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. **Material fee not included. $13/25lbs due at time of class for clay.
Wednesdays: Adult Acrylic Painting with Sara Donnelly:
Want to make good on a New Years resolution to honor your inner creative? Working with acrylic and gouache paints we will dig into color theory, color mixing, brushwork and composition in new and creative ways. Over six weeks, we will learn how to make repeating patterns, and create both abstract and representational pieces while exploring the properties of these two versatile paints. We will work on canvas as well as paper, and also incorporate mixed media and collage. All materials will be supplies for our students.
January 8th - February 12th 5:30pm - 7:30pm (FULL)
Wednesdays: Adult Print and Embroider with Riana Casis:
Explore DIY printmaking techniques and embroidery in this new adult class! Students will learn different printmaking techniques such as relief, collagraph, and screen printing. 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.
Thursdays: Adult Mixed Media 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!
Thursdays: Adult Printmaking with Joy Giles:
Come explore the magic and ease of printmaking in this beginner and intermediate level adult printing 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.
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.
Sundays: Mindful Art Space with Art Garage volunteers:
The Art Garage’s "Mindful Art Space" invites artists looking for a calm, serene studio where they can work on their own personal art projects. Your enrollment contributes to the use of our studio only; all artists must bring their own materials. Non-consumable materials (such as paintbrushes, palettes, clay tools etc.) can be provided to you by one of our volunteers. Artists must respect the space, our materials and other artists. We want to ensure a safe space for all our artists to feel comfortable and create their art. If our volunteers find that you are not being respectful to others, the space, or materials you may be asked to not return to this group and effort will be made to find different program that is more suitable. **Please note** The Art Garage does not have additional storage space for work in progress. All artwork must be transported by the artist. Please call The Art Garage with any/all questions.
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!
3 Hour time slots available on Friday, Saturday or Sunday
The Art Garage Provides: Art Project, Fabulous Art Instructor, Fun Party Assistant, All Art Materials. Art Smocks. Table Clothes, Decorated board with guest of honor's name
You Provide: Food, Decorations *optional, Napkins, Plates, utensils, candles, matches, etc.
$50/hour (additional hours can be purchased for $50/hour before 9pm; additional hours can be purchased for $75/hour after 9pm)
$75 set up and clean up fee
Fee/participant depending on art activity chosen:
$10.00/participant for drawing and painting on paper.
$13.00/participant for drawing and painting on canvas board (9"x12").
$14.00/participant for collage, mixed media, on canvas board (9"x12").
$15.00/participant for painting or collage on stretched canvas (9"x12") or Junk art sculpture.
$16.00/ participant for hand building ceramic party (firing and glazing included).
**20% gratuity added to final payments of 15 participants or more**