Tag: art

Experience a Journey at Madaras Gallery’s Annual Show!

‘Journey’ is the title of this October’s Annual Show at Madaras Gallery, featuring 20 new paintings by award-winning Tucson artist Diana Madaras. “For everyone, myself included, the last two years have been filled with unexpected challenges,” Madaras said. “My outlet is my art.” Since opening the gallery in 1999, Madaras has been on her own spectacular…

Madaras Gallery Presents ‘Sunflowers in Bloom’

Visit Madaras Gallery Tuesday, Sept. 1 through Friday, Sept. 30 and experience ‘Sunflowers in Bloom.’ Diana Madaras celebrates the vibrant and natural beauty of sunflowers in a way that is beautiful and joyful. During this month-long event, Diana’s colorful sunflower paintings will fill the gallery. Madaras Gallery is located at 3035 N. Swan and open six…

Black and White to Gray with a Little Color

Nils Johnson Back by popular demand, the Fine Arts Guild held an acrylic painting class instructed by Nils Johnson. The class started with black and white color mixing to learn value, which in the art world is essentially how light or dark something is on a scale of white to black (with white being the…

The January 27 Beginning Watercolor Class

Doreen Beers As the instructor, my focus was on very beginning beginners, so we concentrated on the basics. We discussed paper—the differences in quality and how paint reacts. Then we discussed the differences in paints between tube paints and cake paints and how to mix colors. We used a variety of brushes to demonstrate their…

From Icebergs to Gourds—How Did That Happen?

Martha Spillane From Icebergs… Robson Ranch resident Becky Montgomery and her husband Richard have lived in Iowa and Alaska. Both educators, Becky taught grammar school and Richard was a principal. Their love of teaching and the outdoors helped draw them to Alaska. So, with two young sons in tow, they moved to Wainwright, a 100%…

Beginning Drawing Class Full of Pleasant Surprises

Drawings by the absolute beginner class

Mary Beth Fisher Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the Robson Ranch Art Center, a room full of residents waited eagerly for Laurie Laramie, a Robson Ranch resident, and her class “Drawing for the Absolute Beginner.” Drawing from her long career in teaching, particularly kindergarten and first graders, she used her skills to do a clear and…

The Stained Glass Club Goes 3-D

3-D stained glass prickly pear cactus sculpture

Cynthia Melito Traditionally, stained glass creations are flat panels designed to be hung in windows, but going 3-D can also be fun! This month, members are learning how to engineer a prickly pear cactus sculpture during my Thursday evening classes. The challenge to creating a 3-D sculpture is in making sure the piece is constructed…

Spring Arts & Crafts Show and Sale March 12

Fused glass

Diane Williams The Robson Ranch Spring Arts & Craft Show and Sale will be held on March 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hermosa Ballroom and features Robson’s finest artists and crafters. This event is open to the public, and admission is free. This is a great opportunity to find that one-of-a-kind…