April’s Art Store Class & Solarfast Update



For April, the following is being offered:

Friday’s Oil & Acrylic Painting Class

Beginners to Advanced

In this class you can learn the basics and more while painting with oil and acrylic.

Neil Orlowski is a passionate painter and instructor with long-time students that love what they have learned. Neil enjoys sharing his knowledge of the skills he has honed while working as a an illustrator for Hallmark Cards. Understanding the multiple techniques of oil painting is much easier to understand by Neil’s instruction. Just some of the knowlege to be taught on a one on one basis are:Oil_painting_palette

  • painting equipment usage and maintenance
  • painting materials and their usage
  • proper compositions
  • lighting effects
  • glazing
  • color palettes and mixing
  • alla prima (wet on wet) techniques
  • varnishing

Join Neil on the month’s Fridays’ classes from 10AM – 1 PM. An extended schedule can be received by contacting this instructor as shown below.

Cost is $150.00 per student for 6 sessions.

To register, please contact Mr. Orlowski directly at the number below*.  Request Neil to add you to his call list by leaving your contact info with his answering service.

Ages 16+.

Please remember to register at least three days prior to the start of class!

Neil Orlowski, instructor. Mr. Orlowski has offered to rent the Art Store’s studio and manage all payments for his instruction himself. All transactions must be discussed with Mr. Orlowski at *928-642-8018 to reserve your space in this class.

Materials extra. Supply List can be found here.

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Tuesday’s Pastel Class Pastel icon

Beginners to Advanced.

You can make amazing leaps and bounds in your pastel work in this class!

Don Rantz will guide you through learning and enhancing your skills in the enchanting medium of pastels. Internationally recognized as one of the best pastel artists, Don is open and eloquent in his instruction.

Many joined us for April’s four Tuesdays’ classes from 2pm –5 PM. These April sessions are sold out. The morning class from 10am to 1pm is also now sold out.

The instructor is requiring all new students to attend the afternoon class to view his first day demo. All returning students can choose their time slot after the afternoon has met its minimums.

Cost is $125.00 per student for 4 sessions during each month or $36 per individual session if class is already underway and you are a returning student. Any further single sessions for April have been cancelled due to the sellout.

To register for May’s afternoon classes, please contact us by phone at 928-443-0749 or click the button below:

May’s morning class is only offered after the afternoon class has 5 attendees.

Ages 16+.**Minimum: 4 students and Maximum: 7 students

Request our staff to add you to our courtesy contact list.  Please remember to register at least three days prior to the start of class!

Don Rantz, instructor. Materials extra.

Mr. Rantz’s artwork can be found at Arts Prescott Gallery on Whiskey Row.

Don’s entire portfolio can be found online at http://www.donrantz.com/.
The supply list can be found here.

April’s Classes maxed, you may want to plan ahead. Check out our extended May schedule.

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April’s Saturday’s Sculpture Class

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K&K Studios and the Art Store offers a course on the Principles of Sculpture & Mold making. Enjoy building a bust of your loved one! Or creating a voluptuous form in plasteline clay with the correct supports.  From designing in the round, to the proper equipment and tool techniques to mold making, your imagination is your only restriction.

Sculpture: This is a water-based clay and an oil-based clay class. Firing of your projects built in class is included in the class fee. Size and quantity of projects are limited by the present equipment. Please ask about these restrictions.

The sculpture studio offers (3) throwing wheels, a slab roller and a clay extruder for your project needs. The kiln in the store also fires from low to high fire (cone 06 to cone 10).

K & K Studio’s sculpture class is held at 1pm-4pm is usually running on the first four Saturdays.

Open enrollment, all skill levels accepted. A maximum of 8 students is allowed in the studio space so one on one instruction has greater possibilities for the honing of your skills.

All materials are extra. Supply list for drawing can be found here. Supply list for sculpture can be found here.

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April’s Saturdays: Basic Drawing

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If you are just getting started or are in need of a review of what you may have already learned, this class is for you.  Success in other art techniques are often dependent on how well you have learned to draw. Exploring the assorted techniques of charcoal and graphite are used in this class.

Cost: $80.00 for the first four Saturdays or $25 per individual session if class is already underway.

12 years and older.

**Mininum of 4 & a maximum of 10

To register, Call (928)443-0749 or register for this class online!

The required supply list can be found here.

This class has not met its mins at this time for this class to start this Saturday. 

jacquardJacquard’s SolarFast 2.0 is released.

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When Jacquard first released this product they later found a better formula that decreased the ammonia outgassing. This new formula is now at the Art Store.

Odorless and safe for children!

SolarFast dyes develop their color and become permanent upon exposure to sunlight (UV). This unique property means SolarFast may be used to easily create photograms, continuous tone photographs and sun prints on paper and natural fabrics in any color! SolarFast is also great for painting, tie dyeing, screen printing, stamping, batik and more. No heat setting, chemical or steam fixing necessary! The dye leaves fabric completely soft. On paper, SolarFast has zero relief and will not affect the texture of the printed surface whatsoever. SolarFast thins and cleans up with water.


  • Apply SolarFast to fabric or paper using a brush, sponge, brayer or squeegee. While still damp, expose the design to sunlight and watch the color magically appear!
  • Place objects on the coated surface prior to exposing to block development and create photograms. Any object that casts a shadow will create an image.
  • Use a film negative to create permanent photographs on paper or fabric. Prints are washable and lightfast.

For screen printing applications, use SolarFast Thickener.

All natural fibers, including: cotton, linen, canvas, silk, hemp, wood, rag papers and more!

Sizes – 14 colors
4 fl oz/118 ml (Item JSD1)
8 fl oz/0.24 L (Item JSD2)
1 qt/0.95 L (Item JSD4)
1 gal/3.78 L (Item JSD5)

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