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Saturday, November 27, 2021

January / February 2022 Weekly Classes, Now Open for Enrollment

New Weekly Classes, Now Open for Enrollment

January / February 2022 Now Open for Enrollment

The latest weekly classes added to our calendar are now open for registration or enrollment. Weekly classes are offered in Tucson, Arizona within a group setting. Each session lasts for a duration of 3 hours, which includes a 15-minute break.

Creative Pathways
Drawing & Painting

Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 in 2022
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
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Drawing in Color
Light & Shadow

Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29 in 2022
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Jill Bauman
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Landscape Features
in Watercolor: Water

Feb. 6, 13 & 20 in 2022
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Stacy Egan
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Collage Creations

Collage Creations

Collage Creations

Creating collage is fun! It’s an easy and accessible way to express yourself with color, marks, papers, or any common supplies or materials on hand. In this class, you will create a no-sew handmade journal and unique collage papers, and then use your creations to develop one-of-a-kind collages in your journal.


Demonstrations will include a variety of techniques, such as monotype printing, gel plate printing, mark-making, collage design, how to embellish your collage, using supplies you have on hand, and how to create your unique collage papers.


Michele Vaughan
Michele Vaughan

Michele Vaughan is a mixed media artist that works with paper or cloth. A lot of her free time is dedicated to practicing "Art Journaling," a technique that is all about self-expression. Michele often pairs her drawings, prints, or watercolors with collage, or other mixed media through layers and finds "Art Journaling" to be a powerful source of inspiration and motivation for anyone to stay focused. Michele loves the creative process, and consciously brings more creativity into her life through the practice of "Art Journaling."

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Encaustic, Mixed Media & Paper Collage

Encaustic, Mixed Media and Paper Collage

Encaustic, Mixed Media and Paper Collage

Explore the fascinating unbounded rich medium of encaustic! Create luminous encaustic bound collages with an expert guide. Add in paper shapes or strips, solid or printed tissue, hair, or thread. Learn how to use lightweight porous papers as a base and how to bond your collage to soft support.


Discover encaustic paints, image transfers, and post-collage sewing. Walk away with a self-generated resource guide and a beautifully finished piece! Enroll today, inspiration awaits you!


Sherrie Posternak
Sherrie Posternak

Sherrie Posternak has had solo and group shows in the encaustic medium internationally in both the U.S. and Mexico since 2007. Her thoughts have appeared in various magazine articles or blog interviews and she's also juried various prestigious gallery exhibits.

Images of Sherrie's work are in the gallery section of the E-book "Contemporary Paper and Encaustic" by Catherine Nash, and Volume I of Linda Robertson's revised E-book "Embracing Encaustic."

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Kudos to Jill Bauman!

Kudos to Jill Bauman!

Kudos to Jill Bauman!

TusCon 48

Our very own instructor Jill Bauman is the "Artist Guest of Honor" at this year's TusCon, the 48th annual Sci-Fi, Fantasy & Horror Convention in Tucson!! This is a huge honor!!

TusCon is an annual science fiction convention sponsored by the Baja Arizona Science Fiction Association (BASFA), a Southern Arizona section 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization. The primary focus of TusCon is science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but we also pay attention to art, animation, science, media, and gaming.

Attendees of TusCon are among the most dedicated fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror and many attendees are professional writers, film producers, artists, and reporters who keep others informed about the goings-on in the industry. If you would like to read more about this event or purchase a ticket, visit their website at tusconscificon.com.

Jill Bauman
Jill Bauman

Jill Bauman has been a freelance illustrator and designer for over forty years. During this time, she produced hundreds of covers for horror, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and bestselling books.She has also illustrated works by famous authors such as: Harlan Ellison, Stephen King, Peter Straub, Lilian Jackson Braun, Charles L. Grant, Robert McCammon, Richard Laymon, Jack Williamson, Hugh B. Cave, Fritz Leiber, Pamela Sargent, Michael Resnick, J. G. Ballard, Steward O'Nan and Justin Cronin and many more as well as other products for publishers such as: Ace Books, Tor Books, Avon Books, Doubleday Science Fiction Book Club, TSR, White Wolf, Inc., DAW Books, Berkley/Putam Publishing, St. Martin’s Press, Cemetery Dance Publications, Easton Press, Amazing Stories magazine, Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, The Horror Express magazine, Dark Discoveries magazine and Weird Tales magazine.

To see more of Jill's artwork visit her Art Verve instructor page or visit JillBauman.com.