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

LECTURE: Ceramic Artist Gerald Arrington

Tuesday, August 8, 5:00 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. Arrington received the 2016 Sun Valley Center Arts and Crafts Festival Best of Ceramics Winner award. His lecture is in conjunction wit...

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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