Adult Classes and Workshops


Ready, Set, Sew!
Maryse Vaillancourt-Prescott
$125, Ages 16-Adult
Wednesdays, October 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 2021
There is just “sew” much you can create by learning this skill! For those with little-to-no experience with a needle or sewing machine, discover the fundamentals of sewing. Bring your own machine and learn valuable tips and tricks. You will build skills and develop knowledge as you complete two beautiful projects, a tote bag to organize and placemats with napkins (materials included).

Adult Drawing and Painting: Steve Close
Wednesdays – on going

10:00am-12:00pm or 1:00-3:00pm
4 Classes: $100, $95 member
This is an introduction to the materials and techniques of painting and drawing for all students. Working from direct observation and a variety of subject matter, this class will focus on color and basic concepts of form, light, and composition.

Palette Knife Landscape
Micah Goguen
$75, Ages 16-Adult
Saturday, Oct. 30
Join us for this workshop on how to use paint and munipulate with a palette knife as we work on this beautiful, soft landscape. We will use GOLDEN Soft Gel Matte and Fluid Acrylics on Ampersand Gessoboard panels. You get to keep the palette knife set of 5 and all supplies are included. Just show up and enjoy with us as we explore the loose and fun approach of palette knife painting on panel.

Watercolors Crash Course
Brenda Stevens
$75 , Ages 16-Adult
Enjoy an afternoon of experimentation and fun while you learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Learn how to make the colors you want from a simple trio of primary colors. Learn how to control the paint and several methods of application. You will receive plenty of individual attention and Brenda’s demonstrations will walk you step-by-step through the entire painting to take home. You will be amazed what you can do.

Artisanal Cooking
Ken Worthington
$45/class/student , Adults Ken’s classes are always lively! Make reservations now as class sizes are small and they sell out fast! Held in the demonstration kitchen of the Center for Creative Learning, 114 Lafayette Parkway.

  • Take It Up a Notch
    Limited 12 guests
    Thursday, Oct 28, 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Like mixing a great cocktail, there’s an art to throwing a great cocktail party. No matter how experienced you are, this class will help you turn up the awesome. Learn how to make classic cocktails, impressive yet easy hors d’oeuvres and planning tips.
  • Date Night–Infused and Amused Limited Six Couples
    Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Couples will learn how to make various types of cellos, including, limoncello, in time for holiday gift giving. They will also learn how to infuse flavors into oils and vinegar.
  • Infused and Amused
    Limited 12 guests
    Thursday, Nov 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm
    Back by popular demand! Learn how to make various types of cellos, including, limoncello, in time for holiday gift giving. You’ll also learn how to infuse flavors into oils and vinegar.

Natural Soap Making with Jessica Turner
Oct. 29, 6-8 pm $35

Have you every wanted to make your own soap at home, free from all harmful chemicals and dyes? Come learn how to safely make a variety of natural soaps using the cold-process method! You will learn all about soap safety, how to make soap for sensitive skin, and how to create colorful fun soaps with different techniques. Fun for the whole family! 

Plein Air Concepts For The Studio – Oil Painting Workshop, Amanda Lovett
$395, Adult, 3 day Workshop
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, February 3, 4, 5, 2022 Min 8, Max 12
Even if you never leave the Studio, applying the basic Plein Air Techniques will improve your ability to add depth, atmosphere and life to your Landscapes. This workshop will cover basic to advanced techniques of painting in Plein Air and how to apply them to your studio work or use them out in the field. It’s a matter of learning how to see, deciding what’s important to the scene, and recognizing how much information you can lose in a photo. Participants will learn how to gather information every time they set foot outside, even when they are not painting. Join me for three days of lively demos, hands-on painting and one-on-one instruction.

Fundamentals of Photography with Shannon Belletti
4 week class, TBD- February 2022
$130, $125 members
6 pm – 8 pm
Learn the art and science of taking great pictures through lecture and hands-on practice. Topics include: aperture, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, equipment & accessories and the basics of composition. Upon completion, you’ll have a solid understanding of your cameras menus, buttons & settings & how to use them! Requirements: SLR or mirrorless camera with at least one lens (around 35-50mm recommended), tripod recommended but not required.


Intro to Adobe Lightroom with Shannon Belletti
$130, $125 Member
Ages 16-Adult
TBD, Saturdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Learn how to manage and edit software that is much easier to start with than Photoshop.