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Fall Art Classes for Teens and Adults 

There are still a few days left to register for fall art classes! 

Mondays and Tuesdays
September 27 through November 2, 2021

Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 19, 2021

Are you ready for our fall class lineup? Whether you’re a beginner or a long-time artist, you're sure to find the perfect class for you. We base our course offerings on the underlying belief that individuals want to be life-long learners. 

See a course you think you'd enjoy? To find more information about a specific class, click on one of the photos below! 
 
Classes | Registration

Teen and Adult Classes

Available for ages 15+

Sold Out - Pastel Painting 
Mondays, 6 to 8 pm 

Utilize the unique properties and immediacy of this popular painting material. Use soft pastels to explore color, texture, and blending effects and complete several projects including still lifes, landscapes, nature scenes. You’ll also dive into the art of pastel portraiture.
 
Digital Painting
Mondays, 6 to 9 pm 

This course will focus on the fundamentals of digital painting and illustration. Learn the proper use of the tools provided in the software and how to apply conventional techniques in your digital media. Working digitally provides the artist with an endless source of colors and brushes to produce amazingly real paintings to rival conventional media.
Beginning Photography 
Mondays, 6 to 9 pm 

This beginning photography class will teach you to take photos with your mirrorless or DSLR camera. This photography class will be helpful whether you are a beginner or have taken photos for years. You will also learn to take better pictures with your mobile phone. This class will teach you to take better photos of landscapes, portraiture, sports, night photography, and many other subjects and techniques.
 
Collage and Comics 
Mondays, 6 to 9 pm 

This class will provide an opportunity for creatively-minded students (regardless of their level of experience) to work with a wide variety of mixed media materials including magazine and newspaper clippings, fabric and textiles, fragments of other artwork or texts, photographs, and other found objects, as well as various forms of paint and adhesives in order to achieve different effects.
Sold Out - Figure Drawing  
Tuesdays, 6 to 9 pm 

Explore the classical discipline of drawing the human form through direct observation of a live nude model. Create your own finished works of art on paper through the mastery of academic drawing techniques using pencil, colored pencil, and charcoal. Take advantage of live drawing demonstrations, personalized one-on-one instructor guidance and supportive class critiques based on the elements of art and the principles of design.
 
Improv & Sketch Comedy 
Tuesdays, 6 to 9 pm 

Whether it's in the form of cartoons, sitcoms, stand-up, or talk shows—we often turn to comedy for entertainment, distraction, and even catharsis. This class will delve into the history of vaudeville, equip students with both terminology and techniques, explore different genres and styles of humor, and cover the basics of ad-libbing improv through a variety of theatrical games and vocal exercises.

Teen Only Classes

Available for ages 13 - 18

Sold Out - Teen Portfolio Development 
Tuesdays, 6 to 8 pm 

This program will help guide artistically-minded students through portfolio standards, expectations, and projects for application-based fine arts high schools, colleges, and universities. Students will receive one-on-one portfolio instruction, assignments designed to help them improve their personal portfolios, and access to art materials. This course centers on refining the skills required to create an application-ready portfolio of work. 
 
Digital Sculpture for Teens 
Tuesdays, 6 to 8 pm 

This class will teach the basics of digital sculpting for students who want to build a foundation, which later can progress into 3D modeling. (I.E. gaming characters and environments) Digital sculpting is a great way to incorporate computer science skills with the art-making progress to create something from the imagination or a replication of a real-life object. Just like traditional sculpture, this class will cover how to use your tools and utilize basic elements of form, space, and texture to complete your creations.  
 
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As we continue our 55th anniversary exhibition season, we hope you will partake in all the Museum has to offer both in-person and virtually. If you're in a position to support us, please consider making a donation in any amount to help us keep the Museum going during this time of financial difficulties. 
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Exhibitions and programs are sponsored in part by
the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture
and the State of Florida, the City of Lakeland and Visit Central Florida.


Admission to the Museum is underwritten by our generous Strategic Partner.


 



     

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