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MARK US AS A FAVORITE: CLASSES UPDATED FREQUENTLY (multi session class series at bottom)

Advance registration & payment required: Call 386-676-3347


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

Wednesday, Dec. 3 (Sherrill) "Snowman" ALMOST FULL

Tuesday, January 13 (Kristin) "Dragonfly Field"

Tuesday, January 27 (Pat) "Winter Seascape





Holiday Cottage Class for Kids Ages 6 - 12


Saturday, December 13 from 10 - noon

Instructor Linda King will lead kids ages 6 - 12 in creating, painting and decorating their own holiday cottage using a variety of techniques and supplies.  Each cottage will stand alone, and attendees from the same family can start their own holiday village! 

All supplies included.   Cost is $25 members/$30 not-yet-members.  This is NOT a gingerbread class





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

Class is free but space is limited.  Call 386-231-2229 to reserve your spot!

Upcoming Classes:


 One-day workshops

The Magic of Colored Pencils (Adults) FULL

Date: Saturday, December 6th   Time: 12:30-3:30

Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $35 members/ $38.50 not-yet-members


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     (Additional supplies will be available for purchase from the instructor for cash or check)



Cards & Cocktails  FULL

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

Level: Beginner – Intermediate

Class Fee: $38 members/ $42 not-yet-members


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 

Open to participants 21 and older.

Shibori: Intro to the Ancient Art of Japanese Cloth Dying

Instructor:  Diane Franklin (exhibiting artist)

Date: Saturday, January 10th, 2015     Time: 10am-2:30pm

Cost: $75 members / $83 not-yet members

Level: Beginner - Intermediate



Please join exhibiting artist and visiting instructor Diane Franklin for this introduction to the ancient Japanese tradition of shibori fabric dyeing. You will be amazed how safe and easy it is to create beautiful patterns on cloth using Procion MX dyes (fiber reactive dyes that are used with cotton and other plant fibers). You will learn the basics of Procion dye chemistry, be shown how to work with these dyes in a safe manner, and be introduced to the concept of mixing a wide variety of colors from a set of primaries. The instructor will also cover the basics of shibori dyeing, materials used, and series of shibori folds. Participants will have an opportunity to experiment with mixing the colors of their choice and use these to dye two scarves – one cotton and one silk. Participants are asked to bring some small supplies like rubber gloves, Ziploc bags, etc. A supply list will be provided. All other supplies provided. Open to participants 14 and older.


Jewelry Workshop: Bubbly Baubles Charm Bracelet and Earrings

Instructor: Sarah Heron

Date: Monday, January 12th, 2015   Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $50 (members) / $56 (not-yet members)

Level: Beginner – Intermediate



Students will hand stamp a personal message on copper charms and develop a color story through use of glass, shell and wood beads to create a fun bracelet and earring set. Use of headpins, wire-wrapping, and patina will be explored. All supplies provided. Open to participants 14 and older.



Exploring Suminagashi: Japanese Paper Marbling and Bookbinding

Instructor: Thery McKinney

Date: Saturday, January 17th, 2015   Time: 10am-4pm

Cost: $85 members/ $94 not-yet members

Level: Beginner - Advanced



Suminagashi, the art of Japanese marbling, is a monoprint technique that creates designs that mimic patterns from nature. This one day workshop is divided into two sessions: morning, to produce several marbled sheets; afternoon, to produce a simple blank book bound by the Japanese bookbinding technique known as side-stab. Between the traditional and contemporary methods of Japanese marbling and bookbinding, each participant will create a simple 5”x7” bound, blank book covered with one of their own finished marbled papers. No previous experience necessary. Advanced students can explore a more complicated binding pattern. All supplies provided. Open to participants 14 and older.


Whimsical Weaving Dreamcatcher Workshop

Instructor: Sarah Heron

Date: Tuesday, January 20th, 2015   Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $38 (members) / $42 (not-yet members)

Level: Beginner - Intermediate



Each student will weave, alter, and apply textiles, yarn, trimmings, feathers, beads, shells, paper, and paint to create a whimsical dreamcatcher that is full of creative intentions and inspiration for the New Year. All supplies provided, but students are encouraged to bring any items they would like to incorporate into their design. Open to participants 14 and older.

FREE Oil Painting Demonstration with Frank Ferrante: "A Walk on the Beach"

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 7 - 8:30 PM

This Plein Air influenced oil painting demonstration of a Florida seashore is for painters who want a better understanding of the fundamentals of seascape painting – or for people who just enjoy a walk on the beach. Ferrante will work with his (circa.1880) “prismatic pallet”, quickly using a direct approach, which the Impressionists called “alla prima” … “all at once”.  The demonstration will also focus on the fundamentals of painting: composition, color values, structure, and form. Pre-registration is required – please call 386-676-3347 for your reservation.


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

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015   Time: 10 am - 3:30 pm

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.


The Magic of Colored Pencil: The Next Step

Instructor: Hanneke Jevons

Date: Saturday, January 31st, 2015   Time: 12:30-3:30pm

Cost: $35 (members) / $38.50 (not-yet members)

Level: Intermediate


This is a follow up workshop for The Magic of Colored Pencil. In this session participants will review the basics and continue with items not covered in the first session. The instructor will talk more extensively about colors, color choices, paper surfaces, techniques, pencil strokes, pressure, texture, impressed lines and grisaille. These skills will be applied to a tulip project. For this follow up workshop participants are asked to bring a drawing board or hard surface (to hold an 8”x10” project), Prismacolor pencils (24 or more), a basic kneaded eraser, and a colorless blender. If you do not have the last 2 items they will be provided. Some extra Prismacolor pencils will be available. All other supplies provided. Open to participants 18 and older who have taken The Magic of Color Pencil with Hanneke Jevons.




Catching the Light: Oil and Acrylic Painting Workshop

Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 9 AM - 3 PM

Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Class Fee: $125 (members) $137.50 (not-yet-members)

Intermediate to advanced students are welcome to participate in this six hour traditional painting workshop, in oils or acrylics. The class will focus on the formal elements of painting including composition, color values, structure, and form. A brief painting demonstration will proceed the class. You are welcome to paint the demo, or you can paint any subject matter that you prefer. A list of suggested supplies will be provided prior to the class. Students are responsible for materials. Open to participants 18 and older. Instructor: Frank Ferrante

Multi-session Classes 


Zentangle Basics: Zenjoy your Holiday Season! (3 class series)

Dates: December 4, 11 & 18  from 6 - 8 PM

Level: Beginner (ages 15 and up)

Class Fee: $75 members/$83 not-yet-members

Give yourself the gift of calm, relaxation, and peace during the holiday season... In the midst of busy, busy, busy--stop and zenjoy! Please join certified Zentangle instructor Tracey Lyon for this three-part class perfect for beginners - intermediate, 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: Tracy Lyon.


Intro to Acrylics and BEYOND!

Instructor: Lisa Ahmed

Dates: Thursdays – January 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th    Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $95 (members) / $106 (not-yet members)

Level: Beginner - Intermediate


Students who have already taken” Intro to Acrylics” will learn intermediate acrylic techniques. New students will begin with an intro lesson and soon be caught up to beyond beginner level. Students will choose a photo reference that is attractive based on its variation of interesting light and shadow and strong composition. An emphasis on painting light and shadow will begin to help students understand how mood is created in acrylic painting. The results will be striking! All supplies provided. Open to participants 14 and older. 

Color Pencil 101


Instructor: Bill Shoemaker

Dates: Mondays & Thursdays – January 19th, 22nd, 26th, 29th    Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $95 (members) / $106 (not-yet members)

Level: Beginner


CPSA Signature Member Bill Shoemaker will begin with a discussion of materials like 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. Learn how to transfer a contour drawing from a photo onto drawing paper and various techniques for layering colors and lifting colors. Leave with the knowledge to continue exploring colored pencil art on your own and with a final drawing using the techniques you’ve learned. This class will also prepare you for follow-up classes. All supplies provided. Open to participants 18 and older.

Color Pencil 102-A

Instructor: Bill Shoemaker

Dates: Mondays & Thursdays – January 19th, 22nd, 26th, 29th    Time: 10:30am-12:30

Cost: $95 (members) / $106 (not-yet members)

Level: Intermediate


CPSA Signature Member Bill Shoemaker will teach students how to get “special effects” by discussing and demonstrating reductive drawing techniques. In this series of four classes students will learn how to draw weathered wood, branches, leaves, old brick, fieldstone and more. All supplies provided, Open to participants 18 and older who have taken Color Pencil #101 with Bill Shoemaker.


Color Pencil 102-B

Instructor: Bill Shoemaker

Dates: Mondays & Thursdays – February 9th, 12th, 16th, 19th    Time: 10am-noon

Cost: $95 (members) / $106 (not-yet members)

Level: Intermediate 


CPSA Signature Member Bill Shoemaker will teach students how to get “special effects” by discussing and demonstrating reductive drawing techniques. In this series of four classes students will learn how to draw feather groupings and render real fur!  Participants will also learn the secrets of putting that “Sparkle” in animals’ eyes, which is so important. All supplies provided. Open to participants 18 and older who have taken Color Pencil #101 with Bill Shoemaker.


Call now to register.  Classes fill quickly.  386-676-3347



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