TUCSON
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Comic Anime and Storyboarding Art Course

Comic Anime and Storyboarding Art Course

Sunday 28 April
Tanque Verde Road, East Tucson - 1pm - 2 Hours
Jake LaCavera
In this class, students will learn, easy to do professional techniques for creating comic, manga anime and storyboarding art along with how to set up your comic to read with impact and clarity. We will cover camera angles, Gutter panels, Word bubbles, Eye flow, Pagination, mood lighting, and color situations, and much more. Come with your comic or Idea and will work on it break through barriers and help you with what comes next.
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$43      
T-Shirt Design Course

T-Shirt Design Course

Sunday 19 May
Tanque Verde Road, East Tucson - 1pm - 2 Hours
Jake LaCavera
In this class, students will learn the easy way to do professional techniques for creating T shirts designs and setting them up for print. We will cover professional composition, and design elements, color iconography, symbolism in art. Style recipes, utilizing contrasting elements, storytelling and more. Come with your reference images and will work on your Idea.
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$43      
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      

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.

You can also subscribe here to receive notifications of upcoming events.

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
Atlanta Art Group
2024-04-15
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
Richmond Art Group
2024-04-15

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
Pasadena Art Group
2024-04-10
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

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
Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25

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
Sydney Art Group
2024-02-25
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

Belfast Art Group
2024-04-15
Title or Location: New beginnings
I'm new to oils and painting, I would say my style would be fine art and surrealism, no rules and I can escape, experiment and have fun. I painted this scene as I'd came across a beautiful photo of calla Lilly valley in California, I use the idea but made it my ownwith the colours and changed parts of it, I like the perspective and the enchanting mysterious vibe it gave. Returned to art almost a year ago, still finding my way, but determined, excited and fully motivated to reach my potential,
Credit: Emmanuel Cunningham
Instagram: @manoc81
Aberdeen Art Group
2024-04-15
Title or Location: A stag do!
I wanted to paint something that reflected the amazing part of the world that I live in. Scotland has magnificent scenery and wildlife so I was spoilt for choice. These 3 good looking beasts were the result.Acrylics on a 16? x 20? canvas board.
Credit: Keith Price
Facebook: Keith price art
Instagram: Keithprice547
Cleveland Art Group
2024-04-14
Title or Location: The Boats at Sunset in Bradenton
I was at The Starfish Restaurant when I captured this view on a cold day in Bradenton Florida from the dock behind the restaurant. I was fascinated by the light coming from one of the boats and the gas pump. The photograph helped me to produce this oil painting when I got home in Ohio.
Credit: Patrick Funke
Facebook: Patrick Funke
Instagram: patrickfunkemoderndaymonet

Oklahoma City Art Group
2024-04-12
Title or Location: Studio
"Twilight fortress" a 5X7 acrylic on canvas panel.
Credit: Robert Daniels
Baton Rouge Art Group
2024-04-12
Title or Location: Ruth Ann and Mon-Ami
My wife Ruth Ann's beloved cat, Mon-Ami passed away about a month ago. Mon-Ami was a rescue kitten 12 years ago. She is sadly missed by my wife Ruth Ann. This portrait of my wife holding Mon_Ami was from a Halloween night a few years ago. It will commemorate their bond for generations to come. 30 x 40 Oil
Credit: Mark Gil
Facebook: ArtistMarkGil
Portland Art Group
2024-04-11
Title or Location: Vivi
This painting is part of a collection I am working on called the Beautiful Project. The Beautiful Projects lifts up everyday people in our communities doing amazing things. People nominate people in their lives they think are beautiful. Then we sit down and have a discussion about why. They give me a bunch of pictures and I paint the beautiful person and write up a story about what I found that was beautiful about them as I painted. Vivi is beautiful because she never gives up. Fall down get b
Credit: Stevie Woods
Facebook: www.steviewoodsart.com
Instagram: stevie_woods_art

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