Basic Prismacolor Blending Techniques
with Terry Medaris

Friday, January 31, 2014 • 9:00 AM - Noon

If you would like to learn how to achieve the vibrant colors seen in Terry Medaris' artwork, his Basic Prismacolor Blending Techniques class will show you how he does it! Terry will supply you with some of his line art that you will color while learning his blending techniques.

All you need to bring to class is a set of 48 to 72 pre-sharpened Prismacolor Premier soft lead pencils.

This class is a pre-requisite for Terry's Using Prismacolor Pencils on Three Different Mediums class.

About Terry Medaris
Over a thirty-year career, the artistic versatility of Terry Medaris has evolved from the graphic arts to the contemporary painting of Native American images which can be viewed in finer art galleries of the Southwest.

Launched on his art career by a third grade teacher who recognized Terry's innate artistic talent, he went on to study commercial art in Los Angeles and at the University of Arizona. Following his years as Senior Illustrator with Hughes Aircraft in Tucson and later as a book illustrator for HP Books and other publishers, Medaris began to devote his life to his own artistic vision.

In addition to painting and drawing, he has worked with sculpture, metal, jewelry, and computer graphics, using traditional southwestern motif. Medaris' designs can be seen on ceramic and pottery, giftware, and greeting cards. He has produced art in a number of mediums, including pen and ink, oils, pastels, acrylics, and gouache.

Medaris has served as an art instructor for Tucson Museum of Art and has taught art at Pima Community College for ten years. His paintings have been exhibited at major galleries in Tucson, Tubac, and Sedona.

Inspired by the relationship of nature to the character of indigenous American people of the Southwest, Medaris has researched their culture, history, costume, and icons. He has studied the meaning of their traditional symbols, as well as the significance of time and mysticism in the Native American experience.

In his quest for authenticity, the Tucson-based Medaris employs bold, intricate design and striking color contrasts to bring forth the strength, spirit, and dignity of his Native American subjects. Each subject in Medaris' painting has a voice that speaks through haunting eyes. Perhaps the message of these Native American is the same today as it has always been.

$39. 72-hour cancellation notice required for refund.

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