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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. Contact Kip Bradley for more information at bradleyk@telfair.org.

Early drawing of the Jepson Center from the building's architect, Moshe Safdie
Early drawing of the Jepson Center from the building's architect, Moshe Safdie

Savannah Sketchers Plein Air Group

(non-instructional & guided options)
Instructor: Kip Bradley

Guided Morning Session:
Fridays, 9am–12pm | September 18–November 13
Various locations
Members $60 | Non-members $85

Afternoon Session:
Fridays, 2pm–5pm | September 18–November 13
Various locations
Members $40 | Non-members $65

Cost for both sessions:
Members $80 | Non-members $100

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The tough part of the painting is not always the “how to” but sometimes just the “when.” Set aside a regular time to meet, and ensure time is taken each week to create in a safe and social atmosphere.

This year the museum is offering two plein air group meeting options. The morning plein air group will provide a time for new painters to work independently but with a teacher on hand to provide guidance. This guided time to paint will include a demo or suggested exercise exploring color and techniques.

The afternoon plein air group will be non-instructional to simply enjoy painting with others. This non-instructional group will meet each week in a different location to execute paintings in plein air. Work in the media of your choice and see how others work as well. Participants are welcome to register for one class or both.

Sketch-Booking, Observational Painting, and Drawing Foundations

Instructor: Kip Bradley
Session 1: Mondays, 9am–12pm September 14–October 19
Registrations closed, contact Kip Bradley for information.

Session 2: Mondays, 9am–12pm | October 26–November 30
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Members $175 / non-members $195
All materials are provided.

This is the ideal beginner art class or for those of you with some experience looking to advance your skills. The more technology is integrated into our lives, the cooler low-tech activities such as 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 and assist you in developing your own methods. This class will provide a strong introduction to drawing and watercolor techniques while helping you develop the habits of incorporating sketching into your daily routine. Artists of all levels welcome.

adult art classes at Telfair Museums are located in the Jepson Center studio

Oil Painting Class: Intro to Landscape Painting

Tuesdays, 2–5pm, September 15th–October 20th

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Tuesdays, 1, 2-5pm, October 27th–December

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Members $175 | Non-members $195 All materials are provided.

Start with the basic materials, add the right tools and techniques, and let painting become a lifelong passion. Learn to work in oils outdoors to create impressions of Savannah. Explore painting techniques, composition, color, and creative expression in an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. Learn brushwork, layering, applying paint to the surface, and color mixing techniques and apply them to express yourself in paint.

Weekend Painter, Oil Painting Class: Intro to Landscape Painting

Saturdays, 9am–12pm | September 19–October 24th

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Saturdays, 9am–12pm | October 31–December 4


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Members $175 | Non-members $195 All materials are provided.

Start with the basic materials, add the right tools and techniques, and let painting become a lifelong passion. Learn to work in oils outdoors to create impressions of Savannah. Explore painting techniques, composition, color, and creative expression in an upbeat and encouraging atmosphere. Learn brushwork, layering, applying paint to the surface, and color mixing techniques and apply them to express yourself in paint.

Focused Studies: Color and Value in Landscapes

Wednesdays, 9–12pm | September 17–October 22

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Wednesdays, 9–12pm | October 29–December 10 (No class November 26)


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Members $175 | Non-members $195

All materials are provided.
This class will work in oil on small-format canvases to focus on color and value in quick focused subject studies. Meet each week in a different location to explore techniques such as color harmonies, value scales, atmospheric perspective, brush techniques, and more through simply focused subjects such as clouds, marsh, trees. Each class will aim to create two to three quick small paintings to develop technical and subject experience.