New Horizons


New Horizons is developed for participants age 14 and over (essentially 9th grade and above). The Library reserves the right to restrict the attendance or participation of minors at workshops with potentially mature themes or unusual hazards unless the Library has a release form signed by the parent or guardian of the minor.

New Horizons is developed to continue to expand the Library’s art presence and programming in Cedar City. New Horizons was named to pursue two themes: (1) themes new to participants, and (2) themes that are relatively new to the Cedar City Art community. Not all New Horizons themes attempt to engage both themes.

Theme 1:
“Every Artist was first an amateur.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

New Horizons is geared to the novice or the completely inexperienced. The workshops are intended for artists to learn new skills, not to hone known skills. They are intended to introduce participants to never or rarely attempted skills and artforms at their most basic level. This is an appetite whetting, test the waters program. Perhaps a participant has spent years watercoloring but has never thrown a pot on a wheel or attempted to blow glass.

Theme 2:
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”
- Walt Disney

New Horizons is also intended to introduce artists to new concepts of art. Many artforms are under consideration. Imagine, for example, an artist who has drawn human forms for years finally coming to understand what animated human forms must do to pose for a competition, or the artist who, for this evening, uses a human “canvas.”

New Horizons workshops are intended to show, instruct, and allow the novice and new-to-the-artform participants an introductory, hands-on experience.

We do not expect the same list of attendees each month. Come only to those workshops that interest you. An artist may be proficient (or at least past the novice or never-attempted stage), in watercolor but may be highly interested in Photoshop.

All workshops and dates are tentative and subject to change.


Embroidery:  In bygone days, handicraft artists would while away the hours making lovely items for table tops, pillow cases, towels, and other household items. Join us for an introduction to this inexpensive but life-long artform..................................................................

Cedar City Library

Mentor:Sandra Benson

To sign up click here.

Maximum: 20.

Click here for required materials list.

6:00 p.m. Free Confirmed
2/14/2019 Competitive Posing: Where Art Meets Science:  The human body has been the subject of fascination, debate, discussion, and has been reproduced in many an art piece. In this workshop, the body becomes the art. Heritage Theater Mentor: TBA 6:00-9:00 p.m. Expected Fee  
3/14/2019 Glass Blowing: Glass blowing is a glass forming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble (or parison) with the aid of a blowpipe (or blow tube). You've seen it done. Why not try your hand at this daring artistic form? TBA TBA TBA TBA  
4/4/2019 Cake Decorating: For this version of our cake decoration class we will be teaching the modern technique of using fondant to decorate cakes. Lots of creativity in this course. Southwest Technical College

Southwest Technical College Staff

This is a course generated and developed by Southwest Technical College. Cedar City Library is please to promote this event in addition to promotions by SWTC.

Sign up at Southwest Tech:

5:00-7:00 p.m. $50 Confirmed
5/9/2019 Wheel-thrown Ceramics: We can't guarantee that throwing your first pot will be as romantic as that scene in "Ghost," or that it won't be downright frustrating, even infuriating, but we can guarantee that you'll never know untill you try. TBA TBA TBA TBA  

Plein Air Watercolors:  Some say landscapes are among the most difficult things to paint. Some say that watercolor is a difficult artform. But don't worry. Mona has taught watercolors to elementary children as well as accomplished adults -- she's seen it all.

Downtown Park

Mentor: Mona Woolsey

No minimum.

Maximum: 10

If you have materials, bring them. If not, Mona will provide materials for the workshop.

6:00- dusk Free Mentor confirmed
7/11/2019 Fly Tying:  Woolly bugger, nymph, renegade, grasshopper -- how do you tie them? Where do you even begin? Use the long summer days to learn to tie your own flies then use them at your favorite fishing hole. Cedar City Library Mentor: 6:00-9:00 p.m. TBA  
8/8/2019 From Wear It to Walk on It: Do you have a closet full of old clothes that you're not going to wear? You can donate them to a thrift store, OR you can weave them into rugs for your home, cabin, motor home, or camp trailer. Inexpensive and durable, woven rugs are washable and can last for years. Cedar City Library

Mentor: Ann Nelson.

Click here for required materials list (TBA).

Maximum: 5 participants.

6:00-9:00 p.m. TBA Mentor confirmed.
9/12/2019 Sports Photography:  That shot! That one perfect shot? Is it victory? Agony? Injury? How do sports photographers get the perfect photograph that captures the essence of the sport, the quintessential moment in time that says,"this is sport." Venue dependent on event

Mentor: J. R. Robinson

Minimum: 5 participants.

Maximum: 20 participants.

Depending on event TBA

Mentor confirmed.

Date and time: TBA.

10/10/2019 BYOC -- Bring your Own Canvas:  Some paint on canvas, some on glass, what if a body was your canvas? Body painting is becoming more popular, particularly in light of shows like "Skin Wars" Oh, and we literally mean BYOC. Bring your buddy as your canvas. TBA TBA 6:00-9:00 p.m. TBA  
11/14/2019 Adobe Photoshop: "Reimagine reality." That's what the Photoshop site challenges users to do. "If you can think it, you can make it with Photoshop CC, the worlds best imaging and graphic design software." TBA TBA 6:00-9:00 p.m. TBA  
12/12/2019 Adobe Premiere:  Want to make your own movies? TopTen Review says, "Adobe Premiere Pro is our top pick because of its great interface, learning resources, and high-power tools, all of which help you make the exact video you want." TBA TBA  6:00-9:00 p.m. TBA  

Embroidery Materials List: TBA