Wednesday, December 20, 2017
2447 N. Los Altos Ave.
(1 block West of 1st and 1/2 block North of Grant Rd.)
During our Holiday Luncheon we will have a Silent Auction of remaining artwork from donations to the past Silent Auction, the Round Robin and the collages compiled by our members. Starting bid will be $50 on all artwork. All proceeds go to the Renovation Fund.
Collage and Monotype Techniques
Tucson Monotype Artist Nancy Chilton demonstrated several printmaking techniques for the TPS November program. She used non-toxic Akua water based inks and showed how to use stencils and Styrofoam to print dynamic images onto book pages. Her approach enabled members and visitors to print their own images without the use of a printing press. She displayed many different examples of how to use printmaking processes with mixed media including pastel. Her creative, intuitive approach was inspiring and informative. We thank Nancy for sharing her vast knowledge and enthusiasm with TPS.
Michael Chesley Johnson Workshop
Making Your Best Guess: Color Choices and Corrections
Renowned Pastel Plein Air Artist Michael Chesely Johnson provided the Tucson Pastel Society members workshop this Fall. The TPS building was packed with participants as Michael demonstrated his “Extreme Plein Air Palette” and “Best-Guess” approaches to pastel painting. Participants were thrilled with the amount of useful information and practical step by step process that Michael took us through. This workshop proved to be perfect timing for the start of plein air season in Tucson, as temperatures are just now cool enough to work outside. To drive what we learned in class home, Michael provided an actual field session at Sweetwater Wetlands the next morning, demonstrating the limited palette and best-guess methods in situ. The day was perfect and the wildlife at the Wetlands exciting. Much fun was had by all. Many Thanks to Michael Chesely Johnson for giving TPS his time and expertise. By Meredith Milstead
Attendance is free to all members. See more about Michael at www.mchesleyjohnson.com.
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We are meeting for Open Studio Costume/Figure on the 1nd Wednesday morning each month from 9:00 am - 12:00 noon and Open Studio Still Life on each 1st Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at 2447 N. Los Altos in our new TPS building. Open to the public and $10 for the day. All mediums are welcome.
Check out the plein air page for our season schedule. Meeting times and car pool instructions are listed.
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Artist Nest Exhibition
Hilton El Conquistador Hotel
Small Paintings of the Southwest
Open to all local artists in any two dimensional media. Click HERE for the prospectus and entry form.
Millions For Tucson Raffle
Thank you to all members who purchased or sold tickets for the Millions for Tucson Raffle. The winners will be selected December 14, 2017.
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Round Robin Jan 2017