Pick Your Project Night! – Open Studio

Do you and your friends struggle to agree on which night you want to come out to the studio?  Come paint and craft with the owners of Creative Spirits and pick your favorite project!  All of your friends can enjoy the same bottle of wine and create together while you work on your favorite pick!

Classes will not be artist-led, but we will provide basic instruction for projects other than traditional acrylic on canvas, and be on-hand to answer questions.

Choose from acrylic on various sizes of canvas, alcohol ink tile coasters, a set of wine glasses or a wine bottle color of your choice: red, green, blue or clear. While supplies last.

Kid-friendly! We do not have age restrictions on our classes, but please be aware alcohol may be present after 4 p.m.

In Studio Embracing the Human Hand – Drawing 101

Taught by Trevor

This course teaches you the basics of charcoal drawing while embracing a loose approach to drawing. NO worries about being too detailed or “photo real” in this course. We will learn how to approach drawing in a natural, loose manner and get the most out of this approach. Great for beginners or if you just need to refresh your skills. There will be assignments provided to take home if the student desires. We will cover the basics of sketching: Tones and values, light and shadow; composition; perspective; how to capture volume of shape. We will work with a still life for a final drawing. The first part of the class will include going over basics and creating short sketches which will be quicker drawings. We will create a tone value reference page from which to use for your final sketch.​

Supplies to borrow for use during class will be provided.

In Studio – Pet Portraits

Paint your pet night!

The way it works: Register here online, Submit your pet photographs to info@creativespiritsaz.com, or text to 928-863-2636 with your name and contact info. Images must be received by Thursday, January 28. One pet per portrait for best fit to canvas. Our artist may crop your original image for the best fit on the canvas before it is sketched; please specify in your email/text if you DO NOT want your image cropped in any way, or if you have any specific requests for us. $50 fee includes a 16×20 pre-sketched stretched canvas, 3-4 hours instruction by a local artist, and all the materials you need to create your pet portrait. One pet per portrait please.

Virtual Watercolor – Hummingbird ~Take Home Kits Available Too!

For $20-$35, you will receive a log in code to join a Zoom meeting online.  One of our instructors provides step-by-step instructions of the featured painting.

To register for a kit to go along with the class, please purchase a $35 ticket as soon as possible so we can arrange for you to pick up your materials, which will include watercolor paper,  paint brushes, and watercolor pan set. *If class is subsequently canceled due to low registrations, we will refund $20 for the class, but not the materials since you will be keeping them. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

If you will provide your own materials and need a Zoom logon code only, please purchase a $20 ticket. For all of our designs, we recommend 9×12 size watercolor paper; watercolor pan set; and both a medium 1/2 inch flat brush and small detail brush. You’ll also need a paper cup and paper towel or rag.

Pick Your Project Night! – Open Studio

Do you and your friends struggle to agree on which night you want to come out to the studio?  Come paint and craft with the owners of Creative Spirits and pick your favorite project!  All of your friends can enjoy the same bottle of wine and create together while you work on your favorite pick!

Classes will not be artist-led, but we will provide basic instruction for projects other than traditional acrylic on canvas, and be on-hand to answer questions.

Choose from acrylic on various sizes of canvas, alcohol ink tile coasters, a set of wine glasses or a wine bottle color of your choice: red, green, blue or clear. While supplies last.

Kid-friendly! We do not have age restrictions on our classes, but please be aware alcohol may be present after 4 p.m.

In Studio Embracing the Human Hand – Drawing 101

Taught by Trevor

This course teaches you the basics of charcoal drawing while embracing a loose approach to drawing. NO worries about being too detailed or “photo real” in this course. We will learn how to approach drawing in a natural, loose manner and get the most out of this approach. Great for beginners or if you just need to refresh your skills. There will be assignments provided to take home if the student desires. We will cover the basics of sketching: Tones and values, light and shadow; composition; perspective; how to capture volume of shape. We will work with a still life for a final drawing. The first part of the class will include going over basics and creating short sketches which will be quicker drawings. We will create a tone value reference page from which to use for your final sketch.​

Supplies to borrow for use during class will be provided.

Virtual Horse with Feathers – Take Home Kits Available Too!

For $20-$35, you will receive a log in code to join a Zoom meeting online.  One of our instructors provides step-by-step instructions of the featured painting.

To register for a kit to go along with the class, please contact us immediately so we can arrange for you to pick up your materials, which will include an 11×14 canvas panel, a set of 10 paint brushes, and acrylic paint (you will likely have extra left over). *If class is subsequently canceled due to low registrations, we will refund $20 for the class, but not the materials since you will be keeping them. Thank you in advance for your understanding!

If you will provide your own materials and need a Zoom logon code only, please purchase a $20 ticket. For all of our designs, we recommend an 11×14 size canvas; acrylic paint in black, white, brown, yellow, red and blue; and both a medium 1/2 inch flat brush and small detail brush. You’ll also need a paper plate, paper cup and paper towel or rag.