Act Now: Fall Art Classes Filling Quickly

No Worries Desert Landscape by Robbie Summers (photo by Robbie Summers)

Connie Kotke, Publicity Chair

Life in SaddleBrooke is paradise, especially when there are many choices for affordable art classes right here in our own community. The SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is offering 10 classes, starting now through the end of the year. All classes are held in the Topaz Room at the Arts & Crafts Center adjacent to the MountainView Country Club. Residents and guests can register now at for the following classes:

Beginning Pastels, by Delys Nast. Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m. Explore options and techniques for using beautiful, soft pastels to create landscapes, portraits, and abstracts.

Working with Charcoal, by Laurie Brussel. Tuesdays, Nov. 29 through Dec. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon. Charcoal is one of the oldest mediums known for its wonderful contrasts of lights and darks. Learn to use this medium properly to create a wonderful, dynamic drawing.

Painting a Wild and Colorful Rooster in Watercolor, by Karen Brungardt. Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. Focus on the shape of the rooster, using fun colors and designs to make him a fancy fellow, indeed. No drawing skills needed; for beginners and up.

No Worries Desert Landscape, by Robbie Summers. Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. Using photographs of the Sonoran Desert, create a lively and colorful watercolor painting. This class benefits beginners and more advanced artists.

Watercolor Skies, by Karen Brungardt. Thursday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn various ways (from simple to complex) to paint the sky in watercolor. For beginners and up.

Membership in the SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild is only $25 per year and includes monthly meetings, open studio, non-critique sessions, Art Salon, book clubs, opportunities to exhibit and sell your work, and so much more.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Activity Center at SaddleBrooke One.