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Private Lessons, Mentoring and Creating your own Workshop

Private classes can be arranged on YOUR schedule! Visit our website in the “Weekly Classes/Private Classes” section to explore the possibilities in various mediums and learn how to contact artists directly to make an arrangement that suits your needs. Some projects or experiences can be completed in as little as a couple hours and usually the artist can supply the needed materials and tools.


The mentoring program at the School of the Arts is designed to guide the student that has studied the basics of their craft and is ready to take it to another level. Students begin by choosing a small committee of local artist/instructors. Through critique sessions students will get unique feedback about how to develop a series of works that reflect their unique personality as an artist.

Students will typically choose three artists and will benefit from an exchange of information that has a synergy all its own. According to Vince Fazio, Director of the School, “A mentoring group may be of great value to a developing artist. Many artists are very eclectic in their taste and knowledge base. Even though they may have evolved a particular style for their own work they might provide a perspective on your work that gives fresh appreciation of possibilities.”

Starting with a statement of goals from the student the mentors will offer guidance through critique sessions to help the student evolve a body of work. Through monthly interactions with their mentors the students will ultimately gain the insight that helps to direct their own artistic style and subject matter. By the end of the sessions the original statement of goals will have evolved into the ‘Artists Statement’ suitable for a website or exhibition.

Mentoring towards an Exhibition

If the student wishes to continue on to creating an actual exhibition they will be guided in the other side of the artist’s life – presentation and marketing. Gallery and Marketing staff at the arts center will augment the recommendations of the mentors in mounting an exhibit and promoting it to the general public. Options for exhibiting will include the Special Exhibitions Gallery at SAC as well as being a ‘Featured Artist’ in a given month in the Fine Art Gallery, or the student may be ready to take their portfolio to other commercial galleries.

Make your dreams a reality by investing in yourself through the Mentoring program at the Sedona Arts Center. The price for the program varies depending on individual student needs. Those interested should contact Vince Fazio, Director of the School of the Arts to schedule a meeting. 928.282.3809

Creating Your Own Workshop

Would you like to bring a particular artist or workshop to the Sedona Arts Center? Gather 5 friends and lets make it happen! If you get the ball rolling we will then be able to offer and market the workshop to the general public both nationally and locally. Contact – Vince Fazio, Director of the School of the Arts to find out more.

Private Instructors

Creative Journaling
Painting, Pastel, or Oils
Prismacolor Pencil Drawing
Abstract Acrylic Painting
Photography, iPhoneography
Painting, Watercolor
Ceramics, Team Building
Precious Metal Clay Jewelry