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, and is currently full. For more information or to be on the Wait List, 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 

JUNE

“PAINTING SKIES WORKSHOP”

Frank Rose offers a mini workshop at the SAWG Gallery for artists that want to learn how to paint 6 different kinds of skies in watercolor: clear blue, cirrus clouds, cumulus clouds, backlit cumulus clouds, dark cloudy, and sunset skies. Frank is a past SAWG President; a signature member who has exhibited in Arizona Aqueous and Western Fed. This workshop is appropriate for every level of experience. 

        When:  June 29
        Time:   2:00-4:30pm
        Where: SAWG Gallery workshop space.
        Cost:    $25

Participants will need to provide their own materials. Frank will send a list of materials to participants when you register. Contact Frank to sign up: fuzrose@sunrisechapel.org  or (520)721-1091

“SCRATCHBOARD MINI-WORKSHOP” 

Judy Constantine is again offering a mini workshop in the SAWG Gallery that will introduce you to the dramatic and fun medium of scratchboard. Judy is a Saguaro Fellow of SAWG, and received a Certificate of Nature Illustration from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. She will share her enthusiasm for this dramatic and fun medium, giving you the basic instruction you need to further explore on your own. 

When: Friday, June 21st,
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost:  $25
Where: SAWG Gallery workshop space.

Judy will furnish a supply list when you sign up.
Contact Judy to sign up: Email: Judycons@gmail.com       Text: (520) 873-7316

JULY

“PAINTING SKIES WORKSHOP”

Frank Rose offers a mini workshop at the SAWG Gallery for artists that want to learn how to paint 6 different kinds of skies in watercolor: clear blue, cirrus clouds, cumulus clouds, backlit cumulus clouds, dark cloudy, and sunset skies. Frank is a past SAWG President; a signature member who has exhibited in Arizona Aqueous and Western Fed. This workshop is appropriate for every level of experience. 

        When:  July 6
        Time:   2:00-4:30pm
        Where: SAWG Gallery workshop space.
        Cost:    $25

Participants will need to provide their own materials. Frank will send a list of materials to participants when you register. Contact Frank to sign up: fuzrose@sunrisechapel.org  or (520)721-1091

“INTRODUCTION TO BASIC DRAWING AND WATERCOLOR” 

Sandra Montgomery will teach a 3 hour mini workshop intended to stir the student’s creative juices and help them decide if watercolor (aqua-medium) is an art form they wish to practice. Each session will begin with a description of watercolor’s charm and challenges. Principles and Elements of Design are covered in a demonstration of subject; the students will practice sketching, mixing paint, and brush strokes. Students will be led, step by step, through painting a subject, within their own interpretation. Individual help will be given throughout. Students will do a still life and a landscape if time permits. Paint and Brushes are provided. Complete Materials list is given at registration. Students will bring watercolor paper, a palette, water container and towel or paper towels. Class size Max ten. Ages teen to adult.

Sandra is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Arts. She is a working artist, marketing and selling her art of acrylics on canvas, watercolor and paintings on collectible wood-framed windows. Her art business is www.oldwindowart.com or seen retail at Harlow Gardens Nursery in Tucson and at Sweet Poppy Gallery and Boutique in Tubac, AZ. Sandra is a Juried Member of Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild and a active member of Sonoran Plein Air Painters and The Barrio Group Plein Air Painters. She has honed her painting skills over the years taking custom painting orders and studying with such accomplished artists as Virginia Stonebarger, Barbara Mulleneau, Loisanne Keller, Fealing Lin, Randy Hale and Andy Evansen among others.

When: July 11, 18 or 25
Time: 9:00 am -12:00pm
Cost: $35
Where: SAWG Gallery Workshop Space
For registration contact Sandra Montgomery: (520)850-5644 or sanfMontgomery@aol.com

Print these PDF forms:

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