Art for Adults

The Arts Center a variety of classes for teens and adults, including visual arts classes, ballroom dance, lunchtime arts appreciation lectures, and painting workshops. Adult classes are open to students ages 14 and up!

Don’t see the class you’re looking for? Let us know what you’d like to see us offer!

Need-based scholarships are available for many classes. Contact director@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to request more information. If you love art, we want you in these classes!!

Oct
22
Mon
Drawing 101
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Drawing 101

Drawing 101
Mondays, October 22 to November 12
6:30pm to 8:00pm | $60
Teens & Adults | Instructor: Brandon Long

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw? Do you already have the basics down but want to sharpen your skills? Either way, this is the class for you! Join Creative Director Brandon Long for a four-week exploration of the fundamental concepts of drawing.

For our friends who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, sign language interpretation is available for this class. Please indicate your need for interpretation services on the registration form! If you have any questions, contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net). 

Register here

Oct
23
Tue
The Nature-Inspired Tribal Art of Borneo
Oct 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Nature-Inspired Tribal Art of Borneo

The Nature-Inspired Tribal Art of Borneo
Tuesday, October 23 | 12pm to 1pm
Dr. Matthew Klooster
$13 at the door or $40 in advance for the four-lecture series

The island of Borneo in Southeast Asia is home to the oldest rainforest on Earth and is blanketed by one of the most biodiverse landscapes.  Included in this tremendous natural diversity are the nearly 200 ethnic subgroups that make up the Dayak people, which all possess a deep physical and spiritual connection to their tropical environment. This interactive presentation will focus on the seven main ethnic groups of the Dayak and the imagery typically utilized in each culture’s artistic expression. We will then attempt to draw connections to the native rainforest wildlife that inspires this creative work, discussing why these organisms are so important to the native people.   

Dr. Matthew Klooster is Assistant Professor of Biology at Centre College. His research interests are plant population and community ecology, evolutionary-ecology, symbioses, phylogeography, population genetics, genomics, and conservation of rare and endangered species. 

Register in advance for all four of our fall arts appreciation lectures!

Oct
24
Wed
SNS – Stacked Pumpkins
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS - Stacked Pumpkins

Starry  Night Studio: Stacked Pumpkins
Wednesday, October 24
6pm to 9pm | $35
Instructor: Jennifer Ahnquist

This class is sold out! If you’d like to add your name to the waiting list, please email Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net).

These rustic pumpkins are the perfect addition to your fall home decor. Grab a friend (or two) and join us for a laid-back evening of painting.

Oct
30
Tue
Digital Reconstruction of a Van Gogh Masterpiece
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Digital Reconstruction of a Van Gogh Masterpiece

Digital Reconstruction of a Van Gogh Masterpiece
Tuesday, October 30 | 12pm to 1pm
Dr. Jeffrey Fieberg
$13 at the door

One of Vincent van Gogh’s late masterpieces, Undergrowth with Two Figures, is the most-cherished painting in the Cincinnati Art Museum’s collection.  This interactive presentation, accessible to the general public, will provide background information on Van Gogh’s life in France, where Undergrowth with Two Figures fits within Van Gogh’s life work, and past conservation work on the painting.  The painting has changed significantly since Van Gogh first executed it.  This presentation will discuss how scientific techniques were used to investigate these changes in order to produce a digital reconstruction of the painting.  Demonstration of x-ray fluorescence, the primary analytical tool used, will be performed during the presentation. 

Dr. Jeff Fieberg is the John C. Walkup Professor of Chemistry at Centre College. His research interests are in the technical art historical analyses of modernist paintings and analyses of artists’ materials. 

 

Nov
1
Thu
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family)
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family)

Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family)
Thursdays, November 1 & 15
5:00pm to 6:30pm | $35
Ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

This event is sold out. Check out our other Holy Family workshops on November 28/December 4 and December 3/17.

Create a simple clay nativity set using basic hand-building techniques. You will build your figures (Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and Manger) in Week 1, then glaze your pieces in Week 2. Your family will treasure this sweet holiday keepsake!

Register here

Nov
2
Fri
Mixed Media Sugar Skull
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mixed Media Sugar Skull

Mixed Media Sugar Skull
Friday, November 2
7pm to 9pm | $28
Instructor: Scarlet Smothers

This fun mixed-media workshop shows that the macabre can be beautiful! Join instructor Scarlet Smothers of Soulshine Studio for a free-flowing workshop that combines painting with collage techniques as you create your own, personalized sugar skull. 

Register here

Nov
6
Tue
The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks: Connections Between Art and Literature
Nov 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks: Connections Between Art and Literature

The Peaceable Kingdom by Edward Hicks: Connections Between Art and Literature 
Tuesday, November 6 | 12pm to 1pm
Dr. Milton Reigelman
$13 at the door

The Quaker minister and painter Edward Hicks is best known for his Peaceable Kingdom pictures, of which sixty-two exist. The paintings represent a messianic prophecy in the book of Isaiah (11:6): “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.” In his talk, Milton will focus on the 1826 version of the motif and its connection to American literature up to that point.

Milton Reigelman retired in 2017 after serving many roles at Centre. For more than thirty-five years, he has primarily been known as a professor of American literature and humanities at the College. At different times he has also overseen admissions and financial aid, student life, development, planning, alumni affairs, the Norton Center for the Arts, and communications.

Hand-Lettering Workshop
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hand-Lettering Workshop

Hand-Lettering Workshop
Tuesday, November 6
6pm to 8pm | $20
Instructor: Ashley Feather

This event is sold out! We have added two more sections – Monday, November 12 and Saturday, November 17.

In this class, you will learn the basics of hand lettering including typography, pairing different lettering styles, making compositions, and more. You will leave with a small frame-worthy piece of your own plus a foundation of knowledge that you can use to continue learning at home. No lettering experience required. 

 

Nov
10
Sat
Dollhouse Camp (for Grown-Ups!)
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dollhouse Camp (for Grown-Ups!)

Dollhouse Camp (for Grown-Ups!)
Weekend Workshop: November 10 & 11
10am to 4pm Saturday, 1pm to 4pm Sunday
Open to ages 14+
Facilitated by Carrie Farmer

Why let kids have all the fun? In this adult workshop, students will personalize their very own 24″ wooden dollhouses – painting the home, adding wallpaper, works of art, furniture, figures, miniature food, and so much more. At the end of the workshop, you’ll have a wonderfully unique dollhouse to keep – or share with a child!
 
Registration fee: $75. Materials fee: $35

Register here

Nov
12
Mon
Hand-Lettering Workshop
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hand-Lettering Workshop

Hand-Lettering Workshop
Monday, November 12
6pm to 8pm | $20
Instructor: Ashley Feather

This class is sold out! To put your name on the waiting list, please email Kate Snyder at kate@communityartscenter.net

In this class, you will learn the basics of hand lettering including typography, pairing different lettering styles, making compositions, and more. You will leave with a small frame-worthy piece of your own plus a foundation of knowledge that you can use to continue learning at home. No lettering experience required.

Nov
13
Tue
The Art and Archaeology of Angkor Wat
Nov 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The Art and Archaeology of Angkor Wat

The Art and Archaeology of Angkor Wat
Tuesday, November 13 | 12pm to 1pm
Drs. Robyn Cutright and Danielle La Londe
$13 at the door

Angkor Wat is one of the great architectural and religious marvels of the world. Located in modern-day Cambodia, the site was built at the peak of the Khmer empire’s might and influence. Moreover, this vast temple complex was part of a sophisticated water irrigation and reservoir system that supported the region’s unusually dense population. Drs. Robyn Cutright and Danielle La Londe discuss the archaeology of Angkor Wat and its connection the the temple’s symbolic architecture and decoration. 

Robyn Cutright is the Charles T. Hazelrigg Associate Professor of Anthropology at Centre College. Her research interests include household archaeology, anthropology and archaeology of food and cuisine, complex societies, gender studies, paleoethnobotany, and archaeology of the Andes and coastal Peru.

Danielle La Londe is an assistant professor of Classics at Centre College. She teaches Latin language and literature, and a wide range of courses on classical antiquity, including Pompeii, and the reception of classical antiquity in film, and the first-year humanities sequence. Her research focuses on political thought in Latin poetry of the late republic through the age of Nero. 

Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals)
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals)

Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals)
Tuesdays, November 13 & 27
5pm to 6:30pm | $35
Ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

Your nativity set isn’t complete with the adoring magi and faithful manger beasts. In this two-week workshp, students will have the opportunity to create three ‘supporting’ characters, choosing animals, kings, or a combination of figures! The first session will focus on building the basic figures. We’ll glaze them on Day 2. Please note that the class weeks are not sequential – these projects require drying time! 
 
This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing. 

Register here

Nov
14
Wed
LWTA – Lydia Ellis (Music Practitioner)
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Lydia Ellis (Music Practitioner)

Lunch with the Arts – Lydia DiMartino-Ellis
Wednesday, November 14
12pm to 1pm | $5 at the door ($3 students)

Lydia DiMartino-Ellis has been involved with music in Danville for over 30 years, having taught in the Danville/Boyle County school systems and at local churches and served as the director and piccolo soloist for the Advocate Brass Band. Lydia is president of Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit that promotes and supports education in the arts in Kentucky, especially Danville and Boyle County.

During her presentation, Lydia will describe/demonstrate what it means to be a certified Music Practitioner–a type of Therapeutic Musician.  Medical Administrators are especially invited to come and learn about this drug-free form of Complimentary Medicine!

Sign language interpretation will be provided at this event. 

The 2018-2019 season of Lunch with the Arts is generously supported by Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda and Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc.

Nov
17
Sat
Holiday Ceramics Workshop
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Holiday Ceramics Workshop

Holiday Ceramics Workshop
Saturdays, November 17 & December 1
10:00am to 11:30am | $35
Instructor: Catherine Thomsen

Create beautiful and unique ceramic pieces to add to your holiday decorations. In this two-week workshop, students will create three turtledove ornaments and a 5″ pine tree luminary! You will build your pieces in Week 1 and glaze them in Week 2. Please note that the class weeks are not sequential – these projects require drying time!
 
This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing. 

Register here

Hand-Lettering Workshop
Nov 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hand-Lettering Workshop

Hand-Lettering Workshop
Saturday, November 17
1pm to 3pm | $20
Instructor: Ashley Feather

This class is sold out! To put your name on the waiting list, please email Kate Snyder at kate@communityartscenter.net

In this class, you will learn the basics of hand lettering including typography, pairing different lettering styles, making compositions, and more. You will leave with a small frame-worthy piece of your own plus a foundation of knowledge that you can use to continue learning at home. No lettering experience required. 

Nov
18
Sun
SNS – Reindeer Lights
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SNS - Reindeer Lights

Starry Night Studio: Reindeer Lights
Sunday, November 18 | 2pm to 4pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Lela Germann

Oh no! This mischievous reindeer seems to have gotten himself into a bit of a pickle while decorating for Christmas!

In this class, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions to help you create your own whimsical Christmas painting. Artists ages 7+ may paint unaccompanied. Younger painters should bring a supportive adult.

Register here

Nov
25
Sun
SNS – Merry Christmas Car
Nov 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
SNS - Merry Christmas Car

Starry Night Studio – Merry Christmas Car
Sunday, November 25 | 2pm to 5pm
$35 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

This painting captures so many Christmas memories of loading up the family car and heading home for the holidays. The words at the bottom can be substituted for your family’s name – or omitted entirely. Grab a friend and join us for a festive evening of painting. No previous experience required!

Register here

Nov
26
Mon
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals 2)
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals 2)

Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Kings & Animals 2)
Mondays, November 26 & December 10
5pm to 6:30pm | $35
Ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

Your nativity set isn’t complete with the adoring magi and faithful manger beasts. In this two-week workshp, students will have the opportunity to create three ‘supporting’ characters, choosing animals, kings, or a combination of figures! The first session will focus on building the basic figures. We’ll glaze them on Day 2. Please note that the class weeks are not sequential – these projects require drying time! 
 
This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials and firing. 

Register here

Nov
28
Wed
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family 2)
Nov 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family 2)

Ceramic Nativity Workshop (Holy Family)
Wednesdays, November 28 & December 12
5:00pm to 6:30pm | $35
Ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

This class is sold out! To add your name to the waiting list, please contact Kate (kate@communityartscenter.net).

Create a simple clay nativity set using basic hand-building techniques. You will build your figures (Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and Manger) in Week 1, then glaze your pieces in Week 2. Your family will treasure this sweet holiday keepsake!

Register here

SNS – Starry Snowman
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS - Starry Snowman

Starry Night Studio – Starry Snowman
Wednesday, November 28 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Jennifer Ahnquist

With its van Gogh-inspired background, this may be the most artistic snowman you’ll ever create! But don’t be intimidated – no previous painting experience is required for this fun, laid-back class. A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. 

Register here