2019 Artstravaganza

Friday, December 13, 2019

5:00 – 9:00 pm

A fun-filled night of creativity, laughter, and color in artist-led activities.

$35 admission includes your choice of one of the following activities:
Raku | Glass Blowing

scroll down for descriptions and details
Want to do more than one? $25 for the additional activity.
Dinner, Printmaking, Watercolor Painting and Alcohol Ink projects are included with admission at no additional cost.

We appreciate your help in creating a fun evening and a successful fundraising event.  For 90 years, AAG has pursued the vision of promoting the arts through exhibition, education and outreach.  Funds generated from this evening’s events will go toward fulfilling that pursuit.  Outreach and Scholarship Programs are the cornerstone of AAG’s programs. Click here to learn more about our efforts in these areas.

 Raku Pottery Firing with  David L. Bradley 
Experience the magic of Raku! Select a one-of-a-kind ceramic piece made by David L. Bradley and watch it magically transform through the mysterious and elusive Raku firing.

Raku: Master Potter, David L. Bradley has created one of a kind ceramic pottery forms.  Once you select your piece, it is placed into a hot kiln, heated to over 1000 degrees, removed and cooled.  It is magical to observe.  No two are ever alike. Upon cooling, the pieces are coated with a protective wax and will be ready to take home that evening.

Click here to watch a great video of Horsehair Raku Firing

Blown Glass Ornaments with TJ Marco of Phoenix Arts by Fire (REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR GLASSBLOWING)
Experience first hand the art of glass blowing at AAG!
Guided by master glass artists you will make your own multi-colored glass ornament.  Expert glass blower TJ Marco will have a full glass blowing studio set up on premises to assist you in making a beautiful one of a kind blown glass ornament.  Due to the nature of glassblowing, and the heat necessary, this premium event is restricted to people 15 years and above.

Once your piece is made, it will be annealed (gradually cooled) overnight.  You can pick up the finished work at AAG during designated times or make other arrangements.

Each glass ornament takes approximately 15 minutes to create.  Space for glass blowing is limited.  Be sure to sign up early if you are interested in this event.

For your safety:
-Please tie-back long hair
-Closed toed shoes are recommended
-Loose clothing will need to be secured

Alcohol Ink with Carole Matthews

Carole Matthews will lead us on an exciting adventure of color and flow.  Explore the endless possibilities of Alcohol Ink on various surfaces from ceramic tile, yupo paper, and more. Alcohol Ink is a spontaneous process of working with liquid color. No previous experience necessary.

Printmaking with Alice Pelchat
Alice Pelchat will lead you in an activity in creating contemporary mono- prints.

Monoprinting is creating  free form images working with inks or paints on a printing plate resulting in a unique image.  Spend a few minutes with us and take home a masterpiece.

Each participant will leave with a finished design.

Watercolor Painting with John Erwin
John Erwin will lead you in an watercolor painting activity in creating a finished painting of chili peppers or a cactus. John’s lighthearted approach to teaching watercolor makes this a fun-filled event with laughter and creativity.

Each participant will leave with a finished design.

Plan to arrive early to assure you have enough time for your activities. All art supplies are provided.
Participation in each activity requires a certain amount of time.  We encourage you to arrive before 6 in order to have time to enjoy the series of activities that include dinner, alcohol ink projects and the premium activity(ies) of your choice, while also it is fun to watch the other activities.  Although tickets are purchased in advance, scheduling of each event is on the evening of the event, adding you to the list once you arrive.  A small number of tickets will be available at the door.

Buffet dinner – sample menu | Pulled Pork, Curried Chicken, Salads, Cheese and Crackers, a variety of appetizers,
dessert tray, wine and soft drinks | subject to change

Space is limited! Click here to register for your activity of choice and buy your tickets in advance

Arizona Artists Guild is located at 18411 N. 7th Ave, Phoenix, Az 85023 | info@ArizonaArtistsGuild.net | 602-944-9713
on the southeast side of 7th Ave, south of Union Hills

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