(art) history in the making

Work with your hands / Enrich your life


"Well, you can't teach the poetry, but you can teach the craft." - David Hockney

Bisbee Craft School is located in the historic mining town of Bisbee, tucked in the Mule Mountains of Southern Arizona. Bisbee has a long history of people working with their hands and Bisbee Craft School aims to create a future where our community can share its knowledge with whomever wishes to visit and learn.

We offer fine art and craft workshops for adults. These classes are taught by talented artists and craftspeople in such mediums as drawing, metalworking, and jewelry. Most of our classes take place at Central School Project, a historic elementary school located at 43 Howell Avenue in Old Bisbee, Arizona. Occasionally though we need other facilities, and we email enrolled students a few weeks before their class with the specific location and materials needed for their workshop.

Bisbee Craft School is here to assist you in starting or continuing your journey in what we consider one of the most fulfilling endeavors of the human experience- learning to make things with your own two hands. 

For information about our Director, click here.

For information about our main location for classes, Central School Project, click here.






P.O. Box 972
Bisbee, Arizona 85603



See workshops section for exact dates and times

Please email for info about private lessons





Registration for Spring 2017 Workshops is now open. Click on the name of the class below or go to the Spring 2017 Workshops section for more detailed description of these workshops and how to register. Please feel free to email us at bisbeecraftschool@gmail.com with any questions.



The Math, Muse, and Mystery of Music: Music Theory with Lisle Ellis
Saturday & Sunday; April 15th  & 16th


Beginner Mosaic with Trish Damon
Saturday & Sunday; April 22nd & 23rd



Color, Expression and Texture in Plein Air Painting with Barbara Mulleneaux
Tuesday & Wednesday; May 9th & 10th


Sculptural Hat Making with Kate Bishop
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday; May 19th, 20th, & 21st


Bisbee Craft School is closed for the month of June. Workshops resume in July.