Painting Bootcamp with Rick Worth in January

Classes offered Monday Evenings, Tuesday Afternoons and Tuesday Evenings in January.

A perfect way to spend an afternoon, whether you’re in Key West for a weekend, or for a lifetime. Rick Worth will take command of the class, bringing tips and laughs, and resulting in your very own master piece to take home with you.

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Drawing Better for Better Paintings with Mike Rooney

Four Wednesdays in January, 10am - 1pm

Rooney teaches easy and fun ways to draw better, instantly.

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Memoir Boot Camp with Janice Gary

Three Wednesday in January

Find the key to unlocking your personal story in this 3-session workshop.

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Trapeze for Tweens and Teens with Mara Neimanis

Sun Jan 8, 15 & 22, 10 - 11:30AM

Stuents are front and center and off the ground in this aerial class geared to tween empowerment, communication, teamwork, and fun through the accomplishment of learning aerial skills.

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Watercolor Demo: l with Sean Callahan

Four Mondays in January

Sean Callahan condenses his legendary demos and best watercolor pointers into a series of morning sessions. Watch the master at work before starting your own piece.

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Watercolor Studio: l with Sean Callahan

Four Mondays in January

Sean Callahan walks students through the basics of taming a challenging medium and producing beautiful results. Callahan is one of the island’s best watercolorists and instructors, with over 20 years of professional dedication to the craft.

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Learn to Fly: Introduction to Aerial Skills with Mara Neimanis

Mondays beginning Jan 9, 4:30 - 6PM

Expand your limits – drop by Sundays to fly on trapezes and aerial sculpture! Investigate awareness, strength, and physical empowerment. Class will combine introductory circus technique, basic yoga and movement and aerial improvisation. No experience necessary. Drop in or attend ongoing.

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Drapery Painting with Lothar Speer

Three Sundays in January

Classical technique of drapery painting, back by popular demand.
Some experience recommended

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Art Through Zen Buddhism with Roberta Marks

Ten Tuesdays Jan 17 - Mar 21, 9AM - 12PM

Explore abstraction with a clear mind through weekly assignments and in-depth critiques. Intermediate to advanced.

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Screenwriting with Bob Bowersox

Six Tuesdays Jan 17 - Feb 28, 7 - 9PM

Turn that idea into a screenplay with this intro to the craft of screenwriting.

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Adventures in Night Photography with Mark Hedden

Thu Jan 19, 7 - 11PM

Hit the streets with Hedden, and learn to capture light when there isn’t much to capture.
Intermediate

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Wines from Italy with Candela Prol

Fri Jan 20, 2 - 4PM

Salute! Tour (and sip) the wines of Italy and explore their intertwining histories.

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Creative iPhoneography and After-Capture with Shirley Drevich

Sat Jan 21, 10AM - 4PM

Edit your images into moments of magic with the best editing tools and apps.

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Culinary Adventures with Chef Christine Zapka

Sundays Jan 22 - May 14, 1 - 3PM Single Sessions Available

Tasty demos and hands on experiences emphasize fresh cuisine.

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Introduction to Chinese Painting and Calligraphy with Bob Schmitt

Wed & Thu Jan 25 & 26, 10AM - 4PM (lunch break from 12 - 2PM)

Grind your ink, load your brush, and practice the immediacy of this ancient art.

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Songwriting with Jon Brooks

Thu Jan 26, 6 - 8PM

The Canadian folk star walks thru songwriting basics in a relaxed setting.

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Painting Cute Little Baby Animals: Chinese Brush Painting with Bob Schmitt

Fri & Sat Jan 27 & 28, 10AM - 4PM (lunch break from 12- 2PM)

Explore techniques of Chinese calligraphy by painting animals and insects. Learn to employ minimal strokes for greater effect and have more fun than a barrel of monkeys – even though it’s the year of the rooster.

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Marketing for Writers with Rebecca Wallwork, AIR

Sat Jan 28, 10AM - 3PM

Soup to nuts marketing workshop helps get your words into the world.

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Art Conservation in the Tropics with Judi Lank

Mon Jan 30, 6:30PM

A Master Framer shares lessons on keeping art safe in the Tropics.

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Standup Comedy Workshop with Christine O’Leary

Six Sessions 6:30 - 9PM

Have you been told you’re funny? Do you steal the show at parties? Are you asked by your family and co-workers to “tell the story about _________?” This is your chance to try without risk what everyone knows about you – you are funny and have a comic perspective that is all your own! Award winning comedienne Christine O’Leary will share her secrets for how to get laughs on stage and economize your written material into a 5 minute stand up comedy set!

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Arts & Eats

A series of special dining events...

Join The Studios for a series of intimate events celebrating the art of breaking bread.

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Fringe Theater Key West – Agnes of God

Thu - Sun Jan 12 - 15 & Jan 19 - 22, 7PM

A novice nun. A dead newborn child. A court-appointed psychiatrist and a mother superior battle for the life of the nun, Agnes. Is she gifted in the mysteries of faith or guilty of cold-blooded murder? A psychological battle ensues, between science and religion and between the temporal and spiritual.

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Cortadito in Concert

Wed Jan 18, 7PM

Based in Miami, the five members of Cortadito bring explosive Cuban energy to classic arrangements reminiscent of the Buena Vista Social Club. Featuring Spanish guitar and African percussion, Cortadito is devoted to performing the music at the soul of Cuba.

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Arts & Eats: A Very Royal Afternoon Tea

Wed Jan 18, 3 - 5PM

Join Her Royal Highness, the Queen, for a Royal Tea Party at the stately home of Lynda & Bob Frechette. Royal Caterer, Patti Rodriguez, will be presenting a cornucopia of English High Tea treats, which Buckingham Palace would be proud to serve.

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Jon Brooks in Concert

Fri Jan 27, 8PM

The concert you missed last season is back by popular demand! Last year, Brooks brought down a small but wildly enthusiastic house. Balancing strong-worded political commentary with witty lyrics and a warm conversational tone, Brooks is the perfect anchor in crazy times.

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Art Conservation in the Tropics with Judi Lank

Mon Jan 30, 6:30PM

A Master Framer shares lessons on keeping art safe in the Tropics.

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Slideshow

Tue Jan 31, 8PM

Pictures tell stories. Stories paint pictures. In between is this thing artists try to get at. Slideshow takes live-without-a-net readings and combines them with carefully-curated projected images. It’s a merging of two disparate creative processes.

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Thousand Words: Curt Richter

On view Jan 5 - 26

Since its inception 35 years ago, writers and lovers of language from around the world have flocked to the Key West Literary Seminar like the swallows of Capistrano. In a series of elegant black and white portraits, photographer Curt Richter has captured this fleeting yet persistent community. Famous writers are to be seen, yes – Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, Calvin Trillin, the list goes on – but also the volunteers, attendees and contract workers who play their role as well.

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Artists for Artists: A Retrospective of Anne McKee Grant Recipients

On view Jan 5 - 26

Since 1994, The Anne McKee Artists Fund has been the only grant program of its kind for Keys artists. Not only has it had an immeasurable impact on an entire generation, the artists who’ve benefited – and who are assembled for this retrospective – is a who’s who of creative people who’ve shaped our community.

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