The Arts Council presents a variety of events throughout the year, at the Coconino Center for the Arts and in other venues around Flagstaff. At the Center, you’ll experience art exhibitions, compelling concerts, and more. Around Flagstaff, we host performances on downtown Flagstaff’s Heritage Square, concerts in the idyllic setting at the Arboretum at Flagstaff, and Navajo Rug Auctions at the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Upcoming Events

Mar
27
Mon
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

taadrecp4The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for eight weeks from March 27 through May 15, 2017.

The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $124 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

To register for the sessions, click on the button below. If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

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Apr
3
Mon
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

taadrecp4The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for eight weeks from March 27 through May 15, 2017.

The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $124 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

To register for the sessions, click on the button below. If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

Register

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Apr
10
Mon
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

taadrecp4The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for eight weeks from March 27 through May 15, 2017.

The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $124 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

To register for the sessions, click on the button below. If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

Register

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Apr
17
Mon
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

taadrecp4The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for eight weeks from March 27 through May 15, 2017.

The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $124 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

To register for the sessions, click on the button below. If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

Register

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Apr
23
Sun
Exploring Watercolor Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Exploring Watercolor with Tanner Jensen! During the first half of the workshop, participants will become familiar with the media. After lunch break, each student will be creating their own painting. Tanner will have a still life set up that may be painted, but students may paint what ever they wish. The instructor will be there to answer questions and assist.   A variety of watercolor paper brands and weights will be used along with Yupo a synthetic paper.

This workshop has been designed to introduce participants to a variety of traditional & non-traditional materials. Participants will be encouraged to play with the media and see where it will lead. Skill level Beginning to Intermediate.

All the materials are included. Price: $130/regular, and $120/members

Participants must be 18 years of age or older, or be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also a paid participant.

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Demonstration and Exercises:
-How to thin watercolor and how to make marks with the paintbrushes
-How to mix colors
-Wet into Wet color mixing
-Mixing color through glazing
-Sgraffito
-Watercolor Washes
-Creating Texture
-Watercolour Pencils
-Watercolour Crayons
-Water Soluble Pencils

Bring it all together & create a painting!

Participants should dress comfortably. While watercolor is not a particularly messy media, it is staining and may damage clothing. Please choose accordingly

 

About C. Tanner Jensen

C._Tanner_JensenBFA   Painting    Northern Arizona University   Flagstaff, AZ
MFA  Painting    East Carolina University          Greenville, NC

C. Tanner Jensen is a painter who has shown her art in galleries and juried shows throughout the United States and Europe. She has taught workshops and classes for community colleges and universities. Her paintings have been featured in several equine magazines and have appeared on the cover of the Chronicle of the Horse several times. Ms. Jensen is a dressage enthusiast and her love of the sport is reflected in several of her paintings.

Apr
24
Mon
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

taadrecp4The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for eight weeks from March 27 through May 15, 2017.

The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $124 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

To register for the sessions, click on the button below. If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

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Apr
25
Tue
Audiences Everywhere Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This workshop is free and open to all thanks to the support of the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Conventional marketing practices that focus on picking the “low-hanging fruit” are inadequate for today’s fiercely competitive and ultra-connected environment.  This “mind-opening, rut-clearing & possibility-renewing” workshop introduces an updated and cohesive framework to attract, sustain, cultivate and diversify audiences –  a strategy that’s immediately actionable for arts and cultural organizations of every size and genre.

Key Takeaways include:

  • The critical difference between “pushing” and “pulling” for an audience
  • What your audience demands beyond “quality” and “value”
  • The 4 types of audiences and how to identify and engage them – in-person & on-line
  • (At least) 3 bold & creative ways to get your audiences to return
  • How to serve your community in ways that really matter for growing your audience

Presented by:  Matt Lehrman, Audience Avenue LLC

Matt Lehrman specializes in helping arts and cultural organizations pursue artistic relevance, financial vibrancy and audience connection.  His expertise is helping arts & cultural leaders see their organizations “from the audience-side of the mission statement.”  Before launching Audience Avenue, LLC in 2012, Matt Lehrman founded and served as the long-time Executive Director of Alliance for Audience and ShowUp.com, Arizona’s pioneering initiative in collaborative audience development. Upon naming him “Best Cheerleader for the Arts,” the Arizona Republic wrote, “For some, arts marketing is a career. For Lehrman, it’s a calling … his enthusiasm is genuine and infectious.”

Free Registration
May
1
Mon
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

taadrecp4The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for eight weeks from March 27 through May 15, 2017.

The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $124 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

To register for the sessions, click on the button below. If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

Register

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May
8
Mon
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

taadrecp4The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for eight weeks from March 27 through May 15, 2017.

The eight-week series is for those artists who would like to practice drawing or other art working from a live model but do not wish to have instruction. Participants may register to attend all eight sessions at a discounted rate: $124 for Arts Council members and/or students, or $140 for the public. Otherwise, participants may sign up for individual dates at $18/session for members and $20/session for non members.

Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Shawn Skabelund will be the moderator and help direct the model and take requests from participants on poses and timing. Other than that, participants are on their own to draw or create using the model as inspiration. No materials are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring easels to use. Some drawing horses are available on a first-come first-served basis. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

To register for the sessions, click on the button below. If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

Register

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