Adult Classes

This will be the same thing as regular Darkroom Photo but advanced students are welcomed. Students will work on their independent projects throughout the course duration.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Instructor: Will D. Tullis This class is designed to teach students essential functions while using a digital SLR camera. Instruction will include, shutter speeds, controlling motion, exposure control, and menu items such as resolution, file types, ISO and white balance. Instruction will also include an introduction to downloading, sizing and e-mailing images, basic image editing using Photoshop and taking better pictures using great composition techniques. Bring your camera, manual, and a jump drive to the first class. *Students will need a SLR digital camera and camera manual   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Many people are not familiar with how the rich, dark values in charcoal or the versatility of Conte crayon can create such beautiful, finished drawings. These special characteristics will be revealed as the class utilizes the techniques of applying this media on different surfaces. The elements and principles of design will also be emphasized, along with certain approaches such as the sight/size method and the golden ratio principle. The class will focus on various subject matter such as still life, animals, and people.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Celebrate Spring, and your imagination in this one day ceramic workshop. There will be an additional day (TBD) to paint your Spring creations. This class is open for adults, and also for youth ages 5+ to join along with adult registration. A perfect mommy and me activity.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Students will enjoy learning the basics of head painting in watercolors as they work from a different live model each week. This course will cover the basics of planes and anatomical proportions of the head. Students may paint in the medium of their choice; watercolor, acrylic, or oil. Various painting techniques will be demonstrated and individual guidance will be tailored to the students preferred medium of choice.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Acrylics are one of the most popular and versatile art mediums, and offer the artist a wide variety of opportunities of self-expression. With personal goals in mind, demonstrations and individual attention will be used to instruct traditional as well as advance techniques. Students will learn techniques that give acrylics the look of oils. Class is for all levels. New and continuing students welcomed.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Are you ready to paint!? This time we are inviting some of your old friends to join us. We all have them. Old paintings and sketches that never really seemed to get off of the ground no matter how much we tried to rescue them. Now we have just the perfect project for them! Join us in this fun and exciting one day workshop as we rethink collage and mixed media. Bring your duds, your tired canvases and even the worst of the worst to this lively workshop where we will cut, collage, and repaint those old pieces into new compositions in ways you’ve never considered. By the end of this fun day of art making, each student will take home a unique finished piece that they will be proud to show and display. New and Continuing students welcomed, no two pieces will ever be the same.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Working from photographs, students will learn to paint an acrylic portrait of their pet. Whether you're a dog, cat, bird, or what have you, person, this fast paced workshop is for you! Your little ones deserve a place on your wall and who better to make it than you?! One on one instruction will help students to see their work come to fruition.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:00pm

Working from photographs, students will learn to paint landscapes using various techniques.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Celebrate Spring, and your imagination in this one day ceramic workshop. There will be an additional day (TBD) to paint your Spring creations. This class is open for adults, and also for youth ages 5+ to join along with adult registration. A perfect mommy and me activity.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

This course will address the basics of setting-up and composing an appealing still life. New and continuing students will be guided in the painting process using the tools of composition, color, value, intensity, contrast, hard and soft edges, brushwork and careful observation. Through instruction, demonstration and individual attention, this course will benefit beginning and more advanced painters. Beginners will learn an entry-level and approach to the wonderful and challenging world of oil painting. More advanced painters will enhance and refine their skills as they are introduced to additional methods for painting still-life compositions that are appealing and compelling.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Whether you took last quarter’s Watercolor Portrait Workshop or are brand-new to portrait painting, this course will provide you with much valuable information on the art of creating portraits in watercolor. Emphasis will be given on developing correct facial structure and features, skin tones, hair, and hands. Demonstrations and techniques will also be given on clothing, background, and the effects of light and shadow. What to consider when choosing photographs as resource material will be discussed as students move into developing their own personal portrait choices.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Students will gain knowledge in a variety of approaches to still life watercolor painting in this class. Beginning and experienced watercolorists will benefit from personalized instruction with a focus on composition, lighting, value, color and texture. Demonstrations will include professional watercolor techniques to include washes, layering of color, and the use of masking. A supply list may be downloaded from our website or at registration once confirmed.  Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

LEARN TO DRAW IN SIX HOURS! If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. However, this one-day workshop from a life-long drawer (as in artist, not furniture*) will give you everything you need to know to start you in the right direction. This crash course on the foundations of drawing will include demonstrations, sketching exercises with various materials, step-by-step instructions, and hand-out sheets. You, the student, will learn about the elements and principles of design and what constitutes a good composition in a fun and deceptively relaxed setting. And…you will actually take home a finished drawing! Too good to be true? The answer depends on you, and how you apply that knowledge afterwards.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

At each of the four class sessions, students will start and finish a still life painting, working outdoors, with individualized guidance and instruction. Subjects will be flower, fruit, and/or vegetable arrangements but may also be "intimate landscapes;" i.e., porch scenes, garden walls, etc. General goals: Students will learn to work fast and loose, making quick decisions about subject matter, composition, colors, values, etc. and working rapidly to execute a painting before the daylight changes or time runs out.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm