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.

Dale Engler

Precious Metal Clay Workshop, Instructor Dale Engler

April 22, 2014 (Tues) 9 am – 4 pm with lunch break

Cost: $90 member / $100 non-member
Supplies included

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a product that allows you to produce finished fine silver pieces while working in a “clay” form that is then fired. In this class students will learn the basics of working with PMC. Students will make three projects; materials and tools will be provided.

This is a beginner’s class; no previous experience necessary.

Dale has worked in clay for 40 years with a concentration on hand built construction and sculpture and in Lapidary arts for 20 years including working stone, wire work, and silver and goldsmithing.


Story Box – Emotions in Clay, Instructor Sherry Cooler

April 26 and 27, 2014 (Sat-Sun) 9 am – 3 pm

Cost: $70 member / $85 non-member
Supply fee, includes firing: $15

Students, beginners through experienced, will construct a clay box and inscribe the sides with their own message; a decoration on the top will symbolize what is in the writing.

heather clements

Paper Cut Workshop, Instructor Heather Clements of Panama City, FL

May 10, 2014 (Sat) 10 am – 4 pm

Cost: $55 members / $65 non-members
One hour lunch break. Min. number of students: 5

Learn techniques to create a beautiful black paper cut. Materials to bring: x-acto knife with sharp blade, self-healing cutting mat / board, pencil and eraser, high contrast image or sketch. If you don’t have any materials, there will be some extra x-acto knives, cutting boards and images. Paper will be provided.

sue tarkin

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper, Instructor Sue Tarkin

May 15 and 16, 2014 (Thurs, Fri) 10 am – 2 pm

Cost: $80 member / $90 non-member
Supply fee: $4
Class limit: 8 students

Sue Tarkin is offering a two-day workshop in watercolor batik on rice paper. She is enrolled in Kathie George’s teaching program (, and will use George’s method and patterns to teach the class. Students will use wax and watercolors to build up an image layer upon layer in a batik process and complete two different projects in this workshop. Students will also learn to use TJAPS (chops) to stamp wax onto rice paper or material. This class is suited for all skill levels, no drawing skills required.

List of materials students need to bring: Pigma® Micron® pen .05 black; 11×14 piece of dark construction paper, any color; masking tape; waxed paper; 2 newspapers; hair dryer; iron; paper towels; watercolor brushes #8 or #10 round brush, and a 1-1/2 inch flat brush; Winsor & Newton™ Artist’s watercolor paint, or other brand, Winsor Blue (red shade), New Gamboge, Raw Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Payne’s Gray, Brown Madder, Winsor Violet, and Cadmium Orange.

thalia newton

Crash Glass Mosaic Workshop for Beginners – Instructor Thalia Newton

This Workshop takes places over the course of three weeks as listed below.
May 22 (Thurs) 6-9 pm
May 24 (Sat) 10 am – 2pm
May 29 (Thurs) 6-9 pm
May 31 (Sat) 10 am – 2pm
June 5 (Thurs) 6-9 pm
June 7 (Sat) 10 am – 2pm

Cost: $140 member / $170 non-member
Material fee: $40
Max. number of students: 8

A technique known as “crash glass” mosaic incorporates broken tempered glass with unexpected found objects resulting in a mosaic product that is both fun and beautiful.

Students need to bring: Disposable gloves, work gloves, grout sponge, eye protection, rags, paper towels, sm/med plastic containers, Weldbond® glue and tile nippers.

Dale Engler

Introduction to Scratchboard, Instructor Heather Mitchell

May 24, 2014 (Sat) 10 am – 3 pm

Cost: $55 member / $65 non-member
Supply fee: $12
Max. number of students: 10

This workshop will cover basic techniques for the medium of scratchboard. Scratchboard is a masonite board coated with clay and topped with india ink. We will cover transferring a pattern, using various tools and scratches to create different effects, correcting errors, and protecting the finished board. Boards will be provided. Please bring exacto knife, white eraser and micron pen.

Sculpting from Life in Clay

June 14, 2014, (Sat) 9:30 am–2:30 pm

Cost: $25 member/$30 non-member + Live Model fee; the amount will depend on the number of participants. Clay and firing included.
Advance sign up is requested; please call the office 850-244-1271.

Participants will create maquette size clay sculptures of a live model. No instructor.

golden artists colors

Coming in October

Workshop sponsored by Golden Paints, Instructor Kevin Tobin. More information will be posted soon.

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 – $10 member/$12 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

Tues 7pm – 9:30 pm

Bring in your paintings or other project you are working on and work with other artists.

Cost: $5 member / $7 non-member, call Hanna with questions 850-582-1329.

Oil Painting – Chiaroscuro technique

Tuesday 9 am – 2 pm

Learn to paint as the old masters painted, with the lights and darks.

Cost per month: $70 member / $85 non-member

Instructor – Dale Gauvin

Photography Group

3rd Wednesday of the month 7 pm – 9 pm, in the gallery.

The group’s mission is to encourage fellowship and to provide a place where photographers may discuss and exhibit their work. 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: $10 member / $12 non-member (May change depending on number of Artists.)

Life Drawing / Life Painting session

3rd Saturday 9 am – 12:30 pm

Cost: $10 members / $12 non-members plus a tip for the model – Cost is based on minimum of 10 participants.

This is an open session, there is no instructor. Bring your own materials and work in any drawing or painting media you desire. No photography will be allowed. Advance registration and payment is requested, please call the office (850) 244-1271.

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. Visa and MasterCard Accepted.

This policy is necessary due to ADSO’S contractual commitment to the artist/instructor one month prior to class.

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