Creative Journey Art Classes | 2024 Schedule

The Creative Journey classes are open to anyone who is experiencing loss, grief, isolation and/or working in healthcare.
In person classes will be held at Arizona Artists Guild from 9:00-Noon on the following dates:

  • March 9, 2024 |  Collage
  • July 20, 2024 |  Zentangle
  • September 14, 2024 | Broken Bowls
  • November 28, 2024 | combined class with the Veterans Art Class, 10am-2PM

Classes are designed to be expressive. No art skills are required. All materials are provided. This project is in partnership with, and funded by, Your Art Your Story

Arizona Artists Guild is located at 18411 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85023

EMAIL Tess Mosko Scherer to register.  Include your name, phone number and the class title.

March 9, 2024 | 9AM-Noon
Intuitive Collage with Tess Mosko Scherer and Kristel Nielsen with special guest artist Cecily Fazekas

Join us for a creative journey into the world of collage art with special guest artist Cecily Fazekas. In this immersive workshop, participants will explore the captivating interplay between planning and intuition while crafting expressive collages on mat board or paper masks.

Feel free to bring your personal images to infuse your unique story into the artwork, though an abundance of inspiring materials will be readily available. There is a balance between planning and intuition that occurs when making a collage. Participants will select images and cut or tear them to form a pleasing composition. Generally, once the collage is complete, a new (often unexpected) story emerges. The process is both planned and intuitive

As a distinctive feature, the workshop offers the option to work on provided masks, elevating the artistic possibilities. Beyond the collage itself, participants can further enhance their creations with paints, pastels, markers, and other embellishments, transforming the final piece into a truly personalized work of art.
Under Cecily Fazekas’ expert guidance, participants will not only explore the technical aspects of collage but also delve into the joy of embracing unpredictability. The class encourages the use of optional materials such as markers, watercolors, and even needle and thread, allowing for a broad spectrum of creative expression.

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or a novice, join us for a day of artistic exploration and discovery. Collage is not just an art form; it’s an adventure that promises fun and yields consistently unexpected and delightful results. We look forward to sharing this enriching experience with you.

Cardboard or mat board, cardboard mask, pictures from newspaper, magazine, photographs, cards, etc
Scissors, Drawing paper and sharpie pens, Glue or tape,
Optional materials – Markers, water bucket, apron, rags or paper towels, needle and thread, colored pencil, water colors, brushes


July 20, 2024  |  9AM-Noon
Zentangle with Cindi Standley, certified Zentangle instructor

The art of meditative drawing is practiced with the use of the Zentangle® method – an easy, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. De-stress and be present. In this workshop, there are no mistakes. Decisions are kept to a bare minimum. No skills necessary! All supplies will be provided.

About the instructor: Cindi Standley, is a certified Zentangle instructor and Professor in the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix and the Director of the Art in Medicine program at the College. She has been funded by the Arizona Commission on the Arts for her Creativity in Elder Care program which teaches students how to use creative expression with elders and those with dementia to improve empathy and patient care. She is a certified Zentangle® Teacher, and teaches meditative pattern drawing to promote self-care and wellness. She is also certified through the QPR Institute to provide suicide awareness and prevention training. She recently completed the Molly Blank Fund-ASU Gammage Teaching Artist program utilizing the Kennedy Center Arts Integration method. For her personal arts background, she is trained in botanical illustration and enjoys doing mixed media as well as other visual arts.

No previous experience required. All supplies will be provided for the in-person class.

9 X 12 sheet of hot press watercolor paper
Watercolor paints
Watercolor brush (size 6 or 8)
Washi tape (1/2 inch wide)
Black marker (One of the following: Pigma micron 01, Pigma Pen 05, Sharpie pen, or Sharpie ultra fine marker)
HB pencil
Cups for water
Paper towel

Email with questions.

September 14, 2024   | 9:00-Noon
Kintsugi with Kristel, Tess and special guest artist Margot Stipe

The Japanese art of kintsugi is an ancient practice of repairing broken ceramics with gold. In this workshop, participants are invited to select a ceramic bowl to break, paint, and repair, in the spirit of the kintsugi method.

“Kintsugi reminds us that life, like things, can and do break and fall apart, but that with careful and attentive repair, there can be new beauty, strength, character, a different kind of wholeness, and continued usefulness.” Yasko Endo

Materials List:
Ceramic Bowl
Spray Gesso
Quick Hold Glue
Polyurethane Sealer
Gold Paint Pen (optional)
Sharpies, nail polish, colored pencil, pastels
Gold leaf pen, gold sharpie, gold acrylic paint, etc
Quick Hold Glue