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There is a saying that says Busy People get things Done. Well I’ve been busy and I am challenging that statement. I’ve not gotten much done lately and I have deadlines to meet.

A bright spot this past week (I should say a brighter spot) was that our daughter came to town unexpectedly to visit my wife and I. We took time off from being busy and drove up to Jerome AZ, a mile high city.

Jerome is an old mining town just south west of Sedona. It’s built on a hill, has about 500 residents, half of them Artist. There is a section of the town that was crippled from a mining accident years ago. Lots of old photographs and old timers to talk to as well as people from all over the country who decided that they wanted to live there. There are shells of buildings that date back over a hundred years, views of the San Francisco Peaks. It’s a destination for both breeds of Motor Bikers.


Written by Bob Martin

June 26, 2007 at 6:11 am

Posted in Art, Art Travel, Painting

Scottsdale Artists’ School Releases Summer Class Schedule

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Scottsdale, AZ (May 3, 2007) Scottsdale Artists’ School announce the release of its schedule of summer classes, including offsite workshops and Youth Academy. Registration opens Wednesday, May 16 at 9 am. Classes in drawing, painting, watercolor and sculpture are offered for all levels, from beginners who want to explore their creative side to established artists who want to try a new medium.

Offsite classes include a 2-day beginning drawing class at the Phoenix Art Museum, 5 day workshops in Jackson WY, Vancouver Island, Corning NY and a special travel journaling class in North Vietnam.

 Youth Academy Camps are open to children ages 6 to 18, with one or two sessions throughout the summer. Each session includes drawing, painting, and ceramics, allowing children to discover new ways to express their imaginations. For more details, call 480-990-1422 for a class schedule, or visit Scottsdale Artists’ School is a nonprofit school of traditional fine art founded in 1983. One of the world’s premier art institutions, the school holds more than 200 adult classes and workshops each year along with Youth Academy workshops in the spring, summer, fall and winter. Learn more at, now featuring on-line enrollment. Supported by Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding also provided by Scottsdale Cultural Council and Scottsdale League for the Arts.

Written by Bob Martin

May 7, 2007 at 7:16 pm