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 and David Bridges:
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.
August 5th - September 9th 5:30pm - 7:30pm: (Kylle Been) FULL
September 16th - October 21st 5:30pm - 7:30pm: (David Bridges) FULL
Mondays: Adult Functional Ceramics
This adult ceramics class welcomes all intermediate ceramicists. If you have taken a ceramics class before this class will help you expand upon your wheel throwing skills, development of glazing techniques as well as advancing handbuilding abilities. This class allows students to practice their skills as well as learn more intermediate to advanced skills within the world of ceramics. Our instructor will also conduct a lesson for our students to create functional wares for their own kitchens. $13.00 clay purchased first day of class, or students can use clay purchased from previous classes at The Art Garage. (No class October 21st).
Mondays: Adult Ceramic Birdhouses with Karen Heaney-Chapman:
Great for any skill level, you will produce your very own birdhouses in this class and experiment with ceramics techniques along the way. We will begin with building slab structures, then learn a variety of techniques to customize your birdhouse and make it your own. You will get an introduction to a variety of texture techniques for decorating your house's walls, slip and score techniques for adding ornamentation and flair, and glazing techniques to bring color and shine to your finished product. These whimsical birdhouses will be fired and ready for pick up in time for the holiday season and make perfect gifts or festive additions to your own backyard! Additional material cost for clay: $13.00/25lb bag.October 21st - November 18th 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesdays: Adult Collage Techniques & Printmaking with Joy Giles:
Explore new styles and processes in printmaking using collage and mixed-media techniques. This class is fun for all levels and it’s the perfect progression if you’ve already taken printmaking with us. You will combine your own prints, paper, fabric and found objects with various inking techniques to create beautiful and interesting prints to keep for yourself or share with others. This class is great for anyone who wants to explore the vast world of mixed media collage!
Thursdays: Adult Altered Books with Karen Heaney-Chapman:
The first day of class we will search through recycled books to find which one will become your own to alter. We will then build into them to create a hidden compartment. Each day we will experiment with new materials and techniques to use inside your book’s pages. We will use gesso, watercolor, acrylic paint, collage, pen and ink, typography, and even draw coded design messages. Creative prompts will be used as jumping off points into the artistic process!
Thursdays: Adult Mixed Media Afternoon Class 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.
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).