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.


 

Art Journaling - PeacockArt Journaling and Mindfulness (Weekly)
Tuesdays
September 1-29 (excluding Sept. 8)  4 SPOTS LEFT!
OR
October 6-27  6 SPOTS LEFT

10 AM - 12 PM 
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.


Weekly Art Journaling - AugustMonthly Art Journaling & Mindfulness
Saturday, October 3  5 SPOTS LEFT!
10 AM - 12 pm 
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Ave)
Ages: 12 to adult
Cost: $15 (plus $5 supply fee and one-time $20 book fee)
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

An ongoing, once-monthly opportunity for those interest in the practice of Art Journaling, but cannot commit to a weekly class. Each month the page spread focus will include varied techniques and mediums, and creative opportunities for personalization and mindful thought in artwork that would be relevant within the month, the season, current events... Limited enrollment available due to social distancing. (Project will vary from image.)
* Additional $5 Supply Fee for materials to use in books due at start of class; **one-time $20 Class Book Fee is separate from page materials fees (base journal hand-made by instructor).


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


 

Pumpkin Mixed Media CanvasMixed Media Workshop: Intuitive Pumpkins
Saturday, Oct. 10   NEW DATE!
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   1
SPOT LEFT!
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 12 to Adult
Cost: $35 (plus $25 supply fee)
Instructor: Suzanne Baumar

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 through Thanksgiving...! 10" x 20" Mixed Media on canvas. Limited enrollment available due to social distancing.
*An additional $25 supply fee is due at the beginning of class; cash or check payable to instructor Suzanne Beaumar.

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



Sunflower - watercolor paintingBotanical Watercolors - SUNFLOWER
Sunday, Sept. 27
1:30 - 4:30 PM    4 SPOTS LEFT!
Franklin recreation Complex (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $40 (plus $15 supply fee or bring your own supplies from list)
Instructor: Hannah Maxwell Rowell

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Join local artist Hannah Maxwell Rowell for this 3-hour workshop! Rowell's monthly Botanical Watercolors workshop introduces all levels of students to batanical drawing and painting techniques in watercolor and mixed media. The instructor will do a demonstration and provide guidance throughout the workshop. New flower to paint each month, to build your skills and your frame-worthy collection! Paper will be provided. There will be an additional $15 supply fee (cash or check payable to instructor at beginning of class), or see registration link for details on what supplies to bring yourself. Limited enrollment available due to social distancing.
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or (615790-5719 x2020




 

Spooky House mixed media artMixed Media Workshop: Wonky Spooky House
Saturday, Sept. 26
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM   1 SPOT LEFT!
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages 12 to Adult
Cost: $35 (plus $25 supply fee)
Instructor: Suzanne Beaumar

Click HERE to Register!

This fun and funky canvas begins with using inky paper towels to collage a background, and after layers of color and pattern to ad depth and interest the focal point of a wobbly wonky haunted house is painted in silhouette. A fantastic example of recycling and crativity. 14" x 18" Mixed Media on canvas. Limited enrollment available due to social distancing.
*An additional $25 supply fee is due at the beginning of class; cash or check payable to instructor Suzanne Beaumar.

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


Witch and cat at fenceFun with Acrylic Painting! - SEPTEMBER
Wednesday, September 30
5:00-6:30 PM    9 TABLES LEFT! 
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages 10 to Adult
Cost: $25 each, or 2 sharing a table for $40 
Instructor: Kris Salva

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Join professional artist and educator Kris Salva as she guides all levels of artists through this fun, make-and-take acrylic painting on canvas project in 90 minutes! No prior experience or supplies necessary. Come alone or bring a friend or family member, Ages 10 to Adult. If you register as a "familiar pair" (regularly in each other's company without masks), you will share a table and save a little on your registration fees. ($25 for one, $40 for two -- a $10 discount for sharing a table!)
Limited enrollment available due to social distancing.
Discount available only when registering 2 at a time to share a table. 
 
For more information, contact Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or 615-790-5719 x2020

Owl or Crow on Pumpkins - Acrylic PaintingsFun with Acrylic Painting! - OCTOBER
Wednesday, October 14
5:00-6:30 PM   9 TABLES LEFT!
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages 10 to Adult
Cost: $25 each, or 2 sharing a table for $40 (NO additional supply fee)
Instructor: Kris Salva

Click HERE to Register!

Choose your own October project -- Do you prefer the Owl or the Crow on pumpkins in the moonlight? Join professional artist and educator Kris Salva as she guides all levels of artists through this fun, make-and-take acrylic painting project in 90 minutes! No prior experience or supplies necessary. Come alone or bring a friend or family member, Ages 10 to Adult. If you register as a "familiar pair" (regularly in each other's company without masks), you will share a table and save a little on your registration fees. ($25 for one, $40 for two.)
Limited enrollment available due to social distancing.
Instructor: Kris Salva

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


Mountain Landscape Oil Painting, Bob Ross methodBob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class - Mountain Landscape
Saturday, October 17
12:00 - 3:00 PM     9 SPOTS AVAILABLE!
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: 13 to Adult
Cost: $60
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame, CRI (Certified Bob Ross Instructor)

Click HERE to Register!

Introducing Certified Bob Ross Instructor, Quintin Burlingame, who will lead students of all experience levels through the wet-on-wet 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 painting in 3 hours. All materials will be provided.

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


Pumpkin acrylic painting for kids and adultsColor Wheels You + Me Paint Party!
Saturday, October 24
1:30 - 3:30 PM   SOLD OUT -- WAITING LIST ONLY!
Franklin Recreation Center (1120 Hillsboro Rd)
Ages: Adults and children (ages 5-12)
Cost: $40 per pair
Instructor: Shelley Sullivan Egly

Click HERE to Register!

Join us for a fun afternoon of adulte + child partner art inspired by the fall season. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., -- Paint a pair of canvases that fit together to create a colorful piece you both are sure to love! All supplies included. Please register under CHILD'S name. Instructor: Shelley Sullivan Egly   www.colorwheelsnashville.com

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


 

Fairview Pottery hand sculpting on a wheelTeen/Adult Pottery
Tuesdays
9:00a-12:00p
1:00p-4:00p
Saturdays (Starting October 3rd)
9:00a-12:00p

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.

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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