Texture – Color – Feeling

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Texture | Color | Feeling with Jan Sitts

November 2 – 4, 2023 | Thursday – Saturday

Thurs: 10 am – 5 pm | Fri – Sat:  9am – 4 pm

  • Experience: All Levels of experience are welcome in this workshop.
  • Registration: Each student must enroll individually. Click the Cancellation Policy tab above for more info.
  • Materials List: Click the Materials List tab above for a list of materials/supplies students need to bring to the workshop.
  • Location: Sedona Arts Center, Theatre Studio

Jan’s experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. By combining aggressive textures and unusual mediums with various “raw” materials in the abstract painting we get surprising results. The layering method yields a magnetism that is particular to mixed media. Many techniques, materials, compositions and above all emotion, play off each other in creating the work. Part of the adventure is not knowing where you are going until you get there! You will become thrilled with possibility as you journey through this process. You will learn to let go of painting habits and gain the knowledge of layering textures, colors and feelings while executing shapes utilizing a structure of positive and negative space.

All of the paints used will be water-based.

Jan is an internationally recognized art instructor and juror, and recently published an art book, TEXTURE | COLOR | FEELING.

In-Person Classes

COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

  • Masks inside our buildings are optional until further notice.

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Jan Sitts

Jan Sitts

In Jan’s more than thirty years as an art instructor and professional painter, she continues her exploring and experimentation with many mediums. Her accomplishments in the art arena are many, working in commercial art, teaching in public schools, and teaching international workshops. Her studies include the Kansas City Art Institute (Kansas City, Missouri), a B.A. degree at Western State College (Gunnison, Colorado), and ongoing workshops and seminars in the arts. Her latest book is TEXTURECOLORFEELING.

Artist’s Statement
My work is a reflection of who I am. I work in a spontaneous manner until I have built up a surface on a support by texturing, layering papers, and painting. Often repeating this process many times. As the work develops, this process becomes one with the satisfaction I feel with the final image.

SUPPLY LIST  (m/m and abstraction)
Texture-Color-Feeling IN ACRYLIC

SUPPORTS – Two pre-stretched canvas 16×20.  1 sheet of 300lb. w.c. cold press paper divided into 1/4 sheets. A yupo pad 11X14.

ART TISSUE – 1 pkg. (white only) Spectra Brand.

ACRYLIC PAINT & INKS – Bring any acrylic paints, and acrylic inks.  I prefer GOLDEN FLUID ACRYLIC PAINTS in small 1” bottles. A few FW waterbase inks in your favorite colors, or any brand you prefer. Also a black and white…(sometimes I use white gesso for my white)

ACRYLIC ALL-PURPOSE BRUSHES – A one and two inch synthetic flat brush. Bring also a few small synthetic rounds (#4,6,7) Michaels has a good variety of synthetic brushes.


TEXTURE TOOLS – Bring Anything you think would make good texture in your paintings. A few White thin rice papers. Drawing pencils. (caren d Arch, or Lyra) any soft colored pencils, watercolor pencils or charcoal pencils in white and black.

EXTRA ITEMS – Sketchbook for note-taking, thin tight fitting rubber gloves, paper towels, small plastic palette knives,sissors, paper palette or freezer paper (Walmart). There will be a variety of projects in this class, therefore expect some changes in art materials or supports which are not on this list. I will notify you if changes are made.
Most can fit all of this in one medium sized luggage and still have some room..or ship!
NEW…ADDED TO THE LIST …..We will explore light weight copper metal which will be layered into our paintings along with various paper. Metal provided.

Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a $125 Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before October 2, 2023. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after October 2, 2023.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop 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.

Covid-19 Update for In-Person Classes and Workshops: 

As long as SAC is able to provide an environment that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings, and assuming all other normal criteria are met and the workshop or class goes forward, the above cancellation policies are in effect.

  • Masks inside Sedona Arts Center buildings are optional until further notice.