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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Pen & Ink Toolbox for Ink Challenge

Pen & ink is perfect for sketching on the go! You'll find it's medium worth getting to know. It dries quickly and won't smudge however once that mark is made, it will not budge. Switch to a brush and draw like a painter, work through the October/Inktober challenge as if it's a no-brainer. Practice with the guidance you seek, as you learn a whole variety of inking tools & techniques. Whether you are a novice or an established inker, you may find out that you're intrigued by InkTober practice hook line and sinker. During this class, you will have access to supplies you need, and by the end, you may even feel as if your InkTober practice will succeed!


This class will focus on how to perform a 30 day Pen & Ink challenge!

Meets: (2) Saturdays 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Oct. 2, 9 in 2021 (Inktober)
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N Los Altos Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Absolute Beginner to advanced, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Pen & Ink
Technique: Drawing, Hatching & Cross Hatching
Materials: Bring a sketchbook, notebook, pencil, pen, or something to take notes on.


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Sunday, September 12, 2021

Rust Dyeing, Mark Making and Botanical Prints

Learn how to create one-of-a-kind botanical prints. Find out how to use old rusted objects to create beautiful shapes or edges on printing paper. Create unique marks or textures that can not be duplicated in traditional drawing or painting. Spend the day with an instructor, who will demonstrate each technique, get you up and running in no time, encourage you to play, or will allow you to enjoy the process. Use your end-of-the-day creations as collage elements, backgrounds for other art pieces or they may turn out to be individual works all on their own. No experience is necessary, simply is open to exploring a variety of new tools or an innovative approach.


Meets: (1) Sunday, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM (1-hour lunch break)
Dates: Sep. 12 in 2021
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Michele Vaughan
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Absolute Beginner to Beginner, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Mixed Media, most all mediums are welcome
Technique: Botanical prints, using non-traditional tools to create marks and rust dyeing
Materials: Consumable paints & inks will be supplied. The instructor will email the materials list, prior to the first day of class or click here.


Topics

  • Use botanicals, stencils, and other elements to create shapes 
  • Mark making with any found objects or non-traditional tools to create texture 
  • Mark making with a variety of tools, including brayers, brushes, and everyday objects
  • Layer paint & ink to create a multi-dimensional look
  • Additive and subtractive methods in printmaking
  • Rust dyeing to create shapes or edges on paper or textiles


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Demonstration

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Participant's Work

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Saturday, September 4, 2021

Drawing in Color: Learn to See

Learn how to draw? Yes! It is an amazing process that will enrich your life. Drawing is a compelling form of communication that all starts with the basics, your ideas, and control of the medium.


“Learn how to see” as you approach a life subject. Explore tools and techniques that will help you translate your observations onto paper in a realistic manner, including line, shape, proportion, light, or shadow.

This class will open your awareness and give you better control over your creations as you discover ways of working with a reference image to make it own. Or use this class as a refresher to practice in the studio. You will receive plenty of individual attention and feedback from your instructor.

“Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”
-- Leonardo da Vinci

Meets: (4) Saturdays, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (3-hour duration)
Dates: Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25 in 2021
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Jill Bauman
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Medium: Color pencils or graphite
Techniques: Specific to Drawing
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list prior to the first day of class.


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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Animal Portraits in Watercolor

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

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: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Absolute beginner to beginner, all levels are welcome!

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


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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Drawing: A Visual Vocabulary

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

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: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on 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 on.

Painting Landscapes in the Studio

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

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 colors 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: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
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 a wide range of artistic styles from realism to abstraction.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list prior to the first day of class. Students are encouraged to bring in their own reference photographs to use for practice.


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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Printmaking, Mark Making and Rust Dying, Oh My!

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

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 is open to trying new techniques and tools to create one-of-a-kind prints!


Meets: (1) Saturday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Dates: Mar. 28 in 2020
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Michele Vaughan
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on 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 & Monoprints, How to Mono-print with a gel plate & rust dying.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list prior to the first day of class or click here.


Topics

  • Monotype and mark-making techniques
  • Additive and subtractive methods in printmaking
  • 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 to 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 the instructor prior to the first day of class)

Instructor: Sherrie Posternak
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Beginner to intermediate 

Medium: Cold Wax Medium & Oil

Technique: Specific to using cold wax and oils
Materials: No materials are needed, includes the use of studio equipment, tools, & all consumable materials. Bring notepaper, pen or pencil. Several images of your favorite artist's 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.



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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: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on 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 on.

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 is 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 & Monoprints, How to Mono-print with a gel plate & rust dying.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list prior to the first day of class or click here.


Topics

  • Monotype and mark-making techniques
  • Additive and subtractive methods in printmaking
  • 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 



Photos


Demonstration

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Participant's Work

See below.