All Classes & Workshops

Watercolor Wednesdays in January with Sean Callahan

January 07, 2015 - January 28, 2015
Wed, 2-5pm


Designed to build confidence and technique-for the beginner who wants to try the medium to the intermediate painter who wants to stretch-Callahan’s engaging demonstrations and instruction help students tame this challenging medium and produce beautiful results.

It’s a Workout: Short Story Exercises with Paula Whyman

January 16, 2015 - January 17, 2015
Fri - Sat, 10am -12:30pm


Focus on guided in-class exercises designed to generate ideas and hone skills in the craft of short story-writing. All levels welcome; some experience in writing fiction is helpful.

Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth, January 2015

January 20, 2015 - January 27, 2015
Tue Afternoons 2-4:30pm, or Tue Evenings 6-8:30pm


Key West artist Rick Worth's Painting Boot Camp;  Students are provided with all the materials necessary and stroke-by- stroke guided instruction in this paint along favorite.

Splash, Splatter, & Pour: Watercolor on the Loose with Kris Parins

January 24, 2015 - January 26, 2015
Sat-Mon, 9am-4pm


Pouring is a technique that every watercolorist needs to have in their bag of tricks. It can be a quick method for creating a large, seamless wash and a way to loosen up and let it flow.

Watercolor Mondays in February with Sean Callahan

February 02, 2015 - February 23, 2015
Mondays, 2-5pm


Callahan’s engaging demonstrations and instruction help students learn to tame this challenging medium and produce beautiful results.

On Your Feet Improv with ImprovBoston

February 02, 2015 - February 04, 2015
Mon-Tue 6-9pm, Wen 2-5pm, and Show Wen at 8pm


Veteran instructors from ImprovBoston are landing in Key West with a simple mission: turning ordinary citizens into quick-thinking, on-their-toes comics.

Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth, February 2015

February 03, 2015 - February 24, 2015
Tuesday Afternoons 2-4:30pm, or Tuesday Evenings 6-8:30pm


Key West artist Rick Worth's Painting Boot Camp;  Students are provided with all the materials necessary and stroke-by- stroke guided instruction in this paint along favorite.

Loosen Up – Aquamedia with Robert Burridge

February 11, 2015 - February 14, 2015
Wed - Sat, 9am-4pm


Burridge’s popular “Loosen Up” workshops nurture individual success and personal enrichment with a big emphasis on daily painting projects at your own pace. It is stress-free, but be warned; you could end up with too much enthusiasm for painting

The Gilded Age with Kim Anthony

February 12, 2015
Thu 2-5pm


With artist/instructor Kim Anthony, you’ll learn basic gilding techniques that can be applied to any number of media and projects, and walk away with a completed gold or silver leafed frame.

Watercolor Mondays in March with Sean Callahan

March 02, 2015 - March 23, 2015
Mon, 2-5pm


Designed to build confidence and technique-for the beginner who wants to try the medium to the intermediate painter who wants to stretch-Callahan’s engaging demonstrations and instruction help students tame this challenging medium and produce beautiful results.


Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth, March 2015

March 03, 2015 - March 31, 2015
Tue Afternoons 2-4:30pm, or Tue Evenings 6-8:30pm


Key West artist Rick Worth's Painting Boot Camp;  Students are provided with all the materials necessary and stroke-by- stroke guided instruction in this paint along favorite.

Prop Up Your Feet, Build and Upholster an Ottoman with Kim Anthony

March 12, 2015
Thu 2-6pm


Build, assemble and paint a wooden base, top it off with cushions and custom-fitted upholstery, and walk away with a completed piece.

Writing for the Ear with Madison Smartt Bell

March 13, 2015 - March 19, 2015
Thu 3/13 & Fri 3/19, 9am-12pm


Join acclaimed author Madison Smartt Bell (Haition Revolutionary Trilogy) for an advanced seminar emphasizing sound, rhythm, and musicality in prose—with its subliminally seductive qualities and power to persuade the reader.

Plein Air Intensive-Capturing the Figure with Michele Byrne

March 19, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Thu-Sat, 9am-12pm


Michele returns to share her skills, focusing on how to incorporate figures into plein air scenes, adding extra life to your paintings. Intended for watercolor, but open to other media.

Easter Hats & Spring Fascinators with Judi Bradford

March 21, 2015
Sat 2-5pm


Master milliner Judi Bradford celebrates form over function with whimsical, inventive hats and fascinators that are the ultimate accessories. Learn the basics, and a few trade secrets, and walk away with your own wearable art for the spring season.

Spring Break Circus Camp with Bounce and Ooo la la

March 23, 2015 - March 27, 2015
Mon-Fri, 9am-12pm


The Studios welcomes the return of Bounce and “Ooo La La” Karen Grant-Margil's wildly popular Spring Break Circus Camp.

Reverse Painting on Glass with Joseph Cavalieri

March 25, 2015 - March 27, 2015
Friday-Monday 10am-5pm


Known for his irreverent stained glass paintings, former Resident Artist Joseph Cavalieri returns, loaded with techniques, materials and inspiration.

Special Topics in Watercolor with Sean Callahan

April 06, 2015 - April 27, 2015
Mon, 2-5pm


Building on the lessons taught in previous months’ workshops-and with input from his students-Callahan selects a special topic to expand upon and sharpen skills further.

Architectural Sketching with Donald Lee Carruthers, AIR

June 19, 2015
Fri, 9am-12pm


A practicing architect and “perspectivist” for 30+ years, Carruthers leads a seminar on ideas of perspective to help you gain comfort in sketching urban environments.