Workshops

Below is a list of our current workshops. To register, click “register now” below each listing.
Please review our registration policy prior to registering.
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BB-12-19 Introduction to Oil and Cold Wax Medium with Barbara Bagan

INTRODUCTION TO OIL AND COLD WAX MEDIUM: Tools, Techniques, Textures, and More with Barbara Bagan

In this workshop artists will be introduced to the basics, and beyond, regarding the tools, techniques, and methods of creating with oil paints and cold wax medium.   The layers of oil paints and cold wax are applied, scratched, scrapped, pressed, or gently layered in either a planned or intuitive way to create exciting textures, expressive marks, and unique surfaces.

We will play, experiment, and create opportunities for happy accidents which occur almost effortlessly when oil paints and cold wax are combined.

For beginners through advance artists. Bring your curiosity, an open mind, and a creative attitude.

 

Barbara Bagan is an experienced and knowledgeable instructor.  She is a member of several local art organizations, has taught university and studio courses, as well as designed and conducted various expressive art programs and workshops.  After recently retiring as Professor in Charge of Expressive Arts Therapy at Ottawa University in Phoenix, she is now focusing her time on her art and teaching.  She exhibits locally and nationally and locally and has garnered awards and recognition for her watercolors, acrylics, alcohol inks, and pastels.

 

Saturday | January 26, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | 1 session | $105 |  $20 materials fee

Price: $105.00

Date: January 26, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

SO-02-19 The Art of Zentangle with Suzanne O'Malley

The Art of Zentangle with Suzanne O'Malley

The meditative art of Zentangle will be explored in this 1-day Saturday workshop. Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art, created through a very specific method, to form structured patterns on a square paper tile. The patterns will unfold before the very eyes of the student as she becomes completely engrossed in “artistic meditation.”  read more

All Levels

No Materials Fee

February 9, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   

Price: $70.00

Date: February 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 4

MK-11-19 Sunny Sunflowers - Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

SUNNY SUNFLOWERS - ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING with Martha Klare

The days are longer and that means more sunny hours!   Celebrate by painting Sunflowers! Capture the essence of this flower and the season using Asian Brush Painting techniques and materials, while learning some basics of the ancient, meditative, yet spontaneous art form.  Each piece you create is a reflection of your unique ch’i (energy, spirit) in that moment of time and can never be repeated.   You will have the opportunity to create your own variations of the Sunflower to take home. This is a fun way to exercise your creativity and celebrate our longer, sunny days while exploring basics of Asian Brush Painting.

 

All levels welcome.

 

$20.00 materials fee payable (cash or check) in class.

 

Note: You will be working with ink and pigments that do not wash out. Please dress accordingly.

About the instructor: Martha began brush painting over 25 years ago.   She has had the opportunity to study under several brush painters of distinction in various parts of the US as well as China.   Her work has been sold internationally by several publishers as posters, framed images, greeting cards, and other.

All Levels

February 23, 2019  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   |  $70, plus a $20 materials fee payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Price: $70.00

Date: February 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 7

WW-22-19 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.read more

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | February 28, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: February 28, 2019

Available Spaces: 12

CR-02-18 Silk Painting: Line, Shape, and Brilliant Color with Cheri Reckers

SILK PAINTING: LINE, SHAPE, AND BRILLIANT COLORS with Cheri Reckers 

Experience the art of silk painting as you create a one-of-a-kind scarf, wall hanging or table runner on 8” x 54” silk habotai. Learn how to use water-based resist to draw on the silk and mix your own custom dye colors. We’ll discuss design placement, color usage and adding texture with salts. The processes of steaming (to set the dye) and washing out the finished pieces will also be covered.

Bring your own simple design or use one of the instructor’s.

No experience is necessary. Just come and have fun!read more

All Levels

March 2, 2019 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
1 session
$90  plus $15 materials fee 

Price: $90.00

Date: March 2, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

BB-13-19 Introduction to Oil and Cold Wax Medium with Barbara Bagan

INTRODUCTION TO OIL AND COLD WAX MEDIUM: Tools, Techniques, Textures, and More with Barbara Bagan

In this workshop artists will be introduced to the basics, and beyond, regarding the tools, techniques, and methods of creating with oil paints and cold wax medium.   The layers of oil paints and cold wax are applied, scratched, scrapped, pressed, or gently layered in either a planned or intuitive way to create exciting textures, expressive marks, and unique surfaces.

We will play, experiment, and create opportunities for happy accidents which occur almost effortlessly when oil paints and cold wax are combined.

For beginners through advance artists. Bring your curiosity, an open mind, and a creative attitude.

 

Barbara Bagan is an experienced and knowledgeable instructor.  She is a member of several local art organizations, has taught university and studio courses, as well as designed and conducted various expressive art programs and workshops.  After recently retiring as Professor in Charge of Expressive Arts Therapy at Ottawa University in Phoenix, she is now focusing her time on her art and teaching.  She exhibits locally and nationally and locally and has garnered awards and recognition for her watercolors, acrylics, alcohol inks, and pastels.

 

Saturday | March 9, 2019 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | 1 session | $105 |  $20 materials fee

Price: $105.00

Date: March 9, 2019

Available Spaces: 0

WW-23-19 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.read more

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | March 28, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: March 28, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

DM-04-19 Photographic Processes with David Miller

   

PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES with David Miller 

This Photographic Processes workshop will cover four methods of transferring your photographic images onto a variety of surfaces, including watercolor paper and ceramic tile, to create a one-of-a-kind work of art with a beautiful weathered look that can be left on its own or turned into part of your mixed-media art projects.  Materials provided with a $25 supply fee.

Saturday, March 30, 2019| 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | 1 Session

Workshop Fee: $70

Materials Fee: $25 paid to instructor 

 

Price: $70.00

Date: March 30, 2019

Available Spaces: 8

LT-05-19 Fused Glass Jewelry for Beginners with Lauren Toth

FUSED GLASS JEWELRY FOR BEGINNERS with Lauren Toth

Learn how to design beautiful, colorful cabachons to be used in pendants, earrings and pins. You will be taught the tips and tricks of successful jewelry making using both dichroic and regular glass. Each student will be able to make as many pieces as will fit on a 7” x 7” kiln shelf on the first day.  On day two you will be surprised to see and work with what you made the class before. You will work with your pieces adding bails and findings to finish them off using cold fusing techniques.  We will also discuss what worked and what didn’t along with seeing other glass jewelry made with techniques beyond the scope of this workshop. Bring a chain or cord so you can wear your own special piece home. Extra chain, cords and ribbons will be made available for purchase if so desired.

No prior experience necessary, but those with experience are welcome.  Workshop includes use of fuse glass tools, equipment and kiln firing to complete an original glass design.  System 96 COE glass will be used in this workshop.A $35 materials fee paid directly to the instructor covers all glass materials for the workshop.

(Safety NOTE: Students are required to wear closed toe shoes for this workshop.)

 

Saturday, April 13, 2019 |  10:00am - 4:00pm

Workshop Wrap-up on Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

No one under the age of 18 permitted unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.  If under 18, no glass cutting or grinding will be allowed.  No one under the age of 13 allowed.

Workshop fee: $140

Materials fee: $35 paid directly to instructor on first day

Price: $140.00

Date: April 13, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

WW-24-19 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.read more

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | April 18, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: April 18, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

SH-87-19 Exploring Alcohol Ink with Sue Hunter

EXPLORING ALCOHOL INKS with Sue Hunter

Have fun experimenting with the many techniques to be explored while working with alcohol ink! Alcohol ink on Yupo paper produces brilliant colors, unexpected results and unlimited possibilities.  Get ready to loosen up and let this medium take flight! Witness how the inks work into magical shapes and forms by using tar gel and molding paste.

Each process will be demonstrated by the instructor, and samples of finished works shown.

 

 

*Inks can stain clothing and hands. Please wear appropriate attire and bring latex or rubber gloves.

All Levels 

Saturday  |  11:00 am - 3:00 pm 

April 27, 2019  | 1 Session  |  $70, Materials Fee: $20 paid directly to instructor

Price: $70.00

Date: April 27, 2019

Available Spaces: 9

JKM-12-19 Making Faces with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

 

MAKING FACES - A CERAMIC SCULPTURAL WORKSHOP with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

This class will be a fun hands-on exploration of faces, human or animal and as representational or as whimsical as you like! The first day of class will be spent working in wet clay. Jane will discuss basic anatomy and proportions and will demonstrate slab building and modeling techniques. The pieces will be bisque fired and students will return for a half day class to apply the final surface color. Underglazes will be used as stains and washes similar to watercolor. The pieces will be glaze fired and ready for pick up after the workshop.

Jane Kelsey-Mapel is an Arizona artist known for her narrative ceramic figure sculptures. She holds a bachelor's degree in Art from Arizona State University and a master's degree in Ceramics from the University of North Texas. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections and has been featured in U.S. and international publications.

All Levels

Saturdays, May 11 & 18, 2019
May 11: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  May 18: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2 sessions
$140 plus $25 materials fee (includes clay, glazes, firing)

Price: $140.00

Date: May 11, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

WW-25-19 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

JE Family Fun 1

Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

Join us for a fun night of watercolor painting with John Erwin.  Be surprised what you can learn in just a few creative hours.  Enjoy a lighthearted atmosphere while learning something new. You will leave with a beautiful completed painting.read more

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | May 23, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: May 23, 2019

Available Spaces: 18