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

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 NOW


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 NOW


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

Mar
5
Tue
Long-Form Improv Comedy Workshop @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 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 NOW


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

Mar
11
Mon
Intermediate & Advanced Figure Drawing @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning Monday, March 11, 2019! This Intermediate level workshop consists of 7 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 Intermediate course, students will create three complete compositional figure drawings by using a variety and combination of materials and mediums. Using the figure shape as a compositional device, students will be given three specific assignments to work out, for three, six hour long finished drawings.

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 completed Beginner Figure Drawing with Shawn Skabelund or another instructor

Registration
 

Member fee: $165

Non-member fee: $175

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

 

Mar
17
Sun
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Shawn Skabelund

Every Sunday, March 17- May 5, 2019

The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. 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: $130 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. *Drop-ins Welcome* Sessions are open to the public every Sunday, 3-6pm, through May 5th. 

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.

Moderator Shawn Skabelund 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.

Register Now

Member fee: $130 all 8 sessions, $68/ 4 sessions Or $18/ session

Non Member fee:$140 all 8 sessions/ $72/ 4 sessions Or $20/session

Mar
18
Mon
Intermediate & Advanced Figure Drawing @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning Monday, March 11, 2019! This Intermediate level workshop consists of 7 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 Intermediate course, students will create three complete compositional figure drawings by using a variety and combination of materials and mediums. Using the figure shape as a compositional device, students will be given three specific assignments to work out, for three, six hour long finished drawings.

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 completed Beginner Figure Drawing with Shawn Skabelund or another instructor

Registration
 

Member fee: $165

Non-member fee: $175

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

 

Mar
24
Sun
Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Shawn Skabelund

Every Sunday, March 17- May 5, 2019

The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. 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: $130 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. *Drop-ins Welcome* Sessions are open to the public every Sunday, 3-6pm, through May 5th. 

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.

Moderator Shawn Skabelund 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.

Register Now

Member fee: $130 all 8 sessions, $68/ 4 sessions Or $18/ session

Non Member fee:$140 all 8 sessions/ $72/ 4 sessions Or $20/session

Mar
25
Mon
Intermediate & Advanced Figure Drawing @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning Monday, March 11, 2019! This Intermediate level workshop consists of 7 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 Intermediate course, students will create three complete compositional figure drawings by using a variety and combination of materials and mediums. Using the figure shape as a compositional device, students will be given three specific assignments to work out, for three, six hour long finished drawings.

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 completed Beginner Figure Drawing with Shawn Skabelund or another instructor

Registration
 

Member fee: $165

Non-member fee: $175

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

 

Mar
30
Sat
Do’s and Don’ts of Nonprofit Board Development (two-part series) @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

TWO-DAY Workshop
Sat, March 30 & Sun, March 31 | 9am-12:30pm

The board of directors of a nonprofit organization is the ultimate governing body of the group. Individually and collectively, the board is responsible for financial oversight, providing leadership and direction, being transparent and accountable to its stakeholders, and protecting its legal liability.

It’s rare to discover a board member of a nonprofit that has strong expertise in all areas of board duties. Nearly every board member will benefit by developing knowledge in each of these areas.

REGISTER NOW

 

These two half-day workshops led by Jarrett Ransom will cover:

  • Recruiting New Board Members
  • Onboarding and Training
  • Keeping Your Board Engaged
  • Evaluating of Board Members
  • Firing a Board Member
  • Fundraising for Boards

Jarrett Ransom has more than 15 years of international and national experience in nonprofit management. In 2009 she created the Rayvan Group, a nonprofit consulting firm focusing on sustainable practices for nonprofits worldwide. Their specialities include strategic visioning, fund and board development, donor stewardship, client and corporate relations, special events, and grant writing. She develops comprehensive growth strategies for nonprofits and entrepreneurial businesses and helps them reach their goals.

Jarrett holds an MBA in business from the University of Phoenix and Certificate of Grant Writing from The Grantsmanship Center Institute. She is the recipient of many awards such as 40 Under 40, AZCentral Who’s Next Nominee, Greater Phoenix Athena Nominee, AmAZing Women of Arizona recipient and the Global Women’s Summit Leadership Award. There is no denying Jarrett’s passion about empowering others and supporting mission-driven organizations that benefit their community.

Price for both days is: $45 for members/ $55 non-members
REGISTER NOW

 

Mar
31
Sun
Do’s and Don’ts of Nonprofit Board Development (two-part series) @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

TWO-DAY Workshop
Sat, March 30 & Sun, March 31 | 9am-12:30pm

The board of directors of a nonprofit organization is the ultimate governing body of the group. Individually and collectively, the board is responsible for financial oversight, providing leadership and direction, being transparent and accountable to its stakeholders, and protecting its legal liability.

It’s rare to discover a board member of a nonprofit that has strong expertise in all areas of board duties. Nearly every board member will benefit by developing knowledge in each of these areas.

REGISTER NOW

 

These two half-day workshops led by Jarrett Ransom will cover:

  • Recruiting New Board Members
  • Onboarding and Training
  • Keeping Your Board Engaged
  • Evaluating of Board Members
  • Firing a Board Member
  • Fundraising for Boards

Jarrett Ransom has more than 15 years of international and national experience in nonprofit management. In 2009 she created the Rayvan Group, a nonprofit consulting firm focusing on sustainable practices for nonprofits worldwide. Their specialities include strategic visioning, fund and board development, donor stewardship, client and corporate relations, special events, and grant writing. She develops comprehensive growth strategies for nonprofits and entrepreneurial businesses and helps them reach their goals.

Jarrett holds an MBA in business from the University of Phoenix and Certificate of Grant Writing from The Grantsmanship Center Institute. She is the recipient of many awards such as 40 Under 40, AZCentral Who’s Next Nominee, Greater Phoenix Athena Nominee, AmAZing Women of Arizona recipient and the Global Women’s Summit Leadership Award. There is no denying Jarrett’s passion about empowering others and supporting mission-driven organizations that benefit their community.

Price for both days is: $45 for members/ $55 non-members
REGISTER NOW

 

Open Figure Drawing Sessions @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open Figure Drawing sessions with moderator, Shawn Skabelund

Every Sunday, March 17- May 5, 2019

The Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model in the main gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. 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: $130 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. *Drop-ins Welcome* Sessions are open to the public every Sunday, 3-6pm, through May 5th. 

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.

Moderator Shawn Skabelund 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.

Register Now

Member fee: $130 all 8 sessions, $68/ 4 sessions Or $18/ session

Non Member fee:$140 all 8 sessions/ $72/ 4 sessions Or $20/session

Apr
1
Mon
Intermediate & Advanced Figure Drawing @ Coconino Center for the Arts
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Flagstaff Arts Council presents a weekly Figure Drawing Workshop led by Shawn Skabelund beginning Monday, March 11, 2019! This Intermediate level workshop consists of 7 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 Intermediate course, students will create three complete compositional figure drawings by using a variety and combination of materials and mediums. Using the figure shape as a compositional device, students will be given three specific assignments to work out, for three, six hour long finished drawings.

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 completed Beginner Figure Drawing with Shawn Skabelund or another instructor

Registration
 

Member fee: $165

Non-member fee: $175

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