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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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December 08, 2011

Paradise Valley Community Center presents: Fine Arts Classes for Winter 2012

 

Paradise Valley Community Center presents:

Fine Arts Classes for Winter 2012


                                   

79828  Drawing with Aleksandra Buha:  Ages 18 & Up
Learn to draw what you see in a natural way, beginning with still life and progressing to the human form. Individual instruction in drawing with pencil and charcoal geared to beginner students. Studies include perspective and space, line, form, shape, gesture, and contour. Please bring HB, 2B, 4B, and 6B pencils, drawing or newsprint pad, charcoal, and kneaded eraser to first class.
Instructor:  Aleksandra Buha          Fee:  $60
Tuesdays                                            1/3/12 – 2/7/12 (6 weeks)                   6:00 – 8:00 pm                                  
                                   
                       

Paradise Valley Community Center is conveniently located at
17402 N 40th St (on 40th St just north of Bell)

Register online at www.phoenix.gov/parks
or at any City of Phoenix community center

For more information, please call 602.534.7872
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August 04, 2011

1001 Journals creations

100+ JOURNALS Project

I have been invited to participate in  100+ Journals , a collaborative art experiment sharing journals amongst strangers & friends in Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area. This amazing project is sponsored  by Scottsdale Public Art. 


Follow this project at:
scottsdalepublicartblog.org
1001journals.com/group/scottsdale-public-art
You can participate by adding a journal, by contributing to one (or both). There are three types of journals:

Traveling

This is a journal that is sent by mail to a list of people who sign up. You control how many people can sign up, if it’s open to everyone, or only by invitation, and if there’s a theme.

Location

A journal that stays at one public location, such as a cafe, shop, or bookstore. It should be open to everyone, but they’ll have to visit the location. These should be controlled (not left somewhere), and before placing one at a place of business, make sure to have permission from the owner.

Personal

Your own personal journal that you post to the site to share (you must scan the journal). If you just started one, or have kept them for 35 years, this is your opportunity to share them with the world.

How to Start a Journal

First, get a journal. We recommend a high quality, hard bound journal like those made by Cachet, but it’s all up to you.
Then register on this site, and create a profile. You’ll be able to start journals, or sign up for them as well.
From your profile page, you can launch and edit journals. You can also sign up for other people’s journals. It’s a quick, 3-step process that only takes a few minutes.


How to get involved:



JOURNAL ENTRIES/ IMAGES



If you would like to follow my entries with this project go to MY PAGE .

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ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

May 23, 2011

PVCC SUMMER ART classes start 6/2/2011

Hi everyone,
Summer semester at Paradise Valley community College starts next week. I am teaching following classes:
Painting from Photographs: Oil / Acrylic  class starts next week
Introduction to Oil Painting class starts in 2 weeks
Pen & Ink with Watercolor class starts in 3 weeks
For KIDS Summer Art Adventure (Ages 9-12) class starts in 3 weeks
If you have any questions you can email me!.
Thank you!
Painting from Photographs: Oil / Acrylic  class starts next week
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#
Semester
Location
Delivery
Dates
Days
Times
Instructor
Availability
20159
Summer I 2011
Paradise Valley
Q 151 - Cont. Ed. Art Room
In Person
06/02/2011- 07/21/2011
Th
6:00PM- 9:00PM
Buha
Open
9 of 14 Seats Available
No class May 31, June 7, or July 5.
Class 20159 costs include Main Cont Ed Non Credit Fee: $119.00

Pen & Ink with Watercolor class starts in 3 weeks
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#
Semester
Location
Delivery
Dates
Days
Times
Instructor
Availability
21279
Summer I 2011
Paradise Valley
TBA = to be arranged
In Person
06/16/2011- 07/28/2011
Th
1:00PM- 4:00PM
Buha
Open
10 of 14 Seats Available
    • No Class July 7th. Date has changed from original publication and is accurate as it is seen now.
      Class 21279 costs include Main Cont Ed Non Credit Fee: $109.00
Introduction to Oil Painting class starts in 2 weeks
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, toned ground, all prima painting, working with painting knives and glazing.
Class#
Semester
Location
Delivery
Dates
Days
Times
Instructor
Availability
21278
Summer I 2011
Paradise Valley
Q 151 - Cont. Ed. Art Room
In Person
06/06/2011- 08/01/2011
M
6:00PM- 9:00PM
Buha
Open
14 of 14 Seats Available
    • Class 21278 costs include Main Cont Ed Non Credit Fee: $119.00
Summer Art Adventure (Ages 9-12) class starts in 3 weeks
Anyone can create great artwork! It’s just a matter of learning how to look! We will explore color and shade to make three-dimensional looking objects.  Using simple shapes such as circles, ovals and triangles you will learn to draw animals and people. To help you get proportions exactly right in your art, you will learn how to use the grid. This class is meant to encourage creativity and teach you basic art principles while having fun creating. Materials are included!
Instructor:  Aleksandra Buha
Subject:  Youth Course #200-10018
#20597              Jun 13-23                9am-12pm
Fee: $239           Mon – Thu               UHILLS Q151
#12475             Jul 11-21                    9am-12pm
Fee: $239         Mon – Thu                 BLKMTN109


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ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

May 21, 2011

LIFE DRAWING AT ARIZONA ARTIST GUILD, Phoenix, AZ

 Finally, after months and months of contemplating and planning (unsuccessfully) to attend the AAG life drawing session , I made it to the 7th ave building last Thursday. I was not prepared and ran out of paper but still it was good to be just drawing surrounded by  talented artists.











detail 2011

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ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

March 22, 2011

SPRING CLASSES AT PARADICE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE PHOENIX, AZ

Pen & Ink with Watercolor
Explore and apply different texturing techniques to your work. Use these techniques, brushes and tools separately or combined to produce countless effects. skis while learning exciting mediums.CLASS STARTS NEXT WEEK
Class#
Semester
Location
Delivery
Dates
Days
Times
Instructor
Availability
58864
Spring 2011

Black Mountain Campus, 109

03/31/2011- 05/04/2011
Th
3:30PM- 5:55PM
Buha
Open
8 of 14 Seats Available

    • Class 58864 costs include Black Mtn Cont Ed Fee: $109.00
Painting  Still Life: Oil/Acrylic
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#
Semester
Location
Delivery
Dates
Days
Times
Instructor
Availability
58122
Spring 2011
PVCC
Q 151
In Person
04/16/2011- 05/07/2011
Sat
1:00PM- 4:00PM
Buha
Open
14 of 15 Seats Available

    • Class 58122 costs include Black Mtn Cont Ed Fee: $99.00
Intermediate Painting
 CLASS STARTS NEXT WEEK
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.
Class#
Semester
Location
Delivery
Dates
Days
Times
Instructor
Availability
58127
Spring 2011
Paradise Valley


03/28/2011- 05/02/2011
M
6:30PM- 9:30PM
Buha
Open
15 of 15 Seats Available

    • Class 58127 costs include Main Cont Ed Non Credit Fee: $109.00
CLASS STARTS NEXT WEEK

Class#
Semester
Location
Delivery
Dates
Days
Times
Instructor
Availability
58128
Spring 2011

Black Mountain Campus, 109

03/30/2011- 05/04/2011
W
6:00PM- 9:00PM
Buha
Open
14 of 15 Seats Available

    • Class 58128 costs include Black Mtn Cont Ed Fee: $109.00

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ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

February 27, 2011

Yuma Art Symposium 2011

YUMA ART SYMPOSIUM

Another amazing 4 days in Yuma, AZ
PIN EXCHANGE 
covering cardboard with layers of paint




sketching in the face with sharpie

fascinated by faces

a box full of pins

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ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

January 22, 2011

NEW BUILDING "Q"! for NON CREDIT art classes at PVCC

NEW Building for Continuing Education at PVCC!
Non-credit art classes have moved to Q Building. Check out the new space. Amazing and spacious.





Just loving the natural light coming in. A lot more space. Sparkling clean. Totally amazing room to create in.






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ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

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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