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: Studio 10 (back of main campus)
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!

FALL 2018:

Online registration for Fall workshops is open!


Sunday Jewelry Workshops
Jim Hosner
Sundays, 1pm-4pm
Cost: $50; Materials included unless noted – please bring cash materials fee to workshop.
Complete a project in each 3 hour workshop. All workshops are appropriate for beginners, unless noted.
Tube Setting Stones – October 14
Materials: purchase from instructor
Learn to tube set stones adding to the design of your jewelry. Materials available for purchase from instructor; bring simple designs to workshop.
Make a Ring – November 4
Learn the 3 basic steps of fabrication while creating a silver ring to custom fit your size. All materials included.
Pierced Holiday Ornaments – December 9
Materials: purchase from instructor
Create your own holiday ornament and learn to use a jeweler’s saw to create beautiful designs in metal.

Pendants & Earrings made with Precious Metal Clay
Marion Fague Bass
December 8 AND 15, 1-4pm
Cost: $100; Materials fee: $30
This is a two day introduction to Precious Metal Clay (PMC) where the students will create one or more pieces of jewelry of their own design. The first 3 hour session will include an introduction to rolling, texturing, piercing and bail-making. The students’ creations will then be fired by the instructor. During the second 2 hour session, the students will finish the pieces by learning to polish and patina.

Clay Jewelry
Cindy McDowell
October 20, November 3, AND November 10; 1-4pm
Cost: $150; Materials fee: $10
Learn how to make ceramic earrings, pendants, beads, pins and bracelets. Great for holiday gifts! You’ll explore different forms, styles, and surface treatments, such as Egyptian paste in this 3 day workshop.


Encaustics: 2 day retreat
Shelley Jean
November 10 & 11, 10am-4pm
Cost: $210; Materials fee: $45
Students of all levels are welcome to relax into a creative state as we explore the ancient art of Encaustics. From the basics to an in-depth study of the process, we’ll explore materials such as melted beeswax, pigments, damar resin, and others used to create richly colored paintings. We’ll delve into the history and versatility of this medium, as well as learning proper safety techniques, through hands-on practice after skilled and fun demonstrations. You’re welcome to bring your own photos, images and drawings, to incorporate into your new artwork. You’re going to love learning about encaustics, creating artwork, and enjoying the beautiful views of Lake Lily.


Painting: Sugar Skulls – October 6

Painting Workshops
PJ Svedja
Saturdays, 1pm-4pm
Cost: $50; Materials fee: $20
Painting: Sugar Skulls – October 6
Get in the spirit while learning vital tips on facial anatomy as we paint a skull dressed in flowers!
Fall-Inspired Still Life – November 3
Perfect for traditional painters or new painters looking for a more fundamental project. We will paint a beautiful still life while learning about value, form, and light source.
Winter Landscapes – December 1
Although it’s always sunny in Florida, we can escape to a winter wonderland in a beautiful landscape painting! Learn about color temperature, depth, and landscape painting techniques.


Printmaking: Intro to Intaglio

Printmaking: Intro to Intaglio
Sharon Verhoef
September 22, 10am-4pm
Cost: $100; Materials fee: $30
Have you ever wondered how etchings are made and what intaglio means? This workshop will enlighten you! Artists of all levels welcome, including beginners and experienced artists seeking to expand into other media. You’ll learn the history of intaglio, and then get to experience making your own. You’re welcome to bring any images you’d like to bring as a guide for the design you’ll create using a variety of marks on plexiglass. You’ll learn to recognize and utilize composition, tonal and linear images, and how to achieve various effects through mark-making and incisions. By the end, we’ll have a group of interesting prints to review!


Getting Visual Clarity: What’s your next step?
Phyllis Taylor
October 20, 12-4pm
Cost: $50; Materials fee: $10
Do you have creative ideas and no idea how to take the first step to try them? It all starts with vision. Join us for this mixed media and collage workshop designed to bring clarity to your vision through eight imaginative steps. Incorporate your favorite images into your creative play process as you create your own vision story board!