Arts and Design Society
of Fort Walton Beach

17 First Street SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL

Gallery Hours:
Tue-Fri 12-4 pm
Sat 1-4 pm


To register or for more information call 850-244-1271.
A valid registration requires a payment of 50% of tuition.
See bottom of the page for complete Registration and Refund Policy.


Art Design Society Workshop Watercolor

George Brandon Portrait Technique Level II, Instructor George Brandon

January 27, 2018 (Sat) 10 AM – 1 PM

Max number of students: 15

Cost: $45 member / $55 non-member; all materials included

Beginner through Advanced

Using Conté crayons and charcoal students will learn to draw human face. In Level II special focus will be given to detailing the human eyes, nose, and mouth capturing life like highlights. The second half of class will focus on using these skills in a complete portrait using powerful shading to create three dimensional features.

Linda Kernick, Lazertran on Acrylic


Lazertran on Acrylics, Instructor Linda Kernick

February 3, 2018 (Sat) 9 AM- 12 PM

Min/Max: 6/10

Cost: $55 member / $65 non-member

Linda Kernick will offer a workshop on Lazertran, a product designed for water transfer of images onto a number of surfaces to enhance artwork, as a fundraiser for the Arts and Design Society.   The theme is “Bicycles.”
Students bring to class a few brushes of various sizes and a water container.  Supplies included in the fee:  8×8 canvas, Acrylic paints, Lazertran, Gloss Medium, Pattern for painting, Illustration Board

Pat Farwell, Watercolor

Watercolor Painting, Instructor Pat Farwell

Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 (Tuesdays) 1-4 PM

Cost for the month: $80 member / $90 non-member

This class is suitable for beginner through intermediate. Students bring their own supplies: Cold press watercolor paper; 140 lb Arches preferred (or similar quality), easel or board, basic watercolors, palette (tray or foam plate suitable also), watercolor brushes: #12, #8, and ½ inch flat; #01 round or liner, a regular 2 inch house paint or varnish brush, sponge, salt, spray bottle, paper towels, water container, #2 pencil, kneaded eraser.

Pat Z Roberts, Acrylic, Sip and Paint

Sip & Paint, Instructor Pat Z Roberts

February 8, 2018 (Thurs) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Min/Max number of students: 6/12

Cost: $35 member / $40 non-member

All supplies included

Students may bring a beverage of their choice to enjoy while they learn to paint, or enhance their skills, with acrylics, as they portray a handsome crab. This class is part of a series of monthly classes, with alternating instructors. It offers an opportunity to learn in a fun environment with skilled instructors, all supplies, and good company.


Davis Kessler Abstract Painting WS

Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstracts, Instructor David M. Kessler

Deadline to register: Friday, February 9, 2018, 4 PM CT

March 9-11, 2018 (Fri-Sun) 9 AM – 4 PM, with one hour lunch break

Cost: $250 member / $280 non-member

Media: This workshop is non-media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome.

Students provide their own materials; material list available at the office/ by email.

Note: Oil painters; please bring only odorless mineral spirits.

Min/Max number of students: 12/12

Have you ever wondered how to loosen up your painting style? Paint with more freedom? Be more spontaneous? Be more expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this workshop is for you! David Kessler will teach you how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using line, shape, value, color and texture. This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen up and paint more freely.  All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting in their studios.


Weekly Classes/Open Studio at ADSO

Clay & Pottery Open Studio

Mon and Wed 9 am – 12 noon, Mon 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come in and have fun working with clay, hand building or wheel throwing. Beginners welcome. Materials and firing included.

Cost: Mon/Wed am – $12 member/$15 non-member, Instructor – Pat Basque

Cost: Mon pm – $12 member/$15 non-member, Instructor – Marcy Eady

Art Class for Children Ages 6-12

Tues 4 – 5:30 pm

Using the principles of basic drawing, painting and sculpture, students will learn about the master artists and their styles. Varying mediums will be used each week.

All supplies included.

Cost per month: $60 member / $70 non-member

Instructor – Marcy Eady

Open Studio (No Pottery)

Tues 7pm – 9:30 pm (call Marcy in advance 850-585-4967)

Bring in your paintings or other project you are working on and work with other artists. No instruction

Cost: $10 member / $12 non-member

Oil Painting

Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm

Beginner through advanced.

Students bring their own supplies

Cost per month: $80 member / $90 non-member

Instructor – Dale Gauvin


Photography Club

3rd Wednesday of the month 6 pm – 8 pm (Gallery)

All photographers from beginner to professional are welcome. Attendance is free.

Life Drawing

1st and 3rd Thursday 6 pm – 9 pm

Hone your drawing skills with the human figure. Bring your pencils & paper. No instruction. No photography will be allowed.

Cost: $15 member / $18 non-member (May change depending on number of Artists.)

Life Drawing / Life Painting session

3rd Saturday 9 am – 12:30 pm

Open session – no instructor.
Students bring their own materials and work from the model in any drawing or painting media (no photography is allowed). Cost: $15 per single session. ADSO members may purchase a discount card good for 4 sessions for $50 (available from Mike at session).
For further information, or to sign up for an upcoming session, call or text Mike Radford 850-803-5707.

Registration and Refund Policy for All Workshops
and Classes

You are not registered until ADSO receives payment of 50% of tuition. We cannot hold your place in a class without a deposit.

Deposit will be returned if cancellation is more than 1 month prior to class / 50% of deposit will be returned if cancellation is 1 month to 2 weeks prior to class / no refund if cancellation is 2 weeks or less prior to class. When registration deadline date is given full payment must be received by deadline date, no refund after registration deadline has passed.

This policy is necessary due to ADSO’S contractual commitment to the instructor.

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