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Christy Olsen

Fine artists and instructor

Animal Safari Sketch & Draw Adult Art Class

Peacock. gouache on toned paper. 5x7.

Go on a super fun safari, to sketch or draw the animals on location at the fabulous International Wildlife Museum. Get a close-up look at taxidermy mammals and birds from the collection in the upstairs classroom. Through a series of simple exercises with …

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Design & Composition Adult Art Class

Value Study. magic marker. 5x7.

Design and composition are the building blocks of the visual arts. Whether you are drawing or painting, a strong composition will attract attention, engage and provide clarity in your message to the viewer. This class will cover some of the basic principles of …

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum Juried Exhibition

Who's There? pastel on sanded paper. 12x16.

Landscapes, flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert are celebrated! This juried exhibition spotlights studio paintings and paintings completed outdoors, 'en plein air' in the Visitor Center Gallery. Expect to see familiar garden scenes in painted on l…

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2018 SPRING Open Studio Tour & Art Sale

Artists & artisans located deep within the heart of Tucson, Arizona band together through the Heart of Tucson Art (HoTA) organization to celebrate the rich artistic culture of the Tucson Arts District. 
For more information on this tour, or for directions individual artist's studio…

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Art from the Heart 2018 Annual Charity Show

Tucson Pastel Society presents a group showing of fine art in various sizes from small to large in the pastel medium from their members. 

All smaller 5x7 paintings donated by members will be priced at $100 each. All proceeds from the sale of these smaller works help to support Tucson's vibr…

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Portraits in Pastel

The Duke. pastel on toned paper. 9x12.

Discover a new approach to capturing portraits in pastel. Ideal for anyone interested in portraits or figure drawing! By the end of this class, you will have a basic understanding of how to make a realistic portrait and identify the advantages and short…

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Class Enrollment

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