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American Memory in Stone and Steel: National Monuments of Tragedy and Triumph
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American Memory in Stone and Steel: National Monuments of Tragedy and Triumph

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with Chuck Tampio

Calendar Next session starts Nov 14, 2019 at 5 pm

America in Stone and Steel is a multimedia presentation that focuses on monuments and memorials around the world and investigates their current meaning - often in contrast with their original intent.  They are examined both as important works of public art, as well as strong cultural statements.  Behind the scenes stories illuminate such icons as the Statue of Liberty, the Lincoln Memorial and the pyramids of Egypt.

Charles Tampio moved to Tucson after 25 years in Washington, D.C. where he held a variety of jobs in education and environmental nonprofits.  He was President of Earthforce and vice president of the Close Up Foundation and is currently president of the charitable Levelor Foundation.  He is a docent at the Tucson Museum of Art and has given record setting presentations in Tucson and all over the country.   Among his other accomplishments - he was the first anchor for C-SPAN. 

Talks in this series are free for TCA members and an $8 donation is suggested for general public attendance.

Pre Registration is not required - We look forward to seeing you at the event!

From a Scrap of Paper
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From a Scrap of Paper

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with Hall/Kuzara

Calendar Next session starts Dec 12, 2019 at 5 pm

Please join the conversation with Studio Artists Virginia Hall and Barbara Kuzara, in an open discussion about their creative process, various mediums they use and what inspires them. 

"The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place, from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web" Pablo Picasso 

Talks in this series are free for TCA members and an $8 donation is suggested for general public attendance.

Pre-Registration is not required - We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Suggestive Brushwork

$300

with David Simons

Calendar Next session starts Jan 3, 2020 at 9 am

In this class we will be exploring and talking about the transition from copying to suggestive brushwork.

In the morning David will do a demo and the afternoon students will paint.

Individual instructions will be given at your easels.

TCA members receive $50 discount on all workshops.

The Architecture of Mary Colter: Builder Upon the Red Earth
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The Architecture of Mary Colter: Builder Upon the Red Earth

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with Susan Hill

Calendar Next session starts Jan 9, 2020 at 5 pm

As a woman Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter was original, complex, creative and unconventional. Her architecture exhibits those qualities as well; it was an expression of her personality and her passion. Andrew Berke, one of her biographers, says it well: The story of Mary Colter, is compelling. It is a one-of-a-kind tale of talent and tenacity, played out against a backdrop of flourishing opportunity in a rugged region--telling of an exceptional person who pioneered both as an architect and as a woman. In this talk, Susan will talk about the buildings at the south rim of the Grand Canyon, but also about some of Mary Colters hotels - El Navajo and especially La Posada in Winslow, AZ. 

Telling Your Art Story - Marketing for Artists

$50

with Co Taught

Calendar Next session starts Jan 18, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Does the thought of marketing your art terrify and confuse you? Do you have trouble entering exhibitions online and sizing your photographs? Do you need a website? what about social media? Why do people buy art?

Through a series of questions, exercises, discussions, and presentations, you'll discover your personal art journey, learn why you make art, what your art is about, who your art buying audience is and how to tell your art story to connect buyers with your art. This workshop will be expecially helpful for those artists planning to participate in the Open Studio Tour.

Marketing tactics and specific strategies are dependent upon where you are in your art journey and your goals as an artist. We'll discuss the steps for every part of the journey with takeaways and next steps for marketing your art and connecting with buyers.

Join us and others in our artist community for this engaging and insightful workshop and learn from artist and marketing expert, Karon Leigh - find out how to market, sell and share your work.

Onsite lunch included.  TCA Member discount is not available for this workshop.

Painting the Rural Landscape

$500

with Vladimir Yeliseyev

Calendar Next session starts Jan 24, 2020 at 9 am

What is required to quit tight illustrative coloring and start painting like a pro? 

Students are going to learn how to mix and apply watercolors without fear of being inaccurate. Vlad will show you the shortcuts to the path when every brushstroke applied is significant in its impact on the viewer. He will show you the importance of one detail above the other and therefore how to be selective in your painting process. Every painting is like a poetry, the less words wasted the more powerful message it conveys. On the technical side of things you will learn how to approach urban scenery and what are the major steps involved in achieving artistic results including composition, focal point and light distribution.

All reference materials will be provided by instructor. The workshop will start with lecture and demonstration and follow with one-on-one instructions. 

You Call this Art?  A Journey Through Contemporary and Deconstructed Art
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You Call this Art? A Journey Through Contemporary and Deconstructed Art

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with Judy Tracy

Calendar Next session starts Feb 13, 2020 at 5 pm

The beginning of the 20th Century ushered in the era of Modernism.  This is a journey through Contemporary and Deconstructed art.  We will look at artists who broke from traditional rules, and portrayed life as they saw it.  Many of the works used are in the Tucson Museum of Art's permanent collection.

Talks in the Art Speaks series are free for TCA members and an $8 donation is suggested for general public attendance.

Pre Registration is not required - We look forward to seeing you at the event!

 

Intensive Intro to Encaustic-Painting

$400

with Sherrie Pasternak

Calendar Next session starts Feb 14, 2020 at 10 am

Artist and teacher Sherrie Posternak will introduce students to the fascinating unbounded medium of encaustic-painting with heated, pigmented beeswax medium. This ancient medium is experiencing a truly extraordinary revival, after two full days of demonstrations and student experimentation, you will understand why. A full range of beginning and intermediate techniques will be taught: history and safety, studio set-up, substrates and grounds, surface techniques and fusing, recipes for encaustic medium and paint, more advanced texture and surface techniques, collage, mixed media, and 3-D applications.

Supplies provided by teacher: Use of all equipment, tools and supplies. Supplies/materials provided for reimbursement by students listed below.

Kit/supplies fee: $50 per student payable to instructor includes: Encaustic medium, encaustic paint, brushes, cradled and uncradled wooden panels, encaustic ground, some collage materials, soy solvent, razor blades, beeswax, damar resin, pigments, Gamsol, lint-free cloths, masking tape and stencil making materials, some mixed media materials. 

TCA Members receive a $50 discount on select classes and workshops.





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