taadrecp4This fall, the Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for six weeks from September 19 through October 24, 2016.

The six-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. For more information and to register for all or part of the six week series, visit this page.

The figure drawing sessions are added to a slate of workshops this fall at the Coconino Center for the Arts. After a robust summer season, the Arts Council is offering an Improv Comedy Workshop and a Watercolor workshop. There is still room left in this weekend’s Watercolor and Watersoluble Graphite class, too.

Improv Comedy Workshop – August 30-October 4

Garrison GrantFlagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present another 6-week series of Introduction to Improvisational Comedy Workshops with Garrison Garcia. Participants in these workshops will learn the basics of listening, agreement and teamwork through the introduction of short form games. In sessions, students will focus on the exploration of characters, environments and organic openings. The last two weeks will teach long form principles, and prepare students for the stage. The workshops are designed for all levels of experience and skill.

Introduction to Watercolor – October 15

C._Tanner_JensenThrough Introduction to Watercolor, participants will learn about the materials for watercolor and how to choose them. They will learn how to handle Watercolor and methods to create pattern and texture. Instructor C. Tanner Jensen will show participants a variety of Watercolor media that is available as well as different types of paper and where you may find them. The session will cover Color Mixing, Washes, Glazing, Wet into Wet, Dry Brush, Lifting, and Techniques for Creating Texture. All materials are provided for this workshop. No prior art experience is necessary. Participants must be 18 years of age or older, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also a paid participant.

Watercolor & Watersoluble Graphite – August 6-7

BROCHURE -Dillingham+-+Banana+with+Oranges+square+formatWatersoluble graphite is one of the more versatile media: you can use it like a pencil to draw lines or do shading; when you use a wet brush, it behaves like watercolor (minus the color). Watersoluble graphite is great for working quickly with the full range of values, whether doing bold dramatic or fine detailed drawings. Led by artist and educator Elaine Dillingham, participants will use four watercolor pigments to mix the full spectrum of color, then learn to layer color on top to create a variety of beautiful effects.