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Art Studio

Discover Your Creative Side at Sundance Mountain Resort

Sundance Art Studios

Unleash your creative potential by visiting the Sundance Art Studios. Spend two hours in an Art Studios workshop and take away a lasting memory of the Utah wilderness. Choose from single-session workshops in jewelry making, wheel-thrown pottery, watercolor, acrylic or oil painting, printmaking, photography or drawing.

All classes are tailored to each individual's ability level from beginner to experienced artists and include expert instruction and materials. All our workshops and classes are open to both resort guests and day visitors.

Gallery & Studio Hours

Gallery

Our Sundance Art Gallery is located in the Art Studio. It features a number of exhibiting guest artists, as well as our Art Studio Daily Workshop instructors.

Exhibiting Artists

  • AD Maddox of Wyoming
  • September Vhay of Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • John Emery of New Zealand and Ohio
  • Sandra Cooney of Roy, Utah
  • Robert Grogan of Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Gregg Albracht of Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Art Shack Daily Workshop instructors

Studio Daily Workshop

Classes available daily at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. by appointment. Please make reservations at least 24 hours in advance.

Hours                                                        

Open Daily
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.      

Information

801.223.4535

Location

Most classes are held in the Art Studio unless otherwise arranged.

Please reserve classes at least 24 hours in advance. 
Cancellation policy does apply.

Drawing & Painting

Discover your spark of creativity while standing at an easel before towering Mount Timpanogos. Sundance art instructors will help you define your impression of the Sundance environment in watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, oil or drawing pencil.

Instruction is geared for all levels.

Instructors

  • Lisa Gardner - Painting/Oil & Watercolor
  • Katie Smurthwaite - Painting/Oil & Watercolor
  • Joy McManaman - Painting/Acrylic & Oil

Fees

$95 per person/class - includes materials, instruction and studio time.

Hours

Daily: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. by appointment.

Please reserve classes at least 24 hours in advance. 
Cancellation policy does apply.

Glassblower Studio

Visit the Art Studio’s Glassblowing Studio to watch the poetic motions of Gustavo Calderon Sr. and Fidencio Flores who bring with them the exquisite artistic traditions of Tlaquepaque, Guadalajara, best known for its hand-blown glass. In a perfect fusion of our artistic and environmental purposes, they transform hot molten balls of discarded glass into art pieces, vases, wine glasses, dinner plates or pitchers, many of which you will use in our restaurants or experience at other venues around the resort.

Resident Glassblowers

  • Gustavo Calderon Sr.
  • Fidencio Flores

Hours

Wednesday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Pottery

Feel a wedge of clay take shape beneath your fingers in an Art Studio Pottery class. Make and glaze your own wheel-thrown or hand-built pieces. Sundance master potters will fire your creation and send it along to you in a few weeks. Instruction is geared toward all levels.

Instructor

  • Tim Rencher

    Tim Rencher, a Utah Native, specializes in pottery. It took only once working at a pottery wheel to be hooked and a passion was born. Tim finds inspiration in the local landscape and wildlife for his award-winning work. Whether pit-fired, classic-shaped, utilitarian or decorative, his use of subtle glazing and often carving into the surface of the piece gives his work a distinctive style. 

    As a current instructor and exhibiting artist on staff at the Sundance Mountain Resort, Tim can be found helping others discover the joy of working with clay and finding the artist within. Outside of his work, Tim enjoys racing motorcycles, deep powder skiing, and the occasional round of golf.

Fees (shipping costs are not included)

  • Pottery Wheel $95 per person/class 
       - includes materials, instruction and studio time
  • Hand Building $95 per person/class 
       - includes materials, instruction and studio time

Hours

Daily: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. by appointment.

Please reserve classes at least 24 hours in advance. 
Cancellation policy does apply.

Jewelry Making

Learn one of the oldest forms of jewelry making by creating your own ring, bracelet or pendant in the silversmithing class at the Art Studio. You will learn how to set a semi-precious stone in recycled sterling silver utilizing hand tools and a torch. Using your own hands, our expert instructor will guide you step-by-step through the design and creation of your one-of-a-kind jewelry. In just two hours, you will walk away with a beautiful finished piece as a memento of your time spent at Sundance. Come play with us in the studio!

In the beading class, with the guidance of the instructor you will learn how to design and create a unique piece from a selection of beads from all over the world.

Fees

$95 per person/class - includes materials, instruction and studio time.
Larger stones are an additional charge.

Hours

Daily: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. by appointment.

Please reserve classes at least 24 hours in advance. 
Cancellation policy does apply.

Photography

Bring your own camera and prepare to learn! Discussion of composition, technique, and the mechanics of your camera will be covered. Usually involves a hike around the resort to photograph a variety of things.

Instructors

  • Annalisa Rosenvall

    Annalisa Rosenvall graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She has a very busy photography studio, working in both commercial photography and with clients for weddings and other events and also portraiture and the landscape. Where she has worked with both film and digital photography, she is working at this time primarily with digital photography, preferring the flexibility and flow it provides.

    As a photography instructor at the Sundance Mountain Resort, Annalisa particularly enjoys the opportunity to see so many perspectives on the art of photography through her student's eyes and to assist them in learning additional tools to expand their own experience in photography.

  • Bonnie Woolsey-Dickinson

    Creativity is as natural to us as breathing. For a variety of reasons we discount or "forget" this innate gift. Photography can reopen that door and encourage us in the art of seeing. For all the technology that has been introduced into this medium. it is still the human eye and the willingness to see the ordinary in a fresh way that sets the imagination free to compose images that surprise, inspire and intrigue. I love the stillness that photography brings to my life and the sense of wonder that I experience every time I take my camera to explore both urban and natural landscapes. My images are as varied as the circumstances that prompt me to record them, but I especially like still lifes, nature and children's portraiture. I have had some of my images published in People magazine, the Sundance website and my own line of cards. There is no place more beautiful than Sundance to stir your creative soul and explore color, texture, pattern, light and line.

Fees

$95 per person/class - 2 hours of instruction.

Hours

Daily: 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. by appointment.

Please reserve classes at least 24 hours in advance. 
Cancellation policy does apply.

For Kids

Year Round

Children’s Art Classes

Beading, Pottery* and Printmaking (one-hour classes)

$65 per person

*Children's pottery classes are hand building only, no wheel. Classes are for kids 5 and under, and parents must accompany children.

Adult Art Classes

Pottery or Silversmithing Jewelry classes (two-hour classes)

Classes are offered on an age-appropriate basis. For more information, please call 801.225.4107, ext. 4535.
Available daily at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

$95 per person

24-hour advance reservations requested.

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8841 N. Alpine Loop Road, Sundance, Utah 84604

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