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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. 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

At this time, we are requiring everyone to wear a mask at the Art Center.. Soap, water, and hand sanitizer are available for use. Stations will be cleaned thoroughly. This is subject to change depending on CDC and state guidelines. Thank you for understanding.

 

Give it a Spin: Wheel Throwing with Jessi Tucci

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!

$20 per person for throwing
$10 extra for glazing and firing (optional)
Limited to 6 students.

More dates TBD

 

 

Raku Pottery with Lillian Rubin
Mondays, September 20, 27, and October 4 from 6:30-9pm. Fire anytime on Tuesday, October 5.

Make several clay pieces using various techniques (molds, handbuilding, etc.) Glaze and fire using the Raku technique, ending with crackle and iridescent colors! First two classes will be creating your pieces. Glaze onsite at John Bybee's on Oct 5 and fire Oct 6. Firing is all day, come when you can.

$70 Art Center Member or $80 Non-Member includes all clay, glaze, and firing

Registration is closed.

 

 

Silk Scarf Dying with Christine Williamson
Saturday, September 25 from 10am-12pm

Create wearable art! Learn various ways to manipulate and dye silk scarves for different design options. Two scarves will be provided to try a couple different techniques.

$30 Art Center Member or $40 Non-Member

Register Now

 

 

Potters Wheel with Lillian Rubin
Mondays, October 11-November 15 from 6:30-9pm
Wednesdays, October 13-November 17 from 1-3:30pm

Beginners: Learn how to center + raise clay to make bowls + mugs Intermediates: Progress to make larger pieces. Glaze last class.

$80 Art Center Member or $90 Non-Member includes all clay, glaze, and firing

Register Now for Monday evenings

 

Register Now for Wednesday Afternoons

 

 

Ceramic Wall Pockets with Jessi Tucci
Saturdays, October 16, 23 + November 6 from 2-4:30pm

Slab build your own decorative wall pockets. Patterns and design techniques will be demonstrated and endless options will be provided! Our first class we will design, second class will be decorating and finishing the build. Third class will be for glazing. 1-3 pieces, depending on size.

$45 Art Center Member or $55 Non-Member includes all clay, glaze, and firing

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Mindful Art with Fran Thomaston
Pick a date or come more than once!
Thursday, October 21 from 6-7:30pm
Saturday, October 23 from 11am-12:30pm
Thursday, October 28 from 6-7:30pm
Saturday, October 30 from 11am-12:30pm

Exploring catharsis, stress relief, and healing through art. Use numerous art mediums and the creative process, to explore feelings, foster self-awareness, cope with stress, refresh and restore, and improve well being.

$15 Art Center Member or $25 Non-Member

Register Now for Thursday, October 21

 

Register Now for Saturday, October 23

 

Register Now for Thursday, October 28

 

Register Now for Saturday, October 30

 

 

Clay Angel with Lillian Rubin
Tuesdays, November 2+9 from 6:30-9pm

Make and decorate a 10" clay angel! Glaze in second class.

$25 Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member

Register Now