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 director@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to request more information. If you love art, we want you in these classes!!

Aug
22
Tue
SNS – Franz Marc’s Blue Horses
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
SNS - Franz Marc's Blue Horses @ Community Arts Center | Danville | Kentucky | United States

Starry Night Studio: Franz Marc’s Blue Horses
Tuesday, August 22
6:30pm to 9:30pm | $35
Instructor: Martha Robertson

Learn to paint like the masters in this three-hour painting workshop. We’ll be studying – and recreating – Franz Marc’s gorgeous Blue Horses, originally painted in 1911. A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step, as you bring your own masterpiece to life!
 
Recommended for ages 14+.
 
Aug
23
Wed
Introduction to Printmaking
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Introduction to Printmaking @ Community Arts Center

Introduction to Printmaking
Wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm
August 23 to October 4 | $140
Teens and Adults (Ages 14+)
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.
 
Registration fee includes all materials and access to printing press.
 
Wednesday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery @ Community Arts Center Ceramics Studio

Beginner Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Wednesdays, 7pm to 9pm
August 23 to October 4 | $200
Instructor: Stacey Chinn
Teens and Adults (14+)

Get centered and try your hand at the potter’s wheel! From forming to firing to your table, this beginning wheel throwing class will teach you how to take mud from the earth and turn it into a functional, artistic ware. Get your hands dirty, clear your mind and experience the range of basic and beneficial throwing techniques this class has to offer. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.

Register here.

Aug
24
Thu
Thursday Evening Open Studio
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday Evening Open Studio @ Community Arts Center Ceramics Studio

Open Studio
Thursday, 7pm to 9pm
August 24 to October 5 

This fall, we are facilitating a seven-week trial of drop-in Ceramics Open Studio. A senior studio member will be on-hand to offer pointers to less experienced potters but will not be providing formalized instruction. 
 
Participation in Open Studio is a benefit of membership in the Ceramics Studio. The program is free for existing members. Potters who have previously taken ceramics classes at the Arts Center and are considering joining the studio may participate in up to four Open Studio sessions on a trial basis at a cost of $10 per visit, after which they may choose to join the studio to continue participating.
 

 

Aug
26
Sat
Clay Jewelry
Aug 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Clay Jewelry @ Community Arts Center

Clay Jewelry for Teens and Adults
Saturdays, 11:30am to 12:30pm
August 26 to September 16 | $85
Teens and Adults (Ages 14+)
Instructor: Stacey Chinn

This four-week class will focus on making handmade ceramic jewelry. We’ll be using basic hand-building techniques to create unique, wearable works (necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches). We’ll also experiment with different types of clay, textures and surface designs. Who says art can’t be worn?
 
Registration Fee: $60. Materials Fee: $25.
 
Aug
29
Tue
Altered Book Art
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Altered Book Art

Altered Book Art
Tuesdays, 1pm to 3pm
August 29 & September 5 | $40
Instructor: Nancy Martindale

In this two-day workshop, students will explore the artistic possibilities of recycled book art. We’ll use collage and assemblage techniques to transform discarded books into personalized works of art. 
 
This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes basic materials. Feel free to bring personal materials to add to your artwork (maps, ticket stubs, photographs, papers, etc.)
 
Sep
6
Wed
SNS: Rustic Pumpkins
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Rustic Pumpkins

Starry Night Studio: Rustic Pumpkins
Wednesday, September 6 | 7pm to 9pm
Instructor: Jennifer Ahnquist | $28

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT! But don’t despair. Round up a few friends and schedule a private party (10 painters, minimum). You can create your own masterpiece on a date that works with your schedule!

Add a touch of rustic fall charm to your home with this lovely painting. Even if you’re never held a brush before, our fabulous instructor will help you create a beautiful painting by providing step-by-step instructions. Starry Night Studio is a social painting experience. Grab a few friends and join us!

We will be painting on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. All materials are provided!

 

Sep
12
Tue
Adult Clay Workshop: Woven Clay Baskets
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adult Clay Workshop: Woven Clay Baskets

Woven Clay Basket Workshop
Tuesdays, 7pm to 9pm
September 12 and 19 | $50
Teens and adults (ages 14+)

In this two-day workshop, students will learn the basics of hand building, extruding, and weaving clay to create a bread basket. A glazing day will be held at a date TBD after completion of the workshops. 

Registration fee includes all materials and firing. 

Register here.

Sep
17
Sun
SNS: Friendly Scarecrow
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SNS: Friendly Scarecrow

Starry Night Studio: Friendly Scarecrow
Sunday, September 17 | 2pm to 4pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

This whimsical scarecrow and his feathered friend will be the perfect addition to your fall home decor. No previous experience is required – an instructor will guide you, step-by-step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. We will be painting on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. All materials are provided!

Register here.

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
$5 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. 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. 

Thanks to our sponsor for this event, Stuart Powell – Ford, Lincoln, Mazda!

Sep
23
Sat
The Art of Henna
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Art of Henna

Henna Workshop
Saturday, September 23
2pm to 4pm | $40
Teens & Adults (Ages 14+)
Instructor: Paula Whitaker

In this afternoon workshop you’ll learn the ancient practice of henna body art. Design and apply a beautiful pattern – then, take home your extra materials for future use! 

Registration fee: $25. Materials fee: $15.

Register here.

Sep
26
Tue
Art History Lecture Series
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Art History Lecture Series

Art History Lecture Series
Tuesdays, 12pm to 1pm
September 26 to October 17
$35 for the series or $10 per class at the door

Enjoy in-depth lectures from four Centre College professors. Feel free to bring your lunch!

  • September 26: Dr. KatieAnn Skogsberg – “Optical Illusions and Visual Tricks: A Scientist’s Perspective”
  •  October 3: Dr. Jay Bloom – “Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece & the Object of Art History”
  • October 10: Dr. Amy Frederick – “Who Owns Culture?: Looting & Destruction of Art & Antiquities” 
  • October 17: Dr. Lee Jefferson – “The Art of Pilgrimage: From Jerusalem to Santiago”
 
Handmade Felt Workshop
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Handmade Felt Workshop

Handmade Felt Workshop
Tuesdays, 1pm to 3pm
September 26 & October 3 | $40
Instructor: Nancy Martindale

In this two-day workshop, students will create their own handmade felt, then learn embellishing techniques to transform their felt into a gorgeous piece of wall art that is completely unique! (The picture is just for inspiration.)
 
This is a two-week class. Registration fee includes all materials.
 
Drawing 101 for Teens and Adults
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Drawing 101 for Teens and Adults

Drawing 101 
Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
September 26 to October 24 | $40
Teens and Adults (ages 14+)
Instructor: Brandon Long

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw? Do you already have the basics down but want to sharpen your skills? Either way, this is the class for you! Join Creative Director Brandon Long for a four-week exploration of the fundamental concepts of drawing.

Registration fee includes all materials. Please note that class will not meet on 10/10.

Register here.

SNS: van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: van Gogh's Wheatfield with Crows

Starry Night Studio: van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows
Tuesday, September 26 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Martha Robertson

Learn to paint like the masters as we recreate this haunting work by Vincent van Gogh. Painted in July of 1890 during the last week’s of his life, this painting is thought to be van Gogh’s final creation. The windswept field and the circling crows evoke a sense of movement and transition, while the winding path leads toward the future. A professional artist will guide you from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in just two hours!

Register here.

Sep
30
Sat
Clay Jewelry (Session 2)
Sep 30 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Clay Jewelry (Session 2) @ Community Arts Center

Clay Jewelry for Teens and Adults
Saturdays, 11:30am to 12:30pm
September 30 to October 28| $85
Ages 14+

This four-week class will focus on making handmade ceramic jewelry. We’ll be using basic hand-building techniques to create unique, wearable works (necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches). We’ll also experiment with different types of clay, textures and surface designs. Who says art can’t be worn?
 
Registration Fee: $60. Materials Fee: $25. Please note that class will not meet on October 14.
 
7-Up Drum Circle
Sep 30 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
7-Up Drum Circle @ Community Arts Center

7-Up Drum Circle
Saturdays, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
September 30 to November 4
Ages 7+ (families encouraged!)
$60/$40 

Feel the rhythm in this intergenerational drum circle for musicians ages 7 and up. Make new friends of all ages as we explore a different style of drumming with special guest artists each week. We’ll explore African, Brazilian, Native American, and Caribbean styles under the guidance of instructor Lydia Ellis.

Families are encouraged to participate together! Registration cost is $60 for a single registration or $40 per person if registering 2 or more members of the same family. Enter the code FAMILYDRUM at checkout to activate the discount.

Register here.

Oct
7
Sat
Speed Museum Trip
Oct 7 @ 9:45 am – 5:00 pm
Speed Museum Trip

Art Trip to Speed Art Museum
Saturday, October 7 | 9:45am to 5:00pm
Pre-Trip Talk: Tuesday, October 3 | 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Led by Dr. Jay Bloom | $88 per person

The Arts Center is sponsoring a trip to Louisville’s Speed Art Museum, recently reopened after a three-year, $60 million remake. Dr. Jay Bloom, Centre College art history professor, will give a preparatory talk on Tuesday, October 3rd, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., and the trip will take place on Saturday, October 7th, leaving Danville at 9:45 a.m. and returning at 5:00 p.m.  The cost of $88 includes the preparatory talk, transportation, museum entry and tour, lunch at the Wiltshire Café, and all gratuities.  The group will be limited to 25.

Find out more.

Oct
12
Thu
SNS: Quilted Barn
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Quilted Barn

Starry Night Studio: Quilted Barn
Thursday, October 12 | 7pm to 9pm
$28 per person
Instructor: Jennifer Ahnquist
Location: Boyle County Extension Office

Join us in celebrating Homemakers Week at the Boyle County Extension Office (99 Corporate Drive). We’ll be painting this lovely country scene featuring a rustic barn, complete with quilt square!

Register here.

Oct
17
Tue
Adult Clay Workshop: Serving Tray
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adult Clay Workshop: Serving Tray

Adult Clay Workshop: Serving Tray
Tuesdays, 7pm to 9pm
October 17 and 24 | $50
Teens and Adults (Ages 14+)

In this two-day workshop, students will learn the basics of pressing clay into serving trays, adding texture, handles, and feet as desired. Clay projects required time to dry and fire. A glazing day will be held at a date TBD after completion of the workshops.