Keeping cool with the Desert Artist

Shirley Shoemaker and her White Cat encourage local artists to join the Desert Artist’s Club!

Shirley Shoemaker and her White Cat encourage local artists to join the Desert Artist’s Club!

Geri Hall

Okay, it’s hot. You’ve survived a month of the summer’s heat and now it is going to get humid! And you really don’t want to go outside, but you need some relief and distraction. And it has to be somewhere cool, both temperature-wise and personally.

If you’re lonely, creative, but lonely, we have the outlet for you! There are groups in Sun Lakes for creative people who like being around other creative people. For artists, you are welcome at the Desert Artist’s 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 cool 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 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 meet 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 Shirley Shoemaker at [email protected] or call 480-802-1661. Don’t miss another week!

Finally, the Desert Artist’s would like to give a special shout out to the Board and staff of the Sun Lakes Country Club for their continued support. We truly appreciate your support.