Planning Your Summer Staycations

Another couple weeks and school will be let out for the summer.  The weather is heating up (in Tucson) and ya’ll are preparing to make a list of places you want to go and things you want to do for fun.  Yes, fun!  It’s supposed to be fun in the summer.


May I make a suggestion?  How about take an art class.  Get the family together and have a family art reunion, where everyone gets to make something.  If you have never done such a thing, you could call it the 1st Annual Family Art Reunion!  Do you have a bridal shower you have to plan? Or are you on the planning committee for your class reunion?

Art!  It’s a creative, fun activity and doing something with your hands (besides hold a beer) breaks the ice with those you haven’t seen in 30 years.

Needless to say I love ideas like that.  And that is why I am offering clay classes, clay parties and private lessons too.  Last summer I was asked to teach a clay party for a bridal shower.  The mother of the bride asked everyone to make a few small tiles to create a mosaic momento for the bride and groom.  I brought all the supplies and clay and everyone collaborated.  We all had a blast and it kept the focus on the bride.


Class schedule in May as follows:

I am offering 3 Flower Shadow Box classes with 3 different times and days. Starting Monday, April 28 I will hold a Flower Shadow Box class from 10-1 for 2 weeks (or it might turn into 4 weeks, it depends on how fast my students are) but regardless, my classes are semi-private and we all have fun. I have room for one more,  please contact me below if you are interested in this time slot.  Cost is $110.00 and includes everything, clay, glaze and firing.  

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The second class of Flower Shadow box starts Monday, May 5, 6-8p.m. for 4 weeks.  Cost is $120.00 and includes everything, clay, glaze and firing.

The third class of Flower Shadow Box starts Wednesday, May 7, from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $120.00 and includes everything, clay, glaze and firing.

These classes are for beginners and experienced.  Classes are semi private, no more than 4 people per class.  Come join the fun.  You will have 2 flowers designs to choose from.  The poppy or the daisy.

The classes are held at my studio.

Email me today to  reserve your spot today and to get directions.

I accept all major credit card payments, paypal, cash or check.

Tuesday nights, beginning May 13, from 6-8,  another 4 week session starts with a Mosaic Clay class, where you learn to make your own clay tiles of all sorts of sizes, shapes and designs.   The cost is $125.00 and includes lessons,  clay, firing, and use of tools.  Create something wonderful to dress up your patio walls or for the garden.  ImageIn June the fun will continue with Mosaic Classes for 4 weeks every Tuesday evening from 6-8.

I will also hold a FREE grout lecture for those who are needing a few pointers, here is your opportunity to observe my grout technique.  Date is TBA.

I am  available for private classes. Contact me for details.    

So, let this be the summer that is fun and adventurous as a staycation.  Take a clay class or any kind of art class.



Here is a list of places around town offering art classes:

The Drawing Studio

The Tucson Museum of Art

Tucson Parks and Recreation


My work is on a new gallery website called Art Span.  Check it out under Robin Chlad Designs.

You can still go to my Etsy shop to purchase items as well as my new website.



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