In keeping with its long-standing commitment to offer unique artistic experiences to its guests and community, The Hermosa Inn just announced a partnership with the Scottsdale Artists’ School. Led by local artists, three diverse workshops have been created to capitalize on Hermosa’s idyllic setting: nature journaling, 3-D chalk painting and linocut landscape printmaking.
Sat., Jan. 27 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Artist Devon Meyer will guide participants to reconnect with nature as they capture the many distinctive forms of cacti and stunning flowers found in the desert. With a unique combination of nature journaling instructions and reflections, they will learn to draw what they observe, while gaining an appreciation for the desert’s beauty. Meyer will offer a variety of ideas and provide personalized instruction throughout the workshop including sketching and drawing techniques, watercolor skills and how to use the vivid light and hues of the day. Students will take home their own sketchbook journal.
3-D CHALK ART PAINTING
Sat., Feb. 17 | 9:30 -11:30 a.m.
Participants will transform LON’s Hideaway Patio into a colorful trompe-l’oeil panorama, using pastels on pavement while creating their own one-of-a-kind painting as they are introduced to the magic of the long-time 3-D chalk art painting that originated in 16th century in Italy. Darlene Curtis will demonstrate how Renaissance art is brought to life, ranging from recreating tightly-rendered realistic photos, to very loose impressionistic works, incorporating professional techniques for masking, stenciling, shading and enlarging a picture. Students will complete their own masterpiece on wood as a keepsake.
ICONS OF THE SOUTHWEST LINOCUT
Sat., April 21 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Contemporary southwest artist Joseph Wolves Kill will lead a printmaking workshop focusing on linocut landscape. Linocut is a diverse and flexible medium that can range from graphic, single-color designs to subtle and complex interpretations. Using the tools and techniques of this traditional printmaking method, Kill will guide participants through the creative and design process, carving away the areas of linoleum that are not to be printed and detailing the areas that will be printed. Guests will then learn how to ink the lino plate, prepare the paper and transfer the inked image to the paper, creating a dramatic picture that can be reproduced repeatedly. Students will take home multiple prints.
NATURE JOURNALING / 3-D CHALK ART PAINTING / LINOCUT PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS
Class size limited to 20, advance registration is required and can be made by dialing 602-955-8614. $75 fee per person includes all supplies, a mimosa and pastries.
Hermosa Inn, 5532 Palo Christi Road, Paradise Valley
For more information hermosainn.com