Seven Creative Summer Workshops in Phoenix

Categories: Events, Visual Art

Saskia Jorda
4. Drawing with Thread @ Scottsdale Civic Center Library
Saskia Jorda will lead the summer's second 1000 Journals/100+ Journals workshop at Scottsdale Civic Center Library armed with needle and thread.

The local artist explores mapping, line work, pattern and texture with string on paper from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. The workshop is free and open to the public.

3. Ceramics: Beginning Hand Building @ Mesa Arts Center
Mesa Arts Center is bringing out the clay this summer from June 6 to July 25 in a weekly Wednesday class from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with local sculptor Jesse Armstrong.

The class ($124 R $148 NR) curriculum includes handbuilding techniques (pinch coil slab and simple molds) as well as surface design through stamps slips and glaze. A bag of one ten clay and a basic pottery tool kit will be needed for the first class. Participants must be at least 16 years old.

Art Intersection
2. Introduction to Photo-based Collage Techniques @ Art Intersection
Collage doesn't require glue -- just ask photographer Carol Panaro-Smith, who will teach a room full of participants at Art Intersection on June 12 from 6 to 9 p.m., how to make copies of either your own images or appropriated images from a variety of sources and transfer those images onto new surfaces.

Techniques include heat transfer, solvent transfer, contact and tape transfer as well as gel medium transfer. The class is $65 and includes all materials.

1. Synclastic/Anticlastic Forming @ Phoenix Center for the Arts
Try your hand at jewelry making with local artist John Tzelepis. The weekly class, from June 28 to August 9 will provide basic instruction of hammers, stakes, and the synclastic or anticlastic sinking process required to make contemporary jewelry. The class, from 1 to 4 p.m. is open to the public. Tuition is $115.

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Location Info


Phoenix Center for the Arts

1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ

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Art Intersection

207 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

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Mesa Arts Center

1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

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Scottsdale Civic Center Library

3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

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Practical Art

5070 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale, AZ

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