Tony Armendariz WORKSHOPS
May 31, Jun 1 & 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration $270 due by May 15
Mail to Marilyn Fuerstenberg, N7557 Kame Ct., Whitewater, WI 53190

  • Day One: Tony will conduct a quick demo to get things going in the morning. Students will then work on their own version in full color.

  • Day Two: Tony will demo and we will continue to work on the figurative painting.

  • Day Three: students will work with their own supplied reference on a painting or one supplied by Tony. A group critique will follow lunch.

This is a general schedule outline. Students may also bring their own material to work from.
Artists will need to bring their own supplies for painting. Main basic supplies needed

  • Medium sized (#12-14) round and flat (1”) brushes for most of the painting. Smaller detail brushes or larger brushes are fine also.

  • Pigments you will need: Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Scarlet Lake/Winsor Red, Cadmium Orange, Sepia, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Payne’s Grey

  • Cold Press (preferred) watercolor paper, 140 or 300Ib. % or % sheet.

For more info contact Marilyn at

About Tony Armendariz


Born in and raised in Chicago to a graphic arts family, Tony attended the American Academy of Art where he studied under renowned watercolor instructor Irving Shapiro.

Prior to graduation from the Academy, Tony began a twenty two year career in the corporate world in which he worked as an illustrator, graphic artist and web designer. In 2007 Tony left the corporate world to pursue his interests in watercolor painting and teaching.

Tony is a signature member of six national artistic societies and for the last ten years has served as the director of the Illinois Watercolor Society.

Tony has won many awards including an Artistic Project Grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2014. Tony has also participated in many local and national juried exhibitions and has exhibited his work in many group and solo shows. He currently lives and teaches from his studio in Palatine, Illinois. His work is currently represented by the Hilliard Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri.


My paintings are portraits of timeworn structures and people in the urban landscape. Through a representational style, my intent is that the subjects convey a variety of stories told over years of life and work. By placing the viewer up close into the immediate space of the subject, I prompt them to establish a personal connection to these stories.

Through the use of high contrasts, intense sunlight, and desolate settings, a pensive mood is evoked in the work. Some of the subjects’ stories are quiet and simple, and yet some are dramatic and profound. When painting urban scenes, the aging man-made structures I depict are often decaying, but my goal is to present them with dignity.


“Cuban Man”

“Cuban Man”

“Shapes of Color”

“Shapes of Color”

“A Classic SHE B”

“A Classic SHE B”