Programs & Learning - Arts

Celebrate the Artist in You!


To make art is to engage the soul.  Join Tucson artist Saraiya Kanning in the first episode of an exclusive online series.

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Anne Perry


From the age of 6 Anne Perry knew that she wanted to write, act, and save the world. Anne was kind enough to chat with us about how the Writer’s Group works and what inspires her.

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Build your writing chops in an atmosphere of collaboration and trust. Learn about your craft and yourself through monthly ZOOM sessions with fellow writers and skilled course leaders Anne Perry and Joyce Litoff.

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the front of an inviting, South-West styled building, painted terracotta pink with a red clay porch and green wall.
Anne Perry

The DRBI Art Gallery


Duffy Sheridan shares some best practices learned over 40 years as a painter in Realism.

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After 3 weeks of fitful sleep, this musician, painter and multi media artist arrived at what we wanted to do with his life and what that venture would be called.

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ART IN THE AGE OF COVID-19 In past years we have hosted many Arts activities. Out of concern for our learners and our residents on-site classes have been suspended until further notice.  On the right are just some of the courses we look forward to bringing back to DRBI.  Until then, please see our on-line courses above.
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Learn the basics from pigments to mediums
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two hands on a potter's wheel working a piece of clay.
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Potter Liz McMillan leads small groups to create big things
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Learn from one of America’s most celebrated artists
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