2013 - 2014

The AAG School of Art offers its members an up close and personal way to decide which workshops they want to attend.  Guild members and their guests will now be able to meet the artists and view their art up close and personal about a month before the workshop.  Four of our monthly program speakers will also be conducting workshops.  When members attend the AAG general meetings, they will get a taste of the presenting artist’s style and medium in addition to finding out what’s in store for the workshop. 

AAG Guild School of Art Workshops 2013-2014

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Saturday-Sunday, January 18-19, 2014, Watercolor Workshop
AAG Building
Workshop presenter: Julie Pollard
FORM for Workshop CLICK HERE
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Painting believable rocks is a skill that’s critical for the landscape painter to develop. Believe it or not, rocks have personality – but it’s all too easy to make them all look the same. Do yours have the tendency to look like baked potatoes? Learn to paint rocks, boulders and rocky ground in the medium of your choice. Reference photos will be provided for your use or you may use your own. There will be demos, exercises, critique and lots of painting time. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all!

Author of two North Light books, Brilliant Color (oil & acrylic - 2009) and Watercolor Unleashed (watercolor/ water-media –2013), self-published Watercolor Unleashed! The Notebook and two Watercolor Unleashed DVD videos from North Light/ArtistsNetwork.tv, Julie has taught watercolor and oil classes for over 25 years. While glowing, brilliant color in a format of painterly realism is her personal painting objective, her goal when teaching is
to assist in the search for the individual artistic personality of each student, leaning heavily on the fundamentals of art as the gateway to fulfilling personal expression and intuitive painting. “We all have an elusive mental and emotional visualization of what we long to express in paint, she says. Just remember that your skills must catch up with that vision!” Julie presents the necessary “nuts & bolts” material in a logical, practical manner, along with large doses of encouragement, with emphasis on personal taste and goals.

Seminar Pricing

Saturday, February 15, 2014 and Saturday, February 22, 2014 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Intro To Relief Printmaking Workshop

Workshop presenter: Brent Bond

Workshop Dates and Hours:
10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014 and Saturday, February 22, 2014

Location: Santo Press Studio at Cattle Track Compound, 6105 Cattle Track Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

AAG Members - $130/ AAG Non-Members - $140/ Bring a Friend: $260– Total for both

FORM for Workshop CLICK HERE


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This two-day workshop will give the artist an introduction to relief printmaking via the linocut process.  The workshop will include a tour of the historic Cattle Track Compound and viewing of prints from Santo Press.  Students will learn everything involved with the development and creation of an edition of single color relief prints including:  Image development and transfer techniques, mounting linoleum and paper prep, block cutting and tool sharpening, registration techniques and printing jigs, inking and hand printing, printing on a proof press and editing, curating, and signing of prints.

After Brent completed a 4-year stint as a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University, he became and is currently Studio Manager and Master Printer for Segura Publishing Company and Tiny Satellite Press.  In May, 2009, he founded Santo Press – a limited edition fine art publisher specializing in relief prints.  Exhibition history includes 12 solo shows, and 143 invitational, group, traveling and juried exhibitions.  In addition to print making, he has executed public art commissions, staged several multi-media installations, and is a published photographer specializing in 19th century processes.  

Seminar Pricing

Saturday, April 12, 2014 Poured Pigment Workshop
Workshop Dates and hours:  9 a. m.-3 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014 
Location: Artist’s Studio – 6418 W Crocus Drive, Glendale, AZ  85306
Workshop presenter: Tom Herbert .
Email herhawke88@cox.net
FORM for Workshop CLICK HERE

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Learn to pour and manipulate pure pigments while they are still wet onto  paper and synthetic painting surfaces to create the basis of your painting and then compose painting by looking for what you should add or subtract to get your desired effect.

Tom grew up in Southern Arizona and chooses to live in the desert because of the openness and ever changing light.  It is his intention that through his art, the viewer may see and recognize the beauty in ourselves and our environments.  Tom’s work has won numerous awards in watercolor shows not only in Arizona but in California, Colorado and the Northwest.  You can view his work at his website – www.TomHerbertartist.com.


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