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 RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org.
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: RMakowski@elliottmuseum.org
Download the phone-friendly Studio Class Schedule 2017-2018
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.
Glazing Ceramics with Melissa Nelson
Members: $40; Non-Members: $50 – CLASS TO BE RESCHEDULED – PLEASE CHECK BACK.
Enjoy creating your own design on bisqued ceramics. Your choice of bowl, platter, plate, or other shapes. Bring your own design ideas or let Missie inspire you! Maximum: 10. Note: glazed ceramics will have to be kiln-fired. You will be contacted to pick up your piece when it’s ready.
What? The Shell! Polymer Clay Sea Shell & Beach Glass Pendant with Sarita & Marissa Neun
Saturday, December 2, 2017 • 11:00am-1:30pm. Members: $50; Non-Members: $65
Join us for Round 4 of What? The Shell! Sells out every time! Create a unique sea shell and beach glass pendant and – bonus! – a small sea star holiday ornament. All materials and instruction included. Sarita will give a sneak-preview of her upcoming class with a sculpting demonstration during lunch. Maximum: 10. Note: Sarita also teaches a weekly Polymer Clay class beginning January 11, 2018 – see below.
Photography for the Artist with Paul Salazar
Saturday, January 20, 2018 • 10:30am – 2pm. Members: 75; Non-Members: $85
In this class for artists, Paul will show you how to take your own original source photos to paint from. Studio still life set-ups, shooting outside, and Photoshop techniques will be covered. Maximum: 12. Note: Paul also teaches weekly Basic Digital Photography and Photoshop 101 classes – see below.
Bird Photography with Paul Salazar
Saturday, February 24, 2018 • 10:30am – 2pm. Members: 75; Non-Members: $85
You’ll love learning how to photograph wild birds in the tree and on the wing. Also covered: info on how to set up your own bird and butterfly garden at home. Maximum: 12. Note: Paul also teaches weekly Basic Digital Photography and Photoshop 101 classes – see below.
Girls’ Night Out Schedule
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!
Painted Coasters & Wine Charms with Melissa Nelson
Thursday, January 4, 2018 • 5:30-7:30pm. 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
Girls’ Night Out in Tuscany III with Julia Kelly
Friday, January 12, 2018 • 5:30-7:30pm. Members: $40; Non-Members: $50
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.
A Pair of Painted Wine Glasses with Meg Roberts
Thursday, January 25, 2018 • 5:30-8pm. Members: $40; Non-Members: $50
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.
Glazed Ceramic Wine Chillers with Mia Lindberg
Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 5:30-7:30pm. Members: $50; Non-Members: $65
Mia’s been busy again creating her fabulous Wine Chillers! Each is unique – all they need is you to glaze them. Choice of Chiller, glazes, and instruction included. Bring some munchies and wine to share, if you like! BYOB – some munchies and wine provided. Note: glazed ceramics will have to be kiln-fired. You will be contacted to pick up your piece when it’s ready. Mia also teaches a weekly Hand-Building Ceramics Class on Monday mornings – see below.
Weekly Classes – Mondays
Creative Ceramics with Mia Lindberg
4 Mondays, January 8-29, 2018, 9am – 12pm. Members: 156; Non-Members: $180, plus $85 materials and firing fees.
Ceramics master Mia Lindberg will teach you how to create decorative and useful items in hand-built clay. Come and “play in the mud” with Mia! Maximum: 8
Lose Yourself in Watercolor with Julia Kelly
4 Tuesdays, January 9-30, 2018, 9am-12pm.
4 Tuesdays, February 6-27, 2018, 9am-12pm. Members: $156; Non-Members $180 per month.
Enjoy weekly lessons in watercolor with renown local artist, Julia Kelly. Julia will keep you entertained while you paint (no extra charge!) Bring your own materials – list provided at sign-up. Watercolor paper sheets available in class for $10 per sheet. Maximum: 12.
Discover Oil Painting with Kevin Hutchinson
These classes have been canceled
Drawing & Painting with Danuta Rothschild
4 Wednesdays, January 10-31, 2018, 9am-12pm.
4 Wednesdays, February 7-28, 2018, 9am-12pm. Members: $156; Non-Members: $180 per month.
Level: Beginner (experienced artists welcome)
Learn to draw and paint in a variety of media with professional artist and instructor, Danuta Rothschild. This class will teach beginners the basics and show experienced artists new tips and tricks. Painting will be done in acrylics, and students will learn to use charcoal, graphite (pencil), pastels, and more, and how to mix the media for different effects. Bring your own materials: list provided at sign-up. Student/beginner grade materials are fine.
Digital Photography Basics with Paul Salazar, in the Elliott’s Heritage Theater
6 Wednesdays, January 10 – February 14, 2018, 9:30am-12:30pm. Members: $234; Non-Members: $270 (6 weeks).
Level: Beginner, Intermediate 16+.
Learn to actually use that digital camera instead of hoping for “happy accidents”. Paul will show you all the basics of photography and how to apply them using your own digital camera. Students must have their own equipment: digital SLR or point & shoot with manual settings (no pad or phone cameras for this class, please!) Students will shoot in and on the campus of the Museum, across the street at Stuart Beach, and one morning at the House of Refuge. Note: Paul is also teaching a Photoshop class Wednesday afternoons, and two photography workshops. Information is on the list.
Wednesdays* from 1-4pm, October through May.
Uninstructed – artists bring their own materials and work at their own pace from a live nude model.
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. *Note: No sessions scheduled on November 8, November 22, December 20, or December 27.
Photoshop 101 with Paul Salazar, in the Elliott’s Heritage Theater
4 Wednesdays, January 10-31, 2018, 1:30-4pm (may run over slightly). Members: $156; Non-Members: $180
Finally – a class to learn how to use Photoshop and Elements! Geared toward artists and photographers. Download, manipulate, save, and print your work. Must have your own laptop and Photoshop or Elements downloaded. Museum WiFi access to Internet for Creative Cloud, but bring a WiFi hot spot if you have one (you can usually use your phone to access the internet on your computer). This class is addicting!
Painting at the Next Level with Brenda Leigh
4 Thursdays, January 11-February 1, 2018, 9am-12pm. Members: $156; Non-Members
Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Helping you to paint better paintings is the goal of artist and instructor, Brenda Leigh. This class is for experienced artists who want their paintings to be more effective. You will enjoy this fun and informative approach to value studies, color theory, better compositions, and solving many common problems in painting, which can be applied to all media. Bring your own materials – list provided at sign-up. Painting will be in acrylics, but artists painting in oils, alkyds, or other opaque media are welcome.
Endless Possibilities in Polymer Clay with Sarita Neun
4 Thursdays, January 11-February 1, 2018, 1-4pm. Members: $156; Non-Members
Sarita is back to teach you how to create beautiful sculptured wearable art pieces and home decor. You will be delighted to learn all the things you can do with this amazing medium!