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:
2020 Winter Mid Day CraftersMid-Day Crafters
Franklin Recreation Complex
Alternating Mondays
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Ages: 18+
Cost: $30 includes supplies

December 2, 16
January 13, 27
February 10, 24

Instructor: Sarah Humphreys & Joan Wilkes

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Are you forever on Pinterest, but would like a supportive group to dabble with?  Join us on alternating Mondays to explore new crafts with like-minded people.  For only $15 per class we will provide supplies and instruction for one craft each meeting, and the group can share ideas about other projects they have tried or are interested in.  No experience required!  Pre-registration required.

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


2020 Winter Holiday TreesWine Glass Painting
Holiday Trees
Franklin Recreation Complex
Friday 12/6
6:00-8:00 PM
Adults
Cost: $25 per person

Instructor: Tara Allen

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Spend an evening with Tara Allen who will instruct you on how to create a pair of one-of-a-kind wine glasses with a snowy, evergreen scene that is perfect for the holidays! Enjoy music and light refreshments as you paint.  Each participant will paint and take home 2 wine glasses to use for drinking, decorating, candle holders or fill with candy and give as gifts!  This is open to any level and supplies are provided.  NOTE: No wine at the rec center.

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615) 790-5719 x2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
2020 Winter Holiday Ornament PaintingHoliday Ornament Painting
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday 12/7
1:00-3:00 PM
Adults
Cost: $25 per person

Instructor: Tara Allen

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Come and bring the family or make it a girls day out for this fun afternoon holiday ornament painting class.  We will be painting a set of 4 different ornaments for you to enjoy each year as a fun memory.  This is a great activity to do alone or with family and friends.  All supplies are provided. 

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615) 790-5719 x2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
2020 Winter Mixed Media Card Making   WinterMixed Media Card Making
Holiday Theme
Franklin Recreation Complex
Sunday 12/8
1:30-5:30 PM
Adults
Cost: $35 plus $20 supply fee payable to instructor

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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Monoprinting on gel plates is a highly satisfying and increasingly popular trend in mixed media art.  In this 4 hour workshop, participants will spend time creating monoprints with colors and patterns that suit their own holiday palette.  Turning prints into sets of artistic greeting cards.  Students will create twelve 4x6 unique holiday cards and 6 artistic gift tags from their series of monoprints. 

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615) 790-5719 x2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
2020 Winter Mixed Media   Intro to Gel PlateMixed Media Workshop
"Intro Into Gel Plate"

Franklin Recreation Center
Sunday 1/12
1:30-5:30pm
Adults
Cost: $35 plus $15 Supply Fee payable to instructor

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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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.
2020 Winter Not Just For the TreeMixed Media Workshop
Not Just for the Tree
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday 12/14
12:30-4:30 PM
Adults
Cost: $35 plus $15 supply fee payable to instructor

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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Whoever said that Christmas ornaments were just for the tree hasn't seen this quirky Mixed Media piece.  This 4 hour workshop is about building up layers to then paint out what your focal point will become on a 12x12 canvas.  In the first half, learn how to charge your canvas with layers of color and pattern.  The second half is about what some call reverse painting to isolate the focal elements that become your ornaments. 

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
2020 Winter Mixed Media   Whimsical ReindeerMixed Media Workshop
Whimsical Reindeer
Franklin Recreation Complex
Sunday 12/15
1:30-5:30 PM
Adults
Cost: $35 plus $15 supply fee payable to instructor

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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Dasher, Dancer, Prancer or Vixen -- you choose in this 4 hour Mixed Media Workshop.  Learn how to create a whimsical memento from layers of pattern, color and holiday cheer with a variety of mediums and techniques on an 11x14 canvas.  Complete with a bit of added sparkle and personality, your reindeer will be the envy of Santa's sleigh.

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

2020 Winter Gratitude JarPositivity & Gratitude Jar
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday 12/28
1:00-3:00 PM
Ages 16+
Cost: $25 per person

Instructor: Tara Allen

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Get ready for a new year with this fun class painting Positivity & Gratitude jars!  These jars will be a new family tradition, as you full them with positive message throughout 2020 and read them next New Year's to remember how much there is to be grateful for.  These beautiful jars will be a stunning addition to your home decor, while also reminding your family to be mindful of everyday Positivity.  All supplies are provided.

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

winter Wine Glass   Winter TreesWine Glass Painting -- Winter Trees
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday, 2/8
1:00-3:00pm
Ages 16+
Cost: $25

Instructor: Tara Allen

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Spend an evening with Tara Allen, owner of Studio 51, who will instruct you on how to create a fun winter trees scene on a pair of wine glasses. Enjoy some light refreshments as you go step-by-step through the process of building a scene on wine glasses. Each participant will paint and take home one-of-a-kind wine glasses to use for drinking, decorating, candle holders, or fill with candy and give as gifts! This class is open to any level, whether this is your first painting class or you have been painting for years. All supplies are provided. (NOTE: No wine at the Rec Center!) Instructor: Tara Allen.

For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gove or (615)790-5719x2020.
2020 Winter Mixed Media SnowmanMixed Media Workshop
Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday 1/11
12:30-4:30 PM
Adults
Cost: $35 plus $15 supply fee payable to instructor

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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Who wouldn't want to build this sweet mixed media snowman.  Not in your typical winter scene, this wonky, wonderful snowman sits amid layers of unusual elements and vintage cues.  The unusual approach to creating a flurry of movement in pattern and color is a fun exercise in mark-making, stenciling, and paper-piecing on an 11x14 canvas. 

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
2020 Winter Mixed Media BouquetMixed Media Workshop
Bouquet
Franklin Recreation Complex
Sunday 1/19
1:30-5:30 PM
Adults
Cost: $35 plus $15 supply fee payable to instructor

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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Brighten up any space with this sweet little canvas!  Learn how to use stencils as a guide to planning a whimsical little bouquet of flowers, as well as paper-piecing, paints, inks, and collage on a 9x12 canvas.

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
2020 Winter Love JarValentine Love Jar Painting
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday 2/1
1:00-3:00 PM
Adults
Cost: $25

Instructor: Tara Allen

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to register!

What a sweet way to say "I Love You" to someone special in  your life.  A lovely glass jar with blackboard label that invites you to fill it year-round with loving messages or favorite things.  Join instructor Tara Allen for a pleasant afternoon painting your individualized Valentine message on this heart-felt keepsake.  All supplies are provided.

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.
2020 Mixed Media Card Making   ValentineMixed Media Workshop
Gel Plate Valentines
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday 2/1
1:30-5:30 PM
Ages 10-Adult
Cost: $35 plus $20 supply fee payable to instructor

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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Monoprinting with gel plates is a highly satisfying and increasingly popular trend in mixed media art.  In this 4 hour workshop, participants will spend time creating monoprints with colors and patterns that welcome love and affection.  Turning prints into sets of artist greeting cards yields not only one-of-a-kind results, but the process is rewarding time of play in what is addictive and enjoyable art form.  Students will create a variety of unique Valentines Cards from their series on monoprints.

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov
2020 Winter Mixed Media   Layers of LoveMixed Media Workshop
Layers of Love
Franklin Recreation Complex
Sunday 2/9
1:30-4:30 PM
Adults
Cost: $35 plus $15 supply fee payable to instructor

Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

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In this workshop participants will intuitively build layers that speak to them as they are mindful of the inspiration of Love; then will "find" visuals that will then be representation of that theme.  Canvas size is 12x12. 

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020, or joan.wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov
2020 Winter Mixed Media   A Little Birdie Told Me SoMixed Media Workshop
A Little Birdie Told Me
Franklin Recreation Complex
Saturday 2/22
12:30-4:30 PM
Adults
Cost: $35 plus $15 supply fee payable to instructor

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.

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

Enrichment Center Offerings:
2020 Winter Watercolor Holiday ForestWatercolor Landscape
Holiday Forest Scene
Enrichment Center
Tuesday 12/10
6:00-8:00 PM
Ages: 16+
Cost: $50

Instructor: Amanda Harrison

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Join Amanda Harrison for the last Watercolor Landscape of 2019!  This class will feature a wintry holiday inspired forest with greenery and snow as the backdrop.  Build on your watercolor painting skills.  Participants will go home with a finished landscape painting. 

Questions?  Contact Joan Wilkes at (615) 790-5719 x2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov
 2020 Winter watercolor open studioWatercolor Open Studio
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM

December 3
January 14
February 11
February 25

Ages: 16+
Cost: $25

Instructor: Amanda Harrison

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Bring your own ideas and paintings to this open studio.  This will be a chance to start, continue, or finish a watercolor painting of your choice with the guidance of watercolor artist, Amanda Harrison.  Open classroom setting to come and go as needed.  Supplies are provided but you are welcome to bring your own.

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

Winter Basic Drawing ReviseBasic Drawing -- Beginners & Intermediate
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
December 13-17
January 7-28
February 4-25
Age - 16+
Cost: $15 per class
Instructor: Marie Oxnard

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 i a skill that can be learned, and it can be a relaxing activity. Instructor: Marie Oxnard. For more information, contact Marie at (919) 740-2800 or marieoxnard@yahoo.com. Payment should be made at front desk before participating. For more info: Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

2020 Winter Water Color beginnersWatercolor for Beginners
Enrichment Center  
Sundays 2:00-5:00 PM

January 19
February 23
 
Age: 16+
Cost: $60

Instructor: Amanda Harrison


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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.

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

2020 Winter Watercolor Valentine CardWatercolor Valentine Card
Enrichment Center
Tuesday 2/4
6:00-8:00 PM
Adults
Cost: $45

Instructor: Amanda Harrison

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Make your own hand-painted watercolor card for Valentines Day this year!  This workshop will provide all the supplies for this beginner level class on how to paint your custom watercolor card. 

Questions? Contact Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov
2020 Winter Paper Painting   LandscapePaper Painting -- Landscape
Enrichment Center
Thursdays
December 5-19
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 16+
Cost: $50 for 3 classes, WCPR registration fee -- Plus $5 supply fee (cash or check) payable to instructor at start of first class

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 3-week class, students will learn how to manipulate torn-paper letters, textures, and images to form trees, plants, and sky. Students will work on a 5x7 canvas, which will be provided along with all necessary supplies. For a better idea of the process of Paper Painting, please go to Carolyn's website: www.carolynbeehler.com

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

2020 Winter Paper Painting   PortraitsPaper Painting -- Portraits
Enrichment Center
Thursdays 1/9-2/13
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 16+
Cost: $100 for 6 classes, plus additional $5 supply fee (cash or check) payable to instructor at start of first class

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. This 2-hour, 6-week class will explore the most difficult, but most rewarding subject: people! Students can bring in a well-lit self-portrait, or a photo of their choosing (sized to easily scale to 8x10). Canvas and all supplies are provided. For a better idea of the process of Paper Painting, please go to Carolyn's website: www.carolynbeehler.com 

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

Winter Paper Painting   Still LifePaper Painting -- Still Life
Enrichment Center
Thursdays
February 20, 27 and March 5
6:30-8:30pm
Ages: 16+
Cost: $50 for 3 classes, plus additional $5 supply fee (cash or check) payable to instructor at start of first class

Instructor: Carolyn Beehler

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Register!

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 paining. In this class, students will learn how to focus on shape, texture, and lighting, working from Emil Calson's Still Life of an Orange and Cup. Students will work on a 5x7 canvas -- all supplies are provided.


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

Winter Mixed Media for adultsMixed Media Projects for Adults
Enrichment Center
Tuesdays 6:45-8:15 PM

December 12/3-12/17
January 1/14-1/28
February 2/4-2/18

Adults
Cost: $40 plus $15 supply fee

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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 at 615-790-5719 x2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov


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

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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 Erin.Williams@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or call 615-786-0200 ext. 2417


 

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

FV Santa Stop Here PosterMixed Media Workshop: Santa Stop Here!
Fairview Rec Center
Wednesday, 12/11
10:30a-2:30p

Ages: 18+
$35, plus $15 supply fee payable to instructor
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Reg# 16144

In 4 hours, this mixed media workshop will teach you about layering holiday color and pattern to create a fun backdrop for a bold feature element that invites the jolliest of elves to visit! 12"x12" mixed media on canvas.

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at 615-799-9331 x2315
Watercolor   GouacheWatercolor & Gouache
Fairview Rec Center
Tuesday Nights 1/7-2/11
7:00-8:30p
Reg#16355
Thursday Mornings 1/9-2/13
10:00-11:30a
Reg# 16358
Adults 
$120
Instructor: Hannah Rowell

Students will explore watercolor and gouache techniques. Projects will be introduced for beginners and can be modified for more advanced painters. Instructor will provide demonstrations and individual guidance throught the projects.

Questions? Contact Andrew Hawken at 615-799-9331 x2315 or Hannah Rowell at 615-513-3752

 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!



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