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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Landscape Features in Watercolor: Water

Animal Portraits in Watercolor

Landscape Features in Watercolor: Water

Paint beautiful water features within your landscapes as you unearth new watercolor techniques! Whether it be ponds, harbors, lakes, rivers, creeks, or ocean waves, learn how to create realistic-looking water features using wet-into-wet or with a step-by-step process in the textural layering. Each session will focus on a variety of weather conditions to portray calm reflections on still waters, expressive ripples on choppy waters, or ocean waves crashing onto the shore.

Ideal for anyone, who would like to learn from live demonstrations or practice within a studio setting.


Stacy Egan
Stacy Egan

Stacy Egan is a self-taught watercolorist, urban sketcher, and fine artist. After taking an early retirement from her 22 year career in physics and engineering, a lot of her free time is now dedicated to practicing pen & ink with watercolor in the urban sketecher style. She purchased her first sketchbook in 2011 and has been sketching ever since. She loves to draw and paint places and things on travel, whether it be the majesty of the Grand Canyon, the humble flora and fauna of my homelands in the Sonoran Desert, or instruments of music. She believes that anyone can develop these skills.

Monday, January 3, 2022

The Power of Color!

The Power of Color!

The Power of Color!

We love color, don’t we? Rich, vibrant colors and complex, subtle colors. They can make your painting sing… or fall flat. So, how can you explore your use of color without making mud or a colorful mess? There are a lot of tricks and strategies you can learn that will allow you to play with your color palette without feeling lost or overwhelmed.

Learn about color mixing and color theory to help you choose an expressive color palette that works. Learn how to create emphasis through color and how color can change the feeling within your artwork. Harness the power of color!

Lisa Larrabee is most recognized for her unique figurative paintings that stylistically blur the boundaries between the figure and their environment. Her paintings visually convey the intangible connection between people, nature and the subconscious. Lisa creates artwork that allows us to slow down and contemplate our relationship to others and to the world around us.

Lisa Larrabee
Lisa Larrabee

Lisa builds an expressive and textured surface using oil and cold wax medium with improvised tools, rollers and pallet knives before refining her image with traditional oil painting methods.

The effect feels both timeless and contemporary. Specific details come into focus while others are left to be completed in the mind of the viewer. As you can see below, the result is ethereal poetry.

To see more of Lisa's work visit her instructor page or visit her website at LarrabeeART.com

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Drawing in Color: Light & Shadow

Drawing in Color: Light & Shadow

Drawing in Color: Light & Shadow

Light and shadow work together to create complex tonal relationships, which are required to help us make sense of what we see in the world around us. Learn how to break down the anatomy of light and shadow with simple steps that will assist you in creating the illusion of volume in your drawings.


Explore techniques and tools that will also help you translate your observations onto paper in a realistic manner, or use this class as a refresher to practice your drawing skills within a studio environment.

Prior to Jill's move into southern Arizona, Jill's 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.

Jill Bauman
Jill Bauman

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.

Jill's work has been exhibited at the Delaware Art Museum, the Moore College of Art, Art Students League of New York the Illustrators Society of New York, and the Science Fiction Museum of Seattle. She has also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award five times and has been nominated for the Chesley Award several times. To see more of Jill's artwork visit her instructor page or visit JillBauman.com to read more or follow her on social media...

Saturday, November 27, 2021

2022 Spring, Now Open for Enrollment

2022 Spring, Now Open for Enrollment

2022 Spring Now Open for Enrollment

The latest classes and workshops have been added to our calendar are now open for registration or enrollment.

Join Us This Spring!


2022 Spring Session Weekly Classes

Offered once a week, each session lasts for 3 hours and 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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The Power of
Color!

Jan. 20 & 27 Feb. 3 & 10 in 2022
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
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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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Collage
Creations

Feb. 21, 28 & Mar. 7 in 2022
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Instructor: Michele Vaughan
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Design &
Composition: Notan

Apr. 23 & 30 in 2022
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Christy Olsen
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2022 Spring Session Workshops

Are offered daily, lasts throughout each consecutive day, and includes a one-hour lunch break.

Encaustic: Exquisite Corpse Book

Mar. 19 & 20 in 2022
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Instructor: Sherrie Posternak
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