Classes & Workshops

The Center’s adult and teen classes offer an intimate, exceptional learning experience in an inspiring setting with local and nationally recognized artists and leading experts in their fields. Our classes and workshops are kept small to allow for individual instruction and interaction and to accommodate a range of student levels and interests.

In order to receive the membership rate for a class, nonmembers are asked to sign up for an individual membership. Memberships are valid for one year from the purchase date.

Classes may be cancelled. Notifications to students usually take place between 10-14 days prior to the class start date.

Member / Nonmember Rates

To receive the membership rate for a class, nonmembers are asked to sign up for an individual membership. Memberships at The Center are valid for one year from the purchase date.

CLICK HERE to renew or become a member, or call us at 208.726.9491.

Cancellations and Refunds

Most classes have a cancellation reimbursement deadline. If you cancel before the deadline, you will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued past the deadline.

Scholarships

The Center offers scholarships for their art classes.

For questions regarding scholarship opportunities, please contact Sarah Stavros, Education Coordinator or CLICK HERE for a scholarship application.


Upcoming Classes & Workshops

SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, May 3, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skill levels welcome. This class is offered Wednesday, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, April 5 & 19 and May 3 & 17, from 6:30–8:30pm. Attend as many sessions as you like! Dates are subject to change.

ADULT CLASS/CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Radiant Mandalas: Meditative Drawing & Journaling with Kaleigh Surber

Saturday, May 13, 9:00 am

Participants will explore the origins of the mandala (radiant) and the significance of these designs in various cultures. They will experience the joy of learning the construction techniques that allow the inner self to manifest in a physical design filled with color and intricacy. Students will learn to stil...

SPRING OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, May 17, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skill levels welcome. This class is offered Wednesday, Jan 11 & 25, Feb 8 & 22, April 5 & 19 and May 3 & 17, from 6:30–8:30pm. Attend as many sessions as you like! Dates are subject to change.

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Intro to Lightroom with Dev Khlasa

Tuesday, June 6, 5:30 pm

Over the course of the workshop, you will be guided through the all-in-one file management and image-editing program of Lightroom. Students will learn about photo management, image editing and everything that comes after you click your shutter.  By the end of the third week you will learn how to get the ...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Intro to Lightroom with Dev Khlasa

Tuesday, June 13, 5:30 pm

Over the course of the workshop, you will be guided through the all-in-one file management and image-editing program of Lightroom. Students will learn about photo management, image editing and everything that comes after you click your shutter.  By the end of the third week you will learn how to get the ...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Intro to Lightroom with Dev Khlasa

Tuesday, June 20, 5:30 pm

Over the course of the workshop, you will be guided through the all-in-one file management and image-editing program of Lightroom. Students will learn about photo management, image editing and everything that comes after you click your shutter.  By the end of the third week you will learn how to get the ...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Taking the First Step in Watercolor with Jennie Kilcup

Saturday, June 24, 9:00 am

This two-day workshop is geared towards adults who have little or no watercolor experience. Students will create a finished landscape painting working with minimal colors, learning how to create dimensions with brushstrokes and incorporating several different watercolor techniques to add detail. Instructor...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Taking the First Step in Watercolor with Jennie Kilcup

Sunday, June 25, 9:00 am

This two-day workshop is geared towards adults who have little or no watercolor experience. Students will create a finished landscape painting working with minimal colors, learning how to create dimensions with brushstrokes and incorporating several different watercolor techniques to add detail. Instructor...

2017 KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary with Jennifer Marquez & Ebi Bell

Monday, July 10, 9:00 am

This week long, full-day art camp gives 3rd through 5th grade students the opportunity to develop artistic skills, engage with peers and the community, and make original artwork. The camp includes field trips where participants will look at art in a gallery setting and meet local artists. Using a variety of 2...

2017 KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary with Jennifer Marquez & Ebi Bell

Tuesday, July 11, 9:00 am

This week long, full-day art camp gives 3rd through 5th grade students the opportunity to develop artistic skills, engage with peers and the community, and make original artwork. The camp includes field trips where participants will look at art in a gallery setting and meet local artists. Using a variety of 2...

2017 KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary with Jennifer Marquez & Ebi Bell

Wednesday, July 12, 9:00 am

This week long, full-day art camp gives 3rd through 5th grade students the opportunity to develop artistic skills, engage with peers and the community, and make original artwork. The camp includes field trips where participants will look at art in a gallery setting and meet local artists. Using a variety of 2...

2017 KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary with Jennifer Marquez & Ebi Bell

Thursday, July 13, 9:00 am

This week long, full-day art camp gives 3rd through 5th grade students the opportunity to develop artistic skills, engage with peers and the community, and make original artwork. The camp includes field trips where participants will look at art in a gallery setting and meet local artists. Using a variety of 2...

2017 KIDS SUMMER ART CAMP: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary with Jennifer Marquez & Ebi Bell

Friday, July 14, 9:00 am

This week long, full-day art camp gives 3rd through 5th grade students the opportunity to develop artistic skills, engage with peers and the community, and make original artwork. The camp includes field trips where participants will look at art in a gallery setting and meet local artists. Using a variety of 2...

LECTURE: Ceramic Artist Gerald Arrington

Tuesday, August 8, 6:30 pm

In an evening presentation, ceramic artist Gerald Arrington will speak about his Wood River Valley inspiration and influence as well as his process and working techniques. Gerald Arrington received the 2016 Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival Best of Ceramics Winner award his lecture is in and this ...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Throw, Alter, Transform with Gerald Arrington presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Boulder Mountain Clayworks

Wednesday, August 9, 10:00 am

Join Gerald Arrington, the 2016 Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival Best of Ceramics Winner this summer. Break free from the symmetry of wheel thrown forms and experience the thrown form as a starting place for endless possibilities for function and sculpture. Must have some experience on a potter...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Throw, Alter, Transform with Gerald Arrington presented by Sun Valley Center for the Arts and Boulder Mountain Clayworks

Thursday, August 10, 10:00 am

Join Gerald Arrington, the 2016 Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival Best of Ceramics Winner this summer. Break free from the symmetry of wheel thrown forms and experience the thrown form as a starting place for endless possibilities for function and sculpture. Must have some experience on a potter...

ART HISTORY LECTURE: with Dr. Courtney Gilbert “The Aztecs, Conquest & Early Colonial Art of Mexico” (Part 1 of a 2-Part Series)

Thursday, September 14, 5:30 pm

This first lecture, on Sep 14, will focus on the art and architecture of the Aztec, who flourished in what, is now Central Mexico from approximately 1350 to 1521. Using the broader context of the Aztec’s complex and sophisticated society as a framework, the talk will highlight key examples of Aztec sculptur...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Oil Painting with Connie Borup

Monday, September 18, 9:00 am

This week-long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Each student is ...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Oil Painting with Connie Borup

Tuesday, September 19, 9:00 am

This week-long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Each student is ...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Oil Painting with Connie Borup

Wednesday, September 20, 9:00 am

This week-long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Each student is ...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Oil Painting with Connie Borup

Thursday, September 21, 9:00 am

This week-long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Each student is ...

ART HISTORY LECTURE: with Dr. Courtney Gilbert “The Aztecs, Conquest & Early Colonial Art of Mexico” (Part 2 of a 2-Part Series)

Thursday, September 21, 5:30 pm

The second lecture, on Sept 21, will begin with the arrival of the Spanish in Tenochtitlan in 1521, and the impact their conquest of the Mexico had on art and architecture throughout the remainder of the sixteenth century. How did native artists incorporate European styles, imagery and materials into their wo...

CREATIVE JUMP-IN: Oil Painting with Connie Borup

Friday, September 22, 9:00 am

This week-long studio workshop offers students a chance to explore the varied qualities of the oil painting medium with respected painter Connie Borup. Working from photographs, students will learn indirect painting techniques such as underpainting, glazing, stenciling, washing and scumbling. Each student is ...

LECTURE with Photographer David Tejada

Monday, September 25, 6:30 pm

In an evening presentation, photographer David Tejada will speak about his inspiration, influence and challenge faced in the world of commercial and corporate annual report photography. David will take you behind the scenes of several corporate assignments and share his process and working techniques. Davi...

MASTERCLASS: Small Strobes, Big Results: Lighting Photography Workshop on Location with David Tejada

Tuesday, September 26, 9:00 am

Learn how to use your flash off camera. Participants of this workshop will learn to how to effectively control the Quality of Light, Direction of Light, and Color Light from their small strobes. You’ll learn how to use soft boxes, umbrellas, grids, snoot’s, reflectors, color gels and bounce techniques. Yo...

MASTERCLASS: Small Strobes, Big Results: Lighting Photography Workshop on Location with David Tejada

Wednesday, September 27, 9:00 am

Learn how to use your flash off camera. Participants of this workshop will learn to how to effectively control the Quality of Light, Direction of Light, and Color Light from their small strobes. You’ll learn how to use soft boxes, umbrellas, grids, snoot’s, reflectors, color gels and bounce techniques. Yo...

MASTERCLASS: Small Strobes, Big Results: Lighting Photography Workshop on Location with David Tejada

Thursday, September 28, 9:00 am

Learn how to use your flash off camera. Participants of this workshop will learn to how to effectively control the Quality of Light, Direction of Light, and Color Light from their small strobes. You’ll learn how to use soft boxes, umbrellas, grids, snoot’s, reflectors, color gels and bounce techniques. Yo...

MASTERCLASS: Small Strobes, Big Results: Lighting Photography Workshop on Location with David Tejada

Friday, September 29, 9:00 am

Learn how to use your flash off camera. Participants of this workshop will learn to how to effectively control the Quality of Light, Direction of Light, and Color Light from their small strobes. You’ll learn how to use soft boxes, umbrellas, grids, snoot’s, reflectors, color gels and bounce techniques. Yo...

MASTERCLASS: Small Strobes, Big Results: Lighting Photography Workshop on Location with David Tejada

Saturday, September 30, 9:00 am

Learn how to use your flash off camera. Participants of this workshop will learn to how to effectively control the Quality of Light, Direction of Light, and Color Light from their small strobes. You’ll learn how to use soft boxes, umbrellas, grids, snoot’s, reflectors, color gels and bounce techniques. Yo...

FALL OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, October 4, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skills welcome. All skill levels welcome. This class is offered Weds, Oct 4 & 18 and Nov 1 & 15, 6:30–8:30pm. Attend as many sessions as you like! Dates are subject to change.

FALL OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skills welcome. All skill levels welcome. This class is offered Weds, Oct 4 & 18 and Nov 1 & 15, 6:30–8:30pm. Attend as many sessions as you like! Dates are subject to change.

FALL OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, November 1, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skills welcome. All skill levels welcome. This class is offered Weds, Oct 4 & 18 and Nov 1 & 15, 6:30–8:30pm. Attend as many sessions as you like! Dates are subject to change.

FALL OPEN STUDIO: Figure Drawing

Wednesday, November 15, 6:30 pm

Use this opportunity to brush up on your figure drawing skills in a relaxed environment. All skills welcome. All skill levels welcome. This class is offered Weds, Oct 4 & 18 and Nov 1 & 15, 6:30–8:30pm. Attend as many sessions as you like! Dates are subject to change.

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