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8 X 10
13.5 X 15.5 Framed
Oil on Canvas

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Rita Pacheco works daily in Plein Air and in her Ridgway, Colorado studio. A recent transplant from Southern California, she is finally enjoying four seasons, and the different, ever-changing scenery of Southwestern Colorado! Rita is a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and an Artist Member and Out of State Chapter Chair of the California Art Club. This summer, two of Rita’s recent oil paintings will be shown at the prestigious California Art Club’s Gold Medal Exhibition at the Bowers Museum in Tustin, California. She has been featured in Southwest Artists and Plein Air Magazine, and was named an “Artist to Watch” in Southwest Art Magazine!

Rita began her formal training at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She continued her education with classes at the Watts Atelier in Encinitas and through experience with and influence of other prominent figurative and landscape painters. She has since developed a style of her own and enjoys recognition in her field.

Rita’s work background is in architectural rendering through 15 years in restaurant and hotel design. This is where the hard lessons of perspective were learned, and facilitate drawing accuracy in her paintings. The sheer enjoyment she feels when painting from life is evident in the strength of her dynamic landscape, figurative, and still-life paintings!

Rita Pacheco Painting, Oil on Canvas 8 X 10 (Interest categories: Oil on Canvas, Landscape, Outside, Painting, Traditional Paintings, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Rita Pacheco Artist)

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Monday – Saturday 9:30AM-5:30PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM-5:00PM

Workshop Materials List

1. Clay – Chavant Le Beau Touche. Get the regular clay, not HM (high melt).
2. Clay warming devices, a metal bucket with a clamp on heat lamp or 100 W bulb works great.
3. Tie wire.
4. Aluminum foil.
5. Scissors.
6. Favorite sculpture tools.
7. Plank of wood (pine) approximately 8″ x 8″ x 2″.
Bring as many planks as you wish…the wood is used as the base for your sculpture.
8. Plumber’s pipe, 1/2″ threaded: Bring several different lengths…up to 10″…not PVC pipe.
Plumber’s pipe T joint.
Plumber’s pipe couplers.
Plumber’s pipe flange.
9. Screws and screwdriver to secure the flange to wood…this may be done before you arrive. (Place flange in the center of plank)
10. Wire cutters
11. Needle nose pliers
12. Rubber mallet.
13. Spatula
14. Measuring devices such as rulers, measuring tape, dividers, and calipers.
15. Because we concentrate on BIRDS IN FLIGHT, live models in the classroom are more distracting than useful. I will demonstrate the technique of constructing a cantilevered bird armature that can be used for many different bird species and will show you how to assemble shapes to capture the “gist” of the specific bird.
16. Bird field guides such as Peterson, Stokes, Golden, or Sibley. Sibley’s Guide to Birds (not Sibley’s Guide to Bird Life and Behavior) is best if bringing only one field guide. This popular book can usually be purchased at any bookstore.
17. Bring your laptop to the class if possible.
18. Bring your sketchbook.

1 Lake Circle Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906