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Painting for All Levels
July 25, 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 $95; Members $85
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Watercolor Unleashed: Painting a Mountain Stream in Brilliant Color
July 29-30, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Learn how to make water look wet and splashy! With a refreshing mountain stream as our model, study the dynamics of water in motion. Techniques will be demonstrated to address the various puzzles with which the artist is faced when painting this stunning, fascinating - and yes, confusing - subject! All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting! Reference photos will be supplied or you may use your own. There will be demos, exercises, critique and lots of painting time. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Julie Gilbert Pollard, www.juliegilbertpollard.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $200
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting Landscapes from Photographs
July 30-31, 2014 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop students will paint a landscape in the studio using photographs. The goal will be to create simple designs that have a strong foundation and well thought out composition. Students will learn to create a feeling of landscape that gives the painting life, instead of just copying a photograph. Linda will discuss how to paint from your focal point out while paying attention to values, composition and edges. This workshop will include instructor demonstrations and plenty of individual attention. Photographs will be supplied by the instructor. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Linda Glover Gooch, www.goochstudio.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $200
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Drawing and Painting the Figurative Subject
August 5-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This three-day workshop presents the student of painting an opportunity to further his or her understanding of drawing and painting the figurative subject. Day one will introduce "new" concepts of figural construction, which will be reinforced and integrated through gestural drawing exercise with the nude model in 3-4 minute poses. During the second day, students will begin painting. Through lecture and demonstration, students will gain an understanding of the interrelated components of painting: shape, value, color, edge and composition. Working from the nude model, the student will be introduced to an exercise designed to reinforce the concepts of simplicity for value and color. Day three will offer students the opportunity to apply these new concepts while working from the costumed and nude model. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $350 + $35 Model Fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting for All Levels
August 8, 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 $95; Members $85
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level

Drawing Crash Course
August 11-20, 2014 (Monday & Wednesday, 5:30-8:30pm) — Whether you are interested in a refresher course or drawing for the first time. Drawing is the prerequiste course for all art work including all forms of painting, sculpture and mixed media. Learning to see in terms of lines, shapes and values is the essential skill required to translate the 3 dimensional world to any two dimensional surface - regardless of the medium you ultimately wish to explore. If you want to improve your painting - take this course. If you are just starting out exploring the visual arts - this is the course to take. As well as learning to draw you will learn the most essential thing in the arts: How to See, the foundation of all art. All materials are included. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Vince Fazio, VinceFazio.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: Non-members $130; Members $118
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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There's Still Life Here in the Summer
August 12-13, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Come in from the heat and join Nancy Chaboun for a two day still life getaway - at least we can pretend it's not a million degrees outside. Escape to a room full of beautiful setups to paint, new things to learn and great company to boot. The class will discuss the broader principles of painting; composition, intent, value placement as well as the technical strategies for painting materials such as metal, glass, and porcelain and of course a lot of personal attention will be provided. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Nancy Chaboun, www.nancychaboun.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $200
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Colored Pencil Adventure
August 16-17, 2014 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — 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: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Painting for All Levels
August 22, 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 $95; Members $85
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Learning to See your Subject
August 26-28, 2014 (9am-4pm) — What does the act of observing mean for an artist? Discover the answer in this three day workshop as you learn to "see" the subject, interpret visual elements and execute it on canvas. Students will learn the way the optics of the eye work as well as seeing light, form, atmosphere and space. Demos and short lectures will reinforce these concepts. Individual attention will be a high priority as well as laughs and enthusiasm. Students may choose to work from their favorite photos and field sketches or set up still life subjects throughout the workshop. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Mitch Baird, www.mitchbaird.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $350
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting Crash Course
August 31 - September 1, 2014 (10:00 am - 4:30 pm) — This course guides you in a painting process that will focus on using brushwork and a limited palette of color to see the shapes, tones and edges that create the illusion of form. This is a great class for the first time painter or a nice refresher course for the returning painter. 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 $130; Members $118
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Painting for All Levels
September 5, 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 $95; Members $85
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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iPhoneography Workshop
September 13, 2014 (9am - 4pm) — The tools are in your pocket. In today's technological world, even professional photographers and artists are recognizing the iPhone as a useful photographic tool. In this workshop you will learn how to shoot, edit and share remarkable landscapes, portraits and the macro world around you with ease. Learn to use basic framing techniques and editing tools to move beyond the 'snapshot' and into the realm of stunning photography. You'll begin in the studio with an orientation and then venture into the magnificent Sedona landscape where you will learn to shoot landscapes, insects, vegetation, portraits and more in this 1-day workshop. You will also learn basic video capture techniques for use with certain apps such as Vine and Instagram. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kelli Klymenko, kelliklymenko.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $125
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting for All Levels
September 19, 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 $95; Members $85
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil Adventure
September 20-21, 2014 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — 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: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Advanced Level

Plein Air Painting on the Rim: Grand Canyon, Arizona
September 22-26, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The workshop is designed to give students complete focus on the canyon while learning what to select from the canyon's expansive view. Helping students arrange pleasing compositions while creating the feel, mood and essence of the Canyon is the main goal. Careful consideration has been taken to select prime painting locations suitable for this class. The daily schedule will be split into early morning and late afternoon painting sessions, with break time in-between. Students will be working during the richest and most dramatic times of day, while allowing free time to explore the canyon. Demonstrations will also be used in the teaching process, as well as individual critiques and some lecture time. Visit website


Location: Grand Canyon, AZ
Instructor: Linda Glover Gooch, www.goochstudio.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $725
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
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Painting for All Levels
October 3, 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 $95; Members $85
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Fabulous Fakes: Learning from the Old Masters
October 4-5, 2014 — Copying works from the past is a time honored tradition in an artist's training. In this two day workshop you are invited to choose an artwork in any style from the most expressionistic to the most classical and learn to walk in the footsteps of your chosen master. Gretchen Lopez will help you to get the most out of this experience by coaching you on how to begin the process with an appropriate under-painting and/or drawing to get the best result. This workshop can also be considered a training ground for the "Fabulous Fakes" Exhibition that will follow the "Shrine to Artists of the Past" and 'personal shrine' exhibition associated with the Dia De Los Muertas project later in the month. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Gretchen Lopez, www.gretchenlopezart.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $225
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Zen Calligraphy - Painting From the Source
October 4-5, 2014 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — This workshop is for artists and non-artists, anyone drawn to the adventure of being intimate with the unknown. A great intelligence, good humor and creativity all exist outside the boundaries of what we know, and when we open ourselves they come to find us. We will be playful with not-knowing and put aside all ideas of how to paint. As we paint and share what we discover in our paintings, we are surprised by the intelligence, good humor and creativity that come to find us. As we deepen into the workshop, we relax and return to our natural state of "resting in presence and moving from emptiness". From here the art of life unfolds. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Alok Hsu Kwang-Han and Raylene Abbott
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $400 includes a set of materials for each student
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Drawing Without Fear
October 6-10, 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: $520
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
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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: $475
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Glow With Watercolor
October 11-14, 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: $425
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
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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: $325
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Advanced Level

Sedona Retreat: Using Watercolor Journals to Enrich Memories & Experiences
October 15-17, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreat guides you into a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual discovery. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse to create a life-changing experience. This is not so much a how-to-paint course, but simple lessons that train our minds to be still and our eyes to see more. There will be drawing and painting exercises presented but they are oriented toward discovering and exploring. We will use notetakeing and work with our pen, pencil and simple watercolor sets. We will be going afield without plans and allow beauty to surprise us. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Stan Fellows
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $375
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: $475
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Earth Songs Art Retreat
October 17-19, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreat guides you into a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual discovery. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse to create a life-changing experience. Join us for a weekend retreat of storytelling through your own creative photography, writing, and book design. As a seasoned professional photographer Larry Lindahl will inspire you to capture beautiful photographs from the subtle details to the grandeur of the Sedona landscape. As an award-winning book designer and published author Larry will guide you in designing your own small book featuring your photography and writing from the retreat. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Larry Lindahl, larrylindahl.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $505
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil Adventure
October 18-19, 2014 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — 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: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Plein Air Palette
October 19, 2014 (1-6pm) — This five-hour afternoon workshop will follow the free lecture/demonstration Sunday morning from 10 - noon on Color Space, pigment history, and color palettes. This workshop is taught by Scott Gellatly, Product Manager for Gamblin Artists Colors. Scott consults with painters worldwide on technical issues and is involved in developing and testing all of Gamblin oil colors and mediums. The afternoon of painting will build on information presented in the morning session. Gamblin Oils will be supplying paint and Gamsol to participants and Scott will demonstrate the range and use of this particular palette of colors in the plein air context. Students will then explore the potentials of these colors in their own plein air painting with Scott giving individual attention to each participant. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Scott Gellatly
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $60
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
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To Draw is to Understand
October 20-23, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This is not a "traditional" drawing class, where you sit for hours and bore your eyes and wear your back to death - no! This class is defining the word drawing itself - it is the active, exciting and happy type, where techniques and definitions will change every time you start a new work and it is all about You. To draw is to know yourself, to see the world in a new, unseen before light- to experience through drawing. Draw with your heart. You walk a line - your brush will draw the line. I will show you how to be happy with the way You draw. You can use pencil, chalk, charcoal, brush, stick, anything that leaves a mark on paper. It is beautiful to be drawing. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $525 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
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The Art of Relief Sculpture: Head and Figure
October 20-24, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Relief sculpture, quite simply, is one of the most fascinating of all sculptural art forms. Although it is firmly rooted in the sculptor's realm, it owes its design and composition to the draftsman and painters' turf, and its dynamism to a 2-d format and use of perspective. Daub will demonstrate and discuss his approach and respect of this powerful art form. Students may choose to work from a live model or their own photo reference. Although we will have live models, photos and digital images are commonly used to create reliefs. Students may bring their own reference for portraits. Eugene Daub has created hundreds of portrait reliefs for public figures, mints and an 18' relief for the Senate Chamber at the capital in Montana. Most recently, President Obama unveiled Daub's sculpture of Rosa Parks in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capital. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Eugene Daub, www.dfsculpturestudios.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $725 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting Larger on Location
October 22-24, 2014 — Jim McVicker is this year's Keynote Speaker for the 10th Annual Sedona Plein Air Festival. Jim will demonstrate his process for starting a landscape. How to work the entire canvas in order to develop the painting as a unified whole, working on land, trees, water and sky so that the painting grows with a cohesive feeling and not as separate parts, covering the entire canvas within the first half hour. Students will learn to see the landscape in terms of basic shapes and their relationship to each other through values and color. Special emphasis will be on simplifying the design and values to give your work a sense of completeness throughout the process. Jim will work with each artist one-on-one. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Jim McVicker, www.jimvickerpaints.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $525
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
October 24-26, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreat guides you into a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual discovery. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse to create a life-changing experience. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums each with their own creative energy and each taught by a different artist: artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry - aspects of these projects cross-pollinate to become a path of unique connections that is different for each individual. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $675
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level

Introduction to Printmaking
October 24-26, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Printmaking is absolutely irresistible, one of the oldest and at the same time most modern forms of art. It is the world where there are no rules left - only the ones you make for yourself. It makes simple things into treasures and small ideas into big ones. A line made on paper with a pencil is a doubt; the line made on the plate and printed is the statement. In this three day workshop we will push the norms and stretch the horizons of possible. You will do what you didn't think you ever would - play with sharp tools, use color in a way you did not know was possible, rub, wipe, roll, scratch, paint, thick, thin; run the plate through the press and have a print of your own, a one of a kind print. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $375 + $50 materials fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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: $275
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Pastel Painting - The Figure
October 27-31, 2014 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop the students will learn the difference between colored drawing and painting. There will also be technical advice on simple matters such as paper choice and how to properly organize ones pastels. Often times a poor understanding of the capability of the materials used and a poor organization of the student’s pastel box will lead to confusion and inability to express fully. With Clayton's guidance the student will be introduced to one of the most exciting mediums and its ability to express artistically and technically the most basic of all pictorial subjects, namely the human figure. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Clayton Beck, www.ClaytonJBeckIII.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $800 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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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: $475
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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All About Color: Concept, Perception and Usage
October 27-29, 2014 (9am-4pm) — It's never too early or too late to learn more about color! In this class, students will explore color theory and color mixing. They will learn about individual pigments, their place on the palette, paint transparency and opacity. The workshop will emphasize identifying the value, intensity and temperature of color. Other topics addressed will include color perspective, concepts for creating the illusion of space, mixing techniques, the illusion of transparency, and mediums that create color effects. Most of the day will be spent mixing hypothetical color combinations and ranges. The goal is to study a practical way of developing and thinking about discovery and invention in color mixing. Students will acquire concepts to fill their color needs, which through use will become fluid and subconscious. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Susan & Doug Diehl
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $395
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Jesse Monongya's Lapidary School of Rock
October 27-31, 2014 (9am-4pm) — World renowned Native American Artist Jesse Monongya will teach you the secrets to inlay. Learn step by step from the Master of Lapidary, how to cut, fit, and polish stones. You will create your very own silver channel inlay bracelet. Each student will have their own lapidary setup with foredom tools. You will never have as great of an experience as this. Beginner to advanced students welcome. All supplies will be provided by Jesse Monongya Studios: turquoise, mother of pearl, dolomite, acoma jett, malachite, mastodon ivory, lapis, and other natural stones. Any gold, silver, coral, or opal materials that students want to add can be purchased separately from the course fee. This is due to the expense of these materials. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jesse Monongya, www.jessemonongyestudios.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $1,400
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Portrait Painting from Life
October 27-31, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will concentrate on painting the head in a traditional realistic manner. We will see and paint the unique forms of the individual model posing. Variations will be observed with different poses and lighting conditions. Attention will be given to perspective, foreshortening, the relationship of shapes, value, color, textures, atmosphere, spacial design and the use of the painting materials, paint and brushes, etc.to achieve these effects. Mr. Ginsburg will give painting demonstrations throughout the week but the students will spend the bulk of the time painting on their own work, and the instructor will personally critique each student's work daily. During breaks Mr. Ginsburg will discuss the work of the Old Masters, and his own work, as it relates to the workshop assignments. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Max Ginsburg, www.maxginsburg.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $825 + $50 Model Fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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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: $475
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: $600
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Tradition and Abstraction: A Unified Approach
October 28-30, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is specially designed for the student who is interested in exploring the world of abstraction as it applies to representational painting. A series of progressive exercises will encourage students to explore alternatives to traditional representational painting while maintaining sound principles of shape, color, composition and line. Through a combination of slideshows, discussions, assignments and critiques, this workshop will expose students to new artistic possibilities for self expression. Students should bring their own reference photos and also plan to take photos while in class. Prints may be used and/or laptop/iPad (especially if it has photo-editing software). There will be at least one session painting from a still life set-up. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Mark Daniel Nelson
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $395
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting for All Levels
October 31, 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 $95; Members $85
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: $675
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: $675
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Figure Painting from Life
November 3-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will concentrate on painting the figure in a traditional realistic manner. We will see and paint the unique forms of the individual model posing. Variations will be observed with different poses and lighting conditions. Attention will be given to perspective, foreshortening, the relationship of shapes, value, color, textures, atmosphere, spacial design and the use of the painting materials, paint and brushes, etc.to achieve these effects. Mr. Ginsburg will give painting demonstrations throughout the week but the students will spend the bulk of the time painting on their own work, and the instructor will personally critique each student's work daily. During breaks Mr. Ginsburg will discuss the work of the Old Masters, and his own work, as it relates to the workshop assignments. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Max Ginsburg, www.maxginsburg.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $825 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Expressive Portraits - Create Dramatic, Emotive Paintings
November 3-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Are you ready to move to the next level? Then this workshop is for you. You will learn how to: Achieve high art rather than mere rendering; Free yourself from the literal; Create drama; Maximize suggestion; Achieve glowing, realistic skin tone; Understand color temperature; Simplify values; Suggest movement; Avoid "unpleasant" detail; Capture expression; and Understand the basics of composition. We will also view a slide show of masterworks that embody these principles. Expect your work to become expressive, and more painterly. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: William Schneider, www.schneiderart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Floral Still Life Painting
November 3-7, 2014 (10am-5pm) — Painting floral still life is a wonderful and liberating experience. There is no better metaphor for the act of painting and exploring the palette than that, provided by the diversity and splendor of floral arrangement as a subject matter. There will be several inspirational floral to paint during the week and in the process students will learn balance, structure and oil painting technique and explore an endless variety of color play. Focus will be on understanding the flow of composition using rhythm, value, shape and color. There will be a short painting demonstration every day and a lot of individual help and guidance, with a group critique and feedback by the end of the workshop. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Larisa Aukon, www.aukonlarisa.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Sculpting the Figure
November 3-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The focus of this five-day workshop is interpreting the human form in plasteline clay, in an accurate and powerful way. Sculpting techniques, tools, anatomy, proportion and composition are considered, as they relate to developing a consistent, masterful process. Edward Eyth provides artists with insights attained throughout his extensive career as artist, designer, college instructor and over his five years as director of the Richard MacDonald Master Workshops. Discussions and comprehensive demonstrations provide participants with methods for genuine artistic advancement. Working from a live model each day, students will work on multiple poses. Intermediate through professional artists are encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Edward Eyth, www.edwardeyth.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Sight Size Bargue Drawing
November 3-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Does drawing intimidate you? Arrive at a new level of confidence behind the easel as we delve into the world of "sight-size figure drawing". Karen introduces this unique method of drawing and its tools, by first working intensively from Old Masters' drawings, then transitioning to working directly from the model. These age old methods & techniques have proven to hone skills, solidify process and sharpen eyes that repeatedly shed new light on how to lay down information on paper accurately, like you've never experienced before. It directly translates to working from a model and quickly boosts confidence behind an easel adding various new tools to your belt. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Karen Cope, www.copestudios.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $35 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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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: $575
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Sketches in Clay
November 6, 2014 — Join us for a figurative sculpting workshop with water based clay using a live model. Adam will demonstrate the techniques he uses when creating his miniature 'sketches' of the figure in clay. Perfect for the beginning figure sculptor or for anyone who wants uninterrupted time to sculpt from a model. Participants will learn about: techniques for sculpting figures, using a model as reference, capturing the gesture in clay, composition, and expression. We will concentrate on creating several sitting and reclining figure sketches from 3-5 inches tall. Learning to work with multiples in this scale allows people to become less attached to their process and will help them to more easily discover the qualities that bring 'life' to their sculptures. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Adam Schultz
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $175 (Includes Models Fee, Clay and Firing Fee)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Figurative Sculpture with Raku Finish
November 7-9, 2014 — Lorri's three-day workshop will present participants with a new way of working with clay. Using fiberclay (regular ceramic clay with special fibers added to it), she teaches skills and techniques that encourage fragile and elongated forms that are often regarded as impossible to make and fire. The class will culminate in an actual raku firing during which your piece will be fired so that you will leave class with your finished sculpture. Fun, hands-on and experimental, Lorri will teach you the concepts and techniques and then allow you to 'go for it', opening your mind to a new way of working with clay. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Lorri Acott, www.lorriacottfowler.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $425 (Includes a $25 Firing Fee)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Colored Pencil Adventure
November 8-9, 2014 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — 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: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Painting and Drawing the Horse in Sunlight
November 9-13, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Plein air painters and students will welcome the opportunity to work with this internationally known artist and teacher. In two sessions daily, through demonstration and personal instruction, students will learn sound methods and procedures in rendering the equine subject in sunlight. The understandings gained through this intensive five-day seminar will be useful in future practice when working sur le motif from all animal subjects as well as coping with problems inherent in painting ever illusive effects of light and atmosphere. Those of all experience levels with a serious commitment to the subject will be welcome. Portable equipment is required - students will be working outdoors with a live horse model, on the property of Saguaro Lake Ranch Resort. Lodging details provided upon registration. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Ned Jacob, www.nedjacob.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $795 + $50 horse fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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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: $625 + $60 Materials fee
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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The Figure in Oil: In Studio and Plein Air
November 10-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, the figure will be the subject matter; however the focus will be on improving drawing skills and seeing values and colors correctly, and understanding their relationships to each other. There will be daily demonstrations emphasizing the big shapes and establishing their relationships correctly. We will address design and technique in a manner in which the individual artist may express themselves in a personal way. The student will experience many specific assignments, which will help them to "get to the point a little more quickly." Be ready to cover a lot of canvas and to "learn through earnest mileage." Students will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and individual demonstrations will be given as needed. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Peggi Kroll-Roberts, www.krollroberts.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $685 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Reflected Light and Foreign Color
November 10-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Dan will spend Day 1 and half of Day 2 demonstrating, from drawing to second coat, how he plans, draws, and colors a piece. Beginning on Day 2, Dan will demonstrate the fundamentals he follows using white billiard balls on a white surface in day light in various situations. These will be the lessons that you will do step by step the rest of the week. This workshop will be useful for any level, from beginner to professional, who wants to learn a simple 10 color palette (taught to Dan by James Reynolds, no less) using a subject that requires no drawing skills. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Dan Mieduch, danmieduch.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $625
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Watercolor Figure Painting
November 10-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Learning to simplify and avoid overworking are the goals of this workshop. Reid uses the same approach for figures, still life and landscapes. Students will learn about contour drawing, which helps one concentrate on interconnecting shapes rather than on individual isolated objects. Students will practice "direct painting", using as few over-washes as possible. The workshop will concentrate on good paint consistency (the correct ratio of water and paint when the brush is loaded). The goal will be to achieve the correct color, edge variety and tonal value with the first try. Portable easel recommended. Recommended reading, "Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions" and "Charles Reid's Watercolor Secrets" by North Light books. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Charles Reid, www.charlesreidart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $825 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Heart of Landscape Painting
November 11-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The first three days of this workshop will be focused on accurate painting from life. The instructor will open each day with a lecture and demonstration after which students will paint and receive individual critiques of their work. The class will focus on learning to see like an artist, emphasizing the fundamental principles necessary to quickly and accurately capture the beauty of nature when painting outdoors. We will also discuss artistic style, look at the work of a variety of artists, and consider the importance of painting from life as a means to developing one's own individual voice. The final day of class students will begin a studio piece working from sketches and photographs they've produced. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Josh Clare, www.joshclare.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $525
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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iPhoneography Workshop
November 12, 2014 (9am - 4pm) — The tools are in your pocket. In today's technological world, even professional photographers and artists are recognizing the iPhone as a useful photographic tool. In this workshop you will learn how to shoot, edit and share remarkable landscapes, portraits and the macro world around you with ease. Learn to use basic framing techniques and editing tools to move beyond the 'snapshot' and into the realm of stunning photography. You'll begin in the studio with an orientation and then venture into the magnificent Sedona landscape where you will learn to shoot landscapes, insects, vegetation, portraits and more in this 1-day workshop. You will also learn basic video capture techniques for use with certain apps such as Vine and Instagram. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kelli Klymenko, kelliklymenko.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $125
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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The World of Encaustics
November 13-16, 2014 — Curious about encaustic? This four day comprehensive workshop is designed by R&F to take participants step by step from basic through advanced techniques in encaustic painting and mixed media methods. Artists with backgrounds in almost any medium will find this an exciting way to expand their visual vocabulary. This workshop will be taught by artist Catherine Nash, who demonstrates exemplary skill in traditional and experimental uses of encaustic. The class will include basic instruction such as: health and safety; exploring the tools of the trade; and essential techniques. Catherine will lead the class through hands-on demonstrations that cover the art of fusing, layering and making transparent glazes of color. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Cathrine Nash, www.catherinenash.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $700
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Sedona Retreat: Awakening Genius, An Exploration of Desire and the Creative Life
November 14-16, 2014 — Mark is a bestselling author, teacher, and speaker whose work focuses on personal awakening and creative excellence through self-inquiry and life writing. He brings three decades of experience as a memoirist, editor, interviewer, survivor, activist, and spiritual seeker to his penetrating and thought provoking work with students. His workshops, classes, and mentoring have inspired thousands of people around the world to reach their artistic and personal goals. He is the bestselling author of Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story, The Boy He Left Behind, When You're Falling, Dive, and Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Mark Matousek, markmatousek.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $425
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Painting the Figure in Charcoal and in Oil
November 14-16, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on capturing the figure in both charcoal and oils. The first day will be drawing the figure in charcoal, building from short gesture poses into longer sittings where we will focus on using brushes and powdered charcoal to achieve a painterly effect to the drawing, covering values and edges. The second day will be quick figure sketches in oils, taking all we have covered the first day with drawing and progress into doing 45 min gestural studies in oil to convey movement, color notation and rhythmical elements. The third day will be a long figurative pose in oil. Refinement of edges and color harmony, color mixing and color temperature will be a main focus. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Michelle Dunaway, www.dunawayfineart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $395 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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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: $525
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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The Language and Practice of Life Drawing
November 17-21, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Working from the live model in two sessions daily, students will gain confidence and fluency in this most essential discipline. Through lectures, demonstrations and personal interaction, Ned Jacob will share knowledge, and insight that has made him, arguably, one of the most respected draftsmen of his generation. Neophytes will welcome this opportunity to gain a sound introduction to figure drawing; professionals will value this focused five-day seminar to sharpen tools grown dull through neglect. Subjects discussed will be: Hiring, posing and lighting the model; Exploring the relationship between media and working surfaces; Correct drawing posture and address to the format; Charcoal, sanguine chalk, conte. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Ned Jacob, www.nedjacob.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $795 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting with Ruo Li
November 17-21, 2014 (9am-4pm) — On the first day Ruo Li will talk about the most important aspects of seascape paintings, answer questions, and demonstrate his techniques of seascape painting. On the second day students will paint seascapes with photo reference in studio. Ruo Li will give individual attention and critiques. Wednesday the class will be out in the field for a day of plein air. Students will have the opportunity to paint in the morning and Ruo will demonstrate in the afternoon. On Thursday Ruo will discuss common problems that arise in painting and answer questions. After that, Ruo Li will do his third demo. For the remainder of the week, students will have the opportunity to start new paintings or work on ones already in progress. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Ruo Li, www.ruoli.net
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $700
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Sculpting in Alabaster
November 17-21, 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: $600
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting What You See: The Alla Prima Approach to Painting
November 17-20, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Each day Keys will do a demonstration while discussing the skills necessary for creating beautiful still life paintings using "Alla Prima" methods. Following each mornings' demo, the students will set up still life compositions of their own and paint them from life while receiving one-on-one instruction. During this intensive course, the students will receive insight into learning to see correctly and develop an adeptness in the following areas: composition, drawing, color, value and edges. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Daniel J. Keys, www.danieljkeys.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Putting the Horse in Action
November 17-21, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will give the student tools to sculpt the horse with greater strength. We will explore composition and bringing the sculpture to an expression of what you want to say in the piece rather than just an accurate model. Topics covered will include: proper proportion and how to achieve it, how to express the fleshy and bony parts of the horse; the way the rhythms of the horse's body are made and how to keep them throughout the piece. We will look at how the horse moves and expresses himself. Special attention will be paid to composition and how to make the piece come to life. We will build on the fundamentals of mass, texture, light and design. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Curt Mattson, www.curtmattson.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $625
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting for All Levels
November 21, 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 $95; Members $85
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting for All Levels
November 22, 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 $95; Members $85
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Landscape Painting - What's the Point?
December 2-5, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Strong paintings start with a clear idea and intent. Using design and composition, Starling will demonstrate how to "get to the point" of what a painting has to say. In this two phase studio class students will start by making quick sketches and thumbnails to practice different compositional devices. When a strong composition has been designed the student will move to the canvas (or other substrate). Students are encouraged to bring their own field studies, studio paintings and photo reference to use as a place to start. For students Intermediate or above. Instructor will demonstrate in oil but other mediums are welcome. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Kate Starling, www.kstarling.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $500
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Design Boot Camp
December 2-5, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Robert Henri said "a good painting is a remarkable feat of organization." Composition is not simply being able to fit your subject matter on the canvas. Good composition is creating a beautiful and dynamic visual statement through the adaptation of an intentional plan - a coordination of parts to produce a harmonious whole. Intent and purpose trumps all particulars in the planning of a painting. The class will work on a series of exercises with a variety of mediums, exploring all the principles of design: proportion, dominance, subordination, movement, creating emphasis and space, all as a means to an end. We will exploit the elements of art: value, line, texture, shape and color in our search for a unity of effect. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Susan & Doug Diehl
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $500
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Transcending the Media in Painting
December 2-6, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Light is space. Color is how we see light. Paint is only a colored substance, spread on a surface. The magic of painting is turning paint into color. How do we get there? We will deal with paint, medium, and support in order to know what we can do and what we should not do - when paint is alive and when it is not. Transparency makes the color breathe, opacity gives the color body. You will see the magic of white and the beauty of black. Medium makes paint look like a jewel or a whisper. You will not be doing pretty pictures but you will see the world in a different light. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Advanced Level

Alla Prima Portrait Painting
December 5-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Sean Cheetham uses a very distinct palette, called a "mud-palette", when working on alla prima portraits. This palette will be discussed extensively throughout the workshop. The benefits of working with this palette are value and color control. Sean will discuss harmony and unity in your final piece. He will teach you a simple step-by-step process to painting alla prima portraits. Sean will be going over composition, drawing, likeness, organizing your palette, color mixing, value, edges, and producing a completed portrait. The workshop will start off with a demonstration and then Sean will continue to paint alongside the students throughout the weekend as well as offer critiques. There will be a different model each day as the focus is on direct wet-into-wet painting. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Sean Cheetham, www.seancheetham.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $425 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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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: $375
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
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Painting Crash Course - Painting Animals and Pets
December 6-7, 2014 (10am - 4:30pm) — 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 $130; Members $118
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Alla Prima Figure Painting
December 8-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. After a demonstration, the class will work in monotone from the model for the first day, concentrating on value. After that, we'll work in full color from the model; learning how to interpret and simplify by seeing the figure as a series of basic shapes described by color, light, and shadow. By learning to simplify what we see, we become better able to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to use their brushstrokes with economy. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: David Shevlino, www.davidshevlino.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Modeling Dogs from Life
December 8-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Dogs will be brought into the studio for this workshop. Rod's sculpting techniques and philosophies will be discussed in length, along with professional marketing strategies. Students will learn to build fast, effective armatures to model quickly and confidently from live models. Rod's modeling techniques, based on his unique preparation and proporting method, will allow students to work fast and accurately, creating expressive clay models which are fundamentally truthful and honest to nature. Students can expect to complete between one and three (depending on experience) clay models suitable for casting in bronze. Rod is an elected professional member of the National Sculpture Society, and has won numerous awards from the organization for his expressive animal sculptures. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Rod Zullo, www.rodzullo.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level

Secrets of Painting Loose
December 8-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This is a workshop for those who wish to loosen up in watercolor. Painting techniques and a philosophy of design will encourage bold, loose paintings. Eric believes most painting problems are the violation of an elementary painting principle. Lectures will be easy to understand and helpful to all levels of expertise, from the beginner to the professional. There will be ample time for students to try the concepts presented in a safe environment. Eric will do a completed painting demonstration daily. Subject matter may include landscapes, marine-scapes, florals, streetscapes, interiors and still life. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Eric Wiegardt, www.ericwiegardt.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level

Drawing the Quick Portrait in Conte
December 10-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This class will focus on the portrait drawn with conte and hard pastel. We will work from several models and poses to get a feel for the broad, gestural start, the sense of underlying structure. These materials allow a great variety of strokes and marks from a broad brush mark to a fine line, with expressive smudges and tones added to the tool-box of form building marks. The illusion of form arises not from an accumulation of detail, but from a few concise, correct choices of form. The quick portrait is about seeing the big underlying forms and bone structure. Drawing the portrait well is about making decisions about light and shadow, where a shape starts and stops. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: David Riedel, www.davidriedelfineart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $375 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Intermediate Level

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: $400
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level

Introduction to Painting Still Life
December 15-17, 2014 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop we will paint the still-life, but we will be studying how paint functions to create depth and atmosphere. We will study how to use color, value, edges, and a good drawing sense to create a vibrant still-life, one that is not based on copying stuff on a table, but of a painterly, creative response to the set-up. We will start with an understanding of the main idea for each painting, and develop the big shapes with a sense of the abstract interconnections. Using the unique qualities of paint we will create the illusion of depth and atmosphere. This class will focus on how to creatively sense the abstract heart of the subject and to create space in a painterly, creative way. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: David Riedel, www.davidriedelfineart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $395
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
December 16-18, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreat guides you into a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual discovery. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse to create a life-changing experience. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums each with their own creative energy and each taught by a different artist: artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry - aspects of these projects cross-pollinate to become a path of unique connections that is different for each individual. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $675
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Advanced Level

Representational Painting to Abstraction: Bridging the Gap
December 16-19, 2014 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop you will learn how to take any representational imagery (figure, landscape or still life), and begin to reinvent the "shapes" so they become less and less recognizable as "object" shapes and instead are viewed as creatively redesigned "pieces of the painting puzzle." When these shapes are viewed collectively from afar they assemble themselves into recognizable imagery. Not unlike impressionism, the placement of these abstracted and manipulated shapes become the building blocks of painting imagery but unlike impressionism you will learn to push the boundaries far beyond the traditional limits of impressionistic painting. If you are struggling to "find your own voice" then this is the workshop for you. You will leave the workshop with a much looser and more expressive style. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Michael Steirnagle, www.steirnagle.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $495
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Painting for All Levels
December 19, 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 $95; Members $85
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Painting People from Photographs
January 5-9, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted Nuttall demonstrates the techniques, and instills the confidence to enjoy painting people. Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to interpret a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. In Ted's daily demonstrations and presentations, he shares his personal approach to painting - plus he introduces the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills. Significant time is allowed for one-on-one instruction. In an atmosphere that's both creative and supportive, Ted encourages in each participant, a renewed enthusiasm for their art - regardless of their skill level. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Ted Nuttall, www.tednuttall.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Wildlife Painting
January 5-9, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop students will learn how to attain a fresh, spontaneous, and painterly feel to their art. We will concentrate on good composition, good drawing, interpretive brushwork, color harmony, exploring animal(s) as abstract shapes - working with backgrounds in unifying positive and negative form. This being done while remaining true to the realism and storytelling inherent in the western art genre. There will be instructor demonstrations, and Beecham will lecture using his own work to show his approach to design and execution of a painting. Students will spend time working on a piece in class while the instructor answers questions and critiques. There will be a group critique that will be positive and encouraging, with a focus on finding solutions to areas of difficulty. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Gregory Beecham, www.gbeecham.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Advanced Level

Composing and Painting the Still Life
January 6-9, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Still Life does not have to be lifeless and static. In this class you will begin to understand the concepts behind setting up a composition that has movement, drama and a poetic sensibility. You will learn how to choose a concept, set up your objects, and light them to best describe form and direct the viewer's eye. If you've never understood the ingredients behind good composition, you will after this class. Value, color, edges and drawing will also be reinforced as the basics of sound painting. Each student will have an individual still life to work on. The four day class will be punctuated by live demonstrations. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jeff Legg, www.jefflegg.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $595
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting Landscapes from Photos
January 6-8, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Even if you prefer painting landscapes in plein aire, at some point you are going to use photographs as a reference, perhaps for the shape of a tree, the light on a canyon wall or the perfect color of a field of flowers. This class will help students explore some of the shortcomings of photographs and how to translate the image in a photograph into information they can use in their paintings. The instructor will encourage students to paint along with him and take a painting from start to finish. Throughout this fun and non-intimidating class, the fundamentals of good painting will be emphasized. There will be step-by-step demonstrations. The instructor will provide reference materials or students may bring their own. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Dick Heichberger
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $395
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Contemporary Russian Colorism
January 12-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — "Check your work with the rules, but paint what you see." This workshop will show students the best way to paint color using the secrets of Russian Impressionism, with a contemporary feel. Nancy will give you a lecture on the rules of painting to give you a good start. Two days of the workshop will be devoted to still life, and three days to models. Students will learn to paint what they see, and check their work with the rules. There will be a lot of information to give a new perspective on color and painting. You will never look at painting the same way again! Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Nancy Seamons Crookston, www.nancycrookston.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Art of the Portrait
January 12-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — There are many approaches to portrait sculpture. This class is a gestalt approach that employs many theories and techniques. Structure and anatomy will be reviewed but the emphasis will be Learning 'how to see' and assimilate. The final effort will be to attain that which is the most beguiling... 'A psychological presence'. We will work from live models, and also from photos. Students are encouraged to bring photos and or digital images. Eugene Daub is the sculptor of the Rosa Parks sculpture recently unveiled in Statuary Hall in the Capital in Washington DC. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Eugene Daub, www.dfsculpturestudios.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $725 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Paintings in Oil or Pastel, with Clean Beautiful Color!
January 12-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — A painting is beautiful in any medium as long as it is painted beautifully! Color, along with edges and value are the tripod of good painting. Many artists struggle with painting in more than one medium, but Stephanie is often told that it is hard to tell her mediums apart. Learning to use color charts effectively makes Stephanie's limited palette the easiest approach in plein air and studio work, whether in oil or pastel. In this class you will receive help in making your own color charts, if you'd like, or simply learn to understand them. Stephanie will also focus on descriptive edges, composition, values and various ways to start a painting. All of these contribute to a successful, beautiful painting. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Stephanie Birdsall, www.stephaniebirdsall.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Figure Painting
January 12-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This intensive five-day workshop is designed for painters who have already had painting experience but would like to continue improving craftsmanship and visual concept. The class will focus on painting from the model as well as studio painting. There will be a deep discussion regarding visual elements such as design, placement of composition and focal point. Students should bring their own photo reference to the class for the studio painting assignment. The instructor will be doing a one day formal demonstration in class, sharing his thoughts and experience throughout the process. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Huihan Liu, www.huihanliuart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $750 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Advanced Level

Sculpting the Figure
January 19-23, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Vala Ola will take you through the process of creating a figurative sculpture that is suitable for casting in bronze. The clay figure will be one-third life size in a creative pose. The focus will be on anatomy, curves and planes, bone structure, ribcage, contraposto, and face. A day devoted to the head. Special focus on: eyes, lips, hair, and tips on achieving likeness using calipers. Hands and feet will be addressed. Fleshy forms vs. defined muscles, using shadows, points of interest, leading the eye around, texture, lost edges, and drapery will also be discussed. Tools to use, how to create textures. Composition, communicating emotion. The final result will be a beautiful anatomically correct figure, compositionally strong, and emotionally engaging. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Vala Ola, www.valaola.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Figurative Design in Watercolor
January 19-23, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In Jeannie's Figurative Design Watercolor Workshops she shares many aspects of her art through versatile projects and extended experimentation. Students will explore the interplay between the figurative subject(s) and their backgrounds, natural design in reference materials, cropping impact, pigment maintenance, using a higher ratio of pigment to water, intentional and spontaneous marks, use of titanium white, and the freedom to change one's mind. Each day begins with a demo pertaining to the day's project such as; exploring eyes and faces in an unconventional way; focus on a single figure with an obscure background; and intertwine a group of people with their background elements. Artists receive plenty of personal attention and painting time. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jeannie McGuire, www.jeanniemcguire.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting the Portrait
January 19-23, 2015 (9am-4pm) — There are many criteria that go into creating a successful portrait. While capturing a good likeness of the sitter is very important, it's not enough. A great portrait feels alive, evokes emotion, and captures the viewer through the beauty of its makers' compositional and aesthetic choices. In this portrait painting workshop Jeff Hein will discuss what he believes to be the key elements of creating a great portrait: creating a concept, formulating good composition and designing of marks, strokes and color. Jeff will also break down the process of painting a head into its most basic parts; drawing, value and color. As Jeff Demonstrates daily he will show his techniques and discuss key principles. Students paint from a live model each day. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jeff Hein, www.jeffhein.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Figure Drawing
January 19-23, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will feature both short and long pose charcoal drawings using the figure model. Different techniques, including composition, values, form, line, shape and massing will be introduced and practiced in class. Students will also be encouraged to find their own way of seeking beauty from each pose, and interpret what they find with their personal artistic approach instead of just copying. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Henry Yan, www.henryyanart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $635 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Bird Sculpture
January 24-28, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Scott will begin the workshop with a discussion about bird anatomy, aerodynamics and achieving the illusion of movement of birds in flight. She will also discuss the difference between a technically adequate piece of work and one with spirit and life. She will emphasize the value of lost and found edges and how good composition and an expressive surface convey a feeling of movement, rhythm, light and emotion. Students will learn the importance of assembling strong, meaningful shapes and how eliminating unimportant details can create the essence of the bird. Students will work from photography, drawings, taxidermy mounts and videotapes of birds in flight. Instruction includes building bird armatures. Above all, movement, gesture, and anatomy are the focus. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Sandy Scott, www.sandyscott.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting Flowers from Life in the Studio
January 26-30, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Kathy will start the workshop with a demo, taking it to the finish so that students can see the finishing process over the course of two or three days. The remaining days she will start new demos, to emphasize the block in process. The students will paint every afternoon, choosing whether they want to start a new painting each day, or finish an earlier start. She will talk about how she chooses her compositions, and how this relates to painting gardens outdoors. Kathy will demonstrate how edges, design and composition keep you moving throughout the painting. Keeping the flowers transparent and fresh will be emphasized. Kathy will provide an abundance of fresh flowers for the students. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Kathy Anderson, www.kathyandersonstudio.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Examining the Still-life: A Fresh Approach to Painting
January 26-29, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Each morning Keys will do a demonstration while discussing the skills necessary for creating beautiful still life paintings using "Alla Prima" methods. Following each mornings' demonstration, the students will set up still life compositions of their own and paint them from life while receiving one-on-one instruction. During this three day course the students will receive insight into learning to see correctly and develop adeptness in the following areas: composition, drawing, color, value and edges. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Daniel J. Keys, www.danieljkeys.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Let's Figure it out - Painting the Model in Oil
January 26-30, 2015 (9am-4pm) — The week will be spent painting models set in a variety of settings, moods and poses. Sensitive observation and attention to accuracy will be encouraged but not at the expense of personal expression and "picture making". There will be demonstrations, discussions and drollery. The intent of the class is to inspire, inform and encourage with knowledge, humor and fun. As Harley Brown used to say..."take your art seriously...not yourself". Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Nancy Chaboun, www.nancychabounfineart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $635 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Plein Air Painting in Historic Tubac, Arizona
January 26-30, 2015 (9am-4pm) — There are many aspects to plein aire painting, but two of the most important are creating a strong, expressive design and understanding how to interpret color outdoors. The workshop will focus on developing a sense of design and rhythm, learning to take what the landscape gives you and improve upon it. Focus will also be on how to understand the thought process of mixing color outside, using colors that will give your painting the effect of light not just copying what you see. Tubac is backed up against the Santa Rita Mountains and is surrounded by cotton woods, streams and canyons. Old adobe street scenes, as well as the Tumacacori Mission, are excellent examples of its old Spanish architecture. Visit website


Location: Tubac, AZ
Instructor: Phil Starke, www.philstarke.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $635
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil Adventure
February 14-15, 2015 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — 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: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Head Examined - Portrait and Self Portrait
March 9-13, 2015 — Catherine Kehoe's workshop takes a reductive approach to painting the head, experimenting with how little information is necessary. By eschewing formulas in favor of fierce looking, we investigate whether translating the head into simple, accurate shapes of color and value can create a truer likeness than a detailed description. Light, and the way it affects perception of structure, will be emphasized, as well as discovering specific and surprising color. We will work from the model and have the option of a self portrait as well. Self-portraits and a study of historical and contemporary portraiture will be included. Drawing exercises will be included. Some painting experience is required; oil paint is the preferred medium. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Catherine Kehoe, www.catherinekehoe.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $625
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Emphasizing Abstraction - Master Class Intensive
March 16-18, 2015 — The first 2 days we will be working in the studio from reproductions including older and 20th century masters, we'll move through a guided series of exercises to understand that abstraction - composition with color and shape - is THE foundation, the great engine behind all painting. Significant emphasis will also be placed on drawing interpretively from the images, as the most abstract graphic language, with part of each day spent engaged in a series of exercises using crayons and graphite to complement our examination of form with acrylic paints. On the third day, in downtown Sedona, we will focus on noticing how everyday architectural space is really extraordinary visually, and translate that awareness into drawing. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Stuart Shils, www.stuartshils.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $875
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Perceptual Moment - Master Class Intensive
March 20-22, 2015 — This class is for those with some experience in plein air painting. The workshop will concentrate on deepening and cultivating our visual sensitivity by looking critically at nature and painting with the loaded brush - aspiring to broad yet particular summations of form, naturalistic color and clarified visual mood. Emphasis will be placed on the perceptual processes in front of nature, the editorial response that follows in the head of the painter, and the way that perception translates into paint; and on shaking up and/or questioning what is meant by "finish". Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Stuart Shils, www.stuartshils.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $875
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Artist Retreat: Abstract/Figurative Workshop
May 26-30, 2015 — This workshop pushes you out of your safe zone and into a 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 is explained and explored. You will learn the 12 Design Compositions for a successful painting. "Drawing the nude" skills are not a prerequisite. Classes will include a variety of poses with an 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. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Robert Burridge
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $600
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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