You Are Missing Out On A Great Little Gem

artisan village

Since 2015, what was once the home of the North School, officially became the Artisan Village of Coolidge.

Upon arriving, the facility’s building is initially unimpressive. But, once you realize what they have to offer, your opinion quickly changes.

This little spot of creativity has a lot to offer its guest no matter your age. From kids on up to seniors you have plenty of options to keep you busy. Between the geology museum, art gallery, and the half a dozen or so workshops everyone will find something to fuel their creative urges.

Geology and Mineral Museum

Boasts an growing collection of exhibits both on-loan and permanent display that tell the story of the earth and its riches especially for Arizona. Numerous people have provided their personal collections to the Museum so people and especially our youth can view the gifts of the earth and show them not only the beauty of the natural world but also excite them to pursue a career in the earth sciences. The permanent collection is geared to provide a significant learning experience.

Art Gallery

It’s small, but creative with dozens of pieces from various artists. Some are local, some are not. It’s worth checking out as there are usually several interesting pieces that will catch your interest.

Open Fridays & Saturdays

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Metal Studio

Whatever experience you have with basic welding, patina work, metal fabrication, or metal sculpture, the Metal Studio can take you to the next level.

Workshops every Saturday morning

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Glass Studio

Well-known glass artist and teacher, Anne Wren Nye, joined the Artisan Village in 2015. Upon arriving in Arizona, Anne formed the Artisan Village Glass Guild to better serve the many talented glass artists in the area.

Anne, and other members of the Artisan Village Glass Guild teach workshops & classes in every aspect of Fused Glass, Stained Glass and glass Jewelry.

Beginning Fusing Workshops are every Saturday morning

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fiber Arts Studio

A quilting and sewing studio, including a bead wrapping class. Gain a better understanding of types of threads and their uses. Available for any skill level.

Next class is Saturday, March 17

Learn beginning crochet and knit stitches.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Cost: $15.00 Class fee + $5.00 material fee

Mixed Media Studio

From mosaics to painting and drawing. Classes, length of classes, and costs vary depending upon the medium being taught. A Mosaic class is usually three hours long and depending upon the project, a cost of $40, which includes materials, is typical.

Drawing Class Wednesday, March 21 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Cost: $30.00 Class fee includes supplies Drawing Class Wednesday, March 21 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Cost: $30.00 class fee includes supplies Painting Class Saturday, March 24 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Cost: $40.00 class fee includes supplies

Lapidary Studio

A Lapidary (or lapidarist) is an artisan who forms stone, mineral, or gemstones into decorative items such as engraved gems, including cameos, or cabochons, and faceted designs, or who is an expert in precious stones; and can be a collector of or dealer in gems.

Open Studio every Saturday morning No experience necessary, Walk ins wel- come, prices are based on project. 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location 351 N. Arizona Boulevard Coolidge, AZ 85128

Phone: +1 520-723-3009

Fax: 520-723-9410

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