Listen to your creative calling and realize that art is a form of self-care.  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

 Register Now

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.

DrawingDrawing of car

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."

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

Painting of trees

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 want to further your skills, this is the class for you. Demonstrations are followed by guided independent work on your project.  $10 supply fee. Half-hour lunch break. Instructor: Dana Schoeneshoefer

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."

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 are included.

Palette Knife Sunflowers
Using a palette knife, create beautiful sunflowers on canvas.

Autumn Landscape
Create colorful trees in an autumn setting using acrylics on canvas.

Floral Abstract
Using a palette knife, create an abstract floral still life.

Tree of Life Mandala
Learn to use mandala tools to create a tree of life painting on a canvas board.

Field of flowers
Create an abstract flower field using acrylics, palette knife and paint brushes.