Class Registration

To register for any of our classes please email us at victoria@ciolim.com or call us at 480-488-7947.  Payment is expected at time of registration.

Beginner: A student with a little or no experience
Advanced Beginner: A student with some exposure looking to gain experience
Intermediate: A student confident in their materials, setting up and working on their own with guidance from the instructor
Advanced: A student confident in the medium and looking for guidance and critical critique from the instructor

CANCELLATION POLICY

7 days notice must be provided for a full refund. After that a gallery credit will be issued.

CLASSES ARE 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

BRUSHSTROKES CLASSES ARE 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

OPEN STUDIO IS EVERY THURSDAY FROM 1:00 – 4:00
(unless there’s a scheduled class)


OPEN STUDIO – Every Thursday

Join us for fun every Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm to paint. Watercolor, oil, acrylic or drawing. Bring your supplies and whatever you wish to work on and participate in discussions about color mixing, composition, value or whatever your challenges might be. Work through them with Ciolim instructor Victoria Reins, a member of Western Artists of America, International Guild of Realism and Women Artists of America.

$20

Any level


Marless Fellows

6 Day Beginning Painting Workshop


October 14th, 21st, 28th and November 4th, 11th & 18th

1:00PM – 4:00PM

Oil

$375

If you’ve always wanted to learn to paint, this class is for you. In this class we will focus on grounding you in the basics of painting from materials needed to value study, color mixing, composition and design.

In the first two classes we will provide all materials needed to get you started. We will also guide you on all the basics you need to purchase so you have your own supplies to paint with in the next four classes, as well as to set yourself up at home. We want to stress that you DO NOT need to know anything about painting, you just need a desire to learn and enjoy the journey.


Sarah J. Webber, AWA

Barnyard Animals

October 24th & 25th

9:30AM – 4:00PM

Oil

$260

“My paintings of animals are an up close and personal experience. I love their faces and I like to pull them into a better world. I do this with my intuition, brushwork, texture and color. I am hoping to make whoever looks at them happy, experience a warm feeling, touch a soul. I hope to bring something lasting into this life with my commitment to the animal world and my art.”

See Supplies Needed Tab for Sarah’s supply list

Beginner & up


Kathryn Benjamin

Acrylic Pouring Creations

Intermediate Class



November 8th

$125

11:00AM – 3:00PM

“Art is a language! It does not need to be translated”

Kathryn has discovered a way to make her paintings come alive. She has been doing art all of her life. Also, an art student with many wonderful teachers from her travels to over ten countries, studying cultures and traditions, which has helped enhance how she colors and art. More than that, she is a student of people and who they are and how they are happy with each liking different colors. Her newest art from she calls it – Acrylic Pouring Creations

14 x 14 Dutch Pour

16 x 20 Dutch Pour Large Canvas

16 x 20 Ring Pour

Demonstrations and guidance on all.


Kathryn Benjamin

Acrylic Pouring Creations

Beginner Class



October 11th

$85

11:00AM – 3:00PM

“Art is a language! It does not need to be translated”

Kathryn has discovered a way to make her paintings come alive. She has been doing art all of her life. Also, an art student with many wonderful teachers from her travels to over ten countries, studying cultures and traditions, which has helped enhance how she colors and art. More than that, she is a student of people and who they are and how they are happy with each liking different colors. Her newest art from she calls it – Acrylic Pouring Creations

14 x 14 Flip Cup

11 x 14 Paints Dripping with Balloons

12 x 12 Ring Pour

If time allows, Dipping Canvas 5 x 6

Demonstrations and guidance on all.


Renee Palmer Jones

Landscape Palette Knife


November 12th & 13th

$220

9:30AM – 4:00PM

Oil or Acrylic

This course will focus on opening up the world of painting in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

We will work on subjects such as:

  • How a limited color palette can be all you need to get started in painting
  • How to set up your supplies and get started painting for pleasure
  • Learn what all the products do for you and how to use them
  • Understanding how composition and planning will give you a good result
  • Helpful tips for starting and finishing a piece of art

The class size will be limited so that everyone participates and learns equally. Everyone will paint their own subject matter that they have personally chosen.

See the Supplies Needed page for Renee’s supply list


Joe Netherwood

Paint a Noble Native American


January 6th & 7th

$280

9:30AM to 4:00PM

Oil

Come paint with me! I will demonstrate, step-by-step, how to create a classic oil portrait. After each step I will help each of you individually to do the same on your painting. Together, we will create your very own masterpiece. One you will be proud of and want to show all of your family and friends. I will provide you your own pre-sketched canvas and your own photo reference. You bring your own brushes and oil paints; to see what you need to bring to class please click on the “Supplies Needed” tab on this website.

See the Supplies Needed page for Joe’s supply list


Linda Glover Gooch

Painting Landscapes from Photographs


January 22nd & 23rd

$275

9:30AM – 4:00 PM

Oil

In this workshop students will paint a landscape in the studio using photographs. The goal will be to create simple designs that have a strong foundation and a well thought out composition. Students will learn to create a feeling of the landscape that gives the painting life instead of just copying a photograph. Linda will discuss how to paint from your focal point out while paying attention to values, composition and edges. This workshop will include instructor demonstrations and plenty of individual attention. The past workshop students have been very inspired by the amount of photographs supplied by the instructor which include matter from the Grand Canyon, desert vistas, interior forest and high mountain scenes.


Tom Lucas

The Best of the West


February 5th & 6th

$295

Oil

9:30AM – 4:00PM

It is said that art is a statement of a current time and place. My art takes me to a past time and place, one filled with artifacts and history. Telling stories with my oils is an emotional journey that is a direct reflection of my life experiences. My desire to be a Western artist stems from my lifestyle as a cowboy, mountain man and outdoorsman. I have amassed a collection of Native American and cowboy artifacts and have acquired an unmatched working knowledge of the actual methods of ancestral tool making. These items and their history are subjects in my still life paintings, and the compositions are arranged as if I am telling a story.


Larry Charles

Botanical Watercolor


February 4th, 11th & 18th

$210

Watercolor

1:00PM – 4:00PM

Our new botanical watercolor class is aimed primary at watercolorists who have always wanted to create a realistic painting of a flower. No prior experience painting flowers is necessary.

The instructor will show the process in six steps, from drawing to finished artwork.

Students can bring in their own high-quality photo reference or use the instructor’s detailed flower photographs.

All students should bring their own watercolor supplies and brushes. Watercolor kits should have at least 24 colors; the better the quality, the better the artwork will be.

Watercolor paper should be 140lb cold press paper of a fine quality, such as Arches brand. At least 9″ x 12″ but larger sizes are welcome too.

The instructor will narrate every step of the way with class demos for each element of botanical accuracy.