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Plein Air Painting Workshop in Historic Tubac, Arizona with Phil Starke

Scottsdale Artists’ School and Tubac Golf Resort and Spa present,

Plein Air Painting in Historic Tubac, Arizona with Phil Starke
January 14 – 18, 2013, Monday-Friday

Oil (Pastel and Acrylic accepted), All Levels
$585/ 5 Days

There are many aspects to plein aire painting, but two of the most important are creating a strong, expressive design and understanding how to interpret color outside.  The workshop will focus on developing a sense of design and rhythm, learning to take what the landscape gives you and improving upon it. Focus will also be on how to understand the thought process of mixing color outside, using colors that will give your painting the effect of light not just copying what you see.  We will also work on understanding the painting process in the studio and the importance of setting and achieving goals in your work.  This workshop will take place in Tubac, Arizona’s oldest settlement, and will be hosted by the beautiful Tubac Golf Resort and Spa. Tubac is backed up against the SantaRitaMountainsand is surrounded by cotton woods, streams and canyons. Old adobe street scenes, as well as the  Tumacacori Mission, are excellent examples of the old Spanish architecture we will explore throughout the week. Portable easel and transportation required.

For more information, and to register for this course visit, or call 480.990.1422/800.333.5707  Questions? Email Audrey Lemler, Education Director

Link to regsitration page,

Phil Starke
Phil began to show an interest in art from the time he lived in Germany as a young boy while his father was in the military.  He studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. Inspired by the instructors at the Academy, Starke changed course from his aim at the advertising world, and developed a passion for oil painting. It was upon graduation from the American Academy of Art that he decided to take the plunge into the fine art profession.  From the Midwest, West, and Southwest, Phil has continued to be inspired.  Each season and region has its own color palette and unique landscape.  From landscape to figures, plein air to studio painting, Phil continues to find inspiration in his work.  His work has been featured in Southwest Art, Art of the West and Western Art Collector magazines.  His work hangs in collections around the United States and galleries across the Southwest. 

Choosing to share this passion and inspire others, Phil teaches workshops in order to help others develop their own individual talents. For more information on Phil Starke, visit