Plein Air in Sedona
Bill Cramer| April 28–29, 2018 | 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.

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...

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!

Breath of Fresh AirSedona Plein Air Workshop
Kevin Macpherson | May 29–31, 2018 | $850

Kevin Macpherson will offer an exclusive plein air workshop during his Sedona Arts Center exhibition of portraits from his travels in China, "Chinese Characters". The workshop is appropriate for aspiring artists, professional artists, and art appreciators. Kevin has a special...

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...


Plein Air to Studio

Matt Sterbenz | July 16–19, 2018 | $1025

Join Matt Sterbenz in this informative workshop surrounded by the Red Rocks of Sedona. Students will learn how to capture the fleeting beauty of nature through plein air painting, and use these outdoor paintings as references for studio paintings. Students will learn how to create plein air paintings that can serve as finished pieces on their own, as well as quick "sketches" created specifically for later studio references.

Matt will provide daily demonstrations and discuss the importance of composition, design, structure, harmony, light, and color theory. Students of all skill levels are welcome, but should be familiar with their medium of choice

Responding to Nature — Plein Air Painting
Suzie Baker | October 10–12, 2018 | $475

The workshop will kick off with a lecture and demo. Students receive instruction on principles of painting ranging from drawing, color, value, composition, color theory and so much more. Every day, you will apply what is being taught by getting outside to paint, observing and recording...

Light and Drama — Plein Air Watercolor
Catherine Hillis | October 10–12, 2018 | $325

This two- day workshop will begin with a discussion of plein air supplies and ideas for simplifying equipment in the field. Students will then learn how to begin the thought process for designing an exciting composition from the scene before them and how to simplify that landscape in...

Source to Studio
Bill Cramer | October 16–19, 2018 | $525

This will be an enjoyable and intense 3.5 day 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...

Sedona Fall Colors
Betty Carr | October 22–26, 2018 | $600

In this five-day workshop 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. Students can work in either medium and will explore a variety of locations in beautiful Sedona. During her workshop...

Painting the Southern Desert
Gretchen Lopez | November 10–12, 2018 | Tuition: $495

Experience the history of Arizona and the beauty of the Southern desert, as we paint in and around the first European settlement in the region. Tubac is a wonderful go-to destination where we will study capturing the light and learning to paint the essence of what you see from life...

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