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.




Impressionist Sketch Crawl

Ages: Teen to Adult
Saturday, November 14, 3–6 pm
Free; registration required

The paintings of Monet and American Impressionism will inspire this sketch crawl as we explore light and color. Come to the Jepson Center to tour the exhibit, then meet at 4 pm for sunset sketching.




Intro to Painting Boot Camp

Instructor: Kip Bradley
Monday, December 7, 10 am–1 pm
Members $75, non-members $95

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





Sunrise and Sunset Impressionist

Instructor: Woody Cornwell
Wednesdays, October 21–December 2,
9 am–12 pm and 4–7 pm, (no class Nov. 25)
Members $300, non-members $325

This intensive and unique workshop will explore lighting and locale by painting the same location at both sunrise and sunset. The class will meet once a week in the morning and afternoon for an intensive study in color, light, and mark making. Students will learn to create strong compositions and designs, paint shapes and values to develop a more painterly style, capture the effects of light in moving water, and translate wave patterns. Students will also study the use of color to convey temperature, mood, and time of day.




Dee Beard Dean: Painting with Monet

Instructor: Dee Beard Dean
November 4–6, 9 am–4 pm
Members $450, non-members $475

Lectures will be held each morning in the Jepson Center with private viewings of original works by Claude Monet and other masters. Students will study the brushwork and painting techniques of the early Impressionists and will paint in the manner of the Masters each afternoon. Students will also do studies on the “color of light” as discovered by Monet. Dean will give the students individual attention depending on their skill level. Although Dean will be teaching using oil paints, she is well versed in all mediums, and students of all mediums are welcome. It is her intent to enhance, not to change, a student’s individual style.




Impressionist Painting at the Roundhouse

Instructor: Carl Fougerousse
Monday, December 14, 10 am–4 pm
Members $100, non-members $125

The rise of the Impressionist movement coincided with a railways expansion in the late 19th century. Monet himself painted several masterpieces depicting scenes from the railway. In this workshop we will have the unique opportunity to paint at Savannah’s historic Roundhouse Railroad Museum, with its period steam locomotives and cars.