Christy Olsen

Visual Art Instructor and Fine artist

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Design and Composition Adult Art Class

Whether you are drawing or painting, a strong composition will attract attention, engage the viewer or provide clarity in your message. This class covers some of the basic principles of art, simplification, and the Japanese concept of Nōtan (濃淡), a concept that evolved during the evolution of wo…

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JCC Fine Art Gallery Exhibition

San Xavier del Blanc. pastel 12x16.

Christy Olsen will be showing two pieces in the Fine Art Gallery in the Tucson Jewish Community Center (JCC) spring exhibition.

Art Exhibition & Sale
The Fine Art Gallery at the Tucson Jewish Community Center (JCC) hosts various art exhibitions througho…

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Drawing the Human Figure Adult Art Class

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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