Adult and Teen Classes

Classes are small group classes that are open to beginners. Do you want to dabble in a new art form or pick up tips from an instructor? Or, are you looking for a short series to further explore an art form? Either way, we have something for you. Come, bring a friend and create at The Art Lab. All materials are provided. Our instructors are professional teaching artists and have all had a national background check completed. Teens must be enrolled in high school.

Intensives are longer workshops that are broken into skill and technique practice, one shorter study and one longer finished piece to take home. There is a 30 minute lunch break that will be scheduled.

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Watercolor Spring Landscape

Learn basic watercolor techniques and through guided practice, paint a small study from nature and a final Spring landscape. You’ll get a full introduction to using tube watercolor, papers and brushes. 

April 11th

9am – 2:30pm

$100

$190 (Take 2)

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Trompe l’oeil Watercolor Shadow Boxes

Learn basic watercolor techniques and through guided practice. Together we will paint small practice paintings of keys in the trompe l’oil tradition. Trompe l’oil means like life, watercolor allows for  details and layering so that you can make things look real.  Following students will arrange their own small shadow boxes to paint in trompe l‘oil. 

June 20th

9am – 2:30pm

$100

$190 (Take 2)

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Blending in Pastel

Create dynamic landscapes.. Learn to sketch the components of  a landscape and how to layer from light to dark in pastel. Practice blending to mix different shades of color together. Work with your instructor on a series of 7” x 12” drawings featuring different simple outdoor photographs from Indiana. 

July 4th 

9am – 2:30pm

$100

$190 (Take 2)

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Summer Bouquets 

Learn basic acrylic paint techniques and through guided practice. Create a small study of a flower together. After, work on composition design with your instructor and complete an acrylic bouquet of flowers. 

July 18th 

9am – 2:30pm

$100

$190 (Take 2)

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Shaded Portraits in Colored Pencils

Learn to blend and layer in colored pencil. With an instructor learn basic facial proportions, planes and shadows. Practice drawing eyes and then complete a full portrait. Bring a portrait to class for your final portrait. 

August 1st

9am – 2:30pm

$100

$190 (Take 2)

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Watercolor Sunflowers and Bumblebees 

Learn basic watercolor techniques and through guided practice including layering and glazing in yellows and watercolor pencils. Practice drawing and painting a bumblebee and then draw and paint both in a finished work with the guidance of your instructor. 

August 29th

9am – 2:30pm

$100

$190 (Take 2)

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Simple Nature Still Life 

Arrange and draw a simple natural still life from materials found outside including flowers, models of birds or birdhouses, seed pods and / or leaves. Learn to measure and estimate  proportions, the importance of contour line and shading techniques. Materials in the class include pencil, watercolor pencil and watercolor. 

September 5th

9:00am – 2:30pm

$100

$190 (Take 2)

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Art Journaling and Collage 

No intimidating blank page, pick from varied background papers to add to in this interactive class. Learn to add layers using collage techniques and acrylic glazes. You will be introduced to creating different focal points and adding them along with words and quotes. Talk about color theory and color scheme choices to incorporate feeling and mood. Included in this class is an art journal and all collage materials; however, if you have personal images you want to incorporate bring them to class. 

September 19th 

9:00am – 2:30pm

$100

$190 (Take 2)

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NEW Small Group Clay Exploration for Adults

Explore hand-building projects and the pottery wheel. Each class is limited to six participants and will include a combination of student choice and guided instruction. Each class each student will have the chance to work on the pottery wheel.

Adult / Teen

Summer Sessions 

Thursdays 

6:00pm – 8:30 pm 

$125.00 / 3 classes

Session A June 11th, June 18th, June 25th Register

Session B July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th Register

Session C August 13th, August 20th, August 27th Register

Fall: every Thursday  6:00 – 8:30pm 

Three sessions every month (can’t make one session?, make your session up at a different date).

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NEW Drinks and Coasters 

Gather at The Art Lab and create two mosaic coasters. Snip and glue glass and ceramic tiles. Grout and take home that night. Happy hour is allowed. You may bring in your own drinks. 

June 26th Register

July 17th Register

August 7th Register

5:00 – 7:00pm

$35

$60 (Take 2)

$95 (Take 3)

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