Adult Technique Classes

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Art Beat: BYOB Workshops

Oil Painting, Drawing, and Pottery

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!

At this time, it is a requirement to wear masks during our classes. Soap, water, and hand sanitizer are available for use. Stations will be cleaned thoroughly. This is subject to change depending on CDC and state guidelines. Thank you for understanding.

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

Give it a Spin: Wheel Throwing with Jessi Tucci

From 6:00-8:30pm (Two Part Workshop)

Watch a demo from our instructor, then try your own hand at throwing 2-4 pieces. If you choose not to keep your pieces, we will recycle the clay. If you choose to keep the pieces, pay $10 at the end of the first class to come back for the glaze session the following week!

$30 per person for throwing + $10 extra for glazing and firing (optional) 

Limited to 6 students.

Dates (Throw on first date, glaze on second date):

  • January 21 & 28
  • February 11 & 25
  • March 11 & 18
  • April 8 & 15
  • May 13 & 20

Fundamentals of Wheel Throwing with Jessi Tucci

Wednesdays, January 19-February 2 from 6-8:30pm OR
Tuesdays, May 10-24 from 6-8:30pm

Learn how to throw functional pottery on the wheel. Beginners are encouraged and welcome.

Experiment with different finishing processes and learn how to add handles to mugs. Glaze last class.

$60 Art Center Members or $70 Non-Members includes all clay, glaze, and firings.

Potter's Wheel with Lillian Rubin

Mondays, January 31-February 21 from 6:30-9pm (Glaze last class) OR
Wednesdays, February 2-23 from 1-3:30pm (Glaze last class)

This class is geared towards beginners. Learn how to center + raise clay to make bowls + mugs. 

Intermediates: Progress to make larger pieces.

$80 Art Center Members or $90 Non-Members includes all clay, glaze, + firings

Coil Pot with Lillian Rubin

Thursdays, February 3-17 from 6:30-9pm

Learn how coil construction is used in ceramics and design your own bowl by making various shapes.

$35 Art Center Members or $45 Non-Members includes all materials and instruction

Beginning Blackletter Calligraphy 
with Heather Beam

Thursdays, February 3-March 10 from 6pm- 8:30pm OR
Saturdays, February 5-March 12 from 10am - 12:30pm

This is a deep dive course into fundamentals of calligraphy. We will focus on history, techniques, tools, and materials.  Centered on understanding rather than mastery, this course examines historical calligraphic scripts known collectively as Blackletter. Emphasis will be on exploring the creative process while refining letterform skills.  Choose between pamphlet book or calligraphy broadside for a final project.  

$90 Art Center Members or $100 Non-Members includes all supplies

***The price of the class includes all materials needed.  Students will get their own Calligraphy supply kit to take home with them to practice and keep!

Polymer Clay Jewelry with Meghan Riley

Monday, February 7 from 4-5:30pm

Teens & Adults

$20 Art Center Member or $30 Non-Member includes all materials and instruction

Learn a new craft! Use polymer clay to mold and shape and bake to create one of a kind jewelry for yourself or someone special.

Succulent Planter with Lillian Rubin

Tuesdays, February 8+15 from 6:30-8:30pm (Two Part Workshop)

Throw or handbuild an adorable ceramic planter. No experience necessary!

$25 Art Center Members or $35 Non-Members includes all materials and instruction

Intro to Illustration with Jessica Kirby

Tuesdays, March 1-29 from 6-7:30pm

An introduction or refresher for drawing and design. We will cover topics such asperspective, composition, gesture drawing and anatomy. Materials will be provided but bring a notebook for taking notes. 

$35 Art Center Members or $45 Non-Members

Expression through Collage with Jessi Tucci

Saturdays, March 12-26 from 2-4pm
Teen & Adults

$20 Art Center Member or $30 Non-Member for all 3 classes

Spend time browsing through old and new magazines. Find pages that represent you or evoke what you want to create. Spend the last class making a collage of your curated clippings.

Intro to Acrylics with Maryjane Kenny-Slater

Saturdays, April 2-30 from 1:30-3pm

Learn the basic techniques of color mixing, under painting, grid layout painting, and more! 

$40 Art Center Members or $50 Non-Members includes all materials and instruction

Stained Glass: Copper Foil Method with Pat Latty

Tuesdays, April 5-May 3 from 1:30-4:30pm OR
Thursdays, April 7-May 5 from 6:30-9:30pm

Learn copper foil methods of constructing glass panels from provided patterns. 

$40 Art Center Members or $50 Non-Members + $55 supply fee to be paid to the instructor at 1st class (cash or check only)

 This class will be held at Pat Latty’s studio. The address is 16758 Irish Ridge Road, Burlington.

Pottery with Lillian Rubin

Wednesdays, April 6-May 11 from 6:30-9pm, Glaze Day TBD

Bring your own ideas or use suggestions from Lillian to make a variety of projects using hand-building and wheel work! Anything from planters, vases, mugs, yarn bowls, etc. 

$70 Art Center Members or $80 Non-Members includes all materials and instruction

Paper Mache with Lillian Rubin

Mondays, April 11-May 2 from 1-3:30pm

Learn the art of paper mache! Learn various simple techniques to introduce you to the range of possibilities of this wonderful material and get your imagination working!

$30 Art Center Members or $40 Non-Members includes all materials and instruction

Cyanotype with Jessica Kirby

Saturday, May 7 from 10am-1pm

An intro to one of the oldest photographic processes. Focus on how to design a good composition, different techniques for developing the process and the different ways to use cyanotype.

 $25 Art Center Members or $35 Non-Members includes all materials and instruction

Macrame Plant Hanger with Lillian Rubin

Thursday, May 12 from 6:30-9pm

Learn the art and technique of macrame! Make a beautiful macrame plant hanger using simple knots.

$25 Art Center Members or $35 Non-Members includes all materials and instruction

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