School of the Arts

Welcome to the WomanKraft School of the Arts.

ATTENTION: Classes are limited to two students and the teacher, and we will be requiring face masks and sanitizers. All supplies and work stations are routinely sanitized for our safety. Due to the limited amount of space, PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call us as soon as possible to assure there is room for you. Leave us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your spot! 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to some serious budget cuts, we have been forced to raise the price of some of our workshops, we are committed to maintaining affordability as much as possible, and will continue to keep our prices as low as we can. Some scholarships will be available to low income people over 50, please call (520)629-9976 ext 2 for more information.

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MAY


TREAT YOURSELF: THE MANI / PEDI

In the all Natural hair and body salon housed in “The Castle” the Sanctuary is offering a workshop so you can learn professional techniques and secrets for manicures, facials, about skin care, aroma therapy and more.

Wednesday,May 5th, 10am – Noon
Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri
Fee: $20 supplies included


HANDMADE GLYCERIN SOAP

You’ll have an opportunity to make many bars of this

natural vegetable based soap. Use specialty molds,

natural oils, organic and non-organic products to

customize each bar you make.

Thursday, May 6th, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee:$20 supplies included.


MOSAIC PLANTERS 2 PARTS

Come and learn how to mosaic a flower pot using

glass and ceramic shards. Make a one of a kind unique

creation any plant would be proud to grow in!

PART I: Friday, May 7th, 1:30-4:30 P.M.

PART II: Friday, May 14th 1:30-2:30 P.M.

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $25 Supplies included.


***BILINGUAL CLASS***CLASE BILINGÜE***
STAINED GLASS MOSAIC VOTIVES 2 PARTS //
VASOS DECORADO CON VIDRIO
Learn to use glass cutters, nippers, etc. It’s fun, functional, and always successful.
Part I: Saturday, May 8, 9:30-12:30am
Part II: Saturday, May 15, 11:30-12:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $30 supplies included


MOSAIC RESIN FRAMES 2 PARTS 

Using a 5″X7″ picture frame, you’ll design and execute your assemblage. In the second half sealing it with a thin coat of resin. It’s a way to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. 

Part I: Saturday, May 8 1:30pm -4:30pm 

Part II: Saturday,May 15 1:30pm -2:30pm

Facilitator: Linda K
Fee: $20 supplies included.


POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS

This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance

Part I: Wednesday, May 12, 1:30-3:30pm

Part II: Wednesday, May 26 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 supplies included


HANDMADE PAPER MASKS 2 PARTS
This is a two-for-one workshop. First we will learn to make 100% post-recycled paper and then we will use those techniques to create personalized masks, then the second part of the workshop you will decorate this handmade masterpiece.
Part I: Thursday May 13, 1:30-2:30pm
Part II: Thursday, May 20, 1:30-4:30pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 Supplies included. 


PAINTING WITH OILSTICKS 2 PARTS
You’ll learn to create beautiful artworks with this unique oil painting medium. It’ll free up your style!
Part I: Tuesday, May 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Part II: Tuesday, May 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Facilitator: Mary Theresa Dietz
Fee: $20 Supplies included.


DRAWING FLOWERS

You’ll learn some helpful techniques to draw successful flowers and then, using water soluble pencils for color (graphites and inktenses), learn how to shade, color, and bring them to life.

Wednesday, May 19 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 supplies included


LET’S DRAW ENDANGERED SPECIES

We’ll use pencil and charcoal to draw an endangered species (students will sekect from images provided). You’ll learn sme techniques that will help you draw the form and use the mediums for best results.

Friday, May 21st  1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 supplies included


MAKING ART WITH RECYCLED SUPPLIES
In the first part you’ll create a small simple painted assemblage art piece using recycled pieces of “trash”. Feel free to bring special assemblage pieces from home and/or use our huge selection. In part 2 you’ll learn how to resin your artwork with valuable money saving tricks that include optimal climate conditions, methods fro mixing, pouring, brushing the resin and more. learn from one of the best!

Part I: Saturday, May 22, 1:30-4:30 PM

Part II: Saturday, May 29, 1:30-2:30 PM

Facilitator: Tony DiAngelis

Fee: $30 supplies included

BEADSTRINGING JEWELRY 

You can make your own beautiful jewelry in this workshop, while learning how to use special tools and techniques to create long lasting and unique pieces. Hey, it’s fun to boot! 

Thursday, May 27, 6-9pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included with $10 supply fee payable to the instructor.


WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

You can attend one or all of these popular workshops.

Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully

connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with

writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.

Friday, May 28, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis

Fee: $20 each or all four for $40. (other dates are June 25, July 30, August 27)



LEATHER CACTUS ORNAMENTS

Learn easy and effective techniques to carve an iconic saguaro in leather. Add color to your cactus with acrylic paint and finish the ornament with a cord for hanging.

Friday, May 28, 10am-noon
Facilitator: Jolene Shafer
Fee: $20 supplies included 


JUNE


BEGINNING TIE DYE

Bring your own white cotton, pre-washed (old or

new) 1 shirt or 2 pillow cases or 4 napkins, etc. You’ll

learn the basics for this fun and practical fiber art.

Saturday, June 5, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Linda K

Fee: $20 supplies included


POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS

This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance

Part I: Tuesday, June 9, 1:30-3:30pm

Part II: Tuesday, June 23, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 supplies included


ALPHABET SOUP
Enjoy a hot steaming bowl of recycled reading! In this workshop we will be taking lines and words from old poetry books and using them to create our own new poems. For those of you who have a hard time coming up with your own words but long for the thrill of writing a good poem, this is the class for you!
Thursday, June 10, 1:30-4:30pm
Facilitators: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: $20 supplies included.


FLAT STAINED GLASS MOSAIC 2 PARTS

Create an 8”x10” mosaic with an abstract or realistic design while learning to use the tools and tricks of the medium. It’s great fun and stained glass is always beautiful.

Part I: Thursday June 11, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Part II: Thursday June 18th, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $30 supplies included


MOSIAC MEMORIAL STONES 2 PARTS

Using traditional stained glass mosaic techniques, this is an opportunity to commemorate someone special in a timeless and beautiful way. 

Part I: Saturday, June 12, 1:30pm-4:30pm

Part II: Saturday, June 19, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $30 supplies included


THE ART OF COLLAGE
You’ll be learning how to create intricate and creative collages that peek past the ordinary. We’ll use magazine images and special papers made form banana, mango, rice and mulberry.
Thursday,  June 17, 1:30-4:00pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included.


LEATHER FLOWER BROOCH 2 Parts

Create a flower that will bloom forever! Using leather and easy techniques, you will emboss a flower design and finish a wearble masterpiece. in the first part of the workshop we will carve and emboss, and the second we will paint and attach a backing.
 Part I: Friday, June 18, 10am-12pm
Part II: Friday, June 25, 10am-12pm

Facilitator: Jolene Shafer

Fee: $20 supplies included


NEEDLE FELTING

A Fun and surprisingly easy class, we will learn

classic needle felting (dry felting) techniques that can

be used to create delightful fiber art figures.

Saturday, June 19, 9:30am-12pm

Facilitator:  Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20 Supplies included.



THE COLOR WHEEL MADE EASY

You’ll create a user friendly color wheel that you can take home for future reference, and by using watercolor paints you’ll learn to mix the colors you want and need.

Thursday,  June 24, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included.


BEADED BOOKMARKS
Using a wide variety of beads you’ll create a beautiful and distinctive bookmark while learning the tools and tricks of jewelry making.
Thursday, June 24, 6-8pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included. 


WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

You can attend one or all of these popular workshops.

Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully

connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with

writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.

Friday, June 25, 1:30-3:30pm


Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis

Fee: $20 each or all four for $40

LAMINATE YOUR PAPER COLLAGE

Collage both sides of a 81/2 by 11 piece of paper utilizing color, contrast and composition techniques. we will finish by laminating and sharing our works of art. 

Saturday, June 26, 1:30-4:30pm
Facilitator:Tony DiAngelis
Fee: $20 supplies included


JULY


MINI ASSEMBLAGE 2 PARTS
You’ll be creating a mini assemblage using our wide variety of recycled and repurposed findings, including salvaged wood supports from the Rillito river bed. In the second half you’ll learn how to pour and seal your finished art.

Part I: Saturday, July 3, 1:30-4:30 PM

Part II: Saturday, July 10, 1:30-2:30 PM

Facilitator: Tony DiAngelis

Fee: $30 supplies included


TREAT YOURSELF // THE FACIAL

In the all Natural hair and body salon housed in “The Castle” the Sanctuary is offering a workshop so you can learn professional techniques and secrets for facials, skin care, aroma therapy and more.
Wednesday, July 7, 10am-Noon

Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri
Fee: $20 supplies included.


STAMPING AND EMBOSSING CARDS

In this workshop we will use our excellent collection of stamps, inks and embossing powders to create a variety of beautiful, personalized cards to send to anyone for any occasion!

Thursday, July 8, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20 Supplies included.



COLLAGING CHAIRS
Come and help us beautify our new classroom chairs! This workshop will teach the techniques or collaging with magazines and mulberry paper, and it’s a nice big space to cover with lots of room for pretty pictures!
Friday, July 9, 1-5pm
Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne
Fee: Free!


POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS

This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance

Part I: Wednesday, July 14, 1:30-3:30pm

Part II: Wednesday, July 28 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 supplies included


STAINED GLASS MOSAIC VOTIVES 2 Parts

Learn how to use glass cutters, nippers, etc. It’s fun,

functional, and always successful.

Part I: Thursday, July 15, 1:30-4:30pm

Part II: Thursday, July 22, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $30 supplies included

LEATHER MASK ART 2 PARTS

Learn to make your own fun and fashionable masquerade mask….out of leather! Follow simple steps to cut and shape your mask from a provided pattern. during the second session, decorate your mask with paint and embellishments!

 Part I: Friday, July 16, 9:30am-12pm
Part II: Friday, June 23, 9:30am-12pm

Facilitator: Jolene Shafer

Fee: $20 supplies included


MOSAIC GARDEN STEPPING STONE 2 PARTS
Learn the techniques to make your very own garden stones. Add color and whimsy to your yard or garden. Learn to use glass and tile while having creative fun.
Part I: Saturday, July 17, 1:30-4:30pm
Part II: Saturday, July 24, 1:30 – 3:00pm
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $25 supplies included



LEARNING PERSPECTIVE
Here’s a chance to learn one and two point perspective that will have you drawing cubes, buildings, entire city landscape in perfect 3D perspective.
Wednesday, July 21, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 Supplies included


PRISMACOLOR PENCILS AND ABSTRACT ART
Here’s an opportunity to play with Prismacolor pencils and techniques that will help you understand and create a beautiful piece of abstract art.
Thursday, July 29, 6-9pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included


WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

You can attend one or all of these popular workshops.

Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully

connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with

writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.

Friday, July 30, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis

Fee: $20 each or all four for $40.


AUGUST


DECORATIVE ETCHED CANDLE PLATE
In this class, we will learn etching techniques and perfect our Xacto blade skills! The finished product will be a stunning mirror featuring your unique design.

Friday, August 6, 1:30-4:30pm

Facilitator: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20 supplies included.


HOW TO RESIN FLAT ARTWORKS 2 PARTS
In the first part you’ll create a small simple painted assemblage art piece. Feel free to bring “special” assemblage pieces from home and/or use our huge selection. In part 2 you’ll learn how to resin your artwork with valuable money saving tricks that include optimal climate conditions, methods fro mixing, pouring, brushing the resin and more. learn from one of the best!

Part I: Saturday, August 7, 1:30-4:30 PM

Part II: Saturday, August 14, 1:30-2:30 PM

Facilitator: Tony DiAngelis

Fee: $30 supplies included

POETRY, PROSE, AND STORYTELLING 2 PARTS

This workshop will meet twice a month and be open to both women and men writers of all levels will work on their skills through writing exercises, sharing, and gentle critiques. The goals will be to develop your own style of writing, to gain personal comfort performing your work, to ultimately be a part of a WomanKraft Press publication, and for those interested, a public performance

Part I: Tuesday, August 11, 1:30-3:30pm

Part II: Tuesday, August 25, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 supplies included


ABSTRACT ART WITH PEN AND INK

Learn to effectively use black and white composition with the techniques of pen and ink and create abstract imagery.

Wednesday, August 18, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck

Fee: $20 supplies included


WIND CHIMES AND SUNCATCHERS

In this workshop, we will use a variety of pretty,

dangling, shiny, colorful, metallic, recycled materials

to create something lovely to hang in your yard.

Thursday, August 26, 1:30- 4:30pm

Facilitators: Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20 supplies included.


BEADSTRINGING JEWELRY

You can make your own beautiful jewelry in this workshop, while learning how to use special tools and techniques to create long lasting and unique pieces. Hey, it’s fun to boot!

Thursday, August 26, 6-9pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included with $10 supply fee payable to the instructor.

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

You can attend one or all of these popular workshops.

Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully

connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with

writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.

Friday, August 27, 1:30-3:30pm

Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis

Fee: $20


LITTLE BOXES, LTTLE ALTARS

Using recycled film and Altoid cans and canisters,

we will be making a tiny personal altar.

Come with an idea in mind, or let your imagination

run wild, a truly terrific teeny tiny treat in a tin!

Saturday, August 28, 1:30-4:30 PM

Facilitator:  Zoe Rhyne

Fee: $20 Supplies included.

4 Replies to “School of the Arts”

    • Grace Post author

      Thank your for the warm memories. On our page “Welcome! Here’s a little bit about us.” There is contact info, you can leave a message for the castle with your address to receive our newsletter. We no longer have the upstairs as a guest suite, I am sorry to inform you. Hope to hear from you soon!

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