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

Bike with Flowers graphicBike with Flowers
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Road)
Wednesday August 18 
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Cost: $25.00
Instructor: Jann Stephens 

Click here to register! 

Join Jann Stephens as she takes you on a whimsical journey. You will paint a colorful bike with beautiful sunflowers on a 10x10 piece of wood. It is all so vivid you can experience it with each of your senses!

For more information contact Shannon Freeman at


Tennessee Pride graphicTennessee Pride Acrylic on Wood 
Franklin Rec Center (1120 Hillsboro Road) 
Ages: 16 and up
Cost: $25.00 
Instructor: Jann Stephens  

August 15 from 1:30 - 3:30 PM
- or -
August 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM 

Click here to register!
Come create something that will show your pride for our Tennessee Vols! Join Jann Stephens as she pumps up the crowd, guiding you through painting a wooden piece that showcases Tennessee Home spirit!  This would make a perfect gift for the number one Tennessee fan in your life... but if you're the most dedicated fan you know you can always keep it for yourself! Space is limited, sign up today!

For more information contact Shannon Freeman at Shannon Freeman at

American Barn with Sunflowers graphicAmerican Barn with Sunflowers
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Road)
Wednesday August 25
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Ages: 16 and up
Cost: $25.00 
Instructor: Jann Stephens 

Click here to register! 

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 with Sunflowers, 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 and Pre-Registration required.

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at or 615-790-5719 x 2020.

Inside & out Painting photo with JoanInside & Out Painting with Joan 
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Road) 
Wednesdays from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 10.5 and up 

Cost : $15.00 
Instructor: Joan Wilkes 

Click here to register!  

Interested in 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. You will be hosted by WCPR instructor and painting enthusiast Joan Wilkes -- who encourages everyone to pick up a paintbrush and enjoy recreating the beauty that is all around. (Watercolor, chalk, and charcoal artists welcome!) Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited.

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 or Shannon Freeman at

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

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

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, or Shannon Freeman at


Felting with Troy graphic

  Felting with Troy
  Franklin Recreation Center
  Saturday August 14
  10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Ages: 16 & up
  Cost: $ 50.00 (supplies included)

  Instructor: Troy Lacey
   Click here to register! 

 Make your own greeting cards or postcards! This is a fun and quick way to make your own special cards- for the holidays, that special occasion, or just to send a little bit of cheer to a friend. We're furnishing all the supplies, so   just bring your imagination (or a couple of pics) and join us!

For more information contact Shannon Freeman at

Oil Painting Classes
Bob Ross Enchanted Falls graphicBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class
August Enchanted Falls
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame

Click HERE to register. 

Fairview (2714 Fairview BLVD. W) 
Sunday, August 15th 2-5pm

Franklin (1120 Hillsboro Road) 
Saturday, August 21st 12-3pm
Sunday, August 22nd 2-5pm

Longview  (2909 Commonwealth BLVD.)
Saturday, August 28th 12-3pm  

Nolensville (7250 Nolensville Road)
unday, August 29th 2-5pm

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 contact the instructor at or Art Coordinator Shannon Freeman at

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

Tuesdays 9:00 AM - Noon
Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturdays 9:00 AM - Noon 

Click Here to register!

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

Home School Art

Home School ArtPottery
Fairview Recreation Center
August 5 - September 9
9:00 - 10:30 AM
Cost: $40 + $25 Supply Fee 
Ages: 10 - 17

Color Wheel
Fairview Recreation Center
September 16 - October 21
Cost: $72 +$25 Supply Fee
Ages 6-10 (9:00-10:30AM) 11 - 17 (10:30 - 12:00 PM)

Click here to Register! 

Williamson County is proud to announce that we will be offering 6-week art programs for home school students in Middle Tennessee. This will be held at the Fairview Recreation Center on Thursday mornings. These programs will go over a variety of techniques and instruction to help foster the enjoyment of pottery and painting. Don't forget to dress for the mess and ask about our sibling discount! 

For more information, contact Mike Arnold at 


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