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Paint a postcard in the desert

Tucson Estates, United States

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Experience hosted by Kristie

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet at the Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Area as a destination to begin our observation of the landscape. I will teach you how to begin a postcard- sized painting, tips on composition, color mixing, and how to tie it all together with details. No prior painting experience is necessary. Appropriate for ages 16 and up.
Other things to note
This will be a fun and non threatening art experience for ages 16+. You will make your own postcard-sized painting of the desert landscape. After the workshop, you can visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, right next door on North Kinney Road for lunch and to take in the museum.
We will meet at the Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Area as a destination to begin our observation of the landscape. I will teach you how to begin a postcard- sized painting, tips on composition, color mixing, and how to tie it all together with details. No prior painting experience is necessary. Appropriate for ages 16 and up.
Other things to note
This will be a fun and non threatening art experience for ages 16+. You will make your own postcar…

Kristie's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    I will provide your set up and materials for painting. You won't need to br...
From $75
/ person
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Meet your host, Kristie

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I am an award winning artist and teacher with 30+ years of experience teaching art to all ages. I love being in nature and finding just the right spot to document in paint. Observation creates a lasting memory of a place and making your own postcard gives you an experience that a camera just can't duplicate.
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Where you'll be

We will conduct our workshop at Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Area. Turn left after mile marker 5.0 on North Kinney Road, before the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. We'll meet at in the parking lot of the Picnic Area. Park near the bathrooms. There are some beautiful vistas with some of the oldest Saguaro cacti around. All materials will be included and you will leave with your own personal painting of the desert to remember your visit.

2 reviews

Kathy
March 2020
I just spent a magical morning in the desert mountains, learning how to paint en plein air with Kristie. She was super welcoming and organized, and provided every last tool & supply we would need. Loved that she even created some of her own tools especially for this workshop, like the ‘viewfinder.’ Kristie is so knowledgeable about composition, color and watercolor techniques. I enjoyed using the opaque gouache for the first time. The location was also perfect. Gorgeous scenery and even a restroom in the parking lot.
I just spent a magical morning in the desert mountains, learning how to paint en plein air with Kristie. She was super welcoming and organized, and provided every last tool & sup…
Theresa
December 2019
I booked Kristie's class as a Christmas surprise for my mother and I, and it was such a special experience! Kristie picked a beautiful spot looking out over the desert landscape and mountains in the distance. When we arrived everything was set up, and Kristie was a warm and welcoming hostess. My mother was thrilled. Kristie was a fantastic instructor, giving us each individual attention and gentle recommendations as we painted, despite our complete lack of knowledge and experience! Kristie is an extremely talented artist and we loved watching her paint so effortlessly. Would definitely recommend this experience! After all, is there really anything better than spending a morning capturing the beauty of nature while enjoying time with your loved ones? Thanks Kristie!
I booked Kristie's class as a Christmas surprise for my mother and I, and it was such a special experience! Kristie picked a beautiful spot looking out over the desert landscape an…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

Please bring water, sunscreen, a hat and an optional camera.

Wear clothing that will protect you from the sun including closed toe shoes.