Winter 2017 Classes Begin January 10

Art School Classes for Adults


Jewelry: Fabrication
Jim Hosner
Tuesday 10am-1pm | Tuesday 6-9pm | Wednesday 10am – 1pm | Wednesday  6-9pm | Saturday 10am-1pm <9 weeks>
Members: $166.50, Others: $185; Materials fee: $55
Join this incredibly popular program to learn the three stages of fabrication– cutting, welding, polishing– while completing original projects. Students also learn stone-setting and safety techniques.


Beginning Pottery
Cindy McDowell
Thursdays / 6pm – 9pm <9 weeks>
Members: $220.50; Others: $245; Materials Fee: $35
Learn the basics of pottery: different types of construction techniques (hand building, wheel throwing, form alteration and manipulation), multiple decoration techniques (applying textures, using slips and glazes), and learn about the differences in low, high, and raku firings by experimentation. Open to students building their own artistic practice for the first time, or to those refreshing their skills.

Ceramic Open Studio
Cindy McDowell & others
Wednesdays / 6-9pm <4-9 weeks>
4 weeks: Members: $110; Others: $124
9 weeks: Members: $220.50; Others: $245
Looking for an opportunity to pursue your own path in ceramics? Need only an occasional helpful hint? Then Ceramics  Open Studio is for you! Bring your own materials and supplies to create your artwork using our potter’s wheels and studio. Staff are present to nudge you along, but this is for the self-directed, experienced artist. Please note: if firing, your clay must be from Florida Clay Art, and appropriate for our kilns (see list).

Pottery: Alternative Firings
Cindy McDowell
Tuesdays / 6pm – 9pm <9 weeks>
Members: $220.50; Others: $245; Materials Fee: $35
Work with alternative firing techniques such as saggars, horse hair, raku and pit firing. Other techniques include airbrushing stoneware glazes, trailing glaze and slip, colored clay, colored slip, and other less used decorative techniques. Beginning pottery, or experience with clay, is recommended before taking this class.

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All Things Encaustics
Shelly Jean
Tuesdays, 6-9pm  <9 weeks>
Members: $220, Others: $245; Materials fee: $55
Studios at Lake Lily
If you are looking to engage in a new medium, or to delve deeper into what encaustics has to offer, this class is for you! We will explore the luminosity and versatility of this ancient art of painting with beeswax and pigments, and incorporate techniques such as fusing, transfer, shellac burns, pigment sticks, mark-making, and monoprinting. All levels welcomed.

Encaustics: Photography
Shelly Jean
Thursdays, 6-9pm  <9 weeks>
Members: $220, Others: $245; Materials fee: $55
Studios at Lake Lily
Combine photography with the ancient art of painting using beeswax and pigments to create unique surfaces and artwork. This all level class will emphasize the variety of ways images can be incorporated into encaustic artwork such as pouring, image transfer, dipping, hand-coloring, and texturing. Bring your photos and explore how to transform them into reborn artwork.

Painting: Acrylics
PJ Svedja
Wednesdays, 7-9pm <9 weeks>
Members: $180 , Others:$200
In this multi-level class, explore the basics of using acrylic paints artistically. Students enhance his/her own aesthetic while learning fundamental skills, techniques and color theory.

Chinese Brush Painting
Teresa Lachowicz-Chin
Wednesdays, 6-8pm <6 weeks>
Members: $108, Others: $120
Studios at Lake Lily
Learn about the rich tradition of Chinese brush painting, and explore techniques by painting the Four Gentlemen: orchid, bamboo, chrysanthemum, and plum blossom using inks on rice paper. All levels welcomed.

Beginning Oil Painting
Calixto O’ Neill
Thursdays, 10am-1pm <9 weeks>
Saturdays, 10am-1pm
Members: $170, Others: $185
Studios at Lake Lily
Learn to accurately paint landscapes and reflections, as well as glass and metal objects in still life. Start by learning how to use tools and supplies, mix colors, and continue to procedural paintings that explore atmospheric perspective and values. Open to students with no experience in oil painting, or those looking to refresh their basic skills.

Beginning Drawing
Calixto O’ Neill
Fridays, 10am-12pm <9 weeks>
Members: $145, Others: $160
Explore line, shape, form, distance and angles while developing skills in drawing and learning to see like an artist.

Intermediate Drawing
Calixto O’ Neill
Tuesdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm <9 weeks>
Members: $170, Others: $185
Continue to develop drawing skills through intensive value studies and more, and create realistic renderings of people, animals, and objects. Beginning drawing is a recommended prerequisite.

Beginning Watercolors
Glen Ward
Monday 1-5pm <6 weeks>
Members:$160, Others: $180
Studios at Lake Lily
Start at the very beginning to acquire fundamental watercolor skills and explore techniques unique to this medium. A step by step approach ensures all students, regardless of experience, will be successful.

Advanced Watercolors
Glen Ward
Sunday afternoon 1-5pm  <6 weeks>
Members: $160, Others: $180
Studios at Lake Lily
This class is designed for students who are familiar with watercolor basics, and are looking to explore new and different techniques, including incorporating mixed media with watercolors, increased skills, and more. Beginning watercolors is a recommended prerequisite.

Fundamentals of Painting
Glen Ward
Saturday 2-6pm <9 weeks>
Members: $180, Others: $200
Studios at Lake Lily
If you’ve ever wanted to try painting, this is the class for you! Beginning students learn to see like an artist and master the necessary techniques and vocabulary to plan and develop artwork. Each class progresses on the next, and students can expect to see their skills quickly grow through studies of line, shape, form, color, tone, texture, space, and composition.


Sculpture 1: Figure, Abstract & more 
Steve Piscitelli, Susan Carter & Kent Arblaster
Saturdays 10am-1pm <9 weeks>
Members: $166.50, Others: $185; Materials fee: $65; Model fee: $10 per class
Sculpting for beginning through advanced students. Bring your sculpting dreams! Students may choose to explore figure, abstract, representational or other forms of sculpture in clay or wax; completed 18” sculptures are cast ready for use in Sculpture 2.  Participants must be over 18 years old, and are requested to pay model fee as appropriate to their projects.

Sculpture 2: Bronze Casting and More
Steve Piscitelli, Susan Carter & Kent Arblaster
Saturdays 10am-1pm <9 weeks>
Members: $166.50, Others: $185; Materials: purchase as needed from instructor
Explore new casting methods and finishing techniques using a variety of materials including bronze, waxes, acrylic and urethane plastics, foam rubber, plaster and cement products. Sculpture 1 is a recommended prerequisite, to provide a cast ready sculpture. Participants must be over 18 years old.