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CREATIVE ARTS FOR LIFE

South Salt Lake and the Arts Council has moved to a platform called CivicRec. All art class registrations will now take place here: South Salt Lake Civic Rec Catalog.
 

To register for classes, simply create a user account, click on the "Arts Programming" tab, add a class to your cart, and then checkout.

New Fees. As we expand arts programming and to help mitigate materials/supplies expenses, we will be charging SSL Residents $20/class and Non-residents $60/class for a typical four-session class.

If you need help creating a user account, please contact arts@sslc.gov or call 801-483-6018.

If you are an instructor and would like to propose a class, please complete the CLASS PROPOSAL FORM.

UPCOMING CLASS OFFERINGS

Bad Dog Arts: Scenes of Summer

Instructor: Kat McDaniel

Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19, and 26th
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Cost: $20 for South Salt Lake residents -  $60 for non-residents

South Salt Lake Community Center Co-Op

Art Room - 2530 South 500 East

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When you imagine summertime is it your next camping trip in the mountains, hummingbirds, a beautiful sunset at the beach, or maybe a juicy watermelon?  Have fun creating a different image of summer each week. We will be painting with acrylic on canvas with Kat giving you all the tips and encouragement to create your masterpiece. No previous experience is needed. As always, all materials are provided. All you need to bring is your positivity.

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Kintsugi Healing Group

Instructor: Michelle Markey Nelson LCSW

Single Session: Tuesday,  June 25th
Time: 5 pm  to 8:30 pm

Cost: $10 for South Salt Lake Residents - $25 for non-residents

South Salt Lake Community Center Co-Op

Art Room - 2530 South 500 East

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Has grief and loss broken open your heart.  Grief can come in many forms such as loss of a loved one, divorce, life transitions, loss of community, and even loss of our sense of self.  Markay Nelson, LCSW will guide you through the Kintsugi art process as a metaphor for our grief.  We will share stories as we break and mend our bowl to bring more beauty, strength, and resilience to our grief journey. 

 

All supplies included but feel free to bring an item to repair if you would like. 

Kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair"), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum; the method is similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage  and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise (Source: "Kintsugi." Wikipedia).

For more information and to register Click Here 

The Bad Poet Society

Instructor: Cadence Summers

Mondays: June 3, 10, 17, and 24th
Time: 6:30 pm  to 8:30 pm

Cost: Free for all, registration preferred

Historic Scott School - Main Building

3280 S 540 E

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The Bad Poet Society

Instructor: Cadence Summers

Mondays: July 8, 15, 22, and 29th  
Time: 6:30 pm  to 8:30 pm

Cost: Free for all, registration preferred

Historic Scott School - Main Building

3280 S 540 E

The Bad Poets Society is a poem-a-day community workshop that meets once a week to discuss the great experiment of poetry. This workshop is for beginners, perfectionists, “I’m not a poet” poets, for poets who are not ready to call themselves poets… yet. Every day class members will receive a prompt via text or email and an invitation to write a poem with the goal of making something new each day, something imperfect and outside of our comfort zones as writers and artists. The goal is to allow ourselves room and permission to play. Creativity is better in community so the weekly Bad Poets Society will meet with the goal of sharing our writings in small groups and with the class & to cheer one another on in our journey out of the boxes we have built for ourselves to create in.

It is imperative to be “bad” at something, especially if you love it. The first version of a thing should not be perfect. Creativity flourishes in a community and with play

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Beginning Classical Guitar: Part II

Instructor: Gabino Flores

Wednesdays: June 5, 12, 19, and 26th
Time: 1 pm  to 2:30 pm

Cost: $20 for South Salt Lake residents - $40 for non-residents

South Salt Lake Community Center Co-Op 

Art Room - 2530 S 500 E

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All beginning classical guitar players are welcome. This is a consecutive course following introduction to techniques and music reading.  Students will understand the techniques and theory that allows them to play solo and ensemble classical guitar music.

You will need to bring your own guitar and footstool. If you need to borrow equipment, please contact arts@sslc.gov

Gabino Flores has been studying classical guitar at the National conservatory of music in Mexico City, he has been performing all around Utah, Idaho, California, and Texas. participating as a lead guitarist in the LDS worldwide program Luz de las Naciones. Teaching and performing for more than 20 years.

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For more information and to register Click Here 

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Plein Air Sketching with Ink and Watercolor

Instructor: Sue Martin

Tuesdays: June 4, 11, 18, and 25th
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

Cost: $20 for South Salt Lake residents - $60 for non-residents

Fitts Park - Lion's Pride Pavilion

3050 S 500 E

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Join Sue Martin for some outdoor watercolor sketching for four weeks in June. You’ll practice sketching with ink, then adding watercolor for beautiful studies or frameable paintings. We’ll meet at Fitts Park, where we’ll have access to a pavilion for shade, picnic tables and a variety of painting subjects. Painting outdoors can feel overwhelming at first because there’s so much busy detail before your eyes. In this class you’ll learn to simplify edit the details to create a pleasing composition.

 

This class is for all levels of experience. A materials list will be emailed in late May. Materials will be provided for those who need them.

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For more information and to register Click Here 

Fundamentals of Art - Drawing Skills

Instructor: Robin Luker

Tuesdays: June 6, 13, 20, and 27th
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

Cost: $20 for South Salt Lake residents - $60 for non-residents

South Salt Lake Community Center Co-op

Art Room - 2530 S 500 E

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Level up your art by becoming familiar with or reviewing the fundamentals of art: form, perspective, anatomy, composition, and value. 

Robin received her Bachelor in Fine arts from the University of Utah in 1993, with an emphasis on drawing and painting. Since then she has been a freelance artist doing murals, designing Christmas cards, and doing oil paintings. Robin is currently working on her Masters of Fine Arts degree. She is a mother of 5 kids, and she has lived in South Salt Lake since 2006. 

Robin's goal is for students to feel confident that they can create pleasing artwork, and have the quality of life that inherently comes with creative expression. 

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For more information and to register Click Here 

Mindful Photo

Instructor: Danielle Waters MTFA

Monday: July 1, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Cost: $10 for South Salt Lake residents - $15 for non-residents

South Salt Lake Community Center Co-Op

Art Room - 2531 South 500 East

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PLEASE BRING YOUR SMARTPHONE AND A JOURNAL

Come learn a science-based mindfulness approach to smartphone photography that can foster creativity, reduce stress, and bring more presence in your everyday moments. Each month will have a different focus. 

Students will participate in guided mindfulness meditation activities such as environmental awareness, non-judging stillness, and engaging the senses. • Students will create, edit, and share images they take on their phones. • Students will apply mindful photography practice to everyday life situations to positively impact stress and wellbeing.

Danielle Waters is a full-time commercial photographer and certified meditation teacher based in Salt Lake City. She has a Bachelor of Photography and a Master of Art Teaching in Fine Arts. Her artwork focuses on the splendor of the natural and mundane world. She is the founder of Mindful Photo Studio and teaches photography as a tool to pause and find gratitude. Danielle has a contagious passion for life as she teaches others how to find clarity and peace in the stillness of everyday moments.

For more information and to register Click Here 

Zentangle Club

Meet monthly with Linda Rios of Moon Dance Tangles. 

$5 per session for South Salt Lake residents

$10  per session for non-residents.  

Linda discovered Zentangle in January of 2016. Through daily practice, she regained her focus and love of life after the loss of losing her husband. Linda felt inspired to share the benefits of Zentangle with others. In 2017 she trained in Rhode Island to become a certified Zentangle instructor. 

Join Linda to learn techniques and create your own works of art. 

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May Registration Here

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Creative Arts for Life is a series of classes taught by professional artists, designed to provide residents and non-residents alike the empowering opportunity of creating art in a variety of mediums. The Creative Arts for Life program gives participants the confidence to get started in creative expression and learn a new skill while telling their stories through art. At the same time, participants receive the tangible physical and mental health benefits that art provides.

Creative Arts for Life registration fees are as follows:
$20.00 for South Salt Lake Residents
$60.00 for non-residents


We also offer FREE art classes for adults age 55 and better on Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 at the SSL Co Op. These classes are taught by professional artists. More information can be found HERE.
 

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