Painting: Crash Course 24 0809 GL

Gift of Lilies oil painted from life by Gretchen Lopez
The Desert Sentinels 12x16

Description

Painting: Crash Course
with Gretchen Lopez

Friday-Saturday, August 9-10, 2024 | 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

  • Experience: Beginning to Intermediate. Some prior drawing experience is required.  Questions? Email Gretchen at gretchenlopezart@gmail.com.
  • Medium: Students will be working in water-soluble oils.
  • Materials: All Materials are included in the price.
  • Registration: Each student needs to enroll individually.
  • Sedona Arts Center, Theatre Studio in the Art Barn.

Even if you have never picked up a brush, this course is for you!  Learn the simple basics of how to start a painting and see how simple drawings can get you warmed-up. Get to know how to mix color based on a simple palette and experiment with different brushes!  Join us and have some summer fun pushing paint!  All materials, still life set up and photo reference are supplied!

Please don’t forget a lunch, your camera and lot’s of creativity!

Instructor demonstrations and lots of individual attention provided.

 

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Gretchen Lopez

Gretchen Lopez

Gretchen’s work is inspired, not only by her love of painting, but from her ethnic heritage, teaching and the world around her.  After majoring in advertising and design, she went on to study fashion illustration at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, then finished out her studies at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.  As a tenth generation Native of California, Gretchen is a descendant of the first Spanish settlers and the California Rancheros.  Combined with her native roots, her work is inspired by this rich Ethnic heritage.  Vibrant color and spontaneity, are expressed in the gentle beauty of the Native and Hispanic people she paints.  Combining the traditional with the contemporary, she is able to paint with freedom and passion.  Gretchen lives in Northern Arizona, where she continues to pursue her love of painting and teaching.  She has taught at the Sedona Arts Center for over 18 years, and teaches workshops abroad in Spain and Mexico.  Gretchen was nominated for the Viola Award for Excellence in Art Education, and has won numerous awards in the Sedona Plein Air Festival.  Her works are in private collections both nationally and internationally, as well in exhibits at the Historic Phippen Museum of Western Art.  Gretchen’s work is represented by The Sedona Arts Center Gallery, Adelante Gallery, and The Turquoise Tortoise Rogoway Gallery in Tubac Arizona.

She is also a member of the Impressionist Society of America.

All Materials are Included in the price of this class.

Cancellation Policy

Registration and Cancellation Policies

Registration

  • Each student must enroll individually.
  • Classes must be paid in full upon registration.
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center Office at 928-282-3809, ext. 1.
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.

In-Person and Online Classes Cancellation

  • Students must cancel or transfer at least 7 days prior to the first day of class.
  • If a student cancels or transfers before the 7-day cut-off, a 15% fee will be applied.
  • If a student cancels within 7 days prior to class, there are no refunds.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the class for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

It's made a world of difference for me. She's an A+ teacher and I've been languishing with no direction in painting, color mixing, brush technique for a long time. Her knowledge, patience, positive teaching style, and painting 'right along side' has been a great experience.

Gretchen has taught me to paint far better than I thought I could! Her patience and expertise are reasons I take her classes on a regular basis.

I love Gretchens' teaching style and her ability to share some of her mastery with her students. I will keep returning to her classes!

Gretchen is a wonderful artist and a wonderful person willing to tirelessly explain techniques and share her knowledge.

Ongoing encouragement. Extremely supportive. I learn something new in every class.

Gretchen is a talented artist who enjoys helping students learn and improve. She provided the objective of the workshop and kept a good schedule to achieve it. Very helpful instruction throughout provided in a kind and helpful manner. Learned a lot.

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