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Upcoming Events

Landscape Painting Workshop

Landscape Painting Workshop

Sunday 02 June
Tanque Verde Road, East Tucson - 1pm - 2 Hours
Jake LaCavera
In this workshop, we will explore the art of capturing the beauty and majesty of nature through painting. Our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of painting, including color theory, composition, and brushwork. We will cover topics such as using light and shadow to create depth and drama, capturing the colors and textures of the landscape, and experimenting with different brushstrokes and techniques to create stunning effects.
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$43      
Watercolor Techniques for Intermediates

Watercolor Techniques for Intermediates

Sunday 16 June
Tanque Verde Road, East Tucson - 1pm - 2 Hours
Jake LaCavera
Dive into the mesmerizing world of watercolor painting with 'Watercolor Techniques for Intermediates'! Join us for an immersive art workshop tailored for those with a basic understanding of watercolor techniques. Led by a seasoned artist, this event promises to expand your repertoire with various methods. Don't miss out on this enriching artistic journey!

Things you'll learn:
- Sketching composition
- Atmospheric perspective, separating and establishing the mid ground from the foreground and the background
- Value changes, in and away from the light
- Utilizing an underpainting
- Pulling color for effects using household tools
- Colors that inhales or diminish the illusion of depth
- Controlling emphasis and more
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$43      
Local Plants and Flowers

Local Plants and Flowers

Sunday 30 June
Pantano Vista - 1pm - 2 Hours
Jake LaCavera
Get ready to immerse yourself in a botanical adventure like no other! Our instructor is gearing up to bring local plants, complete with up-close textures that'll leave you in awe. Prepare to be whisked away on a journey of creativity as he unveils the secrets to capturing these natural wonders with simple, yet fun steps.
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$43      

Mixed Media Art

Mixed Media Art

Sunday 14 July
Tanque Verde Road, East Tucson - 1pm - 2 Hours
Jake LaCavera
In this class, you'll have the chance to explore your creativity through a mix of drawing and painting projects. From classic pencils to vibrant watercolors and even some unexpected finds, we'll cover it all! Get ready to experiment with different materials and techniques, discovering how they blend together to create something truly unique. So, gear up for an adventure in art that's as diverse as it is rewarding!
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$47      
Beginner's Drawing Class

Beginner's Drawing Class

Sunday 11 August
Tanque Verde Road, East Tucson - 1pm - 2 Hours
Jake LaCavera
In this class, we will explore the basics of drawing and equip you with the skills needed to create beautiful and expressive artwork.

Our experienced instructor will guide you through the fundamentals of drawing, including perspective, proportion, shading, and composition.

We will also be practicing various forms of Mark Making techniques and hopefully will make an empty page less daunting to fill up.

Perfect for complete beginners.
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$47      
ABOUT TUCSON
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Facebook Group here to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.

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Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
Jake shared good advice for things I did not know. Took time to explain. I was very pleased with this class.
5/5
Sue
2024-03-18
Jake was very friendly and gave detailed explanations of everything. He answered all my questions thoroughly and was very patient!
5/5
Courtney
2024-02-28
ARTISTS
Jake LaCavera
Jake Amigliore is a visual artist and teacher for over 20 years. Jake is a practicing story-telling illustrator, artist, and book writing. He has written, illustrated and recorded 38 text books on drawing techniques. Some of his styles include realism, hyper-realism and all forms of story-telling art such as comic, anime, animation, and story boarding. His work has been shown in the Getty museum of art, the Huntington library museum, as well as the Muzeo Museum and more.

Jake LaCavera is available for private bookings

Available Monday-Wednesday for private art classes of any kind.

PHOTOS
Tucson Art Group
2024-03-18
Title or Location: Kyoshi
This piece is inspired by a character in one of my favorite childhood shows, Avatar: the Last Airbender. The behind-the-scenes animation process for this show was one of my first introductions to technical drawing skills at 10 years old. I remember watching snippets of the animators using live action martial art movement as reference. This show was also very spiritual it helped me learn fundamental concepts of nature, meditation, and the ebb and flow of life. The show recently made a comeba
Credit: QuantumCasual
Facebook: QuantumCasual
Instagram: QuantumCasual

Tucson Art Group
2024-03-05
Title or Location: Woman on a horse
She rode by at the Parada del Sol parade. She glanced my way for one second and stole my heart forever.
Credit: Shawn Welch
Instagram: shawnwelch28
Fresno Art Group
2024-05-20
Tucson Art Group
2024-02-13
Title or Location: Magnolia Dream
This drawing started as a tribute piece to a musician that I am a fan of, Playboi Carti, and was inspired by the Art Nouveau style. I used colored pencils and Posca markers to get the vibrant colors I wanted, and I was very excited with the outcome. This project taught me compositional skills as well as the benefits of sticking to a defined color scheme.
Credit: ANXART1
Facebook: Alyscia Rosheim
Instagram: anx_art1

Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20
Tucson Art Group
2024-01-29
Title or Location: Nubian Princess
This canvas was an old painting sitting on the floor of my studio. I decided to paint over it, so for a few months I used it to clean off my brushes of extra paint, my roller when I was gelli printing and ink and anything else I had left over from what I had been working on. I then collaged some things on with the intention of painting a skull on it. Being an intuitive painter, when I got out my oils and was about to begin, I knew it had to be a portrait. This was painted from a photo I got o
Credit: Candy Schultheis
Instagram: @CandySchultheis
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-20

Tucson Art Group
2024-01-23
Title or Location: Flamingo Gathering
I am a digital artist - start with a photo, sometimes multi photos, to create art by utilizing 3 different programs and camera - the approach I use takes longer, the Flamingo art piece took a month, cause i desire to create an art piece - i enjoy the process and love the end results - i stated taking being an artist in 2017 (age 69, now 75)- studied from Sebastian Michaels and Colin Smith - won my first best in show in 2020 with my first entrance into a gallery - won a few awards for photos, bu
Credit: Joseph Paul
Facebook: Joseph Paul
Buffalo Art Group
2024-05-19
Tucson Art Group
2024-01-17
Title or Location: April
'April' is a 16"x20" in done with fluid acrylics. I discovered fluid art years after nerve damage in my dominant hand took away most of my fine art drawing skills. It has allowed me to explore and express my creativity once again.
Credit: Julie E
Facebook: Julie Eiber

Seattle Art Circle
2024-05-29
Title or Location: Crashing Oregon
This is an acrylic painting that is an amalgamation of numerous photos of the Oregon Coast. My mom goes down to San Diego every winter, and one year we drove down the coast and stopped everywhere for pics.
Credit: Kerri Kirk
Facebook: AdornamentDesigns
Instagram: @adornamentdesigns.com
Leeds Art Group
2024-05-29
Title or Location: Jane Walsh Original watercolour Derbyshire Dales
This old farmyard barn is located to the North of Tideswell in a hamlet called Wheston. There are miles of old stone walls, wild flower borders where I loved the contrast between the grasses and flowers. Birds and bees were going about their busy day and managed to capture the early Summer. by Jane Walsh House and property portraits
Credit: Jane Walsh
Facebook: Jane walsh house and property portraits
Instagram: house_and_property_portraits
Aberdeen Art Group
2024-05-28
Title or Location: Edzell
This prominent stone arch spans the road into Edzell village from the south. Erected in 1887, it commemorates the 13th Earl of Dalhousie and his wife, who died within hours of each other from different causes. An entrance this grand promises a village with great things.Original oil on canvas. 20" x 30"
Credit: Eric Meikle

Harrisburg Art Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: Jeweled Tree of Life
I have so many incredible beach memories with my mom & dad. It was fitting to apply beach background to this beautiful family tree of life I created using a very cool resin template.
Credit: Laurie E Holmes
Facebook: Laurie Eckels Hartman
Perth Art Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: Maureen - Black Cockatoo
I paint with acrylics and love painting our native birds but I have to say that my favourite bird to paint is the Black Cockatoo.
Credit: Anne-Marie Bloor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/annemariebloorart/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/artbyambloor/
Cincinnati Art Group
2024-05-24
Title or Location: "Wine festival in Tuscany , Italy " was painted in Blue Ash, Ohio
As a amateur Painter, I started this painting with just a plain country side scene with some distant mountains. But then I got creative and added a Tuscany Villa. I kept at it , as my creativity kicked in and I began adding characters from the 1600's. My addition of Characters became a real challenge, as I had few references to Tuscany residents of the 16th century. Then I began adding the activities , such as a Monk bring in the wine, and the artist, There are two workers putting a cor
Credit: William P King

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