Classes & Workshops


Class Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your registration up to 14 days before the program begins for a $50 administrative handling fee, or you may select to re-direct funds toward another available program or award your registration to another adult. If a cancellation is made with less than a 14 day notice, we are unable to issue a refund. A full refund will be issued if MNA needs to cancel a program.


Paper-making Workshop in the Garden
Date: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $15
Instructor: Kate Aitchison
Location: Colton Community Garden

Join us in the Colton Community Garden at MNA for a morning workshop on how to use various plants from the garden to create paper and seed cards to take home. Families welcome, free for children 10 and under with a paid adult.


Pottery Wheel Basics (for adults and youth over 11)
Dates: Thursdays, September 26 through November 7
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Cost: $195 for 7 classes (10% off for MNA members)
Instructor: Ariel Chanko
Location: MNA Discovery Village-Milts Barn (Art camp building)

This afternoon class begins with the basics of wheel-throwing and advances into a variety of crafting techniques. You will learn how to center, pull up the walls, and form a variety of shapes such as bowls, cups, small vases, pitchers, and more! Class Includes clay, kiln firing (bisque and glaze) and instruction.

This class has only 8 spaces available.

Eat Your Greens
Date: August 17, 2019; 9:00 am-noon
Cost: $25 Member/$35 Non-Member
Instructor: Mike Masek

Details & Itinerary:
Local wild food expert, Mike Masek, will share the principles of foraging that guided our hunter-gatherer ancestors and connect these ideas to wild greens commonly found in the Flagstaff area each summer. Information shared includes the botanical name, plant ID tips, where to find the plant on your own, nutritional content, quick and easy recipes and safety issues. This is a hands-on plant walk with many opportunities to taste the local wild greens.

Participants should bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, good walking shoes, camera and notebook.


Navajo Weaving Workshop (FULL)
Dates: May 25-27, 2019, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: $325 Member/$375 Non-Member
Instructor: Marilou Schultz
Location: Pearson Hall
Details & Registration

Poetry on the Plateau
A weekend of writing workshops with Jodie Hollander
Ancient Inspiration Workshop
Friday April 5; 3:00 pm -  6:00 pm
Nature Writing Workshop
Saturday April 6; 9:00 am -  12:00 pm
Polish & Publish Workshop
Sunday April 7; 12:00 pm -  2:00 pm

Workshops can be taken individually or sign up for all three.
Cost for all three: $65 Members/ $110 Non-members

Details & Registration

Storytelling with Sharon Tewksbury-Bloom
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019; 2:00 pm -  5:00pm
Theme "Looking Forward/Looking Back"
Cost: $15 Members/ $20 Non-members
Details & Registration

Storytelling with Velma Kee Craig
Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019; 2:00 pm -  5:00pm
Theme "Light".
Cost: $15 Members/ $20 Non-members
Details & Registration

Poetry of Grief and Healing
Thursday, November 29, 2018; 4 - 7 pm
Trip Leader: Jodie Hollander, Poet

Cost: $10 Members/ $20 Non-members
Difficulty: No experience necessary

Ekphrastic Poetry Workshop
Sunday, September 23, 2018; 2 - 5 pm
Trip Leader: Jodie Hollander, Poet

Cost: $35 Members/ $50 Non-members
Difficulty: No experience necessary

Storytelling with Sunny Dooley
Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018; 2:00 pm -  5:00pm
Theme "Pivotal Beginnings and Endings".
Cost: $40 Members/ $55 Non-members

Springs Inventory & Assessment Workshop
June 7 & 8, 2018
Cost: $195