Chronological List of Workshops Weekly Classes Sedona Art Retreats Field Expeditions Writing Mixed Media Mixed Media Photography Ceramics Figurative Plein Air Painting Painting & Drawing

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: March 1–April 5, 2016 | April 12–May 17, 2016 | May 24–June 28, 2016 | July 19–August 23, 2016 | August 30–October 4, 2016

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: May 27; June 17

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

Drawing Crash Course
Vince Fazio | $130 / members $118.00 | 5–8pm
Workshop Dates: February 1–10 | May 2–11 | June 13–22

Whether you are interested in a refresher course or drawing for the first time, drawing is a foundation course for painting. Learning to see in terms of lines, shapes and values is the essential skill required to translate the three-dimensional world to any two-dimensional surface - regardless of the medium you wish to explore.

Performing Wellness
Kate Hawkes | $240 | February 26–28

Unleash your playwright within and learn how to get that on stage. This crash course in play-writing will introduce structure, dialogue, character development and staging/production basics for live theatre. A series of exercises and activities will culminate in your new play being...

Glazing Crash Course - "Glaze Your Way to a Beautiful Painting"
Cyndi Thau | Multiple Dates: May 24, 26, 31 and June 2 | July 5-14
(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 | 1-Day Class: Feb 27; May 28; | $70 / members $64.00
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.

From Beautiful Mess to Strong Composition
Julie Bernstein Engelmann | 2-Day Classes: March 19 & 20; April 26 & 27
$130 / members $118.00 | Meets 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
All materials included

Explore abstraction rich with depth and drama! Julie's layering technique helps you paint with ease and freedom, gives you a powerful foundation for abstract painting, and avoids many pitfalls. You'll combine luscious "happy accident" with intuition, mark-making, and strong composition to create surprising and exciting paintings.

iPhoneography Crash Courses
Kelli Klymenko | $110 / members $100.00 | 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

iPhoneography 1.0: May 7
iPhoneography 2.0 for advanced students: March 26 | June 4

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.

Writing for the Stage
Kate Hawkes | $170 | April 19–May 5 | Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4-6:30 pm

Imagine that you can uncover and give words to your deep-heart story. Imagine further that you can perform/tell that story out loud. Kate Hawkes developed Performing Wellness©, a unique arts -in-healthcare process of putting personal stories on stage...

Painting Crash Course
Gretchen Lopez | April 16 & 17 | May 28 & 29
$130 / members $118 | All materials included

This course guides you in a painting process that will focus on using brushworkand a limited palette of color to see the shapes, tones and edges that create the illusion of form. This is a great class for the first time painter or a nice refresher course for the returning painter. 

Plein Air Writing
Elizabeth Oakes | $60 / members $55| April 30–May 1 | June 5-6, 2016

Yes, writing! The beauty of Sedona will speak to us in poetry, prose, or journal entries, as words fall from our pens like leaves from a tree. An award winning poet, Elizabeth will provide a choice of topics for focus, much as plein air painters 'frame' a view. See what the red rocks have to say to you, whether you are a beginning writer, a professional, or from another field!

Shakespeare Alive!
Scott Coopwood | $220 Full Package | May 22–29, 2016

Take this incredible opportunity to study and play with a professional theater actor with enormous stage experience in many of Shakespeare's plays, who is also dedicated to teaching the craft and sharing the passion he has for Shakespeare on the the stage...

Elizabeth Welles | $65 / members $55 | March 26 | April 9 | June 11

This cooking, journaling, meditation experience is a thoroughly fun afternoon of Food for the Soul. First, you learn how to make a healthy delicious dish (a soup, dessert or pasta) with an easy-to-make recipe featuring inexpensive ingredients. No wheat, dairy or eggs involved...

   Art & Wine

Fun with Art and Wine
Melanie and Brian Gold | 6:00–8:00 p.m. | $35
Class Dates: April 20 | April 29 | May 20 | June 24 | July 22

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 Paitning or Drawing
Richard Drayton Prismacolor Pencil Drawing
Kate Hawkes Writing, Acting
Michael Chesley Johnson Painting Plein Air
Kelli Klymenko Photography, Publishing & Marketing
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

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