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Adults: Gallery/Studio Program

Registration is now open for spring 2023!

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!

Spring 2023 courses

Painting: Glamorous Garments
Saturdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm (morning)
Saturdays, 1:30–3:30 pm (afternoon)

Gain foundational skills in painting while focusing on the role that clothing and textiles play in portraiture. After looking at garments from around the world, experiment with color, composition, and patterns using acrylic paint. Taking inspiration from Thierry Mugler: Couturissime, explore how apparel transforms the wearer into theatrical, otherworldly beings. Open to all levels of experience. Register (morning) | Register (afternoon)

Vitality Arts: Family Legacies
Tuesdays, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
How do artists use creativity and imagination to tell their family histories? Visit A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration and see how artists use textile art, photography, painting, and mixed media to capture the Black American experience during and after the Great Migration. Learn techniques in sewing, quilting, and appliqué and create artworks that tell the story of your own family’s journey. This class is free; participants must be ages 55 and over. This course is available by application only. To express your interest, please fill out this form.

Spring 2023 schedule
Saturdays: March 4–May 13 (no class April 8)
Tuesdays: March 7–May 16 (no class April 11)

All classes are two hours long.

Course fees
Saturdays: $305; Members: $285
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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