Artistic exploration is a lifelong journey and the Art Garage provides a variety of adult classes that enrich and entertain. Our space is open to those who have produced art their entire lives and want to continue to hone their talents as well as grown-ups who want to feel like kids again and try their hand at a new hobby. Every class caters to a range of abilities, strives to teach new techniques, makes sure everyone has fun, and promises participants will walk away with an original piece their proud of.
The Art Garage offers adult classes in Drawing, Jewelry Making, Mixed Media, Mosaics, Painting, and Watercolor. Custom projects can be designed for groups of five.
Mondays: Adult Ceramics with Kylle Been:
Our adult ceramic class will meet every Monday evening. This course is great for any beginner, intermediate, or advanced student. The multiple week session will be structured to ensure you learn the aspects of hand building, wheel throwing and glazing. Instructions will be taught by our skilled instructor as students develop and grow their ceramic techniques. There is an available additional/make-up class the week after each session to ensure you can finish any work in progress. Instructor - Kylle Been **Material fee not included. $13/25lbs due at time of class for clay.
Optional/Additional Ceramics Class: February 11th 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesdays: Dabble with Ink and Floss with Riana Casas:
Explore DIY printmaking techniques and embroidery in this new adult class! Students will learn different printmaking techniques such as relief, screen printing, intaglio and lithograph. The prints made in the first two weeks will be used on your own upcycled fabrics and used again in the last two weeks of class. In weeks three and four students will learn embroidery techniques to add details by creating depth, clarity and color variation to their prints. The class will cover different stitch work techniques such as satin stitch, back stitch, French knot, chain stitch and more! Participants are encouraged to bring their own clothes, bags or pieces of fabric to use for printing and sewing.
February 5th - 26th 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tuesdays: Adult Printmaking with Joy Giles:
Come explore the magic of printmaking in this class. You will carve, cut, glue and scrape your way to complete interesting relief blocks and drypoint plates. Learn various inking techniques and print beautiful suites of prints to keep for yourself or share with others. Students will be able to make their own set of greeting cards, matching wall print series or even their own personally made coloring books.
February 5th - 26th 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesdays: Ceramic Yard Ornaments with Karen Heaney-Chapman:
Let’s get ready for Spring and Summer! In this unique adult ceramics class we will learn how to make whimsical ceramic birdhouses, fairy garden houses, and yard ornaments ready to place around your house this Spring! Classes will include: learning a variety of hand-building and texturing techniques to create houses and yard sculptures as well as glazing techniques to complete bisque fired work. A one time material fee due on the first day of class.
Wednesdays: Adult Acrylic Painting 101 with Sara Donnelly:
This class is designed for beginner and intermediate painters to explore the world of acrylics! Our focuses will include painting from real life, color mixing, creating textures and composition. Little or no experience is required for this adult painting class at The Art Garage. The focus of this class will be to improve comfortability with acrylics, painting on an easel and creating your very own ‘wall worthy’ art!
Thursdays: Adult Collage & Assemblage with Joy Giles:
Using paper, fabric, found objects, and various other materials, create amazing 2 and 3 dimensional compositions. You will layer, glue, nail, and sew your way to creating fantastic art pieces that could express personal or historical experiences, allow exploration in color and texture, or just give yourself time to express your creativity and make something with your own hands!
February 14th - March 14th 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Thursdays: Adult Watercolor with Pat Clarke:
Each week, the instructor will give a short demo on different watercolor techniques at the beginning of class. Students will paint at least one painting each week with individualized instruction. Class will focus on different concepts including value, color theory and composition. Additionally, class will explore other themes such as complementary color schemes, gradated washes, combining collage and watercolor, texture and atmospheric perspective. Materials provided by The Art Garage or students can bring their own as well.
February 7th - February 28th 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Looking for a great place to celebrate your birthday, holiday party or bridal shower? We will create a fantastic party for you! We tailor our special events to ensure we meet your interests. You can choose from one of our popular themes, you may also contact us to discuss your theme for your party and we will create a project to go along with your theme. Your friends and family will have a wonderful time exploring art at The Art Garage. Parties last three hours and include an art making activity and time for everyone to celebrate!