COVID-19 Policies for Non-Music Class Students
  • Please note: no refunds will be given for cancellations made after 5 business days prior to the start of class.
  • Class may be moved to virtual if required.
  • No refunds will be given if class format changes to either virtual or in-person.
  • $20 credit card processing fee for all cancellations

From classes in ceramics, acrylics, painting, 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 ages 6-11. 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.

Antiques
TBA
Veteran instructor Dan Brooks leads this popular class on an engaging journey through history, informing the present by studying the past. 18+
Instructor: Dan Brooks
Art for Children (Ages 6-8)
Session A: Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., August 10-September 28 *No class September 7
August 10 and 17 will be VIRTUAL; remaining classes will plan to meet at the Academy of the Arts.
Cost: $215 with $25 supply fee
Students will learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art. We will work with paint, graphite, clay, glass, and paper to make works of art. Students will be encouraged to develop their own styles, and to experiment with different methods to hone their art skills. Students are required to wear a mask. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Art for Children (Ages 6-8)
Session A: Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., August 11-September 22
August 11 and 18 will be VIRTUAL; remaining classes will plan to meet at the Academy of the Arts.
Cost: $215 with $25 supply fee
Students will learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art. We will work with paint, graphite, clay, glass, and paper to make works of art. Students will be encouraged to develop their own styles, and to experiment with different methods to hone their art skills. Students are required to wear a mask. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Art for Children (Ages 9-11)
Session A: Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., August 12-September 23
August 12 and 19 will be VIRTUAL; remaining classes will plan to meet at the Academy of the Arts.
Cost: $215 with $25 supply fee
Students will learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art. We will work with paint, graphite, clay, glass, and paper to make works of art. Students will be encouraged to develop their own styles, and to experiment with different methods to hone their art skills. Students are required to wear a mask. *Limited to 8 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Art for Children (Ages 9-11)
Session A: Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m., August 13-September 24
August 13 and 20 will be VIRTUAL; remaining classes will plan to meet at the Academy of the Arts.
Cost: $215 with $25 supply fee
Students will learn about famous artists and their methods of creating art. We will work with paint, graphite, clay, glass, and paper to make works of art. Students will be encouraged to develop their own styles, and to experiment with different methods to hone their art skills. Students are required to wear a mask. *Limited to 8 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Calligraphy
Mondays, 6-8 p.m., August 24-October 12 *No class Labor Day
Class will meet at the Academy of the Arts
Cost: $230
This course offers basic instruction and concentrated practice in two of the most beautiful and useful lettering styles: Italic and engravers script. All supplies will be provided in the first class. Ages 18+. Mask required.
Instructor: Steve Logan

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Fused Glass Jewelry
Wednesdays, 12-2 p.m., August 26-October 7
Cost: $215 with $60 supply fee
Students will learn 3 methods for making fused glass jewelry pieces. Each student will make several pieces. Students are required to wear a mask. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Pottery: Hand-Building and Wheel-Throwing
Session A Afternoon: Mondays, 12-2 p.m., August 24-October 12 *No class September 7
Cost: $215 with $35 supply fee
Students will explore methods of hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing and decorating pottery. Students are required to wear a mask. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Pottery: Hand-Building and Wheel-Throwing (Evening)
Session A Evening: Mondays, 6-8 p.m., August 24-October 12 *No class September 7
Cost: $215 with $35 supply fee
Students will explore methods of hand-building, wheel-throwing, glazing and decorating pottery. Students are required to wear a mask. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Stained Glass: Copper Foil Method
Session A - Afternoon: Tuesdays, 12-2 p.m., August 25-October 6
Cost: $215 with $80 supply fee
Learn to make stained glass windows with the copper foil method of assembly. Students will learn to cut glass, use a grinder to refine shapes, apply copper foil, solder, make and attach hangers, and apply a patina to your stained glass window. Students are required to wear a mask. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Stained Glass: Copper Foil Method (Evening)
Session A - Evening: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., August 25-October 6
Cost: $215 with $80 supply fee
Learn to make stained glass windows with the copper foil method of assembly. Students will learn to cut glass, use a grinder to refine shapes, apply copper foil, solder, make and attach hangers, and apply a patina to your stained glass window. Students are required to wear a mask. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Instructors

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Dan Brooks
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Andy Jordan
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Emily Kelley
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Steve Logan
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Nicki Masterson
Instructor
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