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Creative Arts for Life

New in 2023! South Salt Lake and the Arts Council have moved to a new 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 or call 801-483-6018.



June 2023

Bad Dog Arts: Stitch Craft
Instructor: Laurie Knowley
Wednesdays, June 7, 14, 21, & 28 - 6:30-8:30 PM

The Co-op Art Room



Join Laurie to learn basic embroidery stitches and then branch out to create your own unique
and expressive designs. We will create landscapes, clothing embellishments and appliqué
embroidery. Get inspired to dress up an old jean jacket with a dash of color or jazz up your
favorite hat. You will end with the skills to decorate and adorn your life with endless creative

Laurie is a self-taught artist who is a lifelong maker and creator of all things funky, fun and a bit
offbeat with textiles, basket making, reclaimed and repurposed objects.
“I have been stitching and embellishing since I was old enough to thread a needle. In my teen
years I added flowers and peace signs to all of my clothing and even embroidered the occasional 
pillowcase. I love to create my own patterns and designs and think of it as painting with a needle. These days I’m stitching on shoes and creating 3-D landscapes adorned with beads. I love what can happen with a simple needle and thread!”


August/September 2023

Exploring Art
Instructor: Donna Pence
Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22 & 29, September 5, 12, 19 & 26 - 6:30-8:30 PM

The Co-op Art Room

**NOTE: This is an 8 week session and will include a $25 materials fee. See Civic Rec registration for more details.





The foundations and themes of art will be explored using the inquiry approach. Art materials and methods will be experienced through hands-on self-expression activities. Reading, writing, and discussion of topics that have been explored by many artists over time and across cultures will also be required.

A culminating exhibition will take place upon completion of the course.

NOTE: Due to this special grant funded opportunity, this course requires a commitment to attend all classes in the series. We understand that extenuating circumstances may arise, but please make sure that you are able to attend the full 8 weeks before signing up. 

This course is made possible thanks to a Creative Aging grant from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and is designed primarily for adults age 55 and better.

For more information and to register for classes, please click here: SSL Catalog.

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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
Fees may be waived or reduced for qualified participants.

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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