workshop runs Monday through Friday. Each day is a full day. You will need to bring
a bag lunch, beverages and snacks.
Our studio is at Gandolfo Studios, 220 Goodrow Lane, Sedona, Arizona 86336.
Limited lodging is available at the studio. Gandolfo Studios has three private rooms. The smaller room has a double bed and sitting area. The larger room has a fireplace, two twin beds, a sitting area and an outside area. The outside area is fenced in. The larger room has a door to the small bathroom. But there is a larger bathroom on the other side of the studio. The kitchen has a large refrigerator, microwave, stove top, oven and dishwasher. The kitchen and dining area will be available for those staying at the studio. No pets, no wi-fi access (but there are many coffee shops in the area where you can get that.) To arrange lodging at Gandolfo Studio, contact Michael Chesley Johnson, Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org **Lodging arrangements, both registration and cancellation, are ultimately the responsibility of the student.**
Closest to the studio are the Super 8 and Days Inn. There are many other fine options, however.
Although Sedona isn't very big, avoid staying in the Village of Oak Creek (VOC.) VOC, on Route 179 and near I-17, is considered part of Sedona, but it's about 5 miles out and can be a very slow drive.
Craigslist for Sedona vacation rentals:
You can screen for number of bedrooms, pets etc.
Weekly rentals are available in time share places through this link. Just choose location and dates.
B&Bs such as the Sedona Bed & Breakfast Guild:http://www.bbsedona.com
Come with a friend, spend some time, and rent a house through a Sedona Property Manager such as:
These are mostly furnished monthly rentals, but they do have some weekly rentals.
Then there are traditional hotels and motels and all other types of accomodations listed through the Chamber: http://www.visitsedona.com/article/71 This list is very comprehensive!
Sedona also has plenty of pet-friendly lodging. Check out the Trip Advisor page on Sedona Pet-Friendly Hotels.
to Get to Sedona, Arizona
Sedona is 2 hours (121 miles) by car from the Phoenix Sky Harbor airport (PHX). It's an easy drive, mostly in Interstate 17. Here's the map from Google:
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By the way, if you are renting a car, know that it is expensive to rent a car at the Phoenix airport. It is much cheaper to rent one in Sedona or Cottonwood. You can take a shuttle from Phoenix to Sedona or Cottonwood to pick up a car. There are two shuttle companies:
(door-to-door pickup and drop off)
http://arizonashuttle.com/ (scheduled pickup/drop off times and locations)
you need a car? Yes! You will need a car to get to the painting locations.
Our studio is at Gandolfo Studio, 220 Goodrow Lane, Sedona, Arizona 86336. Please keep in mind that this is a working studio, and that you may be exposed to solvents and other materials commonly found in art studios.
Typically, Sedona and the Verde Valley are warm in late October and early November. However, be prepared for cool nights and mornings. Dress in layers.
You will want to make sure you bring all the art supplies you need. There is no longer an art supply store in Sedona. Prescott, about an hour away, has the closest (the Art Store). If you are coming through Phoenix, stop by the Dick Blick store in Tempe. For details on traveling with paint, see Robert Gamblin's Studio Note #14.
Pastels you should take in your carry-on luggage. Put them in a container that will be easy for security to open, such as the Heilman Pastel Box. Make sure the container can be easily secured again so your pastels don't go spilling down the aisle.