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.

The Style and Technique of Vincent van Gogh, Acrylic Workshop with Farideh Peacock

January 11 & 12 (Wed-Thurs) 9 AM – 1 PM
Min/Max: 4/8 students
Cost: $110 member / $130 non-member

In this Workshop students will study the style and technique of Vincent Van Gogh, the Dutch Post-impressionist master. Students will concentrate on dramatic and expressive painting with dense brush strokes and bright opulent colors. 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, ultramarine blue, raw sienna, raw amber, alizarin red, and any other color they have, brushes of various size, water container, paper towels, palette, soft drawing pencil and canvas not smaller than16x20.


Blooms of Imagination, Instructor Suzanne LeLoup-West

February 1, 2017 (Wed) 10 AM – 3 PM
Min/Max: 6/10 students
Cost: $60 member / $70 non-member

Supply fee: $10 – all supplies included
Students will create a painting using pen, inks, and acrylics. All you will need to bring is your imagination! All supplies provided, including frame.


Abstract Realism, Acrylic Workshop with Farideh Peacock

February 3 & 4, 2017 (Fri-Sat) 9 AM – 1 PM
Min/Max: 4/8 students
Cost: $110 member / $130 non-member

Focusing on depicting the emotion behind the image, students will paint sea and sky with expressive brush strokes. There will be a critique at the end of each day. Students will provide their own materials for acrylic; titanium white, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, ultramarine blue, raw sienna, raw umber, alizarin red, cobalt blue and any other color they have; large brush and some of various sizes, water container, paper towels, palette, canvas not smaller than16x20, soft drawing pencil.


Figure Drawing Series – Gesture Drawing, Instructor Heather Clements

February 25, 2017 (Sat) 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $40 member / $45 non-member; includes live model fee (tips encouraged)
Min. number of students: 7
Suitable for Beginner/Advanced

Students will learn tools of figure drawing to help you better see, understand, and draw the figure. This class focuses on gesture drawing, which is laying in the action, form, and pose of the figure, and is essential in figure drawing. Class will consist of mostly very short poses. Students bring their own supplies; plenty of paper 16”x20” or 18”x24”; drawing materials: vine charcoals, kneaded eraser, hard eraser, pencils/charcoals/or Conté crayons.

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 (call office in advance 850-244-1271, 12-4 PM)

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

Cost: $7 member / $10 non-member

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

watercolor painting

Watercolor Painting – Instructor Pat Farwell

Thursday 9:30 AM – 12 PM

Cost per month: $70 member / $85 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 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: $15 per single session, plus a tip for the model. ADSO members may purchase a discount card good for 4 sessions for $50 (available from Mike at session)

This is an open session, there is no instructor. There are two models per session – one does short poses and the other does a single, long pose. Bring your own materials and work in any drawing or painting media you desire. No photography is allowed. Advance registration 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. 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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