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
Santa (Jann Stephens)  (Facebook Post)Fall Paint Party - Santa
Franklin Recreation Center 
Tuesday, November 9 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 

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Tuesday, November 30 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Ages: 10 and up 
Cost: $ 30.00 
Instructor: Jann Stephens 

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A fun acrylic painting for all to see at Christmas time! This 11"x14" canvas of Santa will bring a smile to anyone's face. You can personalize your Santa with team colors and ornaments!  Limited spaces available. Pre-registration required.


For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.  


Holiday Sleds with Kris flyer  (Facebook Post) (2)Holiday Sleds with Kris Salva
Franklin Recreation Center 
Tuesday, November 9 from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 
Ages: 16 and up
Cost: $45.00 (includes supplies) 
Instructor: Kris Salva 

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Nothing says holidays and winter quite like festively decorated sleds! Join Kris Salva to create your own sled, choosing from four different holiday designs. Please consult the images in the "extra details" margin of the registration page to select which image you'd like to paint. Email Kris at krissalva@comcast.net by November 2 to place your design order!  Limited spacing available; pre-registration required.

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.  

Happy Snowman  (Facebook Post)Fall Paint Party - Happy Snowman
Franklin Recreation Center 
Wednesday, November 10 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Ages: 10 and up 
Cost: $30.00 
Instructor: Jann Stephens 

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This 11"x14" acrylic painting of a Happy Snowman will make any snow day complete! Personalize his or her scarf... come join the fun!  Limited spaces available. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.  

Team snowman! (Jann) 8.5x11 (Facebook Post)Fall Paint Party - Team Snowman
Franklin Recreation Center
Thursday, November 11 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Ages: 18 and up 
Cost: $25.00 
Instructor: Jann Stephens 

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Come create a cute snowman bearing your favorite team's flag and colorful accessories! Show your school spirit and have a great time in the process!  Limited spacing available. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.  


Social Media post for House Beautiful in Acrylics for October (1)House Beautiful - Painted in Acrylics 
Franklin Recreation Center 
Monday, November 15 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Ages: 18 and above
Cost: $30.00 
Instructor: Joan Wilkes 

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Is there a house or building you have always wanted to paint?
Join acrylic painting instructor Joan Wilkes as she guides students of all experience levels (even beginners) through the process of creating a treasured keepsake to display or gift!
 
Send a good photo of the house/building you want to paint to joanwilkesart@gmail.com as soon as you can -- at least a week before class -- so the instructor can transfer the outline to your 9x12 canvas. Maximum 8 students to ensure social distancing and individualized instruction.
All materials provided (paint, brushes, 9x12 canvas).  Limited spacing; pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.  

Glow in the Dark Paint Pals with Kris Salva Facebook postGlow-in-the-Dark Paint Pals with Kris Salva 
Franklin Recreation Center 
Thursday, October 28 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM 
Ages: 8 and above 
Cost: $25.00  + a $ 10.00 supply fee due to the instructor
Instructor: Kris Salva 

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Come create a spooky and spectacular glow-in-the-dark painting with artist Kris Salva! Bring your favorite pal (grandparent/grandchild, best friends, siblings, etc.) to create this fun Halloween themed project with you. One person registers and the other person comes along for the paint pal experience!  Images will be drawn on a canvas and ready for the glow-in-the-dark treatment! You and your paint pal are guaranteed a fun time and pride in a unique painting project!  Limited spaces available; pre-registration is required. All cancellations must be processed with Shannon; any cancellation, barring an emergency, requires a 48 hour notice.

* Image will be different than the advertisement


For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.  


Art Fundamentals/Elements of Art

Copy of Practical Color Theory flyer for websitePractical Color Theory
Thursday, October 21 - November 11 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
Ages: 18 and above 
Cost: $120.00 ( $30.00 per class) + $15.00 supply fee
Instructor: Elizabeth Sanford 

Explore the practical side of color theory! Learn basic properties that affect the way color works in any medium. Discover how to see color more accurately and how to mix the colors you want more consistently. Find out how to banish "mud" from your paintings and experience the rewards of working with a simplified palette.  Limited space - Pre-registration is required. Please note a $15.00 supply fee, due to instructor the first class. All levels are welcome, including beginners.

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.  


Mixed Media Art Classes

Oil Painting Classes
Bob Ross Fall Sunset SocialBob Ross Certified Oil Painting
Fall Sunset
Ages: 13 to adult
Cost: $60
Instructor Quintin Burlingame

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Fairview (2714 Fairview BLVD. W)
Saturday, October 23rd 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nolensville (7250 Nolensville Road)
Sunday, October 24 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 and Pre-registration is required. 

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.

November 2021 Bob Ross Mountain Cabin (8.5 x 11 in) (Facebook Post)Bob Ross Certified Oil Painting
Mountain Cabin 
Ages 13 and up 
Cost: $60.00 
Instructor: Quintin Burlingham

Click here to register! 

Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Road) 
Saturday, November 13 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM 
Sunday, November 14 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM 

Longview Recreation Center (2909 Commonwealth Drive) 
Saturday, November 20 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM 
Sunday, November 21 from 2:00-5:00 PM 

Fairview Recreation Center (2714 Fairview BLVD W.) 
Saturday, November 27 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM 

Nolensville Recreation Center (7720 Nolensville Road) 
Sunday, November 28 from 2:00- 5:00 PM 

Join certified Ross instructor Quintin Burlingham as he leads students of all skill levels through the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet Technique. This was made famous on the PBS program The Joy of Painting. Students of all abilities will learn the techniques that culminate in a beautiful, finished 12x16 oil painting in just three hours.  Workshops are offered monthly at the Williamson County Recreation Complexes in Franklin, Fairview, Longview (Spring Hill) and Nolensville. Classes are for ages 13 and above; all supplies included.  Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting, CRI and related logos are registered trademarks of Bob Ross Inc. 

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.



Photography
Social media post for Marcie Kindred landscape photographyLandscape Photography with Marcie Kindred 
The Park at Harlinsdale Farms (239 Franklin Road) - meet at entrance parking lot
Saturday, October 23 from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
Ages: 16 and up 
Cost: $35.00 
Instructor: Marcie Kindred 

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Marcie Kindred knows landscapes... and photography... and she is here to help you get a great capture at The Park at Harlinsdale.  Using composition, lighting, shapes, color, focal interest, patterns and understanding the differences between limited and great depths of field Marcie will guide you towards the breathtaking photos you dream about.  Please bring a smartphone or a digital camera. A rain day of October 24th is included.  Please meet at the main entrance parking lot at Harlinsdale (not the dog park!) Limited spacing available. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.

Mamarazzi social media graphic  with the babyMamarazzi Photography Workshop 
Franklin Recreation Center 
Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 
Ages: 18 and up 
Cost: $ 75.00 
Instructor: Marcie Kindred 

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Professional photographer Marcie Kindred is here to help you get terrific pictures during the holidays and beyond!  Using composition, lighting, shapes, color, focal interest, patterns and understanding the differences between limited and great depths of field Marcie will help you take stunning pictures of children, parents, siblings, friends... and just in time for Thanksgiving and winter holidays!  Smartphones or digital cameras work equally well for this class!  Limited spacing available. Pre-registration is required.

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.

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

Ongoing
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 Mike.Arnold@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

Watercolor 
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Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Road) 
Tuesday, November 16
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ages: 18 and up
Cost: $25.00 + $10.00 Supply Fee payable to instructor 
Instructor: Sarah Arace  

Click here to register! 

This beginner friendly two hour class will go over brush techniques and different ways of using watercolor paints on cold pressed paper. Participants will use watercolor paints and ink to create three to four small-medium pieces, using their imagination as artistic muse. Perfect class for giving one's inner child permission to play!  

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.

Watercolor 101 (Sarah Arace)  (Facebook Post)Watercolor 101
Location: Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Road) 
Dates: November 4- December 9 (All Thursdays except November 25, Thanksgiving Day) 
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Ages: 18 and above 
Cost: $ 140.00 ( $28.00 per class) + a one time $20.00 supply fee, first day of class

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This beginner series will go over the steps to create a beautiful water painting in the style of students' choice. Participants will take home two nuanced paintings and a whole spectrum of knowledge that ranges from brush techniques to economical on-line supply buying.  
Limited spacing' pre-registration is required. A $20.00 supply fee is due to the instructor the first day of class. 

For more information, contact Shannon Freeman at shannon.freeman@williamsoncounty-tn.gov.  Refund/Credit/Transfer request must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours in advance of the start of class to Shannon Freeman.

 

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