Honest Art

Jodie King
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***New 2021 Workshop ***

Jodie King’s workshops are best known for being honest and fun as well as practical and informative. She openly shares her personal painting techniques and creative process; yet, her relaxed teaching style helps artists let go of fear in order to create raw, free, and honest work.

While this workshop covers such topics as composition, color, value, and mark making, the real juice comes from the teachings about the creative process and how to embrace our own intuition as an artist. Through daily demonstrations, meditation and journaling, you will leave with a better understanding of embracing freedom in art and in life.

This workshop is open to all levels. If you are a beginner, you will be given the opportunity to learn composition, color mixing, mark making and more in a welcoming environment. If you are an advanced artist, Jodie will help you create your most honest work through understanding the personal energy you bring to your art, embracing your personal mark making and how you choose the color combinations in a more intuitive way. Either way, this workshop will help you and your art advance to a new level in a judgement-free, joy-filled zone.

The hours are (10:00-5:00 on the first day 9:00 – 4:00 on subsequent days with an hour for lunch daily.)

In-Person Classes

COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

  • We require that face masks, covering mouth and nose, be worn in our buildings until further notice. (Note: face shields are not adequate)
  • Enrollment in classes and workshops is limited to ensure social distancing is possible.
  • Staff perform a rigorous sanitation protocol throughout the day.
  • Thermometers are available in the Gallery and Studios for self-checking of temperature upon entrance.
  • Sanitation stations are available at each entrance to the Center. Paper masks are available for no charge.

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Jodie King

Jodie King

Strong women raised me. Not just strong, but Cajun strong. Cajun women are resilient. We have big hearts and deep faith. We hug tight. We look you in the eye and ask you how you are and want a real answer. We smile big. We apologetically ‘overshare.’ We want to know you. I was taught this straight-forward, loving way of life from my great grandmother. She lived to be 102 but she  was watching wrestling well into her 90’s while talking smack back to the T.V. Then she would go to church or can some figs. That’s what I call ‘balance.’

What does this have to do with my art?

My great grandmother also taught me to listen to my gut, or what I call The Spirit. She also taught me not to take myself too stinkin’ seriously.

As an artist, I paint primarily in abstract expressionism which simply means I use paint and other tools to express externally what’s bubbling up in my mind, body and spirit. My process begins by meditating and journaling, then I go directly to the canvas and begin painting without having any expectation or idea what the final product will be. I build layer after layer…letting go & covering some things…keeping others. Always, there comes a point in the painting process where I’m so frustrated I  want to poke myself in the eye with a paintbrush. Thankfully, I work through this and, in the end, I’m always a little bit surprised, yet delighted, by what is expressed on the canvas.

I love being an artist. I mean, c’mon…how lucky am I? I get to bring joy and energy into people’s lives and homes. That’s an honor! Yes, sometimes what I create is deep and thoughtful; but, other times it’s just straight up fun and maybe a cuss word or two sneaks in. That’s what happens when you give a Cajun girl a paintbrush. It’s a lot like watching wrestling then going to church, and I’m so down with that.

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Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • A student may pay in full or place a $125 non-refundable deposit to save a space in the workshop
  • Any unpaid balance is due at least 30 days prior to first day of class
  • If a student cancels before the 30-day cut-off, the balance is refunded (or cancelled if not already paid) – the deposit is non-refundable
  • If a student cancels within the 30-days prior to class, no refund is given and both deposit and balance are forfeited
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

Covid-19 Update for In-Person Classes and Workshops: 

As long as SAC is able to provide an environment that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings, and assuming all other normal criteria are met and the workshop or class goes forward, the above cancellation policies are in effect.