Adult Classes









Adult Fall 2014 Classes:  Fall classes start the week of September 8, 2014 and go through October 30, 8 weeks, unless otherwise noted. TO PRINT A SCHEDULE, CLICK HERE.



Windows and Doorways - How to transform your photo into a successful painting.  A watercolor workshop  with Nancy Barry.   September 29, 30,  $185, $175 Family Members and above.  We have all seen them, beautiful windows or doorways that beckon us to step inside, some comforting, many quite intriguing. Over the years, these have been some of my favorite subject matter to photograph and to paint. In this 2-Day workshop, we will go through the ‘thinking process’  of transforming a photo into a successful painting; how to edit your snapshot, learning what to keep and what to leave out, how to create visual and special perspective and how to render the many textures and surfaces we find within the hardscape around us. You will learn how to create brick, stone, pottery, foliage, window reflections and more.  Supply List

October Wood Kiln Firing with Maria Spies, October 10, 11, 14, $100 for Participants, $120 for Drop-off.  Join the fun of firing your pottery in our new wood kiln.  Each shelf is 12 inches wide, 24 inches long and piece height no more than 8 inches high.  Your pottery must fit on the shelf space.   SOLD OUT!!!

Workshop with Kevin Tobin, Golden Certified Working Artist Oct. 15, 16, 2014  $185, $175 for Family members & Above Join Kevin in a FUN  filled workshop working with the GOLDEN products.  You will dabble in a little of this and a little of that.  Come join the fun and explore new, fast paced techniques for your acrylic paintings.  Included in the workshop will be:

  • Seductive Surfaces for Painting & Collage: Wed. 12:30 – 4:30pm
  • Gel Skins & Image Transfer for Painting and Collage: Thurs. 9:00 – 1:00pm
  • You Can’t Really Swing if You Ain’t Got That Bling: Thurs. 1:30 – 3:30pm

All skill levels are welcome!  In each segment, you will learn new techniques to enhance your current painting styles.  You will be able to “play” with products that you have seen in stores but were hesitant to experiment with.  You will also explore a variety of techniques to make dazzling collage papers, wonderful enhancement techniques for general painting and underpainting processes that will make you work come alive.   You will learn a variety of methods to transfer directly into a variety of substrates using Golden Gels, mediums and paints.  Participants need to bring a palette knife, small brush or two, paper towels, container for water and your favorite drawing medium – i.e., pencils, markers, oil pastels.  NO drawing skills required.  ALL other supplies will be provided!  

Tarpaper, Gold Leaf and Collage workshop with Ron Thomson, October 25, 26, 9:00 – 4:00, $185, $175 Members.  A multimedia experience blending folk art and Fine art!  Ron Thomson will guide this tour into the world of tarpaper painting.  We will continue this exploration by blending collage and gold leafing into the medium.  This workshop aims at breaking down our self-imposed barriers that limit our creativity.  Supply List

Keepsake Quilting Workshop with Kimberly McKeough, Nov. 5, 6   $195, $185 9:30 - 3:30pm

Create a three dimensional fabric art piece suitable for framing.  A variation of the African Fire Flower pattern, the design incorporates traditional machine piecing, applique and quilting with a sculptured, tactile effect.  Bring your sewing machine and join this creative textile workshop.  Supply List

Capturing Light and Radiant Color in you Paintings with Frances Fontaine  $160, $150 members., November 11, 12, 9:30 - 3:30pm  The main focus of this workshop will be capturing light and radiant color in your paintings.  Every artist, at any level, will find this an informative, revealing workshop.  As you learn to catch light effectively, your paintings will sparkle with new magic!  Studies will include a variety of genres and experimenting with the palette knife.  Join us for an exciting two days and discover the thrill of expressing life through your paintings.  Any questions, please feel free to contact Frances at


Luminous Passages with Ron Thomson, December 3, 4, 9:00 – 4:00pm, $180, $170 Members.  Value does all the work and color gets all the credit.  Truer words were never spoken – Monet!  This workshop is a pragmatic approach to accessing new insight into the mysteries of light, color and how to unify our painting through “passages”.  This experience aims to demonstrate that whether the subject is still life, landscape of figural, light and his alter-ego, shadow, are the stars in this production.  Supply List

Don Andrews Landscape Watercolor Workshop, January 19 – 23, 2015, $500, $475 Members – 5 day workshop. Join Artist Don Andrews for a 5 day color landscape watercolor workshop which will explore new techniques to enhance your landscapes.  Don will demonstrate in watercolor.  Acrylic painters are welcome to participate in the workshop.  $500 workshop fee.  $250 deposit required by Sept. 26, 2014, balance due Nov. 28, 2014.

There is a $75 refund fee for all workshop cancellations. Supply List



Refund Policy: 

A $25 fee will be charged for all refunds.  Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class or workshop start date.  Thereafter, no refunds will be given.    

*Family Members or above. For more information call Melinda Hicks at 251.928.2228, ext. 107