Adult Arts

Adult Art


ADULT VISUAL ARTS

The ARTspot offers a wide variety of art classes in painting, ceramics, glass fusing, wood carving and more for all skill levels.

Art offerings vary by season.

Try something for the first time or re-ignite your creative spark. The ARTspot is the place for you. Whether it is for fun or to discover a new manner of self-expression, art has a value that will last a lifetime. Adult visual arts programs vary depending on the season and are for ages 16 and older. 

Click to register for the adult visual arts classes listed below

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Carve & Chat

Whittle away the hours as you work on your first project.  Using basic tools and techniques, learn handheld carving, including shaping, detailing, and whittling. Youth ages 10 to 15 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.  Pre-registration is required.

DIY Corsages & boutonnieres 

If you are not looking forward to paying big money for a personal floral decoration, well this is the workshop for you.  Jeannette Hansen will teach you the basics of creating a unique corsage or boutonniere using fresh or silk flowers that you will be able to take home.  With these new found skills you will be able to craft fantastic one of a kind personal enhancements for any occasion.

diy wedding flower workshop

Brides bring your friends and learn how to have the flowers of your choice without the extraordinary cost.  The workshop will cover center pieces, corsages, boutonnieres, bow making, and bridal party bouquets.  

DIY WOrkshop series

A DIYer’s dream! Join us for multiple days for different workshops. No one item to be done. Multiple selections for each workshop. Open studios give you extra time and help to complete projects.  

2/25: Concrete Garden Planters 
3/3:  Jar Etching/Wine Glass Painting
3/10:  Open Studio
3/24: Wire Jewelry 101
3/31: Hand Painted Pallets
4/7: Rustic Wood Signs
4/14: Open Studio
4/21: Rocks & String Art
4/28: Jar Etching & Wine Glass Painting
5/5: Hand Glazed Dinnerware
5/12: Open Studio

garden stepping stone

Design and create a stepping stone using stained glass and tile.  Choose a design or create your own.  These concrete stepping stones are a great addition to any garden or landscape design.

GARDEN MOSAIC BENCH

Create a mosaic bench with your own design or choose from a variety of patterns.  The first class will be to pattern prep and order glass.  

gET YOUR PAINT ON! Paint & Sip

Enjoy a relaxing night of painting and visiting with friends.  In this one night class you will create your very own masterpiece and have a great time with friends.  All supplies included.  Bring your beverage of choice.  Space is limited, register early to reserve your spot.

get your paint on - paint your pet

In this class you will be painting a portrait of your pet on a 16x20 canvas.  After you have registered for the class, please send a picture that you want to paint to aimeeg@derbyrec.com.  We will then sketch the image onto the canvas for you to paint.  All supplies included.  

GLASS FUSING AND SLUMPING

Learn the exciting art of fusing and molding glass to virtually any shape or form. Create a one of a kind artwork that you and your family will cherish for generations. Glass will be provided for class projects. 

one day art: pottery

Take a moment out of your busy day to de-stress and feel the clay in your hands as you create your own coffee mug, bowl, or cup.  Learn various pottery techniques working with clay, water, and glaze.  All materials are included.

Palette knife painting

You will find that palette knife painting allows a more expressive quality to your painting and the colors are vibrant and fresh. It is a wonderful and fun way to paint just about anything!  

poTTER’S WHEEL AND HAND-BUILDING

The fundamentals of wheel thrown pottery to more advanced forms will be taught depending on student interest and individual experience level. You can choose to stay off the wheel to create using hand-building techniques. Using soft and stiff slabs of clay, as well as other hand building techniques, students will learn to make boxes and other lidded forms. Whichever style you choose, special attention is given to surface decoration. 25 pounds of clay, glazes and kiln firing provided.