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.

Concrete Stepping Stone Class for Children, Instructor Marcy Eady

December 22, 2017 (Fri) 10 AM – 12 PM

Sign up dead line is December 15
Ages 7-15
Cost: $20 member / $25 non-member
Supplies included

Your kids will love this fun project – Stepping stones for the garden, your child’s chance to design and create their very own. The stepping stones will be made from concrete. The kids will have choices of how to decorate the piece; drawing, writing or sculpting, then adding embellishments, like stones or colored glass to make the stone your own. Anything special you would like in the stone, bring it along. You will need to pick up the stones the next day between 10 and 11 AM.





Georgia O’Keeffe – One Hundred Flowers, Acrylic Workshop with Farideh Peacock

January 17 & 18, 2018 (Wed-Thurs) 9 AM – 1 PM

Min/Max: 4/15 students

Cost: $110 member / $130 non-member

Farideh Peacock will offer a two-day acrylic workshop, using the methods and approach of American modernist Georgia O’Keeffe. Students will choose a flower with interesting shapes and strong lines for the painting and design and compose their own work. There will be critique at the end of each day.
Students will provide their own materials for acrylic; titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, cobalt blue, raw sienna, burnt sienna, alizarin crimson, and any other color of their choice; brushes: size 2, 4 and 8, and any other brush of their choice; 2 canvases not smaller than 16×20; palette, water container, paper towels, soft drawing pencil.
Peacock’s art education began in England and continued in the United States, where she obtained a BFA from the Herron School of Art, Indiana University, and then became a faculty member of the Indianapolis Art Center.

Art Design Society Workshop Watercolor

George Brandon Portrait Technique Level II, Instructor George Brandon

January 27, 2018 (Sat) 10 AM – 1 PM

Max number of students: 15

Cost: $45 member / $55 non-member; all materials included

Beginner through Advanced

Using Conté crayons and charcoal students will learn to draw human face. In Level II special focus will be given to detailing the human eyes, nose, and mouth capturing life like highlights. The second half of class will focus on using these skills in a complete portrait using powerful shading to create three dimensional features.

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

watercolor painting

Watercolor Painting – Instructor Pat Farwell

Thursday 9:30 AM – 12 PM

Cost per month: $80 member / $90 non-member

This class is suitable for beginner through advanced. Students bring their own supplies: Cold press watercolor paper; 140 lb Arches preferred (or similar quality), easel or board, basic watercolors, palette (tray or foam plate suitable also), watercolor brushes: #12, #8, and ½ inch flat; #01 round or liner, a regular 2 inch house paint or varnish brush, sponge, salt, spray bottle, paper towels, water container, #2 pencil, kneaded eraser.

Photography Club

3rd Wednesday of the month 6 pm – 8 pm (Gallery)

All photographers from beginner to professional are welcome. 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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