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



Acrylics for Everyone!, Instructor Hannah Flynn

August 8, 15, 22, 29 (Thursdays), 6-8:30 PM

Min/Max: 6/12 students
Cost: $120 member / $135 non-member
Level: Beginning artists

You really CAN learn to paint, (even if you don’t know how to draw)! In this workshop, you’ll
discover the tools and techniques necessary to get started painting in acrylics. You’ll learn to
mix colors and apply paint to create depth and form. Then you’ll choose your favorite design
from several options, and create an original acrylic painting.
Week 1: I Went Art Supply Shopping. Now What?
Care and feeding of your new acrylic painting tools. Learning about color mixing, value, and
Week 2: How Do I Make It Look Real?
Using blending, shading and contrast to make 2D look 3D.
Week 3: Get Started Painting!
Transferring your design to canvas, and blocking in color. You’ll also troubleshoot common
painting problems and learn how to fix them.
Week 4: Is It Done Yet?
Refining forms, adjusting colors and values and adding finishing touches that make your
painting sparkle. Time to celebrate-and plan your NEXT painting!
Students bring to class;
Canvas paper pad 9×12” or acrylic painting paper (Strathmore) 9×12”
Liquitex Acrylic paint (Basic series, 4 oz. each tube): Titanium White, Mars Black, Cadmium
Yellow Med., Lemon Yellow (Cad. Lemon Yellow), Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Med.,
Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue
Canvas panels (5 pack) 9×12” or 11x 14”
Brushes: Simmons Value Brush set of 4 and Simmons flat wash ¾ “
Sketchpad 9×12” or 11×14”, any brand
Water container, paper towels, pencil, eraser, masking tape, board large enough to support
canvas paper.




Experimenting with Watercolor, Instructor Carol Dickson

August 19-23, 2019 (Mon-Fri) 1-4 PM daily

Min/Max: 6/12 students
Cost: $130 member / $145 non-member
Beginner through advanced

Students will explore the use of different paints, brushes and paper. Each day a different subject will be presented for learning different techniques using watercolor. The students will go home with a finished painting each day.
Supplies: All paper will be provided. Students may bring their own paints and brushes if they prefer or use supplies provided by the instructor.




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

October 4-6, 2019 (Fri-Sun) 9 AM – 4 PM, with one hour lunch break

Deadline to register: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Cost: $320 member / $350 non-member
Min/Max number of students: 11/14

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.

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.

Book Study/ Discussion group

1st and 3rd Thursday 5 pm – 6 pm

The group is currently reading “War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles,” by Steven Pressfield.
Group meets in the Clay studio (entrance street side).

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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