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Harold Ullery to host painting technique workshop this weekend

Led by local artist Harold Ullery, whose personal motto is “never stop learning," the workshop will explore techniques he’s found helpful when painting red rocks, mountains, trees, desert waterways and open skies.

Led by local artist Harold Ullery, whose personal motto is “never stop learning," the workshop will explore techniques he’s found helpful when painting red rocks, mountains, trees, desert waterways and open skies.

Have you been painting for a while now? Are you ready to learn new skills? Then set aside this Saturday, Feb. 25, for an all-day workshop designed to help you do just that.

Led by local artist Harold Ullery, whose personal motto is "never stop learning," the workshop will explore techniques he's found helpful when painting red rocks, mountains, trees, desert waterways and open skies.

A lifelong artist, Harold is an Indiana native who graduated from the American Academy of Art in Chicago. After graduating, he worked as a commercial artist and later operated two successful businesses (big-game guide/outfitter and construction). Whenever possible, he also studied art.

Most recently, he made the National Dean's List while at Mohave Community College, graduated from their extended art program at the age of 64, and now studies with Clive Pates and other instructors at Yavapai College.

An indoor and plein air painter of landscape and wildlife art, he also works in pastel, does bronze and welded sculpture, and makes jewelry.

In order to keep the class focused on technique, Harold asks that everyone work from the photo he provides, although you can bring your own. You should also bring your paints and brushes, an 11"x14" canvas board, and odorless solvent. The art room has stand-up easels on site.

If you would rather work on a tabletop easel, bring that as well.

The fee is $50, payable on the day of the workshop to El Valle Artists' Association, a local nonprofit, which sponsors the workshop.

The class meets from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the American Heritage School, 2030 Cherry St. in Cottonwood. If you'd like to sign up, or have questions about the workshop, call Harold to at 649-9019.

If you'd like to see his work, visit his website: haroldullery.com.

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