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Cocktails and Canvas 


Canvas & Cocktails – It’s a Painting Party!

 Sip wine while creating your own masterpiece.  Our teaching artists will help everyone in the class create a 16 x 20”version of the same painting. 

The cost is $35 and includes all supplies and includes 2 drinks.  You may bring your own nibbles.  No experience necessary.  Register early.  These fill up!

Payment required at time of reservations.  Refunds not available/1 attempt to reschedule offered

Class is $35 for members and $38.50 for not-yet-members

Classes are 6 - 8 PM


Thursday, September 11 (Pat) "Cat's Meow"

Wednesday, September 24 (Krisin) "Lemon Tree Garden"

Thursday, Oct. 9 (Sherrill) "Owl"

Tuesday, Oct. 14 (Kristin) "Fall Bouquet"

Thursday, Oct. 23 (Pat) "Harvest Sunflower"

(additional images coming soon!)








Art in Therapy

(the 4th Thursday of each month from 3 - 4:30)

Held at the Cancer Care Center of Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center

A free, visual art program open to anyone in need of healing: patients, caregivers and survivors can all benefit from self-expression

Space is limited.  Call 386-231-2229 to reserve your spot!

Upcoming Classes:



September 25: Gratitude Book in a Box

Celebrate the people and events in your life that inspire gratitude by creating a unique, acordian book nestled in a decorative box.  In this workshop, you will learn simple and artful bookmaking and journaling including collage, printmaking and

creative lettering to explore amd cultivate gratitude in your life.

October 23: Dreamcatchers

Weave a net to 'catch' positive dreams and thoughts using fabric, yarns, beads and feathers.  In this workshop, you will create a personal dreamcatcher and learn how shape and color can be used as symbols to represent your hopes and dreams.  Plenty of pink embellishments will be available in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.


Fall One-day workshops

Zentangle: Starting at Square One! (Adults and Teens)

Date: Thursday, October 2nd         Time: 6-8pm

Level: Beginner


Tracey Lyon, a certified Zentangle® instructor, is on a creative and spiritual journey with pen and paper. Please join her for this workshop, perfect for beginners, and learn the basics of the Zentangle® method. Zentangle® is a method of mindful drawing using simple, repetitive patterns that leads to the creation of a beautiful, one-of-a-kind piece of art. It's easy to learn, simple to practice, and is enjoyed by a wide range of ages and levels of art expertise. The benefits include stress relief, pain management, inspiration, and the nurturing of the natural creative abilities of all people... among other things. Experience the meditative flow of creativity, while making beautiful Zentangle® paper tiles, using multiple tangle patterns. All supplies provided. Open to participants 15 & older. Instructor: Tracey Lyon   Fee: $35 members/ $38.50 not-yet members


Introduction to Encaustic: Painting with Melted Wax (Adults and Teens)

Date: Saturday, October 4th        Time: 9am-1pm

Level: Beginner – Advanced


Encaustic, painting in melted beeswax, dammar resin and pigment, is an ancient art tracing back to Roman days. Learn to play with hot wax and you will be hooked! This 4-hour workshop will introduce you to this fascinating art technique through demonstrations and hands-on practice that will allow you to create 2-3 small encaustic pieces. Individuals of all levels and styles are welcome! All materials provided. Open to participants age 15 & older. Instructor: Irina Ashcraft   Fee: $75 member/ $83 not-yet-member


The Magic of Colored Pencils (Adults)

Date: Saturday, October 11th    Time: 12:30-3:30


If you saw the museum’s recent Colored Pencil Society of America’s exhibit, you won’t want to miss this impressive workshop by talented CPSA member and local chapter President, Hanneke Jevons. This workshop, where she will unveil the magic of colored pencils, is appropriate for beginners through intermediate levels. You will gain an understanding of the different kinds of artist grade colored pencils, tools, and papers, and be introduced to color theory and techniques for applying color. Drawing experience is not necessary, as the instructor will guide you through an image transfer process, from a photograph to drawing paper. You will complete an 8”x10” colored pencil drawing of a beautiful butterfly and leave with an understanding of colored pencil basics. All supplies provided. Additional supplies will also be available for purchase. Open to participants age 18 and older.  Instructor: Hanneke Jevons    Fee: $35 member/ $38.50 not-yet-members.


Collage: Transcending the Layers of Paper and Paste (Adults)

Date: Wednesday, October 15th   Time: 1:30-4pm

Level: Beginner – Advanced

Class Fee: $99 (members) / $110 (not-yet members)


Instructor Joyce McAdams will guide you through the steps to develop your own vision and style through the medium of collage, using specific projects and demonstrations. In this creative workshop learn basic collaging skills like gluing, cutting, tearing, multiple layering, and working with acrylics and digital imagery. The beginning artist will find that collage is a fun and exciting way to unlock creativity. For the experienced artist this workshop is a way to explore new avenues in their own work.  Joyce will also be available to share knowledge of professional practices, shows, gallery relationships, and artwork presentation that she has acquired in 45 years as a professional artist. You will leave with a matted piece of beautiful artwork, ready to frame and hang! All supplies provided. Open to participants 18 and older.  Instructor: Joyce McAdams    Fee:  $99 member/ $110 not-yet-member.


Creative Drawing (Adults & Teens)

Date: Saturday, October  18th    Time: 9am-12pm

Level: Beginner – Advanced


Challenge your creativity beyond familiar sketching! Please join local artist and instructor, Karlene McConnell, for this imaginative workshop, and learn new drawing skills. Students will create drawings using prompts, such as magazine photos, poems, and paint, to create interesting and expressive works of art. No art experience needed! This workshop is appropriate for all levels. Open to participants 15 & older.   Instructor: Karlene McConnell    Fee: $75 member/ $83 not-yet-member


Wearable Art – Handmade Shoes & Bags (Adults)

Date: October 16th   Time: 6-8pm

Level: Beginner – Advanced

Choose to design a tote bag or a unique pair of shoes in this wearable art workshop by Oralba! You will paint a canvas fabric using your favorite color palette and style. Stop there or add accessories and original fabrics to enhance your painting. Oralba will guide you through this creative design process, and the end product will become your “one-of-a-kind” tote bag or pair of shoes, hand-sewn by Oralba. Oralba will complete the bag and shoe-making process, and your items will be ready for pickup in 30 days. All supplies provided. Open to participants 18 & older.  Instructor: Oralba   Fee Shoes $160 members/$175 not-yet-members     Fee Bags:  $115 members/$128 not-yet-members


Spirit of Autumn: Wire-Wrapped Gemstone Tree Necklace  (Adults & Teens)

Date: Tuesday, October 21st   Time: 6-8pm

Level: Beginner


Local jewelry artist, Sarah Heron, will guide you through the simple techniques used to create a beautiful “Spirit of Autumn – Tree of Life” necklace, in this creative fall workshop, perfect for beginners. Learn the basics of wire manipulation using jewelry tools, the basics of color and composition with gemstones, how to add patina to copper for a vintage look, and techniques for creating a beaded chain. All supplies provided. Open to participants 15 & older.   Instructor: Sarah Heron   Fee:  $40 member/ $44.50 not-yet-member


Nature Journaling in the Garden: Field Notes and Palm Fronds  (Adults and Teens)

Date: Saturday, October 25th    Time: 10am-1pm

Level: Beginner – Advanced


“….to stop rushing around, to sit quietly on the grass, to switch off the world and come back to the earth, to allow the eye to see a willow, a bush, a cloud, a leaf….I have learned that what I have not drawn I have never really seen.” Frederick Franck The Zen of Seeing

Join instructor Brenda Wright in the museum gardens for this workshop, where you will experience the joy and stillness of exploring the living, natural world by learning to “really see”. You will learn to reflect on natural objects, and bring them to life, using pen & ink, colored pencil, and watercolor as tools. After an intro into the why’s of natural journaling, and a few guided sketching exercises, you will create a nature journal page - complete with a reflection or poem. Perhaps for you, nature journaling becomes a life long practice! This workshop is a perfect introduction to sketching for beginners and an interesting look at how science meets art for accomplished artists. All supplies provided. Open to participants age 15 & older.  Instructor Brenda Wright   Fee: $25 member/$28 not-yet-member.



Intro to Alcohol Ink Painting – Abstract Landscapes (Adults)

Date: Tuesday, October 28th    Time: 6-8pm

Level: Beginner – Advanced


Whether you have no artistic experience, or you are an accomplished artist seeking to “unblock”, this workshop is designed as a fun and relaxing way to tap into new areas of creativity. Learn the basics of choosing a color palette, & the different materials & effortless techniques used to create a vibrant abstract landscape painting. This is a free-flowing, intuitive medium. No drawing or painting experience is needed. All supplies provided. Open to participants 18 & older.  Instructor: Kristin Heron   Fee:  $55 member/ $61 not-yet-member.


Plein Air Painting in the Gardens – Oil, Acrylic, or Watercolor (Adult)

Date: Saturday, November 8th     Time: 9am-12pm

Level: Beginner – Advanced

Minimum Students: 6     Maximum Students: 15


Please join Trish Vevera in the museum gardens for a morning of painting! You will learn how to choose a view & compose an outdoor painting, simplify adrawing of the view, utilize the outdoor light to achieve value choices, & paint quickly with a limited palette. Bring your own paints or use acrylics provided by the museum. All other supplies provided. Tables & chairs provided, bring an easel if you prefer to stand! Open to participants 18 and older.  Instructor: Trish Vevera.  Fee  $38 member/$42 not-yet-member.


Monotypes – An Intro to the Art of Printmaking (Adult )

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Date: Saturday, November 15th     Time: 10am-1pm

Level: Beginner – Intermediate


Learn how to use painting, drawing, collage, & creative mark-making to produce spontaneous results using the transformative process of printmaking! Explore textures, color mixing, transfer drawing, various additive & reductive methods, & how to use a printing press. Imagery can be realistic, abstract, geometric or a combination of these elements. No drawing experience or pre-planned sketching is required! All supplies provided. Open to participants 18 & older.  Instructor: Kristin Heron  Fee: $55 member/ $61 not-yet-member.


Cards & Cocktails

Date: Tuesday, November 18th     Time: 6-8pm

Level: Beginner – Intermediate


If you’re a fan of our popular Canvas & Cocktails class, you won’t want to miss this workshop will a holiday twist! Artist Leah Wiedemer will guide you through the process of painting holiday cards with pre-planned designs, or paint your own unique creation. You will learn how to use ink and watercolor to create vibrant cards for the holidays. No drawing or painting experience needed! You will leave with 3-4 cards. Bring a snack to share, and wine and beer will be provided!  Instructor: Leah Wiedemer   Fee:  $38 member/$42 not-yet-member.

Open to participants 21 and older.



2-4 Week Classes – October 2014


The Nature of Watercolor (Adults and Teens)

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Dates: Wednesdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29     Time: 6-8pm

Level: Beginner - Intermediate


Please join local artist and instructor, Karlene McConnell, for this introductory course in the beautiful art of watercolor! Gain an understanding of basic watercolor materials, color theory, and contour drawing. Learn to create values and mix colors while using objects from nature as the subject matter. Each class will begin with a warm up exercise and progress to painting in an impressionistic style. Leave this four-week course will a strong foundation in watercolor techniques. Follow-up courses will be available in the spring. All supplies provided. Open to participants 15 and older.  Instructor: Karlene McConnell   Fee: $100 member/ $111 not-yet-member (includes all four classes)


Intro to Acrylic Painting (Adults and Teens)

Dates: Thursdays – October 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th       Time: 6-8pm

Level: Beginner


Please join local artist and instructor, Lisa Ahmed, for this fun and informative four-week course introducing the art of Acrylic Painting. Become acquainted with the way acrylic blends and covers on canvas, and gain an understanding of how the medium can be manipulated to achieve your artistic objective. Topics covered will be how to use a color-wheel, color theory, mixing colors, techniques and textures, graphing, line value and perspective, how to create mood using light and shadow, focal point, presentation and critique. After experimenting with these first stages, the budding artist will understand how to handle the medium whether painting from a photo reference, a still life or Plein Air. You will leave with a final 16”x20” painting that combines techniques learned, and a strong foundation in acrylic painting. Follow-up classes will be offered in the spring. All supplies provided. Open to participants 15 and older.  Instructor: Lisa Ahmed    Fee $95 member/$106 not-yet-member for four class series


Color Pencil & You #101 (Adults)


Dates: Mon/Thurs – November 3, 6, 10, 13      Time: 10am-12pm

Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $95 (members) / $106 (not-yet members) for 4 classes


During this class CPSA Member Bill Shoemaker will take the beginner to a level where he or she can pick up their pencils and feel confident about creating a small piece of art. This is a very enjoyable medium to explore! Bill will begin with a discussion of materials such as artist grade papers, pencils, erasing tools, and sharpeners.  An overview of composition, depth of field, value scale, and finding the focal point will then build confidence in the budding artist. You will learn how to transfer a contour drawing from a photograph onto drawing paper and various techniques for layering colors and lifting colors. You will leave with the knowledge to continue exploring colored pencil art on your own, and a beautiful final drawing using the techniques you’ve learned. This class will also prepare you for follow-up classes that will be offered in the spring. All supplies provided. Open to participants 18 and older.  Instructor: Bill Shoemaker   Fee: $95 member/$106 not-yet-member for 4 class series



                               Call now to register, classes fill up quickly.  386-676-3347


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