Why "Milkweed Arts"? Who are we?
Every week, students ask how the name Milkweed Arts came into being. The concept behind the name is a simple one. The milkweed plant is vital to the monarch butterfly, and the monarch itself is a work of art. Much like the monarch butterfly relies on the milkweed to nourish it's body, we rely on art to nourish our spirit. And hence, Milkweed Arts was born!
Milkweed Arts opened in May of 2015, in response to a need in the metropolitan Phoenix community for an Arts resource for adults who want to expand their interests, build on their skills, and avoid the hassle of college courses. Our artist/instructors bring unparalleled education and experience to the classroom, and offer college level arts education workshops without the college fees. Why pay for a sports stadium or science lab as part of an arts course tuition? Well, at Milkweed Arts, you don't have to. We are all about the arts, and we hope our enthusiasm about the field will help inspire and nourish you as well! We set out to make Milkweed Arts a place where you can get quality education, but in a setting that is relaxed, inviting, and just plain fun!