Betsy Kimbrough: Travel Sketch Tubac!

$260/2-Day Workshop

February 21, 2023- February 22, 2023

Travel Sketch Tubac!

Learn step by step proven methods to approach sketching from life, simplifying scenes then adding richness with watercolor and ink.

Learn several methods of quick sketching so you can choose your best style of sketching. Adding details, color and texture will be your next step. The basics of watercolor will be included. Layering one new skill on another until you are comfortable out on location sketching around your neighborhood or around the world.

Our emphasis will be to wander scenic Tubac to capture this colorful village. You will return home with a memorable record of you visit and new skills to last a lifetime.


Skill Level Required

Watercolor, Drawing, Mixed media
All Welcome

About Betsy Kimbrough

Betsy is an award winning painter who enjoys the challenge of new subjects, new mediums and new places. Capturing memories and vistas in paint on canvas or paper with oil, gouache, acrylic, cold wax, pen, ink, pencil and watercolor on location or in the studio. I enjoy them all as each offers unique qualities for each new work.

I have had the privilege of learning from some of the best painting and sketching teachers including David Simons, Phil Starke, Walter Porter, Shelby Keefe, Joshua Been, Tonja Sell, Jane Davies, Kathie Odom, Roberta Rogers, Sarah Sedwick, Lori Putnam, Bill Cramer, Liz Steele, Pat Southern Pearce, Sheri Blaukopf, Kath McCauley and Dawn Whitelaw.

Professional Associations:
Santa Rita Art League, Past President
Tubac Center of the Arts
2012-SRAL Members Juried, Honorable Mention & People’s Choice
2014-CPAC Jumping to New Heights II, Honorable Mention
SRAL Masters Show, Southwest Show,Abstract Show – Artist
2015-CPAC Landscapes Real and Imagined, Honorable Mention
2016-SRAL Briggs Abstract Competition, Honorable Mention 2016
2017-SRAL Members Juried Art Competition, First Place
CPAC The Art of Recycle, Second Place and Honorable Mention
CPAC Bugs, Botanicals and Animals, Honorable Mention
2018-SRAL Briggs Abstract Competition, Second Place
CPAC The Art of Recycle, First Place
Plein Air on the Santa Cruz- Third Place
2019-Casa Grande Plein Air- Second Place
2020-CPAC Collage Mixed Media, Honorable Mention

Other Honors-
2014 Artist in Residence, National Park Service, Hubbell Trading Post NHS

Learn more about Betsy Kimbrough

This is just a thank you again for such a wonderful weekend. You opened my eyes and my heart!
Wherever you teach, I’d like to follow you. 


Betsy is fun and energetic and provided a mountain of information. Each person absorbed what they could at their skill level. Her lighthearted encouragement and attention to each students needs was good. I enjoyed being in her class and meeting all those other creative souls.

Attendee Tubac School of Fine Art

Enjoyed the class, the time outside painting, learning what materials work best for me and the friendly atmosphere of all in the class.

THANKS to YOU my life is changed forever!! Your generous teaching skills are a treasure which will continue to lead these Art endeavors forward. You are always total inspiration! – 



4 Calle Iglesias, Tubac, AZ 85646

PO Box 5112, Tubac, AZ 85646