Adult Technique Classes to Art Beat: BYOB Workshops

Enjoy the little things in life!

It doesn't matter your level of experience, we promise if you come to art class here you will have a fun time!

We offer adult technique classes like oil painting, drawing, and pottery. Most of these are 4-6 week sessions.

Our Art Beat: BYOB Workshops are 2-3 hour workshops. Our instructors will guide you through a step by step artsy process mostly using acrylics on canvas to create a finished masterpiece that you get to take home! We like to throw other fun projects into this mix from string art to jewelry making. Again, no experience required, just bring your creativity and any snacks/beverages you'd like.

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Your space will not be confirmed until both your registration and payment have been received!

Something unexpected come up? Bummer!

Let us know at least 48 hours before the actual class date and you’ll be refunded the full amount. If you need to cancel within 48 hours of the class date, you’ll receive an internal credit to use towards another class. No shows will not be given a refund or credit!

Space is limited and often times we have a waiting list. Please let us know as early as possible if you’re not able to make it, there might be someone else who can!

Interested in hosting your own private Art Beat BYOB party? Click here!

Expand your creativity with us, take a look at our upcoming classes and workshops. We're always adding new things!


Upcoming Workshop Schedule


Jewerly Making with Magon Van Zee & Rachael Roewe

Art Beat Express BYOB Workshop
Thurs, Jan 18 | 6-7:30pm | $20M/$25NM

Join Magon Van Zee of Arrow 14:6 & Rachael Roewe of {made} community for a night of paying it forward. Make a pair of earrings or necklace for yourself and also make an accessory to be gifted to a woman from the Battered Women's Shelter of Burlington. What better way to kick off a new year by spreading some love to others while getting creative?

Save your spot for Jewelry Making today!


Wheel Throwing with Lillian Rubin

Mon & Wed, Feb 5 - 28 | 1-3:30pm OR 6:30-9pm | $90/M | $95/NM

Get your hands dirty while Lillian Rubin explains the basics of centering and raising a cylinder! You're free to practice outside of class as well. Six students MAX. Beginners & Intermediates.  

Afternoon Session Full - Please call 319.754.8069 to be put on a waiting list.
Save your spot for Wheel Throwing Evening today!



Intro to Pencil Drawing with Heidi Merrick

Thurs, Feb 8-22 | 5:30-7:30pm | 3 sessions for $30/M | $35/NM

This class will teach the basic steps of learning how to draw using pencils. Students will learn how to use a variety of drawing tools and how to draw objects in the world around them. You will need to bring your own supplies so you can practice outside of class. Here is the list you will need: a set of drawing pencils, ranging from about 5H to 8B, large eraser (preferably one from an art store rather than that standard pink ones at home), skinny, mechanical eraser, kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, pad of drawing paper, at least 9" x 11", and drawing stumps.

Save your spot for Intro to Pencil Drawing today!



Ceramic Succulent Planter with Lillian Rubin

Tues, Feb 13+27 | 6:30-8:30pm | $25/M | $30/NM

Create this delightful planter that looks like an old world village. You might not want to plant in it as it’s so cute!
No experience needed. 

Save your spot for Ceramic Succulent Planter today!



Art Journal Alchemy Magic with Julie Kaye

Bring your own journal or buy one from Art Center for $10. We will provide some materials but feel free to bring anything like photos, papers, scraps special to you that you'd like to use. Each class | $10/M | $15/NM

Wed, Feb 21  |  6-7:30  |  Art Journal 101
What is Art Journaling & how it is beneficial to you? 
Design a page that symbolizes YOU.

Wed, Mar 21  |  6-7:30  |  Love Yourself
Create texture w/ yarn, nature, sparkles etc. Relinquish your feelings in pages of art.

Wed, Apr 18  |  6-7:30  |  Secrets & Surprises
Learn how to create: an envelope, a doorway, and a window.

Save your spot for Art Journal Alchemy Magic today!


Pottery with Lillian Rubin

Wed, Apr 4 - May 9 | 6:30-9pm | $70/M | $75/NM

Learn techniques of hand-building and wheel work. Students will have the opportunity to create a form for raku firing.

Save your spot for Pottery today!