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


Articles

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Down to Earth Drawing Basics

Learn how to draw? Yes! It is an amazing process that will enrich your life. Discover a wide variety of tools and techniques that will help you translate your observations onto paper in a realistic manner.

Drawing is a unique, compelling form of communication! Whether a quick sketch on a napkin, schematic, or work of art, it can communicate or record your vision, ideas, designs, imagination, memory, feelings or beliefs.

Come draw with us, we will cover simple steps to get you started! Or use this class as a refresher to practice in the studio on an assortment of natural forms. You will receive plenty of individual attention and feedback from the instructor.

Linda Chappel Drawing Demonstration

Meets: (4) Sunday Afternoons at 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 in 2019
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

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

Medium: Graphite or charcoal
Technique: Each session will focus on a different drawing technique.
Materials: Instructor will email materials list prior to the first day of class.



How to "sight size" to measure proportions

Using the "sight size" to measure proportions

Finished Student Work

Examples of Positive & Negative Space

Drawing Negative Shapes

Student Work


Class Videos

See below.



Articles  




Class Photos



Saturday, October 5, 2019

Color Mixing Crash Course

Do you mix colors together and get mud? Learn how to mix a wide variety of brilliant, rich & luscious colors in a few easy steps. Discover your own personal palette. This class will be fun as it takes you through the basics of color mixing, warm tones, cool tones and complimentary colors. Create your own color references, paint different color combinations with certain themes in mind and lastly create your very own abstract painting with intuitive color mixing. 

Color Mixing Swatches by Christy Olsen

Meets: (3) Saturday Afternoons 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Oct. 5, 12, 19 in 2019
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Lecture, demonstration & practice. Work hands on within a supportive studio environment. Plenty of individual feedback and one-on-one instruction will be provided throughout the class.
Level: All levels welcome! Ideal for absolute beginners with no experience as well as those with any previous experience, who would like to revisit or expand their knowledge on the topic.

Medium: Any painting is welcome, demonstrations will be performed in water based oils, watercolor, opaque watercolor (gouache)
Technique: Color mixing as it applies to oils, acrylics, watercolor, opaque watercolor or gouache



Materials: Click Here
Syllabus: Click Here



Class Demonstrations


Mixing Blue & Orange to Make Neutrals

Example: Burnt Sienna & Ultramarine Tinted

Primary Colors in Gouache

The Palette Wheel



Student Work During Class


Making Neutrals with Color Complements

Making Color Swatches to Compare Blues

Painted Using only Blue, Orange & White

Mixing Secondary & Tertiary Colors

Split Palette Colors



Articles