Events/Classes

For more information, contact BetinaFink@gmail.com or call 520.240.7461.

Events:

Open Studios Under the Full Moon: Friday, September 16, 6-9pm; Metal Arts Village; 3230 N. Dodge Blvd, studio “e”. All studios open, refreshments and live music! A monthly event, family friendly.

Demonstration on landscape painting: Saturday, October 1, time TBA, Contents Interior, Tucson. Grand re-opening event.

Classes:

Academic year 2016-17: Skill based art curriculum designed and administered for high performing K-8 Tucson charter school Academy of Math and Sciences. Focus is on building a Fine Arts track for middle school.

Invitation critique sessions for Atelier students Fall and Spring 2016-17 at Tucson Classical Atelier.

Summer 2016: 

Betina Fink will be instructing at Summer Fine Arts a unique and prestigious fine arts program for K-5 students in Tucson, AZ. Held at The Gregory School.

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Classes in painting and drawing have ongoing start dates, and are held at Betina Fink Arts/Tucson Classical Atelierstudio “e” at the Metal Arts Village, Tucson. (3230 N Dodge Blvd/at Ft Lowell, in Tucson.) Classes are instructed by Betina Fink, MFA.

Students buying supplies at Sarnoff’s Art and Writing and Arizona Art Supply Are eligible for a discount.

Resources: “Painting as a Pasttime” by Sir Winston S. Churchill. “Lessons in Classical Drawing” by Juliette Aristides. “Drawing Lessons from the Masters” by Robert Beverly Hale. “Charles Bargue Drawing Course” by Gerald Ackerman.

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2016 Winter/Spring Classes:  Enrollment Form.  Supplies for classes here.

2016 Classes in chronological order; dates are subject to change – check back for latest information.

Painting:

Introduction to Oil Painting Workshop

Thursdays, 1-4pm. Basic drawing skills recommended.

(2 days). January 21 and 28. Most materials supplied. $80. Good pre-requisite for Beginning Oil Painting.

A painless introduction to the timeless and forgiving medium of oil painting. Geared toward the brand new oil painter, this workshop will allow you to play and discover the fundamental do’s and don’t’s of working with oil. Students will acquire skills in color mixing, paint application, and composition. Bring 2 sheets of canvas paper (9 x 12″) to each session.

Beginning Oil Painting Workshop

Thursdays, 1-4pm. Basic drawing skills recommended.

(4 days). February 4, 11, 18 and 25. Most materials supplied. $160 or $125 (if bringing own supplies).

A thorough grounding in the fundamentals of the classical method of oil painting. Using a limited palette, we will make one color chart and one realistically rendered observational painting. Learn color mixing, glazing, brushwork, observing light and dark, and compositional basics. Bring (1) 8 x 10″ and (1) 11 x 14″ Ampersand Gesso Bord, as well as sketchbook (11 x 14″, HB and 4B pencils, tortillon/blending stump, and erasers). Discounted tuition if student brings complete supplies, available on the Supplies for Classes page. 

Plein Air Workshops (any media)

Saturdays, 1-4pm

(2 days). Plein air prep/in the studio: February 6 and 13. Painting or drawing experience advised. $65.

(2 days). Plein air prep/in the studio: March 5 and 12. Painting or drawing experience advised. $65.

Plein air outing: Saturday, April 9, 1-5pm.  Painting or drawing experience advised). Location TBA. $45.

In preparation for the Plein Air Conference and Expo,  held in Tucson, AZ this April, get in shape with some plein air practice – in the studio and out.  Painting outdoors (en plein air) is a satisfying and historically important aspect of traditional painting and drawing. The participant for these workshops should already have a basic understanding of how to work with oil/acrylic paint (Beginning Oil Painting Workshop recommended) or the drawing media they plan to use out in the field. In the Plein Air Prep classes, we will study and practice the fundamentals of landscape painting and drawing: advisable color combinations, composition and light, working from drawings and photographs. We will also discuss proper gear and supplies suitable for comfortable plein air painting. For the outing, we will pull it all together and work from life out in the field. Students of TCA are eligible for a discount to the Conference. Inquire for details: BetinaFink@gmail.com. Supplies here.

Drawing:

Pastel Drawing Workshop/all levels

Thursdays, 1-4pm. Basic drawing skills recommended.

(3 days). March 10, 17 and 24. $95.

Practice the colorful and immediate nature of pastels. General instruction in the use (layering and blending) of soft stick pastels, as well as basic color theory. Working from observation we will demystify composition and how to render form in space using light, shade and color. Basic drawing skills recommended. Supplies here.

Plein Air Workshops (any media)

Saturdays, 1-4pm

(2 days). Plein air prep/in the studio: February 6 and 13. Painting or drawing experience advised. $65.

(2 days). Plein air prep/in the studio: March 5 and 12. Painting or drawing experience advised. $65.

Plein air outing: Saturday, April 9, 1-5pm.  Painting or drawing experience advised). Location: Agua Caliente Park. $45.

In preparation for the Plein Air Conference and Expo,  held in Tucson, AZ this April, get in shape with some plein air practice – in the studio and out.  Painting outdoors (en plein air) is a satisfying and historically important aspect of traditional painting and drawing. The participant for these workshops should already have a basic understanding of how to work with oil/acrylic paint (Beginning Oil Painting Workshop recommended) or the drawing media they plan to use out in the field. In the Plein Air Prep classes, we will study and practice the fundamentals of landscape painting and drawing: advisable color combinations, composition and light, working from drawings and photographs. We will also discuss proper gear and supplies suitable for comfortable plein air painting. For the outing, we will pull it all together and work from life out in the field. Students of TCA are eligible for a discount to the Conference. Inquire for details: BetinaFink@gmail.com. Supplies here.

Classical Portrait Drawing Workshops/all levels

Thursdays, 1-4pm. Basic drawing skills recommended.

(3 days). April 7, 14 & 21. $95.

(2 days). May 5 ($35) &/or May 12 ($35). $65 for both sessions.

For new and continuing students of classical portraiture. This is an ongoing study of the portrait and figure as the principal subject in Western art. Drawing from the tradition of training in the Atelier manner, work from 19th century Charles Bargue lithographic reproductions of Greek or Roman busts.  Practice classical symmetry, balance, value differentiation and spacial relationships of the portrait from the Bargue reproductions. In subsequent sessions we will draw from 3 dimensional plaster casts of Greek and Roman busts. This classical method is consistent with training practices now current in contemporary Ateliers around the country and abroad, and is based on recreating lost skills prevalent in 19th century academies. Skills learned will aid the participants’ understanding and practice of drawing the live portrait/figure. Basic drawing skills recommended. Supplies here.

Independent Practice:

Students work independently on projects self-directed, or designed and planned with instructor. Any number of possibilities are available – work on honing your basic drawing, painting or color skills, or advance your already existing practice. For all levels. Supplies are at the artist’s discretion.

Independent Practice in Painting and Drawing (Design your own curriculum)

Thursdays 9-12pm

Tuition: $30/session; January 7, 14, 21. February 4, 11, 18. March 3, 10, 17, 24. April 7, 14, 21. May 5, 12.

Independent Practice in Painting and Drawing (Design your own curriculum)

Saturdays 1-4pm

Tuition: $30/session; January 9, 23, 30. February 20, 27. March 19, 26. April 23, 30. May 7.

 

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6 thoughts on “Events/Classes

    1. Hi Joan; Yes! The WordPress site is where the studio website is. The supplies page you were hopefully directed to listed supplies for classes. At the top of the page is a menu where you can see what the classes are, and other information. Hope that helps!

  1. Hi, hoping to get back to some classes in the next couple of months. Was checking the class for pastels, when I clicked on the “supplies” section it directed me to a site called WordPress.com. Is that correct for ordering? Also interested in the oil painting class, something I have not done for years.Thanks

  2. Hello, I would like to register for the oil painting class, but it is not an option on the registration sheet. Will you still be offering it this year? Thank you for your time.

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