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. 

Mar
27
Wed
Starry Night Studio: Llama Sunflowers
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Llama Sunflowers

Starry Night Studio: Llama Sunflowers
Wednesday, March 27 | 6pm to 9pm
$35 per person
Instructor: Lela Germann

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

There’s a lot to love about these fluffy creatures. The cute llama pairs perfectly with the sunflowers and will brighten any room with joy. Feel free to personalize the text – or leave it off entirely. This is a great painting to do with friends, so grab a few buddies and get ready to for a fun night of art!

Register here

Apr
8
Mon
Ceramic Wind Chime Workshop
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ceramic Wind Chime Workshop

Ceramic Wind Chime Workshop
Mondays, April 8 and 22
5pm to 6:30pm | $35
Ages 7+ (adults welcome!)

This two-day workshop will teach students the basics of hand-building with clay. Each student will create a ceramic wind chime in week 1 and then glaze their project in week 2. Please note that the class weeks are not sequential – these projects require drying time!

Register here

Apr
9
Tue
Hand-Lettering Workshop
Apr 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hand-Lettering Workshop

Hand-Lettering Workshop
Tuesday, April 9
6pm to 8pm | $20
Instructor: Ashley Feather

In this class, you will learn the basics of hand lettering including typography, pairing different lettering styles, making compositions, and more. You will leave with a small frame-worthy piece of your own plus a foundation of knowledge that you can use to continue learning at home. No lettering experience required. 

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Apr
18
Thu
Starry Night Studio: Monet’s Sailboats at Argenteuil
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Monet's Sailboats at Argenteuil

Starry Night Studio: Monet’s Sailboats at Argenteuil
Thursday, April 18 | 6pm to 9pm
$35 per person
Instructor: Amanda Hendershot

This painting is inspired by the work of impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840 to 1926), in particular his “Regattas at Argenteuil” piece, painted in 1872. In his work, Monet sought to capture the fluidity of air and water and the way they changed with the light. 
 
Boating was fashionable in France during the mid 19ths Century, with racing boats competing at Argenteuil because the Seine widened out into a basin which provided the broadest stretch of water in the Paris region. Linked to Paris by train, Argenteuil attracted many competitors and on Sundays crowds of people came to stroll by the river and watch the races.
 
Learn to paint like one of the masters in this guided class. A professional instructor will guide you, step-by-step from blank canvas to finished masterpiece!

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Apr
23
Tue
Photography Workshop
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop with Kirk Schlea
Tuesday, April 23 | 6pm to 8pm
Teens and Adults
$30 per person

Want to take your photography skills up a notch? Join award-winning photographer Kirk Schlea for a beginner/ intermediate workshop. Kirk will discuss light, exposure, focus, composition and perspective and also facilitate hands-on practice time – outside if the weather cooperates! Students must bring a digital camera or camera-equipped cell phone. This class is ideal for students who have some familiarity with the basic functions of their camera and are looking to improve their skill. 

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May
1
Wed
Photo Finish
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Photo Finish

Starry Night Studio: Photo Finish
Wednesday, May 1 | 6pm to 9pm
$35 per person
Instructor: Lela Germann

Capture the drama and excitement of the Kentucky Derby in this all-new painting, designed by Creative Director Brandon Long. No previous experience is required. Your instructor will provide step-by-step instructions, helping you by “breaking down” the subject matter into simple shapes and strokes. You’ll be amazed by what you can create!
 
Class registration includes all materials. Feel free to bring a snack or a favorite beverage.

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May
8
Wed
Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 1
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 1

Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 1
Wednesday, May 8 | 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

May
15
Wed
Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 2
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 2

Starry Night Studio: Lily Pond Trio 2
Wednesday, May 15
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 forms the center of the trio, using a 16″ x 20″ 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

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

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.