Visual Arts

kids-teens-adults

Come and enjoy art classes in a variety of subjects in a variety of media. Your downtown art center offers art classes, workshops,  special events, artist studios, birthday parties, gallery and meeting spaces and more! Weekly classes and workshops are offered in drawing, painting, and ceramics. Each class is unique and small in size. Students focus on growing as individuals with a lot of personal attention from instructors. The projects are fun and creative and will be taught by our accomplished artists and teachers.     

 

Our art classes meet in 8-week sessions as follows:

Session 1: August 16-October 4
Session 2: October 11- December 18 th ; no classes October 18-22 & Nov 22-26
Session 3: Jan 10-March 11 th ; no classes Feb 14-18
Session 4: March 21-May 20; no classes April 4-8

visual arts classes

2021-2022

Dates: August 16, 2021 – May 20, 2022 |  Principal: Kim RinerInstructors: Kim Riner, Georgina Osuna-Diaz, Bunyan Morris, Robin Spitler, and Linda Smith 

Call 912.212.2787 to register!

kids

KidShop Studio

Mondays @ 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 5-10 years old
Instructor: Anna Forbes
Tuition: $99 per 8-week session ($90 member) + $5 supply fee

Explore your creativity! Classes offer students the chance to experience a variety of media including sculpture, painting, drawing and more. Students will work on a variety of projects with an emphasis on fun, creativity, and self-expression all while learning valuable artistic techniques. This class is appropriate for all levels from the beginner just looking for fun to the avid artist looking for new ways to experiment and improve their work!

Hand-Building in Clay for Kids

Tuesdays @ 4 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Ages: 5-12 years old
Instructor: Crystal Holman
Tuition: $110 per 8-week session ($100 member) + $15 supply fee

Kids will experience the fun and challenges of creating with clay in a positive learning environment. In this class, students will create a variety of projects that use basic clay techniques such as: coiling, pinching and slab construction. The projects will encourage problem-solving skills while at the same time allowing the student to explore their creativity with clay. Students will create projects that are adapted to their learning level while at the same time challenging them to strive to a higher level of mastery. This is a wonderful class for the student who is just beginning with clay, and this is also a great class for the student who is interested in applying the basic hand-building skills to develop their artistic expression in clay.

Kids on Canvas: Drawing & Painting

Tuesdays @ 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 9-14 years old
Instructor: Cameron Harrison
Tuition: $99 per 8-week session ($90 member) + $15 supply fee

Students will explore the world of drawing and painting in this class. They will be encouraged to let their own creativity guide them with the paints while learning about the materials and techniques.  For inspiration, we will look at various artists throughout history to understand how they made creative and inventive artwork.  We will draw and paint on a variety of surfaces. For each new technique, students will receive a class demonstration at the beginning of class. 

Youth Wheel Throwing

Wednesdays @ 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 9-16 years old
Instructor: Doris Locklear
Tuition: $120 per 8-week session ($100 member) + $15 supply fee

Come have fun with clay! This class is an introduction to the potter's wheel for beginning students. Basic throwing skills will be taught, as well as the technical skills needed to make beautiful creations. Surface treatments will also be explored to finish your artwork with style. This course is limited to seven students per session.

Hand-Building in Clay for Youth

Fridays @ 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Ages: 11-16 years old
Instructor: Kimberly Riner
Tuition: $110 per 8-week session ($100 member) + $15 supply fee

Kids will have a blast expressing themselves artistically through the medium of clay. In this class kids will learn to design and make hand-built pottery and ceramic sculpture using various techniques such as slab construction, coiling, and pinching. Glazing techniques will also be covered in this course. This is a great class for all levels; we start with the basic construction methods and explore the limitless possibilities of the material.

Art Your Way

Tuesdays @ 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Ages: 14 & up
Instructor: Bunyan Morris
Tuition: $110 per 8-week session ($100 member)

Designed for emerging as well as experienced adult artists, the content and projects in this course are presented in a friendly, informal style giving each participant practical information about art and techniques. This approach will give the participants the confidence and the skills needed to comfortably discuss and create art. Beginning artists need not fear and advanced artists will find growth. Participants will provide their own materials and will work in the media of their choice.

Drawing for the Ultimate Beginner

Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Ages: 14 & up
Instructor: Bunyan Morris
Tuition: $110 per 8-week session ($100 member)

If learning to draw has always been a desire, but a lack of skills or knowledge has been a fear factor, this class is for you. Join Bunyan Morris as he guides the class through the basics of drawing through perception. We will begin with the very basics such as how to perceive what you are drawing, how to use shading to create form and how to draw with more confidence. Supplies needed: Drawing pencils, eraser and a quality sketchbook. 

teens & adults

Ceramic Sampler Classes

Tuesday Ceramic Sampler | Tuesdays @ 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Wednesday Ceramic Sampler | Wednesdays @ 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Friday Ceramic Sampler | Fridays @ 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Ages: 14 years old & up
Instructor: Kimberly Riner
Tuition: $204 per 8-week session ($185 member) 

No matter how young or old you can be successful in clay. Employing a variety of hand building and wheel throwing techniques we will have fun making functional and sculptural pieces. We will glaze and fire our work to take home and enjoy. This is a perfect class for all levels!  Pick the day and time that works best for you.  Our instructor will individualize instruction to your needs. Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay with glazes and firings, as well as practice time during Open Studio hours. Additional clay and tools can be purchased.

Advanced Wheel Throwing

Thursdays @ 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Instructor: Linda Whitt Smith
Tuition: $204 per 8-week session ($185 member)

Advanced Wheel Throwing
This class is designed for the ceramics student who is experienced. The Advanced Throwing class will
focus on furthering throwing skills, especially larger, complex forms. The class will give students one on
one attention and help them develop as artists. 

Painting with Watercolors

Only 2 (eight week) sessions per year!

Session 1: Sept 9 - Oct 28

Session 2: January 6 - February 24

Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Instructor: Rebecca Hibbs

Tuition: $110 per 8-week session ($100 member)

In this class, both beginners and intermediates will learn the ins and outs of watercolor painting. Join Rebecca to delve into the basics of the medium and studies of value, light and color mixing. Small class sizes insure personalized time with the instructor. 

Homeschool classes

Hand-Building in Clay for Homeschoolers

Tuesdays @ 2 p.m.-3 p.m.
Ages: 5-13 years old
Instructor:  Robin Spitler
Tuition: $110 per 8-week session ($100 member) + $15 supply fee

This class is designed for home-schooled children who want to explore working with clay. Students will learn basic hand-building skills to create functional and sculptural works. Hand-building includes pinching, coiling, and working with slabs. Projects include animals, pottery, tiles and more. Students will decorate and glaze their finished pieces.

Kids on Canvas: Drawing & Painting for Homeschoolers

Tuesdays @ 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Ages: 6-12 years old
Instructor: Georgina Osuna-Diaz
Tuition: $99 per 8-week session ($90 member) + $15 supply fee

Students will explore the world of drawing and painting in this class. They will be encouraged to let their own creativity guide them with the paints while learning about the materials and techniques. For inspiration, we will look at various artists throughout history to understand how they made creative and inventive artwork. We will draw and paint on a variety of surfaces. For each new technique, students will receive a class demonstration at the beginning of class.