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)
Time:  Sketch Club meets Tuesday nights, 6:45-9:00 PM
Where: Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W Packwood Ave. Maitland
Schedule: The first and third Tuesdays of each month include short poses ranging from 1 minute to 20 minutes. The second and fourth Tuesdays 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 plan to bring your own art materials.
Fee:  $10.00 for members and $15 for not-yet members

Matching Rings
By appt., Sundays, 1-5pm
$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!

Wedding and Engagement Rings
By appt, 2 consecutive Sundays, 1-5pm
$275 per couple
Getting married soon? Design and create your own wedding ring ensemble as a couple in this 2 day workshop. No experience necessary and all tools provided. Call for a quote on materials.


Summer 2017 Workshops

Click the workshop titles below for more information or to register. Advance registration is required.


Silver Anniversary Series Jewelry Workshops
Complete a project in each unique 3 hour workshop with celebrated instructor Jim Hosner and his specially invited guest instructors. All workshops are appropriate for beginners, unless noted, and all materials are included, unless noted. (Bring cash to workshop for any material fees).
Instructors: Jim Hosner & special guest instructors
Sundays, 1-4pm — click on the link above to register!
Members: $45, Others: $50; materials: included unless noted in description
June 11: Make a Ring – with Jim Hosner
Learn to make a silver ring, complete with texturing techniques and more.
June 25: Cold Connections – with Candace Stern
Learn how to connect metal sheet and/or other objects with rivets – no torch needed! Students will practice various cold connections: ball head rivets, flat head rivets, eyelets, small bolts and screws, and tube rivets, and leave with a practice piece for reference. Students will also create a simple, finished piece with a bail. Materials are $20. 
July 9: Enameling Metal for Jewelry – with Jim Hosner
Learn to add color to metal using enamel, as jewelers have done since ancient times.
July 16: Viking Knit – with Linda Banning
Learn the ancient art of weaving wire to make beautiful modern jewelry chains, using techniques from the age of the Vikings in 9th-10th century Scandinavia. Materials are $25.
August 13: Spinner Rings – with Jim Hosner
Also known as meditation or worry rings, spinner rings have a wider inner band, and a rotating smaller, exterior band that spins around the interior. Create your own custom fit and design spinner ring.
August 27: Wire Wrapping & Beading – with Marion Fague-Bass
Create a copper chain and leather cord necklace with a beautiful stone pendant – starting with little more than some wire! Learn how to make some basic wire components such as head pins, jump rings and clasps. You will also learn some basic forging (hammering) techniques. Materials are $5.

Encaustics: Monotypes
Shelley Jean
Saturday, August 5, 10am-4pm (break for lunch)
$115 Members, $135 others; 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.

Handmade Paper
Suzanne Oberholtzer
Saturday & Sunday, August 12-13
Saturday 10am-4pm (break for lunch); Sunday 1-4pm
$158 Members, $185 others; Materials fee: purchase from instructor as needed
Explore the process of making paper from plant fibers to create sheets which can be layered or built into simple forms in this two day workshop. All are welcome to participate!