Adult Classes

January 24 with local artist, Thursday 6:00-9:00
February 21 with local artist, Thursday 6:00-9:00
March 21 with local artist, Thursday 6:00-9:00
April 18 with local artist, Thursday 6:00-9:00
$40 •
Corks & Canvas is an art class for non-artists who have always wanted to paint. The instructor takes the class through the step by step process to complete a work of art in three hours. The fee covers all supplies and snacks. Bring the beverage of your choice!


Graphic Arts Open Studio Monday Nights with artist Mike Means
$10 per session • Monday 6:00-8:00 On Going, by appointment. Bring a project and the instructor will be on hand to assist you. Open Studio is held in the Computer Lab. Call ahead to let Mike know you’re coming.

Photoshop Workshop with artist Mike Means
$40 • Scheduled On Request, A two day workshop 6:00-8:00 for teens and adults
Basic Photoshop for beginners covers navigation through the Tools and Palettes and basic color correction. Take a fun tour of some neat aspects and filters available to create art or just improve simple pics. Photoshop can also be scheduled upon request.

Private Tutoring On-Going – contact instructor to schedule


Defining and Practicing the Elements of Art with artist Kelly Campbell
$150 • starting January 16, 6-7:30pm and meeting weekly through February 20
Kelly said, “This class is great for anyone who never had a formal art class or for anyone who just wants a refresher. Once a week for six weeks will give us ample time to talk about each of the elements in depth and to practice using the elements of art effectively.” She added, “I plan to have a weekly class for six weeks later on that does the same for the principles of design.” A retired art teacher with 26 years experience, she believes that learning about the elements of art is important for beginning artists as a base for their art. She also believes that occasionally revisiting those basics can help practicing artists take their art in new directions.

Watercolor for Beginners with artist Gay Bechtelheimer
$110 • Saturday and Sunday, January 26-27, 10am-4pm.
Bechtelheimer said, “This class is about understanding the basic techniques of watercolor. We will learn the properties of watercolor pigment and paper, how to apply washes, layer paint, and create a series of paintings.”
Supplies: two sheets of Arches 140 lb. cold press paper, #8 round watercolor brush, masonite board (Home Depot), and painters’ tape. Bechtelheimer said that she has plenty of palettes that participants can use, so there is no need to buy a palette. The paint she recommends is Daniel Smith (smallest tube) – New Gamboge, Indian Throne Blue, and Quinacridone Red.

Fine Arts Open Studio with a Focus with artist Gay Bechtelheimer
$10 per session • Tuesday 3:30-5:00 On Going
The open studio is held in the first floor art room. Attend when you like, pay as you go.

Pastel Open Studio  with artist Kelly Campbell
$20 • Scheduled On Request – Saturday 10:00-2:00 Bring your pastels and a work in progress – Kelly will be on hand to provide “fresh eyes” and technical advice. This is not an instructional class.

Beginners Pastel Class  with artist Kelly Campbell
$50 supplies included • Scheduled On Request – Saturday, 10:00-3:00 
Learn the basics of using soft pastels on sanded paper. Students will also learn to do underpainting and the basics of using different kinds of soft pastels to create an original painting.


Specialty Make-up Workshop with Gary Hall
$50 • Scheduled On Request
Want to be ready for Halloween? Learn some of the basics of ghoulish makeup with Gary Hall. This is a beginner class for anyone interested in make up for haunted houses or just plain scary fun. Zombies, vampires and ghosties, oh, my! You will learn how to make prosthetic pieces and just basic make up skills to make your undead dreams come true. Hall recently directed Frankenstein at SAAC and was responsible for the Creature’s makeup.
The $50 cost includes the basic prosthetic supplies, but each participant should bring a stage make-up kit, makeup remover or baby wipes. If you have taken the basic makeup class already, your makeup kit is sufficient. Stage make-up kits can be ordered for $25 at registration. Please advise if you are allergic to latex.

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