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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Cloudscapes in Watercolor

Cloudscapes in Watercolor

Cloudscapes in Watercolor


Paint beautiful and realistic clouds within your landscapes using a simple approach! We’ll start with a step-by-step demonstration of how to capture the structure and features of fair-weather clouds. Learn how to work with color and composition as you enjoy painting the vibrant colors of the “golden hour” when the sunlight and clouds turn magical. Vivid or wildly colored clouds, as we commonly see during Arizona’s monsoon season, may serve as supporting actors, or with a few tips, we can make them stand out as the star of your painting!


Meets: (3) Sundays 9:30 PM - 12:30 PM
Dates: Feb. 4, 11, & 18 in 2023
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Stacy Egan
Format: Demonstration, lecture, hands-on studio practice with one-on-one instruction or individual feedback.
Level: No experience necessary. Absolute beginner, beginner to intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Watercolor
Technique: Painting wet-into-wet, layering, color mixing
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.


Creative Pathways (Feb. 2023)

Creative Pathways (Feb. 2023)

Creative Pathways (Feb. 2023)


Do you want to be in the driver’s seat and have guidance and support to help you along your artistic journey? Creative Pathways combines an open studio experience with an instructor who leads constructive, structured critiques that include group discussions, one-to-one instruction, and optional exercises to push you to the next level.


These classes are perfect for those who want to benefit from feedback, inspiration, and the vitality achieved when working with other creative individuals. The instructor will guide you in finding your visual voice, achieving your artistic vision, and cultivating creativity.

Meets: (4) Saturdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dates: Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25 in 2023
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Demonstration & group critique, studio practice with individual feedback, and one-on-one instruction.
Level: No experience necessary. Absolute beginner, beginner to intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Any 2D art medium is welcome!
Technique: Short demonstrations in a variety of 2D art mediums
Materials: Bring your supplies. Some materials are available for experimentation. Still life objects with studio lighting are available, or bring reference material. Easels, drop cloths, tables & chairs are provided. Painters must use drop cloths over tabletops. Oil painters must use Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits at all times & dispose of their rags in the red can marked for safe disposal of solvent-soaked materials.


Friday, January 20, 2023

Drawing Facial Features: Mouth & Ear

Drawing Facial Features: Mouth & Ear

Creating a portrait is a challenge, so let’s simplify! Focus on one feature at a time to develop a greater understanding of each part to build your knowledge and confidence.


Drawing facial features follows the same process as drawing anything else. It’s all about shapes, values, and relationships. However, there are also symbols and habits you may need to unlearn to objectively see the features accurately.

To help better understand each feature, we will examine the structure of the form before drawing from a larger-than-life-sized detailed plaster cast. If you have ever been interested in drawing or painting portraits, this is the perfect class to get you started or to hone your portrait skills.

Meets: (4) Mondays 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dates: Jan. 9, 16, 23 & 30 in 2023
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Lecture & demonstration, studio practice with individual feedback or one-on-one instruction.
Level: Some prior drawing experience is recommended. No previous experience is required.

Medium: Charcoal +/or graphite
Technique: Learn to draw and/or refine your skills to prepare for portrait drawing and/or painting.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.



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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Ink with a Brush

Ink with a Brush

Ink with a Brush


Create ink drawings using a brush! Learn how to create ink washes and work with various colored inks and ink types. Use pen and basic brush strokes to create beautiful lines and forms.


Practice using an ink brush pen for travel in guided exercises on a small scale. Explore the traditional brush painting concept of “less is more” as you learn how to capture the essence of your subject using only a few strokes. Work your way up to finished pieces that explode with color!

Meets: (3) Saturdays 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dates: Jan. 7, 14 & 21 in 2023
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Demonstration, lecture, hands-on studio practice with one-on-one instruction or individual feedback.
Level: No experience necessary. Absolute beginner, beginner to intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Ink & Ink washes
Technique: Demonstrations in mark-making using a brush or brush pen.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.


Creative Pathways (Jan. 2023)

Creative Pathways (Jan. 2023)

Creative Pathways (Jan. 2023)


Do you want to be in the driver’s seat and have guidance and support to help you along your artistic journey? Creative Pathways combines an open studio experience with an instructor who leads constructive, structured critiques that include group discussions, one-to-one instruction, and optional exercises to push you to the next level.


These classes are perfect for those who want to benefit from feedback, inspiration, and the vitality achieved when working with other creative individuals. The instructor will guide you in finding your visual voice, achieving your artistic vision, and cultivating creativity.

Meets: (4) Saturdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dates: Jan. 7, 14, 21 & 28 in 2023
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Demonstration & group critique, studio practice with individual feedback, and one-on-one instruction.
Level: No experience necessary. Absolute beginner, beginner to intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Any 2D art medium is welcome!
Technique: Short demonstrations in a variety of 2D art mediums
Materials: Bring your supplies. Some materials are available for experimentation. Still life objects with studio lighting are available or bring reference material. Easels, drop cloths, tables & chairs are provided. Painters must use drop cloths over tabletops. Oil painters must use Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits at all times & dispose of their rags in the red can marked for safe disposal of solvent-soaked materials.


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Monday, December 5, 2022

Expressive Drawing

Expressive Drawing

Expressive Drawing


Create drawings that communicate a feeling or raw emotion, regardless of whether they are representational or abstract! Explore a wide variety of mark-making techniques that are loose and lyrical, or chaotic and energetic. Channel your energy to draw how you feel instead of only what you see.


Maybe you are afraid to make mistakes or you feel your process has become predictable? Let’s shake it up in a series of guided experiments that break through the fear of playing it safe and the limitations of precision. Come and explore the full potential of your expressive mark-making!

Meets: (3) Mondays 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dates: Dec 5, 12 & 19 in 2022
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Demonstration, lecture, hands-on studio practice with one-on-one instruction or individual feedback.
Level: All levels are welcome! No experience is needed!

Medium: Charcoal +/or graphite
Technique: Drawing with a full range of expressive marks and lines to create a feeling.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.


Participant's Work






Saturday, December 3, 2022

Creative Pathways (Dec. 2022)

Creative Pathways (Dec. 2022)

Creative Pathways (Dec. 2022)


Do you want to be in the driver’s seat but also have guidance and support to help you along your artistic journey? Creative Pathways combines an open studio experience with an instructor who leads constructive, structured critiques that include group discussions, one-to-one instruction, and optional exercises to push you to the next level.


Meets: (4) Saturdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dates: Dec. 3, 10 & 17 in 2022
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Demonstration & group critique. Studio practice with individual feedback and one-on-one instruction will be provided.
Level: No experience necessary, absolute beginner, beginner to intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Any 2D art medium is welcome!
Technique: Short demonstrations in a variety of 2D art mediums
Materials: Bring your own supplies. Some materials are available for experimentation. Still life objects are available or bring your own reference material. Easels, drop cloths, tables & chairs are all provided. Note that all painters must use drop cloths over tabletops. Oil painters must use Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits at all times & dispose of their rags in the red can marked for safe disposal of solvent-soaked materials.


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Monday, November 7, 2022

Drawing with a Touch of Color

Drawing with a Touch of Color

Drawing with a Touch of Color


Color is exciting and has a significant impact. Adding a touch of color will enhance your drawings! It may be easy to dive in with a full range of colors, but the results can be frustrating without some tips or guidance. Choosing colors is a skill that anyone can learn. Explore the effects and techniques of gradually introducing color into your drawings.


Build your confidence by using a limited set of colors and working on a variety of colored paper. Learn how colors play off each other to invoke the viewer, conveying a broad range of emotional responses from calm to energized. Learn how colors play off each other to create a range of feelings from calm and comforting to energized and exciting! Enhance your drawings by adding a touch of color!

Meets: (4) Mondays 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dates: Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28 2022
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Lecture & demonstration, studio practice with individual feedback or one-on-one instruction.
Level: All levels are welcome!  No experience is needed.  Learn to draw and/or refine your skills.

Medium: Charcoal +/or pastel (sticks/pencils)
Technique: Drawing with limited colors on toned/colored paper
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.



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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Creative Pathways (Nov. 2022)

Creative Pathways (Nov. 2022)

Creative Pathways (Nov. 2022)


Do you want to be in the driver’s seat but also have guidance and support to help you along your artistic journey? Creative Pathways combines an open studio experience with an instructor who leads constructive, structured critiques that include group discussions, one-to-one instruction, and optional exercises to push you to the next level.


Meets: (4) Saturdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 12 & 19 in 2022
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Demonstration & group critique. Studio practice with individual feedback and one-on-one instruction will be provided.
Level: No experience necessary, absolute beginner, beginner to intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Any 2D art medium is welcome!
Technique: Short demonstrations in a variety of 2D art mediums
Materials: Bring your own supplies. Some materials are available for experimentation. Still life objects are available or bring your own reference material. Easels, drop cloths, tables & chairs are all provided. Note that all painters must use drop cloths over tabletops. Oil painters must use Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits at all times & dispose of their rags in the red can marked for safe disposal of solvent-soaked materials.



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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Fun with Pencils, Learn to See Texture!

Fun with Pencils, Learn to See Texture!

Fun with Pencils, Learn to See Texture!


Learn how to capture the essence of your subject, all while having fun! Every surface has a different tactile quality. Explore pencil techniques that create the illusion of texture in your drawings. Learn simple steps to create fur, feathers, wood grain, or metal with some basics on general shape and form. Get started, or use this class as a refresher to practice your drawing skills within a studio environment!


Meets: (3) Saturdays 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dates: Oct. 22, 29, & Nov. 5 in 2022
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Jill Bauman
Format: Demonstration, lecture, hands-on studio practice, one-on-one instruction, and group feedback.
Level: No experience necessary, absolute beginner, beginner to intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Pencils, colored pencils, Conte pencils, or any type of pencils are welcome!
Technique: Specific to drawing in pencils or colored pencils.
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Drawing on Tone

Drawing on Tone

Drawing on Tone


Drawings come to life on toned paper!  Learn to create luminous light and dimensional form by adding both lights and darks to a mid-value.  Train your eye to see accurate values and learn to group similar value shapes.  Those new to drawing will be amazed at how quickly you can create an illusion of light and dimensional form.


Build a foundation of drawing skills in charcoal on tone that can be applied to a variety of drawing and painting media.  Explore changing the color or tone of your paper to influence the mood of your drawing.  The possibilities on tone are endless!

Meets: (4) Mondays 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dates: Oct. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2022
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos Ave. Tucson, Arizona 85705)
 
Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Lecture & demonstration, studio practice with individual feedback or one-on-one instruction.
Level: All levels are welcome!  No experience is needed.  Learn to draw and/or refine your skills.
 
Medium: Charcoal
Technique: Observing and drawing from life on toned paper
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.


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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Pen & Ink Practice, Sketching & Scribbles

Pen & Ink Practice, Sketching & Scribbles (Oct. 2022)

Pen & Ink Practice, Sketching & Scribbles


Pen & ink is perfect for sketching on the go! You'll find it's a medium worth getting to know. It dries quickly and won't smudge; however, once some marks are made, they will not budge. Switch to a brush and draw like a painter. Work through an October challenge as if it's a no-brainer.


Practice with the guidance you seek as you learn a variety of inking tools & techniques. Whether a novice or an established inker, you may discover that you're intrigued by pen & ink practice hook, line, and sinker. During this class, you will have access to the supplies you need, and by the end, you may even feel as if your challenge in pen & ink will succeed!

Meets: (3) Saturdays 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Dates: Oct. 1, 8, & 15 in 2022
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Christy Olsen
Format: Demonstration, lecture, hands-on studio practice with one-on-one instruction or individual feedback.
Level: No experience necessary. Absolute beginner, beginner to intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Pen & Ink
Technique: Mark making, line & how to use fountain pens
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.

Creative Pathways (Oct. 2022)

Creative Pathways (Oct. 2022)

Creative Pathways (Oct. 2022)


Do you want to be in the driver’s seat but also have guidance and support to help you along your artistic journey? Creative Pathways combines an open studio experience with an instructor who leads constructive, structured critiques that include group discussions, one-to-one instruction, and optional exercises to push you to the next level.


Meets: (4) Saturdays 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Dates: Oct. 1, 8, 15, & 22 in 2022
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Demonstration & group critique. Studio practice with individual feedback and one-on-one instruction will be provided.
Level: No experience necessary, absolute beginner, beginner to intermediate, all levels are welcome!

Medium: Any 2D art medium is welcome!
Technique: Short demonstrations in a variety of 2D art mediums
Materials Bring your own supplies. Some materials are available for experimentation. Still life objects are available or bring your own reference material. Easels, drop cloths, tables & chairs are all provided. Note that all painters must use drop cloths over tabletops. Oil painters must use Gamsol or odorless mineral spirits at all times & dispose of their rags in the red can marked for safe disposal of solvent-soaked materials.



Participant's Work



Monday, September 12, 2022

Drawing Essentials

Drawing Essentials

Drawing Essentials


Drawing is challenging, but it is a skill that can be developed like any other. It requires patience, practice, and keen observation skills. Learn how to objectively measure shapes and the value relationships needed to create a convincing illusion of light and form.


Surprisingly, the process of moving charcoal around is similar to painting. Developing a piece from general to specific will improve your painting and composition skills. Everyone will be met where they are and will receive the individual instruction needed to improve. No drawing experience is needed. Try something new or hone your skills to take your artwork to the next level.

Meets: (4) Mondays 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Dates: Sep. 12, 19, 26, & Oct. 3 in 2022
Location: TPS Art Center (2447 N. Los Altos, Tucson, Arizona 85705)

Instructor: Lisa Larrabee
Format: Lecture & demonstration, studio practice with individual feedback or one-on-one instruction.
Level: All levels are welcome! No experience is needed. Learn to draw and/or refine your skills.

Medium: Charcoal
Technique: Observing and drawing from life
Materials The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.



Participant's Work