Schedule of Fine Art Classes & Workshops in Tubac

We are so pleased to announce that the schedule of fine art classes and workshops at our newly formed Tubac School of Fine Art LLC has been finalized, and registration is open! The art school is located in Tubac, Arizona’s El Presidito.

Tubac is a historic destination for the arts, known for its beautiful skies, surrounding mountain ranges, and abundant wildlife.  The Tubac Golf Resort is within walking distance to the village filled with over 100 eclectic shops, art galleries, and studios. Situated in the old town in a charming complex of adobe brick buildings, the school is the ideal place to ponder the beauty that surrounds the town in splashes of color and light. It is truly the village where art and history meet.  

You can now search for the perfect fine art class or workshop for you. Whether you prefer to paint in oil, acrylic, watercolor, or pastels we have classes for you. If you are interested in a particular technique or genre, you’ll find searching by category a helpful page. Planning a visit to Tubac, perhaps you’d like to search by date. We know many artists follow other artists whose work they admire, and the desire to learn from the pros is a huge draw for taking a class, so take a look at our list of accomplished teaching artists to learn when and what they’ll be teaching.

Art Workshops 2017-2018 Schedule

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.

October 13, 14, 15: Turner Vinson: Confidence in Plein Air

October 20, 21, 22: Linda Dobkin: Still-life from Life

October 27, 28, 29: Nancy Boren: Channelling your Creativity

November 3, 4, 5: Walter Porter: Plein Air

November 11: Julia Patterson: Pastel Animal Portraits on Suede

November 17, 18, 19: Rick Wheeler: Beginning Watercolor

December 1, 2, 3: Peggy Judy: Paint Less & Strive for Better Composition

December 8, 9, 10: Roger Alderman: Palette Knife en Plein Air

December 15, 16, 17: David Simons: Seeing Better, Painting Better

Nationally Recognized Teaching Artists Coming in 2018

Charles Thomas, Joe Anna Arnett, Dawn Emerson, Kathie Odom and many more.

Art Classes Tubac School of Fine Art LLC

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 Mornings: Painting from Life with Charles Thomas

Mondays Afternoons: Life Drawing Session (open studio session)*

Tuesdays Mornings: Animal Portraits with Julia Patterson

Tuesday Afternoons: Palette Knife with Roger Alderman

Tuesday Afternoons: Mixed Up (Color) with Barbara Mulleneaux

Wednesdays Mornings: A Journey Into Creativity with Esther Rogoway

Wednesdays Afternoons: Open Studio Session*

Thursdays Mornings: Foundational Drawing with John Marbury

Thursdays Afternoons: Oil Rub-out with Leslie Miller

Fridays Mornings: Watercolor with Jim Petty

*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.

*Take advantage of our Frequent Artists Discount-Open Studio Time www.tubacschooloffineart.org

*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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