Painting for All Levels

Friday, November 8, 2013 @ 10:00 AM (MST)
Gallery Building 89A and Art Barn Rd. SedonaAZ  86339
Friday, November 8, 2013 @ 10:00 AM (MST)
Gallery Building 89A and Art Barn Rd. SedonaAZ  86339

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Painting for All Levels
Gretchen Lopez

Friday, Nov 8, 2013

10 am - 4:30 pm

Gain the confidence to be a painter!

From the beginning to the experienced student, this one-day class in oil or acrylic will guide and teach students how to approach the painting process with confidence, while exploring the basics of value-pattern, composition and color. Students may work from life and/or photos. Instructor demonstrations and lots of individual attention provided. Students should take a drawing class prior to attempting painting.  The materials list is available below - click the "Download Attached File" link.

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.

This one-day class meets from 10 am - 4:30 pm in the North Studio.

Cancellation Policy:  Student may cancel up to 7 days before the first day of class for a 15% fee. There are no refunds after the 7-day cut-off date.  If the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the class for any reason, all money paid will be refunded in full.


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Member: $75.00
Non-member: $85.00



Meeting dates

Friday, 10-4:30, Nov 8, 2013

Activity Category

Classes (year round)

Activity Sub-Category

Studio Painting


2 openings remaining




All Levels


North Studio at Gallery Building


Gretchen Lopez


2013/2014 FY Classes



Organizer Info

  • Sedona Arts Center

Map & Direction

Gallery Building 89A and Art Barn Rd. SedonaAZ  86339
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