Art After Work

Art After Work

Summer dates added!

Van-Gogh-Chair-GroupSummer Schedule added on Fridays

All events are from 6 to 8 p.m.

In response to the popularity of Art After Work, we are offering classes on Fridays. Participants can enjoy free appetizers starting at 5 p.m. during Finally Friday and paint a beautiful picture.

Next up: Monet Water Lilies on Aug. 15.

Gather friends and co-workers and unwind from the workday at the beautiful Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. 

One day each month art teacher Laura Hukill leads a fun, laid-back class that requires no art experience. Participants relax during a friendly night of art making with enough guidance to ensure that everyone leaves with a lovely painting. Themes change each time.

The price is $35. Online registration only. No refunds. Registration is capped at 25 people and must be completed by noon on the day of class. Buy Tickets

Price includes a canvas and an $8 food & beverage voucher. Art materials provided.

Summer Schedule 

In response to the popularity of Art After Work, we are offering classes on Friday nights. Participants can enjoy free appetizers starting at 5 p.m. during Finally Friday. 

Monet's-Water-LiliesAug. 15 - Monet’s Water Lilies

Cool down with sweet thoughts of chilly breezes blowing across a garden pond.  For this piece, use shades of greens and bold blues to bring Monet’s classic Water Lilies to life.

Returns to Wednesdays

Sonoran-Magenta-SunsetSept. 10 - Sonoran Twilight

During Monsoon season, the Arizona sunsets become even more colorful.  For this project we will be painting a modern, vibrant landscape.  Just as the sun ducks below the horizon, twilight sets in with its turquoise sky and deep magenta desert silhouette.  

The_Scream--OctoberOct. 8 - The Scream
Join us for this Halloween-themed event. We will be painting Edvard Munch's classic masterpiece The Scream and casting away our worries and things that make us want to scream.

Aspen_trees-_NovemberNov. 12 - Aspen Winter Trees
For this class we will be painting a sweet winter scene: bright white aspen trees, set against a pale blue sky. Lastly we will add a focal point of a bright red cardinal, resting a branch.


Three_SunflowersJan. 14 - Van Gogh's Trio of Sun Flowers

The first month of the new year brings Van Gogh's first version of his sunflower series. Trapped in a vase, this trio of flowers is just figuring out its place. Luckily the flowers have each other and your brush to bring them to life. 

2015-OwlsFeb. 18 - Lovey Dovey WHOO?
This will be our first diptych, or two canvas, piece.  Grab your significant other or your bestie and paint two love owls on a branch.

frida-kahlo-biographyMarch 25 - Frida Kahlo Portrait
Celebrate Women's History Month by painting our version of one the art world's most famous artists, Frida Khalo. Our inspiration will come from her vibrant cover shot featured in Vogue and her numerous self-portraits.

GoldfishApril 29 - Matisses's The Goldfish

Goldfish are thought to be creators of good luck and positive outcomes in new endeavors. This painting is all about bright colors, off perspectives and tranquility.

Starry Gogh-Gogh NightMay 13 - Starry Night A Gogh Gogh

Join us under the stars of Tempe, as we paint this classic masterpiece.  Learn step-by-step how to add those swirly thick layers of paint, just like Van Gogh.

Themes are subject to change.