Workshops are a more focused approach on one topic for one or two days.

Workshops are offered to members of the Sun West Art Club and their guests only.  Guests may attend a workshop (for a total of 8 sessions) when accompanied by a Club member and will be assessed a “guest” fee in addition to the tuition. Guests must sign up on the Wait List and will be granted admission if there are seats available.  Club members have priority access to workshops. 
Register and Pay Online.  $34 for 1/2 day/$50 for 1 day/$100 for 2 days.
Upcoming Workshops – 

Acrylics/Oil –  

Sue Nuhn – Painting Pet Portraits in Oil or Acrylic – March 28  9 – 4:00 (Member Artist Instructor)


Please be advised that we are a “No scent” class. No perfumes, aftershave, turpentine, Liquin, etc.

Oh my gosh – Who can resist the urge to capture the image and personality of our beloved pets? You will find a good painting has much more life than a photograph. You will work from a head and shoulder photo of your pet, mostly a head painting. Be sure you have a good, sharp detail of the eyes and nose. It’s difficult to paint from a fuzzy photo. Your photo should show your pet’s character to create an interesting painting and be taken at eye level rather than from above. If you prefer not to paint a dog or cat, other animals are fine, too. Your choice!

Sue will demonstrate transferring an image onto a canvas panel, painting the eyes and nose and how to paint both long and short haired animals. She will also give individual help as students work on their own projects.

Workshop Description-

Studio Landscape Painting Workshop: In this two-day workshop students will
choose their subject matter, and instructor Edward Sprafkin will guide you
through the process of translating a photo reference into a painting. Learn
about color mixing, atmospheric perspective, and the four major values
plans of the landscape. Oil and Acrylic painters welcome.

Sue Nuhn – Painting the Portrait with Watercolor
  April 11  9 – 4:00 (Member Artist Instructor)

Please be advised that we are a “No scent” class. No perfumes, aftershave, turpentine, Liquin, etc

Put your fears and doubts away because even a first time artist can paint a portrait using this easy method. Afraid you don’t know how to draw a stick figure. No problem as we won’t be drawing stick figures. We’ll be transferring photos and Sue will show you what details to put in and what to leave out.

You will soon fall in love with painting the face as Sue leads you step by step into how she captures the spirit and energy of a person.