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FALL SESSION II
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HOLIDAY BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOWALK
Monday 8:30 - 11:30am
December 25th
$75 museum members / $125 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
SPRING SESSION I
PLAYING WITH TRANSPARENCY: COLORED PENCIL ON MYLAR 
Mondays 9 - noon                
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
COLOR MIXING WITH COLORED PENCIL
Mondays 1 – 4pm       
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
DON’T SHUTTER: INTERCHANGEABLE LENS CAMERA BASICS
Monday       
Jan 8
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
UNCONVENTIONAL WATERCOLORS
Tuesdays 9 - noon
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
COLORED PENCIL I
Tuesdays 9 - noon
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
TRAINING YOUR EYE: A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
EASY PRINTMAKING WITHOUT A PRESS: GELLI PLATE ART
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
EASY PRINTMAKING WITHOUT A PRESS: GELLI PLATE ART
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
TEXTURES IN COLORED PENCIL I: FUR & FEATHERS
Wednesdays 9 - noon
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
GETTING YOUR FEET WET: WATERCOLOR I
Wednesdays 9 - noon
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
INTRO TO NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Wednesdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
DESERT FLOWER PORTRAITS: PAINTING WITH PAPER (CHIGIRI-E)
Wednesdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
$190 museum members/$240 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
DESERT FLOWER PORTRAITS: PAINTING WITH PAPER (CHIGIRI-E)
Wednesdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
$190 museum members/$240 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
DRAWING BASICS BOOTCAMP
Thursdays 9 - noon
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
SCRATCHING THE SURFACE: BEGINNING SCRATCHBOARD
Thursdays 9 - noon
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
A PASSION FOR PATTERN
Thursdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
Thursdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
COLORED PENCIL & MARKER: JUST FOR FUN
Saturday 9 – 3pm
Jan 20
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
WEBSITE QUICKSTART WITH TAKE-HOME LESSONS
Monday 9 – 3pm
Jan 22
$80 museum members/$130 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
MATTING & FRAMING YOUR ART WITHOUT DEPLETING YOUR WALLET
Friday 9 – 3pm
Feb 2
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
INTRO TO ADOBE LIGHTROOM 6/CC WITH TAKE HOME LESSONS
Friday 9 – 3pm
Feb 2
$65 museum members/$115 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
PICTURE PERFECT: PHOTO COMPOSITION
Friday 10 – 4pm
Feb 9
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
MINIATURE MEMORIES: TRAVEL SIZE SKETCHING
Friday 10 – 4pm
Feb 9
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
SPRING SESSION II
MINIATURES IN COLORED PENCIL
Mondays 9 - noon                
Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
EXPLORING ART SURFACES: MATERIALS THAT WORK
Mondays 9 - noon
Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
PORTFOLIO PREPARATION
Mondays 1 – 4pm
Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
PEN & INK I
Mondays 1 – 4pm
Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
COLOR MIXING FOR ARTISTS: EXTENDED EDITION!
8 Tuesdays 9 – noon
Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
$256 museum members/$306 nonmembers
Susan Morris
*If you cannot attend all 8 weeks, contact the AI office with questions at (520) 883-3024. Thanks!*
COLORS OF CABO PULMO: IN THE STUDIO
Tuesdays 9 - noon
Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Rachel Ivanyi
 
INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS: TODAY’S DIGITAL DARKROOM
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
PENCIL I
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
DRIP, SPLATTER, SMEAR:
BEGINNING ABSTRACT PAINTING INSPIRED BY NATURE

Wednesdays 9 - noon
Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
COLORED PENCIL II
Wednesdays 9 - noon
Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
MIXED MEDIA PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN THE DESERT
Wednesdays 1 – 4pm
Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
PENCIL II
Thursdays 9 - noon
Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
TANTALIZING TEXTURES IN WATERCOLOR EXTENDED EDITION!
8 Thursdays 1 – 4pm
Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
$256 museum members/$306 nonmembers
Susan Morris
*You can sign up even if you cannot attend all 8 classes! Contact the Art Institute office with questions & assistance (520)883-3024.*
 
ART PROJECT: TAKING IT TO THE FINISH LINE
8 Thursdays 9 – noon
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
$256 museum members/$306 nonmembers 
Rachel Ivani
*You can sign up even if you cannot attend all 8 classes! Contact the Art Institute office with questions & assistance (520)883-3024.*
MAT CUTTING 101 AND MORE!
Friday 10 – 4pm
March 16
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Sharon Schafer
 
SPRING SESSION III
COLORED PENCIL & WATERCOLOR: THE NEXT STEP
Mondays 9 - noon
Mar 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
CREATE A WEBSITE: START TO FINISH
Mondays 9 - noon
Mar 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
$200 museum members/$250 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
TEXTURES IN COLORED PENCIL II: BEYOND FUR & FEATHERS
Mondays 1 – 4pm
Mar 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Janie Gildow

 
FUN WITH EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING MEDIA
Mondays 1 – 4pm
Mar 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
LIGHT ON FORM: CAPTURING LIGHT
Tuesdays 9 - noon
Mar 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
CREATIVE CALLIGRAPHY: ADDING TEXT TO YOUR ART
Tuesdays 9 - noon
Mar 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY: LEARNING IN NATURE
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Mar 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Sharon Schafer
 
ADULT COLORING WITH THE COLORED PENCIL
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Mar 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
THE ART OF NATURE: YOUR SONORAN NATURE JOURNAL
Wednesdays 9 - noon
Mar 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Sharon Schafer
 
BEGINNING OIL PAINTING DISCOVERY
Wednesdays 9 - noon
Mar 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
$165 museum members/$215 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
THE FINE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Wednesdays 1 – 4pm
Mar 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
PEN & INK II: THE DESERT LANDSCAPE
Wednesdays 1 – 4pm
Mar 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
SCRATCHING ON THE SPOT: PLEIN AIR SCRATCHBOARD
Thursdays 9 - noon
Mar 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
COLORS OF THE DESERT IN COLORED PENCIL
Thursdays 1 – 4pm
Mar 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
FABULOUS FIBONACCI: NUMBERS, PROPORTIONS, PATTERNS & ORDER
Friday 10 – 4pm
March 23
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS/CC WITH TAKE HOME LESSONS
Friday 9 – 3pm
April 6
$65 museum members/$115 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff