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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September

REFURBISHING MATS AND FRAMES

It’s two for one in this workshop. You’ll learn to
create stunning customized frames and mats by
restoring old and damaged ones using a variety of
beautiful papers, including mango, mulberry, and
exotic tissue paper.
Saturday, September 4, 1:30-4:00pm
Facilitator: Tony DiAngelis
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, September 8, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Wednesday, September 22, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $10 for both, supplies included.

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, September 8, 10am – Noon
Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri
Fee: $20 supplies included.

STAINED GLASS MOSAIC VOTIVES 2 PARTS

Learn to use glass cutters, nippers, etc. It’s fun,
functional, and always successful.
Part I Friday, September 10, 9:30am-12:30pm
Part II Friday, September 17, 10:30-11:30am
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $30 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: Friday, September 10, 1:30-4:30pm
Part II: Friday, September 17, 1:30-3:00pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $30 supplies included.

MOSAIC 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, September 11, 9:30am-12:30pm
Part II: Saturday, September 18, 10:00-11:30am
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $30 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, September 21, 6:30-8:30pm
Part II: Tuesday, September 28, 6:30-8:30pm
Facilitator: Mary Theresa Dietz
Fee: $20 Supplies included.

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

You can attend one or all of these popular worksflhops.
Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully
connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with
writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.
Friday, September 24, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 each or *all four for $40
*other workshops are October 29, November 19, and December 17 all 1:30-3:30pm

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, September 25, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Linda K
Fee: $20 supplies included

CREATE AUTUMN TREES WITH PASTELS

You’ll learn techniques for capturing the vibrant fall colors while learning about pastels, papers, and an alternative to pastels, Conte Crayons, Not to be confused with oil stick crayons.
Thursday, September 30, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
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, September 30, 6:00-9:00pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 with $10 supply fee payable to the instructor. If you are a fee student.

October

 

TREAT YOURSELF: THE FACIAL

In all the Natural hair and body solon 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, October 6, 10am-noon
Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri
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 paint you’ll learn to mix the colors you want and need.
Wednesday, October 6 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
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: Friday, October 8, 9:30-12:30pm
PART II: Friday, October 15, 10:00-11:30am
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $25 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: Friday, October 8, 1:30-4:30pm
Part II: Friday, October 15, 1:30-3:00pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $30 supplies included.

MOSAIC RIVER ROCK 2 PARTS

Learn the techniques to make your very own mosaic art piece on a river rock. Learn to use glass and color to add whimsy to your yard or garden, use it as a door stop, or a paper weight!
Part I: Saturday, October 9, 9:30am-noon
Part II: Saturday, October 16, 10:00-11:00am
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, October 13, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Wednesday, October 27, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $10 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, October 20th, 1:30-4:30pm
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, October 21 6:00-9:00pm
Facilitators: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included

COLLAGING CHAIRS

Come hel us beautify our new classroom chairs! This workshop will teach the techniques of collaging with magazine imagery and special papers like mulberry, banana, tissue, etc. An added advantage is working a support, the chain.
Saturday, October 23, 1:30-5:00pm
Facilitator: Tony DiAngelis
Fee: FREE

OIL STICKS AND MONOPRINTS

You’ll design, using oil sticks on a glass pane painting
(8”x10”) and pull up to 3 prints. A final application of
paint will “clean up” your image, and you’ll walk
away with a reverse glass painting as well.
Tuesday, October 26, 6:30-8:30pm
Facilitator: Mary Theresa Dietz
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, October 29, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20 supplies included.

November

 

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, November 3, 10am-Noon
Facilitator: Jordana Silvestri
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, November 10, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Wednesday, November 24, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $10 for both, supplies included.

WATER COLOR COLLAGE 2 Parts

Create unique patterns, while learning many
watercolor techniques, then tear, cut, and collage
your patterns into works of art.
Part I: Thursday, November 11, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Thursday, November 18, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $20 supplies included.

STAINED GLASS MOSAIC VOTIVES 2 PARTS

Learn to use glass cutters, nippers, etc. It’s fun,
functional, and always successful.
Part I: Friday, November 12, 9:30am-12:30pm
Part II: Friday, November 19, 10:00-11:30am
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $30 supplies included.

 

 

FRAMES, ASSEMBLAGE, AND RESIN 2 PARTS

You’ll decorate a small frame, create an assemblage artwork using recycled and repurposed treasures that we provide in delightful abundance. Finally, you resin the peace for beauty and durability.
Part I: Saturday, November 13, 9:30am-noon
Part II: Saturday, November 20, 10:00-11:00am
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $25 supplies included

MINI ASSEMBLAGE 2 PARTS

You’ll be creating a mini assemblage using our wide variety of recycled and repurposed finding, including salvage wood support from the Rillito river bed. In the secolnd half you’ll learn how to pour and seal your finished art.
Part I: Saturday, November 13, 1:30-4:00pm
Part II: Saturday, November 20, 1:30-3:00pm
Facilitator: Tony DiAngelis
Fee: $30 supplies included for both.

WINDCHIMES AND SUNCATCHERS

In this workshop you’ll use an abundant selection of repurposed treasures, learn to use copper wire to create durable suspension for all weather display, and have a lot of fun while acquiring new skills.
Wednesday, November 17, 1:30-4:30pm
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 November 18, 6:00-8:00pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 supplies included.

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

You can attend one or all of these popular worksflhops.
Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully
connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with
writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.
Friday, November 19, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20

December

 

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, December 8, 1:30-3:30pm
Part II: Wednesday, December 22, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
Fee: $10 for both supplies included.

MOSAIC RESIN PLATES 2 PARTS

Using a glass dinner plate, you’ll design and
execute your mosaic. 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: Thursday, December 9, 9:30-11:30am
Part II: Thursday, December 16, 10:30-11:30am
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $25 supplies included

STAINED GLASS MOSAIC VOTIVES 2 PARTS

Learn to use glass cutters, nippers, etc. It’s fun,
functional, and always successful.
Part I: Thursday, December 9, 1:30-4:30pm
Part II Thursday, December 16, 1:30-3:00pm
Facilitator: Gayle Swanbeck
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, December 9, 6:00-9:00pm
Facilitator: Terri McGuire
Fee: $20 with $10 supply fee payable to the instructor. If you are a fee student.

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: Friday, December 10, 9:30am-12:30pm
Part II: Friday, December 17, 10:00-11:30am
Facilitator: Linda K.
Fee: $25 supplies included

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, December 11, 1:30-4:00pm
Facilitator:Tony DiAngelis
Fee: $20 supplies included

WISE WOMEN’S WRITING WORKSHOP

You can attend one or all of these popular worksflhops.
Learn to tap your infinite wisdom and playfully
connect with your inner writer. We’ll journal with
writing exercises, topics, and creative surprises.
Friday, December 17, 1:30-3:30pm
Facilitator: Ingrid Aspromatis
Fee: $20.

WORKSHOPS AND COVID 19

We are offering, tentatively, the workshops listed above. I say tentatively because it is impossible to predict what may happen wit Covid 19. We are trying to remain flexible and when a workshop runs, it will be as safe as possible. Workshops will be limited to 2 pre-registered students, masks are required, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Should a workshop have a large response we’ll attempt to schedule additional times. Please note a few of our workshops have gone up in cost. This is being done to reflect material costs. Thanks to a very generous donation, scholarships for low income people over 50 are still available. We hope everyone is staying healthy, safe, and practicing creative projects and passions.

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      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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