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!
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Need-based scholarships are available for many classes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 859.236.4054 to request more information. If you love art, we want you in these classes!!
Self-Care with Essential Oils
Monday, June 25 | 5pm to 6pm
$20 per person
Ages 14+ (kids 10+ may register when accompanied by a registered adult)
Instructor: Mary Beth McKinley
Learn how to incorporate essential oils into every day wellness. We’ll be creating a sleep roller, energy roller, and a muscle support rub. Participants will leave the workshop with three great items – plus lots of new knowledge on how to incorporate essential oils into their daily life for optimal and intentional wellness. Registration fee includes all materials.
Soulshine Painting – Feathers
Thursday, June 28 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
$30 per person | Teens and Adults
Instructor: Scarlet Smothers
Treat yourself to an evening of our creative expression with guidance from Scarlet Smothers of Soulshine Studio. For this class, we’ll use a limited color palette and multiple paint application techniques (brushes, palette knives, even your fingers!) to create layered textures. Then we’ll add feather shapes and white accents for a beautiful, personalized wall accent. We will be working on 12″ x 24″ canvas board – tall and skinny! Registration fee includes all materials.
Ceramic Cat Sculptures
Tuesdays, July 10 and 24
5pm to 6:30pm | $35 per person
Ages 7+ (adults welcome!)
Instructor: Dionna Baker
Back by popular demand! In this two-week class we’ll be creating whimsical ceramic cat figures. You will build your cats in Week 1 and glaze them in Week 2. Please note that the class weeks are not sequential – these projects require drying time! Depending on the size of your cat and the speed at which you work, you will create 1-3 cats.
Starry Night Studio: European Window
Wednesday, July 11 | 6pm to 9pm
$35 per person
Instructor: Amanda Hendershot
Painting this beautiful scene will have you daydreaming about a peaceful afternoon spent gazing out the window. No experience is necessary – a professional instructor will guide you, step-by-step, as you create your own artwork! We will be painting on a 16″ x 20″ canvas.
Lunch with the Arts
Shaker Village: Past, Present, and Future
Wednesday, July 18 | 12pm to 1pm
$5 per person at the door
Join us for a conversation with members of the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill leadership team as we learn more about this architectural and cultural treasure.
William Updike, VP of Natural and Cultural Resources at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, will present on the ongoing work to preserve the 1820 Meeting House and 1824 Centre Family Dwelling. Learn about the full scope of this immense project, the craftsmanship and attention to detail involved, and some interesting discoveries that have been made along the way!
Billy Rankin, VP of Public Programming at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, will share the vision for how each of these magnificent structures will be utilized for the public going forward, and how the interpretation of the Pleasant Hill Shakers will take shape for years to come. Find out how tours, exhibits, technology and artifacts are coming together to tell this incredible story.
Starry Night Studio: Perfect Pear
Tuesday, July 24 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Lela Germann
Starry Night Studio: Poppy Trio
Wednesday, August 8 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Jennifer Ahnquist
Poppies are a summertime favorite with their bright and cheerful appearance. The modern and fresh design style of this piece will surely brighten any space. Treat yourself to an evening of artistic exploration as a professional artist guides you step-by-step from blank canvas to finished masterpiece!
Cement Leaf Birdbaths
Tuesdays, August 14 and 28
6pm to 8pm | $35 per person
Teens and Adults
Instructor: Roni Gilpin
Starry Night Studio: Anchored
Tuesday, August 21 | 6pm to 9pm
$35 per person
Instructor: Martha Robertson
Capture the beauty and tranquility of the sea in this gorgeous painting by Danville artist Martha Robertson. The vibrant colors make this piece an instant focal point for any room. No previous painting is required. Martha will guide you, step-by-step!
Art Trip to Chicago
Depart: Wednesday, September 5 at 9am
Return: Saturday, September 8 at 7pm
$780 per person (double occupancy)
This trip is sold out! If you would like to put your name on the waiting list, please contact Niki Kinkade at email@example.com.
Join the Community Arts Center for an art-lovers trip to Windy City. From architecture to impressionist painting to shopping on the Magnificent Mile, this 4-day/3-night adventure will introduce you to the art, culture, and charm of Chicago. Travel in comfort and stay at one of Chicago’s most famous hotels. Explore the best collection of impressionist paintings outside of France. Experience the beauty of Chicago’s architecture as seen from the Chicago River. And that’s just the beginning!
- Transportation via private bus from Danville to Chicago and back;
- Dinner upon arrival in Chicago on 9/5;
- 3 night accommodation at the historic Palmer House hotel;
- Bus tour of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the suburb of Oak Park;
- Admission and guided tour of the Art Institute of Chicago – including lunch in the museum cafe;
- Admission and guided tour of the Museum of Contemporary Art;
- Chicago Architecture River Cruise along the Chicago River.
Starry Night Studio: Just Ducky
Wednesday, September 5 | 6pm to 8pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker
Splish, splash, quack! This cheerful rubber ducky will make you smile every time you look at him. For this class, we’ll be painting on a 12″ square canvas, making it the perfect accent piece for a bathroom, bedroom, or playroom! Artists of all ages are welcome for this class. Painters ages 7+ may participate unaccompanied.
Lunch with the Arts: Lee Patrick and Loren Tice
Wednesday, October 17 | 12pm
$5 at the door
Patrick and Tice have been performing together for more than thirty years, with Patrick on the alto saxophone and Tice on the piano. In 2009, they began playing for senior and church groups in Central Kentucky. For these performances, they develop a theme and prepare an hour-long musical program related to this theme. Recent themes have included From Russia with Love, Legends in Music, Italian Splendor, and This Good Earth.
Lee Patrick began playing the saxophone in the 10th grade and has been trying to get better ever since. Through the years, he has encouraged countless others to do likewise. There is a rumor that he has adapted more music for the saxophone than anyone else in history. A vast catalog of publications supports this rumor.
Loren Tice started as pianist, then added organ. He has conducted numerous community choral groups and wrote music criticism for the Herald-Leader. Because of Patrick and Tice’s many years as colleagues at Transylvania University, saxophonists have claimed the lion’s share of his enjoyment. Added to this enjoyment is a long association with the summer Saxophone Institute, founded and directed by Dr. Patrick. Professor Tice helps lead the distinguished early-music vocal ensemble Musick’s Company.