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!


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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

Raku Pottery with Lillian Rubin [3 spots left!]
Mondays, September 16-30 + Tuesday, October 1 Raku Fire | 6:30-9pm
$70/Art Center Member or $80 Non-Member | includes clay, glazes, & firings

Make pottery pieces for the first two sessions at the Art Center. On 9/30, glaze at the Iowa Works facility and fire on 10/1. Students may participate in the firing to the extent of their comfort level. This process produces white crackle + iridescent colors!

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BYOB ART BEAT EXPRESS
Fall Watercolor with Janet Hachmeister
Tuesday, September 17 | 6-8PM
$20 Art Center Member / $30 Non-Member | includes all workshop materials + instruction

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

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Pints & Pottery with Jessi Tucci [2 spots left!]
Friday, September 20  6-8:30pm & October 4  6-7pm
$25/Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member includes clay, firings, glaze, 1 beer per class

Build a mug/beer stein with clay. Take a break during the class for a beer from our Gallery Lounge and enjoy live music. Second class, glaze mug and enjoy a beer afterwards again in our Gallery Lounge. One free beer included in each class. Ages 21+

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Outdoor Landscape Drawing with Heidi Merrick
Saturdays 10am-12pm, Come once or all 3 times!
September 21 Crapo Park 
September 28 Mosquito Park
October 12 Perkins Park
$15 per class or all 3 classes for $25/Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member

Let’s get outside and experience the beauty of the great outdoors! We will be focusing on drawing landscapes, trees, and whatever else we find interesting! Each class, we will meet at different parks in Burlington: 9/21 Crapo Park, 9/28 Mosquito Park, 10/12 Perkins Park

All levels of artists are welcome, from beginner to intermediate! You can use whatever drawing medium you would like, but here are some recommended supplies if you are new to drawing: 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), pad of drawing paper, kneaded eraser, drawing stumps/tortillons, and a large paper clamp (to stop paper from blowing in the breeze)

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Movement & Art
Saturday, September 28th, 1-4pm 
$30/participant

Movement is the muse in this class! Rachel from Mother Moon Yoga will guide participants through a yoga flow while various local artists take in each body’s unique, personalized expression. The result will be different works of art inspired out of collaborative creation. We will have mediums like sketch, paint, pottery, and music!  This is a great opportunity to meet local artists and help create some individual works of art!

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Adult Pottery Wheel with Lillian Rubin
Mondays, Oct 7-Nov 11 | 6:30-9:00pm OR Wednesdays, Oct 9-Nov 13 | 1-3:30pm
$90/Art Center Member or $100 Non-Member | includes clay, glazes, & firings

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

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Beginner Drawing with Heidi Merrick
Wednesdays, October 16-30 | 5:30-7:30pm
$35/Art Center Member or $45 Non-Member

This class will teach the basic steps of learning how to draw using pencils and charcoal. Start by learning how to use our drawing tools and how to start out a drawing by drawing simple objects and still life. We will then learn how to shade objects and draw textures. On the last day, students will draw from a photo of their choice.

Here are the recommended supplies: 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), pad of drawing paper, kneaded eraser, Vine charcoal (one pack of soft or medium), Compressed charcoal sticks (soft, medium, and hard), Charcoal pencils (soft, medium, and hard), Drawing stumps or tortillons

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Open Studio (Clay) with Jessi Tucci
Saturdays, October 19 + 26, November 9 (Glaze) | 12:30pm-2:30pm
$45/Art Center Member or $55 Non-Member includes clay, firings, & glaze

Bring your own ideas, play with clay, or see examples to replicate. An instructor will be available for help and suggestions. Beginners welcome, must have experience to use wheel. Build pieces first two classes and glaze during third class.

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BYOB ART BEAT EXPRESS
Pumpkin with Liz Harvey
Thursday, October 24 | 6-7:30PM
$20/Art Center Member or $30/Non-Member

Guided step by step by our instructor, paint the top of a pumpkin using acrylics. No experience necessary! Come for a low-key, relaxing evening. Just bring your creativity and any beverages you’d like.

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Meditation & Art with Rachel
Saturday, October 26 | 1-4pm 
$30/participant

This class will guide participants through creating their own meditative masterpiece...all while in a deep state of relaxation. Rachel from Mother Moon Yoga will be leading various meditations to help de-stress and release any blocks around creative energy. The result will be a take-home piece of artwork participants can use in their personal meditation practice.

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Clay Angel with Lillian Rubin
Tuesday, November 5 + 12 | 6:30-9PM
$25/Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member | includes clay, glazes, & firings

Make + decorate an angel out of clay!

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Intermediate Drawing with Heidi Merrick
Wednesdays, November 6-20 | 5:30-7:30pm
$35/Art Center Member or $45 Non-Member

This class is for people who want to further advance their drawing skills. We will be drawing more challenging still lifes, animals, and the human figure. Some drawing experience is recommended.

Here are the recommended supplies: 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), pad of drawing paper, kneaded eraser, Vine charcoal (one pack of soft or medium), Compressed charcoal sticks (soft, medium, and hard), Charcoal pencils (soft, medium, and hard), Drawing stumps or tortillons

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Fused Glass Snowflakes with Pat Latty
Thursday, November 7 | 1:30-3:30pm
Thursday, November 14 | 6:30-8:30pm
$25 Art Center Member or $35 Non-Member

Create 3-4 lovely snowflakes... Perfect to adorn your Christmas tree or to give to someone special! Bring your creativity & any snacks/beverages you'd like!

You will need to leave the completed snowflakes to be fused and pick them up at a later date at the Art Center. This workshop will be held at Pat Latty’s studio. The address is 16758 Irish Ridge Road, Burlington.

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