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 3-9

Workshop sponsored by Golden Paints, Instructor Kevin Tobin

Lecture Demo October 6, 2018 (Sat) 11 AM–12:30 PM

Suitable for all skill levels. Absolute beginners will be very comfortable while more experienced artists will find many tricks, techniques, and materials that can be incorporated immediately into their work.

Students bring to class: Paint brushes, palette knife, paper towels, container for water, and preferred drawing materials (no drawing skills required). All Golden paints, gels and mediums are provided along with all of the necessary substrates.

Cost: FREE

All attendees receive a valuable information package along with a small bag of Golden product samples.

The Whole Shebang – 2 Part Workshop

Part One:

October 6, 2018, (Sat) 1:15 PM- 5 PM

Part Two:

October 7, 2018 (Sun) 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Cost: $120 member/$140 non-member

This two part workshop combines elements of the “Seductive Surfaces” (Surface techniques including Micaceous Iron Oxide, Light Molding Paste, Molding Paste, Pumice Gel, Soft Gel Gloss, Extra Heavy Gel Matte, Faux Encaustic), “Gel Skins” (Repeatable “gel skins” along with the direct transfer of imagery into various mediums, and other tricks to take a pre-existing image and transfer it into a piece of work), and “Bling” (Iridescent, Interferences, Micaceous Iron Oxide; Techniques for making collage papers along with interesting effects for under-painting and a few surprises).



Sip & Paint, Instructor Ruta Kanaporis

October 11, 2018 (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 “Starry, Spooky Night.” Students may bring a beverage of their choice to enjoy while learning or expanding their skills in Acrylics.




Welcome to Watercolors! Instructor Natalia Light

October 13, 2018 (Sat) 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Min/Max: 6/8 students
Cost: $20 member / $25non-member
Level: Beginner
Painters at all levels are welcome – you may want to brush up on your watercolor skills.

In this class students will paint a scene with a hummingbird using basic watercolor techniques.
Students bring to class:
Paper: 100% cotton watercolor paper IS A MUST (140 lb, cold press), available locally at AC Moore, 11”x14” (for example Fabriano Artistico 22”x30” sheet cut into 4 pieces) AND small non-cotton watercolor paper (for color testing); Brushes: Yasutomo Bamboo Calligraphy Brushes sizes CC4 and CC1 or CC2, Liner brush, and Soft Synthetic Round Brushes sizes 4 and 8 (for example Princeton Neptune); Watercolor paints: (preferably in tubes and professional brands); Turquoise or Cerulean Blue, Quinacridone Rose, Phthalo Blue, Yellow Ochre, Sepia, Yellow are preferable colors. OR any blue, pink, yellow, black, dark brown (final result will be different).
Other: Board to hold the paper (Plexiglas or any other non-porous surface); Masking tape; Paper towels; Water container; Palette; Pencil; Eraser, credit card (or any other plastic card).


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 “A Whack on the Side of the Head: How you can be more creative”, by Roger von Oech. 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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