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Adult Classes

Adult studio classes are tailored to reinforce museum exhibition themes and/or concepts. Filling a niche in the community, studio classes offer a nurturing creative environment and provide a wonderful opportunity to advance your artistic talents. All classes and workshops are at the Jepson Center unless otherwise noted.

 

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Print Yourself! Mini Me 3D Printing Pop Icons

All Ages
Saturday February 6 | 10-1pm
Members $50 | Non-members $75

3D printed figurines are the craze lately and in this celebration of pop culture, we are inviting you and your loved ones to have your own mini me sculpture printed in pop colors. Imagine what it would be like to have a miniature figurine of yourself or a loved one, now we can make that a reality. Sign up for a time slot to come by the museum and strike a pose while we make a digital scan of you. We will mail the figurine and digital 3D image to you as soon as the printing is complete. Sign up for your 15 minute time slot to be scanned and learn how 3D prints are made.

 

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Figure Drawing Boot Camp

Ages: Adult
Instructor: Kip Bradley
Friday, January 22 | 1-5pm
Members $75 | Non-members $95

If you can draw the figure, you can draw anything! This intensive figure drawing course is for students who are serious about learning how to draw. Learn tricks and tools with both classical and unusual approaches.

 

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Abstraction in Representational Painting

Ages: Adult
Instructor: Woody Cornwell
Wednesday, February 3-March 23 | 1-4pm
Members $175 | Non-members $200

Designed for both beginners and experienced artists; covering the fundamentals of abstraction and its application in development of style and expression in representational painting. Explore line, shape, color, texture, and composition using a variety of media. The class will approach abstraction from specific “points of entry” including, gestural abstraction, texture and collage, music, language and visual studies of established abstract artists. Explore the world of abstraction with experimentation and discussion to become more familiar with your own personal style.

 

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Intro to Painting Boot Camp

Ages: Adult
Instructor: Kip Bradley
Monday, April 4 | 10-1pm
Members $75 | Non-members $95

Do you want to learn the basics of oil painting? This class is designed to build foundational skills and expand knowledge of techniques and materials that can be applied to many painting styles and to realist of abstract subjects. Students will learn how to use paint, paint mediums and brushes for outstanding results, color mixing, and how to create the illusion of three dimensional forms.

 

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Sketchbooking: The Foundations

Ages: Adult
Instructor: Kip Bradley
Tuesday, March 8-April 19 | 10-1pm
Members $95 | Non-members $120

The more technology is integrated in to our lives, the cooler low-tech activities like sketch-booking become. It’s time to enjoy the simplicity, growth, and delight that comes from sketching. This eight week class will introduce you to keeping a sketchbook. This class will provide a strong introduction to drawing and watercolor techniques, while helping you develop the habits of incorporating sketching into your every day! Artists of all levels are welcomed and; materials will be provided.

 

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State of the Art Sketch Crawl

Ages: Teen to Adult
Saturday, March 12
3-4pm Guided Tour of State of the Art
4-6pm Sketching Tour of Savannah Sites
Free, Registration Required

Look to the exhibit “State of the Arts: Discovering American Art Now” to find contemporary concepts and techniques to take with you on a sketch crawl of the downtown Savannah area. Come to the Jepson Center at 3pm to tour the exhibit and then meet at 4pm for sunset sketching and socializing.

 

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Cell Phonography

Ages: Adult
Instructor: Charlie Ribbens
Saturday, April 23 | 10-1pm
Members $45 | Non-members $65

Are you truly harnessing the creative power of your phones camera? In this class you will learn how to improve the images you’re already taking on your smartphone, how to edit your images and make them sing, and how to store and organize them in and out of your phone. No intimidation, just a helpful workshop to improve upon what you are already doing and turn your cell phone camera images into works of art.

 

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Exploring traditional and Digital Photography

Adult
Instructor: Charlie Ribbens
Fridays, April 1-April 29 | 2-5pm
Members $175 | Non-members $200

This adult program focuses on black-and-white, digital photography and the basic functions of 35mm SLR manual cameras. While instruction emphasizes the advancements of digital media, we will also cover conventional methods of film photography. Class features include student use of both manual and digital cameras, on-location shoots in the historic district, a morning field trip access to Telfair Museums’ photography collection and more!