Painting Sedona Red: the Pastel Landscape

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Description

Painting Sedona Red: the Pastel Landscape
with Bruce Gomez

October 30 – November 1, 2022

Learn to use pastels to capture the beauty of  the landscape in this three-day workshop!

This workshop is designed to welcome all skill levels. Think of Bruce Gomez as a Swiss Army knife of a teacher! Bruce will work with you at your individual skill level covering issues from drawing to composition as you learn how not to make mud with your pastels. You will learn how to prepare your paper, how to layer your pastels and to use analogous colors so as to finally achieve that magical Sedona Red Rock color in the light and in the shadows.

Finer points will also touch on shipping, storing and pastel framing techniques – even ideas on how to approach galleries if you so desire.

First Meeting on Sunday is 10:00 am in the North Studio on the Arts Center Campus. Instructor will arrange location meetings for the duration of the workshop.

NOTE: This workshop follows directly after the final day of the Sedona Plein Air Festival October 21 – 29, 2022. Bruce will be one of the award winning artists participating in the exclusive week of painting in the high desert landscape. The week-long festival has been enjoyed by artists and patrons for over 15 years.

Bruce Gomez has been working in pastel full-time for the last twenty-nine years and has been teaching workshops for the past fifteen. His artistic influences range from Paleolithic art up to Alfred Sisley, Maxfield Parrish, Juan Gris, and Gustav Klimt. Bruce considers himself fortunate to travel to and paint in such wonderful places as Telluride, Paris, Rome, and Moab.

“I go out and look to capture that one unique and spectacular moment of life, whether in the mountains, in an urban setting, I might be slogging through a deluge, snowshoeing in -10°F, or painting plein air in 101°F. In spite of all those obstacles, I get to distill it all down to that essential instance of striking allure and there you have it. I pride myself in painting something that anyone can see themselves if they hang around: no exaggerations, no symbolism, and no implied metaphor.”

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 are optional inside Sedona Arts Center buildings.

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Bruce Gomez

Bruce Gomez has been working in pastel full-time for the last twenty-nine years and has been teaching workshops for the past fifteen. His artistic influences range from Paleolithic art up to Alfred Sisley, Maxfield Parrish, Juan Gris, and Gustav Klimt. Bruce considers himself fortunate to travel to and paint in such wonderful places as Telluride, Paris, Rome, and Moab.

“I go out and look to capture that one unique and spectacular moment of life, whether in the mountains, in an urban setting, I might be slogging through a deluge, snowshoeing in -10°F, or painting plein air in 101°F. In spite of all those obstacles, I get to distill it all down to that essential instance of striking allure and there you have it. I pride myself in painting something that anyone can see themselves if they hang around: no exaggerations, no symbolism, and no implied metaphor.”

Bruce will be providing an updated materials list for this workshop soon.

Cancellation Policy

Registration

  • 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 September 30, 2022. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after September 30, 2022.
  • 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.

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