The Hack the MAC series is designed to give you an introduction to Mesa Arts Center’s Art Studios programs with a social and creative spin. Register for a unique experience in one of the 14, state of the art studio spaces, learn about the art medium and have a blast! Prices include two beverages of your choice and a workshop with our master artists guiding you to create a piece of work that you will take home. 

 

Put a Ring on it! | $90 | Instructor: Chance Vercelli | Sold out |

Jan 25, 4-8pm 

Join us in the jewelry studio with guest artist, Chance Vercelli, to make your own cabochon ring! Learn basic jewelry techniques, explore the studio space and walk away with your own handmade piece. *This workshop includes light snacks and soft drinks. Capacity: 8

 

Screenprints & Sips | $40 | Instructor: Jon Arvizu | Sold out |

Feb 21, 6-9pm

Learn basic screen-printing technique with accomplished artist, Jon Arvizu. This workshop will include a detailed demonstration of Jon's art form and an opportunity to pull your own screen-print from one of Jon's designs to take home your own print. This workshop will also include two beverages of your choice and light snacks so you can have a relaxed evening of artmaking and socializing. Capacity: 14

 

Everyone was Capoeira Fighting | $15 | Instructor: Ita Udo-Ema

Mar 12, 6-8pm 

Capoeira is the Brazilian "dance fight" that is easy to learn but takes a lifetime to master. Rediscover your body through holistic movements that will have you reach and twist and stretch to the rhythm of the berimbau! If you have been curious about the art of capoeira and weren't sure where to start, this workshop is for you. 

During the 2-hour workshop we'll learn:
The base movement of Capoeira- The Ginga
The three essential escapes - Esquivas
Two core kicks

 

Recommended attire: comfortable ready to work out / is traditionally practiced barefoot. *This workshop includes light snacks and soft drinks. Capacity: 20

 

Corks & Clay | $30 | Instructor: Jenneva Kaiser | Sold out |

Apr 17, 7-9pm 

Come play with clay and make a custom animal-themed planter in this hands-on workshop! Beginners welcome--we will learn pinch and coil building techniques to create and decorate a functional planter pot. Once your piece has been fired in the kiln, we will schedule a follow-up workshop in collaboration with Mesa Urban Garden to plant your own herb or succulent for a finished piece. Capacity: 14