Classes and Workshops

  • All
  • Creative and Professional Development
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Sculpture, Photo and Mixed Media
  • Woodshop
  • Writing and Reading

Drawing Auto-Biographical Comics with Ajuan Mance, PEAR

Draw on your experience to create graphic renderings of your life using the works of several comic creators as inspiration.

Learn the Lathe: Wood Turning with Trevor Martineau

Learn the different stages of wood turning in this hands-on workshop offered at the Studios Woodshop to create a wooden bowl. Start with a block of wood, turn it on a lathe and end up with a sealed food safe bowl!

Summer Solstice Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with Susan Sugar

Discover what moves you most and how to make your mark based on the adventure of seeing, guided by popular instructor, New York/Key West artist Susan Sugar, by painting the sea and sky at dusk on the beach.

Jumpstart Your Nonfiction Draft with Garrard Conley, PEAR

Unstick your writing with generative prompts, examples drawn from skilled writers, and opportunities to go hands-on with your nonfiction project.

Developing Personal Visual Archetypes with Nonney Oddlokken, PEAR

Tropes strip away all meaning, beauty and dignity, resulting in a loss of interest and respect. Reclaim individuality and use modern influences to create new archetypes.

Summer Solstice Plein Air Watercolor Workshop with Susan Sugar

Discover what moves you most and how to make your mark based on the adventure of seeing, guided by popular instructor, New York/Key West artist Susan Sugar, by painting the sea and sky at dusk on the beach.

Making and Printing Linocuts with Jennifer Basile, PEAR

The workshop shows how to make a relief print without a press. Participants will create original works of art or repeat patterns with their relief image.

Storytelling Through Mixed Media Collage with Lavett Ballard, PEAR

Tell your best story through visual representations with the use of historical imagery and reference materials.

Portrait Painting from a Photograph with Dianne Hebbert, PEAR

Capture a loved one or fascinating stranger in acrylic, through photo-based portraiture with tips on the grid method, under paintings, and adding details.

Comedy in Writing with Kristen Arnett, PEAR

Unpack and repack the way jokes and humor sit inside of work, looking at repetition, self-deprecating humor, copycatting, absurdism, and other techniques.

Writing From True Stories with Dionne Irving, PEAR

Write what you know. Lived experiences can be turned into engaging fiction, but how do we make the leap from the actual world to the imagined world?