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

Jan
14
Mon
Figure Drawing with Instruction @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund begins Monday January 14th, 2019! The workshop consists of 6 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.  

In this course, the instructor uses the formal elements of drawing in describing the figure. Through a series of exercises, students will expand our drawing/seeing skills. The course is specifically set up to help students to see form and apply it onto a two-dimensional surface.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have never drawn from the figure before or have had beginning figure drawing, but have never moved into intermediate or advanced figure drawing courses.

Pricing:  $140 for Arts Council members & $155 for non-members.

Register

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Jan
21
Mon
Figure Drawing with Instruction @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund begins Monday January 14th, 2019! The workshop consists of 6 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.  

In this course, the instructor uses the formal elements of drawing in describing the figure. Through a series of exercises, students will expand our drawing/seeing skills. The course is specifically set up to help students to see form and apply it onto a two-dimensional surface.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have never drawn from the figure before or have had beginning figure drawing, but have never moved into intermediate or advanced figure drawing courses.

Pricing:  $140 for Arts Council members & $155 for non-members.

Register

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Jan
28
Mon
Figure Drawing with Instruction @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund begins Monday January 14th, 2019! The workshop consists of 6 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.  

In this course, the instructor uses the formal elements of drawing in describing the figure. Through a series of exercises, students will expand our drawing/seeing skills. The course is specifically set up to help students to see form and apply it onto a two-dimensional surface.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have never drawn from the figure before or have had beginning figure drawing, but have never moved into intermediate or advanced figure drawing courses.

Pricing:  $140 for Arts Council members & $155 for non-members.

Register

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Jan
29
Tue
Long-Form Improv Comedy Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present another 6-week series of Long- Form Improvisational Comedy Workshops with Garrison Garcia!

Dates: Tuesday’s January 29- March 5, 2019 | Student Showcase: Friday, March 8, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 22: $175 / Member price: $158
After Jan. 22: $200 for non members / $180 for members

Join Flagstaff Arts Council for a 6 week Long- Form Improv Workshop with Garrison Garcia in 2019!  Garrison’s passion for performing started at childhood with a living room magic show and might have peaked with his role of “Toy Soldier #3” in a community production of The Velveteen Rabbit. As a graduate student, he performed with NAU’s improv troupe, NAUghty Bits. Currently, Garrison can be found writing sketches, scripts, and cultivating local talent for The Foundry, Flagstaff’s only monthly, community variety show.  Garrison is the founding member and creative director of Flagstaff’s premier improv comedy team, Tiny Punches. By “yes, and”-ing the offers life gives him, Garrison has discovered a passion for directing improv workshops and trainings and he firmly believes that anyone can do improv.

This workshop is designed to provide the participant with a thorough overview and foundational knowledge of longform improvisation concepts. Essential for beginners and experienced players alike, learners can expect a highly participatory and interactive experience, culminating in a student show. Concepts covered include creating a base reality, finding and playing game, character and scene work, and using openings to initiate scenes. No prior experience is necessary for enrollment in this workshop, only a willingness to try new things in a supportive and encouraging environment. After completing this workshop, individuals from varied backgrounds have commented about their improved ability to think on their feet, the greater sense of confidence they have in group interactions and public speaking, and the extremely positive experience of laughing for two hours straight each week.

 

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.

Feb
1
Fri
Theater of the Oppressed @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm

Join Garrison Garcia and the Flagstaff Arts Council in a two- weekend acting intensive with Theater of the Oppressed.  There are 6 days of workshops on Feb. 1-3 and Feb 8-10, 2019. Participants will explore and experiment with dynamics of systemic power and oppression through theater and improvisation. Theater of the Oppressed (TO) was originated by Brazilian visionary Augusto Boal and has become a highly engaging and participatory tool used worldwide for social and political activism, conflict resolution, community building, therapy, and government legislation. Individuals interested in utilizing expressive arts to examine social justice issues are ideal participants. The culmination of this workshop will be a community forum play, intended to engage the audience in participation and sharing ideas about how to navigate the issues identified throughout the course of the workshop.

Theater of the Oppressed takes a unique approach to creating plays: the intention is to leave the scene unresolved and incomplete. The audience should be left with questions after watching the play, pondering, “What would I do in that situation?” and “How would I navigate those circumstances differently?” When presented in a forum theater environment, the plays are shown twice. First, they are seen in their entirety as the troupe devised and intended them to be seen. After the first showing concludes, the facilitator described the forum process to the audience and encourages them to participate in the next showing by replacing the protagonist and trying a new tactic. During the second showing, when an audience member freezes the action on stage by raising their hand and exclaiming “Stop!”, the facilitator assists in bringing that person into the play. The audience volunteer – a person who moves from spectator to spect-Actor – is then infused into the scene in hopes of finding a different outcome for the protagonist.

Theater of the Oppressed is powerful because it involves the community in partnership for active problem solving focused on universally relatable and impactful issues. It’s a way to practice for the future. By involving the audience in the process of taking action, Theater of the Oppressed mobilizes and encourages participation in the process of searching for solutions and alternatives, and inspires community collaboration in personal and systemic conflict resolution.

Dates: TWO WEEKENDS! February 1-3 and February 8-10, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 20: $250 /After Jan. 20: $275

Register today for all 6 sessions of Theater of the Oppressed taking place over two consecutive weekends, 3 days each.  Sessions are from Feb. 1-3 and Feb 8-10, 2019. Specific times are: Feb. 1, 6-9pm, Feb. 2, 9am- 4pm, Feb. 3, 9a-1p, Feb. 8, 6-9pm, Feb. 9, 9a-4p and performance 6-8p, Feb. 10, 10a-12p. 

To inquire about a scholarship, email evogler@flagartscouncil.org by Jan. 11 for more information.

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.

 

 

Feb
4
Mon
Figure Drawing with Instruction @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund begins Monday January 14th, 2019! The workshop consists of 6 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.  

In this course, the instructor uses the formal elements of drawing in describing the figure. Through a series of exercises, students will expand our drawing/seeing skills. The course is specifically set up to help students to see form and apply it onto a two-dimensional surface.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have never drawn from the figure before or have had beginning figure drawing, but have never moved into intermediate or advanced figure drawing courses.

Pricing:  $140 for Arts Council members & $155 for non-members.

Register

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Feb
5
Tue
Long-Form Improv Comedy Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present another 6-week series of Long- Form Improvisational Comedy Workshops with Garrison Garcia!

Dates: Tuesday’s January 29- March 5, 2019 | Student Showcase: Friday, March 8, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 22: $175 / Member price: $158
After Jan. 22: $200 for non members / $180 for members

Join Flagstaff Arts Council for a 6 week Long- Form Improv Workshop with Garrison Garcia in 2019!  Garrison’s passion for performing started at childhood with a living room magic show and might have peaked with his role of “Toy Soldier #3” in a community production of The Velveteen Rabbit. As a graduate student, he performed with NAU’s improv troupe, NAUghty Bits. Currently, Garrison can be found writing sketches, scripts, and cultivating local talent for The Foundry, Flagstaff’s only monthly, community variety show.  Garrison is the founding member and creative director of Flagstaff’s premier improv comedy team, Tiny Punches. By “yes, and”-ing the offers life gives him, Garrison has discovered a passion for directing improv workshops and trainings and he firmly believes that anyone can do improv.

This workshop is designed to provide the participant with a thorough overview and foundational knowledge of longform improvisation concepts. Essential for beginners and experienced players alike, learners can expect a highly participatory and interactive experience, culminating in a student show. Concepts covered include creating a base reality, finding and playing game, character and scene work, and using openings to initiate scenes. No prior experience is necessary for enrollment in this workshop, only a willingness to try new things in a supportive and encouraging environment. After completing this workshop, individuals from varied backgrounds have commented about their improved ability to think on their feet, the greater sense of confidence they have in group interactions and public speaking, and the extremely positive experience of laughing for two hours straight each week.

 

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.

Feb
8
Fri
Theater of the Oppressed @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm

Join Garrison Garcia and the Flagstaff Arts Council in a two- weekend acting intensive with Theater of the Oppressed.  There are 6 days of workshops on Feb. 1-3 and Feb 8-10, 2019. Participants will explore and experiment with dynamics of systemic power and oppression through theater and improvisation. Theater of the Oppressed (TO) was originated by Brazilian visionary Augusto Boal and has become a highly engaging and participatory tool used worldwide for social and political activism, conflict resolution, community building, therapy, and government legislation. Individuals interested in utilizing expressive arts to examine social justice issues are ideal participants. The culmination of this workshop will be a community forum play, intended to engage the audience in participation and sharing ideas about how to navigate the issues identified throughout the course of the workshop.

Theater of the Oppressed takes a unique approach to creating plays: the intention is to leave the scene unresolved and incomplete. The audience should be left with questions after watching the play, pondering, “What would I do in that situation?” and “How would I navigate those circumstances differently?” When presented in a forum theater environment, the plays are shown twice. First, they are seen in their entirety as the troupe devised and intended them to be seen. After the first showing concludes, the facilitator described the forum process to the audience and encourages them to participate in the next showing by replacing the protagonist and trying a new tactic. During the second showing, when an audience member freezes the action on stage by raising their hand and exclaiming “Stop!”, the facilitator assists in bringing that person into the play. The audience volunteer – a person who moves from spectator to spect-Actor – is then infused into the scene in hopes of finding a different outcome for the protagonist.

Theater of the Oppressed is powerful because it involves the community in partnership for active problem solving focused on universally relatable and impactful issues. It’s a way to practice for the future. By involving the audience in the process of taking action, Theater of the Oppressed mobilizes and encourages participation in the process of searching for solutions and alternatives, and inspires community collaboration in personal and systemic conflict resolution.

Dates: TWO WEEKENDS! February 1-3 and February 8-10, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 20: $250 /After Jan. 20: $275

Register today for all 6 sessions of Theater of the Oppressed taking place over two consecutive weekends, 3 days each.  Sessions are from Feb. 1-3 and Feb 8-10, 2019. Specific times are: Feb. 1, 6-9pm, Feb. 2, 9am- 4pm, Feb. 3, 9a-1p, Feb. 8, 6-9pm, Feb. 9, 9a-4p and performance 6-8p, Feb. 10, 10a-12p. 

To inquire about a scholarship, email evogler@flagartscouncil.org by Jan. 11 for more information.

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.

 

 

Feb
11
Mon
Figure Drawing with Instruction @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund begins Monday January 14th, 2019! The workshop consists of 6 three-hour sessions drawing from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm

Nothing can be more enjoyable, yet at the same time more demanding, than drawing from the figure. It takes total concentration and can be very taxing by the time a particular session comes to a close, but as one concentrates, one wonders where the time has gone by.  

In this course, the instructor uses the formal elements of drawing in describing the figure. Through a series of exercises, students will expand our drawing/seeing skills. The course is specifically set up to help students to see form and apply it onto a two-dimensional surface.

This is an opportunity to study and receive personal instruction in figure drawing from award-winning artist, Shawn Skabelund.  Shawn holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Iowa. A nationally exhibited artist, his work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine and numerous regional publications. Shawn is also a Viola Visual Arts award winner for his exhibition Virga: The Hunt for Water.

NOTE: This course is for those who have never drawn from the figure before or have had beginning figure drawing, but have never moved into intermediate or advanced figure drawing courses.

Pricing:  $140 for Arts Council members & $155 for non-members.

Register

If you have questions about this session, contact Elizabeth Vogler at (928) 779-2300 x109.

 

Feb
12
Tue
Long-Form Improv Comedy Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present another 6-week series of Long- Form Improvisational Comedy Workshops with Garrison Garcia!

Dates: Tuesday’s January 29- March 5, 2019 | Student Showcase: Friday, March 8, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 22: $175 / Member price: $158
After Jan. 22: $200 for non members / $180 for members

Join Flagstaff Arts Council for a 6 week Long- Form Improv Workshop with Garrison Garcia in 2019!  Garrison’s passion for performing started at childhood with a living room magic show and might have peaked with his role of “Toy Soldier #3” in a community production of The Velveteen Rabbit. As a graduate student, he performed with NAU’s improv troupe, NAUghty Bits. Currently, Garrison can be found writing sketches, scripts, and cultivating local talent for The Foundry, Flagstaff’s only monthly, community variety show.  Garrison is the founding member and creative director of Flagstaff’s premier improv comedy team, Tiny Punches. By “yes, and”-ing the offers life gives him, Garrison has discovered a passion for directing improv workshops and trainings and he firmly believes that anyone can do improv.

This workshop is designed to provide the participant with a thorough overview and foundational knowledge of longform improvisation concepts. Essential for beginners and experienced players alike, learners can expect a highly participatory and interactive experience, culminating in a student show. Concepts covered include creating a base reality, finding and playing game, character and scene work, and using openings to initiate scenes. No prior experience is necessary for enrollment in this workshop, only a willingness to try new things in a supportive and encouraging environment. After completing this workshop, individuals from varied backgrounds have commented about their improved ability to think on their feet, the greater sense of confidence they have in group interactions and public speaking, and the extremely positive experience of laughing for two hours straight each week.

 

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.

Feb
19
Tue
Long-Form Improv Comedy Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present another 6-week series of Long- Form Improvisational Comedy Workshops with Garrison Garcia!

Dates: Tuesday’s January 29- March 5, 2019 | Student Showcase: Friday, March 8, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 22: $175 / Member price: $158
After Jan. 22: $200 for non members / $180 for members

Join Flagstaff Arts Council for a 6 week Long- Form Improv Workshop with Garrison Garcia in 2019!  Garrison’s passion for performing started at childhood with a living room magic show and might have peaked with his role of “Toy Soldier #3” in a community production of The Velveteen Rabbit. As a graduate student, he performed with NAU’s improv troupe, NAUghty Bits. Currently, Garrison can be found writing sketches, scripts, and cultivating local talent for The Foundry, Flagstaff’s only monthly, community variety show.  Garrison is the founding member and creative director of Flagstaff’s premier improv comedy team, Tiny Punches. By “yes, and”-ing the offers life gives him, Garrison has discovered a passion for directing improv workshops and trainings and he firmly believes that anyone can do improv.

This workshop is designed to provide the participant with a thorough overview and foundational knowledge of longform improvisation concepts. Essential for beginners and experienced players alike, learners can expect a highly participatory and interactive experience, culminating in a student show. Concepts covered include creating a base reality, finding and playing game, character and scene work, and using openings to initiate scenes. No prior experience is necessary for enrollment in this workshop, only a willingness to try new things in a supportive and encouraging environment. After completing this workshop, individuals from varied backgrounds have commented about their improved ability to think on their feet, the greater sense of confidence they have in group interactions and public speaking, and the extremely positive experience of laughing for two hours straight each week.

 

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.

Feb
26
Tue
Long-Form Improv Comedy Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Flagstaff Arts Council is pleased to present another 6-week series of Long- Form Improvisational Comedy Workshops with Garrison Garcia!

Dates: Tuesday’s January 29- March 5, 2019 | Student Showcase: Friday, March 8, 2019

Pricing: Early bird price before Jan. 22: $175 / Member price: $158
After Jan. 22: $200 for non members / $180 for members

Join Flagstaff Arts Council for a 6 week Long- Form Improv Workshop with Garrison Garcia in 2019!  Garrison’s passion for performing started at childhood with a living room magic show and might have peaked with his role of “Toy Soldier #3” in a community production of The Velveteen Rabbit. As a graduate student, he performed with NAU’s improv troupe, NAUghty Bits. Currently, Garrison can be found writing sketches, scripts, and cultivating local talent for The Foundry, Flagstaff’s only monthly, community variety show.  Garrison is the founding member and creative director of Flagstaff’s premier improv comedy team, Tiny Punches. By “yes, and”-ing the offers life gives him, Garrison has discovered a passion for directing improv workshops and trainings and he firmly believes that anyone can do improv.

This workshop is designed to provide the participant with a thorough overview and foundational knowledge of longform improvisation concepts. Essential for beginners and experienced players alike, learners can expect a highly participatory and interactive experience, culminating in a student show. Concepts covered include creating a base reality, finding and playing game, character and scene work, and using openings to initiate scenes. No prior experience is necessary for enrollment in this workshop, only a willingness to try new things in a supportive and encouraging environment. After completing this workshop, individuals from varied backgrounds have commented about their improved ability to think on their feet, the greater sense of confidence they have in group interactions and public speaking, and the extremely positive experience of laughing for two hours straight each week.

 

Register

For more information or questions, call 928-779-2300.