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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Introduction to Oil Painting with Kymberlee Stanley
Sundays, June 24th, 2:00-5:00pm
Materials Provided: $65
BYOM (bring your own materials): $50
Want to have fun learning a new art medium in a supportive, small group setting? Come join us for an introduction to the beauty of oil painting and leave with your first work of art! Kymberlee will provide materials, or you can bring your own, for an afternoon of playing with paint, exploring color and values, and learning a new way to creative expression. * Registration required by June 20th *
WATERCOLOR FLORALS with Sarah Arace
Wednesday, June 27th, 6:00-8:00pm, Advance Registration Required
Learn to paint more loosely and expressively in watercolor and ink! Flowers are a great subject to use when seeking out how to paint more fluidly, and in this class you'll learn and practice techniques that will strengthen your painting skills. This class is beginner friendly and you will take a couple small pieces home.
INTERMEDIATE LINOLEUM PRINTMAKING with Emma Bradford
Tuesday, July 10th, 6:30-8:30pm, Advance Registration Required
Learn to design and cut your own linoleum plate to print on fabric! We’ll cut into linoleum blocks or pieces to print with permanent ink on tea cloth, canvas bags, or fabric of your own preference if you’d like to bring some in to use. Materials will be provided for use in class.
WATERCOLOR ILLUSTRATION & ARCHITECTURE with Rachel Pritchett
Sunday, July 15th & August 12th, 3:00-5:00pm, Advance Registration Required
$50.00 each class
Combine pen and brush work to create your own painting of the Parthenon and take home a very Nashville piece of art!
INTRODUCTION TO INDIGO AND SHIBORI DYEING with Aaron Head
Tuesday, July 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
Come and learn basics of itajime, or shape resist, shibori dyeing. You'll also learn to dye natural fiber goods in a plant derived indigo vat. A cotton tea towel will be provided, along with cotton muslin squares. Students are encouraged to bring their own natural fiber home goods and clothing from home. Please wear old clothing and shoes that can be stained because the dye will likely splash!
NASHVILLE SKYLINE ACRYLIC PAINTING with Douglas Charlton
Thursday, July 19th, August 16th, September 13th, and October 18th, 6:30-9pm, 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! It is about the process not necessarily the product though participants always leave happy. Paintings are completed on a hand built oak base around 10x22.
INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPES with Elizabeth Braswell
Thursday, July 26th, 6:30-9:30
Tap into your creativity and express yourself in your own unique watercolor landscapes!
* This class is a follow up to the Fluid Watercolor Landscapes or for those with some experience in watercolor.
ABSTRACT FACES with Meg Marano
Thursday, August 2nd, 6:30-8:30
Who doesn't love a good face? Great for any artist level. Start with a stick figure and work your way to abstract! In this class you will focus on faces and leave with your own unique painting.
PET PORTRAITS IN WATERCOLOR with Sarah Arace
SERIES on Tuesdays, August 7th, 14th, 21st, 6:30-9:00pm
For this series, Sarah will help attendees create and perfect a beautiful rendering of their pet (or someone else's!). Attendees will send in a high resolution photo of a pet which she will sketch out on 9x12 HOT PRESSED paper (so no drawing required!). Sarah will also pre-pick a colorpalette for each pet depending on the participant's preferences and what is best suited for that best.
INTRODUCTION TO ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES with Elizabeth Braswell
Wednesdays, August 22nd and 29th, 6:30-9:00pm
Join Elizabeth as she teaches basic painting skills to create loose and free landscapes!
Introduction to Book Making with Molly Margaret
Thursday, August 30th, 6:30-8pm
Finding the perfect notebook, journal or sketchbook can be a challenge but it doesn’t have to be! Come learn how to create a book of your very own design and size in just over an hour. Participants will choose from a variety of hand marbleized paper by Molly, her Molly Marbles line (as seen on Instagram under Markerette) as their book cover paper.
BIRDS IN WATERCOLOR with Sarah Arace
Tuesday, September 4th, 6:30-8:00pm
Enjoy an evening of experimentation and fun while you learn the fundamentals of watercolor and create some of your favorite birds. From the fluttering hummingbird to the wise owl we will be exploring and developing creativity. This is a beginner friendly class and you will will take home a couple finished small paintings.
REALISTIC WATERCOLOR FLOWERS with Elizabeth Braswell
Sunday, September 9th, 2:00-5:00pm
A realistic approach to painting flowers with detail and light. While no experience is necessary, this class is best suited for those interested in learning and refining their skills in watercolor!
INTRODUCTION TO ENCAUSTIC PAINTING with Cindy Birdsong, M.Ed.
SERIES on Tuesdays, September 16th & 23rd, 2:00-5:00pm
Encaustics are an ancient art form from the Egyptians that incorporates warm beeswax with added pigment to create an image mainly on a wood surface. Items may be imbedded between the layers of wax and images transferred onto the surface to create a finished painting.
BEGINNER'S EMBROIDERY with Aaron Head
Thursday, September 27th, 6:30-8:30pm
Learn the basics of handling embroidery floss, perle cotton, and alternatives to embroidery floss · Learn techniques to transfer designs from paper to fabric. ·
EXPRESSIVE FLORALS IN WATERCOLOR with Sarah Arace
Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:00-8:00pm
Have a night out with a friend or just take an art break solo, and enjoy an evening of experimenting with watercolor and ink. We will be going over a loose and expressive painting technique of painting fall flowers. This is a beginner friendly class, and you will be bringing home a couple finished paintings home.
MIXED MEDIA AND MORE with Cindy Birdsong, M.Ed.
SERIES on Sundays, October 14th & 21st, 2:00-5:00pm
Bring your creativity and imagination and explore the varied techniques of Mixed Media art. This three session class will explore the basics texture, transfers and alternative materials and the use of painting media to create personalized works of Art. All skill levels welcome. Open to adults and teens.
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