Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Delicious! APAP Painters enjoy a full plate of Paint-Outs & Classes!

We have a new paint out scheduled for Friday, May 9th with Heather Coen at Boyce Thompson Arboretum (see details below).  I'm pleased to report that members’ paintings have been juried, and acceptance letters for our May/June show at Mountain Artists’ Guild Gallery will be sent out soon, so keep your fingers crossed.  Also, Bill Cramer’s June 20-21 Plein Air Workshop is full, but if you’re still interested, please email us arizonapleinairpainters (at) gmail.com to be added to the wait list in case of cancellations.

Gateway Trailhead courtesy McDowellSonoran.org

Wednesday, April 9: Gateway Trailhead, McDowell Sonoran Preserve
18333 E. Thompson Peak Parkway.
From the west or the south:
The Gateway Trailhead is located at 18333 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, one half mile north of Bell Road.  Come to the intersection of Bell and Thompson Peak Pkwy.  Go north on Thompson Peak Pkwy.  The park is on the east side of Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Coming from the north:
Come to the intersection of Legacy and Pima.  Go east on Legacy to Thompson Peak Pkwy.  South (right) on Thompson Peak Pkwy. to the site.
Bulldog Canyon courtesy Wunderland.com

Wednesday, April 16:  Bulldog Canyon Gate A
Route A. From Fountain Hills:

  • From the intersection of Shea Blvd and SR 87 go North.  This is a left turn if you are going east on Shea Blvd.
  • Follow SR 87 about 8 miles to Bush Hwy. 
  • Turn right (east) on Bush Hwy.,  (overpass exit) and proceed past the Marina and the cliffs (Water Usage Area).
  • Just past the bridge, on the left side, is a parking area, a gate, and a large sign.  This is the entrance to Bulldog.

Route B.  From the south or the west:

  • Take Loop 202 east to Power Road.
  • From the intersection of L202 and Power Road, turn left (north).
  • Power Road becomes Bush Highway.  Follow this to the entrance, a gravel parking area on the right.  If you go over the bridge, you went too far. 

You need Bulldog permits for each car if you plan to drive in.  You should get them anyway.  This is a free 6 month permit with gate codes.  Permits for Bulldog are available from the ranger station at 5140 E. Ingram St., Mesa AZ. 480-610-3300.  Walkers and passengers do not need Bulldog permits, but drivers must have them.  All persons entering should have a Tonto pass.
Lost Dutchman State Park (c) Sandy Farley

Saturday, April 19 Lost Dutchman State Park (Cholla Day Use Ramada is reserved 7:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m.)  
6109 N Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ
You will need to buy a $9.00 day pass, or an annual State Park pass, purchased at the gate. These cover 4 adults to a vehicle.
Camping is available at this location.
http://azstateparks.com/Parks/LODU/index.html  (480) 982-4485
Sandy Farley, host
·        Loop 101 to US 60.
·        US 60 east to Idaho Rd exit
·        North (left) to SR 88 (past Apache Trail and before University Drive)
·        Right (north) on SR 88 to Lost Dutchman State Park (about 5 miles.)
·        The entrance is on the right (east).
Friday, May 9 -- Boyce Thompson Arboretum – 8 am
37615 U.S. Highway 60 Superior, AZ 85173
Free admission for May 9th, National Public Gardens Day
http://www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/BOTH/index.html  (520) 689-2723

Heather Coen at Boyce Thompson Arboretum
·        From Phoenix: East on US 60 toward Superior.  Turn right at milepost #223.
·        From Tucson: Take Oracle Road north, turn left at SR 79 and continue through and past Florence to US 60, then turn right and continue 12 miles east.
Friday, May 9 -- 8:00 am to Noon (official) and you are free to stay all afternoon.
Heather will give a talk entitled “Plein Air, Plein Talk” at 8:00 am in the Eucalyptus Garden with the rest of the morning for plein air painting. Boyce Thompson Arboretum is celebrating National Public Gardens Day


Julie Gilbert Pollard will be teaching a class at Scottsdale Artists’ School on Thursday, April 17, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuition - $90.00
Skill Level - All levels
Medium – Watercolor/Water-Media
Watercolor on Canvas and Other Non-Traditional Supports (One Day)
Watercolor on canvas – new to you? Explore techniques to conquer this challenging watercolor support that allows framing without glass or mat. Painting methods – some traditional, some not so much – will be presented, which lend themselves to multi-media canvas, clay board, etc., or paper – your choice! Landscape scenes will be used for the demo paintings and a photo will be provided for your use, but you are always welcome to paint from your own reference material whenever you wish. There will be demos, exercises, critique and lots of painting time. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all!
Register on the SAS website, http://scottsdaleartschool.org/.
Impatiens by the Creek   
Watercolor on canvas coated with Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground
Julie Gilbert Pollard
John Yerden & Mark Christopher are teaching a one-day workshop on Sunday, April 27th.  Please contact John for more information:yerdenart(at)johnyerden.com.
Click on image to enlarge
Cyndi Thau will teach a Glazing Crash Course at the Sedona Arts Center
April 28, May 1, 5 & 8, 2014 5:30 - 8:30 pm (Evening class)
$120 for non-members of the Sedona Arts Center / $108 for Members of the Sedona Arts Center

Cyndi Thau
Color, Light, Shadow and Translucency -  These are the ingredients that we will work with to create a beautiful painting for you to take home. Our subject will be flowers and using the glazing technique we will apply thin layer upon layer of oil paint to achieve the depth and translucency associated with all things in nature.  Students will be taught how to choose a composition, transfer it to the canvas and then begin the process of laying in color.
Go to www.sedonaartscenter.org. Click on Weekly Classes   Scroll down for class information and to register.   

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