Kimball Art Center in Park City has a wide assortment of awesome classes starting this week, many of which still have open spots: In the “Pen & Ink” class starting this Wednesday at 6PM, new and experienced artists alike will be guided through the fluid movements of drawing and illustrating with these fundamental tools, while the “Watercolor Painting Workshop” held this Saturday at 1PM will help students create a small watercolor painting using proper paint mixing technique. (Costs are $110 and $30, respectively, plus materials.) But the sexiest class—from a flying-sparks perspective— has to be the “Introduction to Sculptural Welding”: Covering the basics of metalworking, as well as metal sculpture design, participants will have the opportunity to use MIG welders, oxygen/acetylene torches, plasma cutters, grinders, shapers, and other tools that will bend metal, including found objects, to their will. Class starts this Thursday at 5PM; cost is $300 plus an additional $100 fee for materials.
Kimball Art Center, Park City, 638 Park Avenue.
Thursday, May 17
Art Access is throwing their 10th annual fundraiser this week, in support of their mission to provide equal opportunities to inclusive arts programming for Utahns with disabilities or to those with limited access to the arts. The 300 Plates fundraiser and exhibition features the work of 100 established and emerging artists, with each work done using 11 x 10 inch plates (either aluminum, galvanized steel or plexiglas). Each artist prepares small works in their recognizable style, and finished plates include everything from landscape to assemblage, from pop art to photographic emulsion. Prices for the works start at $75. Pop in for a previews of the pieces May 14 and 15, 10AM – 6 PM; and May 16 and 17 10 AM – 5 PM. Tickets for the event are $25 before May 13th, and $35 after.
Art Access, 230 South 500 West #125, 6-9PM.
Friday, May 18
Alpine Art’s “Spring Exhibition 2012” opens this week—the show features a selection of local artists whose work evokes springtime in the Mountain West, and the outdoor fervor that besets us all at this time of year—see work from Andy Joy Chase, Michelle Condrat, Shae Guevara, Cristall Harper, Chris Miles, Cassandria Parsons, and Gia Whitlock. The show will run until June 9.
Alpine Art, 430 East South Temple, 6-9PM.