Adult Online Classes & Workshops

To participate in online classes, students need to have access to a computer, tablet, or phone with internet and access to Zoom.


3866 NEW! Draw Everything with Confidence
Instructor: Stephen Yavorski
Mondays, 7–9:30 PM
Build confidence in your drawing skills! Learn how to take what you see in our 3D world and successfully translate it to a flat paper surface through clear instruction on the principles of drawing. If you feel ready to take your work to the next level, you may develop your drawings into paintings.
10 sessions: 1/11–3/15
Tuition: member $310, non-member $340

3835 Learn Lightroom & Photoshop Online
Instructor: Donald Polzo
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Keeping up to date with the newest features of Adobe image editing software requires constant practice. This course is intended to give the student a review of both Photoshop CC and Lightroom Classic CC and introduce new techniques for editing and making pictures look great. Students will follow along on their own devices at home while the instructor demonstrates via Zoom. Students should be familiar with basic use of both applications. Access to a second device that will allow you to follow along on Photoshop and Lightroom Classic is recommended.10 sessions: 1/12–3/16
Tuition: member $240, non-member $260

3867 Understanding Landscape Painting
Instructor: Gerry Heydt
Tuesdays, 12:30–3 PM
Learn to create atmospheric and painterly landscape paintings from your own photos. Instruction includes: how to structure a painting; mixing realistic colors; and capturing accurate perspective, scale, and atmosphere. Learn how to handle skies, grasses, trees, water, and other landscape elements by simplifying and using expressive brushwork. Instructor will provide both demonstrations and one-on-one instruction.
10 sessions: 1/12–3/16
Tuition: member $310, non-member $340

3936 NEW! Virtual Pottery Studio
Instructor: Melissa Krishnamurthy
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
Have you been itching to make pottery at home? Join instructor Melissa Krishnamurthy online for this special five-week class. Each week students will be given personal guidance in making projects of their choice. Though the focus will be on handbuilding techniques, those who have pottery wheels are welcome to participate. At the end of the five weeks, completed pieces can be dropped off to be bisque-fired at the Art Center.
5 sessions: 1/13– 2/10
Tuition: member $175, non-member $195
Materials fee: $20

3833 Drawing 101
Instructor: Aliese Andersen Volk
Wednesdays, 9:30 AM–12 PM
This all-purpose drawing class will teach the basic technical skills of drawing from observation. Using a variety of media and techniques, students will learn about value, shape, and composition, as well as how to sight and measure their subject to create accurate drawings.
5 sessions: 1/13–2/10
Tuition: member $165, non-member $175

3923 Watercolor: Pure & Simple
Instructor: Mark de Mos
Thursdays, 12:30–3 PM
Create loose, expressive watercolor works based on weekly demonstrations which focus on specific concepts. Work from your own original reference photos and/or sketches or from a reference provided by the instructor.
10 sessions: 1/14–3/18
Tuition: member $310, non-member $340

3858 NEW! 3,2,1 Draw!
Instructor: Aliese Andersen Volk
Thursdays, 6:30–9 PM
Push your creativity to new heights by experimenting with new drawing techniques and media, while focusing on process as much as product. Try unique approaches to drawing that will give you new ways to explore working from still lifes, the figure, photos, and your imagination. Each week will introduce new topics and/or media to challenge your creative thinking and push you to try something unexpected. Examples from books, prints, drawings, and art history will be incorporated into lessons to inspire and provide context. Both traditional and non-traditional art-making materials will be explored.
5 sessions: 1/14–2/11
Tuition: member $165, non-member $175

3860 Art Appreciation 102
Instructor: James Adkins
Thursdays, 7–8:30 PM
This easy-to-understand discussion series covers cultural influences, ideas, and times that informed artists’ and architects’ great works throughout history. Starting with the Byzantine Empire, we will explore the often under-appreciated medieval world and Islamic traditions. Next, the class will examine the soaring architecture of gothic Europe leading into the early modern period of the Renaissance with all of its great masters. Learn how Western art and culture rebounded from the fall of Rome and then achieved perhaps its greatest heights.
5 sessions: 1/14–2/11
Tuition: member $95, non-member $105

3894 Achieving the Magical Look in Landscapes
Instructor: Mark Saenger
Fridays, 10 AM–12:30 PM
Paint luminous landscapes! With engaging lectures and demonstrations on value, atmosphere, color mixing, composition, and dynamic light effects, learn how to turn simple landscape photographs into luminous landscape paintings. You can create magical, light-filled landscapes that pop on canvas with the skills you will acquire in this class.
10 sessions: 1/15–3/19
Tuition: member $310, non-member $340


3896 Discarding Color: Learning to See in Black and White
Instructor: Nancy Ori
Rather than just converting your color images to black and white, wouldn’t it be better if you could see the potential of a scene, portrait or still life object as a black and white image while you were shooting? This workshop is designed for beginning black and white photographers and will cover: visualization, scene evaluation, lighting, seeing contrast, understanding brightness values of colors as they convert to black and white, as well as some post-processing tips. We will have visual exercises designed to get you thinking differently while shooting. The instructor will demonstrate how to approach an image from start to finish.
Sundays, 2/14 & 2/28 (no class on 2/21), 1–4 PM
Tuition fee: $110, Materials fee: $25

3897 NEW! The Power of Color
Instructor: Nancy Ori
Explore color photography taught online with a lecture, demonstrations and critiques. Designed to show you how to see use color more creatively, the lecture and discussion topics will include: getting the correct exposure, relationships of colors, psychology of color, using different kinds of light sources, using color for emphasis, mood, and abstraction. The goal is to continue to develop visual skills in color while exploring how they relate to the characteristic elements of photography: light and shadow, shape, texture, line, pattern, focus, point of view, and movement.
Sundays, 3/7 & 3/21 (no class on 3/14), 1–4 PM
Tuition fee: $110, Materials fee: $25

3938 NEW! Handmade Paper Creations
Instructor: Louise Wheeler
Create artistic squares of handmade paper from recycled paper pulp, craft paints, dried flower petals, and more. Finished paper squares will then be arranged and mounted to make a unique framed piece of wall art. Students will learn the process of making paper from pulp including adding color and texture, shaping, and proper drying. The decorative possibilities are endless and defined by your aesthetic and creative approach. Some materials provided.
Sundays, 3/14 & 3/21, 1–4 PM
Tuition fee: $110, Materials fee: $30

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