Attempt a new technique or medium or perfect your skills with hands-on art workshops for artists of all skill levels.

Art School Workshops for Adults


Sketch Club
Sketch Club is a drop-in figure drawing opportunity for artists 18 years of age and older. (No registration needed.)
When:  Sketch Club meets Thursday nights, 6:45-9:15 PM
Where: Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W Packwood Ave. Maitland
Pose schedule: The first and third Thursdays of each month include short poses ranging from 1 minute to 20 minutes. The second and fourth Thursdays of each month are long pose nights which include only one pose, with breaks, for the duration of the sketch club.
Supplies: Easels are provided on a first come, first served basis. Please bring your own art materials.
Cost:  $10.00 for members, $15 for not-yet members (cash preferred)

Matching Ring Workshop
Instructor: Jim Hosner
By appointment, Sundays
Cost: $175 per pair
Create a lasting memory with your favorite person! Design and create matching rings with your best friend, parent, partner, etc. No experience necessary and all tools provided. Materials: silver is approximately $50, all other materials – call for a quote!

Summer 2018 Workshops

Advance registration is required. Click on workshop name to register online.


Painting Workshops
Instructor: PJ Svedja
Saturdays, 1pm-4pm
Cost: $50; Materials fee: $20
These workshops are a blend of painting and mixed media techniques, exploring a looser style of painting and greater expression. Appropriate for all learners, unless noted.
July 7 – Mixed Media Birds
Charcoal! Acrylic! Collage! Oh my! This class is for the free spirit or technical artist who is dying to break free; draw and paint birds like never before! Learn layering and texturing techniques while creating a piece that will leave everyone wondering “how’d they do that?!”
August 4 – Funky fresh animals
Give your animal paintings a boost of color! This class is all about color and value; follow along as we learn the whole process from altering the reference photo to the final painting. Learn to convert traditional animal portraiture into a vibrant expression of color.
September 1 – Expressive florals
Back by popular demand! Learn to loosen up floral paintings in this fun and expressive class– this class really pushes the limits of acrylic paint ranging from drippy to chunky. Create a beautiful floral painting like never before!


Exploring Encaustics
Instructor: Shelley Jean
July 14, 10am-4pm
Cost: $135; Materials fee: $30
Come explore this contemporary experimentation with printmaking to create beautiful translucent prints! Students will create one of a kind monotypes using pigmented beeswax and specialty papers on oxidized aluminum heated palettes and explore mark making, mixed media collage, additive and subtractive process, and a painterly approach.


Sculpting for Outdoors
Instructor: Susan Carter
August 4 & 5, 10am-4pm
Cost: $125; Materials: supplies list
Always wanted to create your own outdoor sculpture, or garden ornament, or fairy houses? During this workshop, you’ll learn to use Pal Tiya, a cement/clay material that is easy to use and mix, and models like clay, but sets to a water and weatherproof hardness. The instructor will guide you in creating your own sculptures – bring your ideas! For ages 15 & up with accompanying paying adult.


Macrame: Wall Hangings & Tree Wrapping
Instructor: Victoria Walsh (AKA Macrame Momma)
July 21, 12pm-5pm
Cost: $45; Materials fee: $15 + supplies list
Participate in a unique marriage of art and nature. We’ll create macrame wall hangings to take home and macrame tree skirts to enliven the grounds of the Art & History Museums – Maitland. For ages 15 & up with accompanying paying adult.

Macrame: Plant hangers
Instructor: Victoria Walsh (AKA Macrame Momma)
August 18, 2pm-5pm
Cost: $30; Materials fee: $15 + supplies list
MacraMAKE your own macrame plant hanger! Learn how to weave traditional knots and sculpt a beautiful hanging basket for your home. All cord, rings, and other tools as well as your very own plant to complete the hanger, will be provided to each student. You will also receive a take home booklet of hand drawn instructions to help you recreate each knot at home. For ages 15 & up with accompanying paying adult.