Beginning Oil Painting Class

At the Highland City Community Center

Wednesdays  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Starting November 2, 2016

Instructor is  Rick Kennington

$20 per Class

Call Shauna at 801-756-9614 to register

Supply List


  • ·         Titanium White

  • ·         Yellow Ochre

  • ·         Cadmium yellow (light or hue) or Cadmium lemon

  • ·         Cadmium yellow (regular)

  • ·         Cadmium Red

  • ·         Alizarin Crimson

  • ·         Raw Sienna

  • ·         Cerulean Blue

  • ·         French Ultramarine Blue

-Canvases (  9 x 12, 11 x 14, and 16 x 20 are good starter sizes)

-Turpenoid, with brush cleaner/basin

-Wide variety of oil paint brushes Large to small

-wipe off rags and paper towels.

-12” Ruler

-plastic flat 6” wide putty knife

Fall Play

Highland City Arts Council is excited to present

the Broadway World Award Winning Agatha Christie’s play, The Mousetrap

directed by Gabe Spencer.

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed.

Do not miss this spectacular production running October 24, 26-29 at 7:30 p.m.

with a special performance at 10:00 p.m. on Halloween-

with the killer being revealed at midnight.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children and seniors.

On Monday October 24 there will be a special family rate, $35 per family for up to 7 people.

Though possibly frightening, the show is family friendly.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at


Will be the undertaking of the Youth Shakespeare Workshop in 2017.

This project is perfect for all youth age 12-18 that love Shakespeare.

Rehearsals will be at the Community Center on Wednesdays 4-6pm during

January-March with the final shows  on March 24 and 25.

Come audition with any Shakespeare monologue at 4pm on

Wednesday, January 4.  Tuition for all three months is $45.

Please email Ellen Burns at with any questions.

Fall Art Classes

Register Now !


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 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.


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 for your preferred audition time.

Sponsored by the Highland City Arts Council.

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


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.