Adult Classes

Spring Term Classes - April 7- May 22, 2015

NOTE: Current prices displayed reflect an early registration discount of 10% off regular price tuition.  By registering between Feb.10 - March 22 you automatically receive the discount!

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.

#678 – Beginning Pottery Winter 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.

Supply List:

Basic pottery tool kit (are available to purchase a any local art supply or here for $12).

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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SaturdayFeb 28, 2015 – Mar 28, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pmFullClosed

Total $125.00

#701 – Telling your Story With Drawing, Spring 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 which may differ from other drawing classes is your willingness to have fun! This is not a rendering class, i.e. drawing objects to make them look exact or “real.” Its goal is to get your creativity jump started 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, record and share your experiences visually, and tell your stories. Join us for some fun, smiles and creative “you time.”

What you will gain in this class:

Improved perceptual skills. This means the perception of shapes, colors, values, edges and spaces. Also, a better knowledge of materials, for example, what type of charcoal is darker, and what will it look like on this type of paper? What is the difference between ink, watercolor and acrylic, and do they play well together?

Lessons that will be explored in this class:

• Discovering a means to tell stories through your drawings • How to get the gist of persons, places or things in a short time. • How to take a line for a walk and get somewhere with it. • Explore different types of media and how they work together • How to have fun with various drawing tools. • Learn the design elements used to improve a composition.

Students need to bring:

Sketchbooks, pens, pencils, and a portable watercolor set that costs under $20.


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TuesdayApr 07, 2015 – May 12, 20151:00 pm – 3:00 pm7 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $144.00

#706 – Creative Play in Clay Spring 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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TuesdayApr 07, 2015 – May 19, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $203.00

#714 – Hands-on Art History - Picasso, Spring 2015

Stephen Lomazzo

Explore the creative styles and artistic impact of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) with instructor Stephen Lomazzo. This unique hands-on studio class incorporates both multimedia lectures and art projects. This four week class gives students the opportunity to study Picasso, arguably one of the most influential contemporary artists, along withintellectual and social developments that defined the 20th century.

Stephen Lomazzo graduated with the highest temperature in his class from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. Expertly trained in conceptual design, story-boarding, book, poster and editorial illustration, as well as portraiture, Lomazzo’s unique brand of vintage stylization with a modern twist is sure to gain notoriety as more of his illustrations and fine art become main stream

Steve has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a crayon, and he is fluent in a large range of styles and techniques. His ultimate goal is to be bestowed upon the honor of the Caldecott award for children’s book excellence.


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TuesdayApr 07, 2015 – Apr 28, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $113.00

#704 – Go with the Flow Acrylics Spring 2015

Heather Everett

A 6-week class. Let the paint do all of the hard work as you relax and "go with the flow". Instructor Heather Everett will lead the class on an abstract acrylic painting expedition while emphasizing the basics of design, composition and color.

If you need a stress-free creative outlet, this is the class for you.

Students need to bring:

3 surfaces to paint on (3'x3' or larger is best)

Optional: Acrylic paints (tuition includes access to scholastic quality, primary color acrylics. Students may supplement this with their own acrylic paint bodies.)

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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TuesdayApr 07, 2015 – May 12, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm8 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $144.00

#707 – Wheelthrowing and Beyond Spring 2015

Nancy Trezza

7 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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TuesdayApr 07, 2015 – May 19, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pm7 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $203.00

#708 – Evenings on the Wheel Spring 2015

Tim Jarvis

A 7-week intermediate-level evening course exploring the art and fundamentals of throwing on the wheel. Learn techniques for throwing basic forms such as bowls, cups, and vases. 

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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WednesdayApr 08, 2015 – May 20, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $203.00

#702 – Figure Drawing Spring 2015

Stephen Lomazzo

Learn to draw the human figure in a class geared for creative individuals with little drawing experience, or continuing students wishing to work with a nude model. This class will work with charcoal, graphite pencil and cone crayon. Emphasis will be placed on the creative use of materials as well as unique interpretation of the figure. Direction will be given in measurement and proportion techniques to correctly render the figure.

Model fee is extra and will be collected by the instructor at the first class (please bring cash or a check). The amount of the fee depends on the number of students (a 6 student minimum is applicable). A class of 6 students would pay $60 each for 6-weeks of a live model. The price would reduce per each additional student.

Students need to bring:

*2-3 large newsprint pad
*black and white conte crayon
*grey canson paper; will be for later classes
*vine charcoal
*pencils: HB, B, B2

Stephen Lomazzo graduated with the highest temperature in his class from the Savannah College of Art & Design with a BFA in Illustration. Expertly trained in conceptual design, story-boarding, book, poster and editorial illustration, as well as portraiture, Lomazzo’s unique brand of vintage stylization with a modern twist is sure to gain notoriety as more of his illustrations and fine art become main stream

Steve has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a crayon, and he is fluent in a large range of styles and techniques. His ultimate goal is to be bestowed upon the honor of the Caldecott award for children’s book excellence.


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WednesdayApr 08, 2015 – May 13, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $113.00

#715 – Contemporary Beaded Jewelry Spring 2015

Judy Peragallo

Beginners and experienced beaders will complete two bracelet projects incorporating different stitches.  The course will teach basic mechanics and techniques that can be incorporated into your jewelry projects at home! All materials will be included but please bring a pen and notebook for note taking.

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WednesdayApr 08, 2015 – Apr 29, 20159:30 am – 12:30 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $90.00

#713 – Glass Kilnforming Spring 2015

Fahan Sky McDonagh

This class is designed as a continuation for current Glass students and open to beginners as well. Some of the techniques will be mixed media so everyone can build on current knowledge or start fresh.

Students will create a set of tableware including a spoon, cup & saucer plus an inclusion project made in the kiln. Students will become familiar with firing schedules and safe practices for working with glass. This class will include some kiln forming and mold making techniques. The color palate will be limited to 5 colors. Each student can only choose 3 for their sets. The final inclusion piece will be clear with black or white powder or copper wire.

Materials required (materials are not needed for the first class, instructor will clarify at first class meeting):

"N-95" filtering facepiece respirator

Black Sharpie

Ziploc bags

Safety glasses

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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ThursdayApr 09, 2015 – May 21, 20156:00 pm – 9:00 pm9 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $248.00

#710 – Raku by You - Spring 2015

Tim Jarvis

A course for continuing students at the intermediate and advanced level.  Price includes all materials.

Join us for 4-weeks of raku fun, led by instructor Tim Jarvis. 

First class: Students will create a vessel on the wheel to raku.

Second class: Students will trim and finish their vessel.

Third class: Instructor will demonstrate raku-specific glazing techniques & students will glaze their vessel.

Fourth class: The instructor will lead a raku firing with participation from all students. Important: please wear close-toed shoes and pull long hair back for this class.

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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FridayApr 10, 2015 – May 01, 201512:30 pm – 3:30 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $131.00

#709 – Mornings on the Wheel Spring 2015

Tim Jarvis

A 7-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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FridayApr 10, 2015 – May 22, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $203.00

#705 – Figure Sculpture Spring 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.

Bags of clay - $25 each

Firing Fees - determined by size of project

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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SaturdayApr 11, 2015 – May 23, 20151:00 pm – 4:00 pm8 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $135.00

#712 – Beginning Pottery Spring 2015

A 4-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.

Supply List:

Basic pottery tool kit (are available to purchase a any local art supply or here for $12).

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SaturdayApr 18, 2015 – May 09, 20159:00 am – 12:00 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $113.00

#703 – Experimental Oil Painting Spring 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.

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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SaturdayApr 24, 2015 – May 23, 20159:30 am – 12:30 pm10 Seat(s) AvailableOpen

Total $126.00