Art & Photography
Unleash your creative spirit or hone your artistic skills.
Artist in Residence with Mike Elsass
Join our returning artist Mike Elsass in an interactive painting workshop as he shows you how to let go of control and your notions of "what is right" in order to paint what is natural for you at that precise moment. A Miraval favorite you don't want to miss!
March 20-30, 2014 – added this set of dates
May 18-28, 2014
October 16-27, 2014
Grab a glass of wine and enjoy a stroll that showcases our ever-changing art collection. Dozens of nationally-recognized as well as up-and-coming artists have works displayed throughout the resort in all mediums and styles. This 45-minute offering guided by our staff is truly interactive, and geared for art-lovers of all experience levels. Hear the inside stories about the art, the artists, and the techniques used to create the pieces. A truly mindful activity.
Artful Photography With Your Camera Phone!
Learn how to create an image with any style camera...even a camera phone! Gain awareness of available/natural light and compositional elements to create a stronger more interesting visual image. Spend time strolling around the resort property capturing the unique Sonoran desert landscape and wildlife. Live in the moment and gain skills to take home with you. This will change the way you use your camera phone!
$35 / 1.5 Hrs. • RC
Evening Photography Walk
Learn basic digital camera operations and using your camera as a creative tool to capture the Resort environment in the late-afternoon light. Meet Nancy J. Schroeder, Miraval's photography specialist and learn more about private sessions with Nancy.
$35 / 2 Hrs. • RC
Photography In Focus
Get off of Auto! Explore the technique possibilities of your DSLR camera in a class on camera operation: ISO, WB, aperture and shutter speed. Please note that this is a technical skills class and takes place indoors.
$35 / 1.5 Hrs • RC