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

Playful Palette: Rose on Wood painting by instructor Joan WilkesPlayful Palette: Rose on Wood
Franklin Rec Center
Wednesday, May 19
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Ages: 10 & up
Cost: $25
Instructor: Joan Wilkes

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Join instructor Joan Wilkes to paint this lovely rose on 8x10 wood panel using acrylic paints. All experience levels welcome; all materials provided! 

For more information, contact the instructor at Joanwilkesart@gmail.com, or Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov 


Cherry Blossoms on CanvasSpring Paint Party: Cherry Blossoms on Canvas
Franklin Rec Center
Tuesday May 25, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
Ages: 17 & up
Cost: $25
Instructor: Jann Stephens

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Join Jann Stephens 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 this wonderful, decorative Cherry Blossom Tree, enhanced with your own preferred colors and personal touches, in acrylics on 8x10 canvas, 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 Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Spring Paint Party: Flower Truck on WoodSpring Paint Party: Flower Truck on Wood
Franklin Rec Center
Ages: 17 & up
Cost: $25
Instructor: Jann Stephens

Sunday May 23, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
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Thursday May 27, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

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Join Jann Stephens 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 this wonderful, whimsical Flower Truck, enhanced with your own preferred colors and personal touches, in acrylics on a 10x10 wood block, 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 Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Blooming Trees Magnolia PaintingBlossoming Trees
Acrylic or Oil Painting
Enrichment Center
Monday, May 24
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Ages: 17 & up
Cost: $30 ($25 supply fee, or bring your own supplies)
Instructor: Nancy Higgins

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During this 2 hour art class, you can choose either acrylic or oil paints and the instructor will guide you in creating your own Blossoming Tree painting that you can be proud of. You can bring your own supplies or the instructor can provide them for you for a supply fee of $25.

For more information, contact Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Roses, Roses, Roses acrylic or oil paintingRoses, Roses, Roses Up Close
Acrylic or Oil Painting
Nolensville Recreation Complex (7250 Nolensville Rd)
Saturday, June 19
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ages: 17 & up
Cost: $30 ($25 supply fee or bring your own supplies)
Instructor: Nancy Higgins

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During this 2 hour art class, you can choose either acrylic or oil paints and the instructor will guide you in creating your own up close rose painting that you can be proud of. You can bring your own supplies or the instructor can provide them for you for a supply fee of $25.

For more information, contact Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


 

Daisies in a Jar Painting by Instructor Jann StephensSpring Paint Party: Daisies in a Jar
Franklin Recreation Center
Ages: 17 & up
Cost: $25
Instructor: Jann Stephens

Sunday June 13, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
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Wednesday June 16, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

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Join Jann Stephens 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 this wonderful, Daisies in a Jar, enhanced with your own preferred colors and personal touches, in acrylics on a 10x10 wood block, 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 Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov



American Barn Painting by instructor Jann StephensSpring Paint Party: American Barn
Franklin Recreation Center
Ages: 17 & up
Cost: $25
Instructor: Jann Stephens

Wednesday June 23, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
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Sunday June 27, 1:30 - 3:30 PM

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Join Jann Stephens 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 this wonderful, American Barn, enhanced with your own preferred colors and personal touches, in acrylics on a 10x10 wood block, 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 Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Outdoor paintingPlayful Palette: Acrylic Painting Practice with Friends
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Wednesdays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages 12 to Adult
Cost: $10
Instructor: Joan Wilkes 

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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 the instructor at Joanwilkesart@gmail.com, or Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov 


Watercolor

Watercolor sail boat paintingSet Sail Watercolor Art
Enrichment Center (110 Everbright Ave)
Monday June 7
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ages: 17 & up
Cost: $30 ($25 supply fee or bring your own supplies)
Instructor: Nancy Higgins

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During this 2 hour art class, you will use watercolors to create a one of a kind sailboat painting to be proud of. 

For more information, contact Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


 

Mixed Media Art Classes

MM Art Journaling - Dragonfly Simplicity - CopyWeekly Art Journaling and Mindfulness
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

June Classes: 
Tuesdays from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
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Tuesdays from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Thursdays from 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

July Classes:
Tuesdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
- AND/OR - 
Tuesdays from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Thursdays from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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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 Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Oil Painting Classes

Landscape Oil Painting artworkLandscape Oil Painting / Plein Air
Ages: 16 to Adult
Cost: $25/class (Register for individual days)
Instructor: Kimberly Daniel

Friday May 14, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
- OR -
Friday June 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Join instructor Kimberly Daniel, professional artist and master-degreed educator, to learn the joy of landscape painting with oils. In good weather, we will paint outdoors, en Plein Air, like the French Impressionists. Limited enrollment allows for social distancing. Beginners to master artists welcome. See supply list on registration page for suggested materials to bring. 

For more information, contact Amber Morris at Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Bob Ross MAY Tropical SeascapeBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class
Tropical Seascape
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame

Fairview Recreation Complex (2714 Fairview Blvd W)
Saturday, May 15 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 16 From 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Longview Recreation Complex (2909 Commonwealth Drive)
Saturday, May 22 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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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 contact the instructor at PaintingWithQ@gmail.com, or Franklin Classes Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, or Fairview Classes Mike.Arnold@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, or Longview Classes Chase.Cribbs@williamsoncounty-tn.gov  


June_Peaceful ReflectionsBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class
June Peaceful Reflections
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame

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Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Saturday, June 12 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, June 13 from 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Fairview Recreation Complex (2714 Fairview Blvd W)
Saturday, June 19 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, May 20 From 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Longview Recreation Complex (2909 Commonwealth Drive)
Saturday, June 26 from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nolensville Recreation Complex (7250 Nolensville Road)
Sunday, June 27 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


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 contact the instructor at PaintingWithQ@gmail.com, or Franklin Classes Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, or Fairview Classes Mike.Arnold@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, or Longview Classes Chase.Cribbs@williamsoncounty-tn.gov 


 

Open Studio
FB Open StudioOpen Studio Draw & Paint
Franklin Recreation Complex
Ages: 16 to adult
Cost: $15 per class
Instructor: Kimberly Daniel

Friday May 14, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Cancelled)
- OR -
Friday June 11, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

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Students must register in advance for this Open Studio drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting class. Bring your own project and supplies -- get expert tips, collaboration, and support. Instructor: Kimberly Daniel, professional artist and master-degreed educator. Limited enrollment due to social distancing.

For more information contact the instructor, Kimberly Daniel at Kimberly-Daniel@att.net or Amber.Morris@williamsoncounty-tn.gov , 615-790-5719 ext. 2044


Pottery
Pottery piecesPottery
Fairview Rec Center
Ages: 13 to adult
Cost: $12 per class ($25 supply fee due every 6 classes)
Instructor: June Lutsy


Ongoing
Tuesdays 9:00 AM - Noon
Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturdays 9:00 AM - Noon (Excluding May 8, 15, 22 & 29)

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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. We suggest you prepare for a messy and fun time!! *Please note: projects can the multiple sessions to build, dry, paint, glaze and fire, depending on the scope and size.

Additional $25 supply fee for every six visits made payable to instructor, June Lusty.

For more contact Mike Arnold at 615-799-9331 ext 2314 or Mike.Arnold@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

 

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