Adult Technique Classes

Enjoy the little things in life!

Oil Painting, Drawing, Pottery + More!

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 many different adult technique classes like oil painting, drawing, and pottery in a warm and welcoming environment.

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!

If you need to cancel your registration, let us know at least 48 hours before the actual class date and you'll be refunded the full amount. Class fees are non-refundable for cancellations less than 48 hours before the class date. 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!

Upcoming Workshop Schedule

Give it a Spin: Wheel Throwing with Jessi Tucci

(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 $15 at the end of the first class to come back for the glaze session the following week!

$35 per person for throwing + $15 extra for glazing and firing (optional)

Saturday Dates 6-8:30pm / Adults Only (Throw on first date, glaze on second date): 

  • March 2 + 9 - FULL
  • April 6 + 13 - 1 Spot Left
  • No Saturday in May

Sunday Dates 2-4:30pm / Teen + Adult (Throw on first date, glaze on second date):

  • March 3 + 10 - FULL
  • April 7 + 14 - FULL
  • May 12 + 19 // 2-4:30pm OR 5-7:30pm

Postcards of Burlington with Rebecca Vorkapich

Saturdays 10am-12:30pm

$50 ACB Member or $60 Non-Member includes supplies + light brunch charcuterie boards

Students will create a 7x9" painting. Beginners welcome, drawing skills are not required. Attendees are welcome to bring their own paints and brushes, but it isn’t necessary as ACB will be providing all supplies necessary.

Rebecca Vorkapich will be demonstrating each of the paintings in steps showing the wet-on-wet technique for soft edges, wet-on-dry for details, splattering for texture and the use of gouache for fine highlights.

Potter’s Wheel with Lillian Rubin

Mondays + Wednesdays: January 29, 31 + Feb 5, 7, 12, 14, 21 // 6:30-9pm

$95 ACB Member or $105 Non-Member

Beginner and intermediate. Focus on raising and centering a cylinder, make bowls, cups, etc. Intermediates progress at their own pace.

Succulent Planters with Lillian Rubin

February 13 + 20 // 6:30-9pm

$45 ACB Member or $55 Non-Member

Hand-build an adorable ceramic planter. No experience necessary!

Pen + Ink with Jessica Kirby

Thursday Feb 29 // 6-8pm

$35 ACB Member or $45 Non-Member

Adult Class / Teen Friendly

Pen & Ink techniques have been around for centuries.  There are numerous techniques from;  cross hatching, cross contour, stippling and ink washes to name a few. Artists and illustrators use pen and ink to create works with high contrast.  Pen and ink is also a great way to fill sketchbooks and journals.

Students are welcome to bring their own photo reference or choose from photos provided.  Students may also bring their own sketchbooks and pens; such as Micron, Copic, PITT or fountain pens as well as watercolor and brushes. Pens and ink will be available for those who do not want to bring their own. This is meant to be a fun way to experiment with different techniques to create dynamic drawings, journaling and sketching.

Art ‘Junk’ Journaling with Jessica Kirby + Meghan Riley

Monday, March 4 // 6-8pm

$30 ACB Member or $40 Non-Member

Join Jessica Kirby as she walks you through various journal making methods, followed by Meghan Riley who will provide examples on how to doodle in your journal!

Modern Abstract Candle Holder with Jessi Tucci

Thursday, March 7 // 6-8:30pm

$25 ACB Member or $35 Non-Member

Adult Class + Teen Friendly

Create a modern abstract candle holder out of clay that will transform your tablescape!

Melted Candle Painting with Mac Holford

Thursday March 14 // 6-8pm

$25 ACB Member or $35 Non-Member

Join us for our latest class, where you will learn how to create stunning designs on candlesticks using candle wax. Unleash your creativity and produce a beautiful candle that is uniquely your own!

Expressions in Anime + Comic Books with Whitney Bessine

Tuesdays, March 19, 26, + April 2  // 5:30-6:30 pm

$40 ACB Member or $50 Non-Member

Adult Class / Teen Friendly

Explore the foundational principles of anime drawing, including character design, proportions, and facial expressions. Gain insights into the distinctive style that defines anime and comic book art. Sharpies, Pens, Pencils, Erasers, Paper provided at first class.

Ceramic Paint Brush Holder + Palette with Jessi Tucci

Thursday, March 28 + April 4 // 6-8:30pm

$45 ACB Member or $55 Non-Member

Adult Class + Teen Friendly

Why settle for boring store-bought art supplies when you can roll up your sleeves and DIY your own watercolor palette and cup with a brush holder? No more confusing your drink cup with your rinse cup! Plus, the palette is like a blank canvas waiting for you to mix and swirl colors like a pro, and clean-up is a breeze! Plus get a $5 off coupon for one of our monthly painting classes when you register for this class.

Pet Portraits with Nicole Kamarath

Wednesday, April 3 // 6-8pm or Saturday, April 13 // 10am-12pm

$35 ACB Member or $45 Non-Member

Adult Class / Teen Friendly

Unleash your inner artist by painting your favorite furry friend with this pawsome pet portrait class! National pet day is April 11th!

Pottery with Lillian Rubin

Wednesdays: April 3-24, May 1, 8, 15 // 6:30-9:00

$100 ACB Member or $110 Non-Member

Great class for both beginners and intermediates. Work on both handbuilding and wheel techniques.  Students will make individual pieces of their choice such as planters, vases, mugs, etc. 

Rag Rug Crochet with Lorrilee Miller

Saturday, April 20 // 12-3pm

$40 ACB Member or $50 Non-Member

From rags to rug, turn bed sheets into an up-cycled rug using a simple crochet technique! Please bring 2-3 sheets for your rug.

Macrame Hanging Bowl with Lillian Rubin

Mondays, April 8 + 15 // 6:30-9pm

$40 ACB Member or $50 Non-Member

Learn the art and technique of macrame, make a beautiful macrame plant hanger using simple knots. Each student will receive a handmade bowl by Lillian.

Ceramic Earring + Ring Stand with Jessi Tucci

Thursday, May 16 + 23 // 6-8:30pm

$45 ACB Member or $55 Non-Member

Adult Class + Teen Friendly

Display your jewelry with style! Hand make both a clay earring holder and ring stand. This class is great for beginners.

Mother’s Day Flower Pot with Lillian Rubin

Monday, May 6 // 6:30-9pm

$35 ACB Member or $45 Non-Member

Make a flower pot for mom or bring her along and make one for you too!  We will use a mold for the lower portion and coils on the top.  Add your own decorations!

6 Part Wheel with Jessi Tucci

Tuesdays, May 21-June 25 // 6-8:30pm

$95 ACB Member or $105 Non-Member

Adult Class + Teen Friendly

These classes are perfect for anyone, as no prior experience is necessary. Whether you're looking to fine-tune your basic skills or improve more advanced techniques, you'll be able to create between 10-20 pots and learn various finishing methods. The last session will focus on glazing, and your pots will be fired and ready for pickup two to three weeks after the final class.

Monthly Members Only DIY Group

March 12 - 3D Clay bells

April 9 - Scratchboard art with paint

May 14 - Texture painting

June 11 - Acrylic negative painting

July 9 - Reverse tie dye

August 13 - Tissue paper art on glass

Sept 10 - Fabric collage scenes

Oct 8 - Small macrame piece 

Nov 12 - Cornhusk dolls

Dec 10 - Drawing magical creatures and fairies

The Dabblers try out various mediums and projects in both the arts and crafts. These two hour sessions are led by group members who have some expertise or experience to share. The goal is not to always finish a specific project but to get exposure to something new and to be with others in art and creativity. This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7-9PM and there is a $5 fee for supplies.

Please call 319.754.8069 by the Saturday before to reserve a space. 

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Tues - Thurs: 10am - 6pm
Friday/Saturday: 10am - 4pm

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Burlington, Iowa 52601

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