Art Classes

From an antiques course with veteran instructor Daniel Brooks to classes in ceramics, acrylics, painting, art for teens, stained glass, calligraphy, creative writing and new classes added each semester, the Academy of the Arts offers our patrons the opportunity to explore new interests and learn from a wide variety of artists in our community. We also have art for children grades 1 through 5 and art for teens grades 6 through 8. Classes run every fall and spring as well as some classes are available over the summer.

If you do not see a class that you were expecting to be available check back soon as classes are added as they become available, or reach out to us by email.

Calligraphy
Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., June 20-August 8 *No class July 4
Cost: $195
Learn the art of beautiful handwriting. This is an introductory course to two of the most popular and useful lettering styles: Italic and Engravers Script. Instructions for broad pen and pointed pen lettering are included. No prior experience is required. Ages 18+
Instructor: Steve Logan
Additional Requirements: $15 supply fee
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Creative Writing with a Focus on Fiction
Mondays, 6-8 p.m., May 13-July 1 *No class May 27
Cost: $195
Storytelling is a craft unto itself, and in this course, students will learn the difference between good writing and good storytelling and how to do both well—to become disciplined, "whole-brained" writers. With a focus on fiction, this creative writing course will have lessons on the essentials of story craft, including outlining, story development, character development, world building, authorial voice, wordsmithing, and more. This is a class for the aspiring author, or anyone interested in how to tell better stories. Instructor feedback will be provided on student work, and each class will review the previous week’s material before moving on to a new lesson. Ages 18+
Instructor: Author K. B. Hoyle
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Fiction Publishing 101
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., May 14-June 25
Cost: $195
You've written a novel, now what? This course will cover basics of the publishing industry, including choosing the right publishing path for your manuscript (traditional, small press, indie/self, vanity), what agents are looking for and how to find and query them, how to prepare your manuscript for the querying process, and what to expect from industry professionals. Come prepared to learn how to move forward with your manuscript, to write and polish query letters, and to workshop the first fifty pages of your novel. *Students must bring laptops to class and be comfortable working with the instructor online and in social media contexts. Access to Twitter, in particular, is necessary for aspects of agent searches, as well as other online resources. Ages 18+
Instructor: K. B. Hoyle
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Introduction to Fused Glass Workshop
Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., May 9-May 23
Cost: $125 (includes supplies)
In this workshop students will learn the basic techniques for creating kiln fired jewelry cabochons. Explore two methods of kiln firing glass. Students will create pendants incorporating various techniques such as layering and mixing multiple colors to create depth. By the end of the workshop students will have a finished piece of jewelry. No experience required. Ages 18+
Instructor: Nicki Masterson
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Watercolor Travel Journal
Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., June 4-July 16
Cost: $195
For beginners and intermediate Learn the basics of watercolor, drawing, mixing color and using a limited palette. A great class for beginning artist, interior designers and those who would like to keep a watercolor travel log.
Instructor: Scott Thompson
Additional Requirements: Supplies
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Instructors

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Dan Brooks
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Andrew Burrow
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Laura Byland
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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K.B. Hoyle
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Andy Jordan
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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James Knowles
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Steve Logan
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Anna McCain
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Jimmy McGowan
Art Coordinator
Academy of the Arts
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Scott Thompson
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Denise Trimm
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Carolyn Wass
Instructor
Academy of the Arts