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We’re growing! ArtZeum is permanently closed to make room for Telfair Children’s Art Museum, opening this Summer!

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.

Sketch-Booking, Observational Painting, and Drawing Foundations

Session 1: Mondays, 10am–12:30pm | January 23–February 27
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Session 2: Mondays, 10am–12:30 pm | March 20–April 24
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

This is the ideal beginner art class, 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 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. The class does work outside and requires moderate walking. All materials are provided.

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

Brilliant Colors

Session 1: Tuesdays, 10am–12:30pm | January 24–February 28
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Session 2: Tuesdays, 10 am–12:30pm | March 21–April 25
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Michelle Perez

An oil painting class for all levels.  In this class we work with the color wheel and fun elements of color theory to create vibrant paintings using imaginative colors.  We focus on hue, saturation, and brightness through impressionistic painting techniques using weekly still lifes and your own photos. If you choose to bring your own photos after the first few classes you may continue to work on the guided color challenges or you may work on a painting for a longer period of time.

still life with pitcher

The Still-Life Painting Class

Session 1: Wednesdays, 10am–12:30 pm | January 25–March 1
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Session 2: Wednesdays, 10 am–12:30 pm | March 22–April 26
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Kip Bradley

A painting class for both the beginner and intermediate painter. Explore the Alla Prima (all-at-once) 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

Session 1: Wednesdays, 1–4pm | January 11–March 15
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Session 2: Wednesdays, 1­–4 pm | March 22–May 24
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Members $65 | Non-members $85
Instructor: Kip Bradley (non-instructional & 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.

The Second Sketchbook

Session 1: Thursdays, 10am–12:30pm | January 26–March 2
Please contact Kip Bradley at 912.790.8823 for more information.
Session 2: Thursday, 10am–12:30pm | March 23–April 27
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Members $175 | Non-members $195
Instructor: Erica Fulp

This class will build upon the techniques and skills learned in the sketch-book foundation class; however, artists of all levels are welcome. Keeping a sketchbook can seem daunting, and this class is ideal for those who are too nervous about being imperfect to create. This six-week class will help bring you past that feeling and find a new sense of fun and excitement in creating art in your sketchbook.  We will explore techniques such as watercolor, ink drawing, mixed media, and collage to help find what inspires you the most.

Oil Painting Class: Intro to Landscape Painting

Session 1: Tuesdays, 9–11:30 am | January 24–February 28
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Session 2: Tuesdays, 9–11:30 am | March 21–April 25
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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.

 

Plein Air Art Club

Guided Morning Sessions:
Session 1: Fridays, 9 am–12 pm | January 13–March 17
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Session 2: Fridays, 9 am–12 pm | March 24–May 19
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Afternoon Sessions:
Session 1: Fridays, 2–5pm | January 13–March 17
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Session 2: Fridays, 2–5pm | March 24–May 19
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Members $65 | Non-members $85
Instructor: Kip Bradley

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. 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.

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.

Tuesdays, 2-4pm
$25 per two-hour session
Materials included.

April 18 | Try still-life painting

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April 25 | Try acrylic pour paintings

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May 2 | Try linear perspective, learn 1- and 2-point perspective

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May 9 | Try bookmaking, make your own sketchbook

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May 16 | Try plein air landscape painting

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May 23 | Try acrylic painting, geometric patterns, and stripe paintings on canvas

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May 30 | Try charcoal painting

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Figure Fridays

Fridays 1-4pm | January 20–March 10
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Program Coordinator/ Instructor: Michelle Perez
Members $150 | Non-members $185

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 and or get help from a participating instructor. This program will provide a time for Artist to work independently from the live model in the media of their choice and see how others work as well. Bring your own materials

 

Featured Artist Workshop with Darcy Melton: The Limited Palette Still Life

April 1 at 10am2pm Jepson Center
This four-hour workshop will present a simplified approach to a limited palette still life, focusing on movement in composition and using value to create emphasis.