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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WW-20-18 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.read more

All Levels
Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm | December 13, 2018 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: December 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

MK-10-18 Holiday Poinsettias - Asian Brush Painting with Martha Klare

HOLIDAY POINSETTIAS - ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING with Martha Klare

Get in the Holiday Spirit with art! This half-day workshop will focus on the Poinsettia, which has become a multicultural symbol of the winter holidays. 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 Poinsettia to take home. (And a color copy on glossy paper can easily be turned into an elegant and personal holiday card. ) This is a fun way to exercise your creativity and get in the Holiday spirit 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 in the form of posters, framed images, greeting cards, and other.

All Levels

December 15, 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: December 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

DH-04-19 DIAMOND IN THE DESERT – Basic Mosaic Mirrors with Dave Hanson

DIAMOND IN THE DESERT - BASIC MOSAIC MIRRORS with Dave Hanson

Stained glass comes in a dazzling array of colors – arrange pieces side-by-side in a mosaic pattern and pick the right grout color, and even a simple design will burst into bloom!  In this basic two-day workshop students will create a mosaic mirror while exploring the power of contrasting colors and learning how a subtle variation in materials can add depth and amplify light-play.  As a twist, students will use a diamond-shaped mirror on a rectangular board – a deceptively simple change that will make your project even more unique.

The second day's focus will be on choosing the grout color to make each project pop, then grouting it, and taking it home.

A $15 supplies fee includes use of tools, an 8”x11” jigsawed board with mirror attached, as well as adhesives and a wide variety of glass, beads, colored mirror, iridescent and dichroic glass.

 

All Levels
January 5 & 12, 2018  | 2 sessions | $140 | $15 materials fee paid directly to instructor
Saturday | January 5, 2018 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday | January 12, 2018 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Price: $140.00

Date: January 5, 2019

Available Spaces: 6

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: 4

WW-21-19 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 | January 17, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: January 17, 2019

Available Spaces: 17

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

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 21, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: February 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

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: 5

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 21, 2019 | 1 session

$25 per person

Price: $25.00

Date: March 21, 2019

Available Spaces: 18

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

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