Watercolor Painting For Beginners - Intermediates
       > And 4 Spaces Remain for Sunday February 4

February 4 - Hummingbirds
March 4 - Wildflowers
April 8 - Butterflies
11am – 2pm
$35 - Nonmembers also pay separate $12.50 daily admission
> call 602-618-3055 to RSVP and pre-register with Chuck

                   
       Ever wanted to try your hand with a brush and canvas -- or you just need to fine-tune your skills? Enroll in any of three watercolor painting classes that accomplished local artist Chuck Davison will coach here February 4, March 4 and also April 8. They're affordably priced at $35 for BTA members; nonmembers pay an additional $12.50 admission. Children are welcome to register along withan adult chaperone; both must be registered and pre-paid for the class.


Need more encouragement to signup? Here's what one happy painter said a month or two back:
       "We enjoyed Chuck's class and loved that it was held at our very favorite place: the Arboretum! Chuck is friendly and made the class fun. Because he allowed us the freedom to express our individual tastes through our paintings, we feel we brought home a unique piece of art...even though we all painted the same lizards. Friends and family are able to easily pick out who painted which lizard with the comment that they can tell because each lizard matches the personality of the artist."
       Local artist Chuck Davison invites any and all students from beginning to advanced to learn watercolor painting; he gives step-by-step instruction and coaching to help paint a colorful botanical design. Class fee is $35 (nonmembers pay the Arboretum a separate $12.50 for admission and entry); enrollment includes all art supplies you'll need for the class - and includes the day's admission, too. Taught in the lecture room of the historic Smith Building from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enrollment includes canvas, paint, brushes, embellishments - plus light refreshments. Children are welcome to register along with an adult chaperone; both must be registered and pre-paid for the class. To register call or text the instructor directly at 602-618-3055
See a few examples of Chuck's signature style check out

whimsical style of Southwestern contemporary scenes

        Expect to take home your own unique piece of art following a relaxed painting class where Chuck gives step-by-step instruction and coaching to help beginners paint a colorful design, similar to the Hummingbird scene above at right on this page.

Enrollees will paint Wildflowers in March, and then Butterflies in April. Revisit this page to see whether Chuck will coach painters through a lizard design in May, dragonfly in June - and completed a botanical design of a Prickly Pear Cactus in July.

Enrollment of $35 includes all art supplies you'll need for the class (includes the day's admission, too, for nonmembers).
Taught in the air-conditioned lecture room of the historic Smith Building from 11am-2pm, enrollment includes canvas, paint, brushes, embellishments - plus light refreshments.


Beginning Oil & Acrylic Painting 2 Day Workshop with Carla Keaton
DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
$285 - $310
Professional artist Carla Keaton expands upon her popular series of ‘art & wine’ basic painting classes with a new 2-day course for beginning painters to master basic techniques, properly use tools and media, and apply color strategically – and with flair! No experience necessary, although Carla says that some drawing experience will be helpful. Students may choose oil or acrylic and will receive instruction, demonstration, samples, and a series of student practice exercises. Enrollment is $285 for Arboretum annual members ($310 non-members). A supply list will be provided upon registration - students should expect to spend $75 - $100 for materials.
Questions? Contact Carla at keatonfineart@gmail.com or 480-228-1500.
Carla Keaton earned a degree from ASU in Fine Art and Physical Anthropology; she specializes in portraits and has illustrated several children’s books. Carla was recently a recipient of the 2016 ARDG (Artist Research and Development Grant) funded by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the State of Arizona, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Connect with Carla
https://www.facebook.com/Keaton-Fine-Art-A-Global-Encounter-260382013992101

Art & Wine with Carla Keaton - Call Carla for Dates
Carla Keaton also hosts seasonal ‘Paint and Wine’ classes in the East Valley -- to be on her email list or inquire about dates for these,
Connect with Carla on Facebook or call her at 480-228-1500 or email keatonfinearts@gmail.com .
“They’re loads of fun,” says Carla, “Arboretum participants learn to paint very simplified scenes from the arboretum, taking home with them a pieceof memorabilia of their experiences in the lovely gardens.”
Enrollment of $35 for Arboretum members and $47.50 for nonmembers includes art supplies to use during the session, plus two hours of both group and personal coaching and encouragement from Carla.
Signup by phone; have a credit card ready and call Arboretum staff during daytime business hours at 520.689.2723. see photos and read more about Carla,
Connect with Carla on Facebook or call her at 480-228-1500 or email
keatonfinearts@gmail.com .