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. Whatever your schedule, we have just the right program to meet your needs through a variety of art mediums and techniques. 

Use the links below to jump to the type of art classes that interest you or scroll down to see them all!

Sewing
Paper Quilling
Photography

Acrylic Painting
Drawing
Watercolor

Bob Ross Workshops
Pottery


Sewing


Learn to Sew - Mini Courses - Copy (3)Learn to Sew - Beginner Mini Courses
Multiple Dates Available

Nolensville Recreation Center
Ages: 12+
Cost: $30.00 + $15.00 one-time supply fee
Instructor: Susan Athens

Thursday, June 6, 1:00 - 3:00PM

Saturday, June 22, 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Friday, June 28, 9:00 - 11:00AM


This one-day class is for the beginner sewer. It will cover how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, and basic sewing notions. Students will make a 12" x 12" basic pillow to take home. Sewing machine, sewing notions, and pillow supplies will be provided.
 
All supplies needed for the class will be provided by the instructor. A supply fee of $15.00 is due to the instructor at the beginning of class.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.

Paper Quilling

Paper Quilling  - Copy (2)Mastering Paper Quilling Basics
Multiple Dates and Locations Available
Ages: 10+
Cost: $35.00 + $10.00 Supply Fee
Instructor: Meenakshi Motwani

Longview Rec Center:
Tuesday, June 11, 5:00 - 7:00PM

Franklin Rec Center:
Wednesday, June 26, 5:00 - 7:00PM


Join this engaging workshop and discover the delightful art of paper quilling with instructor Meenakshi Motwani! Get ready for hands-on experience as you delve into various techniques and create a beautiful piece of quilled art.
 
The instructor will provide the necessary supplies for the project. A supply fee of $10.00 is due to the instructor at the beginning of class. If you already have paper quilling tools, feel free to bring those as an alternative to receiving supplies from the instructor.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the start of class.


Photography


Beginner Camera (Facebook Post) - CopyA Beginner's Guide to Using Your Camera
Multiple Dates and Locations Available
Ages: 16+
Cost: $30.00
Instructor: Susan Athens

Franklin Rec Center:
Saturday, June 15, 10:00- 11:30AM

Nolensville Rec Center:
Wednesday, June 5, 6:00 - 7:30PM



Get your camera off of auto and learn how to use the manual settings! This class will teach you the essentials of manipulating the exposure triangle to achieve the photos you want. Each leg of the triangle will be explained with easy to understand examples. This class is perfect for new photographers who want to understand how to better utilize their DSLR or mirrorless camera.
 
A DSLR camera, mirrorless camera, or the latest iPhone or Android phone is required for this class. If you have the manual for your camera, it is recommended that you bring it with you.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.

How to Take Amazing Pictures - Copy (5)How to Take Amazing Pictures
Multiple Dates and Locations Available

Ages: 14+
Cost: $30.00
Instructor: Susan Athens

Nolensville Rec Center:
Saturday, June 8, 10:00 - 11:30AM

Franklin Rec Center:
Saturday, June 29, 10:00 - 11:30AM



In this class, we will discuss many ways to improve your photography skills, whether you are using your cell phone or a DSLR camera. As we explore what makes a good picture, we will cover essential principals of design and composition.
 
A DSLR camera is NOT required for this class, but you are welcome to bring one if you have it. Beginner photographers equipped with cell phone cameras are welcome!
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.

Easy Photo Editing - CopyEasy Photo Editing
Multiple Dates and Locations Available

Ages: 18+
Cost: $30.00
Instructor: Susan Athens


Nolensville Rec Center:
Saturday, May 18, 10:00- 11:30AM
Friday, June 7, 11:00AM - 12:30PM




Want to take your photography to the next level? Learn to easily edit your images. We'll cover the basics of photo editing in this class. The instructor will demonstrate mostly on an iPhone and also show the basics of computer editing with Adobe's Lightroom program. The lesson also applies well to iPads, Android phones, and other simple computer editing programs such a Apple's Photos program. Photo taking and printing tips will be given as well.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.

Photography Field Trip (1) - CopyPhotography Field Trip
Friday, June 7

9:00 - 10:30am
Nolensville Rec Center
Ages: 16+
Cost: $30.00
Instructor: Susan Athens

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Let's meet outside and practice our photography! Instructor Susan Athens will guide you through practicing photo composition and manipulating the exposure triangle. It doesn't mater what type of camera you have, even cell phone cameras are welcome! Students should be prepared to be outside and wear appropriate attire.
 
Students must provide their own camera for this class.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.
 
Acrylic Painting

Acrylic Painting Classes February Update - CopyAdult Acrylic Painting Classes
Ongoing Classes
Every Other Thursday

3:00PM - 5:00PM
Williamson County Enrichment Center
Ages: 18+
Cost: $30.00
Instructor: Kris Salva

Participants must enroll in each class they plan to attend. See dates below.



Upcoming Class Dates - click to register
May 30
June 6
June 20

Come paint with Kris Salva at The Enrichment Center! Classes take place every other Thursday. Students will paint a variety of subjects and experiment with different styles of acrylic painting.

This is an open-studio environment where students can paint the subjects of their choice with guidance from the instructor. The instructor will also have a guided step-by-step painting available each class for students who do not want to pick their own subjects.
 
All materials are provided by the instructor.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Students must enroll in each class they plan to attend.
 
Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 48 hours prior to the start of class.
 
Your Pet Portraits - Copy
Your Pet Portraits in Acrylics
Franklin Recreation Center
Ages: 12+
Cost: $45.00
Instructor: Joan Wilkes

Wednesday, June 5
5:30 - 7:30PM

Saturday, July 13
1:00 - 3:00PM


Come create an homage to your favorite furry friend in this pet portrait class! Your pet will be honored on an 9x12 canvas, using acrylics.
 
After registering for class, please email the picture of the pet you would like to paint to instructor Joan Wilkes at Joanwilkesart@gmail.com. She will need a few days before the class to transfer your photo outlines to your 9x12 canvas.
 
All materials provided.
 
Pre-registration is required; limited spacing available.
 
For questions about credits/refunds/transfers, please contact Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All refunds/transfers/credits will require a 48 hour written notice prior to the start of class.

Painting From Your Photos - CopyPainting From Your Photos
Franklin Recreation Center
Ages: 12+
Cost: $45.00
Instructor: Joan Wilkes

Saturday, June 15
1:00 - 3:00PM

Wednesday, July 24
5:30 - 7:30PM



We all have photos that would make wonderful, heartfelt paintings: homes or other buildings, vacation memories, landscapes, florals - even people!
Instructor Joan Wilkes will help you turn your photos into acrylic paintings by transferring outlines to canvas and sharing her transparent layering technique that has proven successful for all levels of painters.
 
After registering for class, please email the picture you would like to paint to instructor Joan Wilkes at Joanwilkesart@gmail.com. She will need a few days before the class to transfer your photo outlines to your canvas.
 
All materials provided.
 
Pre-registration is required; limited spacing available.
 
For questions about credits/refunds/transfers, please contact Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All refunds/transfers/credits will require a 48 hour written notice prior to the start of class.
 


Acrylic Painting Class - Tranquil Beach - CopyAcrylic Painting Class - Tranquil Beach
Saturday, May 25
9:30 - 11:30AM
Nolensville Recreation Center
Ages: 12+
Cost: $35.00
Instructor: Sudheshna Bishoy

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Learn to paint a serene beach scene complete with palm trees and glistening water. Our instructor, Sudheshna Bishoy, will guide you step-by-step, making it perfect for beginners and experienced artists alike.
 
No prior experience is necessary! This class is open to all levels, from beginners to experienced artists who want to refine their skills.
 
You will leave the class with a calming beach scene (11x14 in canvas) to hang in your home and revisit paradise whenever you desire.
 
All materials for the class will be provided by the instructor.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.

June Summer Paint Parties - Copy (2)Spring Paint Party - Fireflies at Night
Wednesday, June 12
5:30 - 7:30pm
Franklin Recreation Center
Ages: 14+
Cost: $40.00
Instructor: Jann Stephens

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June 12 Paint Party - "Fireflies at Night" on Canvas
 
In this class, you will learn the basics of painting with acrylics while following a step-by-step process. We will cover basic painting principles such as color mixing, blending, and brushstrokes. Instructor Jann Stephens will guide you through each step to help you achieve a great work of art to take home with you.
 
All supplies will be provided.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 48 hours prior to the class.

June Summer Paint Parties (1) - CopySpring Paint Party - Lantern with Fireflies
Thursday, June 13
5:30 - 7:30pm
Franklin Recreation Center
Ages: 14+
Cost: $40.00
Instructor: Jann Stephens

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June 13 Paint Party - "Lantern with Fireflies" on Canvas
 
In this class, you will learn the basics of painting with acrylics while following a step-by-step process. We will cover basic painting principles such as color mixing, blending, and brushstrokes. Instructor Jann Stephens will guide you through each step to help you achieve a great work of art to take home with you.
 
All supplies will be provided.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz at least 48 hours prior to the class.

Acrylic Painting Class - Floral Bouquet - CopyAcrylic Painting Class - Floral Bouquet
Saturday, June 15
9:30 - 11:30AM
Nolensville Recreation Center
Ages: 10+
Cost: $35.00
Instructor: Sudheshna Bishoy

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Paint a beautiful floral bouquet with different types of flowers and create a floral masterpiece.
 
No prior experience is necessary! This class is open to all levels, from beginners to experienced artists who want to refine their skills. Our instructor will guide you through the process, step-by-step, providing helpful tips and tricks.
 
This can be a perfect gift for Father's day!
 
All materials will be provided.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.


Acrylic Painting Class - Monet Lilies (1) - CopyAcrylic Painting Class - Monet Lilies 
Saturday, June 22
9:30 - 11:30AM
Nolensville Recreation Center
Ages: 12+
Cost: $35.00
Instructor: Sudheshna Bishoy

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Channel your inner Monet and create a dreamy waterscape filled with lilies reminiscent of Monet's famous works. Our art instructor, Sudheshna Bishoy, will guide you step by step making it perfect for beginners and art enthusiasts alike.
 
No prior experience is necessary! This class is open to all levels. Learn the brushstrokes and techniques used by Monet to capture the essence of light and movement.
 
All materials for the class will be provided by the instructor.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.

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Drawing

Introduction to Zentangles - Copy
Introduction to Zentangles
Multiple Dates and Locations Available
Ages: 18+
Cost: $40.00 
Instructor: Mary Fink

Enrichment Center

Wednesday, June 19, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Franklin Rec Center
Saturday, June 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm



Join us in learning a new, meditative hobby!
 
The Zentangle method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by using structured patterns. These patterns are called tangles, and they are created with combinations of dots, lines, curves, s-curves and orbs. Students will learn to create their tangles on paper using micron pens, gel pens, and chalk pencils.
 
The instructor will provide all the necessary materials for the class.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.


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Watercolor

Beginning Watercolor - Copy (2)Beginning Watercolor
Multiple Dates Available
Longview Recreation Center
Ages: 13+
Cost: $20.00 + a $5.00 supply fee payable to the instructor
Instructor: Corey Lazarowicz

Saturday, May 18 | 10:00 - 11:30AM

Saturday, June 1 | 10:00 - 11:30AM




Join us for an introductory watercolor class! In this class, students will start by learning basic watercolor techniques that they will then apply to a nature themed painting that changes each month. At the end of class, students will go home with their painting and an additional watercolor challenge.
 
Beginning Watercolor is offered once a month. Take just one or take them all! Registration is required for each class you plan to attend.
 
A $5.00 supply fee is payable directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. All the materials needed for the class are provided by the instructor.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.

 
Watercolor Basics  - Copy (2)
Watercolor Basics
Saturday, June 22
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Franklin Recreation Center
Ages: 16+
Cost: $65.00 + $5.00 one-time supply fee
Instructor: Elizabeth Sanford

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Learn the basics of watercolor in this workshop for beginners. Explore paint, paper, and brush options, as well as the three main types of color mixing. Experiment with fun and easy techniques to paint simple subjects as you find a balance between control and spontaneity.
 
Feel free to bring a snack or lunch.
 
Materials provided. A one-time $5.00 supply fee is payable to the instructor at the start of the class.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.

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Bob Ross Workshops
 
 
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Bob Ross Certified Oil Painting Workshop
Gray Mountain
Multiple Dates and Locations Available
Ages: 11+
Cost: $60.00 
Instructor: Quintin Burlingame
See List Below for Locations, Dates, and Times







Join Certified Ross Instructor ® Quintin Burlingame as he leads students of all skill levels through the Bob Ross Wet-on-Wet technique ®. In this oil painting, based on Season 24 Episode 1 of the Joy of Painting, students will paint a mountain scene on a 12x16 canvas.
 
All materials needed to complete the painting are provided by the instructor.
 
Ages 11 and above is allowed but ages 13 and above is recommended.
 
Limited spacing available; pre-registration is required. Please direct all questions to Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. All credits/transfers/refunds must be processed with Liz 48 hours prior to the class.

Locations, Dates, and Times:

Franklin Recreation Center: 
Saturday, June 8 | 1:30 - 4:00PM 
Sunday, June 9 | 1:30 - 4:00PM

Fairview Recreation Center:
Sunday, June 16 | 1:30 - 4:00PM

Longview Recreation Center: 
Saturday, July 6 | 1:30 - 4:00PM

Nolensville Recreation Center:
Sunday, July 7 | 2:00PM - 4:30PM

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Pottery

Pottery - CopyPottery
Fairview Rec Center
Ages: 13+
Cost: $15 per class ($30 supply fee due every 6 classes)
Instructor: June Lusty

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Ongoing

Tuesdays 9:00 AM - Noon
Tuesdays 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursdays 9:00 AM - Noon 
Saturdays 9:00 AM - Noon (No Saturday Classes during May 2024)


This is an open studio style class for individuals who would like a space for self-guided pottery work. *Please note: projects will take multiple sessions to build, dry, paint, glaze and fire, depending on the scope and size.  Additional $30 supply fee for every six visits made payable to instructor, June Lusty.

Limited spacing available; pre-registration required. For any questions about refunds/credits/transfers please contact Liz Friend at Liz.Friend@williamsoncounty-tn.gov. Refund/credit/transfer requests must be submitted in writing at least 48 hours prior to the start of class. 

Registration Information:
New pottery classes are opened for registration on the 15th of each month at 7:00am. 

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