Taking an art class can improve your life in many ways – sign up today and take advantage of just a few of the benefits of art:

  • Encourages creative thinking
  • Boosts self-esteem and provides a sense of accomplishment
  • Reduces stress - helps you feel calm and happy 
  • Improves personal wellness by increasing positive emotions
  • Creates opportunities for spontaneity and joy

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Class Offerings

Please register at least one week in advance, to allow time to purchase class supplies (if needed).  See registration receipt for supply list, if applicable.

Acrylic Paint and Take Workshops

Great for beginners and those new to art, but open to everyone! See showcase at City Park Recreation Center for class samples. All supplies included. Instructor: Chromatix 

Paint Swipe Feathers
Join us in creating feathers using a paint swipe technique. Each participant will create feathers on two canvases.

Lavender Fields
Using a palette knife and acrylic paint, learn to create a beautiful lavender field of flowers.

Landscapes
Create a beautiful landscape art piece on canvas using a palette knife technique and other tools.

Floral Pour
Pour away! Use acrylic paints to create a floral abstract through a paint pouring technique. Every piece is unique which doubles the fun.

Mandala Butterfly
Craft a small butterfly amidst a field of mandala floral bushes using acrylics on canvas and a dotting technique. Includes crafted 3D butterflies.

Batik

Explore various techniques to create unique fabrics that can be used for scarves, accessories, and clothing. Learn wax-resist, free-form painting on fabric, making custom stamps to create patterns on cloth and more. $20 supply fee due at first class. Instructor: Melissa Moore

Drawing

Drawing - Beginners 
Learn basic drawing skills to gain understanding of form and shape. Practice lines/drawing values to form an object and then apply the skills to create a drawing. This is a great class for beginning artists and doers who want to try something new. Class is limited to those with no, or very limited, drawing experience. Instructor: Dana Schoeneshoefer

Drawing – All Levels  
Explore drawing skills and start to understand forms, using lights and darks to shape the subject. Practice line/drawing values, edges and planes in learning about design and perspective. Apply these skills to create a drawing. Great for beginner and intermediate artists who want to continue learning about drawing. Instructor: Dana Schoeneshoefer

Testimonail from a past participant: "Class has brought me so much joy and I have learned how to express myself through art."

Mixed Media - Beginner/Intermediate

Explore and experiment with a variety of art mediums and styles—incorporate painting, collage and three-dimensional techniques. Half-hour lunch break. Fee includes supplies. Instructor: Maggie Henry

Pet Portraits

Learn how to bring out the spirit of your pet using acrylic paint on canvas to create a fun and whimsical piece. Half-hour lunch break. $5 supply fee. Please register early so specialty items can be ordered in advance.
Instructor: Maggie Henry

Oil Painting

Oil Painting Beginners
Give painting a try! Learn the basics of composition, oil painting materials and their use, then progress to colors and color mixing, values and composition. Start with a landscape, then proceed to your choice of subject. Each class includes a demonstration taught by a patient instructor who knows how to make class fun! Instructor: Marva Moir

Testimonial from past participant: "This was my first art class and I was absolutely blown away by my teacher!"

Oil Painting Intermediate
Join this class of serious artists to paint, discuss techniques and share your passion for art. Color and value are emphasized. Tips and techniques are presented to help artists grow their work in an encouraging, informal setting. Instructor: Marva Moir

Photography - Beginning

Demystify digital photography and develop basic camera operation skills. Create sharp, properly exposed photos. Class covers technical and artistic/aesthetic concepts. Requires a working digital camera, preferably a DLSR with manual adjustments. Outdoor photo shoots are part of this class, weather dependent. Instructor: Beth Gaglione

Watercolor - Beginning
Learn about surfaces, mixing and controlling paint, various types of watercolor paint, brushes and other materials. Complete a small painting to frame at home. $10 supply fee due at first class. Half-hour lunch break. Instructor: Dana Schoenshoefer

Watercolor - Intermediate
If you have taken a watercolor class or workshop, have some supplies, but want to improve your skills, this is the workshop for you. Demonstrations are followed by guided independent work on your project. $10 supply fee. Half-hour lunch break. Instructor: Dana Schoenshoefer

Testimonial from past participant: "My stress level is through the roof but this outlet has been a true gift. The community I find myself a part of now is unbelievable."