Adult Classes

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.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

This will be the same thing as regular Darkroom Photo but advanced students are welcomed. Students will work on their independent projects throughout the course duration.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Instructor: Will D. Tullis This class is designed to teach students essential functions while using a digital SLR camera. Instruction will include, shutter speeds, controlling motion, exposure control, and menu items such as resolution, file types, ISO and white balance. Instruction will also include an introduction to downloading, sizing and e-mailing images, basic image editing using Photoshop and taking better pictures using great composition techniques. Bring your camera, manual, and a jump drive to the first class. *Students will need a SLR digital camera and camera manual   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This two day workshop will include demonstrations and individual practice – encouraging you to let go of traditional visual references and subject matter. Develop your own visual language and improve your understanding of the principles of abstract painting through experimentation. To compliment your learning, there will be references to contemporary and historical examples of abstract art and abstract artists. This course is designed for painters wishing to experiment with themes of abstract art, although it would also be suitable for beginners eager to experiment with abstraction & expressionism.  Learn More
First class:
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Guided by instructor Terry Smith, students will learn to paint landscapes using various techniques while working from photographs. Remember to bring your favorite images to paint!  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

This course will address the basics of setting-up and composing an appealing still life. New 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-level 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.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

New Instructor, Carolyn Bohn will help students explore pastel drawing techniques while creating a seascape. Learn how to layer and blend colors while creating your own unique composition of the sea.  Learn More
First class:
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Adults and teens ages 16 and up! 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, January 23, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Students will work from a favorite photograph of themselves as they learn the basics of planes and anatomical proportions of the head. Mirrors will be provided for detailed studies of the face. Students may paint in the medium they prefer while learning various painting techniques.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Learn how to capture the rhythm of falling snow in transparent watercolor. Develop basic techniques through demonstrations and a step by step approach. Instructor will teach students how to turn your image into printed notecards.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm