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Painting - Crash Course

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Gallery Building 89A and Art Barn Rd. SedonaAZUnited States of America  86339
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Gallery Building 89A and Art Barn Rd. SedonaAZUnited States of America  86339

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Painting Crash Course
Gretchen Lopez

 all materials included
July 20 & 21, 2013

This course guides you in a painting process that will focus on using brushwork and a limited palette of color to see the shapes, tones and edges that create the illusion of form. This is a great class for the first time painter or a nice refresher course for the returning painter.

With materials included all barriers have been removed so that you can explore the fun of painting! All you bring is yourself and clothing that you could get some paint on!

www.gretchenlopezart.com

Gretchen Lopez majored in advertising and design, when she attended Ventura College, then went on to study fashion design and illustration at the Fashion Institute of Design and Mechandising in Los Angeles.  She completed her studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. 

As a tenth generation native of California, Gretchen has a rich family heritage.  She is a descendant of the first Spanish settlers of what was to become the Mexican Rancheros, her colorful family background includes Chumash and Apache Bloodlines.  Gretchen's works are greatly inspired by her ethnic heritage.  Being experienced in many mediums and techniques allows her to express a feeling of freedom, vibrancy and spontaneity through color and design to depict the varied faces, fabrics and gentle beauty of Native and Hispanic women in her paintings. 

She combines traditional as well as comtemporary elements in her works, from the figurative to still lifes.  Gretchen resides with her husband in Northern Arizona, where she pursues her love of paitning.  A teacher of painting, life drawing and portraiture at the Sedona Arts Center in Sedona, Arizona, Gretchen was nominated for the Viola Award for Excellence in Art Education.  Her works are included in numerous private collections both nationally and internationally, and can be seen in select galleries throughout the Southwest.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013
Gallery Building 89A and Art Barn Rd. SedonaAZUnited States of America  86339
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