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.
For a list of classes, click here
 

WW-16-18 Wine and Watercolor with John Erwin

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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.

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All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | August 16, 2018 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: August 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

BF-18-18 Encaustic for Beginners with Bela Fidel

ENCAUSTIC FOR BEGINNERS with Bela Fidel

In this two-day workshop students will become acquainted with the inherent luminosity of encaustic and the beauty of its layers, additions, subtractions and heat manipulation for special effects.read more

Thursday & Friday  |  10:00am - 4:00pm

August 30 & 31, 2018  |  2 days 

$210, plus $40 materials fee paid to the instructor on first day.

Price: $210.00

Date: August 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

DM-02-18 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 September 1, 2018| 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | 1 Session

Workshop Fee: $70

Materials Fee: $25 paid to instructor 

 

Price: $70.00

Date: September 1, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

MK-08-18 Intro to Asian Brush Painting Featuring Wisteria with Martha Klare

INTRO TO ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING FEATURING WISTERIA with Martha Klare

Come relax and learn to paint the colorful wisteria with an Asian flair. Using traditional brush painting paper and brushes we will explore some of the fundamental techniques and principles relating to the wisteria and other subject matter. You will also see how the power of “being in the present” relates to your strokes. Each piece of work you create is a reflection of your unique ch’i (energy, spirit) in that moment of time and can never be repeated.   This is a fun way to learn about this unique art form and enhance your ability to “let go” at the same time.read more

Levels

September 8, 2018  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   |  $70, plus a $15 materials fee payable directly to the instructor on the first day of class.

Price: $70.00

Date: September 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

WW-17-18 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 | September 13, 2018 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: September 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 16

KE-03-18 Family Photo Night with Kay Eskridge

FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT with Kay Eskridge

Both parents and adults are invited to attend this hands-on class will begin with a tutorial on the technical aspects of photography. Families will have a blast learning to pose for group photos. Topics covered will include vacation photos (scenic and portrait), capturing better action photos, and figuring out “what went wrong” on the photos they have already taken. read more

All Levels

No Materials Fee

Thursday, September 20, 2018  |  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  | 1 session | $20

Price: $20.00

Date: September 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

JGP-24 Introduction to Oil Painting with Julie Gilbert Pollard

Introduction to Oil Painting with Julie Gilbert Pollard

If you have wanted to try out oil painting before investing in the supplies, this is the workshop for you! All paint, brushes and one small canvas, plus a few miscellaneous necessary painting supplies will be furnished for the day of the workshop*.  You will need to bring minimal supplies such as paper towels, apron, etc.  A list of supplies will be available upon registration.read more

All Levels
Saturdays | September 22 & 29, 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm | 2 sessions

$210.  *No need to invest in oil painting supplies! Supplies for the day are available for a $15 fee

Price: $210.00

Date: September 22, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

MK-09-18 Pumpkins with Attitude - Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

PUMPKINS WITH ATTITUDE - ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING with Martha Klare

Cool fall weather brings festivities, fun, playfulness and PUMPKINS!

Release your cool weather energy as you learn to paint gnarly pumpkins with Asian flair. Using Asian style paper and brushes we will explore some of the fundamental techniques and principles of Brush Painting.   You will experience how your unique ch’i (energy, spirit) of the moment is reflected in each piece you create with this style of painting. Join us …..and bring a fall fun attitude!read more

All Levels

October 6, 2018  |  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: October 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 7

JKM-12-18 Day of the Dead Skulls - Ceramic Workshop with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

DAY OF THE DEAD SKULLS - CERAMIC WORKSHOP with Jane Kelsey-Mapel

Dia De Los Muertos (in English, Day of the Dead) is a joyous Mexican holiday when families come together to remember and celebrate their deceased loved ones. Following in this tradition, participants will create colorful ceramic skulls inspired by the sugar skulls made for Day of the Dead celebrations. The first day of the workshop will be spent working in wet clay. Jane will discuss the basic structure of the head and will demonstrate hand building and decorating techniques. The skulls will be bisque fired and students will return for a half day class to apply the final surface color. The pieces will be glaze fired and ready for pick up after the workshop.

Jane Kelsey-Mapel creates narrative ceramic figure sculpture. She holds a B.A. degree in Art from Arizona State University and an M.F.A. 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, October 13 & 20, 2018
October 13: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  October 20: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2 sessions
$140. plus $25 materials fee (includes clay, glazes, firing)

Price: $140.00

Date: October 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

WW-18-18 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 | October 18, 2018 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: October 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 17

KE-04-18 Family Photo Night with Kay Eskridge

FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT with Kay Eskridge

Both parents and adults are invited to attend this hands-on class will begin with a tutorial on the technical aspects of photography. Families will have a blast learning to pose for group photos. Topics covered will include vacation photos (scenic and portrait), capturing better action photos, and figuring out “what went wrong” on the photos they have already taken.read more

All Levels

No Materials Fee

Thursday, October 25, 2018  |  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  | 1 session | $20

Price: $20.00

Date: October 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

PW-01-18 Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement with Ping Wei

IKEBANA: JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT with Ping Wei 

During this workshop, offered by international Ikebana artist Ping Wei, students will learn the art of Japanese flower arranging, where the process is as important as the resulting arrangement.  In Ikebana, the learning does not come from merely memorizing the basics, but also from the process where students begin to attune to their inner selves, to the flowers and branches they are touching, to the surroundings that envelope them, and by extension to the world in which they exist.

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All Levels

Saturday  |  12:00 pm - 2:00pm

October 27, 2018

$50, plus $20 materials fee

Price: $50.00

Date: October 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

BF-19-18 Encaustic Mixed Media with Bela Fidel

ENCAUSTIC MIXED MEDIA with Bela Fidel

In this 1-day workshop Bela brings her experience with many textural techniques incorporating art- and non-art-related materials. You will learn how they can be used with Encaustics, thus greatly enhancing the use of this fascinating medium.

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Friday  |  10:00am - 4:00pm

November 2, 2018  

$105, plus $40 materials fee paid to the instructor on first day.

Price: $105.00

Date: November 2, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

KE-05-18 Family Photo Night with Kay Eskridge

FAMILY PHOTO NIGHT with Kay Eskridge

Both parents and adults are invited to attend this hands-on class will begin with a tutorial on the technical aspects of photography. Families will have a blast learning to pose for group photos. Topics covered will include vacation photos (scenic and portrait), capturing better action photos, and figuring out “what went wrong” on the photos they have already taken.read more

All Levels

No Materials Fee

Thursday, November 8, 2018  |  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.  | 1 session | $20

Price: $20.00

Date: November 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

SO-01-18 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

November 10, 2018  |  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.   

Price: $70.00

Date: November 10, 2018

Available Spaces: 8

CR-01-18 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

December 8, 2018 | 10a.m. - 4p.m.
1 session
$105 plus $15 materials fee 

Price: $105.00

Date: December 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

PW-02-19 Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arrangement with Ping Wei

 

IKEBANA: JAPANESE FLOWER ARRANGEMENT with Ping Wei 

During this workshop, offered by international Ikebana artist Ping Wei, students will learn the art of Japanese flower arranging, where the process is as important as the resulting arrangement.  In Ikebana, the learning does not come from merely memorizing the basics, but also from the process where students begin to attune to their inner selves, to the flowers and branches they are touching, to the surroundings that envelope them, and by extension to the world in which they exist.

During this relaxing workshop students will feel their creativity blossom. Class will begin with Ping providing a verbal history of the art of Ikebana. He will discuss that the art form takes root in the concept of simplicity, and that there is an emphasis on lines and the use of space. After a demonstration by Ping, students will make their own, original Ikebana arrangement. The workshop will conclude with a thoughtful critique of each student’s arrangement.

Participants are asked to bring their own small or medium-sized vase or vessel for their design.

Ping Wei started his Sogetsu Ikebana study in 2003 under Yukiko Kimoto sensei in Phoenix. His current teacher’s ranking is first grade Somu. He travels to Japan to further his studies at Sogetsu headquarters in Tokyo, and also attends Sogetsu Ikebana master teacher’s workshops in the United States yearly.

 

 

 

 

All Levels

Saturday  |  12:00 pm - 2:00pm

January 12, 2019

$50, plus $20 materials fee

Price: $50.00

Date: January 12, 2019

Available Spaces: 10

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: 2