Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring Newsletter
Our new year has been off to a creative and prosperous beginning!  And we are already into Spring!  It’s so nice to be at the studio with the best artists in Utah!!   We are excited to be creating with them, the young as well as our adults who are young at heart.  It’s so rewarding to see the imaginative light bulb moments that take place in each of our students.  Art is such an amazing teacher in so many ways.  We can see how it affects our students focus, attitudes and confidence as well as developing artistically.  Thank you for letting us share this experience with each of you.  Important Information follows below so please read carefully.

ART SHOW:  Set your calendars for Saturday, May 3rd.Our Annual Art Show is coming fast!      A good variety of subjects, ages and mediums needs to be represented.  By APRIL 3rd, please bring in 3-4 of your students favorite works to choose from.    We are collecting ONE of each student’s best works to display in the art show.   The entry fee is $10. The artist’s work will be copied and the original work returned to them. A fabulous display of artwork will be set up in a local cafĂ© and there will be an artist’s reception with refreshments, family and friends. You don’t want to miss it!

SUMMER CAMPS:   Enrollment is already coming in! SO please don’t miss out on the camps of your choice.  EARLY BIRD ENROLLMENT: Sign up early by May 15th for TWO camps and your artist will receive 12 artist quality colored pencils.

New Student;  We’d like to welcome the many new artists that have joined us this year and look forward to those that are enrolled for Summer Camps already!   Welcome to the Mesa Art Family!  We hope you all enjoy your creative journey with us.

NEW WEBSITE! Please check out our new website (still under construction) at   As we continue to make adjustments you may see your artists’ work on our gallery or pages, so keep an eye on it.  Also, look for the new SUMMER CAMP schedule and themes that are already posted.  Please be sure and leave a good word for us on FaceBook, Twitter or your favorite social media. 

WHAT’S COMING:  There are many fun and exciting things in store for our artists at Mesa Art.   New projects      are always in the making.  The remainder of this school year will be focused on the elements of art in CoLoR, value, and perspective, just to name a few.  There will be painting involved as well as our usual use of chalk/oil pastel, graphite and colored pencils, and the ever favorite JUiCy markers!!!  Expect wonderful things of your artists!!  Don’t forget SUMMER CAMPS!

Sincerely, Big Al and Miss Kris

Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy Creative New Year!!

We are so excited about the New Year, new artists that are joining us, and a new calendar! Our schedule of classes remains the same.  But the calendar year should flow a little easier than the last. Last years calendar dates just seemed to not fit anyone's schedules and we appreciate the patience our artists and their parents exhibited. There will always be 4 classes per paid month.  This year is pretty straight forward, making it better for everyone. 

New Projects!
We continue with our focus on the Elements of Art with new projects for the remainder of the school year.  Some of the topics we will be covering are landscapes, portraits, and perspective. There will be a few artists that we will be studying as we incorporate the elements of art: color, value, and space. 

This SUMMER we will have 12 summer camps with new projects in each.  It is exciting to develop these projects and to make it really interesting, fun and educational for our artists.  

We plan on posting something new on our Blog spot at least weekly. Please make sure you check regularly to see if the artist in your family has work posted. We are working on getting our web page up and running.  So watch for the new and improved Mesa Art website!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fall Creations...

Fall classes are well underway.  We have amazing things being created by our wonderful, talented art students. 

Rachel age 7 oil pastel
Beautiful birds, peacocks and quail.  Shaded pumpkins are popping off the pages.  Everyone is enjoying oil pastels and really learning to shade well as they master colored pencils.   Al and I had a great visit to our favorite assisted living facility this month.  We love our ladies!

Quinn age 10 chalk pastel/col. pencil


   PEACOCKS at the Care Center!

  Call for more information.
                       (801) 915-9441

  Come join the FUN!  TONS of great projects yet to be created!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Interested in FALL art classes? 

Believe it or not, Fall registrations are already coming in!  Is summer over already?!?   There are only TWO more SUMMER CAMPS left.  We have had a few cancellations and do have space available and it's first come first serve!  So mom, take advantage of that last minute summer break and send your kids to camp!

Mesa Art Studio located in Murray, Utah has some great new projects planned for our fall classes.  So whether you are a returning student or joining us for your first art class you will definitely catch the creative bug!   We have something for everyone from age 4-adult.  Including our NEW homeschool classes. So please check the CLASS SCHEDULE page to find the class and time that suit your schedule. Please call or email for a registration form.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Cheese and Crackers Anyone?


Art with Fine Cheese & Crackers
Looking for something new and creative to do on the weekend? Bring your sweetheart, best friend or date for a great evening of art and fine cheese and crackers! 
Please bring your own beverage.
Check out our 'Adult Class' page for details.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


Summer Camps and classes have begun!  We are so excited about our summer projects.  TONS of creative fun!!  Our students are enjoying SUMMER in the SAND this week creating their own tide pools with watercolor, and decorating their own unique VW BUG.  Next week ZOO ANIMALS enter the studio.  We'll use marker and glitter glud to draw and decorate colorful birds, and oil pastels on a panther.   Camps are filling up fast, so please call or email to see if there are seats available in the camps that you are interested in.

This week in our weekly classes the kids painted rainbow trout with Big Al for Fathers Day gifts for dad. If you are more interested in a weekly class, check the schedule to find what works best for your schedule. We offer a couple of days a week for both kids and adults.

Our adult classes are learning the basics drawing in pen and ink/watercolor and painting nature while working up to watercolor landscapes.  They are all doing a beautiful job and discovering their inner artist!

Don't miss out!  Come join the Summer FUN!!

Monday, April 22, 2013


Our first annual art show will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 4:00-6:00 pm.  The show will be displayed at the Garden Espresso at 917 East Vine, in Murray.  Everyone is welcome! It will be come and go with light refreshments served.  The show will hang for 2 weeks, so if you miss it Saturday the 4th feel free to stop in some other time and enjoy a delicious brunch or lunch at the Art Gardens Garden Espresso.
Claire age 11

Spring classes end on May 30th with Summer Camps and classes starting up Monday, June 10th. Lots of fun, creative classes scheduled with new projects.  Classes are filling as we speak, so hurry and grab your seat.  You won't be disappointed!
Ethan age 7

All 3 of our adult classes now meet for 2 hours each week.  Our students are doing a fabulous job and making great progress!  Feel free to join us at anytime.  With a prepared project each week and 2 instructors, you will receive personal instruction and be able to work at your own skill level. Pen and ink/watercolor is coming up! Check out the Adult Class tab above.

Beginning Adult-first project