10 Art Classes for Adults This Summer in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Visual Art

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Contrary to popular belief, you have to be neither an artist nor a child to take an art class. You might not be the next Monet, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun honing your painting technique. From sand casting to alternative printing, the art classes in metro Phoenix this summer span an array of artistic disciplines. There are literally hundreds of classes to choose from, but we've selected 10 of the most interesting ones to get you started.

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Recycled Glass
Phoenix Center for the Arts
May 12 through June 9, Mondays 6 to 9 p.m.
$89

This class will give you a quick taste of some of the ways you can work with recycled glassware to create something new. If you've been eyeing those recycled wine bottle projects on Pinterest, this is the class for you. Sign up online or call 602-254-3100.

Beginning Painting
Edna Vihel Activity Center
June 2 through July 21, Mondays 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
$50

If you're just getting your start with painting, this class will guide you through the fundamentals. Students get to work with oil, acrylic, and watercolor, and will learn to make brush strokes, mix colors, and paint from photographs and still life works. For more info, visit www.tempe.gov. Sign up online or call 480-350-5287.

Blacksmithing Introduction
Mesa Arts Center
June 5 through July 24, Thursdays 6 to 10 p.m.
$192

This introductory class will introduce the ways of forging steel and iron. Students will get to make art inspired by traditional blacksmithing designs. See the full class description and register at www.mesaartcenter.com. You can also sign up by calling 480-644-6500.

Location Info

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Edna Vihel Center for the Arts

3340 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Mesa Arts Center

1 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ

Category: General

Art Intersection

207 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: General

Pyle Adult Recreation Center

655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: General

Shemer Art Center & Museum

5005 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Phoenix Center for the Arts

1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

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