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

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 form is called – 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.


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 form is called – 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.


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


Marless Fellows

Paint Your Pet


January 13

$125

9:30AM – 4:00PM

Acrylic

Paint your pet in a day. You will send us a photo of your pet two weeks before class and we will draw it on a 16 x 20 canvas for you. Marless will walk you through the process step by step.


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.


Marless Fellows

Paint Your Pet


February 17

$125

9:30AM – 4:00PM

Acrylic

Paint your pet in a day. You will send us a photo of your pet two weeks before class and we will draw it on a 16 x 20 canvas for you. Marless will walk you through the process step by step.


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.


Renee Palmer-Jones

Simple Color Theory and Landscape Palette Knife


$220

February 20th & 21st

9:30AM to 4:00 PM

Oil or Acrylic

 

 


Simple Color Theory using a Limited Oil Palette – Day 1

This relaxing one-day class for oil painters is designed to give the artist a really useful method of color mixing to achieve consistent, harmonious paintings. Color Theory doesn’t need to be complicated nor involve lengthy charts to consult. Learn how to use only SIX oil colors (plus white) to create every color of paint you’ve previously purchased one tube at a time. Using this method will save hundreds of dollars over time, replace your mountains of paint tubes from different manufacturers, and set you on your way to mastering color temperature, values, and intensity. Say goodbye to purchasing black, yellow ochre, sap green, violet, turquoise and hundreds of other paint colors!

Note: It is imperative to purchase the EXACT oil colors given in the supply list. It is also imperative to use the same BRAND of paint. (I recommend Utrecht Studio Series) Please do NOT bring any other paint than instructed, especially any color that says “hue” on the label. We use only pure colors. Using any paint that isn’t pure won’t produce the results you desire.

Supply List for Simple Color Theory:

  • *Six Oil Paint Colors (I use Utrecht Studio Series which can only be purchased at Dick Blick, or Online). As stated, use only these six colors, in the same brand, and nothing that says “hue” on the label.
  • Cadmium Orange Pure, Cadmium Red Light, Cadmium Yellow Light Pure, Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Green (blue shade), Titanium White.
  • *Color Wheel
  • *Canvas on a tablet, or Palette Paper, or any product you desire to create a mixing chart that will last.
  • *Pencil and notepad
  • *Bristle brushes (not soft)
  • *Mixing palette knife
  • *Odorless Turpenoid and Paper Towels

Landscape Palette Knife – Day 2

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


Gretchen Lopez

Figure Painting with a Model



$275

February 27th & 28th

9:30AM – 4:00PM

Oil

As a tenth generation native of California, Gretchen is a descendant of the First Spanish Settlers and the California Rancheros with roots stemming from the Chumash and Apache. Her work is inspired by this rich ethnic heritage, but it the vibrant color and spontaneity which are expressed in the gentle beauty of the Native and Hispanic people she paints. By combining the traditional with the contemporary, she is able to paint with freedom. Gretchen lives in Northern Arizona where she continues to pursue her love of painting. She has taught at the Sedona Arts Center for over 15 years. She was nominated for the Viola Award of Excellence in Art Education and has won awards in the Sedona Plein Aire Festival including the ‘Award of Merit’ for her figurative work, judged by internationally known artist Lori Putnam. Her works are included in numerous private collections as well as in galleries and exhibits at The Historic Phippen Museum of Western Art in Prescott Arizona.


Marless Fellows

6 Day Intermediate Painting Workshop


March 16th, 23rd, 30th and

April 6th, 13th, 20th

1:00PM – 4:00PM

Oil

$375

In this once a week 6-day workshop, we will be going over some of the basics and beyond. You will gain knowledge and skills in drawing, mixing paint colors and understanding value and how it applies to color in a painting. We will learn about self critique. We have fun and enjoy our fellow artist friends while learning how to paint.


Guadalupe Apodaca

Colors of Mexico


$295

March 5th & 6th

9:30AM – 4:00PM

Oil

Guadalupe Apodaca is an award-winning artist acknowledged by The Pastel Society of America and other juried fine art shows throughout the United States.

Working in oil and pastels, Guadalupe’s use of color is courageous, using bold strokes, he creates vibrant movement and abstract quality for his signature background style. He is recognized for his interpretation of Native Americans, charismatic children and captivating landscapes.

Guadalupe obtains his unique subjects in private photo shoots and travels to  Portugal, Spain and Mexico to observe different cultures. Inspired by the local people and picturesque landscapes, he translates that energy and experience into each original piece of art.


Marless Fellows

Painting Animals


March 10th & 11th

$250

9:30AM – 4:00PM

Oil

In this class you will learn to paint an animal and also how to paint the wood frame on the canvas.


Vince Fazio

Drawing Crash Course


March 18th, 20th, 25th & 27th

1:00PM – 4:00PM

$200

Whether you are interested in a refresher course or drawing for the first time, this course will provide you with the foundations you need in the language of drawing. Learning to see in terms of lines, shapes, and value pattern is the essential skill required to translate the three-dimensional world to any two-dimensional surface – regardless of the medium you ultimately wish to explore. As well as learning to draw you will learn the most essential thing in all the visual arts: how to see like an artist, the foundation of all art.

All materials included.


Dennis Ott

Two- Day Pottery Workshop in Sedona

Sedona Arts Center

April 2nd & April 3rd

Day 1 – 1:00PM – 4:00PM

Day 2 – 9:00AM – 12:00PM

$100

The first day will be spent on the potters wheel and hand building two creations per person (to be glazed and fired by our studio at a later date).

The second day will be to complete work from the first day and talk about finishes. Glaze and prep a bisque piece, provided, to Raku fire.

All materials provided.

Transportation and hotel are the responsibility of the student.

Jill Dowd

Paint a Bird & a Flower

 


April 8th

$135

9::30AM – 4:00PM