Adult & Teen Art Classes

December 2017
Adult

Member Artist Open Studio (Ages 16+)

December 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Every Friday
August 4 - December 7
Every Friday (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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FREE for Alliance Members

Join fellow Alliance members every Friday for an open studio. All mediums, techniques and styles are welcome.

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

December 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
November 13 - December 18
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $105

Lecture/demos cover areas such as composition, form, color and contrast.

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

December 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
November 14 - December 19
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

Fine Art Painting Classes for the novice to the professional, including all mediums.

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

December 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
November 14 - December 19
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
November 14 - December 19
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Instructed Life Drawing – Gestural and Structural Approach to the Figure (Ages 18+)

December 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
November 29 - December 20
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Francesco will start each class with a drawing demonstration (9:30 to 10:00), the student will then apply the notions learned in drawing a live model for 2 hours (10:00 to 12:00). One-on-one assistance and feedback will be provided upon request from the student. The class is designed for beginner to advanced students. You will see ...

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Adult

Relaxing – Meditative Watercolor Painting (Ages 16+)

December 21 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
December 7 - December 28
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $105
Non-Members: $132

Join teaching artist Susan Beavers and enjoy a relaxing, meditative form of painting using one brush and colors which please you. Create shapes and forms using basic brush strokes while listening to soothing background music. As Susan says, “You don’t have to be an artist. The art I teach is meditative; for relaxation.” Whatever your ...

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Adult

Fundamentals of Oil Painting – Follow the Masters (Ages 16+)

December 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
December 7 - December 28
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $110
Non-Members: $138

This class is designed to give beginners and intermediate students a way to understand how to handle the medium of oil paint and how to mix color effectively.

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January 2018
Adult

Beach Palms & Vegetation – FREE Watercolor Demo (Ages 16+)

January 6, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $FREE
Non-Members: $10

Join teaching artist Joanna Coke for a free (members) demonstration on greens in landscapes and density in foliage! Two of the most difficult areas in watercolor landscapes will be made to look easy. Joanna recently had two pieces juried into the All Florida exhibit at the Alliance and is ready to share her knowledge and ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

January 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
January 8 - February 12
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $105

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely.

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Adult

Beginning Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

January 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Mondays
January 8 - February 12
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $145
Non-Members: $185

Join artist and instructor Leo Johnson for your first step into painting with acrylic paints. In each class Leo will help students advance from beginners to painters by introducing the basics of acrylic painting including mixing colors, using brushes, use of the palette knife, and many other techniques. If you have never taken a class ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

January 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
January 9 - February 13
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

Fine Art Painting Classes for the novice to the professional, including all mediums.

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
January 9 - February 13
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

January 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
January 9 - February 13
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Instructed Life Drawing – Gestural and Structural Approach to the Figure (Ages 18+)

January 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
January 10 - January 31
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Francesco will start each class with a drawing demonstration (9:30 to 10:00), the student will then apply the notions learned in drawing a live model for 2 hours (10:00 to 12:00). One-on-one assistance and feedback will be provided upon request from the student. The class is designed for beginner to advanced students. You will see ...

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Adult

Mixed Media and Techniques in Modern Art (Ages 16+)

January 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
January 10 - February 14
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

Artist and instructor Leo Johnson will guide students to investigate and use all forms of painting and drawing media and then to move on to found objects, collage, and assemblages. This class will be about exploration. Students will learn to explore with collage, watercolor, oil pastels, acrylics, and found objects in ways that will push ...

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Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

January 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
January 10 - January 31
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $150
Non-Members: $187.50

This four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes.

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Adult

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Ages 16+)

January 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Wednesdays
January 10 - February 14
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

This class, for beginners and experienced artists alike, is based on the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. Instructor, Terry Lynn, will show and teach techniques that make it possible for ANYONE to draw. Class instruction will begin with the basics of line, move on to perspective, and finally ...

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Adult

Fundamentals of Oil Painting – Follow the Masters (Ages 16+)

January 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
January 11 - February 1
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $110
Non-Members: $138

This class is designed to give beginners and intermediate students a way to understand how to handle the medium of oil paint and how to mix color effectively.

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

January 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $110

These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure.

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Adult

Alcohol Ink Workshop (Ages 18+)

January 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Alcohol inks are bold and beautiful and create artwork that cannot be duplicated. No two pieces are ever alike making this medium distinct and unconventional. During this one day workshop you will learn various techniques, using different tools and these vibrant inks. You will complete different pieces of art and finish them to be used ...

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Adult

Musical Improv Toolkit Workshop (Ages 16+)

January 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Find yourself creating songs in your shower? Humming opening numbers on your commute to work? Dropping bars when you should be lifting them at the gym? Wanting to sing in your improv scenes? This Musical Improv Toolkit workshop is for you! Evan Kaufman and Rebecca Vigil are not only the starts of Your Love, Our ...

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Adult

Out of the Box and Mixed Media – an Introduction (Ages 16+)

January 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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6 Mondays
January 15 - February 19
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

Patty will teach design, color, technique, compositional harmony and balance using acrylic paints, inks, papers, and found objects.

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Adult

Texture in Painting (Ages 16+)

January 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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6 Mondays
January 15 - February 19
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

Learn about add ins and modeling pastes, glass beading, fine and rough ground mediums, and further uses for gesso.

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Adult

Watercolors I (Ages 16+)

January 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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6 Mondays
January 15 - February 19
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

In this class you will be exposed to both technique and medium.

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Adult

Beach Palms & Vegetation – Watercolor Workshop (Ages 16+)

January 18, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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3 Consecutive Days
January 18 - January 20
3 Consecutive Days (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $295
Non-Members: $370

Mixing and placing greens is one of the most frustrating processes in painting. So often a finished landscape looks flat and dull. The palm trees, sea oat grasses, and other vegetation can look too thick or clumpy. If you’ve ever run into these issues and others in your paintings then this workshop is for you! ...

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Adult

Beginning Sculpture (Ages 16+)

January 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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6 Thursdays
January 18 - February 22
6 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

In this Beginning Sculpture class the focus will be on fun! Join Marjorie and try your hand at carving Durostone® (a soft carving material) and hand building a figure with armature using Marblex® (a type of self-hardening clay). There is more to clay than wheel throwing and you don’t need a studio and kiln in ...

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Adult, Youth

Face Off Sculpting Session with Jeff Ocasio (Ages 12+)

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Join Jeff Ocasio in a hands-on workshop to learn the technique of sculpting with masking tape. You’ll learn all the basics of shaping and constructing with this unusual medium while sculpting a face mask that can be hung on the wall. All materials will be supplied. Supply list: All materials will be supplied Class Refund ...

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Adult, Youth

Zentangle® – The Basics Workshop (Ages 12+)

January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

The Zentangle method of drawing is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

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Adult

Relaxing – Meditative Watercolor Painting (Ages 16+)

January 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
January 25 - February 15
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $105
Non-Members: $132

Join teaching artist Susan Beavers and enjoy a relaxing, meditative form of painting using one brush and colors which please you. Create shapes and forms using basic brush strokes while listening to soothing background music. As Susan says, “You don’t have to be an artist. The art I teach is meditative; for relaxation.” Whatever your ...

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Adult

Improve Your Composition (Ages 18+)

January 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

This class is for artists who draw, paint, or take photographs! It will start off with a power point presentation describing what composition is and what its specific elements are. Great compositions of drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures, industrial designs, architecture and food will then be shown and discussed. Using markers of black, gray, and red ...

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Adult, Youth

Let’s Paint I – Beginner Workshop (Ages 14+)

January 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $110
Non-Members: $140

This is a fun introduction to acrylics that will help you on your creative journey. You will learn to mix colors while working with a limited palette of colors. Chose one of two paintings to create. Join this workshop to gain the confidence needed to take on more concepts as you progress. Supply list: Paint: ...

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Adult

FREE Acrylic Paint & A Whole Lot More – Lecture Demo (Ages16+)

January 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $FREE
Non-Members: $10

Please join us as we explore the unlimited possibilities of Golden Artist Colors Acrylic paint. We will cover a wide variety of topics and products including Heavy Body, Fluid Acrylics, Williamsburg Oil Paints, and QoR watercolors. Printmaking techniques utilizing Golden's OPEN Acrylic, artist made printing plates using collagraphic processes, watercolor printing and a whole lot ...

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Adult

You Can’t Really Swing, If You Ain’t Got That Bling (Ages16+)

January 27, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Come prepared to be amazed at the versatility and wondrous effects available through the use of Golden's Interference, Iridescent and Micaceous Iron Oxide Products. This mini three hour workshop is custom made for every conceivable skill level. Whether you've been painting for more years then you're willing to admit, or just picked up a paintbrush ...

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February 2018
Adult

Adult Improv (Ages 16+)

February 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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4 Thursdays
February 1 - February 22
4 Thursdays (see all)
Members: $70
Non-Members: $88

This introduction to the improvisation developed at Chicago’s Second City and seen on "Whose Line is It Anyway?" is about playing together, laughter, joy and support. Through exercises and games you will learn about the “rules” of Improv, agreement, listening, story, teamwork, and the basics of scenes. You will also improve your memory, self-confidence and ...

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Adult

Instructed Life Drawing – Gestural and Structural Approach to the Figure (Ages 18+)

February 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
February 7 - February 28
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Francesco will start each class with a drawing demonstration (9:30 to 10:00), the student will then apply the notions learned in drawing a live model for 2 hours (10:00 to 12:00). One-on-one assistance and feedback will be provided upon request from the student. The class is designed for beginner to advanced students. You will see ...

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Adult, Youth

Zentangle® – The Basics and More Class (Ages 12+)

February 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
February 7 - February 28
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

The Zentangle method increases focus and creativity, builds artistic confidence, and promotes a sense of wellbeing.

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Adult

Fundamentals of Oil Painting – Follow the Masters (Ages 16+)

February 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
February 8 - March 1
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $110
Non-Members: $138

This class is designed to give beginners and intermediate students a way to understand how to handle the medium of oil paint and how to mix color effectively.

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

February 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $110

These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure.

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Adult

To Paint Lightly on the Land: the Joy of Plein Air (Ages 16+)

February 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Day Workshop
February 12 - February 16
5 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $180
Non-Members: $225

The class will meet at the Alliance for the Arts for about an hour the first day and then travel to a nearby location to paint. We will agree on a specific painting location to meet on future days. David will provide tips and instructions for about ½ hour, then help students on an individual ...

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Adult

Intro to Pastels and Abstract Painting (Ages 18+)

February 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

In this fun introduction to pastels students will create an abstract painting with an acrylic/fluid acrylic underpainting. Pastels are forgiving, vibrant, and can be applied in a variety of methods. Come explore the use of various color combinations and abstract shapes! Use your imagination, experiment, with a variety of available materials, and play! Step by ...

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Adult, Youth

Let’s Paint II – Intermediate Workshop (Ages14+)

February 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $110
Non-Members: $140

So, you want to paint and are willing to challenge yourself. Step out of your comfort zone and learn to paint directly on the canvas; no sketching. This method will open doors for you and give you new freedom. The journey toward free flow begins here.   Supply list: Paint: 1 tube of each color ...

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Adult

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $110

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions. No more auto setting for you. This one-day workshop will begin with an introduction to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation. We will ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

February 19, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
February 19 - April 2
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $105

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely.

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Adult

Beginning Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

February 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
February 19 - March 26
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $145
Non-Members: $185

Join artist and instructor Leo Johnson for your first step into painting with acrylic paints. In each class Leo will help students advance from beginners to painters by introducing the basics of acrylic painting including mixing colors, using brushes, use of the palette knife, and many other techniques. If you have never taken a class ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

February 20, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
February 20 - March 27
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

Fine Art Painting Classes for the novice to the professional, including all mediums.

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Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

February 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
February 20 - March 27
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

February 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
February 20 - March 27
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Mixed Media and Techniques in Modern Art (Ages 16+)

February 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
February 21 - March 28
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

Artist and instructor Leo Johnson will guide students to investigate and use all forms of painting and drawing media and then to move on to found objects, collage, and assemblages. This class will be about exploration. Students will learn to explore with collage, watercolor, oil pastels, acrylics, and found objects in ways that will push ...

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Adult

Drawing: Faces & Figures (Ages 18+)

February 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Wednesdays
February 21 - March 28
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

In this 6 week course teaching artist Terry Lynn Spry will give exercises for beginners to intermediate artist to improve their drawing skills. Drawing from old master drawings and anatomy books will be utilized. There will be lectures and demonstrations in the use of different pencil and pen techniques. Class price includes model fee. Original ...

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Adult

Paint Like Gustav Klimt (Ages 16+)

February 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3-Day Workshop
February 22 - February 24
3-Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $315
Non-Members: $395

If you are hesitant or are interested in painting in acrylics, and want to explore more mediums, this is the workshop for you! Students will create paintings that are influenced by the great Gustav Klimt. (Students can use small inexpensive liquid acrylics, available and Michaels Craft Store, so it won’t be a big investment if ...

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Adult

Storytelling: Expanding the Idea (Ages 16+)

February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $15
Non-Members: $20

Stories often start as a single sentence or simple idea. How do you get from there to the full blown story? Discover the means Bil uses to flesh out his stories and find new and fresh avenues to travel in his oral meanderings. Bill will share ways to combine several stories or snippets of varying ...

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Adult

Sketching in Pen & Color (Ages 16+)

February 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2 Day Workshop
February 24 - February 25
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

Artists’ fine line markers are not just for careful detail work – they’re also great for quick sketches. Drawing in pen means you can let go of perfectionism and instead go with the flow – of ink! This expanded class will begin with an exploration of pen techniques for all kinds of styles and effects. ...

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Adult

Out of the Box – Advanced (Ages 16+)

February 26, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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6 Mondays
February 26 - April 2
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

In this class students will use all the techniques already learned about mixed media and add lots of new mediums and ideas for creating high end art.

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Collagraph (Ages 16+)

February 26, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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6 Mondays
February 26 - April 2
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

In this class you will use combinations of various textures and incorporate mixed media theory.

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Watercolors 2 (Ages 16+)

February 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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6 Mondays
February 26 - April 2
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

In this more advanced watercolor class you will create still life and landscape paintings with a focus on light and shadow.

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March 2018
Adult, Youth

Shell 2 Share (Ages 12+)

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $30
Non-Members: $40

Learn this easy and fun method of decorating local seashells with Meg Scott, Certified Zentangle® Teacher. Add a personal message to these tiny treasures and share you love and gratitude with others. No art experienced needed. Be inspired to pursue other art projects using this concept. Make art that is homegrown, handpicked and hand painted ...

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Adult

Opaque vs. Transparent Watercolor – FREE Demo (Ages 16+)

March 3, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $FREE
Non-Members: $10

Join teaching artist Joanna Coke for a free (members) demonstration on opaque vs. transparent watercolors. We are not talking about gouache! Often unused techniques will be made to look easy. Joanna recently had two pieces juried into the All Florida exhibit at the Alliance and is ready to share her knowledge and techniques with other ...

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Adult

Instructed Life Drawing – Gestural and Structural Approach to the Figure (Ages 18+)

March 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
March 7 - March 28
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Francesco will start each class with a drawing demonstration (9:30 to 10:00), the student will then apply the notions learned in drawing a live model for 2 hours (10:00 to 12:00). One-on-one assistance and feedback will be provided upon request from the student. The class is designed for beginner to advanced students. You will see ...

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Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

March 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
March 7 - March 28
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $150
Non-Members: $187.50

This four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes.

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Adult, Youth

Travel Journaling Workshop (Ages 13+)

March 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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2 Day Workshop
March 8 - March 9
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

Going on a trip? Having a special event? Want to do something more on a weekend? Learning to do watercolor journaling can enhance your trip or make a memory for you to enjoy in coming years. This workshop is for advanced painters and beginners alike. The technique is friendly to beginners, and experienced painter will ...

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Adult

Fundamentals of Oil Painting – Follow the Masters (Ages 16+)

March 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
March 8 - March 29
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $110
Non-Members: $138

This class is designed to give beginners and intermediate students a way to understand how to handle the medium of oil paint and how to mix color effectively.

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Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

March 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $110

These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure.

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Adult

Sketch Pad Drawing (Ages 18+)

March 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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3 Fridays
March 9 - March 23
3 Fridays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

Using a sketch pad allows artists to draw from their immediate experiences. Like a written diary, the sketches depict objects, people, feelings, ideas, etc.. These sketches can later be developed and expanded into a more defined drawing or painting. It’s what DaVinci, Picasso, and other great artists have done before they decided how to complete ...

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Adult

Step Outside – Plein Air Pastels (Ages 16+)

March 14, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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2 Day Workshop
March 14 - March 15
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $150
Non-Members: $188

Step outside and learn plein air pastel painting techniques with quick studies and painting time to capture the atmosphere and personalize the setting! The focus of this 2-day workshop will be understanding the field of vision and compositional structure, defining main shapes with value, and option for color choices. Workshop days will begin with a ...

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Adult

Opaque vs. Transparent Watercolor – Landscape Workshop (Ages 16+)

March 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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3 Consecutive Days
March 15 - March 17
3 Consecutive Days (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $295
Non-Members: $370

In this workshop you will start your painting in the normal process working with transparent watercolors from lighter to darker colors. As you continue to add layers of paint, you can use opaque watercolors to change values as well as color to enhance OR correct an area in your painting. You will learn: How to ...

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Adult

Mixing Media with Colored Pencil & Pastel (Ages 16+)

March 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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2 Day Workshop
March 17 - March 18
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

Based on an article by the instructor, featured in The Artist’s Magazine, Oct 2012! Learn a fast and easy illustrator’s technique, adapted to new products. Colored pencil and/or pastels go over a tonal underpainting on a textured ground. You’ll use a single color of oil paint to establish the light and shadow pattern, and the ...

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Adult

Alcohol Ink Workshop (Ages 18+)

March 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Alcohol inks are bold and beautiful and create artwork that cannot be duplicated. No two pieces are ever alike making this medium distinct and unconventional. During this one day workshop you will learn various techniques, using different tools and these vibrant inks. You will complete different pieces of art and finish them to be used ...

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April 2018
Adult

Beginning Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

April 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Mondays
April 2 - May 7
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $145
Non-Members: $185

Join artist and instructor Leo Johnson for your first step into painting with acrylic paints. In each class Leo will help students advance from beginners to painters by introducing the basics of acrylic painting including mixing colors, using brushes, use of the palette knife, and many other techniques. If you have never taken a class ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

April 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 3 - May 8
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

Fine Art Painting Classes for the novice to the professional, including all mediums.

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Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

April 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 3 - May 8
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

April 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 3 - May 8
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums.

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Adult

Instructed Life Drawing – Gestural and Structural Approach to the Figure (Ages 18+)

April 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
April 4 - April 25
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Francesco will start each class with a drawing demonstration (9:30 to 10:00), the student will then apply the notions learned in drawing a live model for 2 hours (10:00 to 12:00). One-on-one assistance and feedback will be provided upon request from the student. The class is designed for beginner to advanced students. You will see ...

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Adult

Mixed Media and Techniques in Modern Art (Ages 16+)

April 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
April 4 - May 9
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $115
Non-Members: $145

Artist and instructor Leo Johnson will guide students to investigate and use all forms of painting and drawing media and then to move on to found objects, collage, and assemblages. This class will be about exploration. Students will learn to explore with collage, watercolor, oil pastels, acrylics, and found objects in ways that will push ...

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Adult

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (Ages 16+)

April 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Wednesdays
April 4 - May 9
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

This class, for beginners and experienced artists alike, is based on the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. Instructor, Terry Lynn, will show and teach techniques that make it possible for ANYONE to draw. Class instruction will begin with the basics of line, move on to perspective, and finally ...

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Adult

Adult Improv (Ages 16+)

April 5, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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4 Thursdays
April 5 - April 26
4 Thursdays (see all)
Members: $70
Non-Members: $88

This introduction to the improvisation developed at Chicago’s Second City and seen on "Whose Line is It Anyway?" is about playing together, laughter, joy and support. Through exercises and games you will learn about the “rules” of Improv, agreement, listening, story, teamwork, and the basics of scenes. You will also improve your memory, self-confidence and ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

April 9, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
April 9 - May 14
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $105

Lecture/demos cover areas such as composition, form, color and contrast.

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

April 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $110

These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure.

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Adult

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $110

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions. No more auto setting for you. This one-day workshop will begin with an introduction to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation. We will ...

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May 2018
Adult

Instructed Life Drawing – Gestural and Structural Approach to the Figure (Ages 18+)

May 2, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
May 2 - May 23
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Francesco will start each class with a drawing demonstration (9:30 to 10:00), the student will then apply the notions learned in drawing a live model for 2 hours (10:00 to 12:00). One-on-one assistance and feedback will be provided upon request from the student. The class is designed for beginner to advanced students. You will see ...

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Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

May 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
May 2 - May 23
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $150
Non-Members: $187.50

This four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes.

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Fundamentals of Oil Painting – Follow the Masters (Ages 16+)

May 3, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
May 3 - May 24
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $110
Non-Members: $138

This class is designed to give beginners and intermediate students a way to understand how to handle the medium of oil paint and how to mix color effectively.

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Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

May 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $85
Non-Members: $110

These workshops are designed to give beginners a way to understand and learn how to draw and intermediate to advanced students a way to improve their drawing, focusing on the human figure.

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June 2018
Adult

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

June 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $110

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions. No more auto setting for you. This one-day workshop will begin with an introduction to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation. We will ...

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July 2018
Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
July 11 - July 25
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $150
Non-Members: $187.50

This four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes.

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August 2018
Adult

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $110

You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions. No more auto setting for you. This one-day workshop will begin with an introduction to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation. We will ...

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September 2018
Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

September 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
September 5 - September 19
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, 33919 United States
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Members: $150
Non-Members: $187.50

This four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes.

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