Colored Pencil Class by Chuck Gilliam


September 23 and November 7 at 10 am at the Community Center in Highland, 5378 West 10400 North

My focus for this class is to introduce the participants to the wide range of art that can be created through the use of colored pencils. This bold new medium can open up a whole new world to the artist, and I hope to introduce that world to the all those who are interested in attending this class.

We will talk about the pencils themselves and how they can be used.

“Dry drawing materials are made of coloring agents or pigments combined with a binder

of some kind and come in a wide range of forms…

We will discuss the papers that are available that work well with colored pencils.

“Pencil Drawing – most successful pencil drawings are complete on hot press surfaces,

hard, weighty papers.  The amount of pressure exerted onto the paper through

drawing and erasing will wear out less durable papers.”

We will work with layering and blending of the colors, using a selection of images as our subjects. We will experiment with using hard and soft applications of the pencils. I know I will find myself expounding on my beliefs in the classical arts as I discuss how to paint with this medium. I will share ideas and stories about well-known and not so well-known artists to illustrate points as we paint with colored pencils.”


To Register call Shauna 801-756-9614

Registration fee is $25 for the two classes

You will need a starter set of Prisma Colored Pencils and a drawing pad.




Fall Guitar Classes


Register now to be sure to get a spot in the fall classes

We will need a minimum of 4 students for each class to carry the classes

Beginning and beginning intermediate classes

Session 1 September 5,12,19 October 3,10,24 

Session 2 November 7,14,28 December 5, 12, 19

Tuesdays 3:30pm to 4:20 pm

Advanced Classes 4:30 pm to 5:20 pm

Registration is $80 with a $5 discount if prepaid in advance for each 6 week session and $5 discount for family rates

Teacher is Kelly Gummow

To register call Kelly at 801-450-1489

All classes held at the Community Center, 5278 West 10400 North, Highland, Utah 84003



Arsenic and Old Lace

Directed by Melissa Brown


for 18 year olds and above 

August 15th and 16th … 6-9 pm

Highland City Community Center

5278 West 10400 North

Auditioners should prepare two

contrasting 30 second monologues.  

(Sides will be provided)

See website for more information.


Fall Classes


Kids Art Classes on Mondays at 3 pm to 4 pm

at the Highland City Community Center

Registration Call Shauna 801-756-9614

$10 per week

We will be exploring all different art forms, art history, and mediums


Sharon Cannon’s Watercolor Class will start again on September 11

This is an ongoing class for Beginners, Intermediate or Advanced Watercolor Students

10 am at the Community Center

To register call Shauna 801-756-9614




For the Greater Community of Art and Art Appreciation

Highland City Community Center

September through May 

2nd Wednesdays — Guest Artist 10:45 am-1 pm

3rd Wednesday — 11 am-2 pm  Show ‘n tell, projects, consultations, potluck

September 13th Artist’s Open House

Share your art and art experiences…bring a friend…and potluck

Membership Policy:  $25 a year, September through May

or $5/month or $3/meeting — Visitors:  first visit is FREE

Visitors and New Members Welcome

Questions:  Call Corene Bennett 801-768-9643 or Jo Sudweeks 801-756-9717




Highland Hand Chimes 

This musical group is open to individuals 12 and up.  Handchimes Choir is a collaborative group where each person plays a few of the notes.  It’s easy to learn, and so much fun.  Students will learn counting, not reading, musical terms, and cooperation.

We meet on Mondays at the Highland City arts building 3:15-4:30 beginning September 11
$75 per semester

Contact Paige at 801-830-0927 or



Highland Children’s Choir Annual Registration

Auditions being held Aug. 12, 19 and 26th. Limited spots are reserved on a first come first serve basis for students age 5-18. For more information, or to reserve a registration spot for your singer please email Kerilynn Lenhart at or call (801) 492-0590.

Come Sing With Us!



Current Group:  Utah County Modern Quilt Group

…..Starts August 19th….11:00 a.m.  (membership dues $30 for 12 months)

This group shares, creates & sews together, usually the third Saturday of each month.  

We will meet in the Highland Community Center in the large room.

If you are curious about what we do, please feel free to visit us once in June or July before joining.




Highland Children’s Choir annual audition/registrations begin in August.

To reserve a spot email Come Sing With Us!




We are also excited to add to our Arts Council group a quilt guild.  Please watch the website for more upcoming information and schedules of workshops and quilt shows.  


Native American Flute Circle

A Native American Flute circle for experienced and beginner flutists

will be held on the last Wednesday of each month starting February 22

at the home of Ron Stutz, 11184 North 5500 West in Highland.  

To register call Ron at 801-201-4815 or email:

If you have a flute, bring it with you or loners are available.  

These flutes are easy and fun to play for serious of casual flutists.  

Anyone is welcome.






We are pleased to announce the formation of a new Highland community choir, Highland Choral Arts. We have been fortunate to enlist the talents of Cathy Jolley, a renowned conductor.  This will be a yearlong choir with performances in the spring and Christmas season, with adjournment over the summer months.


Practices will be held at the Highland Community Center (old city office building, 5378 W 10400 N, Highland, UT 84003) Tuesdays from 8-9:30 pm.  A brief voice check will be done with each member to determine range, choir suitability, and section assignment.  You will NOT need to come with a prepared piece.


This will be a non-profit choir with yearly dues of $100 to offset music, venue rental, accompaniment, and conducting costs.  We anticipate a choir of up to 80 members.


Our first practice will be March 1 at 8 pm with voice checks starting at 6:30 pm. Please sign-up for a voice-check time at this link.


For further details or questions, please contact one of the following committee members:


Michael Jemmett        801-664-6063

Annalise Eccles          801-358-1707

Kristi Chase                801-420-0176

Linda Jemmett           801-953-5381




Friends of Art


We are always looking for new members and you can contact Corene Bennett at 801-768 9643 for further information or to register.

MEETINGS, 2017 — Twice Monthly
Starting September 13, 2017  @ 11 am
Guest Artist, 10:45–1 pm (Come early so we can start at 11).  Workshop, 11–2pm:  choose your project & potluck lunch.  Also considering Museum tours.              
Membership Policy:  $25 a year, September through May OR $5 a month OR $3 a meeting(visitors: first visit is free, then pay a membership fee)


Questions:  Call Corene Bennett 801-768-9643 or Jo Sudweeks 801-756-9717 

Art Council Chairman of the Board — Shauna Larson 801-756-9614 or



Also, we are displaying art from local artists in the lobby of the Highland City Hall.  Please stop and see the great talent we have right here in our own community.