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Christy Olsen

Fine Artist and Adult Art Instructor

Drawing the Human Figure

Learn how to draw the human figure? Yes! Many see it as a life-long endeavor to improve skills or as a path to learn drawing.

Figure or ‘life drawing’ as it's often called is the process of drawing the human figure within a studio environment. In this class, we will draw from a live model (no…

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Richeson 75 Figure & Portrait Juried Exhibition 2018

Cowgirl. pastel 8x10 received a meritorious award!

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 competition…

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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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