Visual Arts Classes

The Arts Center regularly offers ceramics classes for teens and adults, as well as two-hour social painting workshops known as Starry Night Studio. See below for information about upcoming classes.

Instruction in other visual mediums is offered in response to community interest. If you’d like to be notified when we offer a class in a particular medium, please complete our Class Interest Form.

Upcoming Classes:

Need-based scholarships are available for many classes. Contact director@communityartscenter.net or 859.236.4054 to request more information. 

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
4
Tue
Dino Mini Camp
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Dino Mini Camp

Dino Mini Camp
June 4 and 6, 2019
9:00am to 11:30am | $50 per camper*
Open to ages 3-5

This camp is sold out! To put your child’s name on the waiting list, please contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net).

Join us for two days of dino-filled art adventures. Our mini camps are designed to introduce young artists to all the fun of art camp! Registration is limited to 12 students to ensure lots of one-on-one attention. This is a drop-off camp (parents do not need to stay) but all campers must be potty-trained.

Register here.

Save 10% when you register for three or more camps this summer! Use the code MORECAMP at checkout. Need-based scholarships and payment plans are also available to help make art camp work with your family’s budget. Contact Kate Snyder (kate@communityartscenter.net) for details.

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
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

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