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!!

May
22
Wed
Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 3
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 3

Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 3
Wednesday, May 22 | 6pm to 8pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

This painting is part of a three-piece series of a peaceful pond scene. Thanks to a very clever design, this painting can stand alone – OR be matched up with two others to create a beautiful trio. This painting uses a 12″ square canvas. Check out the additional listings to see the full design and click here to save when you register for all three paintings!
 
Class registration includes all materials. Feel free to bring a snack or a favorite beverage.

Register here

Jun
11
Tue
Starry Night Studio: Boyle County Starry Night
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Boyle County Starry Night

Starry Night Studio: Boyle County Starry Night
Tuesday, June 11 | 6pm to 8pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Lela Germann

If Vincent van Gogh had visited Danville, he might have created a painting like this! The impressionistic night sky lends a touch of magic to the iconic Boyle County Courthouse spiral. 
 
Class registration includes all materials. Feel free to bring a snack or a favorite beverage.
 

 

Jun
18
Tue
Summer Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Jun 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Wheel-Thrown Pottery

Summer Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Tuesdays, June 18 to August 6
10am to 12pm | $160 per person
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. Please note class will not meet on July 9th. 

Register here

Sgraffito Tile Workshop
Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Sgraffito Tile Workshop

Sgraffito Tile Workshop
Tuesday, June 18 | 5pm to 6:30pm
$20 per person | Open to ages 7+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

Sgraffito is form of decoration made by scratching through a surface to reveal a lower layer of a contrasting color. For this class, you will embellish a set of 3-4 ceramic tiles by first painting on a layer of glaze and then carving away portions of that glaze to reveal the clay beneath. No ceramics experience required – we will provide the tiles. Your job is to add your own creative flair!

This project requires a single firing. Pieces will be ready for pickup approximately one week after the workshop.

Register here

Jun
19
Wed
LWTA – 70 Years of Pioneer Playhouse
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - 70 Years of Pioneer Playhouse

Lunch with the Arts: 70 Years of Pioneer Playhouse
Wednesday, June 19 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door ($3 students)

Pioneer Playhouse, Kentucky’s Oldest Outdoor Theatre, is celebrating 70 years in the Bluegrass with the 2019 summer season (June 7 – August 17.) Heather Henson (Managing Director) and Robby Henson (Artistic Director) will talk about the vibrant history of this one-of-kind theatre, which was founded in 1950 by their father Eben C. Henson. Over the years, many Hollywood stars have gotten their start at the Playhouse, including John Travolta, Lee Majors, Bo Hopkins, and Jim Varney. The Hensons will share memories and will talk about the challenges of keeping a theatre going for 7 decades. They will also highlight the 2019 season, giving a preview of the third show in the line-up, Breaking Up With Elvis, which was written by Robby Henson.

Breaking Up with Elvis (July 9 – July 20) is part of the “Kentucky Voices” series of original plays Pioneer
Playhouse has been producing for 11 years, plays that celebrate some aspect of Kentucky history and
heritage. This play was inspired by the “Elvis concert that never was “ at Lexington’s Rupp Arena in
1977.

Big thanks to our 10th anniversary season sponsors, Direct Experience in Artistic Living, Inc (DEAL) and Stuart Powell Ford Lincoln Mazda

Jun
22
Sat
Starry Night Studio: King of the Coop
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: King of the Coop

Starry Night Studio: King of the Coop
Saturday, June 22 | 2pm to 4pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Wake up wide-eyed and bushy-tailed with this feathered friend in your home. The beautiful colors of this design pop against the dark, wooden background.
 
Class registration includes all materials. 

Register here

Jun
27
Thu
Starry Night Studio: Red Sunflower
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Red Sunflower

Starry Night Studio: Red Sunflower
Thursday, June 27 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: TBD

Capture the heat of summer in this vibrant painting. No previous experience needed! A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step. Class registration includes all materials.

Register here

Jul
9
Tue
Ceramic Leaf Bird Feeder
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Leaf Bird Feeder

Ceramic Leaf Bird Feeder
Tuesdays, July 9 and 23 | 5pm to 6:30pm
$35 per person | Open to ages 8+
Instructor: Dionna Baker

Treat your feathered friends to a hand-made feeder that is functional and beautiful! In this workshop, you will create a hanging bird feeder, shaped from three overlapping ceramic leaves. No experience needed – our instructor will guide you through the creative process. This is a two-week workshop. You will create your piece in Week 1 and glaze it in Week 2. Note that the class weeks are not consecutive as this project requires drying time.

Register here

Jul
16
Tue
Starry Night Studio: Wheelbarrow Planter
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Starry Night Studio: Wheelbarrow Planter

Starry Night Studio: Wheelbarrow Planter
Tuesday, July 16 | 6pm to 8:30pm
$30 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

Did you know that July is American Grown Flowers Month? We’re teaming up with our friends at the Boyle County Cooperative Extension to celebrate flowers in our community. Join us for this beginner painting workshop – no previous experience required!
 
Class registration includes all materials. 

Register here

Jul
17
Wed
LWTA: John Bowling – Model Railroads
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA: John Bowling - Model Railroads

Lunch with the Arts: John Bowling – Model Railroads
Wednesday, July 17 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 at the door

As a former City Commissioner, Mayor, and member of the KY State House of Representatives, John Bowling is a well-known figure in Danville. But did you know he is also a model railroad aficionado? Join us on July 17th for an introduction to the tiny – and fabulous! – world of model railroads. 

John says, “When building a model railroad or a small diorama related to trains, I usually take a thought, turn that
thought into a vision, take that vision and turn it into a highly detailed, three dimensional scene that
would include trains, autos, trucks, people, animals, and buildings that fit the era and surroundings.
Everything is designed to support the scene.”

“Detail is very important because it’s the detail that brings everything to realism – how people are
interacting with each other and their surroundings, how the buildings are made to look old and
weathered, interior lighting and décor, or real dirt and trees. The key to modeling a scene is to make the
scene look as realistic as possible.”

Aug
5
Mon
Metaphors Be With You: Creative Writing Workshop
Aug 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Metaphors Be With You: Creative Writing Workshop

Metaphors Be With You: Creative Writing Workshop
August 5 to 9, 2019
1pm to 4pm | $200 per student
Open to high school students
Instructor: Victoria DiMartile, PhD student, Indiana University

This creative writing workshop provides students with the tools to begin cultivating their personal style and voice through hands-on activities, round-table editing, free-write prompts and personal mentorship.  Students will experiment with many genres including poetry, memoir and fiction. At the end of the workshop students will share their work with their peers and leave with practical, fun and innovative ways to integrate writing into their everyday lives. 

Register here.

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!

Register here

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 will play jazz, beginning with the be-bop era, through the current smooth jazz evolution – including playing jazz standards, swing, Brazilian bossa nova and jazz-rock fusion. The Blue Groove quartet consists of Mark Gardner (keyboards), Sam Carr (saxophone), Eben Henson (drums), and Pete McCaffery (bass). 

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.