Adult Technique Classes to Art Beat: BYOB Workshops

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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. By canceling within 24 hours of a class or not showing up, you will not get a refund or credit. Thank you for understanding.

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!

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Upcoming Workshop Schedule

I Can Crochet - Beginner Class with Dianne Smrdel
Wed, Feb 19 + 26 | 6-8PM | Two-Part Workshop
Wed, March 18 + 25 | 6-8PM | Two-Part Workshop
Wed, April 22 + 29 | 6-8PM | Two-Part Workshop
$20 Art Center Member / $30 Non-Member Fee includes all workshop materials + instruction

Crochet is relaxing and opens a world of creativity. Make a dish cloth, you will get yarn and hook to take home to continue your practice!

March class is full, join our waitlist

April class is full, join our waitlist

Potters Wheel with Lillian Rubin 
Mon + Wed | Feb 3-26 | 1-3:30pm OR 6:30-9pm
$80 Art Center Members or $90 Non-Members | Fee includes clay, firings, and glaze

For beginners, learn throwing techniques like the basics of centering and raising a cylinder. Intermediates, progress at your own pace. Glaze the last class. Limited to 6 students.

Registration is closed.


Succulent Planter with Lillian Rubin 
Tues | Feb 11-25 | 6:30-8:30pm | 2 Part Workshop
$25 Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member | Fee includes clay, firings, and glaze

Create an adorable planter that looks like an old world village. No experience necessary.

Registration is closed.



Kitchen Set (Pottery) with Jessi Tucci
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18 | 6-8:30pm
$45 per Art Center Member or $55 Non-Members | Fee includes clay, firings, & glaze

Make your own utensil holder, hot plate, and spoon splash guard for your kitchen using clay!

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Spring Watercolor with Janet Hachmeister
Thursday, March 5 | 6-8PM
$20 Art Center Member / $30 Non-Member

Guided step by step by our instructor, create a spring scene of a bird in forsythia using watercolors. No experience necessary! Come for a low-key, relaxing evening. Bring your creativity and any beverages you’d like!

Class is full, join our waitlist



Silk Scarf Dyeing for a Cause with Christine Williamson
Thurs, Mar 19 | 6-8PM OR Sat, Mar 21 |1-3PM
$25 Art Center Member / $35 Non-Member

Learn various way to manipulate and dye silk scarves for different design options. Create two scarves, one for yourself and another to be donated to the Faces of Courage ™ pampering day for cancer patients and survivors held annually at Dana’s Total Image.

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Ceramic Pet Dish with Jessi Tucci
Friday, March 27 | 6-8:30pm (Throwing)
Friday, April 3 | 6-8:30pm (Glazing)
$30 Art Center Members or $40 Non-Members | Fee includes clay, firings, and glaze

Students will be shown how to throw a large, heavy bottomed water bowl for that huge dog or a small food and water dishes for the reptile tank. Come create something fun for your beloved pet(s) whatever the species and size!! Bring a photo or five of your cutie to share with the class!

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Pottery with Lillian Rubin
Wed, April 8 - May 13 | 6:30-9pm
$70 Art Center Members or $80 Non-Members | Fee includes clay, firings, and glaze

Bring your own ideas or use suggestions from Lillian to make a variety of projects using hand-building + wheel work! Create a piece for the spring Raku firing!

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Give it a Spin: Wheel Throwing with Jessi Tucci
Friday, March 13 | 6-8:30pm (Throwing)
Friday, March 20 | 6-8:30pm (Optional Glazing)

Friday, April 10 | 6-8:30pm (Throwing)
Friday, April 17 | 6-8:30pm (Optional Glazing)

Saturday, May 2 | 1-3:30pm (Throwing)
Saturday, May 9 | 1-3:30pm (Optional Glazing)
$15 per person for throwing | $10 extra for glazing and firing (optional)

Watch a demo from our instructor, then try your own hand at throwing 2-4 pieces! If you choose not to keep your pieces, we will recycle the clay. If you choose to keep the pieces, pay $10 at the end of the first class to come back for the glaze session the following week.

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April Class is full, join our waitlist


May Class is Full, join our waitlist



Improvising from a Score with Sherri Lynn Wood
Saturday & Sunday, September 26 & 27 | 9am-4pm
2-day workshop 
$150.00 for both days of class – includes lunch, and the lecture/demo Friday evening

With jazz music, a score, or lead sheet, indicates basic chord changes, and arrangements of a song without specifying how the song should be performed. Now imagine a score written for a quilt! Learn basic ruler-free patchwork techniques and how to set limits that support your creative flow. Finding flow not only feels great, it actually quells the urge to plan ahead. Leave with the confidence to create your own improv patchwork scores for exploring flexible patterns. Suitable for all skill levels, and first time improvisors. Featured in The Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters.

Sherri will give a lecture/demo Friday, September, 25, 6:30-8:00 included in cost of the workshop or $25.00 to anyone not enrolled in the 2 day class.

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