The Holland Center

Contact: Betsy Anderson

Office: 480-488-1090



Check out these January Holland Center classes on our website:

Art, Coffee, and Conversation – Friday, January 8, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:30 am. Art, Coffee, and Conversation is a wonderful, monthly workshop where art lovers get together virtually to discuss art related themes.  Led by Nicolette Maguire Bonnstetter, the lively discussions that take place are fun and fascinating. January’s workshop will discuss some radical ideas on how to approach art in the new year.  For the time being, these workshops are all online. Register at and click on “Lifelong Learning” so that we can send you the Zoom URL for these virtual classes. $5

AnthroBites: A series on Anthropology – Starts Jan. 12 and goes to March 2. There will be 8 sessions on Tuesdays from 10:00 – 11:30 am.  You can purchase the whole series at a savings ($144) or attend individual sessions ($20 each). This is an awareness series, serving up “small plate” portions of information on topics as diverse as:  Culture, Ritual, Kinship, Shamans and Healers, The Arts, Sex & Gender, Race & Ethnicity and Cultural Appropriation. Taught by Cultural Anthropologist, artist-Jan Downey, the focus is on cultural lifeways of humans with whom we share the world. And, along the way, you will be finding out more about yourself. Register at:, and click on Lifelong Learning.

How to Outsmart the Scammers!  Jan. 12, 2021 – 12:00 – 1:00 — Do you always know when you’re being scammed?  Incidents of fraud are on the rise, and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex.  That’s why it’s important to educate yourself about fraud. And while no one is immune, there are steps you can take to Outsmart the Scammers.   So, join us for this hour-long informative, session on Zoom. Please register at:, and click on Lifelong Learning.  $10

Focus on World War II Series – Starts Jan. 13 and goes to Jan. 27  — 1:00 – 2:30 — How would you like to look at World War II through three separate lenses? We have the privilege of offering a series of talks on Zoom by Award-winning author Jan Krulick-Benin, a museum and art consultant, and art and jewelry historian with nearly forty years of experience in these fields. In three separate lectures, she will be discussing the fate of Viennese artist Gustav Klimt’s famous portrait, The Lady in Gold, at the hands of the Nazis; her own father’s wartime experience as recounted in her award-winning memoir, Love, Bill; and an exploration of the period’s Sweetheart Jewelry craze and its contribution to the war effort. You can purchase the whole series at a savings ($25) or attend individual sessions ($10 each). Please register at:, and click on Lifelong Learning.

Mosaic Stepping Stones – Jan. 14, 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 — Here’s a fun online class for the whole family!  Just imagine having some beautiful stepping stones in your garden or yard. In this program, we will look at mosaics in museums, public spaces, and street art in Phoenix, Tucson, Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, D.C., LA, New Zealand, Paris, Italy, Spain, Venezuela, Cuba – just to name a few. So even if you don’t make one yourself, you come away with an awareness and understanding of mosaic art. “Tamsin is a local artist, art educator and museum educator. She will introduce her background and take you on a visual tour of mosaic art around the world. She will then walk you through the steps for creating your own masterpiece.” Register at:, and click on Lifelong Learning. $20

Andrew Jackson: Representative of the Common Man – Jim Sherbert Lecture Series #1

January 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States, challenged nearly everyone he encountered. He was the first populous president of the United States. The political parallels of the presidencies of Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump, nearly 200 years apart, are worthy of note and will be discussed.  People either loved or hated Jackson but he is credited with creating the modern-day presidency.   Jim Sherbert will give us a look at the man who changed the presidency forever, reestablishing and perhaps saving the Constitutional Republic. He established the principle that states may not disregard Federal Law, a very timely issue. This talk will be in-person or available on Zoom. Please register at:, and click on Lifelong Learning. $10


Learn to Draw Better with Larry Charles

January 19, 2021 —  9:00am – 12:00pm

If you have always wanted to draw, or if you need new techniques to make your drawing more realistic, our LEARN TO DRAW BETTER workshops are designed for you.  The workshop meets Tuesday mornings, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm for four weeks at The Holland Center Art Studio, on the following days: Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9. Participants will learn five techniques for drawing proportions, shading, rendering a face likeness, and other skills. The workshop will provide all the drawing supplies that you will need.

Instructor, Larry Charles, has been teaching art for over 30 years at museums, the Scottsdale Artists’ School, and art gallery studios. He particularly likes the challenge of showing new artists how to create a realistic image.  Expect to do two or three sketches and finished drawings in each class.  We are very fortunate to have an artist the caliber of Larry Charles teaching at The Holland Center. The workshop studio will have clean, socially-distanced tables for each participant. Everyone will need to wear a mask, and practice safe hand-sanitizing.  Register at:, and click on Lifelong Learning. $200 for the series.

Self-Hypnosis: A Simple Way to Improve the Quality of Your Life – Jan. 21, 2021 –  9:00 – 12:00   Take some time for yourself, and join Michele Guy Syne, a certified hypnotherapist in this 3-hour workshop. She will teach you how to do your own Self-Hypnosis, which will provide you with a tool to improve the quality of your life in any area you choose. If there is an issue that is holding you back from doing something that is important to you, and you would like to be free of it, then this course can show you how. Workshop materials will be provided. The workshop will be on Zoom.  You will be sent sign-on instructions after you register at  $45

Travel Talk: Frequent Flyer Miles –  Fri., Jan. 22, 2021 –  10:30 am – 12:00 pm  Have you ever wondered how you can best utilize all those frequent flyer points?  How about loyalty program perks, and credit card offers?  Join David Decker for part 2 of an in-depth, 3 part series that started in December and will go through February on how to get, use, and maximize the value of loyalty points across the spectrum. You may not be able to travel much now, but you can certainly plan for the future! Each class is independent, so you can join the series at any time. This will be a Zoom class, and we will send you the URL when you register at, and click on “Lifelong Learning”. Free

ARIZONA SAGE ART MARKET – Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Come join us for the 6th annual Arizona Sage Art Market, a juried art sale that features local artists in a safe-socially distanced environment. There will be 30 artists participating, some indoors appropriately spaced, and some outdoors in tents. This is a unique opportunity to connect with local artists, and see the exceptional artwork they have to offer.  Most items will be priced under $300. There will also be a raffle of items contributed by the artists.  Don’t miss it!  Masks are required.