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Sonoran Arts League members and artists are invited to drop-in for open studio time. No instruction will be provided, however like-minded artists can offer tips and advice if needed. Participants bring their own supplies.

$5 League Member / $10 Non-Member


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1/25/202112:00pm to 4:00pm


Participants of this class will have fun making their own special gift on a sloped glass plate using
an age-old technique called Reverse Decoupage.

 

Instructor: Nancy Breiman

 

This class is designed for everyone and no artistic talent or experience is needed, just a desire to learn and have fun! All the materials for this class will be provided, however, if you have a favorite wrapping paper you would like to use, please bring it with you. You will leave this workshop with a finished product you can proudly gift or keep for yourself.


Class Fee: $45
Materials Fee: $15 (to be paid directly to the instructor) 

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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1/27/2021
-1/27/2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm


The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

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1/28/2021
-1/28/2021
10:00am to 12:00pm


Sonoran Arts League members and artists are invited to drop-in for open studio time. No instruction will be provided, however like-minded artists can offer tips and advice if needed. Participants bring their own supplies.

$5 League Member / $10 Non-Member


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2/1/2021
-2/1/2021
12:00pm to 4:00pm


Make a bright and colorful vase or candle holder.

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

Using an 8 x 8 inch sheet of clear glass and various shades of glass frit (ground glass) you will create a beautiful vase to grace your table or window sill.  In this 1.5 hour class you will chose colors of frit and create a design for your vase.  Your piece will be taken to the kiln and fired.  Once the piece has been fused it will be slumped over a mold to make the vase.  The finished piece will be returned to you the next week 


Class Fee: $40
Materials Fee: $10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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2/2/2021
-2/2/2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm


Make a bright and colorful vase or candle holder.

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

Using an 8 x 8 inch sheet of clear glass and various shades of glass frit (ground glass) you will create a beautiful vase to grace your table or window sill.  In this 1.5 hour class you will chose colors of frit and create a design for your vase.  Your piece will be taken to the kiln and fired.  Once the piece has been fused it will be slumped over a mold to make the vase.  The finished piece will be returned to you the next week 


Class Fee: $40
Materials Fee: $10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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2/2/2021
-2/2/2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm


The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

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2/4/2021
-2/4/2021
10:00am to 12:00pm


The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

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2/11/2021
-2/11/2021
10:00am to 12:00pm


Free Youth Art Workshop: Everything Animals

Instructor: Robin Ray

For Students in Grades 3 - 8.

Create artwork inspired by your favorite animal.  This workshop based on warm-up drawing and painting exercises that will spark your creative expression. You choose the animal and the supplies you want to use.   You will leave with an expressive animal portrait done in your unique style.
All materials provided.

This workshop is presented free to the community through the generous support of Kiwanis of Carefree. 

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2/13/202110:00am to 12:00pm


Sonoran Arts League members and artists are invited to drop-in for open studio time. No instruction will be provided, however like-minded artists can offer tips and advice if needed. Participants bring their own supplies.

$5 League Member / $10 Non-Member


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2/15/2021
-2/15/2021
12:00pm to 4:00pm


The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

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2/18/2021
-2/18/2021
10:00am to 12:00pm


Sonoran Arts League members and artists are invited to drop-in for figure drawing open studio time. Practice your figure drawing skills and explore a variety of media while working freely from a live model. A facilitator will be present to provide support to participants upon request. Participants bring their own supplies.

$15 League Member / $25 Non-Member


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2/22/2021
-2/22/2021
12:00pm to 4:00pm


The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

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2/25/2021
-2/25/2021
10:00am to 12:00pm


Sonoran Arts League members and artists are invited to drop-in for open studio time. No instruction will be provided, however like-minded artists can offer tips and advice if needed. Participants bring their own supplies.

$5 League Member / $10 Non-Member


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3/1/2021
-3/1/2021
12:00pm to 4:00pm


Create a unique and beautiful  piece of functional art. 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

This class will demonstrate the unique properties of glass and heat.  Using glass squares of different thickness you will see how glass fuses to a thickness of ¼ inch.  Come create a piece of art. Cheese plate will measure approximately 9” x 9”.

Class Fee: $50
Materials Fee: $10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 


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3/2/2021
-3/2/2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm


The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

more info...
3/4/2021
-3/4/2021
10:00am to 12:00pm


The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

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3/11/2021
-3/11/2021
10:00am to 12:00pm


Read My Beads

Free arts workshop for students in Grades: 3 - 8

Instructor: Jonni Deanda

 

Create artistic bracelets or necklaces with your personal brand using alphabet, glass, crystal, and metal beads.

This workshop is presented free to the community through the generous support of Kiwanis of Carefree. 


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3/13/202110:00am to 12:00pm


Sonoran Arts League members and artists are invited to drop-in for open studio time. No instruction will be provided, however like-minded artists can offer tips and advice if needed. Participants bring their own supplies.

$5 League Member / $10 Non-Member


more info...
3/15/2021
-3/15/2021
12:00pm to 4:00pm


The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

more info...
3/18/2021
-3/18/2021
10:00am to 12:00pm


The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

more info...
3/25/2021
-3/25/2021
10:00am to 12:00pm


Sonoran Arts League members and artists are invited to drop-in for open studio time. No instruction will be provided, however like-minded artists can offer tips and advice if needed. Participants bring their own supplies.

$5 League Member / $10 Non-Member


more info...
3/29/2021
-3/29/2021
12:00pm to 4:00pm


Come create a sun catcher to hang in your widow. 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

Sun catchers placed in a window create beautiful colors to brighten your day.  No glass cutting skills are required for this class but can be used if desired.  You will learn how to use pieces of glass to create bright designs then can then be hung in a window or on a wall. These also make wonderful gifts or can be used as ornament for trees.  Each student will make up to 6 sun catchers


Class Fee: $50
Materials Fee: $10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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4/6/2021
-4/6/2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm


Prickly Plants

Instructor: Linda Lindus


Free art workshop for students in grades 3-8.Starting with a painted canvas  (your choice of a sunset or a hot summer day) you'll have the opportunity to play with mixed media, up-cycling bottle caps and found items into a cactus. This class is an experiment in using found items to create art by mixing media and exploring the shapes and colors of desert plants.
 

This workshop is presented free to the community through the generous support of Kiwanis of Carefree. 

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4/10/2021
-4/10/2021
10:00am to 12:00pm


Come create a sun catcher to hang in your widow. 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

Sun catchers placed in a window create beautiful colors to brighten your day.  No glass cutting skills are required for this class but can be used if desired.  You will learn how to use pieces of glass to create bright designs then can then be hung in a window or on a wall. These also make wonderful gifts or can be used as ornament for trees.  Each student will make up to 6 sun catchers


Class Fee: $55
Materials Fee: $10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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4/13/2021
-4/13/2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm


Explore the art of fused glass. 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

PLEASE NOTE: This class is held over two sessions one week apart. Part 1: May 4, 2021 & Part 2: May 11, 2021.  

Students in this two day class will complete two flowers.  The first day will be designing, cutting and arranging the glass to form a flower. The first week the flower pieces will be cut and arranged in preparation for fusing. Once this is done the flowers will be put in a kiln to fuse, then slumped into a mold that will create the flower shape (a total of 48 hours in the kiln).  The flower will then be drilled.  The second day of class the flower will be assembled to give it a stem and gold or silver paint can be added as an embellishment.  Flowers will be ready to take home at the end of the second week.  


Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $15

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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5/4/2021
-5/11/2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm


Explore the art of fused glass. 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

PLEASE NOTE: This class is held over two sessions one week apart. Part 1: May 4, 2021 & Part 2: May 11, 2021.  

Students in this two day class will complete two flowers.  The first day will be designing, cutting and arranging the glass to form a flower. The first week the flower pieces will be cut and arranged in preparation for fusing. Once this is done the flowers will be put in a kiln to fuse, then slumped into a mold that will create the flower shape (a total of 48 hours in the kiln).  The flower will then be drilled.  The second day of class the flower will be assembled to give it a stem and gold or silver paint can be added as an embellishment.  Flowers will be ready to take home at the end of the second week.  


Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $15

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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5/4/2021
-5/11/2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm


Mixed Media Paper Collage

Instructor: Nancy Breiman


Free art workshop for students in grades 3-8.

Create your own 8” x 10” mixed media paper collage on a canvas board. You’ll have your choice of “Jumping in the Ocean” or “Going on Safari”. Bring your imagination and creativity and leave with your magical creation, ready to frame. In this workshop we'll use stickers, scrapbook paper, mulberry paper, and mod podge.  You’ll create a fun, layered finished painting by layering torn paper and images to create your imaginary world. All materials needed will be supplied.
 
There will be no sharp tools used. It is suggested you wear an apron or big t-shirt to protect clothes, although all the materials we’ll use are removable in the wash.
 

This workshop is presented free to the community through the generous support of Kiwanis of Carefree. 

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5/8/202110:00am to 12:00pm


Create a forever green garden.

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

This garden will never whither.  What will you put in your garden?  Using an 16 x 8 inch sheet of clear glass you will design flowers and other garden items to make your garden unique.  Frit (ground glass), glass pebbles, thin rods of glass and glass triangles will be used to make the flowers and background.  This class does not require glass cutting skills.


Class Fee: $65
Materials Fee: $20

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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6/1/2021
-6/1/2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm


Create a forever green garden.

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

This garden will never whither.  What will you put in your garden?  Using an 16 x 8 inch sheet of clear glass you will design flowers and other garden items to make your garden unique.  Frit (ground glass), glass pebbles, thin rods of glass and glass triangles will be used to make the flowers and background.  This class does not require glass cutting skills.


Class Fee: $65
Materials Fee: $20

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


more info...
6/1/2021
-6/1/2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm


Sun catchers placed in a window create beautiful colors to brighten your day. 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

Come create a sun catcher to hand in your widow.  No glass cutting skills are required for this class but can be used if desired.  You will learn how to use pieces of glass to create bright designs then can then be hung in a window or on a wall. These also make wonderful gifts or can be used as ornament for trees.  Each student will make up to 6 sun catchers.

Class Fee: $55
Materials Fee: $10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


more info...
7/6/2021
-7/6/2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm


Sun catchers placed in a window create beautiful colors to brighten your day. 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

Come create a sun catcher to hand in your widow.  No glass cutting skills are required for this class but can be used if desired.  You will learn how to use pieces of glass to create bright designs then can then be hung in a window or on a wall. These also make wonderful gifts or can be used as ornament for trees.  Each student will make up to 6 sun catchers.

Class Fee: $55
Materials Fee: $10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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7/6/2021
-7/6/2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm


Make stunning cabochons (pendants). 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

These cabochons make wonderful jewelry for personal use or gifts.  Students will make 5-8 cabochons during the class. Using clear and colored glass you will create beautiful pieces of glass that can be used to make unique necklaces.  If you have never worked with glass this a great starter class for you.  Little or no glass cutting is required.  At the end of the class you will have up to 8 finished pieces that will then be fired in a kiln and be ready to pick up the following week.  Basils will be provided to adhere to the back of the piece or you might want to learn wire wrapping and make a more intricate piece of jewelry.  Basic glass cutting skills may be taught.


Class Fee: $55
Materials Fee: $10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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8/3/2021
-8/3/2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm


Make stunning cabochons (pendants). 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson

 

These cabochons make wonderful jewelry for personal use or gifts.  Students will make 5-8 cabochons during the class. Using clear and colored glass you will create beautiful pieces of glass that can be used to make unique necklaces.  If you have never worked with glass this a great starter class for you.  Little or no glass cutting is required.  At the end of the class you will have up to 8 finished pieces that will then be fired in a kiln and be ready to pick up the following week.  Basils will be provided to adhere to the back of the piece or you might want to learn wire wrapping and make a more intricate piece of jewelry.  Basic glass cutting skills may be taught.


Class Fee: $55
Materials Fee: $10

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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8/3/2021
-8/3/2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm


Tis the season to be preparing for Halloween and Christmas.

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson


Fused glass ornaments are a great gift for that someone special.  These will add a little something extra to your gift wrapping.  A variety of ornament styles will be available or you can be wild and wonderful and create your own styles.  Each student will make 6 ornaments.   Ornaments will be available to pick up the following week.



Class Fee: $55
Materials Fee: $15 (to be collected by instructor)

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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9/7/2021
-9/7/2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm


Tis the season to be preparing for Halloween and Christmas.

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson


Fused glass ornaments are a great gift for that someone special.  These will add a little something extra to your gift wrapping.  A variety of ornament styles will be available or you can be wild and wonderful and create your own styles.  Each student will make 6 ornaments.   Ornaments will be available to pick up the following week.



Class Fee: $55
Materials Fee: $15 (to be collected by instructor)

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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9/7/2021
-9/7/2021
5:00pm to 7:00pm


Create an unique bowl or plate using glass pebbles.

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson


Using a combination of clear and colored  glass pebbles make a one of a kind bowl to grace your home or as a gift for that someone special.  Bowl will be approximately 11 inches. Student has the option of having the finished piece slumped as a bowl or a plate.



Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $15 (to be collected by instructor)

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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10/5/2021
-10/5/2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm


Create an unique bowl or plate using glass pebbles.

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson


Using a combination of clear and colored  glass pebbles make a one of a kind bowl to grace your home or as a gift for that someone special.  Bowl will be approximately 11 inches. Student has the option of having the finished piece slumped as a bowl or a plate.



Class Fee: $60
Materials Fee: $15 (to be collected by instructor)

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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10/5/2021
-10/5/2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm


Want an early start on Holiday Cheer? 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson


Have fun creating a holiday themed plate.  Students will create an 8 x 8” plate with a holiday theme of their choice in this 2-3 hour class.  Multiple options will be available using glass cut outs, frit (ground glass), glass noodles and stringers.  These plates will be a joyful way to celebrate the holiday session, or a great hostess gift for that important party.  Come and enjoy a chance to work with fused glass.  Plates will be ready for pick up the next week.


Class Fee: $55
Materials Fee: $20 (to be collected by instructor)

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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11/2/2021
-11/2/2021
1:00pm to 4:00pm


Want an early start on Holiday Cheer? 

 

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson


Have fun creating a holiday themed plate.  Students will create an 8 x 8” plate with a holiday theme of their choice in this 2-3 hour class.  Multiple options will be available using glass cut outs, frit (ground glass), glass noodles and stringers.  These plates will be a joyful way to celebrate the holiday session, or a great hostess gift for that important party.  Come and enjoy a chance to work with fused glass.  Plates will be ready for pick up the next week.


Class Fee: $55
Materials Fee: $20 (to be collected by instructor)

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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11/2/2021
-11/2/2021
5:00pm to 8:00pm


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