Seven Creative Summer Workshops in Phoenix

Categories: Events, Visual Art

7 Fingers
If you're sticking around for summer and looking for a few great excuses to get out and get creative, you're in luck. We have seven ...

7. Circus Workshop with 7 Fingers @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
There's nothing for boosting creativity like a little exercise, and this Friday, the performers of 7 Fingers, a local acrobatic troupe are dishing out tips, tricks, and a high-flying workout session from noon to 1:30 p.m.. The class includes floor tumbling, flexibility, hand balancing, and human pyramids, and is limited to 40 members.

Basic knowledge of gymnastics is suggested, but not required, and class participants must be at least 12 years old. The class will take place inside the Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and enrollment is $15.

Sarah Hurwitz
6. Hand Lettering and Typography @ Scottsdale Civic Center Library
Local artist Sarah Hurwitz knows a thing or two about illustration, hand lettering, and how to host a kickass workshop. And this Saturday, she's welcoming the public to Scottsdale Civic Center Library for an interactive session on Hand-lettering and Contemporary Typography.

Hurwitz, with the team from Scottdale Public Art's 1000 Journals/100+ Journals project, will school participants in decorative fonts, classic ones, and letters that act more as individual images and less as words. She'll be in the Scottsdale Civic Center Library on May 19 from 4 to 5 p.m.. The workshop is free and open to the public.

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Open Knit
5. Open Knit! @ Practical Art
Every fourth Saturday of the month from 3 to 5 p.m.(ish), creatives armed with hooks and needles gather at Practical Art for Open Knit.

This month's session (on May 26) carries a few bonuses: participants will be gearing up for International Yarn Bombing Day (June 9), and showing up early, for a two-hour lesson from knitting instructor Gwynne Sullivan. Sullivan, of Bewilderknits, will be dishing out techniques, stitches, and projects. Sullivan's class is $20 and the Open Knit is free. Knit Kits are available at Practical Art.

Location Info


Phoenix Center for the Arts

1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Art Intersection

207 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: General

Mesa Arts Center

1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Civic Center Library

3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Practical Art

5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

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