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.

Antiques
Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., February 18-March 31
Cost: $155
Veteran instructor Dan Brooks leads this popular class on an engaging journey through history, informing the present by studying the past. This course includes a number of guest lecturers.
Instructor: Dan Brooks

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Art for Children (Ages 6-8)
Session A: Mondays, 3:30-5 PM, January 6-February 25 *no class January 20
Cost: $215 with $25 supply fee
Explore sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, printmaking. Each course is tailored for each group of students. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity and craftsmanship. *Limited to 10 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Art for Children (Ages 6-8)
Session B: Mondays, 3:30-5 PM, March 9-April 27 *No class March 23
Cost: $215 with $25 supply fee
Explore sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, printmaking. Each course is tailored for each group of students. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity and craftsmanship. *Limited to 10 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Art for Children (Ages 9-11)
Session A: Tuesdays, 3:30-5 PM, January 7-February 25 *no class January 21
Cost: $215 with $25 supply fee
Explore sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, printmaking. Each course is tailored for each group of students. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity and craftsmanship. *Limited to 10 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Art for Children (Ages 9-11)
Session B: Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m., March 10-April 28 *No class March 24
Cost: $215 with $25 supply fee
Explore sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, printmaking. Each course is tailored for each group of students. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity and craftsmanship. *Limited to 10 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Art for Teens (Ages 12-15)
Session A: Wednesdays, 4-5:30 PM, January 8-February 26 *no class January 22
Cost: $215 with $35 supply fee
Explore sculpture, painting, pottery, and stained glass. Each course is tailored for each group of students. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity and craftsmanship. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Art for Teens (Ages 12-15)
Session B: Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., March 11-April 29 *No class March 25
Cost: $215 with $35 supply fee
Explore sculpture, painting, pottery, and stained glass. Each course is tailored for each group of students. Emphasis is placed on individual creativity and craftsmanship. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Calligraphy
Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., January 23-March 5
Cost: $215 with $15 supply fee
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

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Introduction to Pottery (Handbuilding and Casting)
Wednesdays, 12-2 PM, January 8-February 26 *no class January 22
Cost: $215 with $30 supply fee
Students will explore methods of handbuilding, glazing and decorating pottery. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Introduction to Pottery (Wheel Throwing)
Wednesdays, 12-2 p.m., March 11-April 29 *No class March 25
Cost: $215 with $30 supply fee
Students will explore methods of handbuilding, glazing and decorating pottery. *Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Introduction to Stained Glass (Copper Foil)
Class 1: Mondays, 12-2 PM, January 6-Febraury 24 *no class January 20
Cost: $215 with $75 supply fee
*Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Introduction to Stained Glass (Copper Foil)
Class 2: Tuesdays, 6-8 PM, January 7-February 25 *no class January 21
Cost: $215 with $75 supply fee
*Limited to 6 students
Instructor: Nicki Masterson

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Introduction to Watercolors
Session A: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., January 7-February 18
Cost: $215
For beginners and intermediate. Learn the basics of watercolor, drawing, mixing color and using a limited palette.
Instructor: Scott Thompson
Additional Requirements: Students must purchase supplies.

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Introduction to Watercolors
Session B: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., March 12-April 30
Cost: $215
For beginners and intermediate. Learn the basics of watercolor, drawing, mixing color and using a limited palette.
Instructor: Scott Thompson
Additional Requirements: Students must purchase supplies.

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Open Studio (For Pottery and Stained Glass)
Session A: Thursdays, 2-7 p.m., January 9-February 27 *No class January 23
Cost:
3 hours studio use per week during open hours for past and current students to independently work on their projects *No supplies provided *Limited to 12 students
Instructor: Limited instruction with Nicki Masterson

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Open Studio (For Pottery and Stained Glass)
Session B: Thursdays, 2-7 p.m., March 12-April 30 *No class March 26
Cost:
3 hours studio use per week during open hours for past and current students to independently work on their projects *No supplies provided *Limited to 12 students
Instructor: Limited instruction with 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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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