lou teaching Tubac School of Fine art

Tubac Art Academy is now Tubac School of Fine Art. Lou Maestas, who died recently, started the school in June 2016, offering lessons to help students succeed in drawing and painting. He immediately enrolled 30 students and began fine-tuning operations, including installation of wide-screen video and recording technology, offering every student an outstanding view of his hands-on instruction and demos. Numerous artists and art teachers also utilized the school to offer their own classes, thereby building a thriving art eduction environment serving the interests of those interested in the many art forms.

Lou's teaching experience was extensive, having owned and operated Art Masters Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico from 1986 - 97 with 17 teachers offering a full curriculum in Fine Arts. He previously taught art full-time at Clarke County Community College, Las Vegas, Nevada from 1975 - 82, substantially increasing its enrollment. His teaching style included discussion of spiritual and art philosophy, creativity, art theory and technique, and included the requisite student critiques, numerous demos and seminars.

A  dedicated Lou Maestas student, Leslie Miller, will head up the re-incarnated version of the school. She learned well from the old master rub-out artist and fully intends to fulfill his vision of building a creative art nucleus where artists, art teachers and their students will constitute a new art education reality for the community. With her energy and enthusiasm fused with a well defined organization regimen, her and Lou's many fellow artists and students aim to see Lou's school become a major art education venue in southern Arizona.