Adult Art Workshops
Plein Air Drawing with Steve Atkinson
Wednesdays, October 23rd & 30th & November 6th & 13th, 2019, from 10AM to 1PM
•Cost: $140 •Limited class size – call for reservations (928)778-1385
You love Nature, and you love Art, right? So why not combine the 2 for an activity that you’ll REALLY love! In this exciting art opportunity, you’ll have the chance to explore the endless possibilities of your creative side while being surrounded by the beauty of Prescott’s natural wonders. Join Prescott’s own award winning artist, Steve Atkinson, as he guides you through this fun and fulfilling art activity. Taking place over four Wednesdays in October, this drawing series will begin with a short demo at the Phippen museum as Steve illustrates and explains his artistic process. Then it’s your turn to unleash your inner artist as he locates and reconvenes the class in specially selected drawing sites throughout the Prescott area. Individual instruction will be given and Steve will be available to address any questions or problems you might encounter.
Steve is a full-time professional artist of over 35 years who proudly makes Prescott his home. He is represented by Trailside Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the Illume Gallery of Fine Art n St. George, Utah. He holds multiple awards for his work from, among others, the Oil Painters of America, and the Phippen Memorial Day Show.
• Pencils 2B or HB, bring several (#2 yellow pencils are fine) mechanical pencil that holds 0.7 or 0.9 leads • Charcoal pencils (medium hardness) • Technical pens (.05-.08) • Fountain Pen (waterproof ink is best – Platinum Carbon Black) • Small watercolor kit with brushes water container and paper towels • Kneaded eraser and a pink pearl type eraser. • Hand held pencil sharpener (One that has a container for shavings preferably) • Sketch pad that's between 6X8 and 9X12. (It's important to fit well in your hand and lap and that you will be able to hold it for 10-20 minutes comfortably. My favorite is the Strathmore 400 series drawing pad is a very good inexpensive one if you don't have your own favorite sketchbook. For a watercolor sketchbook, I like the Global Art Materials 5 .25X8.25" large landscape sketchpad. • Small masonite board to support the sketch pad (optional) • 2 medium size binder clips (AKA bulldog clips) to clip your sketch pad to the masonite board, if you choose to use one. • General supplies: Sunscreen! bottled water, brimmed hat, plastic bag for any trash or pencil shavings. Lunch or snacky-snacks! • Back pack or some kind of bag to carry your supplies. Preferably, one with straps to sling over your shoulder and keep your supplies organized. • A light weight folding lawn chair or camp chair. • Camera or Smart phone
Basic Painting for All Levels with Gretchen Lopez
Saturday & Sunday, December 7th & 8th, 2019, from 10AM to 4PM
•Cost: $150 •Recommended ages: 15 & older •Limited class size – call for reservations (928)778-1385 •Materials required
This two-day workshop is perfect for the beginning student or experienced painter who wishes to expand their skills. Gretchen will introduce students to the basics of starting a painting, along with getting to know your brushes and mixing color from a limited palette. Students will work from a still life the first day, then from photo reference on the second day, but are welcome to bring their own reference material. Lots of Instructor demonstrations and one-on-one provided!
Pastel Workshops with Don Rantz
Tuesdays (continuous enrollment) from 10AM to 2PM
•Cost: $35 per session •Space is limited •Call for reservations (928)778-1385
These ongoing classes are open to both the serious beginner and the experienced artist interested in learning pastel techinique or expanding their skills in the use of pastels. Don is a local, award-winning artist and accomplished instructor who has been teaching classes and workshops in pastel since 2006, with many of his students going on to receive national recognition for their work.
*PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15% fee charged for cancellations made up to 1 week before paid programming; no refunds are given after that time and all refunds will be dispersed by check.)