Mini Workshops

SAWG now offers small or “mini” workshops – all are in the workshop room at the Gallery. They are taught by members of SAWG who have expertise in various areas of artistic expression. These mini-workshops give our members an opportunity to learn new skills, or fine tune previously learned techniques. 

If you are interested in presenting a Mini-workshop, please fill out the Mini Workshop Proposal Form, and click on Submit.  For more information, contact Loisanne Keller, Galleryschedule@southernazwatercolorguild.com

Check below for current offerings.  If you see a listing you are interested in, please contact the instructor directly as SAWG is not involved in the registration process for these classes.

MINI-WORKSHOPS IN THE GALLERY CLASSROOM 

      ONGOING CLASSES  
“SAWG Video Club” led by Karyn Vampotic
    Members of the Club meet, watch a video and paint along with the video’s exercises.
    When: Last Monday of every month except December
    DVD for 1/29/2019: Ratindra Das AWS, NWS TWSA has one overriding rule: Don’t make a boring painting.
    Time: 1-2:30pm (Arrive earlier to rearrange tables in order to view video)
    Fee: No Cost, but donations welcome
    Contact: Karyn Vampotic: president@southernazwatercolorsguild.com 
    Note:  Club membership is limited to 12 members and is currently full. To be on the wait list, please
     contact: Karyn Vampotic: president@southernazwatercolorsguild.com        
 

APRIL

INTRODUCTION TO SCRATCHBOARD taught by Judy Constantine
       She will cover the basics for those who are curious about the medium, with a mix of demonstration and practice time.
       Judy will have a variety of advanced tools for you to try out so you don’t have to buy your own before you fall in love with             scratchboard. It is a very forgiving medium, and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in a short time with                     just an Xacto knife and a board!
       When:  Wednesday, April 3, from 9am-noon
       Where:  SAWG Gallery Workshop  Space
       Cost:  $25, payable direct to the Instructor
       Contact Judy at judycons@gmail.com or call 743-3389 to register. If you are interested in this class but can’t make that                 date, get in touch with Judy to arrange another time. She will be in town all summer.   

 “Another Pair of Eyes”
       This is a two hour critique session at the gallery designed to assist new or intermediate members artists who want to

       improve their skills and increase chances of acceptance into juried shows. Two SAWG Signature or Saguaro members
       will evaluate 
members’ paintings in a positive and encouraging manner, designed to promote members’ confident entry
       into shows 
particularly juried shows.
       When: April 20
       Where: SAWG Gallery workshop space
       Time: 10-12pm
       Cost: $5.00 voluntary donation to SAWG gallery
       Instructors: 
       Karen Brungardt and Renee Pearson will lead the session
       May 18th  Marti Plevel will lead the session
       Class is limited to ten participants. Registration is required.
       Contact either Loisanne Keller at loisannek@gmail.com
       or Shannon Russel at shandanrus@cox.net.
       For more information, contact Loisanne Keller, loisannek@gmail.com

MAY 

“Step by Step Watercolor Class”
       Try your hand at Watercolor! You can create a successful watercolor painting in one afternoon and take it home
        with you!  Artist Instructor, Kathy Mclean will lead you step by step in discovering the world of watercolor. 
        No Experience necessary. Supplies are provided.  
Beginners are especially welcome.
        When:  May 3, May 10, or May 24,
        Time:   1:00-3:30pm
        Where: SAWG Gallery workshop space.
        Cost:     $35.00 payable at the class.
        Please sign up in person at the docent desk in the Gallery, or call the Gallery, 520 299 7294 to register. The class is
        limited to 8 participants per afternoon class.  You do not need to be a SAWG member to participate.
   

“Framing on the Cheap”  Taught by Karyn Vampotic and Mike Dutton 
How to use thrift shop frame purchases, learn what supplies are necessary and other information necessary to prepare the frame for your artwork. Participants will bring a small (4×6) painting to practice with.
When: Monday May 20, 2019 This class is full. 
Please email Karyn at president@southernazwatercolorguild.com to be placed on a wait list. 
Time: 9 -10:30am at the SAWG Gallery workshop space
Fee:  No cost; all materials provided by instructors
Instructor: Karyn Vampotic is the President of SAWG and has been framing her own work for three years. Mike Dutton is a current member and ran a framing business for many years.
 
    “Another Pair of Eyes”
       This is a two hour critique session at the gallery designed to assist new or intermediate members artists who want to

       improve their skills and increase chances of acceptance into juried shows. Two SAWG Signature or Saguaro members
       will evaluate members’ paintings in a positive and encouraging manner, designed to promote members’ confident entry               into shows, particularly juried shows.
       When: May 18th
       Where: SAWG Gallery workshop space
       Time: 10-12pm
       Cost: $5.00 voluntary donation to SAWG gallery
       The Signature or Saguaro artists will change with each month.
       Instructors:  May 18th  Marti Plevel will lead the session
       Class is limited to ten participants. Registration is required.
       Contact either Loisanne Keller at loisannek@gmail.com
       or Shannon Russell at shandanrus@cox.net.
       For more information, contact Loisanne Keller, loisannek@gmail.com
 

Print these PDF forms:

Mini Workshop Proposal Form
Members Letter of Agreement
Non-Members Letter of Agreement
Accounting Sheet