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

Paint a Beautiful Floral
(Watercolor or Acrylic used as Watercolor)
Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
Wednesday, September 13th, 10-2
Cost: $25

Bring paints, brushes, paper (see below), water container, and a roll of toilet paper (for blotting), a pencil, an eraser, and lunch and/or snacks.

Good floral subjects will be provided. We will have glass jars holding some flowers, so you will have the option of practicing/learning how to paint glass too. If you have a vase you particularly want to paint, bring it, but that is not necessary.

We will work on composition, backgrounds, edges, color harmony, and painting shiny things, including glass. All levels should find the class enjoyable.

Paper: Bigger is better- you need at least 10×14. Good watercolor paper will be available 15 x 22 for $3. Illustration board is available for $2, but it doesn’t work quite as well, and you can only use one side.
Call the Center for the Arts at 928-532-2296 or visit 251 Penrod Road to register for the class. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Class size is limited to 16 with a four student minimum.

Oil Pastel Workshop
Wednesday, September 19th
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, 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 pastel paints during the class and odorless paint thinner.
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.

Alcohol Ink and Mixed Media Workshop
Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
September 23rd, 10am – 4pm – $90
Participants – Minimum: 4, Max: 8

An Alcohol Ink and Mixed Media Workshop will be offered at the Center for the Arts, 251 Penrod Road in Show Low. Bringing a sack lunch is recommended as there will be a half-hour break.

This alcohol ink (AI) and mixed media workshop will introduce participants to the sheer fun, spontaneity and magic of working with AI. In the morning we’ll explore using alcohol inks on a large surface incorporating stencils and stamping. We’ll spend the afternoon inking a large silk scarf.

All supplies will be furnished including latex gloves as AI does stain. Please bring an apron or other protective clothing.

Because AI is highly pigmented dye suspended in alcohol, there is a distinctive smell from the vapors. We will also use rubbing alcohol as our blending solution. Please keep this in mind and exercise caution if you are highly sensitive for any reason.

Please join us as we explore the vibrancy and spontaneity of alcohol ink.

This workshop will be taught by Sheryl Franklin, long-time AAWM member and artist.

To register stop by the Center or call 928-532-2296.

AFTER SCHOOL ART PROGRAM
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

Shelly Scott is conducting an After School Art Program at the Center for the Arts, 251 Penrod Road in Show Low. Cost is $40 per month for a four-week session.

Grades 1 through 4 meet on Thursdays from 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm. Grades 5 through 8 meet on Friday afternoons at 1:45 pm and conclude at 2:45 pm.

Participants will be given art instruction and art projects from Shelly to work on while at the afterschool program at the Center for the Arts.

Project examples for 1st through 4th grades include color wheel painting, basics of drawing, basics of painting, watercolor and crayon resist, small clay projects and beading projects. Examples of projects for the 5th through 8th grades include wood burning, glass etching, drawing projects, painting on canvas, journaling, pen & ink and jewelry making.

For questions or to register your student, please call 928-532-2296 or stop by the Center for the Arts at 251 Penrod Road in Show Low.

Participants are expected to follow all rules of the Arts Alliance and the instructor. All art projects will be allowed to go home with the artist once the project is complete. Participants are not allowed to leave the building and can only leave the classroom with permission from the instructor. There are many expensive on display at the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains therefore no running in the building. All food and drinks must be consumed where the instructor has given permission. Art is messy and all participants are expected to clean up after themselves at the end of each day. Respect the staff and the artworks at the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains.

 

 

Previously offered Classes:

Mother and Daughter Crafts
Offered at the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains

The Art Alliance of the White Mountains has scheduled two crafts workshops for mothers and daughters to explore their creativity and experience working together during the schools spring breaks. The mother/daughter teams will complete a different art project during each of the workshop days. All materials are included in the workshop fee. The workshops will be at the Art Center, 251 Penrod Road. Call the Art Center at 928 532 2296 for reservations. Space is limited. For more information CLICK HERE

Workshop 1 $50.00 fee for each mother/daughter team
March 17-19, Thursday through Saturday, 10 am to 12 noon.
Thursday – painting with tissue paper
Friday – making sculptures with newspaper
Saturday. – creating a family crest

Workshop 2. $50.00 fee for each mother/daughter team
March 24-26, Thursday through Saturday, 10 am to 12 noon
Thursday – painting with tissue paper
Friday – making sculptures with newspaper
Saturday – creating a family crest

Perspective drawing for Tweens, Teens and Adults
Offered at the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains 

The Art Alliance of the White Mountains has scheduled two workshops for people over the age of 11 who want to develop their drawing skills. The workshop will focus on how to effectively use perspective to create depth in a drawing. Workshops are scheduled during the schools spring breaks. All materials are included in the workshop fee. The workshops will be at the Art Center, 251 Penrod Road in Show Low. Call the Art Center at 928.532.2296 for reservations. Space is limited. For more information CLICK HERE

Workshop 1 $30.00 fee for all three days
March 17-19, Thursday through Saturday, 1-3 pm

Workshop 2. $30.00 fee for all three days
March 22-24, Wednesday through Friday, 1-3 pm

PAINTING AT THE CANTINA

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains is sponsoring a painting fun fest, Painting at the Cantina, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2 to 4 pm at 4817 S. White Mountain Road in Show Low.

Join Alliance member and art instructor, Jose Colchado, for a fun afternoon of painting, camaraderie, and good food and drinks. Participants will complete a watercolor painting working from a sample painting. All materials are included in the price of $25.00. A special menu of food and drinks will be available for purchase during the workshop.

You do not have to have any prior painting experience and you will have a good time learning some basic watercolor painting techniques.

The Art Center will accept reservations at 928-532-2296 Tuesday through Saturday between the hours of 10 and 4. Space is limited, so make your reservations early. For more information CLICK HERE

After School Art Program *
Offered at the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains

Shelly Scott is conducting an After School Art Program at the Center for the Arts, 251 Penrod Road in Show Low. Cost is $40 per month for a four-week session. Grades 1 through 4 meet on Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:00pm. Grades 5 through 8 meet on Fridays beginning at 1:30 and concluding at 4:00pm. Participants will be given art instruction and art projects from Shelly to work on while at the after school program at the Center for the Arts. Project examples for 1st through 4th grades include color wheel painting, basics of drawing, basics of painting, watercolor and crayon resist, small clay projects and beading projects. Examples of projects for the 5th through 8th grades include wood burning, glass etching, drawing projects, painting on canvas, journaling, pen & ink and jewelry making. To sign up come by the Center or call 928-532-2296 to reserve your spot.
*Participants are expected to follow all rules of the Arts Alliance and the instructor. All art projects will be allowed to go home with the artist once the project is complete. Participants are not allowed to leave the building and can only leave the classroom with permission from the instructor. There are many expensive items on display at the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains therefore no running in the building. All food and drinks must be consumed where the instructor has given permission. Art is messy and all participants are expected to clean up after themselves at the end of each day. Respect the staff and the artworks at the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains.

FREE SPIRIT OIL/PALETTE KNIFE PAINTING CLASS
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
May 3rd through May 24th, 10am to noon

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains is presenting a class called Free Spirit Oil/Palette Knife Painting. The class will be taught by AAWM member Terri Brixen. It will begin on Tuesday, May 3rd from 10am until noon and continue for four weeks. The cost for the class is $30 per four-week session.
Terri is a long-time AAWM member and has displayed her work in the gallery in the past. Terri feels the process of working with oil paint and palette knife allows for creative freedom and movement in art. She has been drawn to paint scenes of the southwest in an impressionist style.
The supply list is available at the Center for the Arts, 251 Penrod Road. Call to reserve your spot in the class.

PAINTING BIG WITH WATERCOLOR

ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
May 26th through May 28th, 10am to noon
Popular Painting Workshop Offered Again

The response and results from last year’s Painting BIG with Watercolors workshop were so positive that the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains will again offer the workshop May 26 through the 28th from 10 am to 12 noon at the Art Center at 251 Penrod Road in Show Low.

GUIDELINES OF GOOD PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
June 11th and 18th, 10am

With today’s cameras and phones, almost anyone can capture perfectly focused and exposed photographs. Yet, for the entrenched photographer, strong visual images require patience, creativity, imagination and skill.
We will explore the guidelines which contribute to good photographic composition. You will meet at 10am at the Center for the Arts on June 11th for a lecture session. After a break for lunch you will meet at Fort Apache. Using composition guidelines to create visual statements. We will also photograph Kinishba ruins. On June 18th we will meet again at the Center for the Arts at 10am for presentations. Cost if $30. Taught by Ron Hildreth.

CREATING 3 DIMENSIONAL ART
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
June 22nd through 24th, 10am to noon

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains will offer a 3D Art Workshop June 16 through 18th from 10am to 12 noon at the Center for the Arts, 251 Penrod Road, Show Low.

In this workshop participants will construct 3 dimensional sculptures using found and inexpensive materials. The elements of shape, space, volume, texture and light will be introduced and incorporated in representational and non-representational sculptures.

The workshop is open to anyone 10 years old or older. Participants do not have to have any prior art or sculpture experience. The cost is $35.00 and all materials are provided.

WATERCOLOR PAINTING WITH TISSUE PAPER
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
JUNE 25TH, 10am to noon

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains will offer free workshop for learning a different technique for watercolor painting with tissue paper. Instructor Jose Colchado will provide all materials for the class.

To register stop by the Center or call 928-532-2296.

DRAWING THE HUMAN FACE
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
JUNE 25TH, 1pm to 3pm

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains will offer a free workshop for learning ti draw the human face. Instructor Jose Colchado will teach the basics of drawing human facial features and the human head. All materials for the class will be provided.

To register stop by the Center or call 928-532-2296.

BEGINNING DRAWING
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
June 30th through July 2nd, 10am to noon

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains will offer a Beginning Drawing workshop June 30 through July 2 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Center for the Arts, 251 Penrod Road in Show Low.

During this workshop participants will learn about and practice the fundamentals of drawing. Working with lines, shapes, textures, and light, participants will create drawings that are representational and expressive using a variety of tools and materials.

The workshop is open to anyone 10 years and older. Participants do not need any prior art or drawing experience. The cost is $35.00 and includes all materials.

To register stop by the Center or call 928-532-2296.

CREATE – LAUGH – PLAY – LEARN
KIDS ART CAMP
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
July 11th through 15th, 10am to 3pm

The Art Alliance of the White Mountains will hold 2, 1-week long art camps for students in the 1st – 8th grade. Our Art Educator, Shelly Scott has a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education and Art History. At Art Camp, Shelly will instruct students to explore different artists from around the world. We will experience different artistic techniques. Students will create artworks with the various mediums. Students may do small writing exercises. All artwork will
come home on Fridays, after the culminating Art Camp Art Show.

Art Camp will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. All students must pack their lunch. An afternoon snack and drink will be provided.
Art Camp Session 1: June 20th – 24th
Art Camp Session 2: July 11th – 15th

$75.00 per student, per session
To register or for Questions, please call The Art Alliance of the White Mountains at
928-532-2296 or Shelly Scott, our Art Teacher at 928-369-6780
Thank You and see you there!

LOOKING AT AND TALKING ABOUT ART
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
July 15th, 5pm to 7pm

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains and Jose Colchado will offer the opportunity to learn a process for looking at art that will provide you the basis for lively and insightful discussion of art. Great fun, no prior experience needed, just enjoy. $10 per person, drinks and refreshments provided.

BEGINNING WATERCOLOR
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
July 28th through 30th, 10am to noon

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains will be offering a Beginning Watercolor Painting class on July 28 to the 30th from 10am to 12 noon at the Art Center at 251 Penrod Road in Show Low.

This class is for anyone interested in learning some of the basics of painting in watercolor. No prior experience in art or watercolor painting is necessary. All materials are provided. The class is designed to guide the beginning painter in the use of a variety of painting instruments, painting surfaces and techniques. The class is highly interactive and encourages participants to discuss their work with others in the class while the work is in progress as well as when a painting is completed.

The cost is $75 or $65 for AAWM members. For more information on this class or to register call 928-532-2296.

PAINTING AT THE PUB
PRESENTED BY ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
Class located at Licano’s Mexican Restaurant, 573 West Deuce of Clubs in Show Low
August 13th, 2pm to 4pm

Learn how to create a watercolor like painting using tissue paper as the medium. In two hour you will complete a painting using techniques presented in the class. Enjoy a drink and appetizers while you complete your painting. Perfect opportunity for those who have little or no painting experience! Make new friends and have fun. $25 pays for materials and instruction. Register at 928-532-2296

EXPRESSIVE PAINTING
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
August 18th through 20th, 10am to noon

An Expressive Painting workshop will be offered on August 18 through the 20th at 10 am to 12 noon at the Center for the Arts, 251 Penrod Road in Show Low.

This workshop will provide participants the opportunity to use a variety of painting techniques and materials to create expressive paintings. An emphasis will be given to expressing ideas and emotions through the use of bold color and application techniques. An important part of the workshop will be the discussion of participants’ ideas and work prior to beginning painting, while the work is in progress and when the work is completed to understand how the selection of colors, shapes and application techniques help the artist communicate their ideas.

This workshop is open to anyone 15 years or older. The cost of the workshop is $75.00, $65.00 for AAWM members, and includes all materials.

To register stop by the Center or call 928-532-2296.

ALCOHOL INK AND MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

An Alcohol Ink and Mixed Media Workshop will be offered at the Center for the Arts, 251 Penrod Road in Show Low on September 27th from 10am until 4pm with a half-hour break for lunch. Bringing a sack lunch is recommended.

Alcohol_InkThe alcohol ink (ai) and mixed media workshop will introduce participants to the sheer fun, spontaneity and magic of working with ai. We’ll pour, drip, blow and incorporate ai with stamping, wrapping, mono printing and other techniques. Each person should go home with at least three finished pieces.
All supplies will be furnished including latex gloves as ai does stain. Please bring an apron or other protective clothing.
Because ai is highly pigmented dye suspended in alcohol, there is a distinctive smell from the vapors. We will also use rubbing alcohol as our blending solution. Please keep this in mind and exercise caution if you are highly sensitive for any reason.

Please join us as we explore the vibrancy and spontaneity of alcohol ink.
This workshop will be taught by Sheryl Franklin, long-time AAWM member and artist.

The cost of the workshop is $80.00, and includes all materials.

To register stop by the Center or call 928-532-2296.

DYNAMIC WATERCOLORS
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains is offering Dynamic Watercolors, taught by AAWM Member, Volunteer and Artist, Ann Anspach. This will be offered as a one-day class on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10am to 3pm with a half-hour break for lunch.

The class will stress techniques, color and composition. The student will paint an “up-close” subject of their own choice. No landscapes, please. Subject options will be provided for those who choose not to bring their own photo reference. Illustration board or watercolor paper can be purchased at the Center for the Arts if needed. Please bring paints, brushes, water container, lunch, a photo reference and a smile.

The cost of the workshop is $20.00 for the day. The class has a four student minimum and maximum of 12 students. Class registration and payment required in advance of class.

SUCCEED WITH OILS OR ACRYLICS
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains is offering a class Succeed with Oils or Acrylics, taught by AAWM Member, Volunteer and Artist, Ann Anspach. This will be offered as a three-day class on January 12, 13, & 14, 2017 from 10am to 2pm with a half-hour break for lunch.

Bring your own surface, subject and paints. You will be well on the way to completing a painting. Learn how to formulate and execute a plan. Your subject needs to be specific, not simply a vast landscape. We will work on color choices, edges, creating color harmony and compositional choices. If you don’t bring a subject there will be options provided. Bring a brown bag lunch.

The cost of the three day workshop is $35.00. The class has a four student minimum and maximum of 12 students. Class registration and payment required in advance of class.

To register stop by the Center or call 928-532-2296.

PAINTING WITH UNDERSTANDING
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains is offering a class Painting with Understanding, taught by AAWM Member, Volunteer and Artist, Ann Anspach. This will be offered as a one-day class on February 11, 2017 from 10am to 3pm with a half-hour break for lunch.

Advance your painting level through mastery of three key elements: edges, value and color. Work in the medium of your choice. Two subject options will be provided. Bring your media and surface of choice. Illustration board can be purchased at the Center for the Arts if you choose that surface. Bring a brown bag lunch.

The cost for the workshop is $20. The class has a four person minimum and maximum of 12. Class registration and payment required in advance of the class.

To register stop by the Center or call 928-532-2296.

 

PORTRAIT WORKSHOP
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains is offering a class Portrait Workshop, taught by AAWM Member, Volunteer and Artist, Ann Anspach. This will be offered as a one-day class on March 4, 2017 from 10am to 3pm with a half-hour break for lunch.

Paint a human portrait. We will work on compositional choices, mixing skin tones, understanding planes and edges, learning how the various body parts are viewed from different angles and how age affects proportions. Bring subject reference, media and surface to paint on and a brown bag lunch.

It is recommended that you get a black and white copy of your reference expanded to the size you choose to paint it.

The cost for the workshop is $20. The class has a four person minimum and maximum of 12. Class registration and payment required in advance of the class.

SPRING FLORAL WORKSHOP
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains in conjunction with AAWM member and artist Terri Brixen will offer a Spring Floral Workshop on April 1st from 10am to 3pm at the Center for the Arts, 251 Penrod Road in Show Low.

During this workshop participants should plan to paint a floral scene as we work on color mixing with watercolors and pastel color sticks. Bring watercolors, pastel color sticks, subject reference and surface to paint on.
The cost for the workshop is $30. Class has a 12 person maximum. Class registration and payment are required in advance of the class.

To register stop by the Center or call 928-532-2296. Winter hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Pen & Ink with Oil Rouging
Offered at the Arts Alliance of the White Mountains

The Art Alliance of the White Mountains has scheduled a new class to be offered on May 27th from 10am until 4pm with a 45 minute break for lunch. AAWM member, and new instructor, Lila Dudley will teach you Pen & Ink with Oil Rouging. In the “Old Days” they added oils to black and white photos. Then with a blender brush they softened it out until it looked airbrushed. In the class you will draw a basic outline then using a pen fill in all the details. All mistakes can be cleaned up with windex, q-tips and erasers. When ready, you will spray to dry. Then you’ll be ready for the oils.

Supplies needed are: Oils in the following colors – Cad Yellow Medium, Alizarin Crimson Permanent, Burnt Umber,  and Paynes Gray. In addition you will need to bring a palette knife, q-tips, paper towels, small container of windex, hand sanitizer, pencils and paper for notes and a Clicker eraser. Mediums will be provided by the instructor.

The cost for this class is $40. There is a minimum of 5 students, maximum of 10. Please register early to reserve your spot. Contact the Center for the Arts at 928-532-2296.

 

IT’S ART-RAGEOUS!
KIDS ART CAMP
ARTS ALLIANCE OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS
The Art Alliance of the White Mountains will hold 4, 1-week long art camps for students in the 1st – 8th grade. Our Art Educator, Shelly Scott has a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education and Art History. At Art Camp, Shelly will instruct students to explore different artists from around the world. We will experience different artistic techniques. Students will create artworks with the various mediums. Students may do small writing exercises. All artwork will
come home on Fridays, after the culminating Art Camp Art Show.

Art Camp will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. All students must pack their lunch. An afternoon snack and drink will be provided.
June 5 through 9th, 10am  to 2pm (Grades 1 through 4) $90 per student
June 27th through 30th, 10am to 2pm (Grades 5 through 8) $75 per student
July 11th through 14th, 10am to 2pm (Grades 1 through 4) $75 per student
July 18 through 21st, 10am to 2pm (Grades 5 through 8) $75 per students

To register or for Questions, please call The Art Alliance of the White Mountains at
928-532-2296 or Shelly Scott, our Art Teacher at 928-369-6780.

July 8th – Watercolor with Freedom.
Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
10am to 3pm, Cost is $25, $20 for AAWM members

Come looking for a fun day with watercolor, unleashing your creativity. With instructor, Ann Anspach, you will learn about and practice some creative approaches, and then you will create your masterpiece. Beginners welcome, but all levels will find this class fun and useful.

Some subject choices will be provided but it is recommended that you bring several good photo references of close-up subjects (not vast landscapes, humans, and etc.). Part of what you will learn is seeing how various approaches might work with different references to make a successful, creative painting.

Call the Center for the Arts at 928-532-2296 or visit 251 Penrod Road to register for the class. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Class size is limited to 16 with a four student minimum.

Supplies to bring:
paints and brushes
water container
a roll of toilet paper
at least 3 painting surfaces – watercolor paper or illustration board
(The Center has this for sale if you don’t bring any)
a pencil and soft eraser
lunch and/or snacks

August 11th, 2017 – Paint a Juicy, Joyous Watercolor.
Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
10am to 3pm. Cost is $25

Bring your paints, brushes, and paper and we will all paint a juicy watercolor, subject provided. Your understanding of techniques and color, as well as mastery of your medium will be addressed. All levels of painters should find this class enjoyable and educational. Bring your lunch and/or snacks.

Call the Center for the Arts at 928-532-2296 or visit 251 Penrod Road to register for the class. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Class size is limited to 16 with a four student minimum.

August 16th, 2017 – Portrait Workshop
Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
10am to 3pm. Cost is $25

The Arts Alliance of the White Mountains is offering a class Portrait Workshop, taught by AAWM Member, Volunteer and Artist, Ann Anspach. This will be offered as a one-day class on August 15th, 2017 from 10am to 3pm with a half-hour break for lunch.

Paint a human portrait. We will work on compositional choices, mixing skin tones, understanding planes and edges, learning how the various body parts are viewed from different angles and how age affects proportions. Bring subject reference, media and surface to paint on and a brown bag lunch. Reference options will also be available. Acrylic painters need to have a retarding medium to use with their paints. Any demonstrations will be in oil and/or watercolor.

It is recommended that you get a black and white copy of your reference expanded to the size you choose to paint it.

Call the Center for the Arts at 928-532-2296 or visit 251 Penrod Road to register for the class. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Class size is limited to 16 with a four student minimum.

August 23, 2017 – Painting and Drawing Horses
Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
10am to 3pm, Cost is $30, $25 AAWM members.

The class will focus on improving your understanding of the structure and proportions of horses through pencil practice. When painting we will focus on light, reflected light and color harmony to create a beautiful horse painting. A follow-up class will be provided if students are interested with help to complete their painting after having more time to work on it. You can select your media, but demos and examples will be in pencil and/or oil. Acrylic painters must have a retarding medium to slow the drying of their paints.

Supplies to bring:
pencil(s) and a soft eraser
paints and medium as needed
surfaces to work on – one sheet of illustration board will be provided for use with group work
lunch and/or snacks
reference photos of horses (close-up and clear). Some will be available.

Call the Center for the Arts at 928-532-2296 or visit 251 Penrod Road to register for the class. Preregistration and prepayment are required. Class size is limited to 16 with a four student minimum.