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 art 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.

 

 

Acrylics and Decorative Arts Classes

 

Jann Poppies croppedWinter Paint Party: Playful Poppies on Canvas
Sunday, February 21   
RESCHEDULED! Sunday, March 28
1:30 - 3:30 PM   8 SPOTS LEFT!
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 12 to Adult
Cost: $25 (includes supply fee)

Click HERE to Register!

Join instructor Jann Stephens to create this fun, decorative, 11x14 acrylics on canvas art piece to brighten your home for the season and beyond! For less than you would spend on supplies, you will enjoy painting these wonderful, playful poppies, ready to display after your 2-hour class. Jenn's fun and lighthearted style, plus instructive painting tips and techniques, will leave you with a smile and pride in your finished product. Bring a friend, and have some fun! Limited enrollment to allow for social distancing.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615) 790-5719 x2020


 

Jann Carrot by fireplace cropped picSpring Paint Party: Whimsical Carrot Wooden Porch Sign
JUST ADDED! Monday, March 15   5 SPOTS LEFT!
6:00 - 7:45 PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 12 to Adult
Cost: $35 (no additional supply fee)

Click HERE to Register!

Join instructor Jann Stephens to create this fun, decorative piece to brighten your home for the season! For less than you would otherwise spend on supplies, you will enjoy painting this whimsical carrot, a 3'x6" acrylics on wood porch sign with twine accent, ready to display. Jann's fun and lighthearted style, plus instructive painting tips and techniques, will leave you with a smile and pride in your finished product. Bring a friend, and have some fun! Limited enrollment available due to social distancing. 
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615) 790-5719 x2020. 


 

Country Church paintingSpring Paint Party: Country Church on Canvas
Wednesday, March 17   5 SPOTS LEFT!
1:00 - 3:00 PM
- OR -
Sunday, March 21   6 SPOTS LEFT!
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 12 to Adult
Cost: $25 (no additional supply fee)
Instructor: Jann Stephens

Click HERE to Register!

Join Jann Stephens to create this charming, decorative, acrylic on 8x10 canvas piece to brighten your home for the season and beyond! Jann's fun and lighthearted style, plus instructive painting tips and techniques, will leave you with a smile and pride in your finished product. Bring a friend, and have some fun! Limited enrollment available due to social distancing. 

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



 

Joan Pet Portrait APRILSpring Paint Party: Pet Portraits on Canvas
Wednesday, April 14     5 SPOTS LEFT!
1:00 - 3:00 PM OR
Sunday, April 18     5 SPOTS LEFT!
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Franklin Rec Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 12 to Adult
Cost: $30 (no additional supply fee)
Instructor: Joan Wilkes

Click HERE to Register!

Have you always wanted to paint your beloved pet? Email a clear photo with good highlights and shadows to instructor Joan Wilkes -- when you arrive for class, the outline will already be drawn onto your 8"x10" canvas. Using acrylic paints, you will learn to block in basic shapes and values, then use brushstrokes to capture textures and personality. Joan's fun and lighthearted style, plus instructive painting tips and techniques, will leave you with a smile and pride in your finished product. Bring a friend, and have some fun! All experience levels welcomed, from beginner to expert.

For more information, contact Joanwilkesart@gmail.com

 

 

Tulip paintingSpring Paint Party: Tulips on Wood
Wednesday, April 21   5 SPOTS LEFT!
1:00 - 3:00 PM  OR
Sunday, April 25     5 SPOTS LEFT!
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Franklin Rec Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 12 to Adult
Cost: $25 (no additional supply fee)
Instructor: Joan Wilkes

Click HERE to Register!

Join Joan Wilkes to create this charming, decorative piece to brighten your home for the season! For less than you would otherwise spend on supplies, you will enjoy painting these delightful tulips in acrylics on an 8"x10" wood block, ready to dipslay. Joan's fun and lighthearted style, plus instructive painting tips and techniques, will leave you with a smile and pride in your finished product. Bring a friend, and have some fun! All experience levels welcome, from beginner to expert. All materials provided.
For more information, contact Joanwilkesart@gmail.com




 

Outdoor paintingPlayful Palette: Acrylic Painting Practice with Friends
WEDNESDAYS
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
April 7     6 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
April 14   4 SPOTS LEFT!
April 21   4 SPOTS LEFT!
April 28   6 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages 12 to Adult
Cost: $10
Instructor: Joan Wilkes 

Click HERE to Register!

Interested in no-pressure way to practice acrylic painting? No matter your experience level, you will enjoy exploring tips and techniques with a group of like-minded art enthusiasts. If the weather is nice we will pack up our portable easels and paint on the scenic grounds of the Franklin Rec Complex (along the Harpeth River). On rainy/windy days, we will set up a still life indoors to practice rendering forms, values, tones, and shadows using acrylic paints. Registration is required to reserve your spot -- enrollment is limited to 6 people. You will be hosted by WCPR instructor and painting enthusiast Joan Wilkes -- (not a professional artist!) who encourages everyone to pick up a paintbrush and enjoy recreating the beauty that is all around.  (Watercolor, chalk, and charcoal artists welcome.)

For oils and/or master-level instruction, please try WCPR's Landscape Oil Painting / Plein Air and Open Studio Drawing and Painting classes with professional artist Kimberly Daniel.

Dress for the outdoors, bring water if you like, and be prepared to stand and walk through uneven ground. If you prefer your own supplies, bring them -- basic acrylic paints, brushes, paper, and easels will be provided.

For more information, contact Joanwilkesart@gmail.com



 

Mixed Media Art Classes

 

Art Journaling - PeacockArt Journaling and Mindfulness (ONCE WEEKLY)
TUESDAYS, AM or PM
10 AM - 12 PM or 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
March 2, 9, (skip 16), 23, and 30
April 6-27
OR
THURSDAYS, AM ONLY
10 AM - 12 PM
March 4, 11, (skip 18), and 25
April 1, 8, (skip 15 and 22), and 29
Enrichment Center (110 Everbright Ave, Franklin)
Ages: 12 to adult
Cost: $15 each class (join anytime -- fee is pro-rated. $5 additional supply fee PER CLASS, plus one-time $20 book fee) 
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

Now more than ever we all can benefit from learning how to work out thoughts and feelings -- Artist Suzanne Beaumar will show the way in this on-going, 2-hour, once-a-week art journaling class! Enjoy art journaling as a way to try an idea before committing it to a canvas. Learn to use a variety of mediums and techniques as you journal with water-reactive tools that turn your thoughts into background color; see how to reverse write in a big, bold chunky style that showcases a funny thought or fun memory; consider using positive support words to add interest and texture to a page... all of these mindfulness techniques help to calm and relax a racing mind when living in uncertain and stressful times. (Projects will vary from image.) Limited enrollment available due to social distancing.
*An additional supply fee of $5 (cash or check payable to instructor) is due at the beginning of each class, plus a one-time $20 fee for a base journal hand-made by instructor Suzanne Beaumar.  Join anytime -- registration fee will be pro-rated based on number of classes remaining in the month.

For more information, contact the instructor at suzbeaumar@bellsouth.net, or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, (615) 790-5719 x2020.


 

 

 

Art Journaling - PeacockArt Journaling and Mindfulness (ONCE MONTHLY)   
Saturday, April 10    5 SPOTS LEFT!
10AM - 12PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)

Ages: 12 to Adult
Cost: $15 each class ($5 additional supply fee PER CLASS, plus one-time $20 book fee) 
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE  to Register!

Now more than ever we all can benefit from learning how to work out thoughts and feelings -- Artist Suzanne Beaumar will show the way in this on-going, 2-hour weekly art journaling class! Enjoy art journaling as a way to try an idea before committing it to a canvas. Learn to use a variety of mediums and techniques as you journal with water-reactive tools that turn your thoughts into background color; see how to reverse write in a big, bold chunky style that showcases a funny thought or fun memory; consider using positive support words to add interest and texture to a page... all of these mindfulness techniques help to calm and relax a racing mind when living in uncertain and stressful times. (Projects will vary from image.) Limited enrollment available due to social distancing.
*An additional supply fee of $5 (cash or check payable to instructor) is due at the beginning of class, plus a one-time $20 fee for a base journal hand-made by instructor Suzanne Beaumar.  

For more information, contact the instructor at suzbeaumar @bellsouth.net, or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, (615) 790-5719 x2020.
  Junk Journal art  Mixed Media Workshop: Let's Make a Junk Journal! 
Sunday, March 7   4 SPOTS LEFT!
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages 12 to Adult
COST: $35
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

Junk Journals are amazing handmade books that have limitless uses. In this 4-hour mixed media workshop you will learn how to make art papers, and build your very own, one-of-a-kind book that will be ready for art journaling, note taking, score keeping, scrapbooking, doodling... whatever you might do in a sketchbook, notebook, or blank journal.
Students enrolled in a previous Gelli Plate Printmaking workshop will receive a $10 supply fee discount for using their own Gelli Plate created art papers!
For more information, contact the instructor at suzbeaumar @bellsouth.net, or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, (615) 790-5719 x2020.

  MM Gelli Botanical artMixed Media Workshop: Gelli Plate Play! (Botanicals)
Saturday, March 13   5 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
10:00AM - 1:00 PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages 12 to Adult
REDUCED! Cost: $35 $30 (for 3 hours, plus $20 $15 supply fee)
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

MARCH 13 -- Focus is BOTANICALS!
Spend an afternoon with Mixed Media artist Suzanne Beaumar and her gel plates! This workshop is perfect for all skill levels of gel plate monoprinting: Beginners will enjoy learning all about how to pull unique art prints, and those who have worked on gel plates will enjoy learning more tips and tricks. All will have access to Suzanne's vast assortment of masks, stencils, and printmaking tools that she has collected and created over the years.
For more information, contact the instructor at suzbeaumar @bellsouth.net, or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, (615) 790-5719 x2020.

  Mixed Media Geometric patternMixed Media Workshop: Gelli Plate Play! (Geometrics)
Saturday, March 27   5 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM  OR
Sunday, April 11 (Mandala Inspired Designs)  5 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
1:30-4:30 PM   OR
Sunday, April 25 (Steampunk Inspired Designs)  5 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
1:30 - 4:30 PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages 12 to Adult
REDUCED! Cost: $35 $30 (for 3 hours, plus $20 $15 supply fee)
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

DIFFERENT DESIGN INSPIRATIONS for each workshop -- register for them all!
Spend an afternoon with Mixed Media artist Suzanne Beaumar and her gel plates! This workshop is perfect for all skill levels of gel plate monoprinting: Beginners will enjoy learning all about how to pull unique art prints, and those who have worked on gel plates will enjoy learning more tips and tricks. All will have access to Suzanne's vast assortment of masks, stencils, and printmaking tools that she has collected and created over the years.
For more information, contact the instructor at suzbeaumar @bellsouth.net, or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, (615) 790-5719 x2020.

  Daisy artworkMixed Media Workshop: Happy As A Daisy!
Sunday, April 18   5 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages 12 to Adult
Cost: $35 (plus $15 supply fee)
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

Originally created as an art journal spread, this mixed media project is a sweet and colorful opportunity to showcase uplifting sentiments. With richly layered techniques with paints and inks, mark making, stenciling, doodling and hand lettering, this canvas certainly is as happy as the daisies on it! 9"x12" mixed media on canvas.
For more information, contact the instructor at suzbeaumar @bellsouth.net



  Oil Painting Classes
   
  Landscape Oil Painting artworkLandscape Oil Painting / Plein Air
Thursday, March 4    7 SPOTS LEFT!
Thursday, March 11    6 SPOTS LEFT!
Thursday, March 25   7 SPOTS LEFT!
Enrichment Center (110 Everbright Ave)
Ages: 16 to Adult
Cost: $25/class (Register for individual days)
Instructor: Kimberly Daniel

Click HERE to Register!
Join instructor Kimberly Daniel, professional artist and master-degreed educator, to learn the joy of landscape painting with oils. In good weather (preparing for Spring) we will paint outdoors, en Plen Air, like the French Impressionists. Come see Kimberly Daniel's accomplished artwork at her exhibit through the end of February at the Williamson County Enrichment Center (110 Everbright Ave, Academy Park, next to Franklin Library). Limited enrollment allows for social distancing. Beginners to master artists welcome. See supply list on registration page for materials to bring. 
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615)790-5719 x2020

Bob Ross Oil Painting - Secluded ForestBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class -- Secluded Forest Landscape
Saturday, March 13       SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY
12:00 - 3:00PM
OR
Sunday, March 14     SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY
1:30 - 4:30PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 (No additional supply fee)
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame
Click HERE to Register!

Certified Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, leads students of all talent levels through the wet-on-wet technique made famous by Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting. Whether new to painting or an expert, all will enjoy learning the techniques that culminate in a beautiful, finished 12x16 painting in 3 hours. All materials are provided and included. Enrollment is limited to allow for social distancing.

For more information with Franklin Recreation classes, contact PaintingWithQ@gmail.com or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615) 790-5719 x2020

Bob Ross Oil Painting - Secluded ForestBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class -- Secluded Forest Landscape
Saturday, March 20       5 SPOTS LEFT!
12:00 - 3:00PM
OR
Sunday, March 21       3 SPOTS LEFT!
1:30 - 4:30PM
Fairview Recreation Complex (2714 Fairview Blvd W)
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 (No additional supply fee)
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame
Click HERE to Register!

Certified Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, leads students of all talent levels through the wet-on-wet technique made famous by Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting. Whether new to painting or an expert, all will enjoy learning the techniques that culminate in a beautiful, finished 12x16 painting in 3 hours. All materials are provided and included.  Enrollment is limited to allow for Social Distancing.

For more information with Fairview Recreation classes, contact PaintingWithQ@gmail.com or Mike.Arnold@williamsoncounty-tn.gov (615)799-9331 x2314.

Bob Ross Oil Painting - Secluded ForestBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class -- "Secluded Forest Landscape"
Saturday, March 27
12:00 - 3:00PM
Longview Recreation Complex (2909 Commonwealth Dr)
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 (No additional supply fee)
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame
Click HERE to Register!


Certified Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, leads students of all talent levels through the wet-on-wet technique made famous by Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting. Whether new to painting or an expert, all will enjoy learning the techniques that culminate in a beautiful, finished 12x16 painting in 3 hours. All materials are provided and included. Enrollment is limited to allow for social distancing.

For more information with Longview Recreation classes, contact PaintingWithQ@gmail.com or Chase.Cribbs@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615) 302-0971 x 2214.

April_Misty MountainsBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class -- April Misty Mountains Landscape
Saturday, April 10   5 SPOTS LEFT!

12:00 - 3:00 PM
OR
Sunday, April 11   9 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 13 to Adult

Cost: $60 (No additional supply fee)
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame

Click HERE to Register!
Certified Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, leads students of all talent levels through the wet-on-wet technique made famous by Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting. Whether new to painting or an expert, all will enjoy learning the techniques that culminate in a beautiful, finished 12x16 painting in 3 hours. All materials are provided and included.  Enrollment is limited to allow for Social Distancing.
For more information with Franklin Recreation classes, contact PaintingWithQ@gmail.com or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615) 790-5719 x2020



April_Misty MountainsBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class -- April Misty Mountains Landscape
Saturday, April 17       7 SPOTS LEFT!
12:00 - 3:00PM
OR
Sunday, April 18      5 SPOTS LEFT!
1:30 - 4:30PM

Fairview Recreation Complex (2714 Fairview Blvd W)
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 (No additional supply fee)
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame
Click HERE to Register!

Certified Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, leads students of all talent levels through the wet-on-wet technique made famous by Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting. Whether new to painting or an expert, all will enjoy learning the techniques that culminate in a beautiful, finished 12x16 painting in 3 hours. All materials are provided and included.  Enrollment is limited to allow for Social Distancing.

For more information with Fairview Recreation classes, contact PaintingWithQ@gmail.com or Mike.Arnold@williamsoncounty-tn.gov (615)799-9331 x2314.
  April_Misty MountainsBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class -- April Misty Mountains Landscape
Saturday, April 24
12:00 - 3:00PM
Longview Recreation Complex (2909 Commonwealth Drive)
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 (No additional supply fee)
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame
Click HERE to Register!

Certified Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, leads students of all talent levels through the wet-on-wet technique made famous by Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting. Whether new to painting or an expert, all will enjoy learning the techniques that culminate in a beautiful, finished 12x16 painting in 3 hours. All materials are provided and included.  Enrollment is limited to allow for Social Distancing.

For more information with Longview Bob Ross Painting Classes, contact PaintingWithQ@gmail.com or Chase.Cribbs@williamsoncounty-tn.gov (615)302-0971 x 2214.


Bob Ross MAY_Tropical Seascape - CopyBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class -- May Tropical Seascape

COMING SOON!!


Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 (No additional supply fee)
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame
Click HERE to Register!

Certified Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, leads students of all talent levels through the wet-on-wet technique made famous by Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting. Whether new to painting or an expert, all will enjoy learning the techniques that culminate in a beautiful, finished 12x16 painting in 3 hours. All materials are provided and included.  Enrollment is limited to allow for Social Distancing.



   
  Open Studio

 

FB Open Studio 1Open Studio Draw and Paint - FR
Friday, February 26   5 SPOTS LEFT!
Friday, March 12   7 SPOTS LEFT!
Friday, March 26   8 SPOTS LEFT!
11:30AM - 1:30PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Age: 16 to Adult
Cost: $20 each NOW only $15! (Register for each class individually)
Instructor: Kimberly Daniel

Click HERE to Register!
Practice the skills you choose with expert guidance from professional artist/instructor Kimberly Daniel! Students must register in advance to guarantee their space for each week of this Open Studio drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting class. Bring your own project and supplies, or the instructor will provide some for you on your first visit. Get expert tips, artistic collaboration, and support for whatever style of drawing or painting you want to explore. See Kimberly Daniel's art exhibit through the end of February at the WCPR Enrichment Center, next to Franklin Library (110 Everbright Ave.)! Her Open Studio classes will be held at the Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd). Limited enrollment to allow for social distancing.

For more information contact the instructor at Kimberly-Daniel@att.net, or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, (615)790-5719 x2020


   Pottery
  Fairview Pottery hand sculpting on a wheelTeen/Adult Pottery
Tuesdays
9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
Saturdays
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Fairview Rec Center

Ages 13+
Cost: $12 (plus $25 supply per 6 visits)
Instructor: June Lusty

Click HERE to Register!

The same class you know and love, now with online registration!

No experience necessary! For those wanting to work with clay for the first time as well as those who just need a place to master their craft, our pottery class takes all comers. Wheels and kilns on site; make it, bake it, take it right here at the Fairview Rec Center. Don't forget to prepare for a messy and fun time! Please note: projects can take multiple sessions to build, dry, paint, glaze and fire, depending on the scope and size.

Questions? Call Mike Arnold at 615-799-9331 x2314 or email mike.arnold@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

Click HERE for commonly asked questions regarding class modifications due to Covid 19

 

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