Classes

The Center for the Arts offers workshops for all ages and is always open to ideas for new workshops. We strive to offer low cost workshops to bring artistic opportunities to everyone in our communities.

Please email or call and leave your contact info, if you have an idea for a workshop.

To sign up for classes or workshops listed below, come to the Center for the Arts at 251 Penrod Rd.,
Show Low or call 928.532.2296.

CURRENTLY SCHEDULED CLASSES

 

Oil Pastel Workshop

Saturday, October 6th
12 noon – 3pm Cost: $25 PREPAID ONLY

If you have oil pastels or Cray-Pas and don’t know how to use them or if you just want to find out what they are – this class is for you.

This not well known medium is fun to use and versatile. Painting can even be done on wood.
This class will be taught by long-time AAWM member Louise Aitken.

Supplies:
Heavy art paper, a beginner set of oil pastels (available at Walmart and possibly Kittles), pastel paper or art board (if you don’t have any, we have some available for sale), Q-tips, sponge make-up applicator and/or sponge eye shadow applicators, a small amount of odorless paint thinner (if you have it) and a picture to paint. Some reference pictures will be available.

Louise will share her odorless paint thinner during the class if you can’t find any.
To register, call or stop by the Center for the Arts at 251 Penrod Road or call to reserve your spot at 928-532-2296.

 

Colored Pencil Drawing
Wednesday, September 5, 12, 19, & 26
10am until 12 noon
Instructor: Lisa Fandey Astrolio
FIRST SESSION FREE, remainder cost: $45

Join us and learn how to draw using color pencils using mixing and shading. Learn color pencil drawing techniques. Photographs will be available or you can bring your own. Colored pencils and drawing paper will also be a provided or you can bring your own supplies. Supplies include color drawing pencils, heavyweight drawing paper and kneaded eraser.

Lisa Ann Fandey Astrolio, new to the AAWM, is an accomplished artist in the mediums of oils, watercolors, pastels and clay having styles ranging from classical painting to impressionist and contemporary painting. Use of vivid colors and thick brush work gives her recent paintings a textual sculptural quality. Lisa has taught art in private and public schools and arts centers in the southwest, California and at the Western New Mexico University.

Class minimum 4, maximum 12

Register by email to azaawm@gmail.com, by phone at 928-532-2296 or stop in at the Center for the Arts at 251 Penrod Road in Show Low.

 

Oil Painting Class
Friday, September 7, 14, 21, & 28
10am until 12 noon
Instructor: Lisa Fandey Astrolio
FIRST SESSION FREE, remainder cost: $45
Learn the basic techniques of oil or acrylic painting using tone, line, shade and color contrast to create beautiful paintings. Bring a photo to work from or photographs will be provided in class.

The supply list is below.

Lisa Ann Fandey Astrolio, new to the AAWM, is an accomplished artist in the mediums of oils, watercolors, pastels and clay having styles ranging from classical painting to impressionist and contemporary painting. Use of vivid colors and thick brush work gives her recent paintings a textual sculptural quality. Lisa has taught art in private and public schools and arts centers in the southwest, California and at the Western New Mexico University.

Class minimum 4, maximum 12

Register by email to azaawm@gmail.com, by phone at 928-532-2296 or stop in at the Center for the Arts at 251 Penrod Road in Show Low.

Supply list for Oil Paint class

Cadmium yellow
Cadmium red light
Alizarin crimson
Burnt sienna
Veridian
Naples yellow
French ultramarine blue
Zinc White
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Umber
Raw Amber
Van Dyke brown optional
Ivory black is necessary
Cloth cleaning rags for the oil brushes. Medium palette
Graham’s all mineral spirits
linseed oil or oil painting medium turpentine to clean brushes

Oil painting brush list.
Number three round oil painting brushes
number 1 round oil painting brushes
000 signature brush
round number 1
number 6 oil paint brush

Filbert’s and round brushes are good for portraits. Brights are good for landscapes. If you have paint brushes bring the ones you have. A good size canvas to start with is 16 x 20 portrait or smooth.

The teacher will Supply some brushes and canvases, painting medium, turpentine, gamsol and mineral spirits.