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





Introduction to Fiber Arts, Felting, Instructor – Jenn Dennis

January 24, 2020 (Fri) 5:30 PM–8:30 PM

Cost: $35 member / $40 non-member
Min/Max number of students: 4/8

Participants will make a fiber arts piece in the impressionist style in wet felting technique and
learn about wet felting & various techniques to create artworks with loose wool fibers, then
layout a design based on a picture. The theme for this class is “Field of Wildflowers” or students
may work on a design of their choice (bring a picture).

All supplies provided except;
Supplies students need to bring:
-2 dish or hand towels
-1 large bath towel
-scissors (good, sharp, fabric scissors)

Optional supplies:
-Bring a picture of a colorful field of wildflowers. Instructor will also have sample pictures.
-Needle felting kit (available at for about $13-16/ask Jenn for recommendations,
850-244-1271), this can be useful (but not necessary) to embellish or finish off your piece.




Welcome to Watercolors! Instructor: Natalia Light

January 25, 2020 (Sat) 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Min/Max: 6/10 students
Cost: $20 member / $25non-member
Supplies (optional): $5, see below
Level: Beginner and Advanced

Painters at all levels are welcome. Our monthly watercolor classes provide a great opportunity
to brush up on your watercolor skills and to explore new styles and techniques.

We will paint a lighthouse with greenery around it, and will learn how to depict a bright sunlight
in watercolors.

Students bring supplies listed below or may purchase all supplies needed for this class
at $5.

Paper: 100% cotton watercolor paper for best results, 11”x14”, 140 lb and cold press (for
example Fabriano Artistico or Arches 22”x30” sheet cut into 4 pieces)
-Chinese calligraphy natural hair brushes (Large Yasutomo size CC4), OR any NATURAL hair
soft brushes
-Soft synthetic round brushes with pointy tip (for example Princeton Neptune #8 and #4)
-Liner brush
Paints: Professional brands of watercolor paints, preferably in tubes: Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt
Sienna or Light Oxide Red, Red, Black (or grey), Green (optional), Indigo (optional), or any set
with primary colors plus black will work.
Please do not use non-professional paints for kids, they don’t work the same way.
Other: Non porous waterproof board to hold the paper (e.g. Plexiglas), Paper towels (or soft
cloth); Water container; Palette; Pencil; Eraser, Masking tape

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 Tuesday 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 exploring history of art, using Jesse Bryant Wilder’s “Art History for Dummies.” Attendance is free.
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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