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        
 
        FEBRUARY
        “Painting Skies with the Wet On Wet Technique” taught by Loisanne Keller
              Learn about painting simple and complex washes and stormy skies as inspired by our monsoon skies. 
              We’ll paint wet on wet using lots of paint and big brushes!
              Where: at the SAWG Gallery workshop space. 
              When: Tuesday Feb. 5,  Wednesday Feb. 6, and Tuesday Feb 12, 2019. This class is full. The next class is March 19, 20 & 26.
              Time: 9:30am -12:30 pm, 3 hours each day
              Cost: $90 for all 3 days
              Note: Class is limited to 8 people. For more information, or to register, contact Loisanne Keller at
               loisannek@gmail.com or call: 520-445-4774. A 50% deposit is required to secure your space, fully
                refundable if the minimum of 5 people is not met. 
 
         “Nuts and Bolts of Running a SAWG Show”
               This program will be led by Marti White, current Vice President of Shows, and Karyn Vampotic, SAWG
               President

               When: Saturday, February 16
               Where: SAWG Gallery          
               Time: 11-12:30pm
               Cost: Free
               Marti is an expert on the steps to a successful show. And Karyn wants to engage all members including
               new members in demystifying the process of putting on a SAWG Show. Everyone 
               is welcome. New members are especially encouraged to attend.

               Contact: Karyn Vampotic at president@southernazwatercolorguild.com for more information.
 

          “Outreach/Scholarship/Young at Art committee for 2019-2020”
               This is an organizational meeting calling for former teachers of any background, current
               and former art teachers and those interested in developing programs for public school art
               teachers K – 12, deciding on the future of our Scholarship Program – amounts and recipients,
               potential connections with the University of Arizona community art outreach program, 
               forming connections to public school students to increase awareness of the arts through
               their teachers and show possibilities. This will be led by Karyn Vampotic, President of SAWG.
               When: Saturday February 16
               Time: 1:30-2:30p
               Where: SAWG Gallery
               No Cost to Participate
               Contact: Karyn Vampotic at president@southernazwatercolorguild.com for more information

“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: first session is February 23rd, and recurrent sessions will be the third Saturday of every month year round.
       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:
       February 23
rd  Loisanne Keller and Shannon Russell will lead the session
       March 16th Carolyn Streed and Nancy Huber will lead the session
       April 20th  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 Russell at shandanrus@cox.net.
       For more information, contact Loisanne Keller, loisannek@gmail.com

MARCH

“New Member Orientation/Nuts and Bolts of Running a SAWG Show”
       This program will be led by Marti White, current Vice President of Shows, and Karyn Vampotic, current SAWG President

       When: Saturday, March 16th
       Where: St Francis in the Hills         
       Time: 1:30-3pm
       Cost: Free
       Marti is an expert on the steps to a successful show. And Karyn wants to engage all members, including
        new members,

       in demystifying the process of putting on a SAWG Show.
       Everyone is welcome. New members are especially encouraged to attend.
       Contact: Karyn Vampotic at president@southernazwatercolorguild.com for more information.

“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: March 16
       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:   
       March 16th, Carolyn Streed and Nancy Huber will lead the session
       April 20th  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
   
Caravan of Cars to Artist Studios
       When: Monday, March 18

       Time: 8:45am Meet Tme
       Where: SAWG Gallery 
       Cost:  A $12 donation to the Sonoran Glass Studio/pay for lunch 
       We meet at the Gallery and carpool to the Sonoran Glass Studio for a 9:30 – 11 demonstration of glass blowing. Lunch                    follows at the Barrio Brewing Company.  After lunch the caravan travels for a tour of the Metalphysic Sculpture                              Studio.  We then return to the gallery. 
 
        Contact: Karyn Vampotic at president@southernazwatercolorguild.com to reserve your place(s) – partners, friends                        welcome – by Wednesday, March 13th
 
 “Painting Skies with the Wet on Wet Technique” taught by Loisanne Keller

Learn about painting simple and complex washes and stormy skies as inspired by our monsoon skies.  We’ll paint wet on wet using lots of paint and big brushes!
Where: at the SAWG Gallery workshop space. 
When: Tuesday March 19,  Wednesday March 20, and Tuesday March 26, 2019
Time: 9:30am -12:30 pm, 3 hours each day
Cost: $90 for all 3 days
Note: Class is limited to 8 people. For more information, or to register , contact Loisanne Keller
at loisannek@gmail.com or call: 520-445-4774. A 50% deposit is required to secure your space, fully refundable if the minimum of 5 people is not met. 

APRIL

    “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: 
       April 20  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 

    “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.
 

Print these PDF forms:

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