SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild expands class offerings

Jenni Long

SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is now partnering with The Drawing Studio to offer classes previously not offered in SaddleBrooke. Those classes include Classic and Contemporary Sumi-e, Drawing and Painting with Your iPad, Pastels and Friday Feedback, which will give an artist dedicated time with a working artist to review four to five pieces of work.

SBFAG has a new instructor for advanced beginner watercolor classes. Ann Johnson is an award winning artist who is collected by such notables as Steven Spielberg, David Letterman and Madeline Albright. Two of her lamps grace the East Wing of the White House. Ann has 47 years of teaching experience and will be a welcome addition to the SFBAG talented instructors. Her classes start in February.

Registering for classes has never been easier since SBFAG now has online signups where you can pay with PayPal or your personal credit card.

All classes are held in the Topaz Room with the exception of Drawing and Painting with your iPad, which will be held in the Saguaro Room at MountainView Clubhouse.


Color Experiments in Acrylic with Barbara Cowlin; Tuesdays, 9-noon, 1/3, 1/10, 1/17, $95

Intermediate Drawing with Laurie Brussel; Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m., 1/3, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, $95

Feedback Friday (individual critics) with Pat Dolan (TDS); Friday, January 7, 9-noon, 30 minutes each, $48

Introduction to Printmaking with Loraine Stillman; Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m., 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, $95

Pour your Heart Out, Francheskaa; Thursdays, 9-4 p.m., 1/12 and 1/26, $120.

Acrylics in Layers-Painting the Landscape with Barbara Cowlin; Tuesdays, 9-noon, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, $95

Altering and transferring images with Gretchen Bierbaum; Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. 1/18 and 1/25, $60

Beginning Watercolor, part 1 with Karen Brungardt; Fridays, 9-noon, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27 and Saturday 2/4, $95

Classic and Contemporary Sumi-e; Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., 1/14 and 1/28, Classic with Joy Mills (TDS), $108; Saturdays, 1-4 p.m., 2/11 and 2/25 Contemporary with Pat Dolan (TDS), $108; or all four classes for $180

Oil Painting with Titus Castanza; Fridays, 1-4 p.m., 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, $30 each session


Paint with Paper-Collage with Deb Kress; Wednesdays, 9-noon, 2/1; 2/15, 2/22, 3/1, $95

Drawing and Painting with your iPad with Barry Dodge (TDS); Friday, 2/3, 9:30-4 p.m., $108, in the Saguaro Room

Colored Pencil with Laurie Brussel; Tuesdays, 1-4 pm, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, $95

Feedback Friday (individual critics) with Pat Dolan (TDS); Friday, February 17, 9-noon, 30 minutes each, $48

Pastel-Birds and Animals with Pat Dolan (TDS); Saturday, 9-noon, 2/11, birds, $78; Saturday, 9-noon, 2/25 animals, $78; or both for $108

Watercolor Thursdays with Ann Johnson; Thursday, 2/2, 9-4 p.m., The Shadow of Your Smile, $50; Thursday 2/9, 9-4 p.m., Easy Does It, $50; Thursday 2/16 and Saturday, 2/18, 9-4 p.m., Losing Your Marbles, $100; Thursday, 2/23 9-4p.m., This is My Story, $50

Oil Painting with Titus Castanza; Fridays, 1-4 p.m., 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/31