Sedona residents and newcomers alike look to Sedona Arts Center for their introduction to and ongoing involvement in the arts. The School of the Arts programming is designed to reach out to all aspiring artists and students - all ages and levels of learning. Ongoing instruction is available in a variety of mediums. Taking classes on our campus in Uptown Sedona affords the opportunity not only to explore the arts, but also to meet new neighbors and immerse yourself in the Sedona arts community. These classes have a membership discount and are offered on an ongoing or year-round basis.

   Ceramics & Sculpture
The Sedona Arts Center’s ceramic department operates free from the constraints of grades and benefits from the talents of its ceramic faculty and assistants as well as nationally recognized guest instructors. This combination allows our department to offer flexible and diverse programming in both traditional and contemporary techniques.

Ceramics For All Levels
Dennis Ott
$220 / members $202 | 6 Sessions: Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays

Through demonstration and one-on-one instruction, students will learn to throw a variety of forms on the potter’s wheel or techniques to create hand-built works. Slab roller, extruder and forms are also available to create functional and decorative pieces. Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings and glazes, and one open studio session per week.

Beginning Wheel Work
Richard Bayles
$220 / members $202| 6 Session: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon

This course is designed for those who are new to wheel work and is open to ages 12 through adult. Small class size ensures that each student receives personalized instruction and encouragement for a hands-on experience that will bring out the potter in you! Tuition includes the first 25-pound bag of clay, firings, use of tools and glazes, and one open studio session per week.

Hand building Ceramics
Suzy Allan | $220 / members $202
Multiple Dates: Aug 30–Oct 4 | Oct 11–Nov 15 | Nov 22–Dec 27 | Jan 3–Feb 7, 2017 | Feb 14–Mar 21, 2017

Come play in the clay! Tap into your creative self and experience various hand building techniques. Make bowls, boxes, sculptures, tiles, using slabs, molds, and textures. The possibilities are endless. Open to all levels, beginners welcome! Tuesdays 1–4pm

   Painting & Drawing

Painting For All Levels
Gretchen Lopez | $95 / members $85 | Fridays, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Multiple Dates: February 10 or 24 / March 10 or 24 / April 21 / May 5 or 19 /
June 9 or 23 / July 14 or 28 / August 11 or 25

Gain the confidence to be a painter! From the beginning to the experienced student , this one-day class in oil or acrylic will guide and teach students how to approach the painting process with confidence, while exploring the basics of value-pattern, composition and color. Students may work from life and/or photos. Instructor demonstrations and lots of individual attention provided. Students should take a drawing class prior to attempting painting...

   Life Drawing

Open Studio Monday Life Drawing Group
Short & Long Pose Sessions

$10-$15, depending on number of participants. Bring your own supplies. Easels provided. Please RSVP in advance so we know how many easels to set up and to make sure that the group is meeting. All skill levels welcome.Weekly host and model is performance artist and artists’ model, Pash Galbavy, www.artofpash.com. Works from the group are regularly highlighted on the Art of Pash Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/artofpash.
RSVP to pash@artofpash.com or 928 284-4021.

SHORT POSE SESSION - Every Monday, 10 am–1 pm
Format includes 2 to 5 minute gestures followed by 20 minute poses that are determined through group input.

LONG POSE SESSION - Last Monday of the month only, 2 pm–5 pm
Format includes one pose for entire session.

   Crash Courses

Drawing Crash Course
Vince Fazio | $120 / members $108.00
March 6–15 / June 5–14 | Mondays & Wednesdays, 5–8 pm

Whether interested in a refresher course or drawing for the first time, this course will provide the foundations of drawing and the language of graphite pencil. Vince Fazio teaches the most essential things: how to really see a subject and begin to depict it.

Glazing Crash Course - "Glaze Your Way to a Beautiful Painting"
Cyndi Thau | Multiple Dates: Feb 14–23, | April 18–27, | June 6–15, | July 18–27
(4 sessions) $145 / members $133 | Tuesdays and Thursdays 1–4 p.m.

All materials included

Color, Light, Shadow, Translucency - These are the ingredients that we will work with to create a beautiful painting for you to take home. Our subject will be flowers and using the glazing technique we will apply thin layer upon layer of oil paint to achieve the depth and translucency associated with all things in nature.

Luscious Abstractions
Julie Bernstein Engelmann | $130 / members $118
Multiple Dates: February 4–5 / March 25–26 / April 17–18 / May 22–23

Meets 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
/ All materials included

Explore abstraction rich with depth and drama! Julie's layering technique gives you a powerful foundation for abstract painting and helps you avoid many pitfalls. Combine luscious "happy accident" with strong composition to create exciting paintings that surprise you with the freedom of your own artistic expression.

iPhoneography Crash Course
Kelli Klymenko | $110 / members $100.00 | 9 am–3 pm

iPhoneography 1.0: Mulitple Dates: February 25 | April 1 | May 27 | June 17

The tools are in your pocket. In today’s technological world, even professional photographers and artists are recognizing the iPhone as a useful photographic tool. In this workshop you will learn how to shoot, edit and share remarkable landscapes, portraits and the macro world around you with ease.

Essential Photoshop for the Photographer
Rob Portil | Mulitple Dates: March 21–30 | May 6–14, 2017
Tuition: Member: $118.00 | Non-member: $130 / All levels

This online course is for photographer?s wishing to learn to fully utilize Photoshop to process and enhance their photos.Rob will teach beginning or intermediate Photoshop users, and guide you from beginning through advanced aspects of Photoshop that are needed for producing the kind of images that you can be proud of..

Youtube Production Crash Course
Bryan Reinhart | $130 / members $118.00
May 6–7, 2017Saturday & Sunday, 9am–4pm

Google is looking for better quality videos to broadcast and promote their youtube network. Stars have been born and successful shows launched from home-made youtube productions. Instructor Bryan Reinhart will use his 30 years plus as a professional filmmaker and...

Basics of Painting Crash Course
Gretchen Lopez | April 15–16 / June 10–11
Tuition: $130 (Members $118) | All materials included

Get to know your brushes and how they can work for you, with a bolder and looser approach to painting. If you want to loosen up and learn to build your skills of observation, this crash course is for you. Learn how simple shapes and a limited palette of color, can help build a landscape. Students will leave with small studies and a finished painting, and also with the inspiration to paint more. With materials included all barriers have been removed so that you can explore the fun of painting! All you bring is yourself and clothing that you could get some paint on!

The Fundamentals of Art with Joella Jean Mahoney
Art as Biography, February 18–19 | The Art Experience, March 6–15 |
Abstracting the Landscape, March 18–19
: $225 each

No experience is required for these unique courses with master teacher and artist, Joella Jean Mahoney. Joella will guide you through a process of collage and spontaneous painting in Art as Biography; learn hands-on elements and principles of design in The Art Experience; and learn to Abstract the Landscape using oil pastels.

Acrylics Crash Course
Claudia Hartley | March 21–30 / June 24–25
Tuition: $145 (Members $133) | All materials included

Using photos or still life, students will learn how to create an exciting and successful painting using acrylics. Class will learn how to plan a good composition and how to mix good clean colors. Claudia will guide you in good drawing for painting while headed toward a modern style. Be willing to experiment!

   Art & Wine

Fun with Art and Wine
Melanie and Brian Gold | 6:00–8:00 p.m. | $35
One-Day Class, Dates Available: Oct 7, 28, Nov 11, Dec 2, 16

This is a fun two-hour adventure for those who like wine but may know nothing about making a painting. You will be led through creating a 12x16 acrylic painting on canvas in a step-by-step process... Must be 21 or over to participate.

   The Business of Art

The Business of Art
Free for Members | $10 for non-members

To help develop our creative community in 2017, the Arts Center is offering a series of free "Business of the Arts" workshops that cover all sorts of essential topics. All of the Business of the Arts sessions are free for Sedona Arts Center members, or $10 per session for non-members. Call our office today to sign up and reserve your place: 928-282-3809!

   Private Classes

Private classes can be arranged on YOUR schedule! Visit our website in the “Weekly Classes/Private Classes” section to explore the possibilities in various mediums and learn how to contact artists directly to make an arrangement that suits your needs. Some projects or
experiences can be completed in as little as a couple hours and usually the artist can supply the needed materials and tools.




Private Instructors

Libby Caldwell Creative Journaling
Christine Debrosky Painting, Pastel or Oils
Cody DeLong Studio Paitning or Drawing
Richard Drayton Prismacolor Pencil Drawing
Julie Bernstein Engelmann Abstract Acrylic Painting
Kate Hawkes Writing, Acting
Michael Chesley Johnson Painting Plein Air
Kelli Klymenko Photography, iPhoneography
Liz Learmont Mask Making, Scultpure
Sierra McKenna Painting, Watercolor
Dennis Ott Ceramics
Joan Roberts Precious Metal Clay Jewelry
Komala Rohde Jewelry, Customized Retreats
Scott Stulberg Photography, Photoshop
Delfina Valentini Mosaic
Joanie Wolter Fiberclay Sculpture, Ornaments

Scholarship funds may be available for those who would benefit and have need: Click here for our Scholarship Application


Weekly Class Cancellation Policy: 15% penalty for cancellation with no refunds after 7 days prior to the first day of class.






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