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Nature Sketching & Journaling
April 26-27, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — In her signature "Nature Sketching & Journaling" class, Elaine, an award winning storyboard and botanical artist, will demonstrate a variety of drawing and annotation techniques. Step by step instruction will guide you from the first stroke to a finished sketch. A portfolio of information and exercises and a field kit of tools including graphite and watercolor pencils will be explored within a 4"x6" sketchbook all included in the class fee. An artist's sketchbook becomes an encyclopedia of creative thought and images. Elaine Hultgren is a certified botanical artist and illustrator and is an instructor at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona and has several years of experience teaching nature sketching and journaling as well as botanical drawing and watercolor. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Elaine Hultgren
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $250
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sedona Retreat: The Power of Words
April 26-27, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreats offer a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where creativity and self-discovery fuse. The Power of Words retreat is based on the transforming and healing power of engaging our senses, creative wordplay and storytelling. Our words have the power of personal magic when grounded in reality and used creatively. This retreat is designed to create a unique synergy of influences - a model for writing, arising from the senses and powering spontaneous creative potential. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kate Hawkes and James Bishop
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $450
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sedona Retreat: Self Discovery
April 26-27, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreats offer a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. What if there were no barriers to your creative potential? Creative blocks can manifest as the need for perfection, the power of distraction or perhaps even a fear of failure . . . or success. This unique retreat teaches you to transform your resistance, by combining the wisdom of the nine-pointed personality system known as the Enneagram, with a unique creative project. Join Libby Caldwell artist, teacher and creative journaling expert and Kath Gilliam, management consultant and skilled Enneagram counselor, for this journey of self-discovery. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kath Gilliam and Libby Caldwell
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $500
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
May 2-4, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreats offer a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse - creating the opportunity for artists and those who would consider themselves non-artists to engage fully in the experience of art. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums in an intimate group. You will explore artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry. There is an orientation the evening before the retreat. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: 6 instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $650
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Waves of Clay - Altered Wheelwork and Handbuilding
May 3-4, 2014 (10 - 5 on the first day, then 9 - 4 with one hour lunch) — Learn how to make unique vessels with character, movement and texture. Multiple techniques and approaches to making stacked vessels from sections on the potter's wheel will be demonstrated. Also learn some non-traditional techniques for hand building vessels. Almost anything can be used to add texture and interest to the surface of clay. I have some favorite stamps, some I've made and some I've found. Think of images or designs you might want in your work and bring stamps or items to make stamps from. I strive to make unique timeless pieces that reveal the malleability of clay through form and surface texture. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Jason Snelson
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $150 (12 lbs of clay and firing included)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Figurative Painter's Retreat
May 5-9, 2014 — This workshop pushes you out of your safe zone and into a brand new looser, abstract direction. Drawing, painting and collaging the contemporary nude. You will learn expressive painting techniques for the modern painter. If you ever wanted to learn how to paint the freestyle abstract figure, this workshop is for you. Color explained and explored. You will learn the 12 Design Compositions for a successful painting. Variety of poses with undraped model. Lots of paint sketching, gestural drawing and finger painting techniques. Be prepared to paint looser, bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. Plenty of time for action-filled painting exercises, demos and personalized attention. All water soluble paints are welcomed. Materials list provided. No photography, please. Handouts provided. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Robert Burridge
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $575
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Plein Air Painting in the Grand Canyon
May 6-16, 2014 — This unique 10-day, 220 mile river trip through the Grand Canyon has been custom-designed to create a once-in-lifetime plein air painting experience. The trip involves travel on the river nearly each day with a chance to paint in the morning and afternoon there are also 2 stay-overs at prime locations. Gregory Hull will be providing instruction in the form of demonstrations, group and individual critiques, guidance and/or demos for 6 sessions (approx. 3hrs each) during the trip. Balance of each day will be spent painting as a group or on your own as the light casts its warm glow through towering canyon walls and reflects off the river. Evenings will allow time for lots of sharing, discussion, and enjoyment of the majestic environment. An intensive artists retreat! Visit website


Location: Flagstaff, AZ
Instructor: Gregory Hull, www.gregoryhull.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $3800
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting Ancient Petroglyphs - Watercolor for All Levels
May 7-8, 2014 — Share the meaning and mystery of this ancient signpost/calendar by learning to produce plein air watercolor paintings using a variety of simple techniques demonstrated by Robert Dalegowski's award winning watercolor style of interpretive realism. Dalegowski facilitates a visual exploration with educational context provided to aid in interpretation of the V Bar V Petroglyph Site as a Native American Heritage Site. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Robert Dalegowski, grandcanyonwatercolors.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting for All Levels
May 9, 2014 (10am - 4:30pm) — Gain the confidence to be a painter! From the beginning to the experienced student, this one-day class in oil or acrylic will guide and teach students how to approach the painting process with confidence, while exploring the basics of value-pattern, composition and color. Students may work from life and/or photos. Instructor demonstrations and lots of individual attention provided. Students should take a drawing class prior to attempting painting. Visit website for the materials list. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Gretchen Lopez, www.gretchenlopezart.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: Non-members $85; Members $75
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sedona Retreat: Self Discovery
May 10-11, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreats offer a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. What if there were no barriers to your creative potential? Creative blocks can manifest as the need for perfection, the power of distraction or perhaps even a fear of failure . . . or success. This unique retreat teaches you to transform your resistance, by combining the wisdom of the nine-pointed personality system known as the Enneagram, with a unique creative project. Join Libby Caldwell artist, teacher and creative journaling expert and Kath Gilliam, management consultant and skilled Enneagram counselor, for this journey of self-discovery. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kath Gilliam and Libby Caldwell
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $500
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Texture - Color - Feeling
May 12-15, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Jan's experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. The layering method yields a magnetism that is particular to mixed media. Many techniques, materials, compositions and above all emotion, play off each other in creating the work. Part of the adventure is not knowing where you are going until you get there! You will become thrilled with possibility as you journey through this abstract painting process. You will learn to let go of painting habits and gain the knowledge of layering textures, colors and feelings while executing shapes utilizing a structure of positive and negative space. All of the paints used will be waterbased. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Jan Sitts, www.jansitts.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $550
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Drawing Without Fear
May 12-16, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Taught with patience, humor, and the practical goal that you will be able to enjoy drawing for the rest of your life, this course is designed for absolute beginners and those who wish to refresh their drawing skills. Guiding you toward your own personal style, the class explores five key techniques of drawing and different ways they can be creatively combined. Using time honored teaching methods, one on one instruction and demonstration, drawing will be demystified, making it easy and rewarding to learn to draw in just 5 days. $25 materials fee payable to instructor covers all materials. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Peggy Sands, www.peggysands.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $495
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil Adventure
May 17-18, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Learn the secrets of creating high performance art with Prismacolor Art Pencils. Award winning artist and teacher Richard Drayton will guide students through step-by step techniques and demonstrations that will result in rich blended color and exciting composition and design. Participants can use their own subject matter or photographic reference and projects provided by the instructor. Artists of all levels will enjoy expanding the boundaries of creative expression with this remarkably versatile medium. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Richard Drayton, www.richarddrayton.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $275
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Glow With Watercolor
May 17-20, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — In this workshop the focus is on color; on creating rich, luminous, glowing color. All water-based mediums are welcome, however I will work and demonstrate in watercolor, and we will be working with the transparent element of water-based mediums. Often colors cannot be matched to what is seen in nature or a photo, the luminousity gets lost. There are many many tricks to recreating this vibrant color, most of them surprisingly simple. You will learn how to work within your palette to achieve the glow you want. (And we'll go over the basics of how to work with water and color to create those wonderful watery effects: wet into wet, scumbling, glazing... and more). Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Peggy Sands, www.peggysands.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $400
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting Crash Course - Painting Animals and Pets
May 17-18, 2014 — Give yourself the gift of creating fun portraits of your furry family members. We will learn how to get a likeness, and have fun with color, shape and texture to paint our pets! All art materials are provided! However you must bring the photos for us to work from. Please bring a variety with different light and backgrounds so that we will have some options to explore! With materials included all barriers have been removed so that you can explore the fun of painting! All you bring is yourself and clothing that you could get some paint on! A teacher of painting, life drawing and portraiture at the Sedona Arts Center, Gretchen was nominated for the Viola Award for Excellence in Art Education. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Gretchen Lopez, www.gretchenlopezart.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: Non-members $120; Members $108
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Experience The Joy of Painting
May 19-23, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — In this workshop, Abbey shares how to develop your own personal approach to painting and how to have a positive painting experience most every time. Abbey will demonstrate her Alla Prima method, and will cover basics such as selecting the best still life objects, arranging a still life to encourage a "spark", lighting, brush selection, canvas toning, palette choices, paint, and mediums. Abbey shares all of the techniques and methods that have made her daily painting practice so successful. She will cover how to begin a painting, the language of light, gesture, how to wield a brush, color mixing, and the classical still life. Abbey will also discuss her experience selling and marketing paintings online: how to best use blogs, websites, newsletters, etc. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Abbey Ryan, www.abbeyryan.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $600
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Luminous Landscape
May 19-23, 2014 — This five day intensive workshop invites painters at all levels to immerse themselves in the "daily practice of art". Daily sessions will include understanding the importance of drawing quick thumbnails and sketches, the development of strong composition and value arrangement and the process of building a successful painting. We will review basic oil painting technique, including setting up a palette, mixing colors, use of brushes, color theory and composition. We will work on location for two days sketching, painting and gathering resource material, then come back and work in the studio for three days to refine and create larger paintings. Additionally, there will be class discussions and critique of work so that participants will learn from individual instruction as well as each other. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: John McCormick, www.johnmccormick.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $575
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Landscape Painting: Capturing Color, Light and Atmosphere
May 21-23, 2014 — This 3-day workshop is for all levels and will focus on painting outdoors. Artists will learn to quickly gather the necessary visual information needed to complete a painting in the field. Learning how to simplify a landscape and interpret color relationships will be a primary focus of this workshop but other fundamental concepts will also be discussed including: how to compose and design a landscape, and the importance of values, shapes and edges. Each day will involve painting outdoors in the morning and afternoon where there will be brief demonstrations and personal instruction. The middle of the day will be reserved for indoor slide presentations and critiques. The class is limited to 10 students to allow for the maximum amount of one-on-one instruction. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dave Santillanes, dasanti.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $450
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Spirit of Sedona - An Educational Interactive Exhibition
May 24-26, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Painting, Ceramics, Music, Photography, Poetry, Sculpture Presentations, Talks and Demonstrations, held at Sedona Arts Center's Theatre Studio. Presenters include: Gail Bessette, Mary Lois Brown, Libby Caldwell, Betty Carr, Robert Dalegowski, Richard Drayton, Christine Debrosky, Cody DeLong, Martha Entin, Vince Fazio, David Haskell, Mary Heyborne, Jesse Kalu, Susan Kliewer, Gretchen Lopez, Nancy Melmon, John McCormick, Deanna Mckewon, Betsey Nelson, Elizabeth Oaks, Susan Pitcairn, David Santillanes, Jan Sitts, Dawn Sutherland, Will Tapia and more. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: various presenters
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
May 30 - June 1, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreats offer a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse - creating the opportunity for artists and those who would consider themselves non-artists to engage fully in the experience of art. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums in an intimate group. You will explore artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry. There is an orientation the evening before the retreat. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: 6 instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $650
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting for All Levels
May 30, 2014 (10am - 4:30pm) — Gain the confidence to be a painter! From the beginning to the experienced student, this one-day class in oil or acrylic will guide and teach students how to approach the painting process with confidence, while exploring the basics of value-pattern, composition and color. Students may work from life and/or photos. Instructor demonstrations and lots of individual attention provided. Students should take a drawing class prior to attempting painting. Visit website for the materials list. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Gretchen Lopez, www.gretchenlopezart.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: Non-members $85; Members $75
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Intermediate Level

Landscape Photography Intensive
June 3-4, 2014 — Join Jennifer Wu, Canon Explorer of Light, in Sedona for two days of photographing beautiful landscapes and details of the land. Sedona has gorgeous red rocks, lovely rivers and beautiful curved walls of stone that are so photogenic. We will photograph at sunrise and sunset to photograph during ideal lighting conditions and get you to the right place at the right time. In the field, Jennifer will do some demonstrations and help you with creative compositions and techniques. Then during the day we will go back to the classroom for instruction and a break. Learn nature photography composition, using hyper focal focusing for maximum depth of field and receive critiques of your images with tips for processing your landscape photographs. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Jennifer Wu, www.jenniferwu.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $600
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sedona PhotoFest: Photography Presentations
June 5-6, 2014 — Sedona PhotoFest is a series of educational, inspiring presentations on photographic technique, use of digital software and personal artistic perspectives from some of the top photographers in the country. The event takes place over two days, at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. June 5th is a free day of presentations with major sponsorships from the City of Sedona, Canon, Adobe and Rollies Camera. Day One instructors include: Larry Lindahl, Julieanne Kost, and Jennifer Wu. Day Two instructors include: Tony Sweet, Scott Stulberg, Mike Olbinski & Yorgo Alexopoulos. Topics include: Shooting After Dark, Photographing Storms, Smartphoneography, Landscape Photography, Using Photoshop and Lightroom, and more. Enrollment in any PhotoFest workshop includes automatic FREE enrollment in the June 6th ticketed event. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: various photography instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $50 for the June 6th ticketed event
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sedona Retreat: The Power of Words
June 7-8, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreats offer a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where creativity and self-discovery fuse. The Power of Words retreat is based on the transforming and healing power of engaging our senses, creative wordplay and storytelling. Our words have the power of personal magic when grounded in reality and used creatively. This retreat is designed to create a unique synergy of influences - a model for writing, arising from the senses and powering spontaneous creative potential. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kate Hawkes and James Bishop
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $450
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Secret Sedona Tour - Creative Vision Through the Lens
June 7, 2014 — Through in-the-field practice, you will heighten your awareness to see more accurately, and advance your skills in capturing visual drama. With direct attention given to the landscape of Sedona, you will have unbounded creative possibilities to explore the relationship of shapes, amplified dimension, dramatic juxtaposition, selective focus, and directional light. Learn to balance the lyrical intuition of an artist with the analytical solutions of an engineer. Specific techniques will deepen your understanding of recording light, strengthen your ability to capture engaging compositions, and learn to trust and be guided by your artistic instincts. And, by the end of the workshop, you will come away knowing the Seven Keys of Creative Photography - a useful progression of advancing your visual awareness into dynamic expression. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Larry Lindahl, larrylindahl.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $225
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

LightPainting, HDR, models, landscape & more at Gold King Mine
June 7-8, 2014 — This two-day workshop will take place at the one-of-a-kind Gold King Mine in the city of Jerome and also at Yavapai College and will focus on capturing this unique junkyard during the afternoon and also after dark. This old ghost town has a rustic assortment of ramshackle buildings, hundreds of vintage cars and trucks, an old mine shaft and a sprawling array of rusted machinery that forever teeters between ruin and redemption. It is an amazing location for photography and especially HDR. Scott will also show how to capture this unique location with and without models as the photographic possibilities are endless. Using the bright light of the afternoon, Scott will go over how important bracketing is and why HDR is critical for many shots. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Scott Stulberg, www.asa100.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $475 plus $35 models fee
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Landscape Transformed
June 7-8, 2014 — This workshop will feature a morning and evening shoot in the Sedona landscape followed by a full day of working in the digital lab. In the lab we will transform our images by looking at ways to use textures and layers to push our raw photography in editorial and artistic directions that will surprise and delight. Probably one of the last of his peers to "go digital," Tony has become facile in imaging software, specializing in plugins. He teaches and lectures throughout the United States and Canada on the creative use of plugins. His articles and images are featured in Shutterbug and Rangefinder magazines, and he is a contributor to Nikonusa.com. He is also a staff writer for Nikon World magazine. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Tony Sweet, tonysweet.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $500
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sculpting in Alabaster
June 9-13, 2014 — Through demonstration and one-on-one attention this workshop will guide you to completing an alabaster stone sculpture. The workshop will be appropriate for professional artists as well as beginners. Subject matter could be a bust, animal, still-life, or bas-relief. Quarried alabaster stone, approximately 14" high, will be provided and students will be able to choose the stone appropriate to their theme. If possible, participants should bring their own Dremel tools. They should also bring a block of oil-based clay, approximately 5" X 3" X 3", to use for a maquette. The class will also include some history of stone carving and Native American design influences in stone carving. Safely goggles, masks, gloves and ear plugs will be provided. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Alvin Marshall
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $575
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting Crash Course - Landscape!
June 21-22, 2014 — Get to know your brushes and how they can work for you, with a bolder and looser approach to painting. If you want to loosen up and learn to build your skills of observation, this crash course is for you. Learn how simple shapes and a limited palette of color, can help build a landscape. Students will leave with small studies and a finished painting, and also with the inspiration to paint more. With materials included all barriers have been removed so that you can explore the fun of painting! All you bring is yourself and clothing that you could get some paint on! A teacher of painting, life drawing and portraiture at the Sedona Arts Center, Gretchen was nominated for the Viola Award for Excellence in Art Education. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Gretchen Lopez, www.gretchenlopezart.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: Non-members $120; Members $108
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil Adventure
June 21-22, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Learn the secrets of creating high performance art with Prismacolor Art Pencils. Award winning artist and teacher Richard Drayton will guide students through step-by step techniques and demonstrations that will result in rich blended color and exciting composition and design. Participants can use their own subject matter or photographic reference and projects provided by the instructor. Artists of all levels will enjoy expanding the boundaries of creative expression with this remarkably versatile medium. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Richard Drayton, www.richarddrayton.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $275
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Activating Negative Space
June 24-27, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Through drawing, collage and painting on paper, students will be guided through an exciting hands on process of learning the key lesson of modern art - activating the negative space - to create images that are both representational and dynamically abstract. One day of intensive drawing from still life and one day of collage will then lead to two days of painting with a model. These final sessions will be playful events of integrating ideas and techniques from the first two days into new works where the figure is an element of a composition rather than a complete "subject matter" in itself. Step-by-step projects will lead to surprising results in an atmosphere of fun and discovery. Lots of individual attention provided. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Vince Fazio, VinceFazio.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $500 (includes models fees and all materials)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Nuno Felting - Weekend Workshop
June 28-29, 2014 (8am-4pm with 1 hour lunch break) — This hands-on workshop will teach participants the basics of nuno-felting (creating felted fabric using wool and silk fibers) and the making of pre-felted wool to use as design elements. Participants will have the opportunity to design and complete two flat-fabric pieces (e.g. scarves, table runners) during this 2-day class. Two distinct design styles and techniques will be explored - you'll learn to create watercolor-like (organic) designs as well as hard-edged graphic pieces. Instructors will also demonstrate additional felting methods such as needle-felting and traditional felting as time permits. This class promises to be broad in scope and allow students time to immerse themselves in the craft. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kim Buchheit & Jennifer Marshall
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $300 +$30 materials
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Pocket Sketching
October 10-13, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Whether you're a raw beginner or a professional, Pocket Sketching is perfect for you. The format is only 4 x 6 inches and can go anywhere. In a café, on the subway, even in a waiting room! Absolutely portable, the watercolor supplies fit in a fanny pack or purse. Pocket Sketching teaches you to capture in 25 minutes or less that which captivated your attention. Why do your trip photographs never look like what you remember? The camera can't have your one-of- a-kind reaction to what you saw: only you can express what you felt and saw. When you're accomplished, this becomes a meditation with your subject, (for the painter, a source from which to paint in the studio). Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kath Macaulay, www.pocketsketching.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $450
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Painting Sedona
October 11-12, 2014 — This will be an enjoyable and intense weekend workshop involving painting on-site in the Sedona landscape. We will learn the advantages of plein air painting, as well as the various approaches to working on-site and how to efficiently compose and complete plein air paintings. Emphasis will be placed on how to effectively translate the often complex three dimensional landscape onto a two dimensional plane using thumbnail sketches, limited palettes and the thoughtful use of colors, values, shapes, edges and textures. Further emphasis will be placed on the creative process to make paintings that are more than strict representations of the landscape we see. Multiple demonstrations will be complemented by individual attention and group learning. Students of all abilities are welcome. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Bill Cramer, billcramerstudio.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $450
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Bold Brush Plein Air
October 15-17, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — This plein air workshop in oils is open to artists of all levels. One of the biggest challenges for plein air painters is to successfully narrow down infinite amounts of detail and express the essence of a scene. Students will learn and apply strategies for simplification, value accuracy, compositional uniqueness and much more. Shelby will share her method of applying complimentary colors as an underpainting to the white canvas, and jumping in with both feet to grab the light before it changes. She will demonstrate her technique every morning and then help each student one-on-one throughout the rest of the day. Shelby became a full-time fine artist in 2005 and travels nation-wide painting, teaching and competing in plein air competitions. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Shelby Keefe, www.studioshelby.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $450
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Nature Sketching & Journaling
October 25-26, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — In her signature "Nature Sketching & Journaling" class, Elaine, an award winning storyboard and botanical artist, will demonstrate a variety of drawing and annotation techniques. Step by step instruction will guide you from the first stroke to a finished sketch. A portfolio of information and exercises and a field kit of tools including graphite and watercolor pencils will be explored within a 4"x6" sketchbook all included in the class fee. An artist's sketchbook becomes an encyclopedia of creative thought and images. Elaine Hultgren is a certified botanical artist and illustrator and is an instructor at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona and has several years of experience teaching nature sketching and journaling as well as botanical drawing and watercolor. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Elaine Hultgren
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $250
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Loosen Up Your Landscapes
October 27-29, 2014 — See for yourself why painting outdoors was (and still is) so popular. This on-location and studio painting workshop is for all levels of painters who want to learn the time-honored joy of paint sketching outdoors and finishing up in the studio. Starting in a controlled studio environment, learn how to setup and prepare for the outdoor plein aire experience. Travel to the site in the inspiring Sedona landscape and set up your outdoor "studio," painting all day with acrylics. Back in the studio, we commit to paper or canvas and paint what we have visually imprinted, sketched and photographed. This course will teach you all the basic principles to paint trees, clouds, meadows, mountains, water and abstract landscapes. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Robert Burridge
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $450
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Sedona Fall Colors - Watercolor or Oil
October 27-31, 2014 — Learn to capture the beauty of light! Betty Carr teaches students to accurately portray the effect of light on any subject, both in oil and in watercolor. Students can work in either medium and will explore a variety of locations in beautiful Sedona. This weeklong workshop begins directly following the 10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival. During her workshop Betty begins each day with a demonstration/ lecture covering tools, techniques, brushwork, problems and solutions. Emphasis throughout the week is on organization and simplification of darks and lights, value and color relationships, edges, movement and mass to create a dynamic, coherent composition. Betty Carr's energetic style and enthusiasm for painting and teaching create an infectious atmosphere of adventure. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Betty Carr, bettycarrfineart.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $575
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Watercolor Secrets Revealed
October 27-30, 2014 (10 - 5 on the first day, then 9-4 with a one hour lunch) — The overall objective of the workshop is to explore the vast range and flexibility of watercolor and to put emotion and conviction into painting by exploring, experimenting and developing the creativity of each individual. Tom likes to put fun into the process of painting, along with enthusiasm and new techniques that make any level of painter feel welcome! There will be daily demonstration with detailed explanations of the "how's" and "why's" followed by individual attention. Lynch brings to his class the same enthusiasm and energy as seen on his national PBS series "Fun with Watercolor". He has written six books on watercolor techniques. Tom usually chooses one day of the workshop to have students work outdoors in the beautiful Sedona landscape. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Tom Lynch, www.tomlynch.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $450
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Studio Painting with Kathryn Stats
November 1-5, 2014 — Kathryn Stats is known for her vibrant color, dramatic compositions and subtle brushwork. In this studio workshop students will have the opportunity to choose whether they wish to work on landscape composition from photo-reference or with a still-life/floral situation or both! Students will benefit from demonstrations, slide show and lecture, and one-on-one assistance with their paintings. Kathryn has taught workshops in plein air painting in numerous locations and has been a keynote presenter at the Sedona Plein Air Festival and at the National Plein Air Convention. This workshop is for those painters that have some experience and wish to take their work to the next level. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kathryn Stats, www.kathrynstats.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $650
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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From Source to Studio
November 1-6, 2014 — This workshop is designed to embrace the dialogue between plein air work and studio work. We will endeavor to put plein air painting back in its rightful context, i.e. that plein air painting is, more than anything else, about "learning to see" and being a dedicated student of nature. It is about being an effective "hunter gatherer" and harvesting information and ideas; it is the beginning not the end of a process. Then we will explore the notion that the studio is an extension of the work we do outdoors; it is where we explore, edit, experiment and refine ideas. I will demonstrate how you can keep your studio work fresh and impactful. There will be group critiques, discussions, and demos throughout. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Jill Carver, jillcarver.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $650
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Texture - Color - Feeling
November 6-9, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Jan's experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. The layering method yields a magnetism that is particular to mixed media. Many techniques, materials, compositions and above all emotion, play off each other in creating the work. Part of the adventure is not knowing where you are going until you get there! You will become thrilled with possibility as you journey through this abstract painting process. You will learn to let go of painting habits and gain the knowledge of layering textures, colors and feelings while executing shapes utilizing a structure of positive and negative space. All of the paints used will be waterbased. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Jan Sitts, www.jansitts.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $550
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Portraiture in Egg Tempera
November 10-14, 2014 (10 - 5 on the first day, then 9-4 with a one hour lunch) — Egg tempera painting is becoming increasingly popular with artists today. Tempera has unsurpassed luminosity. Dozens of glazes and scumbles can be applied in a day, and yet the medium also allows for meticulous linear detailing. Thus, egg tempera is an ideal medium for rendering the human face. In this workshop you will learn every step of how to develop a portrait in egg tempera, with ongoing individual instruction and critiques. Schadler explains the traditional Old Master palette used to develop flesh tones. She will also work on a painting of her own, so you can see firsthand how she develops her egg tempera portraits. Students also learn how to light and pose a model to create visually strong photographs that already look like beautifully designed paintings. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Koo Schadler, www.kooschadler.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $600 + $60 Materials fee
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Plein Air Painting
November 15-17, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — This workshop will provide us with the chance to explore three different venues: the unique Sedona landscape of high desert red rock vistas, Jerome's Victorian houses and steep streets and the very special Gold King Mine Junkyard and Ghost Town (full of vintage old cars!) The primary focus will be on how to convey the sense of strong sunlight in your paintings by identifying, clarifying and pushing the values. We will also work on achieving clean color in our paintings, and utilize value patterns to aid in developing successful compositions. Horn will create a demonstration painting each day, and work with students individually on their paintings. Students should already have taken studio painting instruction prior to taking this plein air workshop. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Timothy Horn
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $500
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Paper Paintings
December 5-7, 2014 (10 - 5 on the first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Paper Paintings is an intense workshop in which students are taught a unique figurative collage technique. Students will learn to make a beautiful palette of colors with various papers and create an under-painting and collage with paper for a final finish. Working with photographic reference, students will explore drawing, composition, proportion, value, color and collage application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow, just like in traditional painting techniques. No prior collage experience is necessary. Some painting would be helpful, but not imperative. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $350
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Basic Oil Painting
December 13-15, 2014 — Qiang's approaches to still-life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on composing dramatic setups by observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas. Using demonstrations, presentation, and individual assistance, Qiang will explain his process of creating energetic paintings by manipulating values, colors, edges, and brushwork. Personal attention will be given to each student according to his/her currently skill level and personal goals in art. The workshop is designed for indoor practice with live settings. As a self-representing artist, Qiang will also share his experience of marketing art using Internet tools. He will demonstrate how to advertise artwork using blogs, websites, email newsletters, and on-line galleries. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Qiang Huang, www.qhart.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $375
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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