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!

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!!

Aug
6
Tue
Clay Wall Pockets
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Clay Wall Pockets

Clay Wall Pockets
Tuesdays, August 6 and 20 | 5pm to 6:30pm
$35 per person | Open to ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

Create a beautiful addition to your backyard garden with these ceramic wall ‘pockets.’ This is a great class for families to take together – you can create a group of pockets! This is a two-week workshop. You will build your pocket in Week 1 an glaze in Week 2. Note that the class sessions are not consecutive – this project requires drying time!

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Aug
20
Tue
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Daytime)
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Daytime)

Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Daytime)
Tuesdays, August 20 to October 1
10am to 12pm | $160 per person
Open to ages 14+
Instructor: Paul Muth

If you have ever dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, this is your chance! This flexible class is appropriate for potters of all experience levels. Whether you’re a total beginner looking to explore the creative potential of clay or an experience potter interested in refining your technique, this workshop-style class provides lots of opportunity for individual instruction.

Registration fee includes 25 pounds of clay, access to glazes, and firing. Additional bags of clay (25 pounds) are available for purchase for $20. This is seven-week class. 

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Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Evening)
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Evening)

Introduction to Wheel-Thrown Pottery (Evening)
Tuesdays, August 20 to October 1
7pm to 9pm | $160 per person
Open to ages 14+
Instructor: Paul Muth

If you have ever dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, this is your chance! This flexible class is appropriate for potters of all experience levels. Whether you’re a total beginner looking to explore the creative potential of clay or an experience potter interested in refining your technique, this workshop-style class provides lots of opportunity for individual instruction.

Registration fee includes 25 pounds of clay, access to glazes, and firing. Additional bags of clay (25 pounds) are available for purchase for $20. This is seven-week class. 

Register here

Starry Night Studio: Bridge Over Lilies
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Bridge Over Lilies

Starry Night Studio: Bridge Over Lilies
Tuesday, August 20 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Martha Robertson

Channel your inner Monet with this impressionist painting inspired by the master. It’s the perfect way to spend a sultry summer evening. Grab a few friends and unleash your inner artist!

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Aug
21
Wed
LWTA – Blue Groove Jazz
Aug 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Blue Groove Jazz

Lunch with the Arts: Blue Groove Jazz
Wednesday, August 21 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 per person, at the door

Blue Groove Jazz formed over five years ago when the members discovered they all had an appreciation for the great classic jazz of the be-bop, post be-bop and cool jazz eras. Blue Groove also branches out into Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, as well as contemporary Funk & Smooth jazz.  
 
Mark Gardner of Mercer Co. is on keyboards. Mark began composing music at age 10, and received his Masters degree in music from Webster University in St Louis, where he also performed professionally. Sam Carr of Mercer Co. is on sax.  Sam also plays with The Advocate Brass Band and Powerplay, and is the Director of music for the Ft Harrod Jazz Festival.
 
Eben Henson of Danville is on drums. His drumming career spans over 40 years & also plays with The Advocate Brass Band & Powerplay. Pete McCaffrey is on bass. Pete is a California native now residing in Mercer Co. who has toured with the U.S. Coast Guard Band, and has also been involved in music theatre.
Thanks to our event sponsors – Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc (DEAL) and Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda.
Aug
22
Thu
New York Art Trip
Aug 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm
New York Art Trip

New York Art Trip
Depart: August 22, 2019
Return: August 26, 2019
Trip Leader: Milton Reigelman, Centre College Professor Emeritus

The New York art trip is sold out! We’re happy to add your to our email distribution list to find out about other exciting plans in the works. Contact Kate (kate@communityartscenter.net).
 
Join the Community Arts Center for an art-lovers trip to the Big Apple. With museums, murals, and more, this 5-day/4-night adventure will give you a taste of the art and culture of New York City. 
 
Your registration fee includes:
  • Round trip, direct airfare from Louisville;
  • 4-night accommodation on Park Avenue;
  • 1 group dinner;
  • 1 group breakfast;
  • 7-day unlimited bus/subway pass;
  • Entry into the Guggenheim Museum;
  • Entry into the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a private “Highlights of the Met” tour;
  • Brooklyn Mural Tour;
  • Entry into the 9/11 museum, with museum tour;
  • Entry into Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
In a city with so many possibilities, you’ll want to have some time to explore on your own. As we get closer to the trip, we’ll provide you specific details about other activities you might be interested in doing on your own or in small groups in the evening. 
 
The per-person trip price is $1,695, assuming double hotel occupancy. Single reservations are available for $2,355. Prices assume 21-27 participants. A non-refundable $500 deposit is due by March 17th, with the balance of the trip due by July 15th.
 
Aug
28
Wed
LWTA – Mosaics as Modern Art
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Mosaics as Modern Art

Lunch with the Arts: Mosaics as Modern Art
Tracy Pennington
Wednesday, August 28 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 per person, at the door (students $3)

Mosaics are one of the oldest art forms in the world, with examples dating back to the 3rd millennium BCE. Popular in the Greek and Roman world, mosaics can also be found in catholic basilicas from the 4th century through the Renaissance, in early Islamic architecture (7th and 8th centuries), and in the Byzantine art of the Middle Ages. 

Louisville artist Tracy Pennington of Madcap Mosaics continues the time-honored craft of mosaics, bringing her entirely contemporary spin to the art form. Tracy is the creative mind behind the iconic mosaics at Makers Mark distillery and will be creating an outdoor mosaic installation for the Community Arts Center this fall, working in collaboration with students from the Kentucky School for the Deaf.

Join us for a special Lunch with the Arts event with Tracy. She will share information about the history and enduring appeal of mosaics, and also give a sneak peek of our upcoming public art project, which is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Sign language interpretation will be provided for this event.

Thanks to our event sponsors – Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc (DEAL) and Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda.