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 Kim Fernandez  
    NO CLASSES DURING THE SUMMER; THEY WILL RESUME OCTOBER 28th.
    Members of the Club meet, watch a video and paint along with the video’s exercises.
    When: Fourth Monday of every month except December
    Time: 1-2:30pm (Arrive earlier to rearrange tables in order to view video)
    Fee: No Cost, but donations welcome
    Contact: Kim Fernandez at  kimfernandez72@gmail.com

    Note:  Club membership is limited to 12 members.    Registration is required and it will begin in September.

The Gallery Art Book Club has started!
Formed by Monica Hart, this book club will meet at the SAWG Gallery monthly throughout the year. Both fiction and non-fiction books will be chosen by the club members with the assistance of Janis Mathews, organizer of the Dusenberry Library Art Book Club.
The club is limited to 12 members. For more information contact Monica Hart at Gallery@Southernazwatercolorguild.com
    When: 3rd Wednesday of every month
     Time:  1:30-3:00pm
     Location: SAWG Gallery
     Cost: Voluntary $5 donation each meeting
     Hosts:  Monica Hart and Janis Mathews

 

AUGUST

BASIC DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

SAWG Juried Artist Sandra Montgomery offers you an experience of painting in watercolor. Discover its charms and challenges. Practice correct brush strokes and color mixing. Practice drawing the subject. Then a demonstration will be given, and students paint along step by step, using their own interpretation. You receive individual help. This workshop is for those new to watercolor, or wanting more guided practice. Each workshop is complete; take one time or both. Materials are provided. 

When: August 15th and 22nd
Time: 9:00 – 11:30  A.M.
Cost: $35.00 per session
Where: SAWG Gallery Workshop Space
Contact Sandra to register, 520-850-5644  or email her at: sanfmontgomery@aol.com

SEPTEMBER

Yupo for Everyone!

Are you asking, “What is Yupo?” Or perhaps you’ve tried working on Yupo only to become frustrated with the results. Sue Ritz invites you to join her in one of her three hour mini workshops in which she will focus on how to use Yupo (a tree-free paper). She will instruct students in the use of this relatively new surface for watercolor, from drawing on the surface to getting the paint to do what you want it to do. Students will be provided with a list of supplies needed, and each class session is limited to 8 total. Students should bring a photograph of what they would like to paint. (Simple is best to start.)

Sue is a self taught artist specializing in animals and has shown her Yupo artworks in the SAWG Gallery. She has practiced art most of her life, and has taken several workshops.

For more information and registration contact Sue Ritz: (520)345-9166   or   barracks_cover@hotmail.com

When: September 7th, Oct. 5, Nov. 2
Where: SAWG Gallery Workshop Space
Times: 12 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 per session

Try Your Hand At Watercolor 

This mini workshop is perfect for people who are interested in pursuing an interest in watercolor. Kathy McLean is offering mini workshops in the SAWG Gallery to lead you through the process and the means to create your own watercolor painting – in one session! In one afternoon you can create and take home your painting with no prior painting skill (trace the scene to begin). All supplies are provided by Kathy. She will demonstrate step by step and guide students as they work. Each 2 1/2 hour session will produce a different painting. 

Kathy has been painting for more than 20 years. She has hosted paint out parties and taught beginner classes garnering praise from her students for her patience and guidance. Maybe this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for to jump into watercolor.

When: September 15 and 25
Where: SAWG Gallery Workshop Space
Times: 1-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 ($20 to reserve) per session 

Contact Kathy to register at: (858)864-5728 or tkmclean@sbcglobal.net

OCTOBER

Try Your Hand At Watercolor 

This mini workshop is perfect for people who are interested in pursuing an interest in watercolor. Kathy McLean is offering mini workshops in the SAWG Gallery to lead you through the process and the means to create your own watercolor painting – in one session! In one afternoon you can create and take home your painting with no prior painting skill (trace the scene to begin). All supplies are provided by Kathy. She will demonstrate step by step and guide students as they work. Each 2 1/2 hour session will produce a different painting. 

Kathy has been painting for more than 20 years. She has hosted paint out parties and taught beginner classes garnering praise from her students for her patience and guidance. Maybe this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for to jump into watercolor.

When: October 2, 23, and 30
Where: SAWG Gallery Workshop Space
Times: 1-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $40 ($20 to reserve) per session 

Contact Kathy to register at: (858)864-5728 or tkmclean@sbcglobal.net

Yupo for Everyone!

Are you asking, “What is Yupo?” Or perhaps you’ve tried working on Yupo only to become frustrated with the results. Sue Ritz invites you to join her in one of her three hour mini workshops in which she will focus on how to use Yupo (a tree-free paper). She will instruct students in the use of this relatively new surface for watercolor, from drawing on the surface to getting the paint to do what you want it to do. Students will be provided with a list of supplies needed, and each class session is limited to 8 total. Students should bring a photograph of what they would like to paint. (Simple is best to start.)

Sue is a self taught artist specializing in animals and has shown her Yupo artworks in the SAWG Gallery. She has practiced art most of her life, and has taken several workshops.

For more information and registration contact Sue Ritz: (520)345-9166   or   barracks_cover@hotmail.com

When: Oct. 5 and 25
Where: SAWG Gallery Workshop Space
Times: 12 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 per session

Designing The Unexpected (wet-into-wet and negative painting techniques)

Here is the class that will bring out some of the true joy of painting in watercolor.

This is a two part/session class taught on two consecutive Wednesdays. Judy Nakari will help you to explore the surprises which unfold as we paint wet into wet. Then, as students discover shapes emerging Judy will show them how to use negative shapes to emphasize the story of the painting. Emphasis will be on design, composition, and color. Students will benefit from demonstrations and individual assistance. 

Besides having taught plein air workshops in Tuscany, Judy is a faculty member of The Drawing Studio of Tucson, and has led workshops in Colorado, California, and Arizona (at Toscana Studio/Gallery and the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum.)

When: October 9 and 16
Where: SAWG Gallery Workshop Space
Times: 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Cost: $70 ($35 per day)
Contact Judy Nakari at: (720)626-5672 or judy@nakari.com

Basic Drawing and Watercolor Workshop

SAWG Juried Artist Sandra Montgomery offers you an experience of painting in watercolor. Discover its’ charms and challenges. Practice correct brush strokes and color mixing. Practice drawing the subject. Then a demonstration will be given, and students paint along step by step, using their own interpretation. You receive individual help. This workshop is for those new to watercolor, or wanting more guided practice. Each workshop is complete; take one time or both. Materials are provided. 

When: October 10 and 26
Where: SAWG Gallery Workshop Space
Times: 9:00 – 11:30 AM
Cost: $35.00 per session
Contact Sandra to register, 520-850-5644  or email her at: sanfmontgomery@aol.com

Another Pair of Eyes

A two hour critique session at the gallery designed to assist new or intermediate members who want to get the perspective of more experienced artists on how to make their painting stand out. Paintings are evaluated by SAWG Signature or Saguaro members in a supportive, positive, and encouraging manner. A $5 donation is appreciated.

When: October 19
Where: SAWG Gallery Workshop Space
Times: 10:00 – 12:00 nn
Cost: $5 donation is appreciated

Pet Portraits – Tips and Techniques (from photoshoot to framing)

In this two session mini workshop Kay Sullivan will share what she has learned from doing pet portraits for the last seventeen years, including the photo shoot, choosing the right reference photo, capturing the eyes and fur with your paint, and presenting the finished product. She will demonstrate techniques in watercolor and have the students do exercises in their preferred medium. All levels are welcome, but beginner students must have some experience and their own high quality paints, paper, and brushes. Students should bring their pet photos for discussion and be prepared to do a homework assignment between the two sessions. 

After many classes and years of experience, Kay is able to enjoy painting without the anxiousness of execution. She loves to paint watercolor pet portraits as well as architecture, landscapes, and experimental work. Kay is a juried member of SAWG and a member of Saddle Brooke Fine Art Guild. See her work at https://www.saddlebrookefinearts.org/artists/kay-sullivan/

When: October 21 and 28
Where: SAWG Gallery Workshop Space
Times: 9:00 – 12:00 pm
Cost: $70 for the two sessions, 50% due at registration
Contact Kay for registration and additional information: (520)818-6601 or sullivan6601@gmail.com

 

Print these PDF forms:

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