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Art of Pash

Events

Past Events

Painting the Moving Figure @ SAC

with Gretchen Lopez


DATES -  March 14 - 15, 2020

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $225

DESCRIPTION - Adding a suggestion of people to a painting adds interest and scale. Whether painting people sitting, standing or even doing everyday things indoors or outdoors placing figurative reference creates a focal point. In this workshop you will learn to paint  asuggestion of figures in movement, with Pash as the model, and concentrating on shapes. The goal will be to learn to paint a suggestion of people in landscapes, cityscapes and interior scenes. Basic drawing skills a must. See Lopez's website or Sedona Arts Center for more info. THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT!


Life Drawing & Lunch at the

Waddell’s Studio & Sculpture Garden

DATE -  May 13, 2019

LOCATION - Waddell property in Cottonwood

COST -  $25

DESCRIPTION - Bring lunch and drawing materials to this special field trip, which is an alternative to the Monday life drawing group that usually meets at Sedona Arts Center! Pash will dance into poses with the life-sized sculptures of Master Sculptor John Waddell.  Afterwards, have lunch and take an artwalk to see the works of John and Ruth Waddell.


Visual Dreaming in the Life Studio

w/  Stuart Shils

DATE - April 26-29, 2019

LOCATION -Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $875

DESCRIPTION - Pash will model for this workshop that approaches working from “life” through the graphic priorities of “painting,” as opposed to anatomy. The “model” will serve as a relative reference point within the studio, and the focus will be on responses to visual possibilities. Themes of inquiry will embrace composition, perception, observational clarity, and the role of improvised color.  See Shils website or Sedona Arts Center for more information.


Sedona Arts Festival - Draw-a-thon

DATES - October 13 2018

TIME - 10am-1pm

LOCATION - Sedona Red Rock High School, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $20 advance/2 tickets, includes 2 day festival pass or $5 at event + $12 pp at door

Pash and guest model/dancer Mark Stevens will contact improvisational dance into poses that attendees can watch or draw during this popular yearly festival. Enjoy fabulous art, food, and music!


Figurative Painter’s Retreat @ SAC

with Robert Burridge

DATE - September 21-23, 2018

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $425

This workshop pushes you out of your safe zone and into a new, looser, abstract direction drawing, painting and collaging the nude. You will learn expressive painting techniques for the modern painter. You will quickly learn to paint your own series, your own story on four panels. For the fifth year, Pash will model for this figurative painter’s retreat with Robert Burridge.  See Burridge's website or Sedona Arts Center for more information.


Sedona Wine Festival - Paint Out

DATES - September 23, 2018

LOCATION - Posse Grounds Park, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $35 advance/$40 door

Pash will pose in a toga with a wine barrel and grapes while 10 Plein Air artists paint. Finished paintings will be judged and available for purchase at this yearly event where you can also tast and buy local wines, enjoy excellent food, and learn about the history of wine, the wine industry, and how to enhance your tasting experience. More info here.


Plein Air Paint Out Series at L’Auberge

DATES - June 13, July 18, August 15, September 19, 2018

TIME - 9am-11am

LOCATION - L’Auberge, Creek House, Sedona, AZ

COST -  Free or $10 for members, plus $10 model fee

Pash will model as characters in various costumes for this open Plein Air Paint Out series on the stunning L’Auberge grounds. Enter your work to be judged and awarded at each event. Trolly runs continuously from SAC to L’Auberge and back, 8am-11:30.  See Sedona Arts Center for more information.


“Breath of Fresh Air” Sedona Plein Air Workshop w/ Kevin Macpherson

DATE - May 29-31, 2018

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $700

This workshop will illuminate the path to more successful paintings. Demonstrations will break down the complexity of painting to reveal the magical process in simple-to-understand terms. With colorful instruction, investigation will be made into the problem-solving methods of past masters. Daily on-site painting and individual and group critiques, with one session during the workshop painting from the model, which Pash will pose for. See Sedona Arts Center or Kevin Macpherson.


Figurative Painter’s Retreat at SAC

with Robert Burridge

DATE - May 14-18, 2018

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $700

This workshop pushes you out of your safe zone and into a new, looser, abstract direction drawing, painting and collaging the nude. You will learn expressive painting techniques for the modern painter. You will quickly learn to paint your own series, your own story on four panels. For the fifth year, Pash will model for this figurative painter’s retreat with Robert Burridge.  See Burridge's website or Sedona Arts Center.


Sculpting a Character Bust @ SAC with Susan Kliewer

DATE - May 9 - 11, 2018

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $400

Working with a master artist you'll move from first principles to nuance and exaggeration and learn to sculpt a convincing female bust. Students will be using oil base clay over a simple armature. The first day you will explore the basic structure of the head and features the second two days you'll learn to work from a live model capturing the specifics of character and expression.  See  Sedona Arts Center for more information.


Life Drawing & Lunch on Oak Creek

LOCATION - Private property in the Village of Oak Creek

COST -  $15

DESCRIPTION - Bring lunch and drawing materials to this special field trip, which is an alternative to the Monday life drawing group that usually meets at Sedona Arts Center! Pash will pose on the rocks and waters of Oak Creek. Afterwards, have lunch and take a swim!


Life Drawing & Lunch in the Waddell’s Sculpture Garden

LOCATION - Waddell property in Cottonwood

COST -  $25

DESCRIPTION - Bring lunch and drawing materials to this special field trip, which is an alternative to the Monday life drawing group that usually meets at Sedona Arts Center! Pash will dance into poses with the life-sized sculptures of Master Sculptor John Waddell.  Afterwards, have lunch and take an artwalk to see the works of John and Ruth Waddell


The Figure Revealed: Artists & Muse

DESCRIPTION - Exhibit of figure art created by artists from the Monday life drawing group at Sedona Arts Center. Includes live contact improvisational dance & poses with Pash and guest model, Mark Stevens during the 1/26 opening and 2/2 closing receptions. Also, 1/27 demonstrations of carving portraits in wood with sculptor Charles DeLay, and gesture drawing and instruction with artist J. Menzel-Joseph. Plus, 1st Friday, 2/2, demonstrations with artists including  Jim Joseph-Menzel, Charles DeLay, Patty Miller, and Greg Evans. And opportunities to attend 1/29 and 2/5  open studio life drawing groups. For the later, BYO supplies. Easels provided. All skill levels welcome.


Figurative Painter’s Retreat @ SAC

with Robert Burridge

DATE - October 23-27 2017

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $700

This workshop pushes you out of your safe zone and into a new, looser, abstract direction drawing, painting and collaging the nude. You will learn expressive painting techniques for the modern painter. You will quickly learn to paint your own series, your own story on four panels. For the fifth year, Pash will model for this figurative painter’s retreat with Robert Burridge.  See Burridge's website or Sedona Arts Center.


Visual Dreaming in the Life Studio

w/  Stuart Shils

DATE - April 25-27, 2017

LOCATION -Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $875

DESCRIPTION - Pash will model for this workshop that approaches working from “life” through the graphic priorities of “painting,” as opposed to anatomy. The “model” will serve as a relative reference point within the studio, and the focus will be on responses to visual possibilities. Themes of inquiry will embrace composition, perception, observational clarity, and the role of improvised color.  See Schils' website or Sedona Art Center.


Drawing Form in Space with Kurt Wenner

DATE - May 17-19, 2017

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST -  $630

DESCRIPTION -  Kurt Wenner is best known for his street art. In this workshop, participants will learn that the fundamental language of classical drawing is available to and that this understanding will strengthen and inform all work in any medium or with any subject matter. Pash will model on the last day. See Wenner's website.


Figurative Painter’s Retreat

The Speakeasy Salon

with Robert Burridge

DATE - October 26-30, 2015

COST - $600

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

DESCRIPTION -  Learn how to paint the freestyle abstract figure using drawing, painting and collage. Pash will model for this figurative painter’s retreat with Robert Burridge.  This class will have the additional theme of classics 1920‘s speakeasy atmosphere with an exploration of random acts of vintage clothing. See Burridge's website or Sedona Art Center.


Figurative Painter’s Retreat

with Robert Burridge

DATE - May 26-30, 2015

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

COST - $600

DESCRIPTION -  Learn how to paint the freestyle abstract figure using drawing, painting and collage. For the fourth year, Pash will model for this figurative painter’s retreat with Robert Burridge.  See Burridge's website or Sedona Arts Center.


Life Drawing at North Bend Studio

DATE - April 13, 2015, 6:30PM - 9PM

LOCATION - North Bend Studio, 1124 N. Main St. Ste C, Old Town Cottonwood, AZ

COST -  $10

DESCRIPTION - Bring a potluck dinner item and drawing materials and enjoy while Pash models for this group.



The Head Examined - Portraiture         

with Catherine Kehoe

DATE - March 9 - 13, 2015

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

DESCRIPTION - This workshop takes a reductive approach to painting the head. It investigates whether translating the head into simple accurate shapes of color and value can create a truer likeness than a detailed description.  For more info, see Sedona Arts Center or Catherine Kehoe.


Quick Gesture Life Drawing at Eliphante with the Actualizer

DATE - October 4th, 2014

LOCATION - Eliphante Village, Cornville, AZ

DESCRIPTION - Bring lunch and drawing materials! Pash will have her body painted and will wear one of her masks as she models as the character of the Actualizer for this open, life drawing group, which will take place on the inspiring grounds of Eliphante. Session will take place in several of the the unique Eliphante building structures.


Life Drawing at The Art Room

DATE - March 15th, 1-4PM

LOCATION - Old Jerome School House, Jerome, AZ

DESCRIPTION - Pash will model quick and long poses for this open, life drawing group,


Quick Gesture Life Drawing at Eliphante

DATE - May 11, 2014

LOCATION - Eliphante, Cornville, AZ

DESCRIPTION - Bring lunch and drawing materials! Pash will model for this open, life drawing group, which will take place on the inspiring grounds of Eliphante. Session will take place in several of the the unique Eliphante building structures.


Activating Negative Space with Vince Fazio

DATE - June 24 - 27th, 2014

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center Sedona, AZ

COST - $500

DESCRIPTION - Participants will learn to use drawing, collage and painting to create images that are both representational and dynamically abstract. Pash will model the figure, which will be integrated as an element of a composition rather than a complete "subject matter" in itself. See Sedona Arts Center or Vince Fazio.


Drawing Crash Course II with Vince Fazio

DATE - February 17 - 26, 2014

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

DESCRIPTION - This course explores the positive/negative space relationships that create interesting composition when combined with value pattern. It starts with charcoal and white conte on toned paper and a still life motif, followed by work with the figure, which Pash will model for. All materials included. See Sedona Arts Center or Vince Fazio.


Capturing Beauty in Clay Retreat

with Susan Kliewer

DATE - April 22-26, 2013

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ

DESCRIPTION -  Pash will model for this workshop which will explore figurative sculpture in depth. Students will use oil base clay over a pre-made armature. The class will start with gestures and the nude and then arrive at the final pose and complete the sculpture. See Sedona Arts Center.


Alla Prima Figure Painting w/ David Shevlino

DATE - February 27th - March 2, 2012

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center

DESCRIPTION - Pash is a figure model for this class about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to subjects. After an initial demonstration, students will work on their own and learn to interpret and simplify their subject by seeing it as a series of basic shapes and forms as described by simple masses of color/ light and shadow. More info at David Shevlino.


Beginning Drawing w/ Gretchen Lopez

DATE - January 20th - February 24th, 2012

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center

COST -  $180

DESCRIPTION - Pash is a model for some figure portions of this class. Working in oil or acrylic, students of various levels will learn to approach the painting process with confidence, while exploring the basics of value-pattern, composition and color. Basic drawing experience recommended. For more information see the Sedona Art Center or Gretchen Lopez.


Creative Figure Painting w/ Skip Lawrence

DATE - September 3 - 7th, 2010

LOCATION - Sedona Arts Center

COST -  $575

DESCRIPTION - Pash will model for two mornings and students will use this time to draw the shapes of the poses. These drawings will be used to compose paintings based on personal expression and interpretation rather than Renaissance accuracy. Please bring enthusiasm, the spirit of adventure, and willingness to search for a personal style. For more info, see Skip Lawrence.






photo:Bob Coates

sketch: Rafael Ramos

sculpture: John Waddell

instructor: Stuart Shils

photo: Susie Lang

sketch: Wendy Breeden

painting:Steve Kelogg

painting:Vince Fazio

painting: J. Menzel-Joseph

sketch: Bob Burridge

sculpture: Susan Kliewer

photo:Bob Coates

sculptures: John Waddell

photo: Darleene Nelson

painting: Bob Burridge

painting: Chris Bein

drawing: Chris Bein

sketch: Kurt Wenner

painting: Bob Burridge

painting: Bob Burridge

painting: Richard Borso

photo: Susie Lang

photo: Jack Adams

photo: Vince Fazio

photo: Debbie Wnuk

sculpture: Adryanna Ciera

painting: David Shevlino

painting: Gretchen Lopez

painting: Skip Lawrence

painting: Gretchen Lopez