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Check back for future workshops designed to further your knowledge of painting portraits, including technical face-mapping and the subtleties of capturing likeness and presence.

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WORKSHOPS and CLASSES

Classes and workshops in the Pueblo, CO area!
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2015 CLASSES:

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Winter Beginner Watercolor Class
Every Friday afternoon
January-March, 2015
Pendarvis Art Studio
Joe Martinez Blvd, Pueblo West, CO

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2014 CLASSES:

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* Sangre De Christo Arts and Conference Center *

Exploring Different Art Media

Portrait Painting:

How to Draw the Face

How to Paint the State of Presence into Your Portrait

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* Pueblo Community College *

Passion with Pastels

Fun with Collage!

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Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center Spring 2014

MONDAY CLASSES WITH KATRINA SMALL

The classes below will be held at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center
210 North Santa Fe Avenue, Pueblo, CO

arrowRegister here: http://www.sangredecristoarts.org/education/

EXPLORING DIFFERENT ART MEDIA
Second Floor Art Studio
Ages 18+
Fee: $45 non-members, $41.50 for members
VALUE! 10 Workshops for the price of 8!
$360 non-members, $332 members


JANUARY 6
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Introduction to Watercolor
Learn the basics of watercolor, watercolor paper and brushes.
Learn how to move pigment in water.

Supplies:

  • Protective covering to place over your work surface
  • Paper towels
  • #6 round watercolor brush
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor palette or mixing surface, such as a plastic or foam plate
  • Water container
  • Spray bottle
  • Red, yellow, blue paint tube watercolors

JANUARY 13
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

More on watercolor: Learn Fun Techniques
Have fun learning ways to make your watercolor paintings be more
interesting and exciting!

Supplies:

  • Protective covering to place over your work surface
  • Paper towels
  • #6 round watercolor brush
  • #10 flat watercolor brush
  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor palette or mixing surface, such as a plastic or foam plate
  • Water container
  • Spray bottle
  • Red, yellow, blue paint tube watercolors
  • Masking fluid
  • Salt
  • Mat Medium Matte

JANUARY 27
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Introduction to Acrylic
Learn the basics of acrylic paint, what to paint on and brushes.

Supplies:

  • Protective covering to place over your work surface
  • Paper towels
  • #2, 4 and 8 stiff bristle Filbert brush like a hog hair,  
    (softer brushes for watercolor effects)
  • 9” x 12” canvas board
  • Mixing surface, such as a plastic or foam plate or an acrylic palette
  • Water container
  • Spray bottle
  • Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, White and Black acrylic paints
  • Masking fluid

FEBRUARY 3
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Introduction to Pastel
Learn the basics of pastels (artist-grade “chalk”), papers and boards.
Have fun learning general techniques and painting your own sample.

Supplies:

  • Pencil
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable hand cleaning wipes
  • Simple reference photo to paint from, such as flowers, landscape or birds
  • Prismacolor NuPastel Set of 12 or 24 - assorted colors (Hobby Lobby should carry these as well)
  • Pastel Blending Stumps
  • Pastel Sanded Paper pad 9" x 12" (Sennelier La-Carte pastel paper pads)

and/or

  • Pastel Paper Pad,  gray tones, 9" x 12" (Canson Mi-Teintes)
  • Pastel Fixative

FEBRUARY10
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Fun with “Line Design” (Zentangle-type drawing) using Micron pens
Easy to learn, relaxing and fun class making “line” designs and filling them in
with your own patterns. 

Supplies:

  • Two black Micron pens by Sakura, sizes 01 and 05, or you can buy a set of 6 in assorted sizes (Hobby Lobby, or Jerry’s Artarama online)
  • Pencil for shading (soft lead)
  • Eraser
  • Colored pencils for shading (-optional; Prismacolor is a good brand)
  • Strathmore Artist Tiles Bristol paper pad 300 series (vellum surface), size 6” x 6” (Hobby Lobby or Jerry’s Artarama online)

FEBRUARY24
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Mixed Media Tips and Techniques
Use the techniques learned in the previous classes to
make your own mixed media sample.

Supplies:

  • Pencil
  • Ruler or scissor
  • Disposable hand cleaning wipes
  • Mat board, 9” x 11” (or similar material) to use as the base, or similar surface
  • Brayer roller, 4” (Hobby Lobby in printing accessories)
  • Acrylic bristle brushes size 4 and 8
  • Colored markers
  • Acrylic paint in assorted colors (and texture medias, -optional)
  • Disposable foam plates to use as palette
  • Matte Medium Mat (acts like glue)
  • Things to collage with such as:
    • Pages torn from a foreign book or newspaper
    • Pictures and text from magazines
    • Scraps of unwanted watercolor paintings
    • String
    • Mesh
    • Wrapping papers
    • Colored and textured tissue papers
    • Found objects, like leaves, dried plants or flowers, Fine sand, moss
    • Old photos
    • Glitter
    • Cotton
    • Scraps of material
    • Interesting items that would make a good stamp
    • Bring in anything you think would adhere and be interesting in your collage (2-dimentional will work the best)

MARCH 3
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Painting a Still Life
Fun and challenging exercise drawing and painting a still life. 

Supplies:

  • For Watercolor:

    • Pencil and eraser
    • Paper towels
    • #4, 6 and 10 round watercolor brush
    • 140#, 9” x 12”  watercolor paper prepped and stretched, or 140 #, 9” x 12” Aquarelle Arches Watercolor Block
    • Watercolor palette or mixing surface, such as a plastic or foam plate
    • Water containers
    • Spray bottle
    • Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue paint tube watercolors, at minimum
    • Masking fluid

    For Acrylic:

    • Pencil and eraser
    • Paper towels
    • #2, 4 and 8 stiff bristle Filbert brush like a hog hair, (softer brushes for watercolor effects)
    • 9” x 12” canvas board
    • Mixing surface, such as a plastic or foam plate or an acrylic palette
    • Water containers
    • Spray bottle
    • Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, White and Black acrylic paints
    • Masking fluid

    For Pastel:

    • Pencil and eraser
    • Paper towels
    • Disposable hand cleaning wipes
    • Prismacolor NuPastel Set of 12 or 24 - assorted colors (Hobby Lobby should carry these as well)
    • Pastel Blending Stumps
    • Pastel Sanded Paper pad 9" x 12" (Sennelier La-Carte pastel paper pads)

    and/or

    • Pastel Paper Pad,  gray tones, 9" x 12" (Canson Mi-Teintes)
    • Pastel Fixative
    • Portable easel or a stiff board to place on your lap to paint on

MARCH 10
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Experimenting with Abstract Painting
Go wild and express yourself with strokes, patterns and free thinking.

Supplies:

For Watercolor:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Paper towels
  • #4, 6 and 10 round watercolor brush
  • 140#, 9” x 12”  watercolor paper prepped and stretched, or 140 #, 9” x 12” Aquarelle Arches Watercolor Block
  • Watercolor palette or mixing surface, such as a plastic or foam plate
  • Water containers
  • Spray bottle
  • Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue paint tube watercolors, at minimum
  • Masking fluid
  • Portable easel or a stiff board to place on your lap to paint on

For Acrylic:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Paper towels
  • #2, 4 and 8 stiff bristle Filbert brush like a hog hair, (softer brushes for watercolor effects)
  • 9” x 12” canvas board
  • Mixing surface, such as a plastic or foam plate or an acrylic palette
  • Water containers
  • Spray bottle
  • Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, White and Black acrylic paints
  • Masking fluid
  • Portable easel or a stiff board to place on your lap to paint on

For Pastel:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable hand cleaning wipes
  • Prismacolor NuPastel Set of 12 or 24 - assorted colors (Hobby Lobby should carry these as well)
  • Pastel Blending Stumps
  • Pastel Sanded Paper pad 9" x 12" (Sennelier La-Carte pastel paper pads)

and/or

  • Pastel Paper Pad,  gray tones, 9" x 12" (Canson Mi-Teintes)
  • Pastel Fixative
  • Portable easel or a stiff board to place on your lap to paint on

MARCH 17
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Introduction to Plein Air Painting
Learn the basics of painting “En Plein Air”, (which means painting in the open air, or outdoors). We will have an exercise painting a landscape outdoors.

Supplies:

For Watercolor:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Paper towels
  • #4, 6 and 10 round watercolor brush
  • 140#, 9” x 12”  watercolor paper prepped and stretched, or 140 #, 9” x 12” Aquarelle Arches Watercolor Block
  • Watercolor palette or mixing surface, such as a plastic or foam plate
  • Water containers
  • Spray bottle
  • Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue paint tube watercolors, at minimum
  • Masking fluid
  • Portable easel or a stiff board to place on your lap to paint on

For Acrylic:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Paper towels
  • #2, 4 and 8 stiff bristle Filbert brush like a hog hair, (softer brushes for watercolor effects)
  • 9” x 12” canvas board
  • Mixing surface, such as a plastic or foam plate or an acrylic palette
  • Water containers
  • Spray bottle
  • Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, White and Black acrylic paints
  • Masking fluid
  • Portable easel or a stiff board to place on your lap to paint on

For Pastel:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable hand cleaning wipes
  • Prismacolor NuPastel Set of 12 or 24 - assorted colors (Hobby Lobby should carry these as well)
  • Pastel Blending Stumps
  • Pastel Sanded Paper pad 9" x 12" (Sennelier La-Carte pastel paper pads)

and/or

  • Pastel Paper Pad,  gray tones, 9" x 12" (Canson Mi-Teintes)
  • Pastel Fixative
  • Portable easel or a stiff board to place on your lap to paint on

MARCH 31
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Marketing Yourself as an Artist
Valuable information touching on marketing yourself and building your “brand”.

Supplies:

  • Note pad
  • Pencil or pen

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arrowRegister here: http://www.sangredecristoarts.org/education/


PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

Portrait Painting

How to Draw the Face
Second Floor Art Studio
Ages 18+
Fee: $90 non-members, $81 for member
$7 material fee
(includes booklets and grids)

SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 22
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Lunch Break 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn how to map a face, find dimensions and use a grid. Learn or brush up on these points in the morning. In the afternoon, use the Grid Method to draw your image on paper or canvas for painting in the follow-up Portratit Painting Workshop or at home.

Supplies:

  • Sketch paper or drawing paper (8x10 or 9x12 will do)
  • HB, B or just a #2 pencil
  • Kneaded Rubber, Artgum or regular rubber eraser
  • Ruler or straight edge
  • *Bring a good quality reference photo to work from; large enough so you can see details in the eyes. If you have a way to make a printed version of the photo (from your home printer), bring that too so you have one that you can draw lines on.

How to Paint the State of Presence into Your Portrait
Second Floor Art Studio
Ages 18+
Fee: $180 non-members, $162 for members

SATURDAYS, MARCH 1 AND MARCH 8
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Lunch Break 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Take your portraits to the next level by fine-tuning your intuitive instinct
to capture the essence of spirit and presence in your portrait subject.
Open to all media: oil, watercolor, acrylic, and pastel.
Recommended for the artist familiar with their medium.

Supplies:

For Watercolor

  • Painting size to be 9” x 12”  
  • Bring plastic to go under work to protect table surfaces
  • Watercolor paints, good selection of warm and cool colors
  • Watercolor paper: Cold pressed is preferred, but not necessary. Weight: 140# (warps unless stretched), heavy weight 300# (no need for stretching and can take scrubbing), or a watercolor block. If using 140# paper, have it stretched and ready to paint on before you come.
  • Brushes: Include #12, #8, #2 round sable or good quality watercolor brushes; also can bring a large brush for background
  • Palette to mix colors on
  • Tape
  • Water receptacle to clean brushes and apply washes
  • Paper towels
  • Masking Fluid (frisket)
  • To apply masking fluid: Colour Shaper “Taper Point “ frisket tool or you can use a damp soapy synthetic sable brush (Riley Street has these)
  • Celluloid Sponge to rub off masking fluid after it dries (or you can use your fingers)
  • Spray Bottle for water to keep colors moist
  • Hair dryer is optional for drying in between  glazes and washes

For Oil or Acrylic:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Paper towels
  • #2, 4 and 8 stiff bristle Filbert brush like a hog hair, (softer brushes for watercolor effects)
  • 9” x 12” canvas board
  • Mixing surface, such as a plastic or foam plate or an acrylic palette
  • Water containers
  • Spray bottle
  • Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, White and Black acrylic paints
  • Masking fluid
  • Portable easel or a stiff board to place on your lap to paint on

For Pastel:

  • Pencil and eraser
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable hand cleaning wipes
  • Prismacolor NuPastel Set of 12 or 24 - assorted colors (Hobby Lobby should carry these as well)
  • Pastel Blending Stumps
  • Pastel Sanded Paper pad 9" x 12" (Sennelier La-Carte pastel paper pads)

and/or

  • Pastel Paper Pad,  gray tones, 9" x 12" (Canson Mi-Teintes)
  • Pastel Fixative
  • Portable easel or a stiff board to place on your lap to paint on

 

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Pueblo Community College Spring 2014 Community Education

CLASSES WITH KATRINA SMALL

The classes below will be held at Pueblo Community College, Pueblo, CO
arrowRegister here: (Link coming soon, contact Katrina if interested.)

Passion with Pastels

MARCH 15
10 AM
- 3 PM
Fee: $59

Enjoy a day immersed in the joy of pastels.
You will learn the basic concepts, tips and techniques of working with pastels
and then create your own masterpiece.
You will have fun and leave amazed at what you created!
In the morning, there will be an introduction to basic pastel information: paper, colors, drawing and shading. Katrina will demonstrate color blending and pastel techniques with hands-on participation. In the afternoon, students will create their own pastel art piece
with personal instruction and support.

Supplies:

  • Pencil
  • Paper towels
  • Disposable hand cleaning wipes
  • Simple reference photo to paint from, such as flowers, landscape or birds
  • Prismacolor NuPastel Set of 12 or 24 - assorted colors (Hobby Lobby should carry these as well)
  • Pastel Blending Stumps
  • Pastel Sanded Paper pad 9" x 12" (Sennelier La-Carte pastel paper pads)

and/or

  • Pastel Paper Pad,  gray tones, 9" x 12" (Canson Mi-Teintes)
  • Pastel Fixative

Fun with Collage!

APRIL 19
11 AM – 2
PM
Fee: $49

This class promises to be extra fun and very hands-on!
The student will learn tips and techniques used in creating a fun and unique collage art piece.
You will design collage papers with acrylic paints, and design your own personalized stamps,
and will create your own collage using the collage paper and stamps you make.

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arrowRegister here: (Link coming soon, contact Katrina if interested.)

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Contact Katrina for more information: 719-557-9997, Katrina@sonic.net

Katrina Small

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Private classes are offered on a continual basis in watercolor,
oil and pastel.

Email Katrina or phone 719-557-9997 .

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Best of Show, 2010 Apple Blossom Festival Art Show
Juror's Award, 2010 Aqua Areas Watercolor Show

Testimonials

I'm loving your classes by the way. They're not just extremely helpful but a lot of fun, too. You have a relaxed and friendly way about you that adds to your teaching skills and makes you a great workshop instructor. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. -KW

Always enjoy you and you are a great teacher! -MH

Your workshop absolutely needs no improvements. Wow! -JC

Excellent preparation, organization and step-by-step progression from drawing to painting; and having your proficiency in all mediums is fantastic. Best workshop I ever took! -PP

I got a great wealth of information that will help me in creating beautiful paintings that capture the spirit of my subjects. -DR

Since I've never studied drawing, this class was immensely helpful and really has sparked my interest in portrait painting. You are the greatest teacher, and know how to pass on all of your great knowledge to the rest of us. Many thanks. -UK


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Your Instructor

Kat Small

Katrina has over 40 years of painting experience, and has taught portraiture for several years. She enjoys watercolor, oil and pastel and specializes in portraits, landscapes and still life. Katrina has trained with Leslie B. DeMille and has taken classes and workshops from various instructors throughout the years.

Katrina Small and Day Dreamer

Katrina also sits on Boards and Committees of several local art organizations, produces the Monday Morning Painters and Artists' Resources websites.

She has had several of her watercolors published through Quarto Publishing out of the United Kingdom, and is a pro-active artist working toward the benefit and furtherment of all artists in Sonoma County. K

 

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