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.

Sedona Arts Center’s Crash Courses are perfect for beginners, those wanting a refresher, or artists in search of new creative tools. These upcoming learning opportunities provide a well-rounded experience in the fundamentals of various visual art mediums.All Crash Courses are presented at the Arts Center and include all materials!

   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
Holly Roccaforte
$220 / members $202| 6 Sessions: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon

This six week course is designed exclusively for those who are new to wheel work and is open for ages 12 through adult. Have fun while gaining confidence on the potters wheel. Small class size ensures that each student receives personalized, one-on-one instruction and encouragement for a fascinating hands-on experience that will bring out the potter in you.

Hand building Ceramics
Suzy Allan | $220 / members $202 | 6 Sessions: Tuesdays 1–4pm

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

Hands in Clay – Ceramics Summer Camp
Rayna Griffin | $125 | June 18, 19, 20, & 22, 2018
All Materials Included

Our hands are our most important tools! Hand-building is both fun and presents endless possibilities. 30,000 years ago, before the potters wheel, people were making small travel-sized figurines of human and animal forms. Pinch pots were developed for cooking and coil forms...

   Painting & Drawing

Painting For All Levels
Gretchen Lopez | $95 / Members $85
Multiple Ongoing Dates / Fridays, 10 am–4:30 pm

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...

   Crash Courses

Basics of Painting Crash Course
Gretchen Lopez | June 16–17 / September 22–23
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4:30pm
$133 / Members $145 | 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!

Drawing Crash Course
Vince Fazio | $133 / Members $145
New Dates Coming Soon

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: July 10–19, September 11–20
(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 | $145 / Members $133
Multiple Dates: August 6–7 / September 8–9
Meets 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
/ All materials included

In this favorite abstract course, Julie gives you a powerful foundation for painting abstracts with depth and feeling. Her layering technique helps you enter the painting process naturally, develop beautiful complexity and flow, and bring out the spirit of your painting. You'll gain discernment and color skills while creating two vibrant and intriguing acrylic paintings.

Basic Wire-Wrapping Crash Course
Naomi Martnick | $115 / $103 members
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: July 16, 18, 20, 2018 from 10am to Noon

In this class, we will learn different wire-wrapping skills and make our own jewelry using sterling silver wire and real gemstone beads! First Day: We will make a pair of earrings by wire-wrapping beads onto headpins for a cascading look. All beads and materials are provided, but if you have special beads you would like to use, bring them along! We will also learn how to make our own ear wires and headpins in this class. Second Day: We will work on a bracelet. We will...

The Art of Kumomi
Karen Elaine | $45 All Supplies Included
June 16, 2018 | 1pm–4pm

Imagine watching clouds drift slowly across the sky changing shape as they go. You may see an animal, a face or any number of things. Seeing familiar shapes in clouds is an experience all human beings share and it can be a relaxing pastime.

A Creative Journal
Karen Elaine | $250 + $50 Materials Fee to Instructor
August 11–12, 2018

ou will begin to fill pages with beautiful colors and textural backgrounds while exploring drawing, watercolor, collage and mixed media techniques. Two days of creativity will include plein air sketching, nature rubbings as well as playing with patterns and motifs using stencils, other found materials and collected ephemera.

Kelli Klymenko |
2018: August 4, September 22, November 10, December 8
January 26, 2019
Tuition: Member: $100.00 | Non-member: $110 / All levels

In this 1-day workshop you will learn how to shoot, edit and share remarkable landscapes, portraits and the macro world around you using only your iPhone, iPad or iPad Mini. Kelli will guide you through simple tips and tricks that will take your photography to the next level. Discover how to capture the essence of a place and your subjects rather than just taking a picture.

iPhone Video Crash Course
Kelli Klymenko | New Dates Coming Soon
Tuition: Member: $200 | Non-member: $220 / All levels

Learn how to shoot, edit, and broadcast video using only your iPhone in this two-day workshop. Kelli will guide you through creating unique professional quality videos for promotional, educational, entertainment, personal, or broadcasting purposes.

Fiber Art Quilting
Patricia Caldwell | $55 Per Class
Three Courses: September 12, 19, 26, 2018

This course is designed to show you an easy way to piece a pattern that has curves using fabrics. Hands on demonstration and slide show presentation will give you the skills to be able to start you on your way. All levels of sewers and artist are welcome to attend. Small class will ensure all How To questions are answered. Come along and learn something new.

Youtube Production Crash Course
Bryan Reinhart | $133 / members $145
New Dates Coming Soon

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...

Your Personal Alchemy Portrait
Peggy Doig and Nancy Dancing Rain Lemaster | September 8–9
$247 | All materials provided

Take a very personal journey discovering the underlying magic of your personality and story using art and journaling to express your life essence through a unique, collaborative portrait process...

   Summer Kids Camps

Summer Kids Camp: The Art of Filmmaking
Bryan Reinhart & Kelli Klymenko| $500 | Ages 10–14
June 18–29, 2018 / July 9–20, 2018  | Monday–Friday9am–4pm

Summer Art of Filmmaking Camps at the Sedona Arts Center provide a rich artistic environment for youth ages 10 - 14. Students begin by deconstructing scenes from contemporary favorites, examining all the aspects that make a scene work. Students then...

Hands in Clay – Ceramics Summer Camp
Rayna Griffin | $125 | June 18, 19, 20, & 22, 2018
All Materials Included

Our hands are our most important tools! Hand-building is both fun and presents endless possibilities. 30,000 years ago, before the potters wheel, people were making small travel-sized figurines of human and animal forms. Pinch pots were developed for cooking and coil forms...

   Art & Wine

Fun with Art and Wine
Melanie and Brian Gold | 6:00–8:00 p.m. | $35
One-Day Class, Multiple Dates Available: May 11, August 10, September 21

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.

   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 Painting or Drawing
Richard Drayton Prismacolor Pencil Drawing
Julie Bernstein Engelmann Abstract Acrylic Painting
Kate Hawkes Writing, Acting
Kelli Klymenko Photography, iPhoneography
Liz Learmont Mask Making, Sculpture
Sierra McKenna Painting, Watercolor
Dennis Ott Ceramics, Team Building
Joan Roberts Precious Metal Clay Jewelry
Scott Stulberg Photography, Photoshop

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

   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.


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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