Mesa Arts Center's Arts in Service program offers four virtual fall 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.

 

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!

 

Questions? Contact artstudioclass@mesaartscenter.com

 

Registration begins September 4 at 12 p.m.

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. 

 

Figurative Sculpture: Crazy Creatures 

with Matt Smith, Lead Metals Instructor 

October 5 - 26, 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.

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Live Zoom dates: 2 p.m. October 7, 14, 21, and 28.

Materials available for pickup September 22, 24, 29 and October 1, 1 - 4 p.m. Pickup dates will be available for you to select during registration. 

 

Register here 


Clay for the Kitchen

with Jesse Armstrong, Lead Ceramic Instructor 

October 6 - 27, 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. 

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Live Zoom dates: 1 p.m. October 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Materials available for pickup September 22, 24, 29 and October 1, 1 - 4 p.m. Pickup dates will be available for you to select during registration. 
 

Register here


Beginning Watercolors

with Agustin Vargas, Lead Graphics Art Instructor 

October 20 - November 10, 2020

The Basic Watercolor is designed for the beginning student interested in watercolor. It is a course developed to allow students to learn and explore basic watercolor techniques and elements of design. All materials provided. 15 spot limit.

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Live Zoom dates: 4 p.m. October 22, 29, November 5 and 12. 

Class dates: 10 a.m. October 20, 27, November 3 and 10.  

Materials available for pickup October 15 and October 20, 1 - 4 p.m.

 

Register here 


Intro to Mosaics

with Troy Moody, Lead Glass Instructor 

October 23 - November 17, 2020

This fun video series will cover various materials and techniques to create American mosaics. Class consists of four, one hour video tutorials demonstrating step by step how to create an original Mosaic project of your choice and four, one hour Q&A Zoom sessions. Topics covered include an explanation of glass mosaic fundamentals, project ideas, glass cutting, discussion of various readily available materials and products. All materials provided. 15 spot limit.  

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Live Zoom dates: 11 a.m. October 27, November 3, 10, 17.

Class dates: 10 a.m. October 23, 30, November 6, 13  

Materials available for pickup October 15, 20 and 22, 1 - 4 p.m.

 

Register here 


Figurative Sculpture: Heads, Masks and More

with Matt Smith, Lead Metals Instructor 

November 2 - 23, 2020

In this class, students will build off their knowledge of paper mache by learning how to create patterns, molds, fabrics, found objects and more to create heads, masks and more. Students will be shown time-saving techniques and finishes.  All materials will be provided. 15 spot limit.

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Live Zoom dates: 2 p.m. November 4, 18, 25 and December 2.

Materials available for pickup October 20, 22, 27 and 29, 1 - 4 p.m. Pickup dates will be available for you to select during registration. 
 

Register here


Clay for the Garden

with Jesse Armstrong, Lead Ceramic Instructor 

November 3 - 24, 2020

In this course students will learn to simple handbuilding techniques to make objects for the garden. Over the course of this four week class students will complete four projects: a planter, a wind chime, Garden stakes and sculptural Metapec Sun. Students will learn slab building, pinch pots, slip application and basic sgraffitto carving techniques. At the end of this four week course students will need to make appointments with the instructor to bring artwork back to the ceramics studio for firing, included with the cost of the class. All materials will be provided.15 spot limit. 

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Live Zoom dates: 1 p.m. November 5, 12, 19 and December 3. 

Materials available for pickup October 20, 22, 27 and 29, 1 - 4 p.m. Pickup dates will be available for you to select during registration. 

 

Register here

 

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