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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.

Botanical Sketchbook Journaling

Session 1: Mondays, 10am–12:30pm | September 11–October 16

This session is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Mondays, 10am–12:30pm | November 6–December 11
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Michelle Perez

A gouache painting class for complete beginners and intermediate painters who want to explore color, mixing, and mark-making. Gouache is an opaque, water-based paint that allows for thin watercolor-like layers as well as painterly applications. In this class we explore our creativity through illustration techniques to fill our sketchbook pages in expressive ways using reference photos we collect throughout the week: from life or going outside for inspiration.

Color Mixing with Oils

Session 1: Tuesdays, 10am–12:30pm | September 12–October 17

This session is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Tuesdays, 10am–12:30pm | November 7–December 12
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Michelle Perez

An oil painting class for beginners. In this class we take a step-by-step approach to learning about color and its complex qualities. We learn about Hue, value and chroma through weekly exercises, starting with the color wheel. For each class we will complete a small and simple painting from a photo provided by the instructor. Students are welcome to bring their own photo for the last few classes.

Drawing with Color

Session 1: Tuesdays, 2pm–4:30 pm | September 12–October 17

This session is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Tuesdays, 2pm–4:30 pm | November 7–December 12
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Michelle Perez

A class for complete beginners and intermediate students who are new to using color. In this class we will sharpen our hand-eye coordination through exercises that will help us draw more accurately and learn how to start using color. Through still-lifes, reference photos, and going outdoors we will explore line drawing, rendering, mark making, and composition, mostly using conte crayons and pastels.

Oil Painting Class: Intro to Landscape Painting

Session 1: Thursdays, 9–11:30am | September 14–October 19

This session is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Thursdays, 9am-11:30 | November 9 – December 7
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

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. All materials are provided.

From Drawing to Product

Thursdays, 2–4:30pm | September 14–October 19

This class is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Erica Fulp

If you fall in love with artwork on patterned fabrics, wallpaper, or other products as you walk down the aisles of a store, this class will teach you the basics for designing your own. This six-week course will introduce you to the beginning steps of creating unique designs and placing them onto fabric, wallpaper, cards, and more. You can build upon your current drawing and painting skills, but artists of all levels are welcome. We will explore techniques such as drawing, watercolor, printmaking, hand lettering. and digital applications with the aim to create products featuring your own artwork!

Studio Art Club

Morning Sessions:
Session 1: Wednesdays, 10am–1pm | August 30–October 25

This session is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Wednesdays, 10am–1pm | November 1–December 20 (no class Nov. 22)
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Afternoon Sessions:
Session 1: Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm | August 30–October 25

This session is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Wednesdays, 1–4pm | November 1–December 20 (no class Nov. 22)
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Members $65 | Non-members $85
Program coordinator: Kip Bradley | non-instructional and guided options

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

Plein Air Art Club

Guided Morning Sessions:
Session 1: Fridays, 9 am–12pm | September 1–October 27

This session is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Fridays, 9 am–12pm | November 3–December 22 (no class Nov. 24)
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Afternoon Sessions:
Session 1: Fridays, 2–5pm | September 1–October 27

This session is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Fridays, 2–5pm | November 3–December 22 (no class Nov. 24)
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Members $65 | Non-members $85
Program coordinator: Kip Bradley | non-instructional and guided options

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.

 

Still-Life Painting

November 6- December 11 | Monday, 2–4:30pm
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

A painting class for both the beginner and intermediate painter that will establish and reinforce a strong foundation for your new or building exploration of observational painting. Sometimes all you need to get started is good road map or a little help to keep you on track. Still-life painting is a great way to build new skills and advance established painting skills. This class will present a strategy for paint application, color mixing, and an understanding of the structures that create the illusion of space and volume.

Figure Fridays

Fridays 1–4pm | September 1–October 27

This session is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823.

Fridays 1–4pm | November 3–December 22 (no class Nov. 24)
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Members $150 | Non-members $185
Program coordinator/instructor: Michelle Perez

Practice makes perfect—the tough part of making is not always the “how-to” but sometimes just the “when.” Set aside this time to ensure time is taken each week to work from the figure. This open figure studio provides a safe and social atmosphere to work independently or get help from a participating instructor. This program will provide time for artists to work independently from the live model in the media of their choice and see how others work as well. Bring your own materials.

 

Explorers Studio for Adults

These one-day, two-hour workshops offer time to mess about. Learn special skills or just have a new experience under the guidance of a helpful teacher. Intended for the absolute beginner or intermediate artists looking for new skills. See the class description online for project examples at telfair.org/learn/adult-classes.

Mondays, 2-4pm
$25 per two-hour session
Materials included.
Instructor: Michelle Perez

September 11 | Try painting with gouache, abstract patterns, colors, and mark making

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September 18 | Try plein air landscape painting with gouache

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September 25 | Try linoleum printing, create your own stamp

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October 2 | Try botanical illustration, patterns, and shapes.

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October 9 | Try drawing on vellum, using graphite and ink

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October 16 | Try knife painting with oils/or acrylics

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October 23 | Try animal illustration using mixed media

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October 30 | Try still life with soft pastel

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