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.

 

Acrylic Painting

Holiday Paint Party - Wreath of Joy!Holiday Paint Party - Wreath of Joy
Sunday, December 6
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 12 to adult
Cost: $25 (NO additional supply fees)
Instructor: Jann Stephens

Click HERE to Register!

New to WCPR, local instructor Jann Stephens is offering this fun, decorative piece to brighten your home for the holidays! For less than you would spend on supplies, you will enjoy painting this wonderful, festive wreath with your own message or monogram in acrylics on 10"x10" whitewashed wood, 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 Joan.Wilkes@williamson-tn.govor (615)790-5719 x2020

Mixed Media Art Classes

Mixed Media holiday imagesMerry Mixed Media - Choose Your Own Artsy Get-Together!
YOU PICK the DAY: Any day in November or December (except Mondays/Tuesdays)
YOU PICK the TIME: See options in registration link
YOU PICK the PROJECT: From among 3 Mixed Media choices
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
or WCPR Enrichment Center (110 Everbright Ave - limited hours)
Ages: 12 to Adult
Cost: Depends on project - $25, $30, or $35 plus supply fee
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE for Registration details:

Celebrate the holidays this season with the gift of art and time spent with friends creating memories together! Your private small group (minimum 3, maximum 8) can enjoy a seasonal Mixed Media art event with local artist Suzanne Beaumar. Choose from three project types, each wonderfully unique Mixed Media gems.
Option 1: Small (9x12) Holiday Canvas -- This rewarding art journaling style and process allows each person's unique flavor to lead their choices to yield truly wonderful and highly personalized results. (2-1/2 hours, $25/person registration fee plus $10 supply fee)
Option 2: Ornaments: Choose Mixed Media Style OR Chalkboard Snowman. (3 hours, $30/person plus $10 supply fee)
Option 3: Holiday Canvas: Choose between Whimsical Snowman (11x14), Chalkboard-esque Ornaments (12x12), OR Santa (11x14) -- (4 hours, $35/person plus $20 supply fee) 
Contact WCPR's Joan Wilkes at (615)790-5719 x2020 or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov to reserve a day/time convenient to your group, and we will send you a link to register for the activity your group chooses.


Art Journaling - PeacockArt Journaling and Mindfulness (Weekly)
Tuesdays 10 AM - 12 PM or 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
December 1-16
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

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 weekly 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 left in the month.

For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615)790-5719 x2020.


MM Santa artMixed Media Workshop: Santa!
Saturday, December 5    2 SPOTS LEFT!
10:00AM - 2:00 PM
Franklin Rec Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages 12 to Adult
Cost: $35 (plus $25 supply fee)
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

Santa! We love him! And what better way to show Santa some love than by creating your own whimsical mixed media art piece featuring a folk art inspired version of the jolly old soul! A layer of stamped tissue rich in all things Christmas ephemera forms the base for this wonderful canvas. Layers of paint, India ink, sparkle, collage, and paint pens build a truly unique piece... 12x16 canvas. Limited enrollment due to social distancing. Ages 12 to Adult. *Supply fee of $25 due to instructor Suzanne Beaumar in cash or check at the beginning of class.

For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615)790-5719 x2020
Christmas ornaments, acrylic painting on canvasMixed Media Workshop: Not Just for the Tree
Saturday, December 12   3 SPOTS LEFT!
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Franklin Rec Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages 12 to Adult
Cost: $35 (plus $20 supply fee)
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

Whoever said Christmas ornaments were just for the tree hasn't seen this quirky Mixed Media piece... This 4-hour workshop is about building up layers full of rich color and pattern, and then how to "Reverse Paint" out what your focal points will become, in this case beautiful ornaments. In the first half, learn how to charge your canvas with layers of color and pattern of your choosing. Details in India ink and paint pen with touches of metallic shape and enhance this wonderful Holiday Season piece. 12x12 canvas. Limited enrollment to allow for social distancing. *Supply fee of $20 due to instructor in cash or check at the beginning of class.

For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615)790-5719 x2020
Oil Painting Classes
Bob Ross Dec - Winter Mt LandscapeBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class - Winter Mountain Landscape
Saturday, December 12
12:00 - 3:00 PM    SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY
OR
Sunday, December 13
1:30 - 4:30 PM      SOLD OUT - WAIT LIST ONLY

Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 (NO additional supply fee)
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame, CRI (Certified Bob Ross Instructor)

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"Winter Mountain Landscape" -- Introducing Certified Bob Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, who will lead students of all experience levels through the wet-on-wet oil painting method 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 canvas in 3 hours. All materials will be provided. Limited enrollment available due to social distancing.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615)790-5719 x2020
Bob Ross oil painting class - Northern LightsBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class - Northern Lights
Saturday, January 9        10 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
12:00 - 3:00 PM
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60 (NO additional supply fee)
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame, CRI (Certified Bob Ross Instructor)

Click HERE to Register!


"Northern Lights Landscape" -- Introducing Certified Bob Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, who will lead students of all experience levels through the wet-on-wet oil painting method 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 canvas in 3 hours. All materials will be provided. Limited enrollment available due to social distancing.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615)790-5719 x2020 

Open Studio

Open Studio Draw and Paint classesOpen Studio Draw and Paint - FR
Fridays, 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Franklin Recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Cost: $20 each (register for each class individually)
Instructor: Hannah Maxwell Rowell


Click HERE to Register!
Practice the skills you choose with expert guidance from professional artist/instructor Hannah Maxwell Rowell! Students must register in advance to guarantee their space for each week of this Open Studio drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting class. Bring your own project and supplies, or the instructor will provide some for you on your first visit. Get expert tips, collaboration, and support on whatever style of drawing or painting you want to explore. Limited enrollment to allow for social distancing.

For more information contact the instructor at hmaxwell1111@hotmail.com, or Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, (615)790-5719 x2020


Open Studio (2)Open Studio Draw and Paint - FV
Mondays, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Fairview Recreation Complex (2714 Fairview Blvd. W)
Cost: $15 each (register for each class individually)
Instructor: Hannah Maxwell Rowell


Click HERE to Register!
Practice the skills you choose with expert guidance from professional artist/instructor Hannah Maxwell Rowell! Students must register in advance to guarantee their space for each week of this Open Studio drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil painting class. Bring your own project and supplies, or the instructor will provide some for you on your first visit. Get expert tips, collaboration, and support on whatever style of drawing or painting you want to explore. Limited enrollment to allow for social distancing.

For more information contact the instructor at hmaxwell1111@hotmail.com, or Mike.Arnold@williamsoncounty-tn.gov, (615)799-9331 x2314


 Pottery
Fairview Pottery hand sculpting on a wheelTeen/Adult Pottery
Tuesdays
9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm - 4:00pm
Saturdays
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Fairview Rec Center

Ages 13+
Cost: $12 (plus $25 supply per 6 visits)
Instructor: June Lusty

Click HERE to Register!

The same class you know and love, now with online registration!

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. Don't forget to prepare for a messy and fun time!

Questions? Call Mike Arnold at 615-799-9331 x2314 or email mike.arnold@williamsoncounty-tn.gov

Click HERE for commonly asked questions regarding class modifications due to Covid 19
 

 

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