Art Classes & Workshops in The Studio at the Elliott Museum

The Elliott Museum offers a variety of creative opportunities during the year for adults and children in The Studio, our beautiful working art studio. Enjoy weekly classes in watercolor, drawing, painting, polymer clay, Life Draw, ceramics, photography, and more.  Art Camps are offered for artists 7-14 during the summer months when the kids are out of school.  Art classes for adults are offered Fall through May during the year for all skill levels. Most of the adult classes are offered during Winter Season. Please check back to see what’s new – classes are being added. Questions? Contact Robin Lee Makowski, Art Studio & Exhibits Coordinator: call 772-225-1961, ext. 121 or email

Payment & Refund Policy: Participants must provide their own materials for most classes (list provided at sign-up) or purchase required materials from the instructor. Classes are for Adults 18+ and minimum of 6, maximum of 12 students unless otherwise stated. Payment at registration will hold your spot. There are no refunds or make-ups for missed classes, and no refunds after registration unless the class has filled past the minimum number required to hold the class. Classes may be postponed or canceled one week before the class if the minimum has not been met (registrations accepted after the deadline if minimum has been met). If we cancel the class, we will issue a full refund or credit to another class.
Questions? Contact Robin Lee Makowski, Art Studio Coordinator:


Lunch ‘n’ Learn Art Workshops

Create in a relaxed atmosphere at our Lunch ‘n’ Learn Art Workshops. Enjoy a variety of unique projects and lunch* in these classes designed for adults 21+ who don’t like to drive at night. Session times may vary depending on the project, the size of the group, drying time, baking time, etc. Ample time will be scheduled to allow everyone to complete the project. Some projects require firing, baking, or other professional finishing and may be picked up a few days following the class – you will be contacted when it’s ready.  *Lunch includes a sandwich-style meal with side salads, chips, fruit, and soft drinks. Sorry – we cannot accommodate restricted diets. If you have food issues, please bring your own lunch and graze from what we offer.


Glazed Ceramics with Missie Nelson
Saturday, February 17, 2018 • 11am – 1:30pm.  Members: $40; Non-Members: $50
Enjoy creating your own designs on bisque-fired ceramics.  Your choice of bowl, pitcher, platter, or other shapes.  Bring your own design ideas or let Missie inspire you.  Maximum: 10.  Note: pieces will be kiln-fired and may be picked up at a later date.  We will call you when they’re ready.

Update: The girls had a blast!  We will do it again – check the schedule.




What? The Shell! Polymer Clay Decorative Tile Workshop with Sarita & Marissa Neun
Saturday, March 10, 2018 • 9am – 4pm.  Members: S100; Non-Members: $125
Award-winning Polymer Clay artists, Sarita & Rissy, have come up with a fabulous new project!  You will enjoy a “clay play day” creating a beautiful, decorative, sea-inspired Polymer Clay tile.  You will learn to work with the amazing medium, mold the pieces and assemble the components on your tile to create a one-of-a-kind work.  Demos, all materials, instruction, baking, and lunch are included in this workshop.  Maximum: 10.

 This workshop will be rescheduled at a later date



Girls’ Night Out

Make a date with your Muse and your besties for an evening of fun and art! Girls’ Night Out classes are for adult women 21+. Session times may vary depending on the project, the size of the group, drying time, baking time, etc. Ample time will be scheduled to allow everyone to complete the project. Space is limited: register to hold your spot. Show off your culinary artistry and bring goodies to share, if you like. BYOB (some wine provided). Cash bar available some nights.  Register to hold your place!

Hand-painted canvas coasters are only part of the fun at this Girls’ Night Out!

Painted Coasters & Wine Charms with Melissa Nelson
TO BE RESCHEDULED  Members: $40; Non-Members: $50
Why should kids have all the fun?! Hand-painted canvas coasters and Shrinky-Dinks by our Art Camp kids were a giant hit with their moms, who asked for their own class! Come and design a set of coasters and matching – or not – wine charms.  Bring your own ideas or use our templates.  All materials and instruction included. Bring munchies and wine to share, if you like.  BYOB – some wine provided.  Maximum: 14



Join the fun! Paint a watercolor still life in this Girls’ Night Out in Tuscany III.

Girls’ Night Out in Tuscany III with Julia Kelly
Friday, January 12, 2018 • 5:30-7:30pm.  Members: $50; Non-Members: $65
Julia is taking us back to Tuscany to paint a fun watercolor still life with all the Italian trimmings. This class more than sold out the last two times – don’t get left behind.  All materials and instruction included. Go home with your own matted original watercolor!  Bring some Italian-style goodies and wine to share, if you like.  BYOB – some munchies and some wine provided.  Maximum: 18.

It was a riot!  We’ll do it again in the Fall.




The girls are having fun painting tonight!

A Pair of Painted Wine Glasses with Meg Roberts
Thursday, January 25, 2018 • 5:30-8pm.  Members: $45; Non-Members: $60
Have a ball painting a pair of Wine Glasses with Meg! Be inspired by one of her designs or come with your own ideas.  Your choice of style of glasses.  Extra time allowed to finish two pieces.  All materials and instruction included.  Bring some munchies and wine to share, if you like!  BYOB – some munchies and wine provided.  Note: you will need to cure your wine glasses in your home oven following the class.  Simple instructions provided.


Watch for another session coming soon!





Life Draw

Draw or paint from a live model most Wednesdays in our Art Studio

Wednesdays from 1-4pm, October through May.
Uninstructed – artists bring their own materials and work at their own pace from a live nude model.  The Studio has standing easels, table-top easels, tables, chairs, and stools available for use.
Prepay for the month (guaranteed seat, no refunds or prorated fees if you miss a class) $15 per session, or walk-ins $20 per session (space permitting); pay upon arrival.


Life Draw ends on May 30th for the season.  We will resume in November 2018.  Summer Life Draw sessions and other art classes are available at Stuart Art Supply’s Artist Nook:








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