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 Week

November 8 – 14
Click here for Schedule of Classes and all activities

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Workshop sponsored by Golden Paints

Instructor Kevin Tobin

October 12 – 14, 2014
Cost for all classes which include all four events:
Member $185 / Non-member $215
Single class pricing – see under class description.

Suitable for all skill levels. Materials list available on registration.

As always, a generous supply of Golden products, prizes and giveaways will be provided.

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A to Z Acrylic Lecture Demo

October 12, 2014, (Sun) 2 – 4 pm
Cost: FREE

Come enjoy a free presentation on acrylic paints from A to Z. We will cover pigments, extending paints, Digital Grounds, the new and exciting line of “OPEN” acrylic, the paint that stays wet and workable longer than regular acrylics, plus a whole lot more. All attendees will receive a valuable information packet and free samples of Golden products.

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Design Inspiration from the World around You – 2 Part Workshop

Part One:
October 13, 2014, (Mon) 9 am – 12:30 pm
Part Two:
October 14, 2014 (Tue) 9 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $100 member/$115 non-member

In this two part workshop we will explore the possibilities for composition from anything and everything that may fall within our field of vision. We will start with a discussion and slide presentation of world examples of both the inspirational source material and the resulting abstract painting derived from that source. We will then search out similar points of inspiration from the classroom and its environs. All gels, paints and mediums, and a few small “test” substrates will be provided.

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Gel Skins and Image Transfer for Painting and Collage

October 13, 2014, (Mon) 1 – 5 pm
Cost: $85 member/$100 non-member

In this exploratory and exciting workshop we will learn the art and mechanics of making dynamic “Gel Skins” for use in collage, and to enhance mixed media painting skills. We will also explore a variety of methods in which to transfer an image directly into a variety of substrates. All Golden gels, mediums and paints will be supplied along with a variety of wet and dry samples to create with. This class is heavy on process to help the participant become familiar and comfortable with the actual creation of Gel Skins and Image Transfer techniques.

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 – $10 member/$12 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

Classes resume in the fall

Open Studio

Tues 7pm – 9:30 pm

Bring in your paintings or other project you are working on and work with other artists.

Cost: $5 member / $7 non-member, call Hanna with questions 850-582-1329.

Resumes in the fall

Oil Painting – Chiaroscuro technique

Tuesday 9 am – 2 pm

Learn to paint as the old masters painted, with the lights and darks.

Cost per month: $70 member / $85 non-member

Instructor – Dale Gauvin

Photography Group

3rd Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 9 pm, in the gallery.

The group’s mission is to encourage fellowship and to provide a place where photographers may discuss and exhibit their work. 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: $10 member / $12 non-member (May change depending on number of Artists.)

Life Drawing / Life Painting session

3rd Saturday 9 am – 12:30 pm

November and December 2014 as follows:
November 1, December 6

Cost: $15 per single session, plus a tip for the model. ADSO members may purchase a discount card good for 4 sessions for $50 (available from Mike at session)

This is an open session, there is no instructor. There are two models per session – one does short poses and the other does a single, long pose. Bring your own materials and work in any drawing or painting media you desire. No photography is allowed. Advance registration is requested; please call the office, (850) 244-1271.

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. Visa and MasterCard Accepted.

This policy is necessary due to ADSO’S contractual commitment to the artist/instructor one month prior to class.

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