Adult & Teen Art Classes

July 2018
Adult

Beginning Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Thursdays
July 12 - August 16
6 Thursdays (see all)
Members: $145
Non-Members: $185

In this six week course students will learn the beginning fundamentals of acrylic painting through exercises in a series of still life paintings. By mixing a variety of objects of various colors and textures students will have the opportunity to discuss and learn various techniques such as glazing and alla prima (wet on wet). This ...

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Adult

Member Artist Open Studio (Ages 16+)

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Every Friday
January 12 - December 28
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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Panel Discussion: Lee County Sports, A Look Back

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Free and Open to the Public

Come tour the Hometown Teams exhibit and listen to experts talk about our local sports scene.

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (16+)

July 24 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
June 26 - July 31
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
June 26 - July 31
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

July 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
June 26 - July 31
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

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

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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5 Wednesdays (No class on July 4)
June 27 - August 1
5 Wednesdays (No class on July 4) (see all)
Members: $105
Non-Members: $135

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

Palette Knife Painting in Oil from Landscape Photography (Ages 16+)

July 27 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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2 day workshop
July 27 - July 28
2 day workshop (see all)
Members: $150
Non-Members: $190

This two-day workshop is designed to give a good foundation for bold, direct palette knife painting. The workshop starts with a demonstration focusing on the most direct and effective methods for painting strong, vibrant oils using painting knives and a limited palette. Participants are encouraged to ask questions during the demonstration. Afterwards, participants will paint ...

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August 2018
Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
August 7 - September 11
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
August 7 - September 11
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

August 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
August 7 - September 11
6 Tuesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

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

August 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
August 8 - August 29
4 Wednesdays (see all)
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

Drawing Still Life (Ages 16+)

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
August 8 - September 12
6 Wednesdays (see all)
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

This class is for all levels. Use basic drawing materials from pencil to charcoal to work on shading to develop form in drawing. Each week a new still life will be used. A demonstration on placement and proportion will be done then short critiques will follow at the end of the class. Join to enjoy ...

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Adult

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

August 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
August 9 - August 30
4 Thursdays (see all)
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. Students will work with painting from old Masters like Gainsborough, Rembrandt, and Zorn. Francesco will paint along with students and provide one on one assistance and feedback. ...

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Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 Thursdays
August 9 - August 30
4 Thursdays (see all)
Members: $80
Non-Members: $100

In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. This class will offer students the possibility to implement the concepts learned in the instructed life drawing class. Facilitator of the Sessions, Francesco Gillia will pose and light the model with students’ input. Easels are provided. ...

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Adult, Youth

Improv (Ages 11+)

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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4 Thursdays
August 9 - August 30
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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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

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Members: $85
Non-Members: $110

Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing. 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. Francesco will share basics on ...

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Adult

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

August 11 @ 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 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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4 Wednesdays
September 5 - September 26
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

Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Mondays
September 10 - October 15
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

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

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

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
September 11 - October 16
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

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

Finding Freedom with Watercolor (Ages 16+)

September 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
September 12 - October 17
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $150

Watercolor can be intimidating but in this class you will learn to let the brush and water do the work. We will go through a few simple exercises in technique and color, and then you will create your own watercolor paintings from floral arrangements or photo reference. One-on-one instruction will help you find the freedom ...

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Adult

Portrait Drawing Using Traditional Media (Ages 16+)

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Thursdays
September 13 - October 18
6 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

In this class you will learn to draw a portrait from a live model using traditional drawing materials such as conté crayon, pen and ink, ink wash, and more. Emphasis will be placed on proportion, practical anatomy, and likeness. There will be some demonstrations and a lot of one-on-one help. Beginning to more advanced students ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
September 18 - October 23
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
September 18 - October 23
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

September 18 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
September 18 - October 23
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

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

September 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Wednesdays
September 19 - October 24
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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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October 2018
Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

October 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
October 1 - November 5
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $90
Non-Members: $115

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely. Each class begins and ends with a group critique session. In between group sessions students work at individual stations at their own pace. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, the stimulating critiques and challenging ...

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Adult, Youth

Improv (Ages 11+)

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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4 Thursdays
October 4 - October 25
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $80
Non-Members: $100

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, Youth

Zentangle® – Enjoy Drawing Effortlessly! (Ages 12+)

October 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Zentangle is easy, fun and stress-free. Learn everything you need to create beautiful designs that can be combined, altered and repeated to create unlimited images. If you can draw the letters ‘I’ ‘C’ ‘S’ and ‘O’, you can “tangle.” Zentangle promotes a sense of well-being. No matter your skill level, you will experience success and a sense ...

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Adult, Youth

Shells 2 Share™ (Ages 12+)

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

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 your 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

Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Mondays
October 22 - November 26
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

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

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

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
October 23 - November 27
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

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

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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8 Tuesdays
October 30 - December 11
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $178
Non-Members: $223

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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8 Tuesdays
October 30 - December 11
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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8 Tuesdays
October 30 - December 11
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $178
Non-Members: $223

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Drawing Still Life (Ages 16+)

October 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
October 31 - December 5
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class is for all levels. Students will use basic drawing materials from pencisl to charcoal to work on shading to develop forms in drawing. Each week students will work from a still life set up. Demonstrations on placement and proportion will be provided with drawing time and short critiques at the end of the ...

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November 2018
Adult, Youth

Faux Gemstones™ (Ages 12+)

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Follow easy step-by-step instructions to create colorful, realistic Zentangle Gems using colored pencils. These are a fun addition to your Zentangle® drawings or all alone. Then create a small metal pendant incorporating a gem drawing covered with resin.   Class Refund Policy

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
November 12 - December 17
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $90
Non-Members: $115

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely. Each class begins and ends with a group critique session. In between group sessions students work at individual stations at their own pace. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, the stimulating critiques and challenging ...

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Adult, Youth

Better Than Bows™ (Ages 12+)

November 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Take gift wrapping to a new level! Learn to create beautiful ornamental paper floral designs to adorn gift bags or boxes. A multitude of papers and other embellishments will be supplied, including gift bags.   Class Refund Policy

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Adult, Youth

ELIO CAMACHO – FREE ARTIST DEMO

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Non-Members: $10

San Francisco artist Elio Camacho will provide a free demonstration ($10 for non-members) of his painting style for artists and art connoisseurs showing his Alla Prima style which captures the first impression and light on a given subject. Elio is scheduled to teach a 3 – day workshop at the Alliance in November. Come meet ...

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Adult

STILL LIFE WORKSHOP WITH ELIO CAMACHO (Ages 16+)

November 28 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Day Workshop
November 28 - November 30
3 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $375
Non-Members: $475

As a painting instructor, my mission is to provide students with the foundation necessary to be creative. My goal is to assist students in capturing the particular mood of the moment and to express themselves in a bold and colorful way, while capturing the beauty and spontaneity of nature. My workshops are very hands-on, with ...

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December 2018
Adult

Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

December 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
December 3 - January 21
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

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

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

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
December 4 - January 22
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

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 Animals (Ages 14+)

December 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
December 12 - January 2
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

This drawing class is for all levels of artists! Students will learn how to create texture and depth in a drawing of their favorite pet or animal immortalizing them forever. Instruction will begin with pencils but then students will be welcome to explore other mediums. Learn to choose the best photo for a great drawing ...

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January 2019
Adult, Youth

Zentangle® – Enjoy Drawing Effortlessly! (Ages 12+)

January 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Zentangle is easy, fun and stress-free. Learn everything you need to create beautiful designs that can be combined, altered and repeated to create unlimited images. If you can draw the letters ‘I’ ‘C’ ‘S’ and ‘O’, you can “tangle.” Zentangle promotes a sense of well-being. No matter your skill level, you will experience success and a sense ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

January 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
January 7 - February 11
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $90
Non-Members: $115

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely. Each class begins and ends with a group critique session. In between group sessions students work at individual stations at their own pace. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, the stimulating critiques and challenging ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

January 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 8 - February 12
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

January 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
January 8 - February 12
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing. Supply List: Paints: • Alizarin crimson • Cadmium red • Cadmium ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

January 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
January 8 - February 12
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing. Supply List: Paints: • Alizarin crimson • Cadmium red • Cadmium ...

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Adult

Perspective and Landscape Drawing (Ages 16+)

January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
January 9 - February 13
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class will cover composition and basic perspective drawing leading to the creation of compelling landscape drawings. In the process students will improve their drawing skills no matter from what level they begin. Students will receive instruction on how to choose and alter reference photos. They will learn of materials to assist in the creation ...

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Adult

BIGGER, FASTER, FRESHER, LOOSER ABSTRACT PAINTING (Ages 16+)

January 10, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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3 Day Workshop
January 10 - January 12
3 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $350
Non-Members: $435

PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED BY DEC. 10, 2018 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 David’s Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting workshop is for you! David will teach you how to do ...

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Adult, Youth

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

January 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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4 Sundays
January 20 - February 17
4 Sundays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

Come experience this easy, relaxing, and fun method of creating beautiful designs by drawing structured patterns! The Zentangle method increases focus and creativity, builds artistic confidence, and promotes a sense of wellbeing. Embrace the joy of drawing. Zentangle is art for everyone. No art experience needed. Each week new patterns and techniques will be explored. ...

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Adult

Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

January 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Mondays
January 28 - March 4
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

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

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

January 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
January 29 - March 5
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

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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February 2019
Adult

Adding Gold to Floral Paintings – Watercolor, Collage & Metallic

February 12, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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2 Day Workshop
February 12 - February 13
2 Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $230
Non-Members: $290

The focus of this workshop is painting watercolor florals that glow, while abstracting the background and adding gold highlights for zing. Karen will demonstrate sunflowers, but students may choose whatever subject they wish. Abstract backgrounds add excitement and interest. Students will learn glazing, adding collage for texture, negative painting, and adding gold highlights to zip ...

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Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

February 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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5 Mondays
February 18 - March 25
5 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $77
Non-Members: $97

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely. Each class begins and ends with a group critique session. In between group sessions students work at individual stations at their own pace. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, the stimulating critiques and challenging ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

February 19, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
February 19 - March 26
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

February 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
February 19 - March 26
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

February 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
February 19 - March 26
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

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

February 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Wednesdays
February 20 - March 27
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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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March 2019
Adult, Youth

Shells 2 Share™ (Ages 12+)

March 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

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 your 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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Whimsical Paper Flowers™ (Ages 12+)

March 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $40
Non-Members: $50

Learn two easy and fun methods of creating whimsical bouquets using a variety of colored papers, colored tape, pipe cleaners, wire, craft gems, and more!   Class Refund Policy

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Adult

Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

March 11, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Mondays
March 11 - April 15
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

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

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

March 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
March 12 - April 16
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

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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April 2019
Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

April 1, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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6 Mondays
April 1 - May 6
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $90
Non-Members: $115

In this critique based class student’s artwork and ideas will be shared freely. Each class begins and ends with a group critique session. In between group sessions students work at individual stations at their own pace. Each student will receive one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Inspiration comes through sharing ideas, the stimulating critiques and challenging ...

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Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

April 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 2 - May 7
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

April 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 2 - May 7
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

April 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 2 - May 7
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing. Supply List: Paints: • Alizarin crimson • Cadmium red • Cadmium ...

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Adult

Drawing Still Life (Ages 16+)

April 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
April 3 - May 8
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class is for all levels. Students will use basic drawing materials from pencisl to charcoal to work on shading to develop forms in drawing. Each week students will work from a still life set up. Demonstrations on placement and proportion will be provided with drawing time and short critiques at the end of the ...

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Adult

Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

April 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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6 Mondays
April 22 - June 3
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

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

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

April 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
April 23 - May 28
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

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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May 2019
Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

May 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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6 Tuesdays
May 14 - June 18
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

May 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
May 14 - June 18
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing.   Supply List: Paints: Alizarin crimson Cadmium red Cadmium yellow light ...

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Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

May 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
May 14 - June 18
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

These Fine Art Painting Classes are for the novice to the professional and includes all mediums. Students will work at their own level, subject, medium and style from realism to abstract, as well as studies in portraiture, color control, compositions, value study and drawing. Supply List: Paints: • Alizarin crimson • Cadmium red • Cadmium ...

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Adult

Perspective and Landscape Drawing (Ages 16+)

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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6 Wednesdays
May 15 - June 19
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class will cover composition and basic perspective drawing leading to the creation of compelling landscape drawings. In the process students will improve their drawing skills no matter from what level they begin. Students will receive instruction on how to choose and alter reference photos. They will learn of materials to assist in the creation ...

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June 2019
Adult

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

June 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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6 Tuesdays
June 4 - July 9
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $130
Non-Members: $165

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

Intermediate Acrylic Painting (Ages 16+)

June 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
June 10 - July 15
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
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Members: $160
Non-Members: $200

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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