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!!

Feb
28
Tue
SNS – Rosie Red Apple
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS - Rosie Red Apple @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Starry Night Studio: Rosie Red Apple
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7pm to 9pm ~ $28

This juicy apple looks good enough to eat! And it’ll look great hanging on your wall. This classic design is perfect for beginners. Our instructor will guide you step-by-step as you create your own masterpiece!

Suggested for ages 14+

Register here.

Mar
14
Tue
SNS: Modern Bouquet
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SNS: Modern Bouquet @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Starry Night Studio: Modern Bouquet
Tuesday, March 14
7:00pm to 9:30pm | $30

This chic bouquet will add a pop of color to any room. Starry Night Studio classes are a social painting experience. Grab some snacks and a couple friends and get ready to create your own masterpiece. A professional artist will guide you step-by-step.

Recommended for ages 14+.

Register here.

Mar
15
Wed
LWTA – Scarlet Cup Theater
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
LWTA - Scarlet Cup Theater @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Lunch with the Arts – Scarlet Cup Theater
Wednesday, March 15 ~ 12pm to 1pm
Scarlet Cup Theater
$7 per person at the door

The Arts Center is pleased to once again host our friends at Scarlet Cup Theater for a Lunch with the Arts presentation. The featured speaker will be Tony Haigh, a professional playwright, actor, and director. Tony will be discussing Scarlet Cup’s April production of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, which he is directing. Mountaintop, which has won numerous awards, is a two-person play set in a motel room in Memphis. It features Martin Luther King Jr. and a motel maid on the night before his assassination.

Wednesday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Adults/Teens (ages 14+)
Wednesdays, March 15 to May 3
6:30pm to 8:30pm ~ $145
Instructor: Catherine Thomsen

If you’ve always dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, it doesn’t get any easier than this! If you’ve taken wheel-thrown pottery before, this will be an opportunity to continue building your skills.  Students will have the choice of firing pieces in instructor Jonas Hurley’s wood/propane fired kiln or in our electric kiln. This class usually sells out so don’t wait to sign up!

Register here.

Please note, this class will not meet on April 5. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054.

Students also have the opportunity to sign up for a two-month Ceramics Studio Student Membership. Being a member of the studio provides access to the studio outside of class hours, storage space for your materials and work, use of Arts Center glazes, and the opportunity to have the Arts Center fire completed piece.  This special introductory membership costs $50 and includes your first 50 pounds of clay. Additional clay may be purchased for $.66 per pound. The Student Membership is valid through May 31st after which students may apply for full membership if desired.

 

Printmaking 101
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Printmaking 101 @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Printmaking 101
Wednesdays, March 15 to May 3
7pm to 9pm ~ $105
Instructor: Jonas Hurley

Printmaking is one of the oldest art forms in the world, with examples dating back thousands of years. This beginner-level class introduces students to the basics of printmaking, including image selection, block preparation and carving, and image transfer techniques. No drawing experience is required for this class! You will be working from photographs and other existing images. Class concludes with a day at instructor Jonas Hurley’s farm to pull prints on his printing press.

Register here.

Please note: this class will not meet on April 5.

Need-based scholarships are available for many classes. Contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to request more information. Financial barriers shouldn’t keep anyone from making art!!

Mar
16
Thu
Ceramic Sculpture
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ceramic Sculpture @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Ceramic Sculpture
Thursdays, March 16 to May 4
7pm to 9pm ~ $145
Instructor: Catherine Thomsen

In this beginner class, students will explore sculpting with clay, creating both representational and abstract pieces. Students will initially sculpt two pieces under step-by-step guidance of the instructor. In the later weeks of the class, students will be supported through the process of creating their own original works – finding and studying a subject, coming up with a design, and building the piece.

Register here.

Students also have the opportunity to sign up for a two-month Ceramics Studio Student Membership. Being a member of the studio provides access to the studio outside of class hours, storage space for your materials and work, use of Arts Center glazes, and the opportunity to have the Arts Center fire completed piece.  This special introductory membership costs $50 and includes your first 50 pounds of clay. Additional clay may be purchased for $.66 per pound. The Student Membership is valid through May 31st after which students may apply for full membership if desired.

Thursday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Adults/Teens (ages 14+)
Thursdays, March 16 to May 4
7pm to 9pm ~ $145

If you’ve always dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, it doesn’t get any easier than this! If you’ve taken wheel-thrown pottery before, this will be an opportunity to continue building your skills.  Students will have the choice of firing pieces in instructor Jonas Hurley’s wood/propane fired kiln or in our electric kiln. This class usually sells out so don’t wait to sign up!

Register here.

Please note, this class will not meet on April 6. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054.

Students also have the opportunity to sign up for a two-month Ceramics Studio Student Membership. Being a member of the studio provides access to the studio outside of class hours, storage space for your materials and work, use of Arts Center glazes, and the opportunity to have the Arts Center fire completed piece.  This special introductory membership costs $50 and includes your first 50 pounds of clay. Additional clay may be purchased for $.66 per pound. The Student Membership is valid through May 31st after which students may apply for full membership if desired.

 

Mar
18
Sat
Mudslingers (Family Ceramics)
Mar 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mudslingers (Family Ceramics) @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Mudslingers (Family Ceramics)
Saturdays, March 18 to May 6
1:00pm to 3:00pm | $150

Mudslingers allows children AND adults to experience the positive benefits of working with clay in a relaxed and supportive environment. Students of all ages will enjoy learning the basics of working with clay, including functional and decorative pieces. It’s a great bonding opportunity for parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, BBBS pairs or anyone who is looking for something fun to do with a special child in their life.

Note: This is an intergenerational class. The registration fee of $150 is for one adult/child pair. Children interested in taking pottery alone may register for Pottery for Kids.

Register here.

Class will not meet on April 8. Need-based scholarships are available. Contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 for more information.

Mar
19
Sun
Afternoon Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Wheel-Thrown Pottery @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Afternoon Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Sundays, March 19 to May 7
2pm to 4pm ~ $145
Instructor: Jonas Hurley

If you’ve always dreamed of learning to use a potter’s wheel, it doesn’t get any easier than this. If you’ve taken wheel-thrown pottery before, this will be an opportunity to continue building your skills. Students will learn the basics of creating bowls, vases, mugs and more using an electric potter’s wheel. The class is limited to 8 potters, providing lots of opportunity for one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

Register here.

Please note: this class will not meet on April 9. Need-based scholarships are available. Please contact Maggie Shapiro Haskett at education@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 for more information.

Pottery students also have the opportunity to sign up for a two-month Ceramics Studio Student Membership. Being a member of the studio provides access to the studio outside of class hours, storage space for your materials and work, use of Arts Center glazes, and the opportunity to have the Arts Center fire completed piece.  This special introductory membership costs $50 and includes your first 50 pounds of clay. Additional clay may be purchased for $.66 per pound. The Student Membership is valid through March 31st after which students may apply for a full membership if desired.

Mar
25
Sat
SNS: Hunny Bunny
Mar 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SNS: Hunny Bunny @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Starry Night Studio: Hunny Bunny
Saturday, March 25
2:00pm to 4:00pm | $28

With Easter just around the corner, this cheerful bunny is sure to hop right into your heart! Personalize the background colors to match your spring decor. This kid-friendly class is great for beginners – or anyone with a fondness for seasonal whimsy. Recommended for ages 6+.

Register here.

Mar
28
Tue
SNS: Sign of Spring
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Sign of Spring @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Starry Night Studio: Sign of Spring
Tuesday, March 28
7:00pm to 9:00pm | $28

Back by popular demand! Celebrate the promise of spring with this elegant painting. No experience? No problem! A professional artists will provide step-by-step instructions, helping you to create your own masterpiece.

Recommended for ages 14+.

Register here.

Apr
11
Tue
SNS: Hummingbird
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Hummingbird @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Starry Night Studio: Hummingbird
Tuesday, April 11
7:00pm to 9:00pm | $28

With its bright colors capturing the feeling of spring, this painting is sure to brighten up your home. Go from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in just two hours, thanks to step-by-step instructions from a professional artist. You’ll be amazed by what you can create! (And if you’d like a little extra help, you can use a template for the bird…)

Register here.

Apr
25
Tue
SNS: Full Bloom Beauty
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Full Bloom Beauty @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Starry Night Studio: Full Bloom Beauty
Tuesday, April 25
7:00pm to 9:00pm | $28

This graceful blooming tree is sure to make you smile every time you look at it!

Register here.