Adult Classes

Registration for Fall Term Art Classes will begin in August. The semester runs from Sep. 15-Nov. 21.

Adult classes are for participants 18 years and older unless otherwise noted. Please call the Education Center directly at 321-674-8923 with any questions.

#220 – Acrylic and Mixed Media for the Very Beginner - Summer 2015

Georgi Gelalles

Explore drawing for painting along with basic techniques in acrylic.  Learn basic shapes, perspective and intro to figure, in drawing. In painting, loose watercolor, stumbling, thick impasto techniques and mixed media will be taught and demonstrated. Collage, image transfer, stenciling and spray painting also demonstrated and taught. Discussion of famous painters, their techniques, will be part of weekly lesson.

Materials Needed:

Drawing Tools:

6B, 4B pencil
White eraser or kneadable eraser
Hand Pencil sharpener

Brushes: (synthetic OK)

#0, 5, 8, 12 round
#6, ¾”, 1” flat
#8 filbert
#2 fan
Cheap sponge brushes, ½”, 1”, 3”
(look for kits of brushes, may be cheaper)

Acrylic set 12 or more color tubes
Small jar heavy gel acrylic medium
Gloss or satin acrylic medium
Large soft sponge (could be simple flat sponge) Wet palette & pad, or large, shallow plastic container with a tight lid to avoid wasting paint.

Canvas boards or stretched canvases, 9x12, 16x20, or larger

Mixed Media Supplies:

Water color pencils
Rice Paper
Newspaper & Magazine clippings of desired images for collage or transfer
Cloth scraps
Colored tissue paper
Any tidbits of treasure you’ve thought about making “something” with---
Photographs, concert stubs, vacation brochures, greeting cards, etc…
Oak tag, card stock, or old file folders for use as stencils
Spray paint, at least 3 colors
Optional but Recommended:
Brush carrier or tube to protect brushes

Georgi Gelalles has worked in mixed media for over 30 years either in painting or sculpture and has exhibited in many group shows both in New York City and in Florida. She graduated MFA from FSU, did graduate work at NYU, School of Visual Arts, Associates Degree, computer graphics at Keiser College, Melbourne. Georgi Gelalles taught art in public school, NYC, for 25 years. She is a member of the Artists Guild of Brevard, Brevard Cultural Alliance, Strawbridge Artists Guild, Artists Registry, and is currently working both with sculpture and mixed media collage.

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SaturdayJun 20, 2015 – Jul 25, 20159:30 am – 12:30 pmFullClosed

Total $125.00

#801 – Creative Play in Clay - Summer 2015

Elaine Rowgo

When the weather heats up, so does our pottery studio! Join this 8-week class for a survey of handbuilding and wheel-throwing techniques, taught by Elaine Rowgo. Appropriate for all levels, adults only (18 years and up). Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, firing fees, and Friday open studio from 5-8pm.

I am one of those people who played “Art Teacher” to my younger brother and sister, at age 6. I have always loved drawing, painting, and the visual world. Clay is just a wider field of expression in the creative field. So I like to teach my passion about this medium with the hope that my students also find it fascinating.

I enjoy all aspects of clay: wheel throwing; hand building; and sculpture. With my BFA in painting I tend also to combine painting with certain forms. My approach to teaching is to encourage every student to find their own “voice” in clay. Discovering clay’s huge range of possibilities, sharing what I have learned over a decade of teaching, and seeing students explore what clay can do, make it an exciting medium to teach.

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TuesdayJun 16, 2015 – Aug 04, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pmFullClosed

Total $200.00


#802 – Evenings on the Wheel - Summer 2015

Tim Jarvis

When the weather heats up, so do our potters wheels! Join this 8-week class for a survey of wheel-throwing techniques, taught by Tim Jarvis. Appropriate for all levels, adults only (18 years and up). Tuition includes 25 lbs. of clay, firing fees, and Friday open-studio from 5-8pm.

While the ancient art of pottery began thousands of years ago, my own journey began more recently, when I formed my first pot in 1978 at the young age of 13. The feeling of the clay in my hands continues to enthrall me to this day. Through many personal achievements and failures, as well as the tutelage of several raku masters, with special individual thanks to Charles & Linda Riggs, I’ve discovered magic in its most elemental and purest form.

In 2004 and 2005, I worked, honed my craft, learned new skills, perfected older ones, at Roundtree Pottery in Panama CityFlorida. While officially employed as a Raku "production potter", I was given the opportunity to develop designs, create glazes, and begin to build my skills as an instructor.

More recently, I’ve returned to my pottery origins, and branched out to include more functional forms as well. This is where pottery speaks to all of us, old and young. Tableware, while functional, can also instill memories within all of us, of a time when our families gather at the table, and enjoy a good meal, and good times. Planters allow us to bring the beauty of Mother Nature inside. In fact, nature plays a pivotal role in design inspiration, be it the use of horse hair, feathers, or leaves for decoration, the clay that I choose that is provided by Mother Earth, or the clay forms that I create to pay homage to the world around us.

While I continue to enjoy my explorations of the ever changing mysteries of decorative and functional pottery, I've again been blessed with the opportunity to help others to learn, and experience the magic and mystery. In Fall of 2013, I was welcomed into the Foosaner Art Museum family, where I teach wheel throwing to budding artists, host workshops, and oversee their open studio time. I am inspired by the joy I see in others, and look forward to seeing where this path takes me. I hope that I inspire my students, as much as they inspire me.

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Choose a session:

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WednesdayJun 17, 2015 – Aug 05, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pmFullClosed
ThursdayJun 18, 2015 – Aug 06, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pmFullClosed

Total $200.00