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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 | March 5–May 28
Various locations
Members $60 | Non-members $85

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Afternoon Session:
Fridays, 2pm–5pm | March 5–May 28
Various locations
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 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.

still life with pitcher, 1/10/08, 9:49 AM, 16C, 2770x3809 (126+50), 50%, Repro 2.2 v2, 1/20 s, R92.9, G31.0, B40.1

Sketch-Booking, Observational Painting, and Drawing Foundations

Instructor: Kip Bradley
Session 1: Mondays, 10:30am–1pm March 1–April 5
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Session 2: Mondays, 10:30am–1pm | April 12–May 17
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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

The Still-Life Painting Class

Instructor: Kip Bradley
Session 1: Wednesdays, 10:30am–1pm | January 13–February 17

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Session 2: Wednesdays, 10:30am–1pm | March 3–April 17

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Limited to 5 people. Masks required. 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.


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

Oil Painting Class: Intro to Landscape Painting

Tuesdays, 2–5pm, March 2–April 6

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Tuesdays, 2-5pm, April 13–May 18

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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.

Fall preview programs:

Mondays, September 7–October 11

Landscape Painting
Tuesdays, September 7–October 12

Still Life Painting
Wednesdays, September 8–October 13

Figure Drawing
Thursdays, September 9-October 14

Plein air Group
Fridays, September 3–November 19

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