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




Sip & Paint, Instructor Linda Kernick

March 28, 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 Marina Village. Students may bring a beverage of their choice to enjoy while learning or expanding their skills in Acrylics.




Welcome to Watercolors! Instructor Natalia Light

March 30, 2019 (Sat) 10 AM – 12:30 PM

Min/Max: 6/10 students
Cost: $20 member / $25non-member
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.

Students will paint Regatta Boats in a forgiving technique with visible brushstrokes.

Students bring to class:

Paper: Any watercolor paper will work. For best results please bring 100% cotton watercolor paper, available locally at AC Moore, 11”x14”, 140 lb and cold press (for example Fabriano Artistico or Arches 22”x30” sheet cut into 4 pieces) AND small non-cotton watercolor paper (for color testing).
-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 number 8 and 4) OR liner brush
-Small and medium flat brushes will be helpful but not a must
Paints: Professional brands of watercolor paints, preferably in tubes: Cerulean Blue (or any other favorite blue that is not too light), Phthalo Blue, Indigo, Bright Red OR any set with primary colors plus black will work. Please do not use non-professional paints for kids.
Other: Board to hold the paper (Masonite board, Plexiglas, sturdy piece of plastic or wood);
Paper towels (or soft cloth); Water container; Palette; Pencil; Eraser; Masking tape.




Sip & Paint, Instructor Jeff Mallery

April 25, 2019 (Thurs) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM/div>

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

The class will paint Amber and Merlot. Students may bring a beverage of their choice to enjoy while learning or expanding their skills in Acrylics.


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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