Mini Workshops & Open Studio

SAWG now offers small or “mini” workshops – all are in the workshop room at the Gallery. They are taught by members of SAWG who have expertise in various areas of artistic expression. These mini-workshops give our members an opportunity to learn new skills, or fine tune previously learned techniques. 

Please let us know of classes you would like to see taught in our Gallery. If you’d like to teach a workshop, fill out this form and it will be sent to Karen Richert.

Check below for current offerings.  If you see a listing you are interested in, please contact the instructor directly as SAWG is not involved in the registration process for these classes.



Thursday morning open studio:  Come join hosts Laurie Levon and Paula Weech every Thursday morning at the gallery from 9:00 -12:00 noon beginning 11-2-17.  There is a $5.00 donation that goes to the guild.  For more information contact  Laurie Levon at or call 520-401-9212.

        Thursday Open Studio at the Gallery is cancelled on December 7th  & 14th, and possibly longer. 
        Contact Paula Weech, 520-904-3541,  for the next start up date.                        
Friday morning open studio: Come join host Karen Richert at the gallery from 9:30 – 12:30. There is a $5.00 donation that goes to the guild.  For more information contact Karen Richert at or call 520-529-2439.
        Friday Open Studio will not be meeting on December 29th.  Contact Karen Richert, 520-529-2439,   if you have any questions.  We will resume on January 5th.

The Open Studio is available to any SAWG member and their friends who wants to paint with members of the SAWG community. There will be no instruction, and you can paint whatever you please. This studio is an opportunity to share ideas, experiences, painting and quiet time with other SAWG artists. And enjoy painting surrounded by the wonderful art of our members in our Gallery. 

A ‘Host” SAWG member will be there to open the Gallery, help with set-up and assure cleanup.You bring your own ideas, supplies, snacks, and water. You are responsible for returning the workshop space back to the condition it was in when you arrived. You can ‘drop in’ any week you wish. 

To volunteer as a ‘host’ once a month (or more if you desire), or for more information, contact the Mini-Workshop Manager, Karen Richert. Call 520-529-2439 or email her at

Framing Workshop: 

Mary Jane Lyon is offering a one-day framing workshop each Monday from 2:00 – 4:00 at the gallery.  The class will cover measuring, cutting, and the assembling of your framed masterpiece.  The cost is $20.00 and all proceeds go to the guild.  To register for a class,  get details, and a materials list, contact Mary Jane at or call 520-241-6063. 

 Life Studies Group – Postponed till further notice.