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Please be advised that Telfair Museums recognizes the Savannah Safe Pledge and the reinstatement of the Savannah/Chatham County mask mandate. Masks are required for visitors and staff at all three of our museum sites.

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.

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Sketch-Booking, Observational Painting, and Drawing Foundations

Instructor: Kip Bradley
Session 1: Mondays, 10:00am–12:30pm | September 6 – October 11

Session 2: Mondays, 10:00am–12:30pm | October 25 – November 29

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

This is the ideal beginner art class, designed specifically for those of you who think they can’t or are scared to try. 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 are welcome. All materials are provided.

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

Oil Painting Class: Intro to Landscape Painting

Session 1: Tuesdays, 9am–11:30am, September 7 – October 12

Session 2: Tuesdays, 9am-11:30am, October 26 – November 30

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.

Drawing for All Levels Six-Week Class

Instructor: Mickey Boisvert

Tuesdays, 2pm-4:30pm | September 7 – October 12
Various locations
Members $175 | Non-members $195

These sessions offer a positive approach for both the beginning and seasoned student. Beginning students will receive lots of personal attention as we explore drawing fundamentals. Intermediate and returning students can look forward to new sketch sessions and challenging new still-life subjects as we draw from life. Later in the series, all students will be guided through portrait drawing using a proven method that breaks it down into understandable steps. Let’s learn and draw together in a fun and relaxed judgment-free zone. Artists of all levels welcome.

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

The Still-Life Painting Class

Instructor: Kip Bradley
Session 1: Wednesdays, 10:00am–12:30pm | September 8 – October 13
Session 2: Wednesdays, 10am–12:30pm | October 20 – November 24

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Members $175 | Non-members $195

A painting class for both the beginner and intermediate painter. Explore the Alla Prima (all-atonce) process, the elements of color, and how they work together. Develop a more confident approach to painting by gaining grounding for strong color choices. The first three classes explore the color palette and elements of color while strengthening basic painting skills. The second three explore the potential within the elements of color by painting in a variety of schemes.

 

Studio Art Club

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

 

Wednesdays, 1–4pm | September 8–November 17
Jepson Center Lane Studio
Members $60 | non-members $85

 

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 studio program will provide studio space for artist to work independently but with a teacher on hand to provide guidance when requested. Work on your own or work from a still-life. Work in the media of your choice and see how others work as well. Bring your own materials.

Figure Drawing

Instructor: Kip Bradley
Thursdays, 10am-12:30pm | September 9–October 14
Members $195 | non-members $215

In this class we will be exploring the fundamental approaches to figure drawing, learning briefly about many different tools and processes. Students will be exposed to classic and contemporary methods (the envelope, line of action, block in gesture, scribble gesture, etc.) taking time to play with each and develop a basic understanding of the process. Moving from there, students will choose the process they enjoy the most and do a finished drawing. All materials are provided.

*For more information, please contact Kip Bradley at (912) 790-8823 or e-mail 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

Plein Air Art Club

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

Guided Morning Session:
Fridays, 9am–12pm | September 3 – November 19
Various locations
Members $65 | Non-members $85

Afternoon Session:

Fridays, 2pm–5pm | September 3 – November 19
Various locations
Members $65 | Non-members $85

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.

Both sessions will provide a time for painters to work independently but with a teacher on hand to provide guidance when requested. Each session will include a demo or suggested exercise exploring color and techniques, but participation is not required.

Work in the media of your choice and see how others work as well. Participants are welcome to come to both or change between time sessions as needed. Bring your own materials.