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:
funky dogMixed Media Workshop: "Funky Dog"
Franklin Recreation Center
Sunday, September 15
1:30-5:30pm
Adults

Cost: $35 payable to WCPR online, plus $15 Supply Fee payable to instructor day of class

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

An art-filled 4 hour workshop that is about building layers and "finding" your focal imagers... The first half is spend layering color and pattern with color blocking, stenciling, doodling, and mark making to create a foundation for our Funky Dog. The second half of the workshop is for painting out the background to flesh out the dog and feature elements. Further exploration in color and pattern will define and detail this wonderfully whimsical 9"x 12" canvas. Alternately, participants can create a whimsical cat in place of the dog.

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615) 790-5719 x2020 or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

Painting with YaraPainting with Yara
Franklin Recreation Center
Thursdays, September 12, 19, and 26
4:00-6:00pm
All ages
Cost: $20 payment to be made at front desk prior to entering the workshop for class
Instructor: Yara Stagner

Are you interested in finding your inner painter? This is the class for you! Perfect class for the beginner or advanced student. This is an open workshop for painting, and does NOT require pre-registration. Payment must be made at front desk prior to entering the workshop for class. New students are welcome to join anytime. Call instructor Yara Stagner for supply list at 615-485-9839.

Questions? Contact Joan.Wilkes@Williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615) 790-5719 x2020.


time fliesMixed Media Workshop: "Time Flies"
Franklin Recreation Center
Sunday, September 29
1:30-5:30pm

Adults

Cost: $35 payable to WCPR online, plus $20 Supply Fee payable to instructor day of class.
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

Make a whimsical reminder of how fast time flies with this unique mixed media art piece... a collage with a vintage feel that supports the focal element of a flying clock and support sentiment made out of letter tiles. Rich in old-fashioned, steampunk-like colors and patterns, this project is a timeless nod to taking time to remember the little things we enjoy... 11"x14" canvas.


Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

mixed media hocus pocus RecoveredMixed Media Workshop: "Hocus Pocus"
Franklin Recreation Center
Saturday, October 5
1:30-5:30pm

Adults
Cost: $35 payable to WCPR online, plus $15 Supply Fee payable to instructor day of class
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

This wonderful, whimsical, mixed media workshop project is a nod to vintage Halloween decor. Layer color and pattern with a variety of mediums and techniques as a foundation for the graphic 'fraidy cat. Each participant can choose how spooky or whimsical their old-fashioned cat image and support elements will be. Just in time to set the mood for the Fall!

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

intuitive pumpkins RecoveredMixed Media Workshop: "Intuitive Pumpkins"
Franklin Recreation Center
Sunday, October 27
1:30-5:30

Adults
Cost: $35 payable to WCPR online, plus $20 Supply Fee payable to instructor day of class
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

Carve out a stack of patterned pumpkins in this 4-hour mixed media workshop. Start with layering fall colors with paint and pens, stencils, and stamping... then paint out your pumpkins with a reductive painting technique that puts the background you began with into the foreground, and affords you more opportunity for added color and pattern in your artwork... A wonderful piece to set the mood for Harvest, Halloween, and even thru Thanksgiving! Mixed media on 10"x20" canvas.

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615) 790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

whats on the menuMixed Media Workshop: "What's on the Menu?"
Franklin Recreation Center
Saturday, November 9
1:30-5:30pm

Adults
Cost: $35 payable to WCPR online, plus $20 Supply Fee payable to instructor day of class
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

Collage in Fall colors and patterns set the foundation for a creative "faux chalkboard" menu sign that will be the highlight of any Thanksgiving meal. Inspired by trendy chalkboard-esque signs, this art piece will be the anchor for holiday meals for years to come. Create a layered collage themed in Fall colors and thankful sentiments, paint in the "menu" foundation, and learn how to spotlight each year's big meal on this 10"x20" canvas.

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

mixed media intro into gel plateMixed Media Workshop: "Intro Into Gel Plate"
Franklin Recreation Center
Sunday, November 17
1:30-5:30pm

Adults
Cost: $35 payable to WCPR online, plus $15 Supply Fee payable to instructor day of class
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

Gel Plate Mono printing 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 mono printing will still enjoy learning tips and tricks, as well as having the opportunity to utilize truly unique printing tools (stencils, stamps, and masks) that the artist brings from her own growing stash of original designs...

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


Enrichment Center Offerings:
 

botonaical flower watercolorsBotanical Watercolor 
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays, Aug 6-27, 6pm-8pm

Saturday, Sept 14 9:00am-12:00pm AND Sunday, Sept 15 1:30-4:30pm
Monday, Oct 21, 6:00-8:30pm AND Thursday, Oct 24, 6:00-8:30pm
Saturday, Nov 16, 9:00am-12:00pm AND Sunday, Nov 17, 1:30-4:30pm

Adults
Cost: $40
Instructor: Mary Gwyn Bowen
(615)975-0616

Click HERE  to Register!

If you love flowers, join us in learning an easy way to keep them forever! In this class we will be capturing the beauty of live flowers using simple watercolor techniques in the style of the nineteenth century Botanical Painters... NO experience necessary!
*Please note these workshops require you to attend 2 days each.
 

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at 615-790-5719, ext. 2020 or
Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

summer mary gwyn birdsBirds Oil Painting
Enrichment Center
Mondays, 6pm-8pm
Aug 5-26

Monday and Thursday, Sept 9 and 12, 6:00-8:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday, Oct 1 and 3, 6:00-8:30pm
Tuesday and Thursday, Nov 5 and 7, 6:00-8:30pm

Adults
Cost: $40

Click HERE  to Register!

Bird lovers unite in this exciting oil painting class for beginners to the most experienced artist. No experience necessary.
Instructor: Mary Gwyn Bowen

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at 615-790-5719, ext. 2020 or
Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.

Basic DrawingBASIC DRAWING - Beginners & Intermediate 
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm

August 6-27
September 3-10
October 1-29
November 5-19

Ages: 18+
Cost: $15 per class (Drop in program, no registration required!)

This is an ongoing drop in class and 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 can be a relaxing activity.

*Payment must be made at the front desk prior to entering class. Instructor: Marie Oxnard. Call Marie at 919-740-2800 or marieoxnard@yahoo.com for more information

summer watercolor open studio
Open Watercolor Studio
Enrichment Center
Sunday, August 18
1:30 to 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
Cost: $25

Click HERE to Register!

Bring your own ideas and paintings - this will be a chance to start, continue, or finish a watercolor painting with the guidance of Amanda Harrison.

For more information contact Amanda at amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com or 615-582-8938

Watercolor for beginnersWatercolor for Beginners
Enrichment Center

Sunday, September 15, 2-5pm  

Sunday, October 13, 2-5pm   
Sunday, November 17, 2-5pm   


Ages: 16+
Cost: $60


Click HERE to Register!

Join us for a fun afternoon of learning foundations to watercolor painting. We will cover what kind of materials to use, color theory, and different techniques to create many types of looks that watercolor can achieve. At the end of the class, you will go home with a fully painted landscape, shopping list suggestions, and all instructions from the class. This class is for anyone aged 16 and up, and is great for beginners. Supplies provided.

For information, contact instructor: Amanda Harrison. Amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com or (615)582-8938.

water color rainbow trout RecoveredWatercolor Workshop: Tennessee Rainbow Trout
Enrichment Center
Tuesday, September 10
6:00-8:00pm
Ages: 16+
Cost: $40

Click HERE to Register!

Join watercolor artist Amanda Harrison for a class on how to paint a Tennessee Rainbow Trout. This class is to build on the skills learned in the Watercolor for Beginners Workshop, or if you already have experience.

*Supplies are provided.

For information, contact instructor Amanda Harrison, amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com or (615)582-8938.

spring watercolor home portrait workshopWatercolor Home Portrait Workshop
Enrichment Center
Sunday, September 29
1:30-4:30pm
Age: 16+
Cost: $75

Click HERE to Register!

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.

*Students must e-mail a high quality photo of their home to instructor before class.
*Supplies provided.

For information, contact instructor: Amanda Harrison  amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com  (615)582-8938.

tennesse barnsWatercolor Landscape: Tennessee Barns
Enrichment Center
Tuesday, October 22
6:00-8:00pm
Age: 16+
Cost: $50.00

Click HERE to Register!

Join watercolor artist Amanda Harrison for a class on how to paint a Tennessee Barn fall landscape. This class is to build on the skills learned in the Watercolor for Beginner's Workshop, or if you already have experience.
*Supplies are provided.

For information, contact instructor: Amanda Harrison  amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com  (615)582-8938.

pet watercolorWatercolor Pet Portrait Workshop
Enrichment Center
Sunday, November 3, 1:30-4:30pm
Ages: 16+
Cost: $75

Click HERE to Register!

Join watercolor artist Amanda Harrison for this workshop on painting pet portraits. Students will be guided through sketching their pet from a photograph, painting in textures, adding ink and details.

*Students must e-mail a high quality photo of their pet to instructor before class.
*Supplies provided.

For information, contact instructor: Amanda Harrison   amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com   (615)582-8938.


summer suzanne journalingMixed Media Canvas Art For Seniors
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays, Aug 13-27
10am-12pm
Seniors
Cost: $45 + $10 supply fee

Click HERE to Register!

Join artist, Suzanne Beaumar, to create monthly inspired mixed media canvas art.

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at 615-790-5719, ext. 2020 or
Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
Mixed media art journaling for adultsMixed Media: Art Journaling for Adults
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays, 10am-12pm

September 10, 17, & 24
October 8, 15, & 22
November 5, 12, & 19

Adults
Cost: $45 per 3-class session payable to WCPR online, plus $10 Supply Fee payable to instructor at first class each session.
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

Art Journaling is an opportunity to experiment in an informal style, and affords each page a place to add introspection and a personal voice. In this mixed media class, participants will explore a variety of art mediums and techniques that layer and build towards a finished art journal page each month. Each month's featured methods and inspiration support seasonal happenings and cues. Techniques and mediums will vary monthly to best support each month's page...

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

mixed media projects for teensMixed Media: Projects for Teens
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:30pm

September 10, 17, & 24
October 8, 15, & 22
November 5, 12, & 19

Ages: Teens

COST: $40 per session payable to WCPR online, plus $15 Supply Fee payable to instructor at first class each session
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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 session. Learn about gel plate mono printing, reductive painting, and how to add depth and interest to your artwork with various methods. September's focus: Mono printing, fall colors and inspiration...

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes, Joan.Wilkes@willimasoncounty-tn.gov  or (615)790-5719 x2020.


mixed media for adults allMixed Media: Projects for Adults
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays, 6:45-8:15pm

September 10, 17, & 24
October 8, 15, &22
November 5, 12, & 19

Adults
COST: $40 per session payable to WCPR online, plus $15 Supply Fee payable to instructor at first class each session
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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 mono printing, reductive painting, and how to add depth and interest to your artwork with various methods. September's focus: Mono printing -- Fall colors and inspiration...

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



rymanWatercolor Architecture Workshop: The Ryman Auditorium
Enrichment Center
Tuesday, November 12
5:30pm-8:30pm
Ages: 16+
Cost: $60

Click HERE to Register!

Watercolor Architecture Workshop is a class for intermediate to advanced students, but includes ample instruction. In this workshop you will paint iconic architectural style paintings that will also involve sketching and ink work to develop your own style. This month we will be painting the iconic & historic Ryman Auditorium, one of Nashville's favorite landmarks.

For information, contact instructor Amanda Harrison, amandaharrisondesigns@gmail.com.




Nolensville Offerings:

NV Open Studio Fall 2019Open Studio with Kreative Kat
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 Williams at 615-786-0200 ext. 2417 or at Erin.Williams@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.



Fairview Offerings:
FV PotteryTEEN / ADULT POTTERY
Fairview Recreation Complex
Tuesdays 11:00am-3:00pm
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

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