Fall Art Classes

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Adult Painting Day at the Community Center.  Wednesdays at 10 am to 2 pm.  You can bring your own project (any medium) and we just paint together and enjoy each other’s company.  It is a great way to learn and get the input of other artists along the way.  It is a casual painting day and you can come and go as you are able.   Hope to see you there.  Call Dawn at 801-928-3932 with questions:


Sharon Cannon’s Watercolor Class will start on  Monday, September 12.  This class will be an ongoing watercolor class and different techniques will be taught each Monday.  Cost $12 a class.  10 am to Noon.  The first class Sharon will teach how to paint wonderful watercolor skies.  For a complete list, please check the website at highlandcityarts.org or call Shauna with questions or to register  801-756-9614

Supply List

Board to back your paper

Pencil and Eraser, sketch book or notebook

water container

Good paper, good watercolors, brushes of your choice

Bring your supplies and learn a new technique each Monday.  We will not complete a painting but we will practice skills which will start students on their way to a painting.  This is an idea of what we will be doing which may or may not be in this order, according to demand.

Desert skies, cloudy skies, autumn trees, aspen trees, pine and evergreen trees, negative space, texture and value on rocks, water in a quiet river, water reflections, waterfall and rocks, perspective on barns, old roads and foliage, old cottage, foreground plants, basic portrait, ocean waves.


Friends of Art Group will be meeting on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of every month.  The 2nd Wednesday will be a guest artist and the 3rdWednesday will be a project day, where you can bring your own project to work on and potluck lunch.  Call Corene Bennett with questions or to register in advance.  Everyone welcome.


Kids Art Classes:

1st Monday of every month is Art Club.  Ages 8-14.  We will do an art project or two every month that will teach the fundamentals of art.  Linda Littlefield will be teaching this class.  To register call Shauna 801-756-9614  This class will be at the Community Center downstairs.


2nd, 3rd, 4th Mondays will be a basic art class for kids.  Time to 3-4pm.  Registration is $10 a week and covers all supplies.  To register call Shauna 801-756-9614  Community Center Downstairs.

Highland City Arts Council Announces:


We are now filling new spots for the Highland Children’s Choir 2016-2017 Season.  Spots are limited but we would love to have all who are interested participate!!

Come and Sing with Us!!!

Spots are reserved in the order calls/emails are received.  You can reserve a registration spot by emailinghighlandchildrenschoir@gmail.com or by calling 801-492-0590.

We are looking for children who LOVE to sing!!

Choirs are available for different age groups:

Young Singers 4-7 yrs: Young Singers focus on beginning music education skills, playful music games, rhythmic intervals, solfege, and singing, singing, singing! Students receive a wonderful foundation for their developing musicianship. (This class fills up very quickly)!

Highland Children’s Choir 8-12 yrs: Choir students begin learning beautiful, advanced choral repertoire arranged just for children. Teaching takes place in a fun, safe, non-competitive environment where they learn beautiful music as well as more advanced music education training in sight singing solfege in parts, harmony, conducting workshops, performance, and beginning vocal skills.  This class is an amazing choral experience for children.

Highland Girls Choir 12-18 yrs: The older girls begin singing in three parts, Soprano, Second Soprano and Alto. They have a substantial sight singing course that they work through as well as being rotated through small group voice lessons. There voices and performance abilities come alive in this class.  The music is very complex and beautiful!!!! (There are very limited spots available in this class).

All three choirs participate in beautiful concerts that are performed in the Timberline Concert Hall! The children wear beautiful white robes and we bring in strings to create a fabulous performance opportunity.

Rehearsal Times on TUESDAYS:     Afterschool schedule               Homeschool Edition   

Highland Young Singers:                  4:00-4:30 (ages 4-7)

Highland Children’s Choir:              5:30-6:20 (ages 8-12)             12:30-1:20 (ages 6-12)

Highland Girl’s Choir:                       4:30-5:20 (ages 12-18)             1:30-2:20 (ages 12-18)

Monthly Tuition: $45 for 1st student, $25 for each additional sibling, ($30 for Young Singers)

$45 registration fee due in August at Registration.

Spots will be filled in the order emails are received. For information email HighlandChildrensChoir@gmail.comor call 492-0590. COME AND SING WITH US!



We are now filling spots for our 2016 Fall/Winter Highland Teen Chime
Choir.  Spots are limited, so we will fill our group in the order that
calls or emails are received.

Come RING with us.  Chime choir is open to kids 12-16.  Previous piano
lessons or music experience are helpful, but not required.

To reserve your spot, call Paige at 801-830-0927, or email

Hand chimes are laid out like piano keys, with each person responsible
for just the few notes in front of them. Hand chimesoffer a unique
opportunity to learn music and teamwork together. While each ringer has
only certain assigned notes, he or she must learn to depend on, and be
dependable to those who ring all the other notes! Students learn to feel
rhythm, timing, watching a director, sensing movement and listening
carefully. There is no instrument to rent or buy, and no outside
practicing required, since the chimes cannot come home with the
students. Every ringer is vitally important. Students must commit to
being at rehearsals and performances on time.

We will rehearse at the Highland City Arts Building,
Mondays 3:30-4:30, starting August 29.

There is an *$**80****participation****fee****per****semester, ($70 for
each additional sibling) plus a $15 registration fee due at the time of

Highland City
Group Guitar Lessons    
Ages 10+ (Adults welcome too)

Fall 2016 – 6 week sessions (50 min classes)-
$75/per student each session ($5 off if more than one family member participates)
Beginning Classes taught by Kelly Gummow,

Intermediate Classes taught by Cayden Ottley

Beginning #1 – (Beginning basics: proper position, tuning, chords, chord changes, basic tab, rhythms, strumming patterns, and fun/contemporary songs)

Beginning #2 – (More strumming/chords, introductory fingerpicking, notes on the first three strings, and more great songs)

Beginning #3 – (Accompaniment skills, introduces some classical style, more advanced note reading & tablature and songs!)

Intermediate # 1 – (Improvisation skills, pentatonic scales, advanced rhythms, chord progressions) building blocks for electric guitar skills

Intermediate #2 – (Continuation of skills in Intermediate #1)


Tuesdays at the Highland Community Center
$75 per session (5378 W 10400 N, Highland, UT 84003)

Session 1 – (September 6, 13, 20, 27   October 4, 11)

            3:30-4:20 – Beginning #2,   Intermediate #2

            4:30-5:20 – Beginning #1,   Intermediate #1

Session 2 – (Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 6)

            3:30-4:20 – Beginning #3, Intermediate

            4:30-5:20 – Beginning #2, Intermediate

Utah Valley Chamber Players

 is an exciting opportunity for ambitious young string players ages 10-18.

  • Placement auditions will be held Saturday, August 20 at the Highland Community Center.
  • Students are grouped into small string ensembles (quartets, trios, etc) according to age and ability.
  • Learn fabulous music guided by experienced coaches.
  • Rehearsals will be held Saturday mornings at the Highland Community Center.
  • Final concert will take place before Thanksgiving.
  • Tuition for Fall Session is $85.

Please email Ellen Burns at bddgeorge@hotmail.com for your preferred audition time.

Sponsored by the Highland City Arts Council.

August 27th : Heritage Park & Highland Community Center

Utah’s first ukulele festival returns in it’s fifth year on August 27th, 2016. Bring your uke and friends to Highland Utah and enjoy a full day of ukulele workshops interspersed with an open mic picnic, ukulele jam and capped off by a concert featuring members of the audience, teachers and UFO HUM (Ukes for Others : Happy Ukulele Movement).

Thank You!
Our thanks and gratitude goes out to our 2016 sponsors:

Highland City Arts Council : August 27th Events
Timpanogos Arts Foundation : Preliminary Events & Classes

Heritage Park in Highland Utah : 10400 Alpine Hwy, Highland, UT 84003

Highland Community Center : 5378 W 10400 N, Highland, UT 84003

Festival Schedule
FREE Events open to the public on August 27th (a more detailed schedule is forthcoming).

Workshop Session 1
Open Mic Picnic
Workshop Session 2
Ukulele Jam
Workshop Session 3
Bring Your Uke Concert : Featuring the fest instructors, UFO HUM and you.

5th Annual Ukulele Open Mic & Picnic
The open mic will be held August 27th, 12:15pm at Heritage Park in Highland as part of the 5th Annual Utah Uke Fest. Entrants will perform one ‘family friendly’ song (as kids will be attending this event) a maximum of 4 minutes in length (original or cover songs welcome). There are no entry fees. Order of performance will be determined randomly (so be there at the beginning to hear the order). There may be food vendors on hand; you can also bring a picnic. You may wish to bring some portable shade (though there are some shade trees) and a pop-up chair or blanket.

Instead of ranking ukulele players, the judges will choose one winner in each of three categories:

Outstanding Youth Performance (under 14)
Amazing Instrumental Performance
Outstanding Vocal / Ukulele Performance
Other categories may be added if more prizes are donated. Winners will choose prizes based on their random performance order.

Grandma Moses Arts Scholarship

For Seniors 55+

Apply now for the 2016 Highland City Arts Council $300 Grandma Moses Arts Scholarship

Full Name ___________________________________________________

Phone # _____________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________________

Email Address _________________________________________________

Applicant will submit photos of three pieces of art and include an explanation card with the name of the art, medium used, artist’s name and phone number along with a cover letter including a paragraph on how you would use the money.

Applicant Acknowledgment

Applicant acknowledges that all of the information submitted is correct and that the art work is original and entirely done by the artist applying.

Signature of Applicant _____________________________________ Date _____________

Please submit the application along with cover letter by _________________to:


Scholarship Committee

Highland City Arts Council  PO Box 1464  Highland Utah 84003

Questions:  Call Shauna Holt Larson at 801-756-9614 


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

Painting Day at the Community Center

Monthly, second and third Wednesdays starting Jan 27th, at  10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

We will paint together and visit.  Bring any project you want to work on.

Questions call Shauna at 801-756-9614 or Dawn Miller at 281-795-1021


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, 2016 — Twice Monthly
Starting September 14, 2016  @ 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 highlandcityarts@gmail.com


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.