Adult & Teen Art Classes

December 2019

Adult

Alcohol Ink Workshop (Ages 18+)

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2-Day Workshop
December 14 - December 15
2-Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $60
Non-Members: $75

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 two day workshop you will learn various techniques, using different tools and these vibrant inks. You will complete different pieces of art and finish some with a high ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Water and Coastal Scenes in Watercolor (Ages 13 to adult)

December 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

This workshop focuses on the unique properties of watercolor to depict water and coastal scenes.  Painting moving water such as waves and still water with reflections will be studied along with different coastal landscapes.  Learn how to convey jagged cliffs, rocks, and sandy shore beaches and how the different colors of water depict water depth ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (Ages 16+)

December 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Mondays
December 2 - December 16
3 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $97
Non-Members: $122

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

December 16 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
November 18 - December 23
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

December 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
8 Tuesdays
October 29 - December 17
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $177
Non-Members: $222

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. Special 8 class session.  The price is adjusted accordingly. Supply List: ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

December 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
8 Tuesdays
October 29 - December 17
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $177
Non-Members: $222

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. Special 8 class session.  The price is adjusted accordingly. Supply List: ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Tuesdays
December 3 - January 21
5 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $110
Non-Members: $138

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
8 Tuesdays
October 29 - December 17
8 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $177
Non-Members: $222

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. Special 8 class session.  The price is adjusted accordingly. Supply List: ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Abstract Landscape Painting (Ages 18+)

December 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
November 13 - December 18
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $77
Non-Members: $97

Learn to use landscapes or seascapes as the basis for an abstract painting.  Your paintings won’t be realistic but will still be identifiable, as opposed to typical abstract art where the subject matter is removed.  Free up your expression and sense of confining boundaries by focusing on color combinations and painting from the heart. Supply ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

December 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Thursdays
December 5 - December 19
3 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $97
Non-Members: $122

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

December 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Thursdays
December 5 - December 19
3 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $55
Non-Members: $70

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now

January 2020

Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (Ages 16+)

January 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
January 6 - January 27
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

January 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
January 6 - February 10
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

January 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 7 - February 11
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

January 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 7 - February 11
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

January 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 7 - February 11
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Mindful Happiness at Work (Ages 18+)

January 7, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Tuesdays
January 7 - January 28
4 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

This four-week course explains what happiness at work looks like, why it matters, and how to cultivate it.  Improved happiness improves the performance for individual employees and organizations as a whole, increasing innovation, productivity, engagement, retention, and the satisfaction quality of individual’s work.  We will examine the key factors that empirical research has linked to ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

January 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
January 8 - January 29
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Abstract Landscape Painting (Ages 18+)

January 8, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
January 8 - February 12
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $90
Non-Members: $115

Learn to use landscapes or seascapes as the basis for an abstract painting.  Your paintings won’t be realistic but will still be identifiable, as opposed to typical abstract art where the subject matter is removed.  Free up your expression and sense of confining boundaries by focusing on color combinations and painting from the heart. Supply ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

January 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
January 8 - January 29
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $155
Non-Members: $194

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 four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will have ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Drawing Animals (Ages 14 to adult)

January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
January 8 - February 12
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

January 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
January 9 - January 30
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting (Ages 16+)

January 9, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3- Day Workshop
January 9 - January 11
3- Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $350
Non-Members: $435

PRE-REGSITRATION REQUIRED BY DEC. 9, 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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Relaxing – Meditative Watercolor Painting (Ages 16+)

January 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
January 9 - February 6
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

January 9, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
January 9 - January 30
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

January 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Photographic Lighting 101 – A Balancing Act (Ages 16+)

January 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $110
Non-Members: $138

This 3 hour classroom workshop will cover the basic principles of light in general and the combining strobe with natural lighting.  The focus of this workshop will be lighting for portraiture and the basic principles.  We will cover the use of one strobe mixed with natural lighting-quality of light, bare lighting, and diffused lighting. The ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (Ages 16+)

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Saturdays
January 11 - January 25
3 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Funtastical Paper Flowers™ (Ages 12 to adult)

January 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Join your friends for some fantastical flower fun!  Learn easy-to-make, colorful origami flowers embellished with a variety of options.  Create the perfect handmade gift or captivation centerpiece for every occasion.  All materials will be provided. Supply list: none Class Refund Policy

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Pastel Techniques (Ages 16+)

January 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
January 13 - February 17
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $140
Non-Members: $175

Explore the many different types and techniques of pastel “painting”.  From soft and hard pastels, to pastel pencils, to pan pastels; in Patty’s class you will learn to create with them all.  Have fun with different papers such as velvet and sanded to elevate your creativity even further.  Make friends, have fun, and experiment to ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

January 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
January 13 - February 17
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $140
Non-Members: $175

Get into the groove of mixed media art and out of the box of traditional ideas and modes in this “catch up fast” class with Patty.  Learn design, color, technique, compositional harmony and balance while using acrylic paints, inks, different papers, and found objects.  This class will put you on your way to the most ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Contemporary 3 R’s – Renew, Reuse, Repurpose Art (Ages 16+)

January 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
January 15 - February 5
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $110
Non-Members: $138

This class will open your mind to the countless ways to reuse, renew, and repurpose items from your everyday lives.  Turn magazines, jars, bottles, broken glass, and even old, broken costume jewelry into new, artistic treasures.  With the help of traditional art supplies you will design projects that turn ordinary rubbish into one of a ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Tribal Belly Dance (ages 16+)

January 15, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
January 15 - February 12
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $52
Non-Members: $65

Tribal Belly Dance is an exciting community oriented style—a fusion of urban, folk, and ritual dances—a contemporary blend of the folkloric, nomadic, and classical dances of the Middle East, Spain, India, and Egypt. It is aesthetically pleasing, spiritually grounding, physically rewarding—a shared celebration of women. This series will focus on some of the basic slow ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Beginning Belly Dancing (ages 16+)

January 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
January 15 - February 12
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $52
Non-Members: $65

Have fun learning the ancient art and modern styles of this dynamic dance! Belly Dancing is a naturally low impact activity that improves posture, core strength, flexibility and the mind-body connection. Adults will learn the basic moves, steps and rhythms that are applicable to either traditional or tribal styles of Belly Dance in this course ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Exploration of Creative Seeing with Camera and Lens (Ages 18+)

January 16, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Thursdays
January 16 - February 20
6 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

You’ve taken the Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation or Photography & DSLR Operation workshop, or you are already able to operate your camera’s manual functions.  Now it is time to explore the creative aspect of photography.  Discover what it means to photograph creatively.  Develop an interest or inner attitude to seeing things in different ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Adult Acting Foundations (Ages 16+)

January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Thursdays
January 16 - February 20
6 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

Want to learn how to approach the art of acting?  Improve your communication skills?  Understand how to deliver an authentic message and have a greater sense of how you are perceived by others?  These foundational skills are critical of authentic acting performances but also are of benefit in most areas of your life.  Our adult ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Floral Photography (Ages 16+)

January 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $110
Non-Members: $138

This 3 hour studio workshop will cover the basic principles of floral lighting, composition, and design.  We will include the use of one strobe, (hand-held flash) or incandescent light mixed with the natural light available.  This workshop will also include learning to recognize the quality of light with the use of bare lighting, reflected lighting, ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Creating Luminous Flowers in Watercolor (Ages 13 to adult)

January 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

This workshop explores ways to paint flowers with a fresh luminous glow.  The purity of watercolor is ideal for capturing raw, clean colors, and delicate petals.  The translucent paint allows the white of the paper to shine through like light through a stained-glass window.  Time will be spent selecting appropriate backgrounds for a variety of ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Zentangle® – Enjoy Drawing Effortlessly! (Ages 12 to adult)

January 19, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

January 24, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2-Day Workshop
January 24 - January 25
2-Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $150
Non-Members: $188

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Jump Start – Watercolor Basics (Ages 13 to adult)

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $120
Non-Members: $150

This six-hour introductory workshop provides a solid understanding of important basic watercolor techniques and theory for beginner watercolorists and those who feel they want a “refresher” course. Some drawing experience is helpful but not essential. There will be instructional lecture time with ample “hands on” instructor assistance.  This workshop condenses two previous 4 hour workshops ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
January 28 - March 3
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

A Life Well-Written is a Work of Art (Ages 18+)

January 31, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Fridays
January 31 - February 14
3 Fridays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $75
Non-Members: $95

This three-part class provides adult participants with the inspiration, motivation, and literary tools to write their unique life stories.  With professional advice from an award-winning journalist and published author, and with examples from her semi-autobiographical novels and nonfiction memoir, students will learn how to get started, what to include (and what to purge), how to ...

Find out more » Register Online Now

February 2020

Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (Ages 16+)

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Saturdays
February 1 - February 29
5 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $72.50
Non-Members: $95

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Outside the Traditional Watercolor Box (Ages 13 to adult)

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

This workshop will cover two different methods of working in watercolor: ink and watercolor, and limited palette of colors.  Students will select one of these methods to produce a painting during the workshop after some lecture and instructional time is spent learning and discussing the concept of value and technique of color layering.  Prior watercolor ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Recycle into Art (Individual Ages 16+ or Parent & Child)

February 1, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Saturdays
February 1 - March 7
6 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $150
Non-Members: $188

Create your own art pieces: collages, assemblages, or sculptures from recyclable materials (paper, plastic boxes/bags, cartons, cardboard, bottles, etc.) or the ordinary items otherwise disposed.  We will begin by making collages from leftover or recyclable papers and cartons (old envelopes, magazines, boxes, etc.).  In the second class we will make paper-mache to use for future ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (Ages 16+)

February 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
February 3 - February 24
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

February 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
February 5 - February 26
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Cartooning (Ages 13 to adult)

February 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
February 5 - February 26
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

Learn the art of cartooning with freelance comic artist and illustrator Ian Miller.  Cartooning is fun, exciting, and a great way to express complex ideas such as satire, caricature, and humor.  In this class Ian will lead students through basic cartooning drawing skills, character design and turnarounds, expressions and exaggeration, and the completion of a ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

February 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
February 6 - February 27
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Paint Like Gustav Klimt (Ages 16+)

February 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2- Day Workshop
February 6 - February 7
2- Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $215
Non-Members: $270

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

February 6, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
February 6 - February 27
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

EASY-Breezy Color Theory (Ages 16+)

February 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

This color workshop is for anyone who is just starting to paint AND for those who want to improve their color theory.  Color theory can be applied to any medium or subject matter.  This workshop will break it down into easy and fun techniques to make those colors work for you!  We will cover the ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Introduction to Mindfulness (Ages 18+)

February 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $25
Non-Members: $32

Learning to be mindful provides the opportunity to be truly present and ‘tuned in’ to your one, “wild and precious Life,” a la Mary Oliver.  The practice of Mindfulness Meditation provides new ways of creating a strong, peaceful, happy mind free of busy chatter and constant non-stop activity.  Take a few moments to step out ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Realistic Seasonal Watercolor Landscapes (Ages 13+)

February 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

One of the most important elements of a captivating landscape is realistic trees, shrubs, and seasonal foliage.  This session will focus on mastering the techniques to produce convincing lush greenery, bare branches, and flowering plants in landscape settings.  Attention will be paid to color mixing to achieve seasonal hues.  Perspective principles will be reviewed and ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

February 17, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
February 17 - March 23
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $64
Non-Members: $80

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

February 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
February 18 - March 24
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Watercolors – Loose, Luminous, and Colorful (Ages 16+)

February 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3-Day Workshop
February 18 - February 20
3-Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $285
Non-Members: $366

Leave the tight, drab, laborious style behind. Create fabulous, glowing results like never before. Paint with ease and add interest and energy to your paintings. Whether new to painting or already a watercolor enthusiast, Marie guides you on a journey exploring your inner artist, showing you a fearless method of using the vibrancy of color, ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

February 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
February 18 - March 24
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
February 18 - March 24
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Tribal Belly Dance (ages 16+)

February 19, 2020 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
February 19 - March 18
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $52
Non-Members: $65

Tribal Belly Dance is an exciting community oriented style—a fusion of urban, folk, and ritual dances—a contemporary blend of the folkloric, nomadic, and classical dances of the Middle East, Spain, India, 65and Egypt. It is aesthetically pleasing, spiritually grounding, physically rewarding—a shared celebration of women. This series will focus on some of the basic slow ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

February 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
February 19 - March 25
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Beginning Belly Dancing (ages 16+)

February 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
February 19 - March 18
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $52
Non-Members: $65

Have fun learning the ancient art and modern styles of this dynamic dance! Belly Dancing is a naturally low impact activity that improves posture, core strength, flexibility and the mind-body connection. Adults will learn the basic moves, steps and rhythms that are applicable to either traditional or tribal styles of Belly Dance in this course ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Relaxing – Meditative Watercolor Painting (Ages 16+)

February 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
February 20 - March 19
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

February 21, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Abstract Landscape Painting (Ages 18+)

February 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
February 26 - April 1
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $90
Non-Members: $115

Learn to use landscapes or seascapes as the basis for an abstract painting.  Your paintings won’t be realistic but will still be identifiable, as opposed to typical abstract art where the subject matter is removed.  Free up your expression and sense of confining boundaries by focusing on color combinations and painting from the heart. Supply ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Alcohol Ink Workshop (Ages 18+)

February 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2-Day Workshop
February 29 - March 1
2-Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $60
Non-Members: $75

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 two day workshop you will learn various techniques, using different tools and these vibrant inks. You will complete different pieces of art and finish some with a high ...

Find out more » Register Online Now

March 2020

Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (Ages 16+)

March 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Mondays
March 2 - March 30
5 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Expressive Painting in Oil/Cold Wax Medium (Ages 16+)

March 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3-Day Workshop
March 3 - March 5
3-Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $450
Non-Members: $563

This workshop is for beginner to intermediate artists who want to learn how to create a good foundation, texture, and layers with oil and cold wax and also for artists who want to continue exploration into pushing their paintings further.  Introductory techniques for oil and cold wax will be demonstrated/demoed as needed for those new ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Mindful Self Compassion (Ages 18+)

March 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Tuesdays
March 3 - March 31
4 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $100
Non-Members: $125

Mindful Self Compassion combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional wellbeing. Mindfulness is the first step – turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (emotions, sensations, thoughts). Self-compassion comes next – bringing loving awareness tour selves. Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

March 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
March 4 - March 25
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

March 5, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
March 5 - March 26
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

March 5, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
March 5 - March 26
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

March 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (Ages 16+)

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Saturdays
March 7 - April 4
5 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $72.50
Non-Members: $95

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Realistic Watercolor Skies (Ages 13 to adult)

March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

Painting realistic skies can be intimidating, even for the most experienced watercolor painter.  Learn the secrets to capturing bright sunshine and clouds, stormy skies and brilliant sunsets.  You will complete small paintings using each of these types of skies and adding a simple landscape that complements the sky’s atmospheric theme.  After this workshop you will ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Funtastical Paper Flowers™ (Ages 12 to adult)

March 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Join your friends for some fantastical flower fun!  Learn easy-to-make, colorful origami flowers embellished with a variety of options.  Create the perfect handmade gift or captivation centerpiece for every occasion.  All materials will be provided. Supply list: none Class Refund Policy

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
March 10 - April 14
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Introduction to Interior Design (Ages 16+)

March 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Saturdays
March 14 - April 18
6 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $150
Non-Members: $188

You can be your own Interior Designer!  In this class we will explore the fundamentals of interior design and you will acquire the basics skills of architectural drawing.  With a focus on functionality and space planning, selected elements of Feng Shui will be introduced.  We will play with color, understand the role of texture, and ...

Find out more » Register Online Now

Members-Only Make & Mingle: Succulent Workshop

March 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Come and learn the succulent moss and glue technique. The program will start with a wide variety of demonstrations using jewelry, driftwood, and a few surprises. After the demonstrations, participants will use succulent cuttings, sphagnum moss, and glue to create a crafty design for their home. Be inspired to use this creative technique for home décor!

Find out more »
Adult

Do You Make That Up As You Go Along? Storytelling Workshop with Bil Lepp (Ages 16+)

March 20, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $20
Non-Members: $25

Do You Make That Up as You Go Along? This is a question Bil is often asked, and the answer is a resounding “NO”.  His process for creating stories involves an often long progression from thinking to writing to saying.  While he doesn’t spend a lot of time consciously memorizing his stories, by the time ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Sparkling Watercolor Still Life Painting (Ages 13 to adult)

March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

Add “life” to you still life paintings! No more drab, dull scenes that look stale and static.  Students will learn techniques to achieve a dynamic watercolor still life with realism and sparkle. There will be instructor demonstrations of various techniques with ample time for student hands on practice prior to completing a dynamic still life ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Zentangle® – Enjoy Drawing Effortlessly! (Ages 12 to adult)

March 22, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Photography & DSLR Operation Workshop (Ages 16+)

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fine Art Acrylics (Ages 18+)

March 30, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Mondays
March 30 - May 4
6 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

March 31, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
March 31 - May 5
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

March 31, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
March 31 - May 5
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

March 31, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
March 31 - May 5
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now

April 2020

Adult

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

April 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
April 1 - April 29
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Drawing Still Life (Ages 16+)

April 1, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
April 1 - May 6
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

This class is for all levels.  Students will use basic drawing materials from pencils 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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

April 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every Thursday
April 2 - April 30
Every Thursday (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

April 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
April 2 - April 30
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

April 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Alcohol Ink Workshop (Ages 18+)

April 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
2-Day Workshop
April 4 - April 5
2-Day Workshop (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $60
Non-Members: $75

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 two day workshop you will learn various techniques, using different tools and these vibrant inks. You will complete different pieces of art and finish some with a high ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (Ages 16+)

April 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
April 6 - April 27
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

April 8, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
April 8 - April 29
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $155
Non-Members: $194

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 four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will have ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (Ages 16+)

April 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Saturdays
April 18 - May 23
6 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

April 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
April 21 - May 26
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now

May 2020

Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (Ages 16+)

May 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
3 Mondays
May 4 - May 18
3 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $97
Non-Members: $122

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

May 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
May 6 - May 27
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

May 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
May 7 - May 28
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

May 7, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
May 7 - May 28
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

May 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

May 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
May 12 - June 16
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

May 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
May 12 - June 16
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

May 12, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
May 12 - June 16
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Perspective and Landscape Drawing (Ages 16+)

May 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
May 13 - June 17
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Tai Chi for Health and Balance (Ages 16+)

May 30, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Saturdays
May 30 - June 27
5 Saturdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $72.50
Non-Members: $95

“True Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength – the power of healing and wellness.” Dr. Paul Lam Forms will be demonstrated then broken down into their component parts of foot placement, weight transfer, ...

Find out more » Register Online Now

June 2020

Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (Ages 16+)

June 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Mondays
June 1 - June 29
5 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

June 3, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
June 3 - June 3
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

June 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
June 3 - June 24
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $155
Non-Members: $194

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 four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will have ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

June 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
June 4 - June 25
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $160

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

June 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Thursdays
June 4 - June 25
4 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $70
Non-Members: $90

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

June 12, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting AM (Ages 16+)

June 23, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
June 23 - July 28
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Classical Painting PM (Ages 16+)

June 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
June 23 - July 28
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Painting Studio (Ages 16+)

June 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Tuesdays
June 23 - July 28
6 Tuesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult, Youth

Drawing AND Painting Flowers (Ages 16+)

June 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
6 Wednesdays
June 24 - July 29
6 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $135
Non-Members: $170

Beginning to advanced students alike are invited to learn how to draw and paint beautiful flowers with professional, teaching artist Terry Lynn.  Students will start by learning how to draw flowers, morph into value control to make the petals bend, add color, and finally paint flowers with ease and flow.  Students will draw and paint ...

Find out more » Register Online Now

July 2020

Adult

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

July 1, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Wednesdays
July 1 - July 29
5 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

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

July 2, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
July 2 - July 30
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $154
Non-Members: $193

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Non-Instructed Life Drawing (Ages 18+)

July 2, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
5 Thursdays
July 2 - July 30
5 Thursdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $85
Non-Members: $107

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. ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Draw with Charcoal: Develop and Improve your Drawing Skills (Ages 16+)

July 6, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Mondays
July 6 - July 27
4 Mondays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $125
Non-Members: $157

This course will focus on the development and improvement of basic drawing skills and concepts with an emphasis on observation and visual problem solving.  Representation and expression will be explored through the use of black and while drawing media.  Critiques will be used to develop student’s ability to formulate and verbalize knowledgeable responses to visual ...

Find out more » Register Online Now
Adult

Fridays with Francesco (Ages 18+)

July 10, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $95
Non-Members: $120

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 ...

Find out more » Register Online Now

August 2020

Adult

Four Week Photography & DSLR Operation (Ages 16+)

August 12, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
4 Wednesdays
August 12 - September 2
4 Wednesdays (see all)
10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States
+ Google Map
Members: $155
Non-Members: $194

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 four-week class begins with introducing you to Program, Aperture (Av), and Shutter (Tv) modes. You will learn how and when to use Exposure Compensation.  We will have ...

Find out more » Register Online Now

Our Sponsors

The Season Is Brought To You In Part by