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Aleksandra is a fine artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting from Arizona State University and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fashion Design from Phoenix College . She lives and works in Phoenix , Arizona. She moved form Bosnia and Herzegovina (Former Yugoslavia) in 1997 with her family. She taught drawing at the Jewish Family Services Center in Phoenix. At Paradise Valley Community College she teaches various art classes in the Continuing Education Division. Her work has been exhibited in both solo and group shows. She works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. Color inspires her the most. Her motto: " Every man in creating the beautiful appearance of the dream world is a perfect artist." Friedrich Nietzsche

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August 18, 2013

"PUSH", a play by Mike Duhame

Gotta Come and See   Play "PUSH"





An amusing one-man play on the topics of conception, pregnancy and delivery.

Theater Works NewWorks kicks off in August. First up isPUSH a very entertaining play that explores the lives of twenty-two men and women on the topics of conception,
pregnancy and delivery.  Based solely on the candid interviews conducted by the author, PUSH offers an unbiased look at the universal and curious experiences people face that rarely get talked about.
PUSH features twenty-one vignettes, and twenty-two characters all played by one hilarious man.
PUSH is written and performed by Mike Duhame, directed by Jennifer Rio-Ruddle, with music by Shanika Toms.
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Excerpts from PUSHcharacters:
Walk.  That’s the most common thing I’ve heard people say to jump-start labor.  I must’ve walked enough this past week to get to the ocean and back by now.  Eight days!  My first baby wasn’t like this.  She was quick, and to be honest, not that painful.  Well, I was higher than a kite thirty minutes after we had gotten to the hospital for Kylie.”  ~ Pamela Evans (top left)
“It would’ve worked out better if I had a boy first.  My husband never laid a hand on me when I was pregnant for our little boy, Bedri.  No, no my husband has never hurt our children physically, but there have been times out in public when one of the kids has a tantrum – kids do this, it’s natural.  But, he has no patience for it.  I become frightened in these moments.”  ~ Amina (top right)
“While we were still in high school Pat, Barb’s mother, cornered me in their garage, “I will bash your head in with one of those baseball bats if you get my Barbara pregnant.”  She pointed to one of the bats in a tub by the door.  I laughed out of fear.  “No, you understand me Kent?”  I almost crapped myself right there in Pat’s garage.”  ~ Kent Ericson (bottom left)
“When I was told about the deformities, well ah, that was the day the ten thousand pound weight was set on my shoulders.  You get heavy when you’re told these types of things – you actually get heavy with pain and guilt.”  ~ Silvia Morales (bottom right)


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July 17, 2013

Sketching in Pen and Ink

"Glamour Girl"
Pen and Ink Sketch, 2012


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April 22, 2013

Inspiration




Traveling...Friends...Art Community...Self-Portraits... Art Installations...Family...







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March 24, 2013

My Colored Pencil Art
9x11 in
2012












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Art in Progress 
Colored Pencil on Black Paper
"Nebojsa having Breakfast"
2012






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 Art in my Sketchbook
 watercolor and pen and ink on paper
(after Gauguin)


 sketching in Eastern Europe
watercolor on paper
 watercolor on paper
"San Francisco Street"
pen and ink on paper
2012
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Art Auction at the Herberger Theater
March 2013








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 Student ARTWORK in my Beginner Drawing Class

Colored Pencils on black paper
2012 Fall Semester






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December 24, 2012

Spring 2013 ART Classes!




I am teaching a couple of art classes starting January 14th. See below for more information. Go directly to the website. Any questions? Email me.

Drawing: Int/Advance, Pencils, Graphite & Charcoal (CONT_ED100-10129)0 Credits

Continue to gain experience and enhance your drawing techniques in this intermediate to advanced class. This course is appropriate for students with some pencil experience in the medium of choice - colored pencil, graphite or charcoal.
Class#SemesterLocationDeliveryDatesDaysTimesInstructorAvailability
41940Spring 2013Paradise Valley
Q 151 - Cont. Ed. Art Room
In Person03/19/2013-05/07/2013Tu2:00PM- 5:00PM
  • A. Buha
Open
14 of 14 Seats Available

Painting from Photographs: Oil / Acrylic (CONT_ED100-10134)0 Credits

Individual and unique styles will be encouraged as you learn about oil & acrylic paints and how to use either to create paintings from a personal photo or favorite picture. Manipulate, enlarge, crop and combine images to create dynamic compositions.
Class#SemesterLocationDeliveryDatesDaysTimesInstructorAvailability
40653Spring 2013Paradise Valley: Black Mountain Campus
Black Mountain Campus, 109
In Person01/14/2013-03/18/2013M2:00PM- 5:00PM
  • A. Buha
Open
14 of 14 Seats Available

Pen & Ink with Watercolor (CONT_ED100-10150)0 Credits

Explore and apply different texturing techniques to your work. Use these techniques, brushes and tools separately or combined to produce countless effects. Through demonstrations improve your skills while learning to combine these exciting mediums.
Class#SemesterLocationDeliveryDatesDaysTimesInstructorAvailability
41717Spring 2013Paradise Valley
Q 151 - Cont. Ed. Art Room
In Person01/15/2013-03/05/2013Tu2:00PM- 5:00PM
  • A. Buha
Open
14 of 14 Seats Available

Introduction to Oil Painting (CONT_ED100-10157)0 Credits

If you want to learn about oils, this is for you! Learn about brushes, paints, mediums, palettes and other basics with demonstrations of various techniques such as dry brush, torred ground, all prima painting, working with painting knives and glazing.
Class#SemesterLocationDeliveryDatesDaysTimesInstructorAvailability
41659Spring 2013Paradise Valley: Black Mountain Campus
Black Mountain Campus, 109
In Person03/25/2013-05/06/2013M6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • A. Buha
Open
14 of 14 Seats Available
Class#SemesterLocationDeliveryDatesDaysTimesInstructorAvailability
40619Spring 2013Paradise Valley
Q 151 - Cont. Ed. Art Room
In Person01/15/2013-02/26/2013Tu6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • A. Buha
Open
14 of 14 Seats Available

Painting in Still Life: Oil/Acrylic (CONT_ED100-10257)0 Credits

Learn how to arrange and sketch basic geometric and turn them into fruits, flowers and other traditional still life arrangements. We will explore composition, laying out and planning, rhythm, color schemes and much more through various exercises. Bring your own still life components or paint from the classroom set-up.
Class#SemesterLocationDeliveryDatesDaysTimesInstructorAvailability
41719Spring 2013Paradise Valley
Q 151 - Cont. Ed. Art Room
In Person01/30/2013-03/27/2013W9:00AM- 12:00PM
  • A. Buha
Open
15 of 15 Seats Available

Drawing Fundamentals (CONT_ED100-10287)0 Credits

Do you want to improve your artistic abilities but need better basic drawing skills? Begin with drawing fundamentals- proportion, line, value and negative space. Use nature, still life and portraits as the subject matter while you explore the elements and concepts of drawing in this fun class. We will use charcoal, pastels, pencils, watercolor pencils, pens and anything else that can leave a mark to create exciting drawings.
Class#SemesterLocationDeliveryDatesDaysTimesInstructorAvailability
40675Spring 2013Paradise Valley: Black Mountain Campus
Black Mountain Campus, 109
In Person01/14/2013-03/18/2013M6:00PM- 9:00PM
  • A. Buha
Open
14 of 15 Seats Available

Painting from Photographs 2 (CONT_ED100-10299)0 Credits

By using photographs as reference points we will explore many different possibilities of interpreting them on canvas. No matter what style you paint in, you will be able to express yourself in your paintings. Designed for the students who have taken( but not limited to) Painting from Photographs class and are interested in further developing their style in oil or acrylic. Students will have the freedom to explore their creativity in a relaxed and fun environment.
Class#SemesterLocationDeliveryDatesDaysTimesInstructorAvailability
41720Spring 2013Paradise Valley: Black Mountain Campus
Black Mountain Campus, 109
In Person03/25/2013-05/06/2013M2:00PM- 5:00PM
  • A. Buha
Open
15 of 15 Seats Available


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NON-CREDIT CLASSES at PARADISE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

To get a complete listing of all SPRING 2011 classes in the Continuing Education at PVCC click here

PEN AND INK with Watercolor

Explore and apply different texturing techniques (contour lines, parallel lines, hating, crosshatching, dots and stippling) to your work and use them separately or combined to produce countless effects in pen and ink with watercolor.

Improve your skills through various demonstrations and exercises. You will create value charts and bars for future reference. Students will also receive one on one instruction throughout the course.
For supply list contact the instructor at :

a underscore buha at yahoo dot com
Instructor: Aleksandra Buha.

Subject: Cont_ed Course# 100-10150
#58148 Feb 5 – Apr
2 1-4pm
Fee:$129 8 Saturdays UHILLS Q151
No class March 19.

#58864 Mar 31- May 5 3:30-6pm
Fee: $109 6 Thursdays BLKMTN 109

PAINTING FROM PHOTOGRAPHS

Individual and unique styles will be encouraged for the beginner and intermediate artist, as you learn about oil and acrylic media and how to use either of them to create paintings from your personal photos or favorite pictures. Manipulate, enlarge, crop and combine images to create dynamic compositions.

For supply list contact the instructor at:

a underscore buha at yahoo dot com


Instructor: Aleksandra Buha
Subject: Cont_ed Course #100-10134

#58124 Feb 5 - Apr 9 9am-12pm
Fee: $129 8 Saturdays UHILLS Q151

No class February 26 and March 19.

#58125 Feb 2 - Mar 23 2 - 5pm
Fee: $119 7 Wednesdays BLKMTN 109

No class March 16.

NEW! STILL LIFE PAINTING

Learn how to arrange and sketch basic geometric and turn them into fruits, flowers and other traditional still life arrangements. We will explore composition, laying out and planning, rhythm, color schemes and much more through various exercises.

Bring your own still life components or paint from the classroom set-up. All painting levels welcome. Students will also receive one on one instruction throughout the course.

For supply list contact the instructor at :

a underscore buha at yahoo dot com
Instructor: Aleksandra Buha

Subject: Cont_ed Course# 100-10257


#58122 Apr 16- May 7 1-4pm
Fee: $99 4 Saturdays UHILLS Q151

INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING

If you ever wanted to learn how to paint with oils, this class is for you. We will discuss the brushes, paints, painting mediums, palettes, supports and other important basics.

There will be demonstrations of various techniques such as dry brush, painting on toned ground, all prima painting, working with painting knives and glazing with an overview of color basics (value, hue, saturation and temperature) and elements of composition.

For supply list contact the instructor at :

a underscore buha at yahoo dot com
Instructor: Aleksandra Buha
Subject: Cont_ed Course #100-10157


#56716 Jan 31- Mar 21 6:30-9:30pm
Fee: $119 6 Mondays UHILLS Q151

No class February 21, March 14.

#58126 Feb 2 – Mar 23 6-9pm
Fee: $119 7 Wednesdays BLKMTN 109
No class March 16.

INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING

This class is designed for students who wish to expand their painting capabilities. We will be covering composition, value and color. Brushwork and knife techniques will be demonstrated and discussed. This is designed to get you moving beyond the “comfort zone” in your painting.

We will also work from still life set-ups in the classroom. Students will also receive one on one instruction throughout the course. Critiques will be given.

For supply list contact the instructor at :

a underscore buha at yahoo dot com

Instructor: Aleksandra Buha
Subject: Cont_ed Course #100-10259


#58127 Mar 28- May 2 6:30-9:30pm
Fee: $109 6 Mondays UHILLS Q151

#58128 Mar 30 – May 4 6-9pm
Fee: $109 6 Wednesdays BLKMTN 109

CLASS LOCATION(S):

Paradise Valley Community Collage (PVCC)

18401 N. 32nd street

Phoenix, AZ 85032

For map click here.

PVCC at Black Mountain Campus

34250 N. 60th St.

Scottsdale, AZ 85266

For a map click here.

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