The Soul of the Artist
Jeanne Bessette | October 1–5, 2017 | $1500

Jeanne believes that there is an artist in everyone and imagination is the key, that people love to share their stories and paintings are a way to do that without words. Although many techniques will be demonstrated, Jeanne relies heavily on the emotional impact of her work and shows...



Colored Pencil Adventure
Richard Drayton | October 7–8, 2017 | $400

Explore the the secrets of creating high performance art with Prismacolor fine art pencils. Award winning artist and illustrator Richard Drayton will guide students through step-by-step techniques that will result in rich blended colors and powerful composition. Printed worksheets and...



Sedona Plein Air Workshop
J.Brad Holt | October 11–13, 2017 | $475

This is an intensive three day plein air oil painting workshop. The objective is to enable students to see real progress in their field painting technique. Concepts covered will be: Tools and materials; Subject and formatting considerations; Composition, drawing, and editing; Color...



Landscape - Source to Studio
Joshua Been | October 17–20, 2017 | Tuition: $525

In this workshop, through clearly explaining concepts in the translation process from a three dimensional environment to a two dimensional surface, I will clear up the mystery, and strengthen your knowledge of the process and visual language of painting, from the source (plein air) to the...



Postmodern Polyptych Painting Workshop
Robert Burridge | October 23–27, 2017 | $700

In this action-packed painting course, you will quickly learn to paint your own series; your own story on four panels. Starting each day, you paint on pre-gessoed, 10x10 inch paper 'practice sheets' and then, moving on to canvas or wooden cradled panels.



Sedona Fall Colors
Betty Carr| October 23–27, 2017 | Tuition: $600

Learn to capture the beauty of light! Betty Carr teaches students to accurately portray the effect of light on any subject in watercolor or oil. The May course is Watercolor only. In the October course students can work in either medium. Both courses will allow students to explore a...



Painting Sedona
Bill Cramer| October 28–29, 2017 | Tuition: $325

This will be an enjoyable and intense weekend workshop involving painting on-site in the Sedona landscape. We will learn the advantages of plein air painting, as well as the various approaches to working on-site and how to efficiently compose and complete plein air paintings.



Exploring Abstract Foundations
William Wray | October 28–30, 2017 | Tuition: $500

Creating the comprehensive (abstract shape) foundation stage of a painting is the focus of this workshop. Students work small in oil or acrylic with limited values and simple massed forms. Class is designed for the student struggling with starting their painting confidently or the long...



Nature Sketching & Journaling
Elaine Hultgren| $275+ $25 Materials Fee | October 28–29, 2017

In her signature "Nature Sketching & Journaling" class, Elaine, an award winning storyboard and botanical artist, will demonstrate a variety of drawing and annotation techniques. Step-by-step instruction will guide you from the first stroke to a finished sketch...



Colored Pencil Adventure
Richard Drayton | November 6–7, 2017 | $400

Explore the the secrets of creating high performance art with Prismacolor fine art pencils. Award winning artist and illustrator Richard Drayton will guide students through step-by-step techniques that will result in rich blended colors and powerful composition. Printed worksheets and...



The Egg Tempera Portrait
Koo Schadler | November 6–10, 2017 | $650

Old as the Egyptians and most famous during the Renaissance, egg tempera painting is becoming increasingly popular with artists today. Tempera has unsurpassed luminosity. Dozens of glazes and scumbles can be applied in a day, and yet the medium also allows for meticulous...



Paper Painting – Birds & Blooms
Elizabeth St. Hilaire | November 11–13, 2017 | $400

Paper Plumage Advanced Class. Collaging exotic birds in mixed media. An impressionistic backdrop sets the stage for exotic birds in colorful collaged plumage with a variety of media. Students will learn to create collage papers exclusively with GELLI Plate mono printing...



Abstracting the Landscape
Claudia Hartley | November 14–16, 2017 | $350

Learn to exaggerate and personalize color to create your own version of the unique modern landscape. Using photos of scenes, students will learn how to plan a good composition and how to mix beautiful clean colors. Students will learn how to take advantage of the quick drying...



Colored Pencil Adventure
Richard Drayton | December 2–3, 2017 | January 6–7, 2018 | February 3–4, 2018 | $400

Explore the the secrets of creating high performance art with Prismacolor fine art pencils. Award winning artist and illustrator Richard Drayton will guide students through step-by-step techniques that will result in rich blended colors and powerful composition. Printed worksheets and...



Painting the Story in the Still Life
Scott Conary | December 2–3, 2017 | $475

Every painting, even the humble still life, has a story in it. It's told by what subject we choose to paint, how we present that subject, and how we paint it. Finding what interests us in a subject and how we connect to it drives that story, and directs how the painting is made.



Color and Composition Intensive
Aaron Schuerr | March 28–30, 2018 | $475

After filming instructional videos for F+W Media, I have new ideas that I'd like to share! This workshop is designed to help step back and take a deeper look at composition and color. Through exercises and demos you'll learn to how to make confident color choices and create bold...



The Power of Landscape
Larisa Aukon | April 16–18, 2018 | $425

This workshop is an opportunity for students to concentrate on creating a beautiful and powerful landscape, and learn about principles of composition through an exciting process, where painting starts with the idea and gradually unfolds into a work of art. Using landscape photo references...



Paper Painting – Birds & Blooms
Elizabeth St. Hilaire | April 20–22, 2018 | $400

Paper Plumage Advanced Class. Collaging exotic birds in mixed media. An impressionistic backdrop sets the stage for exotic birds in colorful collaged plumage with a variety of media. Students will learn to create collage papers exclusively with GELLI Plate mono printing...



Emphasizing Abstraction
Stuart Shils | April 27–29, 2018 | $875

This is an intimate class in which there will be focus on each participants work. Using pencils and litho crayons in sketchbooks, we'll investigate issues of how to recognize and understand the interior structure of the 'perceptual moment' through drawing. We'll also use...



The Perceptual Moment
Stuart Shils | May 1–3, 2018 | $875

This class is for those with some experience painting and plein air painting. The workshop will concentrate on deepening and cultivating our visual sensitivity by looking critically at nature and painting with the loaded brush - aspiring to broad yet particular summations of form...



Wet & Wild
Julie Gilbert Pollard | May 4–6, 2018 | $450

Learn how to make water look wet, reflective and splashy! With intimate woodsy creeks as your model, study water in motion and glassy reflection. Painting water that looks wet requires some basic knowledge of the dynamics of how water moves and how objects are reflected in its...



Texture - Color - Feeling
Jan Sitts | May 7–9, 2018 | $425

Jan's experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. By combineing aggressive textures and unusual mediums with various "raw" materials in the abstract painting...



Plein Air Painting in the Studio
Kathryn Stats | May 10–13, 2018 | $525

Kathryn Stats is known for her vibrant color, dramatic compositions and subtle brushwork. In this studio workshop students will have the opportunity to choose whether they wish to work on landscape composition from photo-reference or with a still-life/floral situation or both!



Postmodern Polyptych Painting Workshop
Robert Burridge | May 14–18, 2018 | $700

In this action-packed painting course, you will quickly learn to paint your own series; your own story on four panels. Starting each day, you paint on pre-gessoed, 10x10 inch paper 'practice sheets' and then, moving on to canvas or wooden cradled panels.



Painting from the Rim of the Grand Canyon
Bill Cramer | June 8–10, 2018 | Tuition: $800

Nothing really compares to painting at the edge of the Grand Canyon. This three-day intensive offers: master instruction, the support of the Grand Canyon Association Field Institute (GCAFI) and coordination through the Sedona Arts Center. We will car pool to various locations on...



Loosen Up!
Tim Jaeger | July 27–29, 2018 | Tuition: $425

"Loosening up" is a goal for many, from beginners to experienced painters. Through demonstration, studio painting time, and individual attention, the focus of this workshop is to provide the tools and techniques for students' to realize their individual creative process in...



Postmodern Polyptych Painting Workshop
Robert Burridge | September 17–21, 2018 | $700

In this action-packed painting course, you will quickly learn to paint your own series; your own story on four panels. Starting each day, you paint on pre-gessoed, 10x10 inch paper 'practice sheets' and then, moving on to canvas or wooden cradled panels.



Texture - Color - Feeling
Jan Sitts | November 5–7, 2018 | $425

Jan's experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. By combineing aggressive textures and unusual mediums with various "raw" materials in the abstract painting...



Paper Painting – Birds & Blooms
Elizabeth St. Hilaire | November 30–December 2, 2018 | $400

Paper Plumage Advanced Class. Collaging exotic birds in mixed media. An impressionistic backdrop sets the stage for exotic birds in colorful collaged plumage with a variety of media. Students will learn to create collage papers exclusively with GELLI Plate mono printing...


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