Workshops for Participants Age 17+

Program Founded in 2000

Adult Art Workshops are held in the Art Access workshop space and invite art-minded adults to experience a day of creating art, guided by professional artists in an inclusive setting. Each year this series of five workshops offer a variety of art medium and an opportunity to develop new art skills. 

Art Access serves a diverse clientele. Chronological and cognitive ages are taken into consideration upon registration of any participant, as well as individual adaptive needs. Email to learn more or to request services.




Puppetry | Linda & Glenn Brown Puppetry

May 4 & May 11, 10 am - 12 pm

Learn to build and manipulate puppets. Each workshop will focus on a different puppet style.

For nore information and registration for May 4th click here

For nore information and registration for May 11th click here

Silk Collage | Marcee Blackerby

May 11, 1 - 4pm

Join Marcee and learn to create unusual and beautiful wall hangings with silks and mixed media.

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Cyanotype | Joe Ostraff & Ricey Wright

May 25, 10 am - 12 pm

This project will be based on the idea of how we impact our surroundings, and in turn how our surroundings affect us.

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Stone Carving | Matteo Lawler

June 14 & 15, 12 - 2 pm

An intro to small scale stone sculpture. This class is a two-day experience.

Inclusive Devised Theater | Toddmary Bërn & Mark Macey

June 29, 11 am - 1 pm

Learn to create for the stage using writing, improvisation, movement, and more.


Previous Workshops:

Fused Glass Ornaments with Sarinda Jones

It's back by popular demand! Start your holiday season off right. This workshop will introduce you to many of the fundamental concepts of kiln-formed glass. Students will make several small ornaments that will be used as a reference to the techniques learned. 

Students' work will be available for pickup in early December.IMG 1225


Sarinda Jones, a kiln-formed glass artist, has a background in fine art and art history. She studied at the renowned Pilchuck Glass School, as well as North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland. An award-winning artist, Sarinda shows her work internationally and has been commissioned to create a variety of glass sculpture pieces for private and commercial patrons. She currently sits as a board member of the Salt Lake Arts Council for Public Art, since 2009. Sarinda was recently a teachers assistant to Steve Klein at Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY in Feb. 2014.






Join us as we create an entirely original piece of theatre! We begin by searching for something that sparks the creativity of the group. It could be IMG 1781as simple as a picture, a song, or even a word. Then, through writing, improvisation, movement, and more, we will craft a piece for the stage.

We are looking for painters, musicians, dancers, sculptors, and creatives of all types to help us make something exciting and new. Prior performance experience is not a requirement for this workshop, so we hope you'll bring any and all your talents to A Song We All Sing.




In 2017, Art Access is partnering with Salt Lake County Aging Services to engage participants in building community, enhancing health and wellness, and pursuing life-long learning opportunities.
As part of this multi-faceted, year-long project, Art Access is offering two writing workshops for adults ages 60+.

RE-IMAGINING YOUR CREATIVE LIFE: A Writing Workshop for Adults 

"Where do I belong?"

"Who am I, now that I'm not who I used to be?"

"What is my purpose?"

These are common questions we all ask as we grow older. Writing opens us up to new possibilities, helps unblock us, and reveals new pathways toward reinvention and discovery—it changes our perspective in ways that we might not have otherwise seen.

Through shared stories, guided writing prompts, readings, journaling, and other creative means, you will uncover your own answers, helping you find purpose and meaning in life's next act. Creative aging means tapping into experience, wisdom, and curiosity to awaken a renewed sense of self and create a fulfilling and engaged life. A goal of the class is to work on a personal essay which will provide an opportunity to share your story. No writing experience is necessary. All writing levels are welcome.

We are offering two sessions of this workshop. For more information, and to register, click on a workshop session below.


Tuesdays, Feb. 7 - 28, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Midvale Senior Center, 7550 Main Street, Midvale, UT

Saturdays, March 4 - 25, 10 AM - 1 PM
Art Access, 230 South 500 West, #110, Salt Lake City, UT

COST: $30






Art Access is grateful to the following partners and funders for their generous support of this program: Marion D. and Maxine C. Hanks Foundation, Sorenson Legacy Foundation, Lawrence T. Dee & Janet T. Dee Foundation, Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, Henry W. & Leslie M. Eskuche Charitable Foundation, McCarthey Family Foundation, Salt Lake City Arts Council, Wells Fargo, and Utah Division of Arts & Museums. Additionally, we would like to thank the following individuals for their support of this program: Kathleen Mason, Debbie Leaman, Carol Lenz, Lara Swenson, and Elinda Mckenna. 

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Our 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition takes place the third Thursday in May each year.