Weekly / Monthly Activities

Here’s a run down of some of our many regularly scheduled activities…

Open Studio:  Every Tuesday & Saturday year-round 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bring your artwork and join fellow artists as they work on, learn from, and enjoy discussing art of all kinds. A non-threatening environment in which to grow as an artist. Come visit and see what we’re all about!

Drawing Group:  Wednesdays 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (October – May)

Here’s your chance to improve your drawing skills with like-minded artists. This is a non-instructional activity, but no experience is required! Different opportunities to hone your talent may include:  Live models, still life set-ups, drawing fellow artists, and more.

Clay Group:  Every Thursday year-round 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join others as you work on the Art Center equipment in the Clay Room, such as the pottery wheel or slab roller. Most all equipment is available to inspire your latest creation. The Clay Room chairperson is available to help and manage the kiln firings.  You don’t need to be limited to the Clay Room on Thursday nights, bring in any artwork to work on during these evening hours.

Photography Group:  Meets the 1st Monday 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm (October – May)

This group meets to discuss how to improve your photography and plan activities associated with photography. Bring any camera, film or digital, point and shoot or SLR to learn from fellow enthusiasts. Activities have included photography meet-ups, community based events and shoots, photography contests.

Hassayampa Writers Group

The Hassayampa Writers Group meets at 1:30 pm the second Sunday of each month

Plein Air Outings:  Monthly (usually the 3rd Thursday), October – May

Time and location varies, but these outings are generally scheduled in the morning at one of our scenic Sonoran desert locations. Pack up your painting gear, or bring a camera to capture some of the beauty of our surrounding locale. Or, if you like, simply join to hike and take in a little fresh air! We’ve had some outstanding work come out of these opportunities.

We also have a Thursday Basketry Group – one Thursday a month, October through May – There is something for everyone at the art center!