Painting Class for Beginners - Intermediates
September 24
two-day workshop November 12-13

Painting Class with Chuck Davison September 24
11am – 2pm
$35 - $47.50 with credit card ready
> call 520.689.2723 to enroll, during daytime business hours 630am-3pm

                     Wondering if you'd enjoy a class with Chuck?
Consider this comment by a happy painter after his recent workshop:

       "We enjoyed Chuck's class and loved that it was held at our veryfavorite place, the Arboretum. Chuck was friendly and made the class fun.Because he allowed us the freedom to express our individual tastes through our paintings, we feel we brought home a unique piece of art...even though we all painted the same lizards. Friends and family are able to easily pick out who painted which lizard with the comment that they can tell because each lizard matches the personality of the "artist"."
        Among the charms of downtown Superior are building brightened by colorful murals; perhaps you’ve recognized a signature
whimsical style of Southwestern contemporary scenes
from art magazines and event posters.
        September 24 artist Chuck Davison invites beginner painters to learn basic techniques -- and take home your own unique piece following a relaxed painting class where he’ll give step-by-step instruction and coaching to help beginners paint a colorful botanical design, similar to the scene above at right on this page.
Enrollees painted a lizard design in May, dragonfly in June - and completed a botanical design of a Prickly Pear Cactus in July.
Enrollment of $35 for Arboretum annual members and $47.50 nonmembers includes all art supplies you'll need for the class (includes the day's admission, too, for nonmembers).
Taught in the air-conditioned lecture room of the historic Smith Building from 11am-2pm, enrollment includes canvas, paint, brushes, embellishments - plus light refreshments.Children are welcome to register along withan adult chaperone; both must be registered and pre-paid for the class. To register have a credit card ready and call Arboretum staff during daytime business hours 6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Beginning Oil & Acrylic Painting 2 Day Workshop with Carla Keaton
November 12-13
$285 - $310
Professional artist Carla Keaton expands upon her popular series of ‘art & wine’ basic painting classes with a new 2-day course for beginning painters to master basic techniques, properly use tools and media, and apply color strategically – and with flair! No experience necessary, although Carla says that some drawing experience will be helpful. Students may choose oil or acrylic and will receive instruction, demonstration, samples, and a series of student practice exercises. Enrollment is $285 for Arboretum annual members ($310 non-members). A supply list will be provided upon registration - students should expect to spend $75 - $100 for materials.
Questions? Contact Carla at or 480-228-1500.
Carla Keaton earned a degree from ASU in Fine Art and Physical Anthropology; she specializes in portraits and has illustrated several children’s books. Carla was recently a recipient of the 2016 ARDG (Artist Research and Development Grant) funded by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the State of Arizona, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Connect with Carla

Art & Wine with Carla Keaton - Call Carla for Dates
Carla Keaton also hosts seasonal ‘Paint and Wine’ classes in the East Valley -- to be on her email list or inquire about dates for these,
Connect with Carla on Facebook or call her at 480-228-1500 or email .
“They’re loads of fun,” says Carla, “Arboretum participants learn to paint very simplified scenes from the arboretum, taking home with them a pieceof memorabilia of their experiences in the lovely gardens.”
Enrollment of $35 for Arboretum members and $47.50 for nonmembers includes art supplies to use during the session, plus two hours of both group and personal coaching and encouragement from Carla.
Signup by phone; have a credit card ready and call Arboretum staff during daytime business hours at 520.689.2723. see photos and read more about Carla,
Connect with Carla on Facebook or call her at 480-228-1500 or email .