If you are registering a class for someone else, please email  the Art Institute office, arts@desertmuseum.org with the name of the person taking the class. Thanks! 

Within 1 week of registering for a class online, you should receive a personalized confirmation letter with information about where to meet for the class and what to bring. If you DO NOT receive this email, please contact our office at (520) 883-3024 or email arts@desertmuseum.org.
 
SPRING SESSION I
 
Colored Pencil on Mylar
Colored Pencil on Mylar
COLOR MIXING WITH COLORED PENCIL
Mondays 1 – 4pm       
Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
COLORED PENCIL I
Tuesdays 9 - noon
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
TRAINING YOUR EYE: A NEW PERSPECTIVE
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
GETTING YOUR FEET WET: WATERCOLOR I
Wednesdays 9 - noon
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
TEXTURES IN COLORED PENCIL I: FUR & FEATHERS
Wednesdays 9 - noon
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
DESERT FLOWER PORTRAITS: PAINTING WITH PAPER (CHIGIRI-E)
Wednesdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7
$190 museum members/$240 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
DRAWING BASICS BOOTCAMP
Thursdays 9 - noon
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
SCRATCHING THE SURFACE: BEGINNING SCRATCHBOARD
Thursdays 9 - noon
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
ACRYLIC LANDSCAPE PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
Thursdays 1 – 4pm
Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
WILDLIFE IN ACRYLIC
Fri, Sat & Sun 9 – 3pm
Jan 19, 20 & 21
$200 museum members/$250 nonmembers
David Kitler
 
BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOWALK
Fri 9 – 3pm, Sat 7:30 – 11:30am
Jan 19 & 20
$155 museum members/$205 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
COLORED PENCIL & MARKER: JUST FOR FUN
Saturday 9 – 3pm
Jan 20
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
NATURE JOURNALING: FOCUS ON AGAVE
Sunday 10 – 4pm
Jan 21
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
* This class has been cancelled. Please call (520) 883-3024 for more information
POINT & SHOOT CAMERA BASICS
Sunday 10 – 4pm
Jan 21
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
WEBSITE QUICKSTART WITH TAKE-HOME LESSONS
Monday 9 – 3pm
Jan 22
$80 museum members/$130 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
Please call (520) 883-3024 to regisiter for this class.
 
DESERT PORTRAITS IN WATERCOLOR PENCIL
Fri, Sat & Sun 9 – 3pm
Jan 26, 27 & 28
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Linda Feltner
 
UNLOCKING THE MASTERS’ SECRETS IN OIL
Fri, Sat & Sun 9 – 3pm
Jan 26, 27 & 28
$185 museum members/$235 nonmembers
Ada Koch
 
MATTING & FRAMING YOUR ART WITHOUT DEPLETING YOUR WALLET
Friday 9 – 3pm
Feb 2
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
INTRO TO ADOBE LIGHTROOM 6/CC WITH TAKE HOME LESSONS
Friday 9 – 3pm
Feb 2
$65 museum members/$115 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
AMAZING AMPHIBIAN ART
Saturday & Sunday 9 – 3pm
Feb 3 & 4
$125 museum members/$175 nonmembers
Rachel Ivanyi
 
PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS QUICKSTART
Saturday 10 – 4pm
Feb 3
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
ADAPT & ADJUST: PHOTO REFERENCE EDITION
Monday 9-3pm
Feb 5
$60 museum members/ $110 nonmembers
Rachel Ivanyi
PICTURE PERFECT: PHOTO COMPOSITION
Friday 10 – 4pm
Feb 9
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
MINIATURE MEMORIES: TRAVEL SIZE SKETCHING
Friday 10 – 4pm
Feb 9
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
INTRO TO STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY: MAKE $ WHILE YOU SLEEP
Sunday 9 –3pm
Feb 11
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
SPRING SESSION II
 
Image
MINIATURES IN COLORED PENCIL
Mondays 9 - noon                
Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
EXPLORING ART SURFACES: MATERIALS THAT WORK
Mondays 9 - noon
Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
PORTFOLIO PREPARATION
Mondays 1 – 4pm
Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
PEN & INK I
Mondays 1 – 4pm
Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5, 12
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
COLOR MIXING FOR ARTISTS: EXTENDED EDITION!
8 Tuesdays 9 – noon
Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
$256 museum members/$306 nonmembers
Susan Morris
*If you cannot attend all 8 weeks, contact the AI office with questions at (520) 883-3024. Thanks!*
 
COLORS OF CABO PULMO: IN THE STUDIO
Tuesdays 9 - noon
Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Rachel Ivanyi
 
INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS: TODAY’S DIGITAL DARKROOM
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
PENCIL I
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Feb 13, 20, 27, Mar 6, 13
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
DRIP, SPLATTER, SMEAR:
BEGINNING ABSTRACT PAINTING INSPIRED BY NATURE

Wednesdays 9 - noon
Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
COLORED PENCIL II
Wednesdays 9 - noon
Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
MIXED MEDIA PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN THE DESERT
Wednesdays 1 – 4pm
Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
Feb 14, 21, 28, Mar 7, 14
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
PENCIL II
Thursdays 9 - noon
Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
TANTALIZING TEXTURES IN WATERCOLOR EXTENDED EDITION!
8 Thursdays 1 – 4pm
Feb 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
$256 museum members/$306 nonmembers
Susan Morris
*You can sign up even if you cannot attend all 8 classes! Contact the Art Institute office with questions & assistance (520)883-3024.*
 
LINES INTO SHAPES: THE ART Of SCRATCHBOARD
Fri, Sat & Sun 9 – 3pm
Feb 16, 17 & 18
$210 museum members/$260 nonmembers
Cathy Sheeter
*This class is full. Please call (520) 883-3024 to be added to the wait list. 
 
BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOWALK
Fri 9 – 3pm, Sat 7:30 – 11:30am
Feb 16 & 17
$155 museum members/$205 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
ACRYLIC METHODS & MADNESS
Fri, Sat & Sun 9 – 3pm
Feb 16, 17 & 18
$180 museum members/$230 nonmembers
Holly Swangstu
 
CONTROLLING CLAYBOARD
Fri, Sat & Sun 9 – 3pm
February 23, 24 & 25
$210 museum members/$260 nonmembers
Cathy Sheeter
*This class fills up FAST!* 
 
COMPOSING HARMONIOUS ARTWORK
Fri, Sat & Sun 9 – 3pm
February 23, 24 & 25
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Linda Feltner
 
ART PROJECT: TAKING IT TO THE FINISH LINE
8 Thursdays 9 – noon
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
$256 museum members/$306 nonmembers 
Rachel Ivani
*You can sign up even if you cannot attend all 8 classes! Contact the Art Institute office with questions & assistance (520)883-3024.*
 
ZENTANGLE AT THE DESERT MUSEUM
Fri, Sat & Sun 10 – 4pm
March 2, 3 & 4
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Gale Sherman, CZT
*This class fills up FAST!*
 
CREATIVE SILK PAINTING WITH DESERT INSPIRATION
Fri & Sat 9 – 3pm
March 2 & 3
$150 museum members/$200 nonmembers
Holly Swangstu
*This class is full. Please call (520) 883-3024 to be added to the waiting list. 
 
INTRO TO SHOOTING & EDITING VIDEO
Saturday 9 – 3pm
March 3
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
CREATIVE TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY
Sunday 10 – 4pm
March 4
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
BRIGHT EYES AND FANCY FEATHERS (SONORAN DESERT BIRDS II)
Fri, Sat & Sun 9 – 3pm
March 9, 10 & 11
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Linda Feltner
 
DRAWING DESERT SPRING WILDFLOWERS
Fri, Sat & Sun 10 – 4pm
March 9, 10 & 11
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
TABLETOP PHOTOGRAPHY / STUDIO INTRO
Saturday 10 – 4pm
March 10
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
LARGER THAN LIFE! SIMPLE MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PRO RESULTS
Sunday 10 – 4pm
March 11
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Kenny Don
 
MAT CUTTING 101 AND MORE!
Friday 10 – 4pm
March 16
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Sharon Schafer
 
GETTING FRIENDLY WITH FRISKET: WATERCOLOR’S BEST FRIEND
Friday & Saturday 10 – 4pm
March 16 & 17
$120 museum members/$170 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOWALK
Sat 9 – 3pm, Sun 7:30 – 11:30am
March 17 & 18
$155 museum members/$205 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
QUICK DRAW: PEN, PENCIL, INK & WATERCOLOR
Fri, Sat & Sun 10 – 4pm
March 16, 17 & 18
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
BREAKING WATERCOLOR “RULES”
Sunday 9 – 3pm
March 18
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Rachel Ivanyi
 
SPRING SESSION III
 
COLORED PENCIL & WATERCOLOR: THE NEXT STEP
Mondays 9 - noon
Mar 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
CREATE A WEBSITE: START TO FINISH
Mondays 9 - noon
Mar 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
$200 museum members/$250 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
TEXTURES IN COLORED PENCIL II: BEYOND FUR & FEATHERS
Mondays 1 – 4pm
Mar 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Janie Gildow

 
FUN WITH EXPERIMENTAL DRAWING MEDIA
Mondays 1 – 4pm
Mar 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
LIGHT ON FORM: CAPTURING LIGHT
Tuesdays 9 - noon
Mar 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
CREATIVE CALLIGRAPHY: ADDING TEXT TO YOUR ART
Tuesdays 9 - noon
Mar 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY: LEARNING IN NATURE
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Mar 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Sharon Schafer
 
ADULT COLORING WITH THE COLORED PENCIL
Tuesdays 1 – 4pm
Mar 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
THE ART OF NATURE: YOUR SONORAN NATURE JOURNAL
Wednesdays 9 - noon
Mar 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Sharon Schafer
 
BEGINNING OIL PAINTING DISCOVERY
Wednesdays 9 - noon
Mar 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
$165 museum members/$215 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
THE FINE ART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Wednesdays 1 – 4pm
Mar 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
$170 museum members/$220 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
PEN & INK II: THE DESERT LANDSCAPE
Wednesdays 1 – 4pm
Mar 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler

 
SCRATCHING ON THE SPOT: PLEIN AIR SCRATCHBOARD
Thursdays 9 - noon
Mar 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
COLORS OF THE DESERT IN COLORED PENCIL
Thursdays 1 – 4pm
Mar 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
FABULOUS FIBONACCI: NUMBERS, PROPORTIONS, PATTERNS & ORDER
Friday 10 – 4pm
March 23
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Susan Morris
 
PAINTING WILDLIFE IN OIL
Fri, Sat & Sun 10 – 4pm
Mar 23, 24 & 25
$200 museum members/$250 nonmembers
Ned Aldrich
 
DRAWING IN FULL COLOR
Sat & Sun 10 – 4pm
Mar 24 & 25
$115 museum members/$165 
Catherine Nash
 
PHOTOGRAPHY IN FULL BLOOM
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Mar 24
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Dr. John Schaefer
 
BEHIND THE SCENES PHOTOWALK
Fri 9 – 3pm, Sat 7:30 – 11:30am
March 30 & 31
$155 museum members/$205 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
INTRO TO PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS/CC WITH TAKE HOME LESSONS
Friday 9 – 3pm
April 6
$65 museum members/$115 nonmembers
Jay Pierstorff
 
POINT & SHOOT CAMERA BASICS
Saturday 10 – 4pm
April 7
$60 museum members/$110 nonmembers
Robert Renfrow
 
DRAWING GIANT CACTUS OF THE DESERT: SAGUAROS
Sat & Sun 10 – 4pm
April 7 & 8
$115 museum members/$165 nonmembers
Catherine Nash
 
LOOSENING UP AND PAINTING BIG
Fri, Sat & Sun 10 – 4pm
April 13, 14 & 15
$160 museum members/$210 nonmembers
Rick Wheeler
 
DRAWING THE DESERT ON STONE TILE WITH COLORED PENCIL
Sat & Sun 9 – 3pm
April 14 & 15
$115 museum members/$165 nonmembers
Janie Gildow
 
REPTILES EVERYWHERE! LEAPING LIZARDS, SLITHERING SNAKES, CRAZY CROCODILES, AND TREMENDOUS TURTLES!
Sat & Sun 9 - 3pm
April 21 &22
$125 museum members/$175 nonmembers
Rachel Ivanyi & Craig Ivanyi