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2019 Winter - Spring Class Schedule

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Please click Register for each class for which you wish to register.

Print the page and complete each form, and then mail with your personal check for each class (or one check for total amount of all forms being submitted).

Some classes require a Supply Fee for materials furnished by the instructor. Some classes require that you provide your own supplies.  Instructor will email supply details after you register.

Non members of the Guild must add $10 to each class fee. Membership is $20 per year due in September. Go to the Membership page to pay the annual fee.

   Classes held in HOA 2 Arts and Crafts Building Topaz Room


Desert Landscapes with Robbie Summers  Register

Friday 9:00 am to noon, January 18    

All levels: $25 for members and $35 for non-members

Using landscape photos, watercolor and sharpies, you will create fabulous desert landscapes in watercolor. Bring paper towels and a water container. The instructor will supply brushes and watercolors or you may bring your own.

Call: 520 818-0817

Email: robsumart@aol.com


From the Ground Up with Barbara Cowlin  Register

Acrylics, Pastes and Mediums in Layers, Featuring Washes and Pours

Tuesdays 9:00 am to noon, January 22, 29, February 5, 12

All levels: $96 for members and $106 for non-members

This four-week class will explore how to create washes and pours for unusual effects for incorporation into your paintings. Additionally, you will paint canvas scraps using a variety of techniques to be collaged onto your paintings. Building up surfaces, sanding them down and building up again on canvases/panels will be another process taught in this class. You work back and forth on multiple canvases at the same time, building a cohesive group of paintings.

Call: 520 896 2824

Email:barbara@barbaracowlin.com


Walking in this World the Artist's Way with Deb Kress  Register

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27,    April 3

All Levels.: $20 for members and $30 for non-members

Group study of the second book in Julia Cameron's series of practical lessons in creativity. You do not have to be an artist to join this group. You can just be a maker of things and seeker of a more creative path in life.

Call: 520 661-6509

Email: debkress@gmail.com


Abstract Painting and Pouring with Francheskaa    Register

Thursday and Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, January 31, February 1    

All Levels: $120 for members and $130 for non-members

Abstract painting and pouring in acrylic in which you will combine two processes that allows the texture, line, colors, and shapes to flow creating a unity within the abstract painting. Introducing the pour to a strong abstract painting enhances the two processes together. Two or three paintings will be completed. Call for supply list.

Call:  1-(775)-772-4445

Email: francheskaa312@gmail.com


Get Up and Do It - Where to Start with Ann Johnson     Register

Thursdays 9:00 to noon continuing 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, February 7  

All Levels: $85 for members and $95 for non-members

A class that energizes participants in color/design/texture/values/compositions that develop doorways to the “big painting." Must do exercises for all painters at all levels. This class applies to all media however watercolor and acrylic will be stressed. Contact the instructor regarding supplies.

Call: 1-765-730-8509

Email: fbfogg@live.com


Waterworks with Sandy Walker   Register

Fridays 9:00 am to noon, February 8, 15, 22

All Levels: $100 for members and $110 for non-members

In this watercolor class, the goal is to finish an entire painting each day. The instructor will provide material from which to work and each day will focus on a different topic or technique. You will be working on hard/soft edges, brushwork and :what makes watercolor, watercolor. You will learn how to incorporate opposites into your plan for your composition. You will learn how to create the illusion of light in a painting using the white of the paper and understanding value.

Call: 298-8367

Email: walkersi@cox.net


Drawing Part 2 - Strengthening your Skills with Laurie Brussels  

Register

Tuesdays 9:00 am to noon, February 19, 26, March 5, 12

Intermediate to Advanced: $96 for members and $106 for non-members

This four-week class is not only for those artists who have completed Beginner Drawing but it is for people who have drawn before and would like to strengthen their drawing and seeing skills. Remember, even if you just like to paint, you can't get enough practice in drawing.

Laurie will again focus you into the right brain mode (the creative side of your brain) to enable you to easily delve into such areas as composition, perspective, folds and drapery, shading, texture, shape and line.

Call: (520) 818 0657

Email: Lauriebrussel@wbhsi.net


Watercolor 2 - Developing the Painting with Karen Brungardt 

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Tuesdays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, February 19, 26, March 5, 19

Intermediate: $96 for members, $106 for non-members

“Developing the Painting” class will focus on skills learned in Part One of Beginner Watercolor to start fully developing a painting. While you do not need Part One to take this class, it is advisable to have some skills in Watercolor painting. You will focus on using washes for skies and backgrounds, adding textures to paintings, exploring painting landscapes, florals, animals and/or birds. You will also have a “Gentle” discussion in class of student efforts as a learning tool. Each week will focus on a different aspect of developing the painting, including focal points, perspective, subject matter, and the techniques needed to develop an idea into a piece of art.

Call: 825-1845

Email: dockie@g.com


Altered Books - Mixed Media Fun with Gretchen Bierbaum 

Register

Wednesday, 10:00 am - 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm,  February 20

All Levels:  $40 for members and$50 for  non members; $5 supply cost

The instructor will teach you several collage techniques. Each page will have a different technique for altering and transferring images. When finished, each participant will have their own collage techniques book.

Bring a glue stick, scissors and any collage materials.  The instructor will provide the books and a box of collage papers.

Call: 330 656-3673

bierbaum59@gmail.com

www.nationalcollage.com


Foolproof Humdinger Abstractions with Ann Johnson   

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Thursdays 9:00 am to noon continuing 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, February 21

All Levels: $85 for members, $95 for non-members

The design approach to abstractions is not only fun, but it is success proven. The overlay process creates intriguing effects providing a rational for composition structure that makes sense of the delight of working in abstract mode, no matter the media. Collage/stamping/blowing/taping and attacking abstraction make a day of delight.

Call: 1-765-730-8509

Email: fbfogg@live.com


Make Your Own Art Collage Papers with Deb Kress  Register

Wednesday, 9:00 am to noon continuing 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, February 27

All Levels. $85 for members and $95 for non-members

Making collage papers from found paper is called re-purposing. This process is fun as you create new papers that can be used in your mixed media and collage work. We will work with drawing paper, old book pages, tissue paper, newsprint, deli papers, and 10 lb watercolor paper.

Call: 520 661-6509

Email: debkress@gmail.com


 

Quasi-Scientific Approach to Color with Ann Johnson  

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Thursday 9:00 am to noon continuing 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, February 28

All Levels: $85 for members, $95 for non-members

A goof-proof color theory based on five primary colors plus two spice colors.Cooking with Gouache and Acrylic paints creates bright wonderful paintings of award-winning and unique work. Color history, application, art appreciation, composition, design, and palette application become part of this art day.

Call: 1-765-730-8509

Email: fbfogg@live.com


Chinese Brush Painting with Alex Jones

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Fridays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, March 1, 8, 15, 22

All Levels: $96 for members, $106 for non-members

Explore the nuances of painting in the style Chinese masters have refined over centuries allowing the materials to naturally perform in the manner for which they were designed. Instructor will demonstrate a wide range of effects the that can be achieved through guided practice. This is a multi-level class that will offer a challenge to both beginners and experienced students.

This session will focus on landscape painting or "Shan Shui Hua." Class will also consist of a secondary subject such as a bird, fish, insect or some four- legged creature.

Call:395-5242

Email: achapiniones@yahoo.com

Website: www.roadsidedistractions.com


Creating Expressive Portraits Faces to Figures with Barry Sapp

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Thursdays 9:00 am to noon continuing 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, March 7, 14, 21, 28

Intermediate to Advanced: $170 for members, $180 for non-members

You will learn watercolor techniques to create expressive portraits from faces to full figures. Learn to match different stylistic approaches to the correct type of paper. Learn to paint lifelike features, mix beautiful skin tones, and create drama with light and shadow. You will be creating abstract backgrounds and lively grays, and much more.

Call: 748-7440

Email: ruinscapes@cox.net

Website: barrysappfineart.com


Drawing with Scratchboard Tools with Robbie Summers  Register

Friday 9:00 am to noon, March 8 

All levels: $25 for members and $35 for non-members

You will learn to transfer an image onto the special scratchboard paper, and then draw (scratch) out areas to expose the white areas of your image. You will then use inks to add color to complete the project. Contact instructor for suggestions for the best images to transfer.

Call: 520 818-0817

Email: robsumart@aol.com


Cowboy Boots, Saddles and Hats with Robbie Summers  Register

Friday 9:00 am to noon, March 22 

All levels: $25 for members and $35 for non-members

Using photos, watercolor and sharpies, you will create fabulous western themed paintings. Supplies Needed:  Paper towels and a water container. Instructor will furnish all the other supplies; however, if you have your own watercolors, brushes, feel free to bring them.

Call: 520 818-0817

Email: robsumart@aol.com


Create Your Spirit Collage with Deb Kress 

Register

Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 am to noon continuing 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, March 26, 27

All Levels: $85 for members, $95 for non-members

Transform your beautiful collage papers into spirit beings.

Call: 520 661-6509

Email: debkress@gmail.com


Chinese Brush Painting with Alex Jones

Register

Friday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, March 29, April 5, 12, 26

Continuing study from first session: $96 for members, $106 for non-members

Explore the nuances of painting in the style Chinese masters have refined over centuries allowing the materials to naturally perform in the manner for which they were designed. Instructor will demonstrate a wide range of effects the that can be achieved through guided practice. This is a multi-level class that will offer a challenge to both beginners and experienced students.

This session focuses on the  study of the four Seasons: Bamboo, Orchid, Plum blossom and Chrysanthemum with the emphasis on the later two. Class will also consist of a secondary subject such as a bird, fish, insect or some four- legged creature.

Call:395-5242

Email: achapiniones@yahoo.com

Website: www.roadsidedistractions.com


Back to Basics - Oil and Acrylic with Jim Morris 

Register

Wednesdays 9:00 am to noon April 3, 17, 24, May 1

Beginner to Intermediate: $96 for members and $106 for non-members

Have you found your colors flat and lifeless when you paint?  This class will cover paint mixing for color (value), value (color shade) and chroma (color brightness).  Class also includes discussion of brushes and how best to get the most out of them and which surfaces to paint on. You will learn how to properly prepare a painting for hanging, and much more.

Call: 399-6797

Email: morris@jimmorrisgallery.com

Website: jimmorris.gallery


Pet Portraits - Tips and Techniques with Kay Sullivan  

Register

Thursdays 9:00 am to noon, April 4, 11

All Levels: $50 for members and $60 for non-members

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 in watercolor and have the students do exercises in their preferred medium.

All levels are welcome but beginner students must have some experience and their own high-quality paints and brushes.  Watercolor paper for exercises will be provided. Students should bring their pet photos for discussion.

Call: 818-6601

Email: sullivan6601@gmail.com


Watercolor Rice Paper Butterflies with Robbie Summers

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Friday 9:00 am to noon, April 12

All levels: $25 for members and $35 for non-members

Using photos of butterflies, watercolor, sharpies, and rice paper, you will create wonderful paintings of butterflies. Paper towels and a water container. Instructor will furnish all the other supplies; however, if you have your own watercolors, brushes, feel free to bring them.

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Call: 520 818-0817

Email: robsumart@aol.com


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 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


For Questions about class scheduling or registration, contact:  Gail Kolenda - 61828 E Briarwood Dr. - (520) 825-9972   edu.sbfag@gmail.com