Sarnoff's Featured Artist of the Month - Betina Fink

Betina Fink, MFA, BA, is an oil painter originally from Delaware. Arizona has been her home since the 1980's, including 7 years when she lived and worked in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Hague, Netherlands. While in Europe Betina studied the works of the Masters, bringing a lasting influence of classical painting to her work.

Today, she is inspired by landscapes of the American Southwest and West Coast, architectural elements and the human interior scape. Her large and small scale works have been exhibited and are in collections internationally.

Fink has been an artist-educator for 20 + years with expertise in teaching all ages and abilities. Her skill-based curriculum allows students to build their knowledge and practice incrementally. She holds classes in painting and drawing in her Tucson studio, as well as in the local community.

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Betina Fink is represented online at Saatchi Art

Coming Summer 2015: Drawing & Painting Lessons at Betina Fink Arts.
In an air conditioned studio! 3230 N Dodge Blvd, Studio E. Metal Arts Village, Tucson.

Nurture your inner artist, and develop the skills you’ve always wanted to cultivate. Join any of the studio sessions below, and enjoy bringing an art practice into your life. Go at your own pace lessons, taught by Betina Fink, MFA. Questions? Contact: BetinaFink@gmail.com . Or visit www.BetinaFink.me/classes/.

Basic Drawing.  June, July, August: Tuesday mornings, 10 am – noon, drop in, $25 per session. (No session June 30). For all levels of experience, from beginner to advanced. Instruction and practice on how to see and draw simple to complex still life objects. Drop in, no enrollment needed. Recommended drawing supplies: 11 x 14” Strathmore sketchbook; graphite pencils HB, 2B; Vine charcoal; Compressed white & black charcoal pencils; Kneaded and white retractable “pencil” style eraser; Sand paper block.

Classical Portrait Drawing. June, July, August: Friday mornings, 10 am – noon, drop in, $25 per session. (No session July 3). The traditional method to understand the human figure is to begin with a classical study, focusing on accurate practice in measurement, scale and shading. Begin by using Charles Bargue 19th century reproductions of human anatomical features, and reproductions of Greek and Roman busts. Progress to copying master drawings from the Italian Renaissance, then plaster casts. Follows a traditional Atelier training method. Drop in, no enrollment needed. Some drawing experience preferred. Recommended drawing supplies: 11 x 14” Strathmore sketchbook; graphite pencils HB, 2B; Vine charcoal; Compressed white & black charcoal pencils; Kneaded and white retractable “pencil” style eraser; Sand paper block.

Individual Painting and Drawing Projects. June, July and August: Saturday afternoons, 1-4pm. Reservations needed. $30 per session. (No sessions June 27 or July 4). Contact BetinaFink@gmail.com . For the artist who has an independent practice, would like to work in a small group setting, get feedback on their work, and develop individualized projects.

 

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Betina


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