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Adults: Gallery/Studio Program

Registration is now open for fall 2022.

The Gallery/Studio Program offers fun, challenging studio art courses. Be inspired by professional teaching artists and spend time discussing artworks from our exhibitions, learn new skills and techniques, and create your own art using both new and traditional materials. Classes are available for children, teens, and adults. All levels of experience welcome!

Fall 2022 courses

Painting: Abstracted Figures
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm

Examine the spectrum of abstraction from photorealism to nonobjective art. See how artists from our American and European collections take creative liberties in representing the human figure. Learn painting techniques inspired by Impressionism, Cubism, and Realism and develop your own artistic style as you make paintings that express your unique vision. 

Vitality Arts: My Life, My Art
Tuesdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Vitality Arts is a new free art-making course for those ages 55 and older. In this drawing and painting class, explore your own creative journey and be inspired by artist Nellie Mae Rowe, who revived her own art practice later in life. Experiment with art techniques combining paint, pastels, markers, and pens to create bold mixed-media works in a welcoming, creative group setting. Develop your own visual language that expresses your life experience with guidance from our seasoned teaching artists.

Fall 2022 schedule
Saturdays: October 1–December 10 (no class November 26)
Tuesdays: October 4–December 13 (no class November 22)

All classes are two hours long.

Course fees
Saturdays: $305; Members: $285
Tuesdays: Free
Members receive a $20 discount on all Gallery/Studio Program courses. Not a Member? Join today!

Parking is available for Gallery/Studio Program students and families. After the free 15-minute drop-off period, the hourly rate applies.

We also offer classes for kids and teens.

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Leadership support for our Vitality Arts workshop is provided by E. A. Michelson Philanthropy.