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.

Abstraction in Representational Painting

Instructor: Woody Cornwell
Mondays, April 6–May 11 | 1–4pm
Members $175 | Non-members $200

Designed for both beginners and experienced artists, this course will cover the fundamentals of abstraction and its application in the 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”: 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.

Figure-Drawing Boot Camp

Instructor Kip Bradley
Tuesdays, April 14 & 21 | 1–5pm
Members $75 | Non-members $95

If you can draw the figure, you can draw anything! This two-day 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.

Art of Diplomacy Sketch Walk

Saturday, May 9 | 2:30–5pm
Ages: Teen to adult
Free, registration required

The paintings of Winston Churchill embody all the elements that make sketching a wonderful activity. Come by the Jepson Center at 12 noon to tour the exhibit The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting and discuss why painting was integral to Churchill’s life. Then meet at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum 2:30 pm for sketching at the museum.

Print Yourself! Mini Me 3D Printing Pop Icons

All Ages
Members $75 | Non-members $95

Filled – 10:30am
Filled – 12:00pm
3D printed figurines are all 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.

Guided Summer Open Studios

Still Life Painting

Ages: Adult
Tuesdays, May 12-June 2 | 12-3pm
Member $150 | Non-members $175


Plein Air Landscapes

Ages: Adult
Tuesdays, June 9-30 | 9am-12pm
Member $150 | Non-members $175

Set aside time to paint! We will help ensure you’re spending time this summer doing what you love with this 3-hour guided open studio. Work independently or ask advice as needed. The focus is on making as a means to improved artistic skills. The instructor will set up a simple still life or suggest a great plein air painting location each week. All you have to do is come in and make the commitment to paint!

A Smorgasbord of Living Color

Ages: Adult
Instructor: Woody Cornwell
Thursdays, May 14-June 11 | 12-3pm
Members $175 | Non-members $200

Explore the vibrancy of color in this workshop as we dig deep into Pop art and its many variants. You be able to free yourself from older forms of color interaction for something more modern and vital today. We will visit the current exhibit “In Living Color” and scour the artistic landscape for color ideas that will become uniquely yours. You will also learn about repetition of color and its rhythm and patterning. This will be a fun and informative exploration you will remember as you continue your artistic endeavors. So come join us in this extravaganza of color.

Dee Beard Dean Workshop: Painting with Monet
November 4-6, 2015

A most unusual and exciting workshop! Dee will instruct in “Painting Like the Great Impressionist Masters”. Lectures will be held each morning in the museum with private viewings of original works by Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Frederick Carl Frieseke, William Merritt Chase, Childe Hassam and other old masters.

We will be studying the brushwork and painting techniques of the early impressionists in private museum viewings and we will paint in the manner of the masters each afternoon. We will do studies on the “color of light” as Monet and the impressionists discovered.

Dee will give the students individual attention depending on their skill level. Although Dee will be teaching using oils, she is well versed in all mediums and students of all mediums are welcome. It is not Dee’s intent to change, but rather to enhance a student’s individual style