Previous Classes

Students are provided an assortment of pre-made wet clay birds and bunnies to assemble and carve designs into for one of a kind keepsakes!  After picking out colors for their creations and the firing process is complete, students and families can pick up finished work the following week!   Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

This course is designed for the more serious focused art student who wants to develop their skills to create successful and interesting drawings. Instruction and demonstration will include all the basics such as the elements of art. Exploring multiple techniques and mediums, students will become confident in their mark making, blending and shading. All supplies will be provided. *new and continuing students welcomed   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 10:30pm

Are you looking for a serious drawing class for your child? The class will go over the basics and help to fine tune their drawing skills. Students will explore the many ways to "make a mark" while they build new art confidence. Students will also develop a better understanding of the elements of art: line, color, value, shape, texture, form and space while they explore different drawing mediums and techniques.   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Draw it and Make it! Working in both 2D and 3D, students will explore many different art making techniques. Drawing and painting will serve as a basics for this class. After students are set on an idea or theme they will then carry their work over to sculpting and 3D. Get ready for some art making fun.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 20, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Students will explore all kinds of fun painting methods to create one of a kind art in new and inventive ways.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Students are provided with an assortment of pre-made clay pieces to hand decorate with glazes and paint of their choice for one of a kind gifts. Fired glazed pieces can be picked up the following week!   Learn More
First class:
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

Did someone say clay? This class will go over all the basic techniques needed for building in clay. What's a slab? How do you make and connect coils? What is glaze? All your questions will be answered in this youth ceramics class. Students will create many pieces throughout the weeks and later glaze and fire them to perfection. Bring your creativity and get ready for some fun! *Students must bring a clean towel to each week's session. All other supplies will be provided. *new and continuing students welcomed   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
10:30am to 12:00pm

Great for your budding artist! This introductory class is designed to teach the basic techniques of drawing using a variety of media. Students learn how to draw with proper techniques, learning how to represent what they see through studies in contour drawing, perspective, positive/negative space, and value.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm

Shhhhh! It's a surprise! Little artists will use their imaginations to design and make works of art for their Mom's or any special lady's big day. Collage, found objects, and other techniques will be discussed.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 16, 2016 -
9:00am to 10:30am

Pencil, charcoal, and color media such as oil and soft pastels are among the materials students will use as they explore both non-objective and realistic artistic interpretation of subject matter.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 12, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Clay Play - June Theme: Art Through the Ages, Students will use examples of art throughout history to serve as inspiration in their own creations and translated through clay.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 12, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Techniques in freestanding sculpture and relief designs that are meant to be seen from the front will be explored during this session. A variety of techniques such as papier mâché, assemblage, and subtractive and plaster casting will be explored.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 12, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Paint Explosion: June Theme: Art Through the Ages - Students will use examples of art throughout history to serve as inspiration in their own creations. They will use nontraditional painting methods to create one of a kind pieces of art in new and inventive ways. This could get messy!   Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 12, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Techniques in painting and in combining drawing, collage, and experimental materials with painting will be explored as students create artwork during this session.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 12, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

3-D Exploration through a variety of mediums. June Theme: Art Through the Ages Students will use examples of art throughout history to serve as inspiration in their own creations.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 12, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Techniques in freestanding sculpture and relief designs that are meant to be seen from the front will be explored during this session. A variety of techniques such as papier mâché, assemblage, and subtractive and plaster casting will be explored.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 19, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

3-D Exploration June Theme: Art Through the Ages - Students will use examples of art throughout history to serve as inspiration in their own creations.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 19, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Pencil, charcoal, and color media such as oil and soft pastels are among the materials students will use as they explore both non-objective and realistic artistic interpretation of subject matter.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 19, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Paint Explosion: Students will look at many examples of art through the ages for an inspirational starting point and then see what kind of creations their imaginations can dream up. Students will use nontraditional painting methods to create one of a kind pieces of art in new and inventive ways...all while focusing on June Theme: Art Through the Ages. This could get messy!   Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 19, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Techniques in painting and in combining drawing, collage, and experimental materials with painting will be explored as students create artwork during this session.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 26, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Paint Explosion: Students will look at many examples of art through the ages for an inspirational starting point and then see what kind of creations their imaginations can dream up. Students will use nontraditional painting methods to create one of a kind pieces of art in new and inventive ways...all while focusing on June Theme: Art Through the Ages. This could get messy!  Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 26, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

3-D Exploration June Theme: Art Through the Ages - Students will use examples of art throughout history to serve as inspiration in their own creations.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 26, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Techniques in freestanding sculpture and relief designs that are meant to be seen from the front will be explored during this session. A variety of techniques such as papier mâché, assemblage, and subtractive and plaster casting will be explored.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Clay Play and Ceramics: June Theme: Art Through the Ages - Students will use examples of art throughout history to serve as inspiration in their own clay creations. Students will work with clay and air dry materials to create a variety of tiles, relief, and/or sculptural works.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 26, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Pencil, charcoal, and color media such as oil and soft pastels are among the materials students will use as they explore both non-objective and realistic artistic interpretation of subject matter.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 10, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Paint Explosion: Students will look at many examples of artists and their work for an inspirational starting point and then see what kind of creations their imaginations can dream up. Students will use nontraditional painting methods to create one of a kind pieces of art in new and inventive ways...all while focusing on July’s theme: Art in the now. This could get messy!   Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 10, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Techniques in freestanding sculpture and relief designs that are meant to be seen from the front will be explored during this session. A variety of techniques such as papier mâché, assemblage, and subtractive and plaster casting will be explored.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 10, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Techniques in painting and in combining drawing, collage, and experimental materials with painting will be explored as students create artwork during this session.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 10, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Bracelets, Wallets & More: Students will look at the Japanese bracelet making method known as Kumihimo. Kumihimo (koo-mee-hee-mo) means: braided cord. These braids are fast and fun to make. Student will also enjoy a variety of other activities along with bracelet making and will be tailored to their skill level and interests.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 10, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Techniques in freestanding sculpture and relief designs that are meant to be seen from the front will be explored during this session. A variety of techniques such as papier mâché, assemblage, and subtractive and plaster casting will be explored.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 17, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Clay Play and Ceramics: While discussing their month's theme, students will work with clay and air dry materials to create a variety of tiles, relief, and/or sculptural works.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Techniques in painting and in combining drawing, collage, and experimental materials with painting will be explored as students create artwork during this session.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 17, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

TBA  Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Pencil, charcoal, and color media such as oil and soft pastels are among the materials students will use as they explore both non-objective and realistic artistic interpretation of subject matter.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 17, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Paint Explosion: Students will look at many examples of artists and their work for an inspirational starting point and then see what kind of creations their imaginations can dream up. Students will use nontraditional painting methods to create one of a kind pieces of art in new and inventive ways...all while focusing on July’s theme: Art in the now. This could get messy!  Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir all painted from live models. This class provides a great opportunity for you to do the same. The live costumed models will challenge and test your artistic skills. You’ll learn the essential elements that go into a successful painting. Emphasis will be given to the development of the figure in a composition. You will discover why any successful painting is a result of the organization of a visual language; line, form, medium and the student. Students may work in the medium of their choice (watercolor, acrylic, or oil). The supply list may be downloaded from our website or at registration once confirmed. student/instructor ratio: 8 to 1  Learn More
First class:
Monday, February 27, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Students will make an assortment of hand built flowers, eggs, and other Spring fun of their choosing. Once fired, students will then come back the following week at a time TBD and hand paint these items with glazes of their choice to make one of a kind gifts. After the glazed pieces are fired, students and families can pick up the finished pieces! *Youth, ages 5-14 are welcome with an adult but must register as a student.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

Artists will expand their range of techniques and use of composition as they are challenged to reach into unfamiliar areas using acrylic paints. Students will create a landscape on 11” x 14” paper as the class works from a same landscape image focusing on shading, perspective, color mixing and application while exploring creativity in composition. A supply list may be downloaded from our website or at registration once confirmed.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, October 10, 2015 -
10:00am to 2:30pm

This class is geared toward our Photoshop beginners. In this class students will learn what all the Photoshop tools are, what they do, where they are located; what all the tabs are, where they’re located, and what they do. You will also learn to use layers, layer masks, selection tools, paint tools, clone tools and the retouching tools. We will also cover how to use Adobe Camera RAW, how to process your RAW files and save them as Photoshop or JPEG files depending on their use. Also included will be how to make composites and how to selectively change colors in an image. Requirements: A laptop computer with Photoshop CC 2015 and Photoshop Bridge installed. (Recommended: a trial version is available free for 30 days, go to Adobe.com Creative Cloud to download, purchase price is only $9.99 a month and includes any future upgrades)  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

It's time to paint! Does your child love to draw but seem ready to move on to exploring a new medium? Painting is a perfect next step! This class will take students through all the basics of painting. Students will go over color mixing, brush choices, painting surfaces, gesso, line quality, brush work, and more as they learn to make their masterpieces. *Class will not meet February 20  Learn More
First class:
Monday, January 30, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

A well-planned flourish can make the difference between a good piece of calligraphy and a great one. This class will give an overview for introducing flourishing into your work. Students will learn a glossary of flourishing forms and how to design borders, cartouches, banners and more to enhance calligraphy. Students must have completed the Basic or Intermediate Copperplate Script Calligraphy class prior to registration.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Beginning students will be introduced to both hand-building and wheel work. Students already familiar with clay may choose to concentrate on either technique or a combination of both. Through demonstration and personal interaction, students will explore ceramic topics such as structural form, texture and surface design. The supply fee covers 22 ½ pounds of clay, tools, glaze, firing and 20 hours of contact time. Students must provide a clean towel each week. *Class will not meet November 5  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 24, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Explore the vast world of handbuilt pottery. Students will explore basic handbuilding techniques. Coil projects can take the form of a bell, flowerpot or vase. Slab building will be incorporated into the making of a bowl or plate and a tile project. Children will learn about technical glazing variations. Students must bring a clean towel each week but all other supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 18, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:30am

Explore the vast world of handbuilt pottery. Students will explore basic handbuilding techniques. Coil projects can take the form of a bell, flowerpot or vase. Slab building will be incorporated into the making of a bowl or plate and a tile project. Children will learn about technical glazing variations. Students must bring a clean towel each week but all other supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 18, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

Students will be provided with an assortment of pre-made clay hearts. Students will then hand paint these items with glazes of their choice to make one of a kind gifts. After the glazed pieces are fired, students and families can pick up the finished pieces the following week right in time for Valentine's Day!  Learn More
First class:
Sunday, February 5, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm

RAWRRR! Get ready for clay! Students will use their creativity to make fun and silly creations. Starting first with drawing out ideas, students will then work on transforming their works into 3 D monster fun. *Students must bring a clean towel to each week's session. All other supplies will be provided.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
9:00am to 10:30am

Plan on days of splash, paste, and paint! Using a combination of papers that we paint, stamp, and tear, plus acrylic paints. We will create beautiful and exciting landscapes, still-lives, and who knows what!  Learn More
First class:
Monday, February 27, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Learn to capture the light, atmosphere, form and pattern in nature and in the landscape through quick sketches and longer studies. Discover, with the lush tones and the rich language of mark, what’s possible with charcoal, graphite, ink, silver point and Conté while you develop skills in spatial concepts and composition. Inspiration from flowers, natural objects, master landscape drawings and photographs will be the springboards to experiment with these mediums. Develop your ability to observe, translate and transform to create unique compositions. Your observation can be enhanced by memory and invention to develop a personal vision. Demonstrations of the use of materials and individual support will accompany each session.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

A different type of art! This workshop is geared towards art enthusiasts wanting to learn how to manipulate wood stain into pieces of art. With wood as the canvas, students will learn to apply different color stains to make the designs they choose - think painting with stains. These beautiful one of a kind pieces on wood are sure to be conversation starters. This class will also provide the building blocks for refinishing wood furniture with an art twist.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 20, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

A different type of art! This 2 day workshop is geared towards art enthusiasts wanting to learn how to manipulate wood stain into pieces of art. With wood as the canvas, students will learn to apply different color stains to make the designs they choose - think painting with stains. These beautiful one of a kind pieces on wood are sure to be conversation starters. This class will also provide the building blocks for refinishing wood furniture with an art twist. Instructor: Alicia Weber Cully  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Many own their own digital cameras but few understand the mystique behind all the controls. This course will introduce students to the basics of photography in addition to the issues unique to digital cameras, compared to film. Students will get out and have hands on experience taking photos. Assignments and critiques will be along the way. This class is designed to get the student out into field exercises where they can put the information learned directly into practice. Please note: This workshop meets 3 days. There will be one TBA date and time.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm

This workshop will begin by exploring the student’s ability to plan out and explore subject matter in a 2-dimensional drawing. After the detailed planned drawing is completed, students will then create a sculpture based on their drawing. Moving from 2-d to 3-d will provide A learning experience in multiple areas of art making. All supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, September 19, 2015 -
11:30am to 1:30pm

If you love to draw, this class is for you. Students will learn that "talent" simply means seeing in a "right-brain" way, and that anyone can learn to SEE visual relationships. A series of drawing exercises developed by Dr. Betty Edwards introduces you to new ways of looking at the world allowing you to draw with astonishing ease and speed. Students are encouraged to bring drawing materials such as pencil assortments, conté crayon, charcoal and any other dry media to facilitate the creation of still life images and figure work. Students are invited but not required to order and bring in their Betty Edwards' book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." *New and Continuing Students Welcomed!  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

If you love to draw, this class is for you. Students will learn that "talent" simply means seeing in a "right-brain" way, and that anyone can learn to SEE visual relationships. A series of drawing exercises developed by Dr. Betty Edwards introduces you to new ways of looking at the world allowing you to draw with astonishing ease and speed. Students are encouraged to bring drawing materials such as pencil assortments, conté crayon, charcoal and any other dry media to facilitate the creation of still life images and figure work. Students are invited but not required to order and bring in their Betty Edwards' book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain."   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Come explore this exciting medium under the guidance of Cyndy Epps. Instruction will focus on the potential of charcoal as a drawing medium. Students will work with thin and thick charcoal sticks, compressed charcoal sticks and a compressed charcoal pencil. Explore the interpretation of lines, shapes, values, perspective and textures of the still life set-up in the classroom. All materials will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, September 19, 2015 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

COLOR! COLOR! COLOR! Drawing is even more fun when you add color. Instruction will include continued improvement in the drawing basics of line, shape, form, space, texture, value, color and composition.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Learn to paint people! Students will go over basic facial structure for under-painting their composition. Once they have completed preliminary drawing studies, students will explore and execute different painting mediums and techniques while learning to paint portraits as they work with watercolor and acrylics.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 18, 2015 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

Learn to paint people! Students will go over basic facial structure for under-painting their composition. Once they have completed preliminary drawing studies, students will explore and execute different painting mediums and techniques while learning to paint portraits as they work with watercolor and acrylics.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 18, 2015 -
9:00am to 10:30am

Fall Landscapes in Watercolor : Brilliant skies, rolling hills, rustic barns, and dusty old roads…learn to paint the beauty of the sky and land in watercolors. Instructor Thomas Needham will demonstrate how a landscape can be executed in watercolor from start to finish using a step-by-step approach. Individual guidance and demonstrations on the essential elements found in many landscapes.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, September 12, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

In this class, students will learn to use vibrant colors to capture the figure. Come prepared to experiment! Continue to explore the human figure -- all mediums welcomed, with recommendation of oil pastels, soft pastels, and color pencil. Advancing from graphite and charcoal, students are encouraged to explore a variety of mediums and combinations in this class, especially color! Drawing from a live nude model each week, this class will concentrate on how to break down the human figure into simplified forms, capture the weight and motion of a gesture, and use light and shadow to make drawings come to life. Beginning and more advanced students are welcomed.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir all painted from live models. This class provides a great opportunity for you to do the same. The live costumed models will challenge and test your artistic skills. You’ll learn the essential elements that go into a successful painting. Emphasis will be given to the development of the figure in a composition. You will discover why any successful painting is a result of the organization of a visual language; line, form, medium and the student. Students may work in the medium of their choice (watercolor, acrylic, or oil).   Learn More
First class:
Monday, February 29, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Students will enjoy learning the basics of head painting in watercolors as they work from a different live model each week. This course will cover the basics of planes and anatomical proportions of the head. Students may paint in the medium of their choice; watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Various painting techniques will be demonstrated and individual guidance will be tailored to the students preferred medium of choice.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Instructor: Thomas Needham Students will enjoy learning the basics of head/portrait painting as they work from a different live model each week. This course will cover the basics of planes and anatomical proportions of the head. Step-by-step demonstrations in a variety of painting techniques will be demonstrated and individual guidance will be tailored to the students preferred medium of choice. A supply list will be provided upon registration.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 24, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Brighten up your holidays with special handmade pieces of art. Working in both 2 D & 3 D, students can explore multiple holidays. Drawing, painting, papier mache, and air dry clay are some of the mediums that will be available throughout the class. Start brainstorming and get ready for some fun. All supplies will be provided. Class will not meet Nov 26th.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm

This class is for the student that is interested in learning about painting with cold wax. During this one day demonstration/workshop students will learn how to create artwork with beautiful layers, textures and color. Oil and cold wax is unlike any other fine art medium in its potential for gorgeous color, ease of use and interesting effects. Unlike encaustic, which is a hot wax method that demands good ventilation and special equipment in the studio, cold wax medium is non-toxic and used at room temperature. In this introductory, technique-driven workshop students will learn the basics of working with cold wax and more. Get ready to explore this amazing medium.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:30pm

Acrylics are one of the most popular and versatile art mediums, and offer the artist a wide variety of opportunities of self-expression. With personal goals in mind, demonstrations and individual attention will be used to instruct traditional as well as advance techniques. Students will learn techniques that give acrylics the look of oils. Class is for all levels. New and continuing students welcomed.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 10, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Acrylics are one of the most popular and versatile art mediums, and offer the artist a wide variety of opportunities of self-expression. With personal goals in mind, demonstrations and individual attention will be used to instruct traditional as well as advance techniques. Class is designed for both the experienced and inexperienced painter.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, September 26, 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Brilliant skies, rolling hills, rustic barns, and dusty old roads…learn to paint the beauty of the sky and land in watercolors. In this two day workshop, instructor Thomas Needham will demonstrate how a landscape can be executed in watercolor from start to finish using a step-by-step approach. Included in this workshop will be individual guidance and demonstrations on the essential elements found in many landscapes. There will be a hour lunch break each day, lunch is not provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, October 3, 2015 -
9:30am to 4:30pm

This course is for students who want to weld steel that is 1/8 inch thick and up. At their own workstation, students will learn M.I.G. Welding which is easier to learn and the most commonly used type of welding today. These skills can be used to create anything from garden art to building a utility trailer. Each class will include theory, demonstration, and individual hands-on instruction. All basic supplies, including a M.I.G. Welders Manual by Roger Finch and a Victor Welding Guide are included in the materials fee and supplied on Class #1. No pre-requisite is required for this class. A personal safety equipment list will be provided upon registration.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:30pm

This course is for students who want to weld steel that is 1/8 inch thick and up. At their own workstation, the students will learn M.I.G. Welding, Torch Brazing and Plasma cutting. M.I.G. welding is easier to learn and is the most commonly used type of welding today. These skills can be used to create anything from Garden Art to building a utility trailer. Each class will include theory, demonstration, and individual hands-on instruction. All basic supplies, including the M.I.G. Welders Manual by Richard Finch and the Victor Welding Guide are included in the materials fee and supplied on Class #1. No prerequisite is required for this class. A personal safety equipment list will be provided upon registration. *New and Continuing Students Welcomed.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
9:00am to 12:30pm

In the midst of working on a mixed-media painting you may feel like you've created chaos on the canvas. Let guest artist Staci Swider show you how to turn that chaos into something beautiful. She will take you step-by-step through the creation of a mixed-media painting, using texture paste, acrylic paint, and oil pastels. She will show you how she creates a painting from start to finish, including how to build a background, define shapes, create a focal point, and add details. Supply list to be provided once registered.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 -
9:30am to 4:00pm

Design and create your own stained glass mosaic in a vintage window frame. Each unique window will be a stunning work of art made from broken glass pieces, glass beads, sea shells, or earthly elements. Popular designs include birds, landscapes, initials, animals, and abstracts. If you can dream it up, you can design and create a masterpiece! Supply fee covers everything except protective eyewear and your idea.  Learn More
First class:
Friday, October 14, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Design and create your own stained glass mosaic. This smaller scale, 8" x 10" glass, will allow students to complete a piece in only one day! Each unique piece will be a stunning work of art made from broken glass pieces, glass beads, sea shells, or earthly elements. Popular designs include birds, flowers, landscapes, initials, animals, and abstracts. If you can dream it up, you can design and create a masterpiece! Supply fee covers everything except protective eye wear and your idea. Instructor: Laura Russo  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:30am to 3:30pm

Design and create your own stained glass mosaic. This smaller scale, 8" x 10" glass, will allow students to complete a piece in only one day! Each unique piece will be a stunning work of art made from broken glass pieces, glass beads, sea shells, or earthly elements. Popular designs include birds, flowers, landscapes, initials, animals, and abstracts. If you can dream it up, you can design and create a masterpiece! Supply fee covers everything except protective eyewear and your idea. **Please bring a printed 8 x 10 design with you to class to save time!  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, July 16, 2016 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Looking at nature for inspiration, students in this class will learn many art making techniques. Using drawing as a firm basis, this class will also explore painting mediums such as watercolor, tempera, and acrylic. Mixed media combinations, florals, painting with different types of brushes, and how to make mini pieces on wood will also be discussed. Let the timeless inspiration of natue motivate your creativity! All supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Working from photographs, students will learn to paint an acrylic portrait of their pet. Whether you're a dog, cat, bird, or what have you, person, this fast paced workshop is for you! Your little ones deserve a place on your wall and who better to make it than you?! One on one instruction will help students to see their work come to fruition.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Your little Picasso will work from a photograph as they learn to paint an acrylic portrait of their pet. Whether they’re a dog, cat, bird, or what have you, person, this is the class for them. Students must bring a photograph of their pet to class. All other supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, January 9, 2016 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Your little Picasso will work from a photograph as they learn to paint an acrylic portrait of their pet. Whether they’re a dog, cat, bird, or what have you, person, this is the class for them. Students must bring a photograph of their pet to class. All other supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, January 9, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Come be inspired by the celebrated gardens of the world and the colorful fall foliage right here at home. Students will explore the basic elements of art and use mixed media to create eye catching colorful collage and painted works. Still life and landscape pieces by Renoir, Monet, and Van Gogh will be used as the starting point for this workshop that includes instruction in composition and design fundamentals. All supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, September 19, 2015 -
9:30am to 11:30am

Students in this class will learn many art making techniques. Using drawing as a firm basis, this class will also explore painting mediums such as watercolor, tempera, and acrylic. Mixed media combinations, painting with different types of brushes, and how to make one of a kind pieces of art will be discussed.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

At each of the four class sessions, students will start and finish a still life painting, working outdoors, with individualized guidance and instruction. Subjects will be flower, fruit, and/or vegetable arrangements but may also be "intimate landscapes;" i.e., porch scenes, garden walls, etc. General goals: Students will learn to work fast and loose, making quick decisions about subject matter, composition, colors, values, etc. and working rapidly to execute a painting before the daylight changes or time runs out.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 17, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

This Halloween workshop will offer young students information about the origins of Halloween as they create a paper pumpkin and decorate a treat bag to carry during Halloween evening activities. All supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, October 17, 2015 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Students will create their own paper maché pumpkins, decorate them using paint and collage items and carry them home just in time for the Halloween activities. All supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, October 17, 2015 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm

Explore the fundamentals of photographic composition and build a portfolio of awesome black and white images. The technical aspects of black-and-white photography will be emphasized. All that's required is a 35-mm camera with manual controls. Come see what the darkroom magic is all about. Limited number of cameras are available for rent. For more information contact the school prior to class.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

It doesn't get any more "old school" than building a camera and developing your own film! Learn to build your very own pinhole camera! Instructor Rosanne Stutts will demonstrate how to take photos with your new camera and develop the images in the darkroom. Images from a pinhole camera are unique, offering interesting angles, blurs of movement, and greath depth.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

If you like the out-of-doors and you want to paint, this plein air oil painting class is for you. Our accomplished instructor will enhance your experience and facilitate artistic progress. The course begins with a lecture covering the steps to creating a successful painting. Lessons will address the various issues encountered in the painting process, including drawing, composition, values, hue and temperature, and edges. This course emphasizes individual instruction and is tailored to problems each student encounters while painting. If several students are having trouble with a specific concept, a lecture on that point is given.   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join Dylan Pierce, from Sandy Springs, GA, in this exciting 2 day workshop. For more about Dylan, please visit http://www.dylanpierce.com/ Back by popular demand! These two days we will focus on how to bring to life the features of a face; the eyes, nose, and mouth in watercolor. Dylan will demonstrate the process of layering and juxtaposing for the beautiful skin tones. Principles for creating depth and realism and capturing personality, mood, and expression will be demonstrated. This class is best for those at intermediate level. There will be step by step demos and time for you to paint with one on one help. For an additional $25, students may use supplies made available by the instructor. Class is limited to 13 students.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed. The supply fee covers 22 ½ pounds of clay, tools, glazes and firing. Students must provide a clean towel each week.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed. The supply fee covers 22 ½ pounds of clay, tools, glazes and firing. Students must provide a clean towel each week.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, September 22, 2016 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

An introductory class into the world of silk painting using 'gutta' (serti technique). Follow the link for a full description!  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Students will explore painting techniques and mixed media while creating works inspired by nature.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

This course will address the basics of setting up and composing an appealing still life. Beginning and continuing students will be guided in the painting process using the tools of composition, color, value, intensity, contrast, hard and soft edges, brushwork and careful observation. Through instruction, demonstration and individual attention, this course will benefit beginning and more advanced painters. Beginners will learn an entry and approach to the wonderful and challenging world of oil painting. More advanced painters will enhance and refine their skills as they are introduced to additional methods for painting still life compositions that are appealing and compelling. A supply list will be provided upon registration.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 14, 2016 -
9:30am to 12:00pm

In a successful still life watercolor painting it is essential to get the textures right. So, this class will focus on various textures found in many still life watercolors. Students will gain valuable experience learning to rendering a myriad of different textures (fabric, glass, metal, etc.). The instructor’s step by step demonstrations using numerous techniques will provide students with a foundation to achieve exciting results. A supply list will be provided upon registration.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 25, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Combine your love of the outdoors with painting and explore the fun of Plein Air painting. Lessons will focus on capturing the beauty of trees and natural light with attention to texture, color, and creativity.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, June 11, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:30am

Learn what it takes to be an exhibiting artist. This class will go over many different topics such as artist statements, submitting work, prepping work, photographing work, marketing, and more. Many local guests artists and community representatives will frequent this class to share their real world experience and knowledge. In partnership with The Greater Augusta Arts Council, the main meeting site for this class will be at The Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art but there will be a few dates meeting off site at local shops and galleries. Also, as a final project, students will put on their own group art exhibit and reception. Come join the fun and get ready to show your art! This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly, and The Creel-Harison Foundation. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts. *students are asked to have some art or art images selected to bring in to share to their first week of class Instructor: Frieda Dean  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 26, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Vogue! There are so many faces throughout the history of art. This class will look at many different famous artists and the styles they are best know for. Using 2 D, 3 D, and mixed media techniques, students will also explore how to do self portraits. All are also welcomed to bring in any extra images/photographs/or magazine material for additional references. All other supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Papier Maché Turkey Fun! Students will make their own medium or large sized Tom Turkey decoration, perfect for the table centerpiece. Make and then decorate.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, November 14, 2015 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm

Love is in the air! Your budding artists are sure to love this holiday card workshop. Using pre-cut images and ones they come up with on their own along with a selection of different paper types, students will learn to collage and add other mediums to make one of a kind cards. These cards will be the perfect gift for everyone.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, February 6, 2016 -
9:00am to 11:00am

Love is in the air! Your budding artists are sure to love this holiday card workshop. Using pre-cut images and ones they come up with on their own along with a selection of different paper types, students will learn to collage and add other mediums to make one of a kind cards. These cards will be the perfect gift for everyone.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, February 6, 2016 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Students will use multiple mediums and techniques to design and make their own valentines. Vintage images and other supplies will be available for students to give each card a special look.  Learn More
First class:
Sunday, February 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:30pm

Spring takes full bloom in this class. Learn to paint vibrant spring floral arrangements. Students will set up their own floral still life and then through a series of mini-demos by the instructor students will gain proficiency in painting flowers, leaves, and stems. Curriculum will focus on composition, lighting, value, color, and texture. Professional watercolor techniques including washes, layering of color, and the use of masking will be demonstrated. Mastering various watercolor techniques will help students develop their own personal style. A supply list will be provided upon registration.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Learn how to capture the beauty of the summer season in transparent watercolor. In the first session, students will focus on landscapes featuring sea, surf, and sand. During Session II, creative inspiration will come from still life set-ups that include shells, driftwood, and other objects found on the beach. The class will help you acquire confidence in the application of modern watercolor techniques such as wet into wet washes, graduated washes, and the use of salt and masking fluid. Demonstrations, individual guidance, and a step-by-step approach will provide the foundation needed to achieve exciting results. A supply list will be provided upon registration.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, June 5, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Students will gain knowledge in a variety of approaches to still life watercolor painting in this class. Beginning and experienced watercolorists will benefit from personalized instruction with a focus on composition, lighting, value, color and texture. Demonstrations will include professional watercolor techniques to include washes, layering of color, and the use of masking. A supply list may be downloaded from our website or at registration once confirmed.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, July 10, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Instructor Ulrike Beck will show students how to weave a beautiful multicolored wall hanging using colored construction paper and cotton. Would make a great Christmas gift for mom!  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, September 26, 2015 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Artist and whiskey painter Lou Ann Zimmerman will guide you through the steps of creating your own whiskey painting! This miniature work of art is painted with watercolor by dipping your brush in some form of alcoholic spirit. Bring along a friend and your favorite beverage for an evening of fun and camaraderie!  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, November 19, 2015 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

Learn how to capture the beauty of the winter season in transparent watercolor. Individual instruction will provide learning opportunities for students and watercolorists of all skill levels. Students will enjoy the opportunity to learn the basics or continue to develop skills in this versatile medium with a full-time watercolorist with over thirty years of professional experience. This class will help you acquire confidence n the application of modern watercolor techniques such as wet washes, graduated washes, and use of masking fluid. Demonstrations, individual guidance and a step-by-step approach will provide the foundation needed to achieve exciting results in this medium.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 28, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Learn how to capture the beauty of the winter season in transparent watercolor. Individual instruction will provide learning opportunities for students and watercolorists of all skill levels. Students will enjoy the opportunity to learn the basics or continue to develop skills in this versatile medium with a full-time watercolorist with over thirty years of professional experience. This class will help you acquire confidence n the application of modern watercolor techniques such as wet washes, graduated washes, and use of masking fluid. Demonstrations, individual guidance and a step-by-step approach will provide the foundation needed to achieve exciting results in this medium. Student/Instructor ratio: 8 to 1  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 19, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm

Watercolor as you have never experienced it! Two Days of exploration and creativity on this fantastic painting surface. Using a combination of traditional and experimental watercolor techniques, we will discover the possibilities of this s-m-o-o-th paper. Plan on gorgeous color, unusual techniques and exciting paintings!  Learn More
First class:
Monday, November 14, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

Did someone say clay? This class will go over all the basic techniques needed for building in clay. What's a slab? How do you make and connect coils? What is glaze? All your questions will be answered in this youth ceramics class. Students will create many pieces throughout the weeks and later glaze and fire them to perfection. Bring your creativity and get ready for some fun! *Students must bring a clean towel to each week's session. All other supplies will be provided.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, November 5, 2016 -
9:00am to 10:30am

Enter a zen-like atmosphere to create beautiful surfaces through the use of sumi-e brushes and ink on Asian papers. Your unique, individual expression will be encouraged as we explore the many applications of sumi-e ink handled in a contemporary way.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 -
6:15pm to 8:45pm