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 Classes for Home Schoolers Age 6-12, Instructor Marcy Eady

September 3, 10, 17, 24 (Tuesdays), 1:30-3 PM

Min/Max: 6/12 students
Cost: $60 member / $70 non-member
All supplies provided

Sept 3 – Clay day
Using clay we will make small animal sculptures.  We will talk about where clay comes from,
what is made with it, and different clay terms used.  If time they will also see the kiln where the
clay is where the clay is fired.
Sept 10 – Painting with Edvard Munch
We will paint the “Scream” by Munch, using acrylics.  The children will learn a bit about the artist
and his style.  We will talk about design, color and brush strokes used to achieve this painting.
Sept 17 – Painting with Vincent Van Gogh
Using acrylics we will paint a painting by Van Gogh.  We will talk about the artist and his
paintings.  We will work on his style of brush strokes and the colors he used.
Sept 24 – Painting with Georgia O’Keeffe
Using acrylics we will paint a large flower by Georgia O’Keeffe.  We will briefly discuss her life
and art. Attention will be put on her style and brush strokes.




Sip & Paint, Instructor Hannah Flynn

September 26, 2019 (Thurs) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cost: $35 member / $40 non-member
Min/Max number of students: 6/12
All supplies included

The class will paint “Emerald Waves.” Students may bring a beverage of their choice to enjoy
while learning or expanding their skills in Acrylics.



Welcome to Watercolors! Instructor Natalia Light

September 28, 2019 (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 an abstract hydrangea bouquet in multilayered technique.

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

Paper: 100% cotton watercolor paper for best results, available locally at AC Moore (FWB), or
at Pik-Itz (Navarre) 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)
Paints: Professional brands of watercolor paints, preferably in tubes: Cobalt Blue, Indigo (or
blue and black), Cerulean Blue, Yellow, Bright Pink.
Black Ink, or Black Brush Marker, or at least black watercolor.
(Any set with primary colors plus black will work, however, if you want your painting to be as
vivid and match the example’s colors please use the above described colors.)
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



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

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

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 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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