The Art Studios will reopen its glass, ceramics, metals and graphic arts studios for reduced size, in-person workshops beginning December 1. The Mesa Arts Center Art Studios will reopen with robust safety protocols, informed by CDC guidelines, State health department guidelines, and the June 20, 2020 Fourth Proclamation issued by Mesa Mayor John Giles. Masks will be required of all visitors age 6 and older. Hand sanitizer stations will be readily available, and extra cleanings of high touch areas will occur throughout the day.

 

Registration now open. Box Office representatives are available by phone during open hours, Tuesday-Friday, noon - 5 p.m. Questions? Contact artstudioclass@mesaartscenter.com

 

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Workshop full? Sign-up for the waitlist here.

Our top priority is to create a safe environment for all visitors and staff, while allowing you to reconnect with the culture you know and love.

Our reopening policies and procedures were created based on the guidance received from the Center for Disease Control Recommendations and the June 20, 2020 Fourth Proclamation issued by Mesa Mayor John Giles.

 

Read on for details about the health and safety at Mesa Arts Center Art Studios and what you need to know before you visit. 

 

Your Health and Safety

We have implemented new safety measures at Mesa Arts Center’s Art Studios so you can focus on your Art Studio workshop or class.

 

The new health and safety practices include:

In accordance with the Fourth Proclamation, properly worn face coverings are required in Mesa except for children under 6. Face coverings are recommended for children under 6, except for 2 and under.

  • A properly worn face covering covers the mouth and nose in compliance with the CDC's guidance on wearing face coverings.
  • "Face covering" means a piece of cloth, fabric, or other material that fully covers the mouth and nose and that is secured with ear straps or otherwise tied so as to prevent slipping.
  • Our staff is dedicated to working to accommodate all visitors with disabilities and provide the best possible experience. If you have a medical condition or disability that prevents you from safely wearing a face-covering, you may be able to substitute a looser fitting scarf or clear face shield as an alternative. However, if you cannot wear a face covering, you will need to request a reasonable accommodation and take extra precautions to protect yourself and others from contracting COVID-19. For Art Studios accommodation requests, please contact Mesa Arts Center Class Registration Office at 480-644-6520.
  • At times, certain alterations may not be possible. The Americans with Disabilities Act does not require Mesa Arts Center (including The Store, Arts Studios and Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum) to take any action that fundamentally alters the nature of our programs or services or imposes undue financial or administrative burden or compromises our ability to safely operate.
  • We ask all guests that are not feeling well or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, to postpose their visit.

 

What We Are Doing To Keep You Safe:

  • Mesa Arts Center is being vigilant and taking necessary precautions issued by health officials. While the facility has established rigorous cleanliness protocols, additional procedures have been added, including but not limited to the following:
  • Displayed signs in all restrooms and eating areas to encourage frequent hand washing and proper cough/sneeze containment.
  • Availability of disposable sanitizing wipes for students, guests and employees.
  • Frequent cleaning of hard surfaces and touch points throughout the facility, including door handles, light switches, handrails, armrests, elevator buttons, tools, kiosks and counters.
  • Availability of hand sanitizer stations in high traffic areas.
  • Overall increase of cleaning procedures.

 

Art Studio Workshop or Class Online Pre-Registration

  • Beginning December 1, Mesa Arts Center’s Art Studios will be open to preregistered workshop attendees. All students must preregister online or by phone prior to arriving at Mesa Arts Center Art Studios. In person registration will be not accepted. Workshop and class sizes will be limited.

 

Arriving at Mesa Arts Center Art Studios.

  • After you register for your class or workshop, you will receive information about the class location via email. Each studio classroom has implemented new safety measures and installed new features, customized to each space, to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
  • Please enter through the marked entrance, which is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
  • Please leave six feet between yourself and other students once you enter the classroom.
  • When you leave, please exit through the marked exit.
  • Elevator: The Mesa Arts Center has an elevator to access the art studios on the second floor and instructions on its use will be posted.

 

Social Distancing

  • As you attend classes/workshops at the Art Studios, please follow the guidelines provided. You may find one-way paths that have been marked on the floor. Take note of any signs posted that help practice social distancing and also indicate which areas are open or have a limited access.
  • Each art studio classroom has implemented new safety measures and installed new features, customized to each space, to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Plexiglass barriers have been installed in several classrooms, class sizes have been reduced to ensure each student can maintain at least 6 ft. social distancing from one another and dedicated sanitation stations will exist in each studio so students can sanitize their work station as they feel the need. Students can also expect to see new floor decals encouraging them to stay 6 ft. apart, as well as new signage in the studio classrooms designating which spaces can be accessed during class.
  • As always, if you have any questions, our staff is here to help. Staff also wears masks and practices social distancing.
  • Mesa Arts Center Art Studios can safely remain open, we require all visitors follow the safety guidelines outlined above. Mesa Arts Center reserves the right to ask visitors who do not follow these guidelines to leave.

 

COVID Warning:

  • COVID-19 Warning: We have taken enhanced health and safety precautions to protect you and other guests, and our staff. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the any facility at Mesa Arts Center. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By visiting Mesa Arts Center Art Studios you voluntarily assume the risk related to exposure to COVID-19.
  • Mesa Arts Center reserves the right to refuse or revoke admission of any visitor whose conduct violates these guidelines.

 

Best practices For Health and Wellness:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
  • If you don’t have a tissue, couch or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
  • If you are ill or experiencing symptoms such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please stay home.

 

Learn more: Mesa continues proactive measure in response to COVID-19 pandemic.

Josh Pinckard shares tips and techniques for Borosilicute Hollow Formwork. Returning students welcome to work at their own pace.

 

Date

Tuesdays, December 1-15, 2020 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Instructor 

Josh Pinckard

 

Location

Glass studio

 

Number of open seats

7

 

Requirements 

Ages 16+

 

Price

$67

 

Class code 

CAF20GLJP001-01W

 

Register here

Student working with flame

This back to basics glass fusing class will feature a weekly demonstration to illustrate each of the three most common steps of fused glass art. Returning students are welcome to work at own pace.

 

Date

Wednesdays, December 2-16, 2020 | 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Instructor 

Troy Moody

 

Location

Glass studio

 

Number of open seats

7

 

Requirements 

Ages 16+

 

Price

$100

 

Class code 

CAF20GLTM200-01W

 

Register here

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This project based class will walk students through each step to create unique beveled suncathers using "Tiffany's" copper foil technique. Each student will complete at least one project. All glass, foil and solder included.

 

Date

Wednesdays, December 2-9, 2020 | 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Instructor 

Troy Moody

 

Location

Glass studio

 

Number of open seats

7

 

Requirements 

Ages 16+

 

Price

$67

 

Class code 

CAF20GLTM300-01W

 

Register here

Stained glass flower

Learn to manipulate molten glass with a torch to make marbles and solid form pendants/objects. Intermediate to advanced demos will challenge continuing students. Estimated cost of supplies: $10-$50.

 

Date

Thursdays, December 3-17, 2020 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Instructor 

JeriLyn Alderman

 

Location

Glass studio

 

Number of open seats

7

 

Requirements 

Ages 16+

 

Price

$100

 

Class code 

CAF20GLJA001-01W

 

Register here

Student working with flame

Intermediate and advanced welding students have the opportunity to work on projects independently but with supervision of the instructor. Students must provide their own helmet, in addition to gloves, project materials and wear long sleeve shirts and close toed shoes.

 

Date

Tuesdays & Thursdays, December 3-15, 2020 | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Instructor 

Matt Smith

 

Location

Metal sculpture studio

 

Number of open seats

7

 

Requirements 

Ages 16+

 

Price

$200

 

Class code 

CAF20WSMS300-01W

 

Register here

Student welding metal flower

Mold making is a technical art, it allows you to replicate designs, construct modular forms, and translate your art into new materials. In this mold making workshop, students will learn how to make a 1 part cup mold, a two part handle mold, and hump molds. This workshop will be hands on and materials are included. No mold making experience required

 

Date

Monday, December 7, 2020 | 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Instructor 

Jessie Armstrong

 

Location

Ceramics studio

 

Number of open seats

10

 

Requirements 

Ages 16+

 

Price

$120

 

Class code 

CAF20CERJA300-01W

 

Register here

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In this two-session workshop series, students will be introduced to the process of creating an artist’s book. Starting from your ideas and working toward execution, you will develop strategies for brainstorming and working with sequential and image-based content. Our goal is to bridge the gap between concept, material, process, and form to create a finished work of art. This class is ideal for artists who want an introduction into the world of artist’s books and for those curious about artistic expression in book form.

 

Date

Tuesdays, December 8 - 15, 2020 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Instructor 

Agustin Vargas

 

Location

Drawing/Painting studio

 

Number of open seats

10

 

Requirements 

Ages 16+

 

Price

$120

 

Class code 

CAF20DPP300AV001-01W

 

Register here

Art book laid out

Work in teams to make two of your own unique ornaments. You need to return another day to pick up your ornaments after annealing. Supplies included. Appropriate clothing required in natural fiber fabrics, no decals, solid (closed toe) shoes. Bring drinking water, UV sunglasses and protective sleeves.

 

Date

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | 1- 4 p.m.


Instructor 

Dave Vogt

 

Location

Glassblowing courtyard

 

Number of open seats

4

 

Requirements 

Ages 16+

 

Price

$60

 

Class code 

CAF20GLDV001-01W

 

Register here

Glass ornaments

Work in teams to make two of your own unique ornaments. You need to return another day to pick up your ornaments after annealing. Supplies included. Appropriate clothing required in natural fiber fabrics, no decals, solid (closed toe) shoes. Bring drinking water, UV sunglasses and protective sleeves.

 

Date

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 | 1 - 4 p.m.


Instructor 

Dave Vogt

 

Location

Glassblowing courtyard

 

Number of open seats

4

 

Requirements 

Ages 16+

 

Price

$60

 

Class code 

CAF20GLDV001-02W

 

Register here

Glass ornaments

Work in teams to make two of your own unique ornaments. You need to return another day to pick up your ornaments after annealing. Supplies included. Appropriate clothing required in natural fiber fabrics, no decals, solid (closed toe) shoes. Bring drinking water, UV sunglasses and protective sleeves.

 

Date

Tuesday, December 30, 2020 | 1 - 4 p.m.


Instructor 

Dave Vogt

 

Location

Glassblowing courtyard

 

Number of open seats

4

 

Requirements 

Ages 16+

 

Price

$60

 

Class code 

CAF20GLDV001-03W

 

Register here

Glass ornaments