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
June 17-21 and July 8-12
Welcome to Watercolors! Instructor Natalia Light
May 25, 2019 (Sat) 10 AM – 12:30 PM
Min/Max: 6/10 students
Cost: $20 member / $25non-member
Supplies (optional): $5, see below
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 a realistic, soft, black cat without using any black paint.
Students bring supplies listed below or may purchase all supplies needed for this class in class at $5.
Paper: Only 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)
-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 #8 and #4)
-A liner brush
Paints: Professional brands of watercolor paints, preferably in tubes: Sepia, Ultramarine, Yellow & Blue or green, white pen or paint
Please do not use non-professional paints for kids.
Other: Non porous waterproof board to hold the paper (e.g. Plexiglas), Paper towels (or soft cloth); Water container; Palette; Pencil; Eraser
Sip & Paint, Instructor Pat Roberts
May 30, 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 “Dancing Palms.” Students may bring a beverage of their choice to enjoy while learning or expanding their skills in Acrylics.
Figuratively Speaking, Instructor Laurel Siwicki
June 7, 8, 9, 2019 (Fri-Sun) 9 AM – 4 PM, with one hour lunch break
Cost: $195 member / $225 non-member
Clay and Firing included in the fee.
Min/Max number of students: 6/12
Learn the techniques and tools of figure sculpture through demonstration and hands-on sculpting. Explore anatomy, proportion, design and expression while using the figure to develop a narrative. Sculptures will be fired at the end of the workshop.
Students bring to class: Sketchbook, pencil, plastic wrap or trash bag, clay tools will be available, however, students are encouraged to bring any tools they may have.
Note: There will be a separate, 3-hour workshop offered for glazing, date TBD (approx. 2-3 weeks later), cost: $80 member/$90 non-member, supplies and firing included.
Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstracts, Instructor David M. Kessler
October 4-6, 2019 (Fri-Sun) 9 AM – 4 PM, with one hour lunch break
Deadline to register: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Cost: $320 member / $350 non-member
Min/Max number of students: 11/14
Media: This workshop is non-media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome.
Students provide their own materials; material list available at the office/ by email.
Note: Oil painters; please bring only odorless mineral spirits.
Have you ever wondered how to loosen up your painting style? Paint with more freedom? Be more spontaneous? Be more expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this workshop is for you! David Kessler will teach you how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using line, shape, value, color and texture. This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting in their studios.
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
Tuesday 9 am – 1 pm
Beginner through advanced.
Students bring their own supplies
Cost per month: $80 member / $90 non-member
Instructor – Dale Gauvin
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.
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
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.