Art Workshops

11 Jan

The Artlink Gallery at Heritage Square is hosting workshops
January 30th-March 11 2012

The Artlink Gallery at Heritage Square is excited to be hosting adult workshops in a variety of mediums! With quality teachings at affordable prices you will have the opportunity to further your artistic skills and techniques; or  for beginners who would like to explore their artistic side to start developing them. The gallery, which functions as an exhibition space for artists on First and Third Fridays, is part of the non-profit organization Artlink Phoenix, one of the oldest, volunteer-run, non-profit 501C3 arts organizations in downtown Phoenix.

The 8 week workshops will run from January 14 -March 11, 2012. This extensive visual arts program will include mixed media, painting, drawing, fiber, photography, ceramics, air brush, water color, video, writing, book and paper art, performance, bead work, fibers, and sculpture.

Our art instructors are professionals in their fields with tremendous talent, skills and abilities that are excited to pass on to their students.

The classes will be held at the Artlink Gallery, housed in the Carriage House at Historic Heritage Square. The 1899 structure is located in downtown Phoenix at 115 N. 6th St, Phoenix AZ 85004. The Artlink Gallery is 300 sq ft and has lots of natural light flooding in from two large glass doors. Classes will take place indoors, as well as, outdoor in the beautiful view of the park and its historical structures. Also, there are opportunities to walk downtown for additional inspiration. Restaurants, such as Rose & Crown, Nobuo and Pizzeria Bianco are next door.

Registration is done through email at with ATT to the name of class/workshop, as well as, indicate the payment method. 

Payments must be received by the deadlines of each class/workshop either by check made out to Artlink Phoenix or via paypal: with ATT to the name of class/workshop.

Mail checks to

Artlink Inc.
P.O. Box 3426
Phoenix, AZ 85030


Altered Book with Instructor Tricia Wang:

2 sessions: February Saturday 11th and February Saturday 18th: from 9am-12:00

 Registration and payment by Feb 4th, 2012: $50

Would you like to discover a powerful way to tap into your creative unconscious?

How about blending art, writing and found materials to create your very own storybook?

This is the magic of the altered book. Altered books are mixed media artworks that can incorporate text, collage, painting, drawing, journaling and scrapbooking. Instead of using a blank canvas or journal, we use an old book as our starting point. While altering its pages to create our own artwork, we enter a journey of self-discovery, with our creative unconscious as our guide.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of artistic experience. It is especially helpful for non-artists who would like to explore their creativity and learn about working in various media, but who may not feel confident with drawing, painting or other skills that take time to build.

Materials needed:


Magazine pictures, photos, papers, embellishments, etc

Glue sticks


Arts and Crafts Workshop with Instructor Christy Puetz

Memory Jars, Onetime workshop 2 hours:

March 7th, 2012                           9-11am

Registration and payment is by March 2nd: $20 plus $8 for materials

These one-of-a-kind embellished jars will be covered with clay, beads, buttons and fun objects.  The inside can hold photos, family story or note to a special loved one.  You can even bring a couple of special personal items to add.

Storytelling Hanging Quilts, One time workshop, 2 hours:

March 7th, 2012                12-2pm

Registration and payment is by March 2nd: $20 plus $8 for materials

Quilts can keep you warm at night or tell stories about an entire family’s history.  We will design and embellish a miniature quilt that will tell a story about you, your interests or family.  Use fabric, beads, ribbons and found objects to get started, bring some personal photos or fabric to make it unique to you.

Honoring Boxes, Onetime workshop 2 hours:

March 9th, 2012                    2-4pm

Registration and payment is by March 2nd: $20 plus $8 for materials

There are many people in our lives that we honor:  our ancestors, parents, friends and most importantly ourselves.  In Mexico, ancestors and loved ones are honored during the Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) celebration, in which an Ofrenda or shrine is constructed.  Your honoring box or mini Ofrenda will become a way to recognize important people and events in your life.

Masks (Mardi Gras, Africa, Carnival), Onetime workshop 2 hours:

March 9th, 2012                         4:30-6:30pm

Registration and payment is by March 2nd: $20 plus $8 for materials

Masks are used around the world to help humans transform their identity, celebrate special occasions and dress up .  Wearing a masks can temporarily turn you into a super hero, royalty, monster or animal.  Whether fancy or simple the mask you create will help you to transform into someone or something else, maybe and alien.



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