Adult Technique Classes to Art Beat: BYOB Workshops

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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!

Interested in hosting your own private Art Beat BYOB party? Click here!

Expand your creativity with us, take a look at our upcoming classes and workshops. We're always adding new things!

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Upcoming Workshop Schedule

Paint Pour with Jeri Sparks
Saturday, October 3 | 1-2pm
$20 Art Center Member / $30 Non-Member

We'll take you step by step and give you all the tips you need to create either a rainbow or monochromatic wave using a dutch pour technique on a 8x8 canvas. We'll provide all supplies. This class is outdoors in front of the Art Center.

At this time, students are required 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.

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Online Classes


Online Painting Lessons with Heidi Merrick
$40 Art Center Member or $50 Non-Member
You will receive the link to the YouTube lessons in your confirmation email once you pay.

Learn how to paint with acrylics in these 6 videos! Lessons include mixing colors, shading and highlighting, learning about painting styles, painting from an image, painting a still life, and creating your own composition. 

Materials needed for this class are: Acrylic paints (at least red, blue, yellow, black, and white), paint brushes, and something to paint on (canvases, canvas boards, or thick paper). If you do not want to purchase these items on your own, we sell take home painting kits with all these supplies for $20! We are currently out of stock of painting kits, but will be ordering more soon.

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Online Drawing Lessons with Heidi Merrick
$20 Art Center Member or $30 Non-Member
You will receive the link to the YouTube lessons in your confirmation email once you pay.

This class is all online and includes 6 drawing tutorial videos. Lesson 1 is an introduction to how to use the materials, lesson 2 demonstrates a bird drawing, lesson 3 demonstrates a dog drawing, lesson 4 demonstrates a landscape drawing, lesson 5 demonstrates drawing the contour lines of a city scene, and lesson 6 demonstrates adding shadings to a city scene. In lessons 2-6, you will watch the instructor draw as she explains her process. You can either follow along or create a total different drawing!

Suggested materials:
-set of drawing pencils (You want to have at least three: a hard pencil that is labeled with an H, a dark pencil that is labeled with a number and a B (like 5B), and one in the middle that is labeled with an HB or F.), drawing eraser, kneaded eraser, blending stump (if you don't have one, you can use your finger), drawing paper (you can use printer paper, but something more suited to drawing will work better) Drawing kits are available at the Art Center for $20.

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