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Christy Olsen

Fine Artist and Adult Art Instructor

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The Drawing Studio Small Wonders Annual Show 2015

Blue & orange. gouache 5x7.

This show reflects a variety of media and sculpture with a multitude of subject matter. All original artwork (no prints) ​on display will be smaller than 11x14 (including frame) and available for sale, all priced at $200.00 or less. All proceeds from this event…

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2015 FALL 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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Pastel Demonstration for the Southern AZ Arts Guild in Tucson, AZ

Yellow Roses. pastel on sanded paper. 11x14.

Painting can be lots of fun however working with color is a highly complex process with many elements to consider. Have you even introduced a new a color in your own artwork only to find out that something else is suddenly out of whack?

Let’s tr…

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Pastel Demonstration for the Tucson Pastel Society in Tucson, AZ

Winged Victory. pastel on toned paper. 19x25.

Bringing Color Harmony into Your Paintings
Color can be lots of fun however it is a highly complex process with many elements to consider such as such as hue, value, saturation, temperature and simultaneous contract. Have you ever added a new int…

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Introduction to Gouache (Summer 2015)

Study of Cat. gouache on toned paper. 5x7.

Use this fast drying medium for painting on the go, color studies or even create a master piece. Experiment and expand your knowledge of painting, using gouache, an opaque form of watercolor. The reverse of normal transparent watercolor techniques…

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The Drawing Studio (TDS) Open House & Demonstration

Elephant. pastel on toned paper. 9x12.

The Drawing Studio will be having an Open House at their new location! Come see their new digs! See samples of Christy's work and learn more about the classes that she will be offering. Beginners to Advanced Are Most Welcome! Other faculty will also be p…

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"Italy in Retrospect" A One Woman Exhibition

Santa Maria from Assisi. oil on board. 24x36.

A one woman exhibition featuring original oil paintings and pastels by representational artist Christy Olsen, this event includes new work not yet seen by the public. Subjects revolve around central Italy and its unique characteristics, including …

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Art from the Heart 2014 Annual Charity Show

Lincoln Memorial at Sunset. pastel. 9x12. Available for purchase in this 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…

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Painting Now Juried Art Exhibition & Sale

Three Legged Pot. oil on panel. 16x20. Available for purchase in this show.

Exhibition Salon Style refers to hanging as many pieces of artwork on the gallery wall as possible, i.e. filling the space from top to bottom as opposed to a hanging one single row of artwork. "Salon" with a capital …

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2014 FALL Open Studio Tour & Art Sale

Sponsored by Tuscon Pima Arts Council (TPAC), the Open Studio Tour (OST) is now in its 27th year. It draws about 10,000 visitors each year to over 200 artists’ studios throughout Tucson and Pima County.
 
For more information on this tour, or for directions individual artist's studio…

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Pastel Demonstration for PSNM in Albuquerque, NM

My Knight in Shining Armour, pastel on sanded paper. 19x25.

A Systems Approach to Painting 
Painting can be lots of fun however it is a highly complex process with many elements to consider such as such as line, value, shape, size, space, texture and color. Have you even modified something …

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Drawing Fundamentals II (Summer 2014)

Charcoal study. 11x14.

This class will deepen your understanding and mastery of foundation skills. You will explore organic subject matter in greater depth and focus more overtly on developing compositional skills. You will gain further skill in basic drawing media.

Adult Visual Art Class

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Drawing Fundamentals I (Spring 2014)

Charcoal study. 9x12.

An introduction to four foundational skills underlying the ability to communicate what and how we observe: shape/edge, measurement, light (value), and space (perspective). You will isolate and practice each skill, then begin to put them together in drawings that will sur…

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Richeson Still Life Juried Exhibition 2014

Pottery Collection with Roses. oil on board. 16x20..

The Jack Richeson School hosts various art competitions throughout the year each with a unique genre. They are called the Richeson 75 Competitions and artists from all over the world submit their pieces for entry. The Richeson 75 competiti…

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Richeson Landscape, Seascape & Architecture Juried Exhibition 2014

47 Miles to Tucson, oil on board. oil on board. 18x36.

The Jack Richeson School hosts various art competitions throughout the year each with a unique genre. They are called the Richeson 75 Competitions and artists from all over the world submit their pieces for entry. The Richeson 75 competi…

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NOAPS Spring International Juried Exhibition 2014

Three Legged Pot with Grapes. oil on board. 16x20. Available for purchase in this show.

Entries were received from all over the world for the NOAPS International Spring Exhibition, including Latin America, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia, the Orient and the United States.

Thre…

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Best and Brightest Annual Juried Art Exhibition 2014

Pottery Collection with Roses. oil on board. 16x20. Available for purchase in this show.

The "Best and the Brightest" exhibition started in 1986 and originally showcased works by both students and instructors. Today, the show highlights the top students from around the world. The annual sho…

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Navigating the Art Market of The 21st Century

The art market has been turned upside down in the past decades by the rise of the digital age. Explore past, present and future art market trends. Learn how to sell your work online, and the basics of what you need to be successful. No prior computer experience needed.

Adult Visual Art Class

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Tucson Pastel Society Holiday Exhibition 2013

Jug with Roses. pastel on board. 12x16. Available for sale in this 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. 

Exhibition & Sale
Tucson Pastel Society (TPS) Holiday Show
This event is o…

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Art from the Heart 2013 Annual Charity Show

Cottage with Blue Windows. pastel on board 8x10. Available for sale in this 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.…

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