Check out our catalog of previous classes

We offer a variety of workshops at the Chris Bubany & Friends Art Gallery that teach the joy of creativity through photography, painting and mosaic work.

 

Please check back for updates on new classes being taught at the gallery. 

 

All Workshops will take place at the Chris Bubany & Friends Gallery

6538 E. Tanque Verde. 

Previous and upcoming class descriptions

Mastering Your iPhone Camera to Take Interesting & Artistic PhotographsApple iPhone Photography Basics Course

December 10, 2018

This course is for anyone would like to improve their photography skills and learn to maximize the power of the iPhone's camera.

 

During this course you will be lead through step-by-step lessons that will help you discover how to set the focus, adjust the brightness, and use the zoom, timer, flash and filters on your Apple device. 

Flowers or Love Pats with Chris Bubany

May 05, 2018

Create a special,  one-of-a-kind keepsake in clay. Paint a flower, hand print or paw print on a plate, small bowl or tile.  Chris will lead you through the steps to create your very special piece. 

Contact Chris for more information and to sign up : 520-991-4728

Love Pats with Chris Bubany

April 27, 2018

Create a special,  one-of-a-kind keepsake in clay. Paint a hand print or paw print on a plate, small bowl or tile.  Chris will lead you through the steps to create your very special piece. 

Introduction to MIXED-MEDIA PHOTO COLLAGE with Phil Smith

April 22, 2018

Attend one of these HANDS – ON classes and learn how to present your photographs in a new way!

 

Phil will supply the basic materials and tools, YOU supply an original photograph or two or three (images MUST be on professional photographic paper, NOT plain printer paper).   Bring some objects you might want to include in your finished art piece that are related to the image(s) or enhance the "feel" of your photos.  These objects could include stamps, pins, beads, colored papers, small toys, book pages, fabric swatches... the ideas are endless!

 

You provide YOUR creative energy!  If you would like to FRAME your new masterpiece, bring a shadowbox frame!!! (8” x 10” MAX and should be 1 ½" deep MINIMUM)  If you have a "favorite" craft knife, bring it along as we will be cutting!

 

Each class will be limited to 8 participants and each two-hour session will be offered at $50 per participant per class.  A MINIMUM of 4 participants must register two weeks prior to the scheduled date for the class to be held!

May 14, 2018

What you will learn in this iPhone Photography Course
By applying some basic principles of portrait photography during class, you will begin to shoot incredible photos using your iPhone or iPad that are worthy of framing. Additionally, you will be introduced to a variety of Portrait Camera and Editing apps that you can see in action before you decide to purchase them from the App Store. After taking this class you will easily take and edit a typical portrait shot into a more interesting and artistic photograph.

 

During this class you will be introduced to, and be provided time to shoot a variety of portraits such as: Traditional Portraits, Environmental Portraits, Candid Portraits, Lifestyle Portraits, and tips will be shared for taking Animal Portraits. Additionally, we will go off site for a "location shoot" to allow you to use a variety of backgrounds to make your portraits stand out!

Creating Artistic Photographs: Macro & Close Up Photography

June 24, 2018

After completing this course, you will be able to express your creativity and photographic style using your Apple iPhone and/or Apple iPad.

 

By applying some basic principles of Macro and Close Up photography during class, you will begin to shoot incredible photos that are worthy of framing and use for photographic note cards and more. 

Taking Portraits With Your iPhone / iPad

July 21, 2018

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During this class participants will learn some basic principles of portrait photography and begin to shoot incredible photos that are worthy of framing and use for website bios social media and more.

iPhone Photography Course featuring Hipstamatic and Camera +

July 21, 2018

HIpstamatic is a powerful iPhone camera app that allows you to shoot incredible photos that have a retro or vintage look. The app comes with an excellent selection of different film styles, lenses and flash effects that you can easily apply to change an ordinary snapshot into an interesting and artistic photograph. The editing tools on the app give you the tools you need to make your post processing easy. 

Nature iPhone Photography Course featuring Camera+ Legacy

September 16, 2018

This course is an intro to nature photography with a specific focus on plants, flowers, animals, insects & birds. You will be introduced to basic skills and knowledge while using several camera and editing apps to capture elements of the natural world through the camera apps on your iPhone.

Found Object Workshop

September 23, 2018

12 x 12" Wedi Backer base with 6x6" or similar mirror piece and all of the bling you could ask for! Bring some of your own to incorporate or use ours...This is a great way to learn balance, texture and movement without standard mosaic tiles! All materials, adhesives and instruction included in class.  

Special Effects: Blending iPhone Photographs Course featuring Superimpose

October 10, 2018

Superimpose allows you to take two photographs and combine them into one image. The app provides a variety of tools for blending two photographs: you can change the background of an image, create a double exposure or add additional people into a photograph.  We will also use the TouchRetouch app to help you quickly edit your human and animals images to make them easier to combine.

April 29, 2018

***Class has been filled!  Stay tuned for more workshops in the near future.***

In this workshop, we will brush, splatter, stencil and scribble some fun and fantastic flowers using a variety of mixed media and vibrant colors.  Don't worry if you are a beginner, the class is set in a  supportive and happy environment--taught by me, Regina Lord.

Introduction to MIXED-MEDIA PHOTO COLLAGE

January 06, 2019

1-4pm, Chris Bubany & Friends Gallery, 6538 E. Tanque Verde Rd, Suite 140

Try your hand at preserving some of those favorite photos of yours in a brand new way!   Test out some of those artistic talents you hold deep in your heart! Have a special event coming up and need to present an old idea in a novel way? Anxious to learn a few trade secrets???

 

Attend either one of these HANDS – ON classes and do something a little creative! I will supply the basic materials and tools, YOU supply an original photograph or two or three (images MUST be on professional photographic paper, NOT plain printer paper), some objects you might want to include and YOUR creative energy! If you would like to FRAME your new masterpiece, bring a shadowbox frame!!! (8” x 10” MAX)

 

Each class will be limited to 6 participants and each three-hour session will be offered at $75 per participant per class.

 

Contact Phil Smith by email at: photoarts@comcast.net

Desert Landscape- Mixed Media (Two Days)

February 24, 2019

2/24 & 3/3/19 9am – 5pm

Porcelain Tile, Colored Glass and Glass Tile in Frame, 11 x 14

 

Two day workshop

Limit: Six Participants

Mosaic Wedi Fish

January 21, 2019

10am-5pm

Mixed Media: 

Smalti, Wire, Embedded Method

Limited to six participants

Dia de Los Muertes – Mixed Media

March 23, 2019

Choose from a variety of patterns to make an 8x 10 Framed Mosaic with Glass tiles, Wire and beads

Limit: Six Participants

Introduction to MIXED-MEDIA PHOTO COLLAGE

February 10, 2019

1 - 4 pm

Chris Bubany & Friends Gallery, 6538 E. Tanque Verde Rd, Suite 140​

Try your hand at preserving some of those favorite photos of yours in a brand new way!   Test out some of those artistic talents you hold deep in your heart! Have a special event coming up and need to present an old idea in a novel way? Anxious to learn a few trade secrets???

 

Attend either one of these HANDS – ON classes and do something a little creative! I will supply the basic materials and tools, YOU supply an original photograph or two or three (images MUST be on professional photographic paper, NOT plain printer paper), some objects you might want to include and YOUR creative energy! If you would like to FRAME your new masterpiece, bring a shadowbox frame!!! (8” x 10” MAX)

 

Each class will be limited to 6 participants and each three-hour session will be offered at $75 per participant per class.

 

Contact Phil Smith by email at: photoarts@comcast.net

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Workshop Overview

Create Plasma-cut and Welded pieces for your home as you learn the basics of MIG welding and plasma cutting. You will learn to use a brake, roller, planishing hammer, shear and other amazing tools as you put together your own projects. Images of student projects and class experience.

Plasma Cutting

Learning to slice through metal like Thor and let your creativity flow like plasma as you draw your own design into sheet metal. Come with your own ideas or make suggested projects like a sconce, flower, outdoor signage, butterfly, mask, or whimsical wall hanging.

MIG Welding

Practice running "beads" and bonding joints until comfortable and then put your skills to use making a flower, perhaps a collage of remnant metal scraps, and mounts for your other projects. Compare low and high-end welders. 

Duration: 6-7+ hrs

Essentially, dependent on your attentions span. I won't let you go home with an incomplete project. 

For larger projects, hourly workshop space rental is available, $32/hr.

Cost: $145

Includes insurance, all safety gear and many snacks. Bringing a lunch is recommended.

Two-Four Participant Limit

Maximize each person gets on the equipment, though there is plenty for all. Three participants by special request.  Bring a friend!

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