Our local community college offers an amazing array of art classes, ranging from the basics (art history, drawing and photography) to the extraordinary--mask-making or blacksmithing, anyone? And you won't feel too much pain when you pay your tuition, either. While some classes have an additional materials fee, Arizona residents pay less than $50 per unit for regular-credit courses. There's also an array of noncredit courses for kids and adults, which are more of the personal-interest persuasion.
2. The Drawing Studio, 33 S. Sixth Ave., 620-0947, thedrawingstudio.org
3. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road, 883-2702, desertmuseum.org