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Tot Arts
Creative Painting; Independent

Paint with your hands and feet, use unusual objects like seashells and plant fibers, and make your own paint mediums. Think outside-the-box and explore your imagination while creating works of art that are truly unique, just like you. Susie. Fee: $16

62930            3-6 yrs           M                      6/3-6/24                         10– 10:45 am

63182              3-6 yrs          M                      7/8-7/29                         10-10:45 am

63460            3-6 yrs           M                      8/5-8/26                         10-10:45 am

 

Creative Painting; Parent/Child

Paint with your hands and feet, use unusual objects like seashells and plant fibers, and make your own paint mediums. Think outside-the-box and explore your imagination while creating works of art that are truly unique, just like you. Susie. Fee: $16

62931         18 mos– 2 yrs      M                   6/3-6/24                        9-9:45 am

63183         18 mos– 2 yrs      M                    7/8-7/29                       9-9:45 am

63461         18 mos- 2 yrs      M                   8/5-8/26                        9-9:45 am

 

Peewee Picassos; Independent

Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist.” In this exciting painting class, your little artist will make colorful artworks inspired by famous artists and history. Susie. Fee: $22

62935            3-6 yrs               M                   6/3-6/24                         11 am -12:15 pm

63189             3-6 yrs               M                   7/8-7/29                         11 am –12:15 pm

63549            3-6 yrs               M                   8/5-8/26                         11 am-12:15 pm

 

Play with Clay; Parent/Child

Learn basic clay techniques and use a variety of different clays. Students explore air-dry clay, Model Magic, Play Dough and even mix up a batch of their own homemade dough and create their own unique works of art. Up to two children per adult. Rachael. Fee: $16

62938            2-5 yrs                 T                  6/4-6/25                             9-9:45 am

62939           2-5 yrs                  T                 6/4-6/25                             11-11:45 am

63192            2-5 yrs                  T                  7/9-7/30                            9-9:45 am

63193            2-5 yrs                  T                  7/9-7/30                            11-11:45 am

63470           2-5 yrs                  T                 8/6-8/27                              9-9:45 am

63188           2-5 yrs                  T                  8/6-8/27                             11-11:45 am

 

Play with Clay; Independent

Learn basic clay techniques and use a variety of different clays. Students explore air-dry clay, Model Magic, Play Dough and even mix up a batch of their own homemade dough and create their own unique works of art. Rachael. Fee: $16

62937        3-6 yrs                   T                    6/4-6/25                             10-10:45 am

63191         3-6 yrs                    T                    7/9-7/30                             10-10:45 am

63469       3-6 yrs                    T                    8/6-8/27                             10-10:45 am

 

Mud Pies and Finger-paints; Parent/Child

This is a fun sensory class for toddlers to get them off to a great start exploring the world of art. Using age appropriate (and sometimes edible) materials helps your little ones express themselves. Up to two children per adult. Susie. Fee: $16

62934          18mos-2 yrs      W                 6/5-6/26                                  9-9:45 am

63187           18mos-2 yrs      W                  7/10-7/31                                 9-9:45 am

63548          18mos–2 yrs      W                 8/7-8/28                                  9-9:45 am

 

PreK Art; Parent/Child

Your little student will create beautiful pieces of art while learning basic preschool concepts. This class will explore shapes, colors, numbers, patterns and more . Up to two children per adult. Susie. Fee: $16

62941             2-4 yrs          W                     6/5-6/26                         10-10:45 am

63195             2-4 yrs          W                     7/10-7/31                         10-10:45 am

63417             2-4 yrs          W                     8/7-8/28                         10-10:45 am

 
PreK Art; Independent

Your little student will create beautiful pieces of art while learning basic preschool concepts. This class will explore shapes, colors, numbers, patterns and more. Susie. Fee: $22

62940            3-6 yrs          W                     6/5-6/26                         11 am-12:15 pm

63194              3-6 yrs          W                     7/10-7/31                        11 am– 12:15 pm

63179              3-6 yrs          W                     8/7-8/28                         11 am– 12:15 pm

 

Exploring Sculpture; Parent/Child

Experience creating with a variety of exciting materials both conventional clay and unconventional found objects, recyclables and more. Students will develop new ideas of self-expression and  are encouraged to experiment and invent as they go. Ideal for a child that gravitates toward tactile sensations. Rachael. Fee: $16

62933              2-4 yrs         Th                    6/6-6/27                       9-9:45 am

62932             2-4 yrs          Th                    6/6-6/27                         10-10:45 am

63186              2-4 yrs          Th                    7/11-8/1                            9-9:45 am                        

63185              2-4 yrs          Th                    7/11-8/1                         10-10:45 am

63466            2-4 yrs           Th                    8/8-8/29                          9-9:45 am

63473             2-4 yrs           Th                    8/8-8/29                        10-10:45 am

 

Exploring Sculpture; Independent

Experience creating with a variety of exciting materials both conventional clay and unconventional found objects, recyclables and more. Students will develop new ideas of self-expression and  are encouraged to experiment and invent as they go. Ideal for a child that gravitates toward tactile sensations. Rachael. Fee: $16

62936              3-6 yrs          Th                    6/6-6/27                        11-11:45 am

62937              3-6 yrs          Th                    7/11-8/1                           11-11:45 am

63465             3-6 yrs           Th                    8/8-8/29                         11-11:45 am

 

Art and Animals; Parent/Child

Using an assortment of materials students will create animals of all shapes and sizes. Learn fun animal facts and relate your new knowledge to art. Have fun exploring, using clay, paint, recycled materials, nature and found objects. Rachael. Fee: $16

62928             2-4 yrs          F                       6/7-6/28                         9-9:45 am  

62929            3-6 yrs           F                       6/7-6/28                         11-11:45 am

63172              2-4 yrs          F                       7/12-8/2                         9-9:45 am

63173              3-6 yrs          F                       7/12-8/2                          11-11:45 am                        

63450            2-4 yrs          F                       8/9-8/30                         9– 9:45 am

63451             3-6 yrs          F                       8/9-8/30                         11-11:45 am

 

Art and Animals; Independent

Using an assortment of materials students will create animals of all shapes and sizes. Learn fun animal facts and relate your new knowledge to art. Have fun exploring, using clay, paint, recycled materials, nature and found objects. Rachael. Fee: $16         

62927             3-6 yrs         F                      6/7-6/28                        10-10:45 am                       

63171              3-6 yrs          F                       7/12-8/2                         10-10:45 am

63449            3-6 yrs          F                      8/9-8/30                        10-10:45 am

 

Tot Dance, Music & Theatre
NEW! Move with Me; Parent/Child

In this parent and child class we invite the whole family to join us for 45 minutes of music, dancing and imagination. Help develop your child’s developmental and social skills all while having a toe-tapping good time. Up to two children per adult. Fee: $16

63205             3-6 yrs          T                       6/4-6/25                         4:30-5:15 pm                    

63206            3-6 yrs           T                       6/4-6/25                         5:30-6:15 pm

 

NEW! Puppet Play; Parent/Child

Students will get hands on with performance through puppets. Join us each Wednesday to get silly while exploring new stories, and types of puppetry. Students will learn and laugh away each session by exploring puppet making and performing skits. This is a great way to develop performance skills in both children who are shy and those who love the spotlight. Fee: $16

63213              3-6 yrs          W                     6/5-6/26                         4-5 pm

 

Creative Movement; Parent/Child

In this series, students will learn basic steps while discovering fun and interesting ways to move through space. Join our dance instructors as they lead students through this fun workshop series. Up to two children per adult. Fee: $16

63181              2-4 yrs          M                      8/5-8/26                        10-10:45 am                       

63180             2-4 yrs          W                     8/7-8/28                         11-11:45 am

 

Dance Sampler; Independent

Here’s your chance to shine while showing off your best moves. Learn the basic steps and techniques for a variety of dance styles such as ballet, jazz, modern and more. Learn to “walk the walk and talk the talk” as you also become familiar with the terminology of each dance style. Fee: $16

63184             3-5 yrs          T                       8/6-8/27                         11-11:45 am

63174              3-5 yrs          W                     8/7-8/28                         10-10:45 am

Toddler Music; Parent/Child

These high-energy classes invite tots and their big person to listen, move, and play simple instruments in activities that make the natural connection between movement and music. Two children per adult. Andi. Fee: $16

63207             2-4 yrs          M                      8/5-8/26                         11-11:45 am

63550             2-4 yrs          T                       8/6-8/27                         10-10:45 am 

 

Music and Me; Parent/Child

This family-focused music class will help your little one enrich their verbal and cognitive development while you both learn basic rhythm patterns. Up to two children per adult. Carlos. Fee: $16
63448               2-5 yrs              F                      8/9-8/30                          3:30-4:15 pm 

Youth Art, Dance & Theatre
 

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SummerCamps

Ceramics Studio; Parent/Child

We invite children and guardians to roll up their sleeves and join us for some together time in the ceramic studio. This class teaches students hand-building techniques such as coiling, pinch pots, and slabs. Learn to shape clay and finish your pieces with a new project each week. Class can be taken multiple times. Students provide their own Cone 10 Clay. Fee: $32 per person per session.

62918              6-10 yrs        Sa                     6/8-6/29                        10-11:30 am                        

63458             6-10 yrs        Sa                     7/13-8/3                        10-11:30 am                        

63472             6-10 yrs         Sa                     8/10-8/31                      10-11:30 am                        

63478             8-12 yrs         Sa                     6/8-6/29                       12:30-2 pm 

63479             8-12 yrs         Sa                     7/13-8/3                        12:30-2 pm

63480             8-12 yrs         Sa                     8/10-8/31                     12:30-2 pm

 

NEW!  Creative Exploration

Experience creating with a variety of materials. Found objects are combined with conventional art media and transformed into new masterpieces. Rachael will train you to see the world through new eyes and change how you think about the creative process. Students will develop new ideas of self-expression and are encouraged to experiment and invent as they go. Fee: $22

63215              5-9 yrs          T                       6/4-6/25                         5:45-6:45 pm                    

63462             5-9 yrs          T                       7/9-7/30                         5:45-6:45 pm                    

63216              9-12 yrs         T                       6/4-6/25                          7-8 pm         

63463              9-12 yrs        T                       7/9-7/30                          7-8 pm         

 

NEW!  Beginning Dance; Catch the Craze

Nowadays we see many different dance moves go viral on the internet and in popular culture. In this class your child will learn how to Kiki, Harlem Shake, and Fortnite Floss their way into learning about basic dance terminology, choreography, rhythm and coordination. No previous dance experience required. Fee: $20

63209             5-8 yrs          Th                     6/6-6/27                       4-4:45 pm  

63454             5-8 yrs          Th                     7/11-8/1                         4-4:45 pm  

63210              7-10 yrs         Th                     6/6-6/27                       5-5:45 pm  

63455             7-10 yrs          Th                     7/11-8/1                          5-5:45 pm  

 

NEW!  Beginning Dance; Move and Flow

Have you ever listened to a song that made you want to glide across the room? Then this class is for you. This class will teach basic dance terminology, as well as rhythm, coordination, and flow of the body to music that moves us. No previous dance experience required. Fee: $20

63211               5-8 yrs          Th                     6/6-6/27                          6 -6:45 pm 

63456             5-8 yrs          Th                     7/11-8/1                          6 -6:45 pm 

63212              7-10 yrs        Th                     6/6-6/27                          7-7:45 pm   

63457             7-10 yrs        Th                     7/11-8/1                          7-7:45 pm   

 

NEW!  Move with Me; Parent/Child

In this Move with Me class we invite your children to grab an adult of their choice and join us for an hour of music, dancing and imagination. Help develop your child’s developmental and social skills all while having a toe-tapping good time. Fee: $20

63207             5-8 yrs          T                       6/4-6/25                       6:30-7:45 pm                    

63452             5-8 yrs          T                       7/9-7/30                       6:30-7:45 pm                    

 

NEW!  Puppet Play; Parent/Child

Students will get hands on with performance through puppets. Join us each Wednesday to get silly while exploring new stories, and types of puppetry. Students will learn and laugh away each session by exploring puppet making and performing skits. This is a great way to develop performance skills in both children who are shy and those who love the spotlight. Fee: $20

63214              5-8 yrs          W                     6/5-6/26                     5:15-6:15 pm                      

63459             5-8 yrs          W                     7/10-7/31                     5:15-6:15 pm                      

 

Adult Arts
NEW!  Art on Paper

Explore the creative possibilities of paper through a range of mark-making techniques including mixed media, collage and monoprints. We recommend that you take this class with our exciting new Book Arts class to learn the skills to turn these paper masterpieces into beautiful hand bound books. Fee: $22

63217              18 yrs+          M                      6/3-6/24                                      6-7 pm         

63464             18 yrs+          M                      7/8-7/29                                      6-7 pm

 
NEW!  Book Arts

Create a book from scratch. In this class you will explore both folded and sewn book structures. With these base skills you will be able to design custom sketchbooks or artist books. We recommend that you take this class with our exciting new Art on Paper class to learn the skills to turn your paper master pieces into beautiful hand bound books. Fee: $22

63223              18 yrs+          M                      6/3-6/24                      7:15-8:15pm                         

63468              18 yrs+          M                      7/8-7/29                      7:15-8:15 pm

 

Ceramics; Beginning Throwing

Class is recommended for students who have taken Beginning Ceramics. This is your opportunity to become one with the ceramic wheel through a series of exercises that build up your skills. This class will cover bowls, cups, mugs, plates and other dinnerware type items. Students provide their own materials and Cone 10 clay. Lisa. No class 4/1. *No Class 7/1. Fee: $120

62915               18 yrs+          M                      6/3-7/29*                6-8:50 pm  

 

Ceramics; Independent Hand-building Studio

Do you want time to experiment and hone your skills? Intermediate and Advanced hand-builders can work freely in this non-instructional setting.  Studio space is being provided during our regular throwing classes and space is limited. Students provide their own Cone 10 clay. *No Class 7/1, 7/3.  Fee: $100

62916              18 yrs+          W                     6/5-7/31*                6-8:50 pm                       

62917              18 yrs+          M                      6/3-7/29*              6-8:50 pm   

 

Ceramics; Specialty Surface Decoration

Learn specialty techniques and tips to help you personalize your ceramic artwork. From stamps to wax resist glazing, you’ll learn how to use color and texture to your advantage. We’ll work on tiles and other projects to expand your knowledge and creativity. All skill levels welcome. Students provide their own materials. Lisa. *No Class 7/2. Fee: $120

62923             18 yrs+          T                       6/4-7/30*              9 am-12 pm

 

Ceramics; Beginning

Your journey in ceramics starts here. Learn age-old techniques and create functional pieces of art. Build a strong ceramics foundation with an introduction to hand-building, throwing, surface design and glazing. Students provide their own Cone 10 clay, Chris. *No Class 7/2. Fee: $120

62914              18 yrs+          T                       6/4-7/30*              6-8:50 pm  

 

Ceramics; Intermediate/ Advanced Throwing

This class is recommended for students who have taken Beginning Throwing. Students will cover advanced throwing forms and techniques such as 2-part cylinders, teapots and decorative techniques. You can also work independently on your own wheel-thrown projects. Students provide their own materials and Cone 10 clay. Chris. *No Class 7/3. Fee: $120

62919               18 yrs+            W                      6/5-7/31*                          6-8:50 pm     

 

Ceramics; Pottery Club

This leisurely morning of working in the studio offers students ample time to create functional and sculptural ceramics work. Potters can freely build or work on the wheel. Demonstrations in building and glazing will be provided by instructor. Students provide their own materials and Cone 10 clay. Ceramics. Lisa. *No Class 7/3. Fee: $160

62921 18 yrs+                         W                      6/5-7/31*              9 am-12 pm

 

Painting; Impressionism with Watercolors

For beginners to intermediate. Students will use watercolors to unlock the impressionism style of painting. Basic and advanced techniques will help students to create sketches to finished paintings while learning to control the painting process based on the old masters’ paintings like Sargent, Cezanne and more. Students provide own supplies. Tal. No class 7/3. Fee: $42

63222               18 yrs+           W                     6/12-7/31                                       6:30-8:30 pm

 

NEW! Drawing; Exploring Prismacolor Pencils

If you want to use Prismacolor pencils to create an impressionistic or realistic approach to your artwork, we will stretch the boundaries. We will explore how to use them to layer color upon color and painting with them to add depth and drama to your artwork. A basic Prismacolor set of colored pencils and sketchbook will be required. Terry. Fee: $48

63477               18 yrs+           Th             6/6-6/27              3-5:30pm                               PYLE

63481              18 yrs+           Th              7/11-8/1                 3-5:30 pm                              PYLE

 

 

Ceramics; Intermediate/Advanced

If you’re ready to advance your ceramics skills, this is the class for you. Increase your knowledge as you create advanced projects of your choosing. The instructor will provide building and glaze demonstrations and help guide you through your projects. Prerequisite: Beginning Ceramics or other ceramics experience. Students provide their own materials. Lisa. No Class 7/4. Fee: $120

62920              18 yrs+            Th                     6/6-8/1*                          6-8:50 pm      

 

Mosaics and More

Fascinated by mosaic tile floors or ancient mosaic artworks? Let us show you how to work with ceramic tile, glass beads and recycled materials to enhance projects like flower pots, tabletops and more. Learn the fundamentals of tile placement and grouting. Instructor will cover required and optional supplies on first night of class. Chris. *No Class 7/4. Fee: $60

62925               18 yrs+            Th                     6/6-8/1*                          6-8:50 pm     

 

Glass Fusion

Learn the basics of glass fusion art. Cut and compose colored glass pieces and play with design and color, that will be melted together in a kiln into a solid artwork. Projects include tiles, jewelry, coasters/small plates and bowls. Basic glass included. Chris. *No Class 7/6. Fee: $70

 62924                 18 yrs+            Sa                     6/8-8/3*                          9:30-11:30 am

 

 NEW! Painting; Beginning/Intermediate

Your first brush stroke will immerse you into a world of art, created by you. This introductory class will teach you the basic to advanced techniques for painting in a variety of mediums which may include acrylic and watercolor. Students will learn how to make brush strokes, mix colors, and paint from photographs and still life. No class 7/6.  Anne. Fee: $36

63467             18 yrs+           Sa                     6/8-8/3                          10-11:30 am

 

Adult Jewelry & Music
NEW!  Jewelry; Surface Design

Join teaching artist Terry as she leads you through jewelry surface design techniques. This class is designed for students with knowledge of working with metals. We will explore techniques to bring new dimensions to your jewelry designs. We will be using the Foredom, Rolling Mill, Etching and colored pencil process to make your jewelry stand out. *No class 7/1. Fee: $80.

63474             18 yrs+          M                      6/3-7/29*              3-5:30 pm                  PYLE 63475              18 yrs+         M                     6/3-7/29*               6-8:30 pm                  PYLE

 

 
Guitar; Intermediate

Already have a few riffs and chords under your belt? Carlos will continue to develop your essential guitar skills to get you performance ready. Students provide their own guitar, strings and tuner. No class 7/2. Fee: $40.

63220             15 yrs+          T            6/4-7/30                      6-7:15 pm                           PYLE 63221              15 yrs+          T            6/4-7/30                     7:30-8:45 pm                     PYLE

 

Guitar; Beginning

Is that guitar in your living room picking up dust rather than having its strings plucked? This exciting class leads students through the basics of guitar. Walk in without a clue, and walk out knowing just what to play and on what cue. Students provide their own guitar, strings and tuner. No class 7/3. Fee: $40.

63218              15 yrs+           W              6/5-7/31               6-7:15 pm                     PYLE 63219               15 yrs+          W              6/5-7/31          7:30-8:45 pm                   PYLE

 

NEW!  Ukulele; Beginning

Bring the whole family to this exciting new eight-week group lesson series. This class teaches the basics of playing the ukulele spanning from theory to learning whole songs. Registrants will provide their own ukulele. Lorin. No class 7/3. Fee: $40

63546             15 yrs+          W                     6/5-7/31                          6-7 pm                                63547             15 yrs+          W                     6/5-7/31                          7:15-8:15 pm       

 

Jewelry; Open Studio

For safety, only experienced jewelry students are eligible. Looking for a space to work on your own jewelry creations? Utilize the time in Open Studio to take your jewelry project from start-to-finish or complete a project that's already in-progress. Instructor will provide guidance as needed, as well as demonstrate jewelry techniques. Terry. *No class 7/4 Fee: $80.

63476              18 yrs+          Th                     6/6-8/1*              6-8:30 pm                      PYLE

 

Contact

Edna Vihel Arts Center
3340 S. Rural Road 
Tempe, AZ 85282 
(480) 350-5287

Contact:

Front Desk
edna_arts@tempe.gov
(480) 350-5287

Dani Godreau, Arts Engagement Coordinator 
dani_godreau@tempe.gov 
480-350-5034

Maja Aurora, Director of Arts Engagement 
maja_aurora@tempe.gov
(480) 350-5175

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