The Sonoran Arts League is continuing its mission of promoting creativity with a slew of upcoming events.
Celebrate the arts at the annual Winter Artisan Market of local art and gifts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, and Saturday, Dec. 4, at The Holland Center, 34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale.
The showcase features local artists and makers celebrating the arts with handmade gift options. The Winter Artisan Market is a juried show that supports regional fine artists and the sale of their original creations.
Veterans are invited to take part in a monthly free open studio art workshop on the second Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 9. Veterans and active-duty service members can work on any of their art for free; guests and spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12.
Join a two-session ceramics class with instructor Robin Ray from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 to learn advanced hand-building techniques. This is designed for adults who have attended an intro to ceramics workshop at the Sonoran Arts League or who have prior experience with ceramics.
Ceramics materials provided include clay, tools, wareboards, plastic and underglazes with two rounds of firing. Fee is $150 with a $20 materials fee to be paid to the instructor.
Students in third through eighth grades can get in on the pottery painting fun for free from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 11. Kids select a bisque-fired ceramic piece and use a variety of glazes and texture materials to embellish. The pieces will be kiln fired and available for pickup at the Sonoran Arts League-Center for the Arts the following week. This workshop is presented free to the community through the support of Kiwanis of Carefree.
Veterans are invited to learn to draw skulls in a free art workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 16. An important step in learning how to draw portraits, this class will review perspective, shadows and angles. Veterans and active-duty service members can work on any of their art for free; guests and spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12.
Meet the Members Coffee is held the first Wednesday of the month from 9 to 10 a.m. Jan. 5, when league members can network, share artistic ideas and learn more about the organization. All members are welcome, and coffee and breakfast pastries will be provided. Free.
An exhibit of 53 artists participating in Hidden in the Hills is on display at the Desert Foothills Library Gallery, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek through Thursday, Jan 20.
The Sonoran Arts League is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), volunteer-based, arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists and art education with more than 780 members from around the United States and Canada.
The league’s mission is to “give to the community by promoting art, artists and art education through leadership and service in the belief that an artistic awareness is essential to the well-being of life and our community.” Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sunday and Monday.