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. 

Jul
25
Tue
SNS: Sunny Side
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Sunny Side

Starry Night Studio: Sunny Side
Tuesday, July 25
7pm to 9pm | $28

Capture the feel of summer with this beautiful windswept sunflower. Never painted before? No problem! Our professional instructor will still provide step-by-step instructions. Join us for a fun and social painting experience.

Register here.

Aug
6
Sun
SNS: Funny Little Flowers
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SNS: Funny Little Flowers

Starry Night Studio: Funny Little Flowers
Sunday, August 6
2pm to 4pm | $28

These whimsical flowers are perfect for a child’s bedroom – or any room that needs a little pop of color! This is a flexible painting that is suitable for young artists ages 6 and up (it’s also fun for grown-ups!).

Register here.

Aug
9
Wed
SNS: Waterside Cottage
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SNS: Waterside Cottage

Starry Night Studio: Waterside Cottage
Wednesday, August 9
7pm to 9pm | $28

Didn’t get the beach vacation you’d hoped for this summer? You can still bring a bit of the beach home with you at this two-hour painting workshop. A professional artist will guide you, step-by-step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. (Bonus: you won’t get sand in your shoes at this beach experience!)

Register here.

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

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

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
Clay Vessels for Beginners
Aug 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Clay Vessels for Beginners @ Community Arts Center Ceramics Studio

Clay Vessels for Beginners
Wednesdays, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
August 23 to October 4 | $200
Teens and Adults (Ages 14+)
Instructor: Stacey Chinn

In this fun and informative pottery class, you’ll learn the basics of working in clay and essential techniques to creating unique, hand-formed vessels. We’ll begin with simple, functional forms (pinch and coil pots) and expand to more elaborate, slab-built forms. We’ll also experiment with different types of clay, volumes, textures and surface designs. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.
 
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 Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday Evening Wheel-Thrown Pottery @ Community Arts Center Ceramics Studio

Beginner Wheel-Thrown Pottery
Thursday, 7pm to 9pm
August 24 to October 5 | $200
Instructor: Jonas Hurley
Teens and Adults (14+)

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 propane fired kiln or in our electric kiln. Registration fee includes all materials and firing.

Register here.

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
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
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! 

Register here.

Sep
26
Tue
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.
 
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.
 
Nov
7
Tue
Adult Clay Workshop: Clay Angels
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Adult Clay Workshop: Clay Angels

Adult Clay Workshop: Clay Angels
Tuesdays November 7 & 14 | 7pm to 9pm
$50 | Teens and Adult (Ages 14+)
Instructor: Dionna Baker

In this two-day workshop, students will use hand building sculpture techniques to create a clay angel just in time for Christmas. Clay projects require time to dry and fire. A glazing day will be held at a date TBD after completion of the workshops.  

Register here.

Nov
11
Sat
Clay Jewelry (Session 3)
Nov 11 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Clay Jewelry (Session 3) @ Community Arts Center

Clay Jewelry for Teens and Adults
Saturdays, 11:30am to 12:30pm
November 11 to December 9 | $85
Ages 14+

Just in time for the holidays! 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 November 25.