Upcoming Workshops with Tom Pazderka

Squire Community Artist, Tom Pazderka, will be leading two workshops at the Carpinteria Arts Center.

Click on the class titles below for more details and to register.

Draw and Paint from Photographs

 Orquevaux Grande Rue - Tom Pazderka, 2018

Orquevaux Grande Rue - Tom Pazderka, 2018

Price for entire three-day class series: $247/$225 for members

Date: THREE Saturdays - OCT 13, 20, 27
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration Deadline: October 3

This will be a beginner's course on the basics of using simple techniques like grids and projections to copy and enlarge photos and create unique and wonderful hand drawn renditions that are more true to life than sighting and sketching.  

The workshop will cover basic drawing and painting materials, tools and techniques needed to execute a beautiful drawing of a photograph.  You will learn how to copy, transcribe and render from virtually any image available.

Painting with Fire and Ash, the Basics

 Tom Pazderka, Nostalgie XI - ash and charcoal and oil paint on burned wood, 2018

Tom Pazderka, Nostalgie XI - ash and charcoal and oil paint on burned wood, 2018

Price for entire three-day class series: $385/$350 for members

Date: THREE Saturdays - NOV 3, 10, 17
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Registration Deadline: October 25

In this unique course, Tom Pazderka will show you the experimental patinting techinque he has developed over the past two years that combines using fire, ash and oil paint to render images.

This will be an intense and fun workshop unlike anything you have experienced in an art course before.

You will learn the basic techniques and safety procedures, you will work indoors and outdoors, and there will be demos and one-on-one critiques.  Requires a basic understanding of working from photographs.