Scottsdale Artists' School

Plein Air Painting in Historical Tubac, Arizona

Location: Tubac

Room: TBA

Jan 14-18, 2013

Meets 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
on Mon Tue Wed Th Fri

Tuition: $585.00
Level: All Levels

Status: This program is completed
There are many aspects to plein aire painting, but two of the most important are creating a strong, expressive design and understanding how to interpret color outside. The workshop will focus on developing a sense of design and rhythm, learning to take what the landscape gives you and improving upon it. Focus will also be on how to understand the thought process of mixing color outside, using colors that will give your painting the effect of light not just copying what you see. We will also work on understanding the painting process in the studio and the importance of setting and achieving goals in your work. The workshop will take place in Tubac, Arizona’s oldest settlement. Tubac is backed up against the Santa Rita Mountains and is surrounded by cotton woods, streams and canyons. Old adobe street scenes, as well as the Tumacacori Mission, are excellent examples of the old Spanish architecture we will explore. Portable easel and transportation required.

This workshop will be hosted by the Tubac Golf Resort. Students in this workshop will receive a special rate and ammenties, details provided upon registration. For information on the resort and surrounding area visit
  • Oil (Pastel and Acrylic accepted)

Instructor -- Phil Starke
Phil Starke studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy of Art. He most enjoys painting plein aire and capturing the mood, light, and color of the landscape. His work has been featured in Southwest Art,Art of the West and Western Art Collector and he has received numerous awards, Starke’s work hangs in collections around the United States, and galleries in the Southwest, including Settlers West, Tucson, AZ; Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; and Grapevine Gallery in Oklahoma.

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