Mesa Arts Center's Arts in Service program offers two virtual summer class opportunities exclusively for veterans and service members. 


Arts in Service classes are free for veterans and service members, and all materials needed for class will be provided. The classes include four pre-recorded sessions and the videos are released weekly to registrants. Participants are also invited to join their fellow students and instructor once a week for a live virtual chat via Zoom to talk about their artwork and ask questions.


Arts in Service participants may enroll in a single online class in an effort to provide opportunities to as many veterans and service-members as possible. Once enrolled, participants will be contacted to submit a copy of their DD214 to verify their military status. Online classes will continue to be offered throughout the year!


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Registration closes Friday, July 10 at 3pm

Box Office representatives are available by phone during open hours, Tuesday-Friday, noon-5pm. 


Students picking up their materials at Mesa Arts Center are asked to please wear a mask for your pick-up appointment, for your safety and the safety of MAC staff. 


Beginning Handbuilding: Clay for the Kitchen

with Jesse Armstrong, Lead Ceramic Instructor 

July 14 - Aug 4, 2020

In this four-week course, students will make functional items for the kitchen including a salt cellar, sponge holder and napkin rings. Each week's class will focus on a new project. Students will be provided with a limited palette of slips to decorate artwork. Following the completion of the course, work will be brought back to the studio to be fired, and a clear glaze will be applied by Jesse Armstrong. All materials will be provided. 15 spot limit.

Live Zoom dates: 1 p.m. July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6

Materials available for pickup July 7 and 9, 1-4pm - you will be contacted to set up an appointment.


Register here

Figurative Sculpture: Crazy Creatures 

with Matt Smith, Lead Metals/Jewelry Instructor 

July 13 - August 3, 2020

In this class, students will learn through video demos to create imaginative fantastical creatures using a variety of materials and techniques, including paper mache, foams, cardboard, air-dried clay and more. What the crazy creatures look like is entirely up to the participant, and the only limit is the imagination! The more bizarre the better! No prior experience is needed to enjoy creating in this class. Demonstrations will be given on painting techniques to finish your creations. All materials will be provided. 15 spot limit.

Live Zoom dates: 12 p.m. July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5

Materials available for pickup July 7 and 9, 1-4pm - you will be contacted to set up an appointment.


Register here


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