Tubac Golf Resort and Spa Combines Vacation with Fine Art Featuring an Artist Retreat and Watercolor Classes

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Professional Artist Patience Heyl will lead The Ultimate Tubac Artist Retreat, February 3-6, teaching plein air and still life painting. Roberta Rogers will be conducting watercolor classes on February 22 and March 1, all in the Arizona's favorite artists' village, Tubac, at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa.

Artist, Patience Heyl

"We're thrilled to have two amazing artist's teach at the resort," Patti Todd, PR director commented. "Tubac is inspirational and the perfect location for art retreats and classes."

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The Tubac Golf Resort and Spa will combine leisure with fine art, in three exciting events coming up in 2013. Patience Heyl will present The Tubac Ultimate Art Retreat from February 3-6, and Roberta Rogers will present two watercolor experiences; Escape Winter with Wonderful Colors on February 22 and Where Art & History Meet on March 1, 2013.

After vacationing at the Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, Patience Heyl found the resort a perfect place to host one of her Ultimate Art Retreats. Patience, now approaching her 13th year as the Resident Artist at the famous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, invites you to attend this special Oil Painting Retreat, promising it will be beyond compare. Patience is recognized as a Professional Artist by collectors throughout the USA, Europe and Mexico. She began her instructional career at the Instituto Allende in San Miquel de Allende, Mexico, followed by 30-years teaching in Wisconsin, Florida, California, and Colorado. She is a proud member of the Oil Painters of America. Patience’s work may be viewed at Cobalt Fine Art Gallery in Tubac, Arizona and at the Hunter-Wolff Gallery in Colorado.

The Tubac Ultimate Art Retreat includes a welcome reception followed by daily instruction from 9am to 4pm, to include demonstrations in both plein air and still life. Lunch is provided each day. On Monday, after a morning of painting, artists visit the village of Tubac for an instructional tour highlighting the Cobalt Fine Art Gallery. Artist tuition is $475. Guestrooms rates are $149-$179 plus tax and resort fee per day. Attendees may wish to extend their stay and attend the 54th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts. For more information, contact Patience Heyl at (719) 630.3729 or (719) 338.0081.

Renowned local watercolorist Roberta Rogers has been an Arizona resident since 1970, first in Flagstaff and now in Tubac. She specializes in watercolor landscapes and buildings of the southwest. Her work is recognized by its sparkling color, attention to detail, and remarkable views of subject matter. A third generation watercolorist, Roberta holds a Master’s Degree in Art from California State University at Fresno. She is a juried member of the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society and a member of the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. The Roberta Rogers Gallery is located in Tubac, Arizona. Her work is found in private and corporate collections, and is available in many Arizona galleries.                                                                        

Roberta’s classes, Escape Winter with Wonderful Colors on February 22 and Where Art & History Meet on March 1, are from 9am to 12noon and are designed for all skill levels. These classes are presented by the Tubac Center of the Arts and the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. For more information, contact the Tubac Center of the Arts at 520.398.2371.

In the 1950’s Tubac was discovered by a small group of artists who found that the area had ‘the light’, that allusive quality so rarely found. Today many artists call Tubac their home, including Nicholas Wilson, Roberta Rogers, Fred Collins, David Voisard, Ana Thompson and Carolyn Wayland. A sampling of their work and more information about these fine artists may be seen at http://www.PattiToddPublicRelations.com. World-renowned galleries dot the village including Cobalt Fine Art Gallery, Roberta Rogers Watercolors Gallery, Turquoise Tortoise Rogoway Gallery and K. Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden.

The Tubac Golf Resort and Spa has long featured the art of leisure with its 27-hole championship golf course, boutique spa, 98-hacienda style guest rooms and scenic setting. Whether you are visiting for a family vacation, a golf getaway or a spa vacation, art must be a part of your itinerary. The Tubac Golf Resort and Spa is located at One Otero Drive, Tubac, AZ. 85646, just 35-minutes from Tucson, Arizona. For more information, call 520.398.2211 or visit http://www.TubacGolfResort.com.

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