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Artsy Smartsy, LLC “Changing lives through ART!”

Artsy Smartsy, LLC “Changing lives through ART!”

Artsy Smartsy, LLC “Changing lives through ART!”Artsy Smartsy, LLC “Changing lives through ART!”Artsy Smartsy, LLC “Changing lives through ART!”

Winner of the 2019 Phoenix Mayor’s Art Award, 

teaching art to hundreds of students in Arizona each month! 

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Welcome from our Executive Director & Founder, Tina Ferguson

From the Artsy Smartsy studio! 10/2018

What does Artsy Smartsy offer?

Artsy Smartsy for Ageing Adults

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We specialize in arts class for active adults but a large portion of our works is dedicated to those suffering from Parkinson’s, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. This is a growing part of our population and there are very few artists who are trained to serve these populations. We fill that gap! With 11 years of experience, many hours of training under our belts, and 11 years of daily full time experience, we know all of the secrets to working closely with this group! 


Great arts programming for senior communities takes a lot of time! Lesson planning, smart shopping, material prepping, sample making, trial and error, beautiful fliers for marketing, and so much more! Leave it all to us! 

Our professional staff spends dozens of hours each month before we even get to you so that it’s all done RIGHT the first time! All you have to do is relax, and enjoy your residents, you BOTH deserve that!

Not everyone in your building may be an artist, but everyone loves listening to the fun, interesting and sometimes wacky history that we share while we create! It’s like two activities in one!  Our classrooms are sometimes lined with participants just there for the trivia about the technique and famous artists of the day! Van Gogh, Monet, Grandma Moses, O'Keefe...you name it, we have a lesson for it, and our highly animated and entertaining teachers will make this anything BUT a boring art history lesson!

Prices vary depending on if you’d like a custom, one time  event,  or  choose  a consistant  calendar spot  for   6+ or 12+ Monthly Offerings! 

ADVANCED Artsy Smartsy workshops! New in 2020!

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2020 brings new opportunities to take ADVANCED Artsy Smartsy classes! We teach FINE ART TECHNIQUES at multiple venues in and around Phoenix.  Our mediums include Painting, Mosaics, Jewelry, Decopage, Felting, Weaving, Silk painting,  Family Tree Making, Stenciling, Lamp Making, fabric arts and so much more! No experience is necessary.  We only use the highest quality canvas, brushes, paints, stencils, equiptment, papers, substrates, glues and ephemera for all of our arts lessons.

Look for our advanced workshops(open to the public of any age) at The Farm of South Mountain and Art Unraveled 2020 in Scottsdale. 


Follow us on our Facebook site and our meetup site:

Private parties, corporate events, family parties , and more!

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Artsy Smartsy teams can come to your home,office or even a local park to bring a special creative event to you! Have  you  seen  something special on  TV, online, on  Pinterest?  We can figure  out  how to make  it! 


We’ve done hundreds of corporate events, any age birthday parties, team building events, bachelorette,  showers,  sponsorship events, make and take art at the  Alzheimers  walk,  at  grand  openings,  and so much more! 


Want to do something special and unique, we will  do  a  custom  theme and  project for  you at  no  additional charge. Tina  will give you unique ideas on the spot! FOR FREE! We are priced competitive to the art and wine parties out there but so much more unique, fun and classy! 


We  even  do  speaking engagements  on  the  health  benefits  of artsy ageing!  

Testimonials

We LOVE and appreciate these kinds words from those who have experienced Artsy Smartsy first hand!

Sheila Sheppard recommends Artsy Smartsy

Artsy Smartsy classes are so much fun!! Tina is so creative and truly loves all her clients!! Tina’s classes are top notch because she loves lifting people’s spirits and each class comes with much love and respect!! Artsy Smartsy is a one of a kind experience and always delivered with quality art supplies and style!! I can’t say enough! Highly recommended!!!


Definitely 5 stars!!!

JessIe Reuther-Tiede recommends Artsy Smartsy

Wow! I love this biz! Making art accessible and unintimidating. Teachers are so helpful and fun! All skill sets can be at these classes. Love love!

Evelyn Snyder recommends Artsy Smartsy

Tina is an absolute blast. She is the type of person who lights up the room, and she just oozes creativity and love for people. Every Artsy Smartsy Event I have witnessed is an inspiration for everybody involved and a great success. I can highly recommend her for any organization who wants to do something creative & have fun. Art connects people - especially with Tina!!!

Tiffany Wilkinson recommends Artsy Smartsy

Artsy Smartsy is amazing! They provide exceptional arts education and programming to individuals with disabilities, the aging population, and even at risk youth. It is an incredible business with standup values and core beliefs. I highly recommend using Artsy Smartsy ( Tina Marie Ferguson ) if you need programming and work with the populations they serve. And Tina is the best, kind, caring, and a professional. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you and supporting your amazing business and nonprofit. You impact so many lives positively. MN and AZ are lucky to have you!

Betsy Brown recommends Artsy Smartsy

Tina is incredible! Not just with Seniors, but artists of all ages! I had an Artsy Birthday party with Tina and my friends are still raving about her. She brought out the artist in all of us! We had four hours of fun and laughter until our sides hurt. Tina is so much fun, and so unbelievably creative! You must use Artsy Smarty for your creativity needs!

Kathy Kittleson recommends Artsy Smartsy

Love Tina's exuberance and love for all the seniors, who love her right back.  I have seen the joy on the faces of those who were sure they weren't creative. then went on to accomplish a project worthy of praise.  Never have I seen  anything to compare with the classes done by Artsy Smartsy!  Tenderness, love and compassion are wonderful traits of all the teachers.

Sarah Solveig recommends Artsy Smartsy

Tina is such a talented, kind and inspirational person. The service she brings into the lives of so many through Artsy Smartsy is truly amazing. She touches so many lives and brightens so many days with her joyful personality and artistic gifts.


I worked as an activity director at a memory care facility and personally watched as she interacted with our residents in such a genuine and loving way. 


She instills confidence in everyone who participates and has such a gift for teaching. She inspired me to start painting again!


I can’t recommend Artsy Smartsy enough!!.

Erin Garmon recommends Artsy Smartsy

Absolutely Highly recommend Tina’s classes-My mother (diagnosed with dementia)has taken several and I have even hired her to do a private workshop with friends and family ...also amazing...she is a cup filler FOR SURE!!💜

Brian Peterson recommends Artsy Smartsy

I would highly recommend Artsy Smartsy Classes! I've known Tina for many years and I've seen what she does, it's amazing! I've helped her with classes, community events and fund raisers. The way that she includes everyone and encourages people to be creative is outstanding.  She is #1 in the business! 👏👏👏

Shanna Kelley recommends Artsy Smartsy

If you EVER need a pick me up on a dreary day just spend 5 minutes with owner/artist Tina! I have not met many people like Tina and her staff that love others and are so dedicated and talented at what they do. Not only do they inspire artists in others to shine through, they show compassion and love in their hearts. I’m honored to be a part of seeing this company grow and excited I met Tina and her artists. What a blessing and awesome group. They are assets to the community.

Sevy Phillips Gambs recommends Artsy Smartsy

Artsy Smartsy is great. Tina and her teachers provide great classes to all ages. Want to get away from the routine “activity program” at senior communities? If so, please look for her on the schedule. Art is for everyone at all ages. I can only highly recommend her!.

Sean Hoy recommends Artsy Smartsy

Tina, thank you once more for not only all you do for the so many groups and populations you inspire, but for even considering collaborating with me on my community outreach programs for the organizations I work with. Does Wonder Woman wear I cape? I forget. But you truly need one. You are amazing and have inspired me to do more with my resources and talents.Thank you. Thank you. Your giving soul and sincere enthusiasm are remarkable.

Upcoming event calendar


Our most comprehensive class offerings list is on our Meetup site. Classes listed here are just a sampling. 


All classes have limited seating and fill fast, so prepay to reserve your spot today! 


***At the Farm, to save eventbrite fees, you can send payment or pay at least a week in advance on-site at The Farm store Bontanica. See Daniela for more info. 

Saturday February 1, 2020

“Lovely Bits” Heart mosaic $84

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The Farm at South Mountain https://www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com/event/

Event Details

Saturday February 1, 2020

“Lovely Bits” Heart mosaic $84

Come sift through our lovely bits (or bring your own) to create an amazing heart shaped mosaic for yourself or a loved one this Valentine’s Day! These LARGE unique 12” wood, glass, porcelain & ceramic tile mosaic hearts will be STUNNING hanging in your home! This is a great couples project, bring a friend! No experience is necessary. This one will fill fast!  (Due to the nature of this project, grout is provided to complete when adhesive has cured.) Many demonstrations of glass cutting, color and layout, as well as proper grouting will be provided throughout the day!


Class Materials: 

Students will all recieved a kit which includes the use of all mosaic tools, a 12” heart substrate, mosaic adhesives, glass/ceramic/porcelain pieces, design template ideas and grout. Additional Glass, ceramics and special ephemera will be available for purchase in class but is not mandatory for completion of the project. Feel free to bring a handful of any special personal mosaic items you’d wish to use in your pieces. 

Bring an apron, snack/lunch/ beverage, & your creativity!

Send a check to The Farm or call Daniela to avoid online Eventbrite registration fees(602) 368-1385

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The Farm at South Mountain https://www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com/event/

Saturday March 7 & 14, 2020 Choose one or both!

Silk Scarf Painting-Beginner & Advanced $95 forTWO SCARVES

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The Farm at South Mountain https://www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com/event/

Event Details

Saturday March 7 & 14, 2020 Choose one or both!

Silk Scarf Painting-Beginner & Advanced $95 forTWO SCARVES

Classes are offered at the beginning and advanced levels. March 7 is a beginner level class. No art experience is necessary. We will talk about color theory as it applies to silk dyes, brush techniques, and how to create textures. I also cover basic safety and how to set the dyes.(Due to the nature of this project, setting must be completed when silk has thoroughly dried.) 


Beginners create scarves using freeform design or representational designs without resist lines. In the Advanced class, March 14,  second time students are welcome to use resist to create their own freeform designs or I can assist with a simple resist drawing. More advanced students may want to work with resist to create different basic patterns such as a f

Class Fee: $95 or $175 for both


Class Materials: 

We provide all the materials necessary to paint one small accessory scarf and one large scarf in Beginner class and one large scarf in Advanced class. Dyes, salts, diluants, brushes, aprons, gloves, and silk are all included.


Bring a snack/lunch/ beverage, & your creativity!


Send a check to The Farm or call Daniela to avoid online Eventbrite registration fees(602) 368-1385

10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The Farm at South Mountain https://www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com/event/

Saturday February 29, 2020

”Crazi Cacti”- Multimedia Masterpiece-$58

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Farm at South Mountain https://www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com/event/

Event Details

Saturday February 29, 2020

”Crazi Cacti”- Multimedia Masterpiece-$58

Always wanted to try a different art form—but aren’t sure where to start? Ceramics feeling a little stale? Bored with traditional painting? Snoozing on with your drawing skills? It might be time to MIX THEM ALL UP TOGETHER!!  Let’s add a little sculpture to your painting, or draw on top of your decoupage and break the boundaries between different art forms. We will create a simple 8”x16” botanical (I love cactus!) on canvas with amazing colorful papers, paints and seed beads to create something that you’d NEVER THOUGHT was possible! No experience is necessary!


Class Materials: 

Students will receive a 8”x16” canvas panel, and have access to a varieties of papers, huge selections of craft paint, adhesives, brushes, seed bead, lesson ideas and more! Feel free to bring a handful of any special lightweight decoupage papers you might want to use as your background. Additional Kits with canvas panel and special ephemera will be available for purchase in class but is not mandatory for completion of the project.


Bring an apron, snack/lunch/ beverage, & your creativity! 


Send a check to The Farm or call Daniela to avoid online Eventbrite registration fees(602) 368-1385

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

The Farm at South Mountain https://www.thefarmatsouthmountain.com/event/

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 We teach different classes at different experience levels to appropriately challenge a 10 year old, a 45 year old or a 100 year old! Our birthday party’s, bachelorette parties, holiday classes, showers, girls nights out art events, team buildings, trainings, and even corporate events can accommodate as many people as you’d like!   We come to  you!

Artsy Smartsy, LLC

PO Box 90471, Phoenix,AZ 85066

Contact Tina Marie Ferguson today at: (651) 334-3997 Tina @ArtsySmartsyCLASS.com

Teaching Hours

Mon

10:00 am – 09:00 pm

Tue

By Appointment

Wed

10:00 am – 09:00 pm

Thu

10:00 am – 09:00 pm

Fri

10:00 am – 03:30 pm

Sat

By Appointment

Sun

Closed

About Us

Who, What and Why?

Tina Marie Ferguson, Architect, LEED Designer, Executive Director of Artsy Smartsy & HeARTsy is a distinguished Artist / Art educator and Social Media Marketer Extraordinaire!  Her company, Artsy Smartsy, is the winner of the 2019 Phoenix Mayor’s Art Award, and the 2018 Mesa Maker’s Fest “Social Impact“ Award, She currently serves hundreds of students from 5-105 each month in all art mediums!

Artsy Smartsy lesson plans have also been awarded honorable mention from the “International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and Center for Applied Research in Dementia”.


Tina has a Master’s Degree in Architecture from ASU, a minor in Art from The University of Minnesota, practiced architecture for over 15 years, owned her own design firm and in 2009 left it all to bring the amazing healing powers of art to her grandmother after grandfathers‘  sudden and unexpected passing. After 55 years of marriage, their sudden separation was a catalyst to bring joy, laughter and many stories back into her Nana’s life through Art! 



Artsy Smartsy Support Groups for Ageing Adults

Artsy Smartsy offers creative memory support groups for family members that are a fun, creative  way to bring families together to relax & create art while learning tips and tricks to navigate the senior healthcare world. They are designed to break down the barriers for adult children and shatter the stigma of memory care communities.  This is a powerful way to partner with the community and meet the unique needs of local adult children/caregivers.  Tina draws on her social marketing followings, as an expert in the field of creative Ageing, to promote consistent participation in the monthly classes and events.