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

 

Monoprinting
Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
Saturday, June 2nd, 10-3, at AAWM
AAWM members $30, Non-members $35
4 person minimum for class

You will learn several techniques for creating monoprints without a press. These are really fun, and these techniques can really open doors to your creativity. There will be demos and you will each make a couple. You will be shown how to complete the pieces with pastels. If you can bring pastels, please do, as only a limited number will be available. Soft pastels are preferred.

Bring: A smile
A piece of plexi-glass larger than 11×14
Masking tape
6 paper towels
A water container
Lunch and/or snacks
Reference photos of quaking aspen trees and crows or roosters, if possible
Brushes – soft, not bristle 1” or wider flat, ½ inch flat, narrow liner brush (Walmart has packs of soft acrylic brushes that will work)
If you have pastels, bring them
If you have a brayer, bring it
If you have any colored pastel paper (not sanded) bring

Ann Anspach, the instructor, can be contacted at 928-536-2983, or text, with questions

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. Payment in advance holds your place for the class.

 

Portrait Painting
Center for the Arts
Saturday, June 30th, 2018, 10-3
Cost: $25 for AAWM members, $30 for others
Class Minimum 4, 14 maximum

You will create a portrait of your choice, in the medium of your choice, – pencil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels or oil. You need to bring references for 3 portraits so that we can choose one that will lead to success. References will be available if you don’t come with your own. You should get a black and white enlargement of your references that will fit your painting surface, if you feel you want to transfer key points to help with your drawing. Gain knowledge, skill, and confidence in your ability to draw a human, and in making convincing skin tones, if you are working in color, and how to make values work for you in a portrait. We will work on how to convey age and emotion in your work. You learn not only through your own work, but through observing the work of others.

Basic supplies needed are listed below. If you are new to painting, and want to start painting with this class, contact the instructor for advice about supplies you will need for your chosen medium.

Ann Anspach, the instructor, can be contacted at 928-536-2983, or text, with questions

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.

Supplies:

Bring the supplies you need, and at least two surfaces, at least 11×14, to work on. One of these surfaces should be paper that you will practice drawing a subject on. You can purchase illustration board at the center for $2.50 each, if you choose to use that. You all need to bring a pencil and good eraser.

Minimally you will need:

Pencils: various hardness leads such as 2B, 2H, 6B and a kneaded eraser
Watercolor and acrylic: Paints, brushes, a palette with ample mixing space, a water container, toilet paper or Kleenex, masking tape and plexi glass
Oil: Paints, medium, thinner, palette, palette knife, brushes, canvas

 

Beginning and Intermediate Watercolor
Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
Saturday, July 14th, 2018, 10-3 at AAWM
$25 AAWM members, $30 for non-members
4 person minimum for class, 14 maximum

You will create a watercolor of your choice, or paint what I demonstrate, using demonstrated techniques. You should bring 3 reference choices as part of what you learn is how to select a reference that will lead to a successful painting. You need to bring lunch and/or snacks, your references, a roll of toilet paper for blotting, a water container for cleaning your brushes, masking tape for taping down your paper, paper ( at least 3 pieces, 11 x 14 or larger), paints (see below), a palette (see below), brushes (see below). Bring a spray bottle if you can.

If you already have supplies that work for you, just bring those, as long as you come prepared to tape down your paper. If you are new to watercolor, the list on the back of this sheet should help.

Ann Anspach, the instructor, can be contacted at 928-536-2983, or text, with questions

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. Payment in advance holds your place for the class.

 

Oil Pastel Workshop
Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
Saturday, August 4th
11am – 3pm Cost:  $25

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. Bring lunch and/or a snack and something to drink.

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.