SAVE THE DATE!  APRIL 6, 2018.  Our very talented students will present their work for a one day art show and sale.

All students that have taken a class at Desert Mountain Art League or Ciolim in the last two years are welcome to put three paintings in our student show on Friday, April 6 from 12:00pm to 6:30pm.  Prizes awarded for best in categories and a best of show voted on by our visitors.  For more details please contact victoria@ciolim.com.

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

No refunds will be issued for classes cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice.

 

Joe Netherwood

October 17

Painting Santa

Paint your own holiday card. We will help you photograph your finished painting and get it ready to take to any printing service to have it made into cards. Santa can be painted with a cowboy hat or his traditional garb. A fun day of painting Santa!

$140

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

Jane Boggs

October 19

Painting Gourds

Art has always been a part of Jane's life but when she discovered gourds there was an instant connection! She began combining her fascination with the Native American Indian and African cultures with this wonderful newly emerging organic art medium:  The Gourd.  In this class you will be learning how to design southwest, contemporary or traditional styles - your choice.  You will then either wood burn, power carve and apply leather dyes, acrylics and finish by embellishing with turquoise.  All supplies included.

$130

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

Renee Palmer-Jones

October 25 & 26

Palette Knife Landscape Painting

Embrace the freedom that comes from decisive, impasto knife application. Work wet-into-wet in either oil or acrylic (oil is preferred). Plan, design, sketch and complete at least two or more compositions in the workshop.

Reinforcement of traditional fundamentals including color theory, values, temperature management, large masses, focal point emphasis, simplification of detail and soft edges.  All with a palette knife! No brushes allowed! Learn to identify and solve 'problems' ahead of time to ensure beautiful results. This is a fun, relaxed atmosphere that will push even the most advanced artists out of their comfort zones and open a new door to passionate expressionism.

Use your own well-composed landscape, cityscape or seascape photographs, or use some provided by the instructor.  Each student paints their own chosen subject matter.

Note: This is an interactive, hands-on workshop with extensive demonstration and personal feedback from the instructor.  The instructor will touch your canvas to demonstrate unless you stipulate otherwise.

$220

9:30am - 4:00pm

SEE SUPPLIES NEEDED TAB FOR RENEE'S SUPPLY LIST FOR THE PALETTE KNIFE CLASS!!!

Beginner & Up

Jill Dowd

November 1

Goose

Join Jill in painting a whimsical goose.

$130

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

Joni Falk

November 8

Landscape

Using personal photographs or choosing one from photographs provided, students will learn how to create an effective painting with the use of color and light.  The goal is not to copy the photo but to use it as a reference and create a painted interpretation and personal vision of that image.  The class will begin with a short demo and lots of personal help the rest of the day. Because this is a one day class a canvas of 12x16 or smaller is suggested.  Come and enjoy this fun workshop!

Visit www.jonifalk.com for her biography and to see her work.

$150

9:30am - 4:00pm

Intermediate & Up

Victoria Reins

Beginning Oil

November 9 & 10

This class offers instruction to anyone who has ever wanted to learn to paint and kept putting it off because classes for beginners who have never picked up a brush are not readily available.

You will learn what supplies are needed and how to use them.  Brushes, canvas, and tools for making a wonderful painting.

You will complete two paintings in this class.  These classes fill fast as Vicki only takes 8 students.  This allows her to give everyone the attention required to finish by the end of the second day and feel confident in taking other classes offered by Ciolim.  Sign up early!

Two day class $250

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner

Materials Included

Victoria Reins

Beginning Acrylic

December 12

We will begin with a color wheel explaining how color mixing acrylic is different from oil and proceed to paint a complete painting.  We'll learn to use a wet pallet for mixing acrylic to make the painting process easier, and we'll learn about brushes, their purpose and how to clean and condition them.

$90

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner

Materials Included

Joe Netherwood

January 9

Cowboy Character

Come paint along with Joe Netherwood for a one day powerhouse class that will enable you to create a beautiful, realistic portrait that you will be proud to hang in your home and show off to your friends!

$140

9:00am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

Linda Glover Gooch

January 10 & 11

Landscape in Oil

A westerner her whole life, Linda Glover Gooch grew up in the warmth of the Southwest. Spending time as a child playing in the orchard groves, washes and arroyos of Southern California, Linda developed a love of the desert and canyons. While she is the first professional painter in her family, both of her parents and her grandmother were amateur artists. Painting since her early teens, Linda embraces the vast canyons that stretch across the west.

$275

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

Victoria Reins

Beginning Oil

January 16 & 17

This class offers instruction to anyone who has ever wanted to learn to paint and kept putting it off because classes for beginners who have never picked up a brush are not readily available.

You will learn what supplies are needed and how to use them.  Brushes, canvas, and tools for making a wonderful painting.

You will complete two paintings in this class.  These classes fill fast as Vicki only takes 8 students.  This allows her to give everyone the attention required to finish by the end of the second day and feel confident in taking other classes offered by Ciolim.  Sign up early!

Two day class $250

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner

Materials Included

Larry Charles

January 19

Drawing

A beginner/intermediate drawing class using charcoal and teaching you the basics steps to rendering a finished drawing.

$140

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

SEE SUPPLIES NEEDED TAB FOR LARRY'S SUPPLY LIST!!!

Materials Included

Sarah J. Webber, AWA

January 24 & 25

Animals

“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.”

$260

9:30am - 4:00pm

SEE SUPPLIES NEEDED TAB FOR SARAH'S SUPPLY LIST!!!

Beginner & Up

Jenny Foster

January 30

Jenny will guide you through two paintings of Happy Quail, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Limited to 8 students

$130

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

Renee Palmer-Jones

February 1 & 2

Contemporary Oil in Acrylic

This 2-day course will focus on opening up the world of painting in an FUN & RELAXED atmosphere. This adventure is about experimenting, practicing, learning and laughing. A successful abstract painting is NOT an accident.

You will work on subjects such as

  • how a limited color palette can be all you need to get started in painting
  • how to apply traditional fundamentals to contemporary art
  • learn what all the gesso and texture products do for you and how to use them to build impactful art
  • understand how to thorough planning and color management will give you a beautiful result
  • helpful tips for starting and finishing a piece of abstract art

$220

9:30am - 4:00pm

SEE SUPPLIES NEEDED TAB FOR RENEE'S SUPPLY LIST!!!

Beginner & Up

 

 

Linda Dobkin

February 7 & 8

Southwest StillLife

Linda Dobkin was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After moving to Tucson in 1975 she began taking art classes to follow up on her earlier interests. This began with graphite and color pencil artwork, followed by additional drawing and design courses at Pima Community College. She started painting in acrylics and oils, finally choosing oils to help represent the world around her. She studied with some of arts finest instructors including Joni Falk, Hedi Moran and Jean Chambers at Scottsdale Artists School.

$260

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

Michael Maczuga

February 13, 14 & 21  1/2 day each

Figure in Oil

Michael Maczuga considers himself a native Arizonan. Although born in Cleveland Ohio in 1957, he and his family moved here in 1964. Michael paints daily wherever and whenever time allows. He became a member of the Oil Painters of America in 2004. He is also the founding director of the one and only major plein aire painters show in Scottsdale, "The Wild Wild West Show," and invitational and juried show. The plein are show is extremely important to Michael because it allows him to incorporate a mentorship initiative for local high school art students.

$260

9:00am - 12:00pm

Beginner & Up

Larry Charles

February 23

Watercolor

Larry teaches the beginner/intermediate to draw their design and render it in watercolor.

$140

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

SEE SUPPLIES NEEDED TAB FOR LARRY'S SUPPLY LIST!!!

Must bring watercolors, paper and brushes

Hedi Moran

February 27

Fabulous Flowers

An international still life artist for more than 20 years, Norwegian born Hedi Moran is known for the rich, vibrant colors in her award winning impressionistic floral and other realistic still life oil paintings.  A resident of Scottsdale, Arizona, her work has been exhibited throughout the US, featured in several DVDs and published in leading US, French and Norwegian art magazines. Over the years she has conducted more than 100 art workshops for aspiring and professional artists.

$150

9:30am - 4:00pm

Intermediate

 

Rob Stenberg

March 7

Mixed Media

Every piece is original and unique.  A 'one and only."  Rob will bring all the necessary supplies to create your personal piece and then go home and hang it.

9:30am - 4:00pm

$140

Beginner

 

Nancy Chaboun

March 13

Figure with a Model

A Native Arizonan, Nancy Chaboun lives and works in North Scottsdale.  She was introduced to art at an early age by her father who studied for years with George Bridgeman at the Art Students League. Nancy studied art at Arizona State University and the Institute Allende in San Miguel de Allende Mexico. At 21 she married her husband Hilal and began a 15 year career in women's high fashion. Buying from the best European and American designers as well as doing the visual merchandising and advertising for four store, helped to develop the sense of taste and elegance she brings to the canvas. Since 1991 she has been happily painting on a full time basis. Teaching is something she loves doing and is honored to have many students year after year.

$150

9:30am - 4:00pm

Intermediate

 

Larry Charles

March 20

Journaling

The drawing and watercolor classes will definitely help when learning to keep a journal when traveling. You will do drawings of the many interesting places in Cave Creek.  This is a plein air so dress for walking and being outdoors.

$140

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

SEE SUPPLIES NEEDED TAB FOR LARRY'S SUPPLY LIST!!!

Must bring pencil, watercolors and a journal

 

David Jackson

March 29 & 30

Landscape in Oil

A native of Ogden, Utah, David's interest in art began at an early age and he has been working as a professional artist for over forty years. He received a bachelor of science degree from Weber State University and a master of fine arts degree through Utah State University. He taught high school art for 27 years, retiring in the spring of 2000 to devote more time to his art.

$260

9:30am - 4:00pm

Intermediate

Trevor Swanson

April 10, 11 & 18

Animals in Oil

Acclaimed by critics and collectors alike, Trevor V. Swanson is one of the most gifted and promising wildlife artists in the world today. Coming from a long line of talented artists, Trevor is a brilliant example of inspired talent passing from one generation to another. Trevor started painting at a very young age. Almost intuitively, her acquired an appreciation for the realism detail and value systems essential to wildlife rendering. Through patient study, he further mastered the technical skills needed to create truly outstanding works of art.

$385

10:00am - 4:00pm

Intermediate

Joe Netherwood

April 17

Cowboy Character

Come paint along with Joe Netherwood for a one day powerhouse class that will enable you to create a beautiful, realistic portrait that you will be proud to hang in your home and show off to your friends!

$140

9:00am - 4:00pm

Beginner & Up

Renee Palmer-Jones

April 26 & 27

Contemporary Oil in Acrylic

This 2-day course will focus on opening up the world of painting in an FUN & RELAXED atmosphere. This adventure is about experimenting, practicing, learning and laughing. A successful abstract painting is NOT an accident.

You will work on subjects such as

  • how a limited color palette can be all you need to get started in painting
  • how to apply traditional fundamentals to contemporary art
  • learn what all the gesso and texture products do for you and how to use them to build impactful art
  • understand how to thorough planning and color management will give you a beautiful result
  • helpful tips for starting and finishing a piece of abstract art

$220

9:30am - 4:00pm

SEE SUPPLIES NEEDED TAB FOR RENEE'S SUPPLY LIST!!!

Beginner & Up

 

Recurring Classes

Brushstrokes

Here at Ciolim we encourage you to explore your creative side.  Whether it is your first time picking up a brush or not, it is our goal for you to have fun!  Each Brushstrokes class is led by a professional artist who will guide you in creating your very own masterpiece. We provide the canvases, paints, brushes, aprons, easels and encouragement.  Your provide your own style.

$45

Beginner

Materials Included

 

Sunday, October 15

Cactus

1pm - 3:30pm

$45

Beginner

Materials Included

 

Sunday, October 29

Roadrunner

1pm - 3:30pm

$45

Beginner

Materials Included

 

Sunday, November 5

Cowboy Pig

1pm - 3:30pm

$45

Beginner

Materials Included

 

Sunday, November 26

Cowboy Boots

This will be a longer Brushstrokes class because the Cowboy Boots are a little more involved than our typical subjects.

One lucky student will win a coordinating frame for their masterpiece.

12pm - 4:30pm

$75 with lunch

Beginner

Materials Included

 

Sunday, December 10

Foggy London

1pm - 3:30pm

$45

Beginner

Materials Included

 

Sunday, December 17

Cardinal Cactus

1pm - 3:30pm

$45

Beginner

Materials Included

 

Sunday, January 7

Barrel Cactus

1pm - 3:30pm

$45

Beginner

Materials Included

 

Beginning Oil

This class offers instruction to anyone who has ever wanted to learn to paint and kept putting it off because classes for beginners who have never picked up a brush are not readily available.

You will learn what supplies are needed and how to use them.  Brushes, canvas, and tools for making a wonderful painting.

You will complete two paintings in this class.  These classes fill fast as Vicki only takes 8 students.  This allows her to give everyone the attention required to finish by the end of the second day and feel confident in taking other classes offered by Ciolim.  Sign up early!

Two day class $250

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner

Materials Included

 

Beginning Oil 2

This is a continuation of Beginning Oil 1. You will continue to explore techniques and value and you will will paint a landscape and learn to varnish and frame this finished masterpiece.

One day class $125

9:30am - 4:00pm

Beginner/Intermediate

Materials Included

Beginning Oil 3

You will bring a photo or picture from home that you would like to paint and under the guidance of our experienced instructor you will learn to see simple shapes to make drawing easier.  You will also begin to put together your very own materials.  A supply list will be sent to each student.

One day class $90

9:30am - 4:00pm

Intermediate