Free Art Classes

Clever Cucumber teaches free art classes and art workshops in Salt Lake City every month. We are dedicated to making art accessible to our neighbors on the west side, so everything we do is free! Check this page or our calendar often to see what art classes we've got planned next.

February 2024

Free Acrylic Painting Class

In this 2-session free class, come learn the basics of acrylic painting from Rose Park artist Roberto Sandoval. Get started on your journey to becoming a master painter by getting a quick introduction to color theory and composition. Afterward, come practice during any of Clever Cucumber's Open Studio sessions and get professional coaching to improve your skills.


February 6 and 13

6:30-8:30 pm

Salt Lake City (Exact location provided upon registration)

Ages 1-100+

(All ages are welcome, though children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager to assist them.)

8 Seats Available

Childcare assistance available upon request. Travel assistance (free bus/train pass) available upon request.

Free Love Cards Workshop

Let's make Valentines Day about more than just romantic couples! Have a friend, family member, significant other, beloved pet, or even a frenemy (friend-enemy) that would love a unique, handmade valentines card from you? Then come to our free valentine art card workshop and unleash your love and creativity! Together we'll explore different ways, from traditional lace to goofy collages, to make the perfect card for the loved ones in your life. No artistic skill is required, just the itch to explore, experiment, and have a good time. 


February 10

4-7 pm

Salt Lake City (Exact location provided upon registration)

Ages 1-100+

(All ages are welcome, though children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager to assist them.)

8 Seats Available

Childcare assistance available upon request. Travel assistance (free bus/train pass) available upon request.

Free Youth Art Shelf Workshop

Teens of Salt Lake City, come make your mark on Urban Arts Gallery’s new free art supply  shop! We need your help to design and decorate it to match Salt Lake’s vibe. No need to sign up in advance, just show up on time and bring your best ideas. Supplies and snacks will be provided for free.


February 20, 6 pm

Ages 10-18

Urban Arts Gallery

116 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, Utah


What is a free art shop?

Based on the concept of Little Free Libraries, Free Art Shops are cabinets and shelves around our Salt Lake City community for finding and leaving free arts and crafts supplies. They help us de-clutter our own art stashes, find affordable (free!) supplies for our next projects, and bring people in our neighborhood together through art and generosity. 

This project is made possible by a grant from Salt Lake City Arts Council and the Salt Lake City Mayor's Office.


March 2024

Glass on Glass Mosaic with Craft Lake City + NHMU

Want to take this class for FREE? Fill out our scholarship form (through the button above) to be entered to win a full scholarship to attend. Five winners will be selected on February 15, so don't wait to enter!


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Join us to learn the basics of the dazzling art form known as Glass on Glass Mosaics at this hands-on, beginner-friendly craft workshop instructed by local artist Kate Jarman Gates, owner of Clever Cucumber, and her team of mosaic artists! In this workshop, you’ll be guided through the process and techniques of piecing together abstract shapes to create stunning designs out of stained glass. By the end of the class, you will leave with your own luminous, sun-catching masterpiece enhanced by light and the knowledge to continue your mosaic-making journey! 

Feel free to bring your own reference photo to work from or use one of our easy patterns of native Utah flora and fauna for the design of your project. All materials provided and beginners welcome.

$40

March 6, 6-8 pm

Natural History Museum of Utah

Ages 1-100+

(All ages are welcome, though children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager to assist them.)

Free Family Art Hour

Clever Cucumber is hosting a Family Art Hour at Day-Riverside Library Branch in March! Kids, teens, and families can stop by after school to try making easy stained glass ornaments.


March 15

3:30-4:30 pm

Day-Riverside Library

1575 W 1000 N, Salt Lake City

All Ages

No registration required, just show up on time and be ready to have fun!

Free Needle Felting Class

Meet local artist Maren Larson and learn the art of needle felting. Using multi-colored wool and special punching needles, you will learn how to create a two-dimensional landscape artwork through the relaxing dry felting process. No drawing or painting skills required! 

 

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult or responsible teenager to assist them.


March 30

2-4 pm

Salt Lake City (Exact location provided upon registration)

Ages 10-100+

8 Seats Available

 

Childcare assistance available upon request. Travel assistance (free bus/train pass) available upon request.