Seven Creative Summer Workshops in Phoenix
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.
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.
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.