Holiday Greetings from the Desert Artists

Geri Hall

The Desert Artists are a group of creative people who express themselves though a wide variety of arts and crafts. The Desert Artists welcome members from all Sun Lakes neighborhoods, all types of media and all skill levels. Are you looking for an outlet for your creativity? Are you looking forward to making friends who enjoy creating? There are groups in Sun Lakes for creative people who like being around other creative people. For artists, you are welcome at the Desert Artists Club, a weekly gathering of friendly people who paint, decorate gourds, make baskets, do scratchboard and generally like to hang out together. We meet year round in the Arts and Crafts Room at the Sun Lakes Country Club. You can be an expert or a total beginner. We have a number of people who have been painting less than a year who benefit from the encouragement and advice of more experienced members. Everyone is friendly and non-judgmental!

We have a new program developed for those of you who enjoy looking at art. After our business meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, we have used that time for gentle solicited critiques. Now on the second Wednesdays we are going to open the Arts and Crafts Room in Sun Lakes Country Club from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to see our work and perhaps purchase some of it – maybe as a holiday gift. The open house will be in effect throughout the winter and spring.

We also have a library of painting videos that can be viewed in the Arts and Crafts Room or can be borrowed. We also offer classes periodically throughout the year. So stop working alone all week. Join us on Wednesdays.

The Desert Artists work together every Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until we get ready to go home in the Arts and Crafts room at the Sun Lakes Country Club. Many of us stay for lunch. Our business meetings are held in the same place on the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. Requested critiques follow general meetings. Our annual dues are $10. For additional information contact our President Gary Neffenger at 480-201-5272 or e-mail [email protected]. Don’t miss another week!