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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.

Drawing

Session 1: Mondays, Mondays, 10am–12:30pm | April 15–May 20
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Session 2: Fridays, 10am­–12:30pm | June 14–July 19
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

This class will explore drawing techniques and a variety of drawing media. Each week will feature a different material and drawing process. It is a perfect drawing class for new artists wishing to improve their drawing skills and advanced artists looking for new challenges.  Through demos and practice, students will learn to draw from direct observation, gaining a sound understanding of materials and processes. Perfect for both beginning and seasoned drawing students. All materials provided.

The Fundamentals of Portraiture in Oils

Mondays, Mondays, 2pm–4:30pm | April 15–May 20
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Mary Carol Kenney

This is an oil painting class for beginner and intermediate artists wanting to learn the fundamentals of portraiture. We’ll learn how to mix skin tones and achieve a likeness of our sitter through careful attention to hue and value shifts. Emphasis will be on strengthening your skills and keeping you steered in your own direction. All materials are included.

Acrylic Painting

Session 1: Tuesdays, 2pm–4:30 pm | January 16–February 20

This class is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at bradleyk@telfair.org or 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Tuesdays, 2pm–4:30 pm | April 16–May 21
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Adrienne Berkland

This painting class is geared to beginning artists or intermediate artists who are new to acrylic painting. Sessions will cover painting techniques unique to acrylic painting and provide a foundation in color mixing, composition, and paint application. Acrylic paint is a fast-drying medium that we will explore through teacher demonstrations, guided exercises, and work time with individual instruction.

Favorite Things, Still-Life Painting Class

Session 1: Tuesdays, 10am–12:30pm | January 16–February 20

This class is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at bradleyk@telfair.org or 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Tuesdays, 2pm–4:30 pm | June 11–July 16
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

If you are excited about a subject, you will likely be happier with the outcome. A fun still-life is an excellent way to learn to paint and build new skills. This class will create a painting each class session from a fresh-themed still-life arrangement that you will enjoy. Learn paint application, color mixing, and understanding the structures that create the illusion of space and volume. This class is like going to the gym—only a lot more fun! Participants will build their observational and creative muscles. All materials provided.

Oil Painting Class: Intro to Landscape Painting

Tuesdays, 9–11:30am | April 16–May21

This class is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at bradleyk@telfair.org or 912.790.8823. 

Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

There is no better way to enjoy the day than to paint it. Start with the basic materials, add the right tools and techniques, and let painting outdoors become a lifelong passion. Learn to work in oils 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 use them to express yourself in color. All materials are provided.

Studio Art Club

Morning Sessions: 10am–12:30pm
Session 1: Wednesdays, January 17–March 20
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Session 2: Wednesdays, April 10–June 5
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Session 3: Wednesdays, June 12–August 7
Register for session 3
Afternoon Sessions: 1–4:30 pm
Session 1: Wednesdays, January 10–March 20
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Session 2: Wednesdays, April 10–June 5
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Session 3: Wednesdays, June 12–August 7
Register for session 3
Members $65 | Non-members $85
Program Coordinator: Kip Bradley

The tricky part of the painting is not always the “how-to” but sometimes just the “when.” Set aside time each week to ensure art gets done. This studio program provides studio space for artists to work independently in a quiet and safe social setting with a teacher on hand to provide guidance when requested. Each session includes a new, fresh, fun-themed still-life arrangement, or you can bring your inspiration and work with the media of your choice. Bring your own materials.

Sketch-Booking, Observational Painting, and Drawing Foundations

Thursdays,10 am–12:30pm | April 18–May 23
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

This ideal beginner art class is designed specifically for those 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 methods. This class will provide a solid introduction to drawing and watercolor techniques while helping you create the habit of incorporating sketching into your daily routine. Artists of all levels are welcome. The class does work outside and requires moderate walking. All materials are provided.

Color

Session 1: Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm, January 18–February 22
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Session 2: Mondays, 2–4:30pm, June 10–July 15
Register for session 2
Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

An acrylic painting class for all levels that focuses specifically on color. They say that everything there is to learn about painting happens on the palette. If you’re unsure how to make orange or feel overwhelmed selecting colors at the art supply store, this class will help. The more colors you make, the more colors you see. In this class, we explore basic color theory, various artists’ color selections, and their reasoning to understand the elements of color. This class will provide a strong understanding of the properties of color and enable more informed decisions when choosing a color. All materials included.

 

Plein Air Art Club

Morning Session: 10am–12:30pm
April 12–June 7
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Afternoon Session: 2–4:30pm
April 12–June 7
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Members $65| Non-members $85
Program Coordinator: Kip Bradley

The tricky part of the painting is not always the “how-to” but sometimes just the “when.” Set aside a regular meeting time and ensure time is taken each week to create in a safe and social atmosphere. All sessions will allow painters to work independently but with a teacher to offer 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. Participants can come to multiple or change between time sessions as needed. Bring your own materials.

Botanical Sketchbook Journaling

Session 1: Mondays, 2–4:30pm | January 22–February 26

This class is currently sold out. To join the waitlist, please contact Kip Bradley at bradleyk@telfair.org or 912.790.8823.

Session 2: Mondays, 2–4:30pm | April 15–May 20
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Erica Fulp

In this class, you will explore the world of botanicals through your art and sketchbook. We will explore how to investigate the little details of the botanical world and then bring those details to life through your sketches. During this class, we will draw from life and reference with a range of materials such as watercolor, pencil, and pen. This class will build upon your current understanding of drawing and painting skills and is open to those who are interested in learning more about botanical art.

Figurative Art Club

Session 1: Thursdays, 2–5pm | January 18–February 29
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Session 2: Thursdays, 2–5pm | March 7–April 18
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Session 3: Thursdays, 2–5pm | May 2–June 13
Register for session 3
Session 4: Thursdays, 2–5pm | June 20–August 1
Register for session 4

 

Members $150 | Non-members $185
Program Coordinator/Instructor: Michelle Perez

Practice makes perfect—the tricky part of making is not always the “how to” but sometimes just the “when.” 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. Bring your materials.

March Madness Explorers Studio for Adults

You may have had a mean art teacher, feel like you are all thumbs, or think you can never find the time.  These two-day workshops are for those hesitant to commit to a more extensive six-week class. If you just want to “test the waters,” learn special skills, or have a new experience, join this class Intended for the absolute beginner or intermediate artists looking for new talents. All materials are included.

Each Session: 10am–12:30pm
Members $65 | Non-members $75

March Mini 2 Session: Try exploring drawing on Monday, March 4 and 11

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March Mini 2 Session: Try exploring oil painting on Tuesday, March 5 and 12

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March Mini 2 Session: Try watercolor on Thursday, March 7 and 14  

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March Mini Session: Try figure drawing on Monday, March 18 and 25

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 March Mini 2 Session: Try pastels Tuesday, March 19 and 26

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March Mini 2 Session: Try Landscape painting Thursday, March 21 and 28

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Featured Artist – Darcy Melton: The Amplified Still-Life

March 23 at 10am3pm Jepson Center
This one-day workshop will explore how reflection can amplify a painting, from placing the brightest highlight on your subject and creating a focal point to exploring the soft reflection of the subject on the base, grounding the composition. This workshop will show how reflections can enhance depth and add complexity to a simple still-life.
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PO Box 10081
Savannah, GA 31412
Phone Number
912.790.8800
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