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.

#816 – Drawing on Unlikely Combinations - Fall 2015

Jean Thomas

Drawing isn’t a learned skill so much as it’s a process of discovery that starts with the skills you have had since you were a kid. This process requires some practice and a willingness to stretch out of your comfort zone. One of the most crucial aspects of this class that may differ from other classes is your willingness to think creatively and judgmentally! This is not a rendering class, i.e. drawing objects to make them look exact or “real.” Its goal is to let your creativity out of its constraints and at the same time improve your ability to really see what you want to draw. This class is about discovering the ability that you can see, combine unlikely things for new creative statements, and stretch your imagination.

In class, students will be able to quickly get involved in the process of creating images. There they can get feedback and at the same time recognize and identify issues that can be improved with alterations. By exploring image combinations and drawing expressively, students will access a direct link to their creative selves. By learning how the different media can work together, students will be able to understand the processes that work best for them. The class will cover simple line drawing, basic painting techniques, surfaces, gluing techniques, media compatibility and layering of different materials.

Open to all skill levels.

(8 week class) *Class will meet Sept. 15 through Nov. 17 with Oct. 13 & 20 OFF

How you can draw and sketch:
• what you see around you
• things that you find that have personal interest
• or simply an image that catches your eye…

• Explore different types of tools and media and how they work together • Learn the design elements used to improve a composition. • Understand how to take a line for a walk and get somewhere with it. • Learn to free the mind to create unlikely combinations for intriguing results.

MATERIALS NEEDED: sketchbooks, pens, pencils, an inexpensive portable watercolor set, and miscellaneous materials like glue, gel medium, etc. Approximate cost: mid twenties. Do not buy materials for first class!

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TuesdaySep 15, 2015 – Nov 17, 20151:00 pm – 3:30 pm4 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $144.00

#825 – Creative Play in Clay - Fall 2015

Elaine Rowgo

Explore the many ways to create well-made functional and sculptural objects in clay. Develop an understanding and appreciation of clay's strengths, nuances, and flexibility and also an insight into its vast potential for creativity.

Open to beginners and continuing students. Wheel throwers welcome. 25 lbs of clay and firing fees are included.

Materials required:

basic clay tool kit (available at any local art supply or for purchase at Education Center for $12)

additional bags of clay $25

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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TuesdaySep 15, 2015 – Nov 17, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm4 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $293.00

#824 – Go with the Flow: Unleashing the Power of Acrylics - Fall 2015

Heather Everett

Learn to paint with more freedom and expression in this 6-week class designed for students of all levels.  Instructor Heather Everett will teach you how to let the paint do all of the hard work as you relax and "go with the flow". This course explores non-objective abstract acrylic painting, emphasizing the basics of design, composition, and color. Some acrylic paints are provided provided, please see updated materials list below.

Student supplies:

For the first class: A few small surfaces to play on, spray bottle, apron, towel

A separate, economical materials list will be provided at the first class and will include additional acrylics, surfaces, brushes and other recommended items.

Heather Everett is an expressionist painter who delves into the pure essence of nature, extracting its purest form, elegant movement, & rich color.

Born and raised in Sioux Falls, SD, Heather Everett moved to Florida in 1994 and started painting in 1998. As a self taught artist, she had much success in South Florida before moving to Paris in 2000, exhibiting with Atelier Artmonique. Heather moved to Satellite Beach in 2001, and in 2004 opened the Heather Everett Studio and Gallery, sharing what she had learned with adults and children. For the past 8 years, she has proudly taught for the visual art program at Indian Harbour Montessori school.

Exhibiting with Agora Gallery in NYC and extensively throughout Central and South Florida, Heather has found her "art family" in the Eau Gallie Arts District, first by opening the EGAD! ArtLab with Derek Gores, then as a resident artist with the Off Center Art Center, and now as an adjunct instructor for the Renee Foosaner Education Center.  Heather teaches a variety of classes and workshops for children and adults.



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TuesdaySep 15, 2015 – Oct 20, 20156:30 pm – 9:30 pm2 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $167.00

#826 – Wheelthrowing and Beyond - Fall 2015

Nancy Trezza

10 week class with an emphasis on the art of throwing. This course is for all levels, but some experience is preferred. The curriculum will include hand building, extruding, surface enrichment and glazing techniques.

25 lbs. of clay and firing fees included.

Materials required: basic clay tool kit (available for purchase at Education Center for $12); additional bags of clay $25.

Nancy Trezza is a recently retired educator from the Northeast. She has been a successful clay artist for 30 years and teaches beginning through advanced ceramics classes at the Renee Foosaner Education Center. Additionally, Nancy maintains and manages the center's glaze and chemical studio.

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TuesdaySep 15, 2015 – Nov 17, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pmFullClosed

Total $293.00

#828 – Evenings on the Wheel Intermediate - Fall 2015

Tim Jarvis

Class will not meet on Wed. Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

A 10-week course exploring the art and fundamentals of throwing on the wheel. Learn techniques for throwing basic forms such as bowls, cups, and vases. This class is open to beginners as well as students who would like to continue to develop their skills.

The tuition includes 25 lbs of clay.

Materials required: basic clay tool kit (available for purchase at Education Center for $12); additional bags of clay are $25.

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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WednesdaySep 16, 2015 – Nov 18, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pmFullClosed

Total $293.00

#817 – Capture Color and Light with Watercolor - Fall 2015

Jean Thomas

Color is all around us and often we are drawn to particular combinations. This course will cover how you can artistically produce eye-catching compositions using watercolor with the help of design. 

Starting with some basics on color and how it behaves, we will practice achieving the color and value we envision. Following these basics, we will approach a new theme each week. Some possible themes to give your ideas about what to paint are: from the sea, from your day, from your hobby, from the garden, from your sport.

Each week, you’ll draw, watercolor and create designs on paper. Also, alternative methods will be demonstrated. This is a great class for anyone interested in exploring water media and the materials related to it. At the end of the class, you should have a group of works that will show your progress and development of your own unique visual vocabulary. Plus, you will learn about the challenging medium of watercolor and have some fun doing it. 

There will be emphasis on:

• Color (Color is your voice)
• Composition and Design
• Value (darks to lights from black to white)
• Edges (where shapes meet defines an edge)
• Brushwork or Paint Application
• Materials and how they work together

Also included are class discussions of your work and feedback from your peers. You will learn by seeing what others do with similar themes. Plus its fun to discuss goals with others, both ones achieved and ones that were less successful. This is accomplished in a friendly and non- threatening environment.

8 week class *Class will meet Sept. 17 through Nov. 19 with a two week break Oct. 15 & 22 OFF

Student supplies: A Sketchbook for ideas and notes, pens, pencils, watercolor brushes, and a watercolor set. A separate materials list will be supplied. Please don’t spend any money until you get the list.

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ThursdaySep 17, 2015 – Nov 19, 20151:00 pm – 3:30 pm8 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $144.00

#834 – Wheel Thrown Ceramics: Traditional and Altering - Fall 2015

Bobbie McMillan

(8-week class)

This is a clay class for students with some prior experience who are enthusiastic about trying new things. The class is project based building new skills or polishing old ones with a variety of projects. Projects will include thrown and altered forms, a double wall form, a traditional teapot and tea cups and ideas of your own. Projects will be glazed and fired. Bring your tools, an old towel, an apron and a smile.

1 bag of clay, glazes and firing fees included in tuition.

Materials required: basic clay tool kit (available for purchase at Education Center for $12); additional bags of clay $25.

Bobbie McMillan is currently pursuing her MA in Ceramics Arts at Hood College, in Fredrick, Maryland. She holds a BFA in ceramics from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

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ThursdaySep 17, 2015 – Nov 05, 20159:30 am – 12:30 pm5 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $248.00

#831 – Mornings on the Wheel - Fall 2015

Tim Jarvis

A 10-week course exploring the art and fundamentals of throwing on the wheel. Learn techniques for throwing basic forms such as bowls, cups, and vases. This class is open to beginners as well as students who would like to continue to develop their skills.

The tuition includes 25 lbs of clay.

Materials required: basic clay tool kit (available for purchase at Education Center for $12); additional bags of clay are $25.

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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FridaySep 18, 2015 – Nov 20, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pm4 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $293.00

#836 – Figure Sculpture - Fall 2015

Georgi Gelalles

Live models are essential for the figure sculptor. All levels students can enjoy step-by-step instruction in building an armature and creating a full figure or portrait ceramic sculpture. We emphasize classical realism as well as modern semi-abstract trends.

Each week we review and analyze modern figurative sculpture as well as classic forms. All students will complete at least one portrait or figure by the end of class.

Model fee extra and collected at first class. Due to various sizes of work produced, clay and firing fees are not included.

Firing Fees - determined by size of project; bags of clay - $25 each

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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FridaySep 25, 2015 – Nov 20, 20151:00 pm – 4:00 pm4 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $135.00

#819 – Experimental Oil Painting- Fall 2015

Georgi Gelalles

Explore drawing and transferring images for painting along with basic techniques in acrylics as well as oil paints. Loose watercolor effects, scumbling, thick impasto techniques, and mixed media will be taught and demonstrated as well as classic and modern oil techniques. Start from zero and learn how to mix colors, create different brush strokes, and layer color. Mixed media and acrylics as under paintings for surface oil painting and wax media mixed directly with oil paints will also be demonstrated and used as short projects for interested students.

Supply list:

Drawing Tools:
#HB, H pencil
White eraser or kneadable eraser
Hand pencil sharpener

Brushes: (synthetic or natural bristles OK)
#0, 5, 8, 12 Rounds
#6, ¾”, 1” Flats You can find some of these cheaper in a brush kit
# 8 filbert
#2 Fan Brush

Oil ptg set (12 or more)Titanium white, lemon yellow, yellow ochre, vermillion red,
crimson red, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, sap green, viridian (hue), burnt sienna,
burnt umber, mars black, Payne’s gray)
Titanium White (medium container)
Linseed Oil,
Damar Varnish,
Odorless Mineral Spirits or Turpentine

Optional: palette w/tight cover, deep enough to hold a sponge under the squeezed
paints--available in several sizes & brands, or large plastic tray with tight sealing cover
--table easel, we usually work flat on tables, but regular floor easels available
Brush carrier or tube
Roll of paper towels for personal cleanup
Wear old painting clothes.

Students may want to bring a mini-clip on lamp and extension cord for lighting.

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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SaturdaySep 26, 2015 – Nov 14, 20151:00 pm – 4:00 pm6 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $158.00

#837 – Beginning Pottery - Fall 2015

Nancy Trezza

A 5-week class designed for the beginning student, this course covers the basics of throwing on the potter's wheel and hand building techniques. Surface enrichment and glazing will be covered. Bring your pottery tool kit, towel and pottery apron to first class. 25 lbs. of clay and firing fees are included.

* Tuition for this class does not include open studio time.

Materials required: basic clay tool kit (available for purchase at Education Center for $12); additional bags of clay $25.

Nancy Trezza is a recently retired educator from the Northeast. She has been a successful clay artist for 30 years and teaches beginning through advanced ceramics classes at the Renee Foosaner Education Center. Additionally, Nancy maintains and manages the center's glaze and chemical studio.

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SaturdayOct 03, 2015 – Oct 31, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pm4 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $135.00

#859 – Illuminated Landscapes - Glass Fusing Mini-Course- Fall 2015

Fahan Sky McDonagh

A 3-day glass fusing course for all levels.

From an intuitive perspective, students will observe, analyze and photograph the landscape: light and shadow, edges, color gradients, etc. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Gerhart Richter, Sol Lewitt & Barnett Newman, students will distill their photographs into a linear landscape. This project will be comprised of many thin strips of sheet glass, assembled, dammed, fully fused, cold finished and mirrored on the backside.

The 5” X 11”inch designs can be oriented horizontal or vertical to recall the feeling of the experience.

Once fired, students will hand mirror projects on the back, let silver dry, and then paint with a mirror backing paint. Finished project will glow with or without light and does not require a frame.

Materials are provided. Please bring a notebook and pen.

McDonagh received an MFA in Glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York in 2013. She received a BA in painting from the University of Central Florida and has attended residencies and symposiums at North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. "Satori," her MFA thesis exhibition, was recently selected for publication in the Corning Museum of Glass' New Glass Review 35, Juried International Glass Publication. McDonagh has said glass is an endlessly inspiring medium that elevates her work and gives her the freedom to visually express herself.

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Thursday, Friday, SaturdayOct 22, 2015 – Oct 24, 20155:00 pm – 9:00 pm7 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $248.00