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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 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


Original Artwork. Art Classes. Inspiration. 
ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

September 04, 2012

 Artwork- Drawings on Paper

colored pencil on paper
8x10in
2012
$175

'O"
colored pencil on paper
8x10in
2012
$175


Original Artwork. Art Classes. Inspiration.
 ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

Colored Pencil Drawings September 2012

 Colored Pencil Drawings
Inspiration
 Recently, I spent some time in San Diego with friends. We visited a local outdoor market/ swap mart and browsed for hours. We did not buy much , but I found a lot of inspiration in stands that were selling all kinds of dolls. I decided to go with colored pencils and am planning on doing a whole series. Surface used black drawing  paper.

ARTWORK 
starting with yellowish ochre                    blocking out the layout                   using white to create contrast


working with blue toestablish background color 
adding base yellow to allow for lighter tones to come on top
making sure that there is color throughout the whole drawing


 Final Result
"O"
 colored pencil on paper 
10x8 in
2012
$175
Original Artwork. Art Classes. Inspiration. 
ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

June 18, 2012

Colored Pencils on Paper 2012 June

 COLORED PENCILS - Work on paper 


                   I guess, not having time to work in oil, made me think of other media. I found a pretty portable solution to my " art time crunch" by using colored pencils. I have always liked them but somehow never really produced"finished" pieces but more for sketching.

                    I enjoy the immediacy of mark making that colored pencils leave on paper and their linear, gestural quality. I decided to work on colored paper as well.  Inspiration came from my recent trips to Yuma and its antique and thrift store and their displays of dolls and trinkets.
 initial sketch


 After some modeling with darker color, 
I added white colored pencil 
on a salmon-colored paper

Slowly, I have brought in
 some orange and red pigment 
to warm up the image
To balance the values , I put some black colored
pencil for my darkest values and
layered it with red in some places.

               I have a whole series in mind. Paper size is 9x12 inches and it has texture
(thus the little bumps you might see ).

FINISHED ARTWORK

 "Dolls and a Cookie Jar"
colored pencil on paper
9x12 in
2012
Collection of Ms.K. Dinnis

Original Artwork. Art Classes. Inspiration. 
ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

April 09, 2012

 NEW Original Watercolor on paper Works!


                 I have been slowly trying to paint more at home and using watercolor ( less prep and clean up) is the perfect way for me to get my feet wet. I have been teaching 4 classes a week this semester and being surrounded by creativity made me even more impatient.

 watercolor on paper 2012 $250

watercolor on paper 2012 $250

 watercolor on paper 2012 $250

Here are a couple of watercolor pieces I  created in the last couple of days. Photos I took in February in Yuma, Arizona and was excited by their color.



Original Artwork. Art Classes. Inspiration.
 ALEKSANDRA BUHA Fine Art Studio

March 21, 2012

Watercolor Paintings
"Evening with Mademioiselle"
 watercolor on paper 2012 $175

"Profile of a Woman" watercolor on paper 2012 $175
"Girl with a Hat" watercolor on paper 2012 $175



Original Artwork. Art Classes. Inspiration. 
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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