Arts & Crafts for Teens & Adults

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Arts & Crafts for Teens & Adults

Nurture your natural artistic ability or push your limits to learn a new skill and talent.  WCPR offers a number of arts and crafts classes led by an incredible team of instructors.  If you only enjoy the occasional art experience due to an already filled personal calendar, register to attend one-time, open workshops.  If you can’t find time during the week then check out our array of weekend workshops.  Or, maybe you have time and want to commit to an extended program that offers weekly classes to advance your skill on a weekly basis.  Whatever your schedule, we have just the right program to meet your needs through a variety of art mediums and techniques. We also offer a variety of other programs which may be found in other areas of the website.  Please see Health & Wellness, Music Classes, and Recreation Classes for more programs.

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Franklin Offerings:
 

winter Open Studio Flyer HannahOpen Paint Studio with Hannah
Oil and Acrylic painting
Franklin Recreation Center
Fridays -- Ongoing
10:30am to 12:30pm
February 7-28
March 6-20 (skip 3/27)
April 3-24 (skip 4/10)
May 1-29
Ages 16+
Cost: $20 per class
Instructor: Hannah Rowell

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  for more information and supply list!

This is an open workshop -- No pre-registration required. Payment must be made at the front desk prior to entering the workshop. Come in and use our tables, chairs, easels, table covering, paper towels and space to create your artwork. We will provide you a great place to meet fellow artists, relax, and have fun while you create. New students are welcome to join anytime -- supply list available by clicking link above. Hannah Rowell is a degreed, professional artist and instructor who will offer her expertise as you work at your own pace. For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615) 790-5719 x2020.


Botanical Watercolors   SpringBotanical Watercolors with Hannah
Franklin Recreation Complex
SUNDAYS
1:30-4:30pm
March 15
April 19
May 5
Ages 13+
COST: $40 per class

Click HERE to Register!

This 3-hour workshop will introduce students to botanical drawing and painting techniques in watercolor and mixed media. The instructor will do a demonstration and provide guidance throughout the workshop. Paper will be provided. There will be a $15 supply fee for those who don't bring the following watercolor materials: A variety of small, round brushes (size 0), medium round brushes (size 6 or similar), flat brushes (3/4 inch or similar), water bin, plastic or ceramic palette with multiple wells for mixing colors, small spray bottle, optional hair dryer or art dryer. Students are welcome to bring their own materials if they prefer. Instructor will supply the reference/photo to work from.
Instructor: Hannah Maxwell Rowell
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020


Basic Figure Drawing   SpringBasic Figure Drawing
Franklin Recreation Complex
Thursdays
5:30 to 6:30pm
February 6-27 (4 classes, $60)
March 5-26     (3 classes, $45)
April 2-30       (5 classes, $75)
May 7-28        (4 classes, $60)
Ages 10 to adult
Cost: $15/class (monthly registration)

Instructor: Kris Salva

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Join degreed art educator Kris Salva to learn the basics of figure drawing, with emphasis on proportion, perspective, line, and shading. No experience necessary, all supplies provided. Open to ages 10 to adult. For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615) 790-5719 x2020.


Len SmiLen Smith's Book IllustrationthBook IllustrationIntro to Children's Book Illustration
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturdays
March 7, 14, and 21
11:00 to 12:30pm
Ages: 18+
Cost: $90 for 3 classes
Instructor: Len Smith

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Whether you are an artist or writer, this intro taught by Len Smith, 38-year veteran of Disney, Warner Brothers, and Hanna-Barbera animation and publishing, will guide you through the process of being or working with the illustrator you hire. During this 3-session overview, students will be introduced to breaking down the manuscript, storyboarding, art layout, character design, and book structure. Paper and pencils provided. (*OPTIONAL: If you have one, bring your IPAD PRO with Apple Pencil and download the Procreate app. Instructor will teach both pencil and paper and digital methods.)
See some of Len Smith's work at instagram.com/len_smith_illo.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020


Greeting Cardonnie Greeting CardsAll-Occasion Greeting Cards
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday, 3/7
1:00 - 3:00pm
Ages 12+
Cost: $25
Instructor: Connie Lamb

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Add some hand-made pizazz to your greeting card stash with this workshop! We will be using inking, eyelets, buttons, and many different techniques to create two birthday cards, two thank-you cards, a get-well card, and a card that can be used for either an anniversary or to welcome a new baby. No card-making experience necessary. Techniques learned will help you create your own designs in the future! You may bring your own tools if you have them -- supplies provided.

For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020


2020 Winter Mixed Media   A Little Birdie Told Me So
Mixed Media Workshop:
A Little Birdie Told Me
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday, Feb. 22
12:30 to 4:30pm
Ages 18+
Cost: $35 plus $15 supply fee
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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Get ready for Spring with this sweet and whimsical canvas! Learn how to create one, two, or even three colorful birds with a reverse painting technique that utilizes layers of color and pattern for a bold foundation. Canvas size is 11x14. *15 Supply Fee, cash or check payable to instructor Suzanne Beaumar, is due at the start of class.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020



Mixed Media Spring

MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOPS-- SPRING

Franklin Recreational Complex

The following workshops incorporate the mixed Media techniques of talented artist Suzanne Beaumar. Click on the links to learn more about each, and to register.
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

CLICK HERE for more information and to register for any of these classes

For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

MARCH:
Find Beauty in Everything    #16690
Thursday, 3/5, 10:30am to 2:30pm -- $35 plus $15 Supply Fee 

Bee-You-Nique   #16681
Sunday, 3/8, 1:30 to 5:30pm -- $35 plus $15 Supply Fee

Chocolate Bunny   #16686
Sunday, 3/22, 1:30 to 5:30pm -- $35 plus $15 Supply Fee

APRIL:
Rejoice!   #16682
Sunday, 4/5, 1:30 to 5:30pm -- $35 plus $15 Supply Fee

Spring Bunny   #16695
Thursday, 4/9, 4:30 to 8:30pm -- $35 plus $15 Supply Fee

Tulips   #16693
Sunday, 4/26, 1:30 to 5:30pm -- $35 plus $15 Supply Fee


MAY:
Abstract with Butterfly   #16683
Sunday, 5/03, 1:30 to 5:30pm -- $35 plus $20 Supply Fee

A Little Positivity   #16698
Tuesday, 5/05, 1:30 to 5:30pm -- $35 plus $20 Supply Fee

Life's a Beach   #16697
Sunday, 5/17, 1:30-5:30pm -- $35 plus $15 Supply Fee

 


ENRICHMENT CENTER OFFERINGS:


 

Winter Mixed Media for adults
Mixed Media Projects for Adults
Enrichment Center

Tuesdays 6:45-8:15 PM
March 10, 24, and 31
April 4, 14, and 21
May 5, 12, and 19

Adults (Ages 18+)
Cost: $40 plus $15 supply fee

Click HERE to Register!

Create one of a kind art using a variety of techniques and mediums that layer and build each week, culminating in a finished project at the end of each month.  Learn about gel plate monoprinting, reductive painting and how to add depth and interest to your artwork with various methods.

Questions?  Contact  Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

Winter Paper Painting   Still Life
Paper Painting -- Still Life
Enrichment Center
Thursdays
6:30 to 8:30pm
3 casses: Feb. 27, March 5 and March 12
Adults
Cost: $50 plus $5 supply fee
Instructor: Carolyn Beehler

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New to the WCPR art scene is Carolyn Beehler, an artist whose specialty is Paper Painting -- using torn paper to create an image as detailed as an oil painting. In this class, students will learn to focus on shape, texture, and lighting, working from Emil Calson's "Still Life of Orange and Cup." Sudents will work on a 5x7 canvas. For a better idea of the process of Paper Painting, please go to Carolyn's website: www.carolynbeehler.com. *$5 supply fee, cash or check payable to instructor, is due at the first class.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

Spring Basic DrawingBasic Drawing -- Beginners and Intermediate
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays
10:00am to 12:00pm
February 4-25
March 3-31
April 7-28
May 5-26
Adults (18+)
Cost: $15 per class -- Sign in and pay at front desk before entering class
Instructor: Marie Oxnard

No registration necessary -- This is an ongoing drop-in class. Each student is taught at their own skill level. The class will explore the basics of drawing such as perspective, value, shape, and texture. Each class will include exercises such as drawing a face, an animal, or a landscape. Drawing is a skill that can be learned and it can be a relaxing activity.
Contact instructor Marie Oxnard at 919-740-2800 or marieoxnard@yahoo.com
For WCPR information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

Spring Watercolor open Studio with AmandaWatercolor Open Studio
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays
6:00 to 8:00pm
March 3
March 31
April 7
April 21
May 12
Ages 16+
Cost: $25 (Supplies provided, or bring your own)
Instructor: Amanda Harrison

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This open studio session is for any skill level and student who wants to start, finish, or wants a thorough painting of their choice with the guidance of an instructor. Class will provide and informal but instructive atmosphere for students. For more information, contact amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com or 615-582-8938.
For WCPR information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

Spring  Watercolor Hand Lettering with Amanda
Watercolor Hand Lettering
Enrichment Center
Thursdays
6:00 to 8:00pm
March 5
April 16
May 7
Ages 16+
Cost: $50
Instructor: Amanda Harrison

Click HERE to Register!

Learn the foundations of how to hand letter with watercolor. In this class you will learn the differences between calligraphy and hand lettering and how to use watercolor paint with a pen brush. You will walk through the alphabet in a few different styles and go home with a workbook to practice with as well as a finished hand lettered quote. Supplies are provided. For more information contact amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com or 615-582-8938.
For WCPR information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020



Spring Watercolor Floral Arrangements
Watercolor Floral Arrangements
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays
6:00 to 8:00pm
March 10
April 14
May 5
Ages 16+
Cost: $45 -- Supplies provided or bring your own
Instructor: Amanda Harrison

Click HERE to Register!

In this watercolor class, students will get to study a different floral arrangement in each session. Class involves light sketching and focuses on abstract and details. Perfect for all levels of painters and those who have never painted before. All supplies provided or bring your own. For more information, contact amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com or 615-582-8938.
For WCPR information contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

Spring Watercolor Landscapes   Spring Fields
Watercolor Landscapes -- Spring Fields
Enrichment Center
Tuesday, March 24
6:00 to 8:00pm
Ages 16+
Cost: $45
Instructor: Amanda Harrison

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Learn flowing watercolor techniques and textures to create a unique landscape. Light sketching involved and all level of painters are welcome! Supplies provided or bring your own. For more information contact amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com or 615-582-8938.
For WCPR information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

spring watercolor home portrait workshop   CanvaWatercolor Home Portrait Workshop
Enrichment Center
Sunday, April 19
1:30 to 4:30pm
Ages 16+
Cost: $75 -- Supplies provided
Instructor: Amanda Harrison

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Join watercolor artist Amanda Harrison for this workshop on painting home portraits. Students will be guided through sketching their home from a photograph, painting in textures, and adding ink and details. *Supplies provided. **Students must email a high quality photo to instructor before class. For more information contact amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com or 615-582-8938.
For WCPR information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

Spring Watercolor Architecture   European Castles
Watercolor - Architecture / European Castle
Enrichment Center
Sunday, May 17
2:00 to 4:30pm
Ages 16+
Cost: $45 -- Supplies provided, or bring your own
Instructor: Amanda Harrison

Click HERE to Register!

This intermediate watercolor class will feature how to sketch and ink from a photograph provided, painting with watercolor to achieve different textures, and learning to create light and shadow. All supplies provided or bring your own. For more information contact amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com or 615-582-8938. For WCPR information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020






Nolensville Offerings:

Open Studio Winter 2020Open Studio with Kreative Kat
December-February
Nolensville Recreation Complex
Tuesdays
6:00pm-7:00pm
Ages: 8+
Cost: $40 for 4 week class or $15 for single classes

Click HERE to register.

Join Kat in creating beautiful art! Each month will focus on learning techniques in a specific art media in an open studio environment. Ages 8 - adult! Moms, dads, grandparents, and kids are welcome to attend these classes together! $40 for 4 classes. Multi-family member discounts and single classes also available.

Instructor: Katrin Keiningham

For more information contact Katrin at 615-500-8525 or at katrinkeiningham@gmail.com.

For registration questions contact Erin Evetts at Erin.Evetts@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-786-0200 ext. 2417


 

NV Open Studio Spring 2020Open Studio with Kreative Kat
Nolensville Recreation Complex
Saturday, 3/21, 4/11, & 5/2 
10:00am-12:00pm

*Click HERE to register for the 3/21 class*

*Click HERE to register for the 4/11 class*

*Click HERE to register for the 5/2 class*


Join Kat in creating beautiful art! Each workshop will focus on learning techniques in a specific art media in an open studio environment. Moms, dads, grandparents, and kids are welcome to attend these classes together!

For more information contact Katrin at 615-500-8525 or at katrinkeiningham@gmail.com . For registration questions contact Erin Evetts at 615-786-0200 ext. 2417 or at Erin.Evetts@williamsoncounty-tn.gov .


 

 

Fairview Offerings:
PotteryTEEN / ADULT POTTERY
Fairview Recreation Complex
Tuesdays 
9:00a-1:00p & 5:45-8:45p 
Ages: 13+
Cost: $12 per class +
$25 supply fee every 6 weeks

(Drop in program, no registration required!)

Are you looking for a new creative outlet? Try working with clay; there are no mistakes and it lends itself to all skill levels. Join instructor June Lusty for this on-going Teen/Adult Pottery class!

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315

Spring Bunny PosterMIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Spring Bunny
Fairview Rec Center
Wednesday, 3/4
10:30a-2:30p
Ages: 18+
$35, plus $15 supply fee
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!!

A favorite is back! Create your own sweet Spring Bunny just in time for Easter. Learn about using vintage ephermera in collage, and how a tone-on-tone painting and stenciling technique can bring added interest to a focal element. 11"x14" mixed media on canvas.

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315


RejoiceMIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Rejoice!
Fairview Rec Center
Wednesday, 3/11
10:30a-2:30p
Ages: 18+
$35, plus $15 supply fee
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!!

Celebrate each day's blessings with this beautiful 12"x16" mixed media canvas. A unique paper-pieced crucifix sits upon a background layered with beauty and color, ready to be personalized with a favorited verse of sentiment.

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315

Intro to Gel PlateMIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Intro to Gel Plate
Fairview Rec Center
Wednesday, 3/25
10:30a-2:30p
Ages: 18+
$35, plus $15 supply fee
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!!

Gel Plate Mnoprinting is a fun and super popular art form in Mixed Media today. This workshop is a great way for beginners to explore what a gel plate is and how to pull one-of-a-kind prints from it. Those who may not be new to gel plate monoprinting will till enjoy learning tips and tricks, as well as having the opportunity to utilize truly unique printing tools the instructor brings from her own growing stash of original designs.

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315


Open Studio with HannahOpen Studio with Hannah Rowell
Fairview Rec Center
Thursdays, 4/2-5/7
10:00-11:30a
Ages: 16+
$120
Instructor: Hannah Rowell

Click HERE to Register!!

Learn to draw and paint or just use our studio a a place to create! Students from beginner to advanced are welome. Beginners will be given a supply list and provided with demonstrations and projects as an introduction to materials and skills. Intermediate to advanced students can bring their supplies and work independently or with guidance and critique from the instructor.

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315

Chocolate BunnyMIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Chocolate Bunny
Fairview Rec Center
Wednesday, 4/8
10:30a-2:30p
Ages: 18+
$35, plus $15 supply fee
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!!

Get ready for Easter with this cute little 8"x10" mixed media canvas featuring a sweet paper-pieced chocolate bunny sitting atop a decorative napkin background. Learn about decoupage, layering for depth and interest

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315


Abstract ButterfliesMIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Abstract Butterflies
Fairview Rec Center
Wednesday, 4/15
10:30a-2:30p
Ages: 18+
$35, plus $15 supply fee
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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This large 14"x18" project is Mixed Media at its best! Full of unusual techniques like using a card to scrape paint in a bold color blocking process, and unexpected layers of stamped tissue and utilizing a cleanup page as a focal element, this art piece allows creativity to truly take flight!

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315

A Little PositivityMIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: A Little Positivity
Fairview Rec Center
Wednesday, 4/29
10:30a-2:30p
Ages: 18+
$35, plus $15 supply fee
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!!

Enjoy a 4-hour opportuity to create a unique set of mini canvassses, each one full of color. Pattern... Whimsy... Positive sentiments. Learn how to create freely across multiple substrates; using collage, mark makings, stenciling and your own imagination. Four 5"x5" mini canvasses to either dispaly as a grouping or keep one and share ther rest!

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315

Find Beauty in EverythingMIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Find Beauty in Everything
Fairview Rec Center
Wednesday, 5/6
10:30a-2:30p
Ages: 18+
$35, plus $15 supply fee
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!!

Create a unique Mixed Meda canvas that shows even dark and brooding colors can be beautiful. Layers of collage under bold color and pattern make for a wonderfull 11"x14" art piece

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315


TulipsMIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Tulips
Fairview Rec Center
Wednesday, 5/13
10:30a-2:30p
Ages: 18+
$35, plus $15 supply fee
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!!

An old fashioned watering can full of paper-pieced tulips is the focal pint of this sweet little 9"x12" canvas. Layering color and pattern atop a base of stamped tissue supports your centerpiece, and a little personalization adds that last little touch.

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315

HomeMIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP: Home 
Fairview Rec Center
Wednesday, 5/29
10:30a-2:30p
$35, plus $15 supply fee
Ages: 18+
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!!

Back by popular demand! There really is no place like home, and this mixed media project showcases love of home, family and the familiar. Hidden in the layers of color and pattern are hints of vintage ephemera with clever nods to home sweet home. This whimsical folk art 1"x14" canvas will certainly welcome you home.

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at andrew.hawken@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-799-9331 x2315

 Longview Offerings:

LV | You + Me | Feb '20You + Me Paint Night
Longview Recreation Center
Saturday, February 15
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Ages: 5-12
$35.00
Instructor: Shelley Egly

Click HERE to register!

Join us for a fun night of adult + child partner art inspired by woodland animals. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., - paint a pair of seasonal canvases that fit together to create one colorful piece you both are sure to love!

Registration is required.

***Only register the child who is attending.***

For more information you can email colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com!


 

You + Me Paint Night - Apr 25You + Me Paint Night
Longview Recreation Center
Saturday, 4/25
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Ages: 5-12
$35.00
Instructor: Shelley Egly

*Click HERE to register!*

Join us for a fun night of adult + child partner art inspired by woodland animals. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.--paint a pair of seasonal canvases that fit together to create one colorful piece you both are sure to love!

Registration is required.

***Only register the child that is attending.***

For more information, please email colorwheelsnashville@gmail.com!



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