Saturday, April 11, 2020

Animal Portraits in Watercolor

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, this class was cancelled.

Express your love for animals. Honor your beloved pet, domestic or favorite wild animal with a portrait in watercolor! This fun and exciting class will cover all the steps from start to finish, including excellent guidance and demonstration. Learn how to select the best materials and choose a great reference photograph to work from. Discover new color mixing techniques and find answers to the ever-present question of how to treat the background. You will also learn how to create animal fur and texture. By the end of this class, you will be empowered to paint your favorite animals with confidence!


Meets: (3) Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Apr. 11, 18 & 25 in 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Stacy Egan
Format: Lecture & demonstration, individual feedback or one-on-one instruction will be provided, during in class exercises or studio practice.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Medium: Watercolor
Techniques: Specific to watercolor painting
Materials: Instructor will email materials list prior to the first day of class.


Topics

  • Photos – What to select & how to approach it 
  • Materials – Everything you need to work in watercolor
  • Techniques – For painting in watercolor


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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Drawing: A Visual Vocabulary

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, this class was cancelled.

Expand your visual vocabulary with a variety of drawing techniques that will improve how you communicate your message. Drawing includes the basic "vocabulary" of line, shape & value used to develop complex ideas into paintings, mixed media, sculpture or works of art. In this class, you will explore a variety of drawing mediums, find out how to get the most out of your medium and experiment with each on a small scale. Practice drawing from life, using preliminary sketches to clarify your ideas and discover a wide variety of new techniques. Whether you consider yourself a beginner or intermediate, this class will improve your skills, build your visual vocabulary and confidence!

Artwork by Linda Chappel

Meets: (4) Saturday Afternoons 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 19, & 26 in 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Linda Chappel
Format: Lecture & demonstration, individual feedback or one-on-one instruction will be provided, during in class exercises or studio practice.
Level: Absolute Beginner to Beginner, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Graphite, charcoal, sanguine, pen & ink, pastel
Technique: A variety of drawing medium techniques and preliminary sketches
Materials: All materials will be provided. Bring a sketchbook, notebook or something to take notes.


Painting Landscapes in the Studio

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, this class was cancelled.

Ideal for anyone painting, who would like to practice within a studio setting, learn from live demonstrations and receive individual guidance. Topics will include oil or acrylic painting from outdoor sketches, creating compositions and the pitfalls of reference photography. In class demonstrations will focus on how to use the building blocks of shapes, values, edges and color to improve your landscape paintings.



Meets: (4) Sundays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 19 & 26 in 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Lecture & demonstration. Individual feedback and one-on-one instruction will be provided.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Medium: Oil, Acrylic, Water-based Oils or Pastels are Welcome!
*Note: Please use Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits during class. For your safety, please dispose of any oily or solvent-soaked rags in the red non-flammable marked containers.
Technique: Painting in oils with wide range of artistic styles from realism to abstraction.
Materials: Instructor will email materials list prior to the first day of class. Students are encouraged to bring in their own reference photographs to use for practice.



Materials: Link
Syllabus: Link



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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Printmaking, Mark Making and Rust Dying, Oh My!

NOTE: Due to COVID-19, this class was cancelled.

If you love making art, learn through creative play. Practice new techniques, simply enjoy the creative process or the act of creating something. Learn several monotype and mark making techniques and make one of a kind prints. We will use a variety of tools and techniques and apply images and marks to several media, including various types of paper and textiles. This class will also cover rust dying on paper. Use your creations for collage elements, backgrounds for other art pieces, so save them just as they are! No experience necessary, just be open to trying new techniques and tools to create one of a kind prints!


Meets: (1) Saturday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Dates: Jan. 25 in 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Michele Vaughan
Format: Lecture & demonstration, individual feedback or one-on-one instruction will be provided, during in class exercises or studio practice.
Level: Absolute Beginner to Beginner, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Mixed Media, most all mediums are welcome, demonstrations will be performed in mixed media.
Technique: Specific to Mono-types & Monopints, How to Mono-print with a gel plate & rust dying.
Materials: Link


Topics

  • Monotype and mark making techniques
  • Additive and subtractive methods in print making
  • Use botanicals, stencils and other elements to create shapes on gel plates
  • Layer paint & ink to create a multi-dimensional look
  • Mark making with a variety of tools, including brayers, brushes, and everyday objects 
  • Use found objects to create marks & texture 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Cold Wax Medium & Oil

Interested in oil painting but don’t want to wait so long for the paint to dry? You may be interested in using cold wax and oils as a medium. Find out more in this comprehensive workshop with the guidance of a renowned instructor. Experiment or make samples, using your artistic expression! Explore a gamut of techniques and materials used to work in this exciting and versatile medium. Complete a finished piece or if you have any old paintings you don’t like, this workshop will teach you how embellish, salvage or cover them.


Meets: (2) days Saturday & Sunday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(1 hour lunch break will be scheduled each day)
Dates: Feb. 29 & Mar. 1 in 2020
Location: Private Studio in Tucson, Arizona 85719, (Directions will be emailed by instructor prior to the first day of class)

Instructor: Sherrie Posternak
Format: Lecture & demonstration with plenty of individual feedback or one-on-one instruction provided during hands on studio practice & class exercises.
Level: Beginner to intermediate 

Medium: Cold Wax Medium & Oil

Technique: Specific to using cold wax and oils
Materials: No materials are needed, includes use of studio equipment, tools, & all consumable materials. Bring notepaper, pen or pencil. Several images of your favorite artists’ work, an image of any of your own favorite artwork (to share your artistic sensibility). Please wear closed-toed shoes and an apron, while working in the studio.
















Sunday, February 2, 2020

Art Journaling & Mixed Media: Reflections, Hindsight is 2020

If you love making art, learn through creative play. Practice new techniques, simply enjoy the creative process or the act of creating something. Art journals are visual diaries used to explore ideas, express thoughts or practice with a focus on self-expression. Create pages with expert guidance for a one of a kind bound book that will capture your reflections or thoughts on what’s to come in the new year! Use a variety of mixed media techniques to create layers, including collage papers, ephemera, stencil, text, words, paint or other bits and pieces of treasure. Don't miss this opportunity to express yourself in your own style!

Art Journal by Michele Vaughan


Meets: (3) Saturday Mornings 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dates: Feb. 2 & 9 in 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Michele Vaughan
Format: Lecture & demonstration, individual feedback and one-on-one instruction will be provided, during in class exercises or studio practice.
Level: Absolute Beginner to Beginner, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Mixed Media, most all mediums are welcome, demonstrations will be performed in mixed media.
Technique: Specific to Art Journaling
Materials: All materials will be provided. Bring a sketchbook, notebook or something to take notes.


Saturday, January 25, 2020

Printmaking, Mark Making and Rust Dying, Oh My!

If you love making art, learn through creative play. Practice new techniques, simply enjoy the creative process or the act of creating something. Learn several monotype and mark making techniques and make one of a kind prints. We will use a variety of tools and techniques and apply images and marks to several media, including various types of paper and textiles. This class will also cover rust dying on paper. Use your creations for collage elements, backgrounds for other art pieces, so save them just as they are! No experience necessary, just be open to trying new techniques and tools to create one of a kind prints!

Rust Dyeing on Paper


Meets: (1) Saturday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Dates: Jan. 25 in 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Michele Vaughan
Format: Lecture & demonstration, individual feedback or one-on-one instruction will be provided, during in class exercises or studio practice.
Level: Absolute Beginner to Beginner, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Mixed Media, most all mediums are welcome, demonstrations will be performed in mixed media.
Technique: Specific to Mono-types & Monopints, How to Mono-print with a gel plate & rust dying.
Materials: Link


Topics

  • Monotype and mark making techniques
  • Additive and subtractive methods in print making
  • Use botanicals, stencils and other elements to create shapes on gel plates
  • Layer paint & ink to create a multi-dimensional look
  • Mark making with a variety of tools, including brayers, brushes, and everyday objects 
  • Use found objects to create marks & texture 



Reminder for the day!

Objects for Rust Dying

Rust Dying from Rusted Objects

New Ideas!

Negative and Positive Shapes

Student Work Done in Class

Monoprint Demo

Monoprint Demo

Monoprint with Botanicals

Student Work

Student Work

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Drawing with Pen & Ink

Pen & ink is perfect for sketching on the go, you'll find that it's a medium definitely worth getting to know. Once you make a mark, it won't budge, it also dries quickly and is sure not to smudge. Switch to a brush and draw like a painter, work with ink washes to build values like it's a no-brainer. Practice with all the guidance that you seek, as you learn a variety of inking techniques. Whether you are a novice or an established inker, you may find that you're intrigued by colored inks hook line and sinker. During class you will have access to all the supplies needed and by the end you might even feel that drawings have succeeded!

Artwork by Christy Olsen

Meets: (2) Sunday Afternoons 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Jan. 19, 26 in 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N Los Altos Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Lecture & demonstration, individual feedback or one-on-one instruction will be provided.
Level: Absolute Beginner to advanced, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Pen & Ink
Technique: Drawing, Hatching, Cross Hatching, Ink Washes & Working with Colored Ink
Materials: All materials will be provided. Bring a sketchbook, notebook or something to take notes.



Materials: Click Here
Syllabus: Click Here



Class Lecture


Basic Pen & Ink Strokes

Anatomy of Light & Shadow in Pen & Ink



In Class Exercises

Drawing from Life in Pen & Ink

In Class Student Exercise

In Class Student Exercise

In Class Student Exercise

In Class Student Exercise

In Class Student Exercise

In Class Student Exercise

In Class Student Exercise



Homework

Practice your Pen & Ink skills by copying the Masters

Charles Dana Gibson was a master in pen & ink drawings, published in magazine and newspapers during the 1890s. The Gibson Girl was the personification of the feminine ideal of physical attractiveness as portrayed by the pen-and-ink illustrations of artist Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period that spanned the late 19th and early 20th century in the United States and Canada. 

The artist saw his creation as representing the composite of "thousands of American girls," who were modern and independent without chaperones, soon to win the right to vote. (Wikipedia, 2020).

Copying the Masters: Charles Gibson

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Introduction to Encaustic

Explore the fascinating unbounded rich medium of encaustic with a comprehensive introduction! Discover techniques from the history of this ancient medium that date back thousands of years. Create luminous paintings, using melted pigmented beeswax while you learn the simple steps to get started using an inexpensive setup and the minimal equipment. If you’ve ever been curious, this workshop is for you. No materials are needed, absolute beginners with no experience are welcome!

Artwork by Sherrie Posternak

Demonstrations will include texture, substrates, grounds surface techniques, collage, mixed media and 3-D applications with plenty of individual one on one instruction. Use of all equipment, tools and some consumable materials will be included.

Meets: (2) Days on Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (1 hour lunch break each day)
Dates: Dec. 14 & 15 in 2019
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Sherrie Posternak
Format: Lecture & demonstration. Studio practice with individual feedback or one-on-one instruction will be provided. Maximum enrollment is 8.
Level: Absolute Beginner, Beginner or Intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Encaustic
Technique: Texture, substrates, grounds surface, collage, mixed media and 3-D applications
Materials: Class includes all use of encaustic equipment, tools, & all consumable materials. Bring notepaper, pen or pencil. Several images of your favorite artists’ work, an image of any of your own favorite artwork (to share your artistic sensibility). Wear or bring an apron and closed toed shoes to work in the studio.



Instructor Example

Pigmented Wax

Hot Wax Paints

Tools for Mark Making

Hand Held Blow Torch for Fuzing Wax

Testing Out Colors on Paper Towel for Opacity

Experimenting with Colors for Opacity


Fuzing the wax layers together.

Demo on Dry Brushing Effects

Experimentation

Demonstration of Bulls Eye

Student Practice Test Panel

Student Practice Test Panel

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Oil Painting Landscapes in the Studio

Ideal for anyone painting in oils, who would like to practice within a studio setting and learn from live demonstrations. Topics will include painting from outdoor sketches, creating compositions and the pitfalls of reference photography. In class demonstrations will focus on how to use the building blocks of shapes, values, edges and color to improve your landscape paintings.

Oil Painting by Christy Olsen

This class is open to those who have a basic understanding of how to mix color or have some prior knowledge of oil painting tools & supplies.

Meets: (4) Sunday Mornings, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Nov. 17, 24, Dec. 8, 15
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Lecture & demonstration. Individual feedback and one-on-one instruction will be provided.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Medium: Oil Painting *Note: During each session, please use Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits and dispose of oily or solvent-soaked rags into the red non-flammable marked containers.
Technique: Painting in oils with wide range of artistic styles from realism to abstraction.
Materials: Instructor will email materials list prior to the first day of class. Students are encouraged to bring in their own reference photographs to use for practice.



Materials: Link
Syllabus: Link



Warm Up 5x7 Painting

Student Work

Demonstration of Scumbling Technique

Demonstration of Transparent Lemon Yellow Glaze

Demonstration of Brushes & Brush Strokes

Student Sketchbook with Value Compositions

Disposable Palette

Student Painting Close Up

Student Painting

Student Unfinished Paintings

Student Work

In Class

In Class

In Class Student Work

In Class Student Work

In Class Student Work


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