On most first Saturdays of the month, the Phippen Museum offers FREE supervised art or craft activities in our dedicated Kiwanis Education Room. This is a great way to spend a morning with a child, or grandchild, enjoy the museum's exhibits and create a unique art object to "lock in" memories of your visit.
All activities are two hours in duration (10AM -12 Noon) and are accompanied by a lesson and all the materials and tools necessary to successfully complete a project. Phippen Museum members attend free and adult non-members pay only the regular museum admission price.
Please Note: Class sizes are limited, so be sure to call the museum's Education Coordinator, Neal McEwen, in advance to make a reservation (928)-778-1385. In addition, classes that require fine motor skills and the use of sharpened or heat generating tools designate a recommended appropriate minimum age for participation.
Mystery Braid Bracelet - FREE
Saturday, September 14th, 10AM, Ages 9 and up. Limited class size – call for reservation
Learn the secret technique to crafting a leather braided wrist band, amaze your friends and invite them to figure out just how you did it.
Clay Out West – A Clay Sculpture Jamboree and Competition
Saturday, October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th & November 2nd: 10am-4pm
Sunday, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th & November 3rd: 1-4pm
$10 per student (one-time fee)
The museum is hosting its third annual clay sculpture contest, open to all area students interested in trying their hands at sculpture. Participants are invited to hands-on workshops with instruction in the clay sculpture process, and then invited to execute a Western-themed sculpture. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in three age categories (Elementary, Middle & High School). First-place winners will have their sculptures rendered as bronze statues to be displayed in the museum. Special thanks to the Arizona Community Foundation and Bronzesmith Fine Art Foundry & Gallery for their collaboration in this exciting sculpture competition.
Pine Cone Turkey - FREE
Saturday, November 9th at 10AM
Cowboy Wreath Ornament - FREE
Saturday, December 14th, at 10AM