IT'S TIME FOR A NIGHT CLASS
Ever wish you had more time or space for calligraphy, photography or abstract art? Our adult classes are where you want to be on nights & weekends. Taught by featured Nashville artists, bring your wine, friends and join us for a night of creativity and fun!
Our classes are individualized with each student walking away with a completed, unique work of their own.
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Adult classes require registration at least 48 hours in advance to ensure materials are prepped for all attendees. If you'd like to register closer to the class time, please email for confirmation prior to registering!
SOFT PASTEL LANDSCAPES with Sarah Arace
Thursday, February 21st, or March 21st, 7:00-9:00pm, Advance Registration Required
This colorful class is for the beginners to intermediate artists interested in working with soft pastels. Participants will review the basics for landscape design and learn more in depth about layering techniques. Participants will leave with one (possibility two) finished landscapes. It can be anything from a winter wonderland to a deserted tropical island.
NASHVILLE SKYLINE ACRYLIC PAINTING with Douglas Charlton
Thursday, March 7th, 7:00-9:00pm, Advance Registration Required
For this workshop, Douglas will direct you through his process applying acrylic on wood to create your very own original Nashville skyline. This class is perfect for beginners and pros! Participants can brainstorm a color scheme to match a room in their house, or create a painting for a friend, or just wing it!
BRUSH LETTERING with Molly Margaret
Thursday, February 28th or May 7th, 7:00-9:00pm, Advance Registration Required
Come explore the world of brush lettering! In this class we will look at the many lettering effects and styles you can achieve using brushes and brush markers. We will cover a full brush alphabet, letter variations from edgy to flowy and a few basic illustration examples using a brush. Using a wide range of markers you'll create new letter forms with ease.
DRAWING ALL LEVELS with Emma Bradford
Thursday March 14th, 7:00-9:00pm, or Sunday April 21st or May 26th, 4:00-6:00pm, Advanced Registration Required
If you are interested in brushing up on drawing techniques or working with colors for the first time, this class is for you! For those who have had some experience with drawing, this is a great class to expand in their mark making, values &/or color theory.
SOFT PASTELS 101 with Sarah Arace
Tuesday, April 30th, or May 14th, 7:00-9:00pm, Advance Registration Required
This colorful class Sarah will go over the basics of soft pastels. Participants will not only take home 3-4 finished pieces of work, but knowledge of materials and techniques when working in this fun medium. Participants are asked to bring in subject or photos to pull inspiration from.
MODERN CALLIGRAPHY with Molly Margaret
Thursday, April 4th, 7:00-9:30pm, Advance Registration Required
Whether you’ve taken a calligraphy class before or never picked up a pen and ink this class is designed to inspire you to get creative at all skill levels. It will be a night filled with fun and learning, no previous calligraphy experience is needed. My goal is to inspire you to use the concepts you learn in this class to add flare to your next party, holiday cards, crafting, gifting and more!
WATERCOLOR, INK & YOUR IMAGINATION with Sarah Arace
Wednesday, April 10th & May 1st, 7:00-9:00pm, Advanced Registration Required
In this playful class Sarah will share her techniques on creating with your imagination. Participants will leave with 3-4 finished small paintings, different watercolor techniques, and confidence in working with mixed media.
Sarah will pick out color palettes, and give different techniques and prompts on letting the ego go, and letting that inner child out to play.
This is perfect for beginners and those who haven’t “let go” for a while.
ABSTRACT ACRYLIC PAINTING with Douglas Charlton
Thursday, April 11th, May 16th, or June 6th, , 7:00-9:00pm, Advance Registration Required
In this class we will use color to spark emotion and most importantly have you create a color scheme that works in your home. With a few simple and linear brush strokes this class will provide an individual, not to mention an original piece of artwork that's all your own.
FLUID WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPES with Elizabeth Braswell
TWO PART SERIES
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 19th & 20th, 7:00-9:00pm, Advanced Registration Required
Tap into your creativity and express yourself in your own unique watercolor landscapes!
You will experience everything that you need to know to paint water color landscapes. Emphasis will be on creating completed paintings that include:
Skies, trees, grass, and hills
foreground, middleg-grond and background
INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING with Kymberlee Stanley @ STUDIO K
THREE PART SERIES
Wednesdays, April 3rd, 10th, and 17th, 1:00-3:00pm at Studio K
One month of weekly drop in oil painting workshop time with Kymberlee Stanley and a small group of other beginning painters. The focus of this class will be on learning basics and applying new knowledge each week. Classes are held in private Studio K in a cozy studio experience.
DRAWING 101 with Emma Bradford
THREE PART SERIES
Sunday, April 7, 14, & 21, 4:00-6:00pm, Advanced Registration Required
If you are interested in brushing up or learning drawing techniques for the first time, this class is for you! This class is great for beginners or artists who are a little out of practice to learn a few drawing techniques that are helpful for other areas of art making as well. In this series, you will use graphite to practice drawing from life, utilizing a grid for drawing from a photo reference, adding value and marks to create form. Throughout we will review Elements of Art as well as Principles of Design.
PAINTING PLACES with ACRYLIC PAINT with Leighton Lancaster
FOUR PART SERIES
Wednesdays, April 24th, May 8th, 15th, & 22nd, 10:00am-12:00pm, Advanced Registration Required
Come join Leighton as she demonstrates how to paint places, whether a landscape, beach scene, or building, that has meaning to you. She will show you how to use value, texture, and brush strokes to create different areas to transform a photo into a painting by your hand.
DRAWING 101 in COLOR with Emma Bradford
FOUR PART SERIES
Sunday, May 5, 12, 19 & 22, 4:00-6:00pm, Advanced Registration Required
Curious about painting or color theory? This is a great class to explore some basic techniques with little pressure. For those who have had some experience with drawing, this is a great class to expand in their mark making, values & also color theory. We will be working with oil pastel, a wonderful medium that is forgiving while also has the ability to create complex colors and beautiful marks.
INTRO TO WATER MIXABLE OIL PAINT with Elizabeth Braswell
TWO PART SERIES Thursdays, April 25th & May 2nd, 1:00-3:00pm
The timeless beauty of oil paint designed for artists with allergies and sensitivity to solvent smells. Cleans up easily and acts like oils. You will learn the basics of mixing and applying this wonderful new medium. In the second class, you’ll create a small painting from start to finish using water mixable oil paint.
BOTANICAL PAINTING with OIL PAINTS with Lauren Rosenblum
FOUR PART SERIES
Monday, May 6th, 13th, 20th, & 27th, 1:00-3:00pm, Registration Required
This class is designed to teach students how to paint botanicals, using oil paint and is perfect for beginners as well as advanced students. Lauren will take you step by step through the process starting with preparing your surface. Lauren will be discussing some fundamental techniques of drawing, emphasizing value and form.
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