy

Friday 9:00 am, August 17    Tohono Chul Restaurant Patio

Prerequisite: Experience with sketching and watercolor

You will explore the delight of sketching with pens and watercolor. Bring a pencil, fine-point permanent and non-permanent ink pens, sketchbook with watercolor paper, watercolor supplies and a sunhat. 

Contact Catherine Eighmy at eighmycatherine@gmail.com   or call 520.548.5032

Call and leave a voicemail or email for Catherine as soon as you are committed. She will be on travelling in July and will make reservations in August.


Color Lab 101 - Torn Papers with Gail Kolenda

Tuesday 9:00 am to 12 noon, August 21

Create your own papers. Using these papers, we will assemble a collage and complete with additional painting and textures.

Contact Gail Kolenda at skooter350@gmail.com or call 825-9972


Summer Watercolor Journals Group with Catherine Eighmy

Friday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, August 17

Prerequisite: Experience with sketching and watercolor

Join the group in the Topaz Room with a refreshing beverage for an afternoon spent sketching with pen and ink and watercolors.

Contact Catherine Eighmy at eighmycatherine@gmail.com   or call 520.548.5032

Call and leave a voicemail or email for Catherine as she will be travelling in July.


Three Different Ways to Paint Skies with Karen Brungardt

Tuesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, August 28

Skies are so important to a landscape paintings. Learn to paint three types of skies: loose with clouds, sunsets, and a cloudy sky (perhaps monsoon storms). 

Contact Karen Brungardt at dockie@q.com or call 825-1845


 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


Monday Morning Open Studio

Every week 9 am -12 pm in Topaz Room


Open Figure Drawing Studio with Laurie Brussel

First Saturday each month in the Topaz Room

Registrar: Class Registration 

Jim Morris - 61602 E Border Rock Rd. - (520) 399-6797 - reg.sbfag@gmail.com

Education Chair: Class scheduling

Gail Kolenda - 61828 E Briarwood Dr. - (520) 825-9972   edu.sbfag@gmail.com