What we're about

The Art Workshop is much more than a place to learn art, it is place for everyone to explore self-expression and find meaningful friendships within a supportive creative community. Whether you are a seasoned artist ready to take your art further, or a beginner hungry for knowledge, this is the place! We will have free or low-cost workshops, social gatherings, and interactive discussions about promoting art. The mediums that we will be exploring are: drawing, painting, pastels, ink, collage, ceramics, jewelry and mosaics. Educators of these workshops are all professional with many years of educational experience. Our events are held in several locations in Phoenix (both the west and east side), Scottsdale, and Tempe. The Phoenix Metro area can be a lonely place for artists. It’s our goal to change that! Make ART and MAKE FRIENDS.

Upcoming events (3)

Artist Lecture - Alice Neel

Shemer Art Center and Museum

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An American artist, esteemed for her portraits of family, lovers, friends, poets, artists, and strangers. In early and mid-century, even though Abstract Expressionists seemed to have derailed figurative drawing as serious art making, Neel remained herself in a return to the figure.
In the last 20 years of her life, she found fame in part because of her colorful personality and her willingness to share her story with audiences across the country. She had lived in poverty in Spanish Harlem, deserted by her husband, while raising two boys--yet kept on painting.
In her work, the female body is more real (often nude and pregnant) than idealized. Her dynamic portraits have a vibrant line, vivid color, and psychological intensity. She lived life as both the “painting and the painter” (quote from Alice Neel, 1930, typescript, Neel Archives))

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Price: $15.00
Date: May 19, 2022

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Reading an Artwork: Free lecture & hands on art workshop, REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Reading an Artwork: How Experiencing a Visual Artwork Can Be a Little Like Reading a Good Book!

Dr. Mary Erickson invites you to explore your art preferences, judgments and various means of interpretation introduced through viewing and responding to artworks. Join us after the presentation for a hands-on art workshop at the Edna Vihel Arts Center

Workshop: Abstract Art Lab. All materials provided

Class registration # 74746
Ages: 18+ yrs.
Date: Sunday, May[masked]
Time: Lecture: 2:00-3:00pm
Workshop: 3:00-4:00pm

Class location: Tempe Public Library Meeting Room A

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Surrealism in the Southwest: Free lecture & art workshop REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Surrealism in the American Southwest
Please join us for an in person art presentation and workshop. Dr. Claudia Mesch, Professor of Art History at Arizona State University, will present and discuss surrealism in North America during the 1930s, '40s and '50s. This presentation will focus on an overview of the art of the exiled European surrealists in the southwest as well as other American artists who were similarly swept along on this journey west in order to remake surrealism. Join us after the presentation for a hands-on art activity at the Edna Vihel Arts Center.

Workshop: Create a surrealist western scene collage. All materials provided.

Class registration # 74747
Ages: 18+ yrs.
Date: Sunday, June[masked]
Time: Lecture: 2:00-3:00pm
Workshop: 3:00-4:00pm

Class location: Tempe Public Library Meeting Room A

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