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 Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to request more information. If you love art, we want you in these classes!!

May
28
Sun
SNS: Blue Blooms
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SNS: Blue Blooms

Starry Night Studio: Blue Blooms
Sunday, May 28
2:00pm to 4:00pm | $28

Add a splash of color to your home with these vibrant, elegant flowers. We’ll use a 12″ square canvas for this painting. No experience? No problem! Starry Night Studio classes are perfect for artists of all abilities. A professional artist will provide step-by-step instructions!

Register here.

Jun
13
Tue
SNS: Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
SNS: Van Gogh's Starry Night

Starry Night Studio: Van Gogh’s Starry Night
Tuesday, June 13
6:30pm to 9:30pm | $35

This is it! The iconic painting that inspired our Starry Night Studio painting workshops. This is your chance to recreate van Gogh’s masterpiece, following step-by-step instructions from a professional artist. You’ll be amazed by what you can create!

Register here.

Jun
14
Wed
Lunch with the Arts: Joni Morgan
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch with the Arts: Joni Morgan

Lunch with the Arts: Joni Morgan
Wednesday, June 21 | 12pm
$7 at the door (feel free to bring your lunch!)

Joni Morgan is a locally-beloved and nationally-respected quilter. Her quilts combine bold colors with unexpected patterns for a fresh new approach to a time-honored art form.

Jun
17
Sat
Ceramic Lotus Candle Holder Workshop
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ceramic Lotus Candle Holder Workshop

Ceramic Lotus Candle Holder Workshop
Saturday, June 17 | 10am to 11:30am
$30 per person

In this 90 minute beginner clay workshop, each student will create two lotus flower candle holders. Keep one for yourself and give one to a friend! 

Clay projects require time to dry and fire.Students will return for a “glazing night” the week of August 7th. All summer clay projects will be glazed during that week. 

Register here.

For students ages 12+. 
Jun
21
Wed
Ceramic Woven Basket Workshop
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Ceramic Woven Basket Workshop

Ceramic Woven Basket Workshop
Wednesday, June 21 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm
$30 per person

Learn to create a beautiful ‘woven’ ceramic basket/platter in this beginner clay workshop. 

Clay projects require time to dry and fire. Students will return for a “glazing night” the week of August 7th. All summer clay projects will be glazed during that week. 

Register here.

For students ages 12+. 
Jun
22
Thu
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery

Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Thursdays, June 22 to August 3
7pm to 9pm | $120

Special summer pricing for this introductory pottery class!  We’re spreading a six-week class over seven weeks because we know many students will be on vacation for a week sometime during the summer. Come to any six of the seven instructional weeks of class, then glaze your finished pieces during the week of August 7th. 

Register here

Class open to teens and adults ages 14+

Jun
24
Sat
Ceramic Wall Vase Workshop
Jun 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Ceramic Wall Vase Workshop

Ceramic Garden Wall Vases Workshop
Saturday, June 24 | 10am to 11:30am
$30 per person

In this beginner clay workshop, each student will create three hanging vases of various shapes. Student will learn basic techniques of imprinting and coiling to decorate their vases.

Clay projects require time to dry and fire.Students will return for a “glazing night” the week of August 7th. All summer clay projects will be glazed during that week. 

Register here.

For students ages 12+. 
Jun
28
Wed
SNS: Paisley Fun
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
SNS: Paisley Fun

Starry Night Studio: Paisley Fun
Wednesday, June 28
6:30pm to 9:30pm | $35

Create a fun and funky painting that is uniquely yours. You’ll be free to experiment with colors and patterns – but don’t worry, our professional instructor will still provide step-by-step instructions! 

The Arts Center will be hosting the Governors School for the Arts in June and July, so this class will take place at an off-site location yet to be determined. We’ll be sure to update when we finalize the location!

Register here.

Coiled Ceramic Vase Workshop
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Coiled Ceramic Vase Workshop

Coiled Ceramic Vase Workshop
Wednesday, June 28 | 7:00pm to 8:30pm
$30 per person

In this beginner clay workshop, students will learn the technique of coiling and use it to create a beautiful and unique vase

 

Clay projects require time to dry and fire. Students will return for a “glazing night” the week of August 7th. All summer clay projects will be glazed during that week. 

Register here.

For students ages 12+. 
Jul
19
Wed
Lunch with the Arts: Scott Erbes
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch with the Arts: Scott Erbes

Lunch with the Arts: Scott Erbes
Wednesday, July 19 | 12pm
$7 at the door (feel free to bring your lunch!)

Scott Erbes is the Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Speed Art Museum. He also currently serves as Chief Curator. 

Notable exhibitions include The Light Within: Glass Sculpture from Louisville Collections (2003) English Silver in the Age of Matthew Boulton: The James C. Codell, Jr., Collection (2009), Modern in the Making: Design 1900-2000 (2010) and Quilts from Kentucky and Beyond: The Bingham-Miller Family Collection (2011).

Scott’s Kentucky-oriented work includes the development and launch of the Kentucky Online Arts Resource (www.koar.org), an online image database devoted to Kentucky’s artistic heritage. He was project director for the 2007 exhibitions, From Folk to Modern: Kentucky Art Pottery, 1900-1950 and For Safekeeping: The Kentucky Sugar Chest, 1790-1850 and curated the 2011 exhibition, Kentucky Antiques from the Noe Collection: A Gift to the Commonwealth.

Outside the Speed, Scott has served as a pro bono restoration consultant for a number of Kentucky historic house museums, including Farmington, the Farnsley-Moremen House, and Liberty Hall. He has also served on the advisory board of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and on the board of the Kentucky Museum and Heritage Alliance.

Aug
16
Wed
Lunch with the Arts: Art En Plein Air
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch with the Arts: Art En Plein Air

Lunch with the Arts: Art En Plein Air
Wednesday, August 16 | 12pm
$7 at the door

Join us for a special Lunch with the Arts program that aligns with the En Plein Air exhibit that will be on display in August. Our guest presenter will be a member of the Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky and will introduce the audience to the group and to their style of artwork. The event will also feature a live artist demonstration!

Sep
20
Wed
Lunch with the Arts: Steel Appeal
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch with the Arts: Steel Appeal

Lunch with the Arts: Steel Appeal
Wednesday, September 20 | 12pm
$7 at the door (feel free to bring your lunch!)

Steel Appeal will be presenting an exciting musical experience that will feature music from around the world. Performing as a steel drum combo, the group will present topics that include history and evolution of the steel drum, manufacturing, tuning, performance techniques, and musical concepts such as rhythm, tempo, melody, harmony, timbre, forms, and dynamics. Popular musical styles associated with steel band performance will be addressed and performed – and volunteers will be invited to play along!

Steel Appeal is a steel drum academy based in Campbellsville, Kentucky with branches in Elizabethtown and Danville. The academy was founded in 2015 by Dr. Chad Floyd, associate professor of music at Campbellsville University, and is currently comprised of over 75 students of all ages. The academy offers instruction year-round and includes both private lessons and group lessons for all ages, including adults. Students are grouped together based upon experience levels and abilities. Performance opportunities are made available for each member throughout the communities.