Nationally Recognized Teaching Artists
Coming to Tubac School of Fine Art in 2018
Tubac School of Fine Art proudly announces an astonishing list of nationally acclaimed teaching artists coming to Tubac in 2018. You won’t want to miss these great opportunities to boost your artistic skills, in the new year.
There is still time to jump into Jim Petty’s pop up 1-day watercolor workshop December 12th or local favorite David Simon’s 3- day oil painting workshop. December 15,16 & 17. Hurry up and get your spot, seats are filling quickly!
2018 Fine Art Workshops
A workshop consists of one to five days of intensive focus, taught by nationally-recognized, professional artists from across the country. Most fine art workshops are held over a weekend and run from 9 am- 4 pm with a one-hour lunch break.
Workshops sell out quickly & require advanced online registration.
Linda Dobkin “Still Life from Life” January 5 & 6, 2018
In this oil paintings still life class, we will focus on what brings a painting to a finish. We will learn how the eye moves around the canvas, and how to determine where to have hard and soft edges to create atmosphere. I will be bringing objects, flowers, and fruit for the setups.
Cory Huff the Abundant Artist “How to Sell Your Art” January 12 & 13, 2018
A two-day in-person workshop where the TAA team leads you and your fellow artists through a transformational, educational experience on how to become a professional artist, and how to make sure that your art matters.
Walter Porter “Plein Air Painting Workshop” January 19, 20 & 21, 2018
Walter will focus on establishing strong compositions that can be easily achieved He will also show you how to produce beautiful pieces of art by “keeping it simple” with an easy to use limited palette as well as showing just how valuable and fun plein air painting can be… weather permitting of course.
Charles Thomas “Painting the Landscape” January 26, 27 & 28, 2018
In this workshop, we’ll break down the process of painting into a series of steps that we will explore in depth. Painting from direct observation, both plein air and in the studio, we will devote the majority of each session to painting.
Dawn Emerson “Redefining Drawing” February 12 & 13, 2018
Dawn Emerson “Pastel Innovations” February 14,15 & 16, 2018
Joe Anna Arnett “Stunning Still Life, Fabulous Flowers” March 9, 10 &11, 2018
Lauren Mantecon “Expressive Painting & Mixed Media Techniques” March 16, 17 & 18, 2018
Joseph Pearson “Expressing Your Primal Instinct” March 23, 24 & 25, 2018
Barbara Mulleneaux “Express Yourself “ April 6, 7 & 8, 2018
Students will learn how the pallete knife can achieve crisp, clean paintings, even when working alla prima By identifying values and massing (blocking in) large shapes, students will see better results early on and spend less time “fixing” their work later.
Kathie Odom “Inside/Out” April 10, 11, 12 &13, 2018
Beginning with an evening meet & greet and demonstration followed three days of morning painting en Plein Air followed by an afternoon studio execution of the same morning scene. That’s right… 3+ full days of immersing yourself in the business of capturing light to bring it indoors!
Kath Macaulay “Pocket Sketching” April 11, 12 & 13, 2018
When we go outdoors ‘plein air’, you gain the confidence to go anywhere, work in public fearlessly and complete memorable sketches in 25 minutes or less.
Perfect for beginners and for professional artists who want portability, speed and no clean-up.
Learn enough to play for a lifetime!
Weekly Fine Art Classes
Our weekly classes are taught by professional artists who have been personally invited by Tubac School of Fine Art LLC both for their artistic skills and their inspirational teaching styles. Instructors offer demos in addition to providing each student with personalized instruction.
Weekly classes are broken down into morning sessions 9 am -12 pm & afternoon sessions 1 pm -4 pm unless otherwise noted. Be sure to read the particulars for each class, including the beginning date and duration of sessions.
Drop-ins are welcome whenever space allows.
Mondays Afternoons: Life Drawing Session (open studio session)
Tuesday Mornings: Myrna York “Sumi-E” Beginning January 30 for 4 weeks
Sumi – E (Asian Ink Brush Painting and Calligraphy) is a 2 thousand-year-old tradition requiring discipline and practice. Its simplicity is deceptive and the beauty comes from the joy and frustration, the perfect and the imperfect, the modest and the humble.
Wednesday Mornings: Beginning Oil Painting and Oil Rub-Out with Leslie Miller
Wednesdays Afternoons: Open Studio Session
Wednesday Afternoons: Spirited painting with Pam -Every 2nd Wednesday of the month
Bring your friends and come join us for a fun evening of painting, creating, chatting and sipping some wine! Absolutely, no experience necessary.
Thursdays Mornings: Foundational Drawing with John Marbury
This class is an introduction to drawing using a grid system. The grid is a highly efficient tool for learning to draw accurately and was widely used by most renowned artists such as Michaelangelo, Vermeer and Dürer.
*Take advantage of our Frequent Artists Discount for Open Studio and Life Drawing Sessions
Save 15 % when you purchase a 4-week punch card.
Save 20 % when you purchase a 6-week punch card.
For updates on more Frequent Artists Discounts and additional classes or workshops be sure to share your email with us, here.
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