Roxanne Stall Hamilton used watercolors for this painting session with her granddaughter, Isabella Petroni.

Wondering whether to use watercolor or oil paints to re-create that beautiful scene outside your backdoor? Or maybe pastels, or colored pencils, or even a chisel and hammer would better express your creative ideas. The choices available to the aspiring 2D artist can be dizzying.

Roxanne Stall Hamilton, a practicing artist who teaches art at Pima Community College, will help explain the potential of diverse 2-D art mediums in her talk, “Paints and Possibilities – How to Best Express Your Creative Musings” in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room on Wednesday (Aug. 1) at 3:30 p.m.

Hamilton will introduce a variety of artistic mediums in order to discuss the pros and (perceived) cons of each in relation to various creative expressions. The lecture will also include painting demonstrations and a slideshow of different mediums to underscore the unique properties and possibilities available to the artist.

In addition to teaching both online and classroom art classes in studio art—from watercolor to oil painting and drawing—Hamilton also conducts painting workshops and gives private art lessons to all ages. She has experience in graphic design, illustration and has worked as a courtroom artist, but her work’s current focus is on studio art, in particular depictions/imaginings of natural landscape and floral still-life.   

She holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Hartford, and received her BFA from the University of Arizona.

Written by Leah Hewitt, Academy Village Volunteer


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