WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Learn by Doing at Taliesin West! Whether you attend a half-day, 1-day or two-day workshop at Taliesin West, we offer workshops for a variety of skill levels and durations. Whichever you choose, you’ll come away with a new skill or hobby that’s sure to be a conversation starter.

Details:

  • Each workshop is unique in agenda and pricing.

  • Some workshops require you to bring your own supplies. Read each workshop description below to find out more about what to bring and how to prepare for your workshop.

  • Workshops grant access to the areas of the property used for workshop instruction. Not all workshops include a tour. Please see workshop descriptions for details about what each workshop includes.

  • Prices include any supplies, amenities, and food or beverage that are included with the workshop experience.

  • Workshops are intended for those 18 years and older.

Intermediate/Advanced Creative Writing Weekend Workshop with Faculty from Scottsdale Community College

  • March 8, 9 and 10, 2024 

Looking for inspiration for your next great written work? This exhilarating weekend workshop is designed for intermediate or advanced creative writers seeking to grow their skills in an inspirational, world-renowned setting. Participants will have an opportunity to learn from Scottsdale Community College Creative Writing instructors during various theme-focused sessions. Throughout the workshop, participants will practice newly honed skills or continue working on a piece in progress while writing and sharing their work in various locations around Taliesin West. In the spirit of community-centered learning, participants will share and workshop their writing with one another, developing an appreciation for the path to progress.

Price:
Adults 🆕Price $450
Students (18-25 with student ID) 🆕Price $315
Members 🆕Price $405
Workshops are intended for those 18 years and older.

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Friday, March 8
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

• Take your complimentary Audio Tour of Taliesin West before 5:00 p.m.
• Workshop introductions
• Learning to trust your writer’s voice exercise
• Light snacks provided

Saturday, March 9
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
• Targeted craft instruction to hone your creative writing skills
• Opportunity to share your work with others
• Time to write and be inspired by Taliesin West
• Lunch provided

Sunday, March 10
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
• Targeted craft instruction to hone your creative writing skills
• Opportunity to share your work with others
• Time to write and take inspiration from Taliesin West
• Continental breakfast and lunch provided

SCC Creative Writing Instructor Bios

Kim Sabin

Kim Sabin is English Faculty and Creative Writing Lead at Scottsdale Community College. Along with teaching creative and academic writing courses, Kim produces and hosts events designed to elevate SCC student voices and serve the greater creative writing community. She  serves as the editor of Vortex Literary and Art Journal, and her own creative writing work has been published in Lunch Ticket, Hags on Fire, and on Kelly Corrigan Wonders podcast. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and is currently revising her first novel. When Kim isn’t busy grading papers or having conversations with fictional characters, she enjoys spending time with her beloved husband and daughter.

Sarah Yaron

Sarah Yaron is an author, poet, writer, and teacher. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have been published by The Smart Set, Across the Margin, Grey Sparrow Journal, From Whispers to Roars, The Big Windows Review, and Flora Fiction. Currently, three of her novels are agented and on submission to editors. She holds a BS from University of Pittsburgh in Applied Developmental Psychology and an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University. Sarah lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and eight-year-old twins.

Erica Litz

Erica Maria Litz has been an Adjunct Creative Writing and English Professor for Scottsdale Community College since 2016. Erica Maria Litz is also a published poet and professional writer, editor, and publishing consultant. Her credentials include a BS in Business, MFA in Creative Writing, and MEd in Curriculum and Instruction in Gifted Education from Arizona State University.


Introduction to Creative Writing with Faculty from Scottsdale Community College

  • April 6, 2024 

Do you have a story to tell, but are you unsure how to tell it? Be inspired by the beauty of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert masterpiece, and bring your creative ideas to life! In our 1-day creative writing workshop, participants will engage in introductory non-fiction, fiction, and poetry lessons guided by instructors from Scottsdale Community College, craft a short memoir piece, short story, and poem, and learn how to effectively participate in constructive critique within a supportive group setting at a world-renowned setting that is sure to encourage and inspire.

Time:
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Price:
Adults 🆕Price $190
Students (18-25 with student ID) 🆕Price $135
Members 🆕Price $171
Workshops are intended for those 18 years and older.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Members receive discounts on Cultural Programs, have access to special Member-Only programs, and more. Learn about Membership here.

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SCC Creative Writing Instructor Bios

Kim Sabin

Kim Sabin is English Faculty and Creative Writing Lead at Scottsdale Community College. Along with teaching creative and academic writing courses, Kim produces and hosts events designed to elevate SCC student voices and serve the greater creative writing community. She  serves as the editor of Vortex Literary and Art Journal, and her own creative writing work has been published in Lunch Ticket, Hags on Fire, and on Kelly Corrigan Wonders podcast. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles and is currently revising her first novel. When Kim isn’t busy grading papers or having conversations with fictional characters, she enjoys spending time with her beloved husband and daughter.

Sarah Yaron

Sarah Yaron is an author, poet, writer, and teacher. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have been published by The Smart Set, Across the Margin, Grey Sparrow Journal, From Whispers to Roars, The Big Windows Review, and Flora Fiction. Currently, three of her novels are agented and on submission to editors. She holds a BS from University of Pittsburgh in Applied Developmental Psychology and an MFA in Writing from Lindenwood University. Sarah lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and eight-year-old twins.


Half Day: Succulent Gardening with Stephanie Halcrow

  • March 16, 2024 

Capable of surviving in harsh climates with little water, succulents are a beautiful and unique species that many people are fond of! Join Master Gardener Stephanie Halcrow learn more about how these special plants grow and thrive in the desert and then make a piece of living art that you can take home with you. During this half-day workshop, you’ll receive educational instruction in caring for and planting succulents, enjoy an informative walk across Taliesin West’s property focusing on the surrounding landscape, and end your day with a hands-on activity planting a succulent in a pot you can then take home and use to decorate your living space or patio.

*Please note that this program grants guests access only to the program location. To see more of our property, please consider adding a tour to your program.

Time:
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Price:
Adults 🆕Price $100
Students (18-25 with student ID) 🆕Price $70
Members 🆕Price $90
Workshops are intended for those 18 years and older.

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Members receive discounts on Cultural Programs, have access to special Member-Only programs, and more. Learn about Membership here.

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Stephanie Halcrow

Meet Our Presenter

Stephanie Halcrow is passionate about sharing her love of gardening. She does this through hands-on educational classes to include her highly sought after class Succulents for Small Spaces. Because succulents thrive under stress, Stephanie believes succulents are the gateway plant to gardening. Stephanie is a Master Gardener in both Virginia and Arizona engaging the community at libraries, churches, community centers, Home Shows, and even the U.S. Botanical Garden in Washington D.C.


 

Private Events at Taliesin West

Hosting your event at this architectural icon will be a special and memorable experience for your guests. For those who value one-of-a-kind experiences in iconic environments, Taliesin West is both a National Historic Landmark and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Taliesin West may not be used for birthday parties, reunions, wedding receptions, external customer marketing events or events that are political or religious in nature.

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