Creative Arts

The creative arts allow you to delve into your inner resources in a joyful and natural way. Our experts will inspire and guide you: Pick up a paintbrush, design and make beautiful jewelry – the possibilities are endless! Check This Week at Canyon Ranch for complete listings, days, times and length of workshops and classes.

If you prefer one-on-one instruction, want to develop your skills further or if you missed a weekly offering that interests you, contact Program Advising to arrange a private or semiprivate session.

Bead Well: Bracelets

Relax and create your own beautiful beaded bracelet. Optional upgrade to semiprecious gems.

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Book Binding

Learn how to cut, glue, pierce and stitch together a work of art. In this class you will make a variety of decorative, ready-to-fill books that are perfect for journaling, drawing or collaging.

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Ear Candy

It’s fun and easy to create your own earrings. A Canyon Ranch artist will guide you through the process and you’ll have the opportunity to make two to four pairs of drop or cluster earrings to take home as souvenirs of your stay.

  • fees vary
Journal Making

Delve into the world of handmade journals as you craft your own expanding mini-pocket journal. You will learn techniques such as scoring, accordion fold and pamphlet stitch. Then, embellish your journal with glue and mixed media to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake.

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Watercolor Landscapes

Take your watercolor skills to the next level. Our artist will teach you the basic watercolor techniques, before exploring more complex methods of variegated washes, mixing colors and shadowing to create picturesque landscapes.

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Sunset Silk Scarves

In this easy and fun class, you’ll use tissue paper saturated with water to transfer color to a silk scarf. A variety of techniques can be used to apply the papers, and the effects are stunning and professional looking. You’ll leave with a beautiful new scarf, ready to wear.

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Terrarium Pendant Creation

Join a Canyon Ranch artist to create a beautiful pendant terrarium. You’ll choose from among a variety of succulents to place in a small glass dome for a one-of-a-kind living necklace to take home.

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Berkshire Baskets

Immerse yourself in the art and tradition of weaving in this hands-on class. A Canyon Ranch artist will guide you through the basic techniques of creating a functional and beautiful basket to take home.

  • fees vary