Thanks to generous support from The Boeing Company, Arizona Department of Veteran's Services, and the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Mesa Arts Center is pleased to present Arts in Service, which provides creative pathways for veterans and service members to use studio arts experiences in reaching their personal goals, whether those are finding a supportive community, stress relief, working toward overall health and wellness, or pursuing career interests in art-making.
Spring 2020 Arts in Service Classes
Registration for Spring 2020 Arts in Service classes will begin on Friday, December 6, 2019.
Arts in Service Classes (for service-member and veterans only):
Participants may either call (480) 644-6538 Monday -Friday, 9am-5pm, or visit the Box Office fill out and submit a registration form - Download the form here. Questions during the evening or weekend can be directed to (480) 644-6500. Registrations will be taken in the order received. Participants who turn in a registration form through the Box Office will have their forms time-stamped for accuracy.
Participants can also email ArtStudioClass@mesaartscenter.com with questions.
Participants will be contacted by the Studios Department to confirm registration via email. If you are unable to attend your class, please contact the Box Office or Studios department so that we may give your seat to another service-member, veteran or spouse.
Military Spouse/Partner Programming:
Specialty military spouse workshops available Spring 2020! For veterans, service-members with their spouse/partner or military spouses only. View the Spouse Workshops available here!
Arts in Service Policies:
Arts in Service classes are only for veterans or service members of the United States Armed Forces. Students will be asked to present their DD214 the first day of class or may present their Driver's License with the VETERAN designation.
Arts in Service class participants may only enroll for a total of 3 classes per semester.
Participants must submit a valid email address with their registration - all communication regarding classes will be sent via email.
Arts in Service Spouse Workshop Policies:
Military spouse workshops are for military spouses/partners to attend either alone or with their spouse who is a service-member or veteran.
Glass Flameworking: Service Members Learn to manipulate molten glass with a torch to make cosmic marbles and hollow form pendants, ornaments and objects. Intermediate to advanced demos will challenge continuing students. Students will also have the opportunity to work with instructors in fusing, marbles and glass beadmaking.
Blacksmithing: Learn the basics of Blacksmithing while making functional objects for the home such as handles and hooks.
The Science & Art of Photography: A four week introduction to the first camera. Learn the processes the first photographers used as you retrace their pioneering steps in time.
Intro to Clay: Students will learn the basics of working with clay, including coil building, slabs, pinch pots, creating texture on clay, and adding design detail. Students will have a weekly demo and then create their own personal pieces. Students will learn about glaze application and choose their own color and glaze design. Students will have a brief opportunity to learn and try out the pottery wheel. Individual creativity encouraged in this fun class.
Welding: Learn to bend, shape, cut weld and finish steel to make decorative objects and art for you home or yard. Learn Oxy/Acetylene and Mig welding, Plasma Cutting, shearing, rolling, grinding and other shop processes to manipulate and finish steel work.
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