First Mondays: Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr 3, May 1, Jun 5 6-8pm

Open Critique Group

Visual Artists! Get feedback on recent work, or just come for the conversation, with a social and relaxed evening of critique. Moderated (loosely) by Studios staff, with occasional drop-ins by visiting professionals.

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Thu & Fri Jan 12 & 13, 10AM - 1PM

Encaustics…Taking it Further

Take your knowledge of creating art with encaustics to the next level in this two-day workshop intensive that explores new approaches & focused goals. We will review & refine skills designed to help you find your unique voice, engage in a series of varying technique studies, then apply these techniques in guided & open exercises. We will also identify personal symbols and markings to develop into a deeper visual dialogue, & use this to inform our process & creation in this versatile medium.

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Sat Jul 8, 8AM - 12PM & 4PM - 8PM

Colors of Key West: Summer Plein Air Study with AIR Joseph Sweeney

A morning/evening class to capture and mix, in oils, the island’s summer colors.

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Wed - Sun Jun 21 - 24, 6 - 9PM

Summer Solstice Plein Air with Susan Sugar

Capture the light at day’s end, surrounded by sea and sky at sunset.

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Mon Jun 5, 6PM

Photography Critique/Exchange Sharon with AIR Lee Hart

Our Artist in Residence leads an open and informal critique for photographers.

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Sat & Sun May 27 & 28, 10AM - 12PM

Documenting “Non-places” Maja Godlewska, AIR

With sketch pad or camera, capture the unseen spaces that define Key West.

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Fri May 5, 3 - 6PM

Race Day Hat Making with Judi Bradford

Create a custom straw brim or fascinator for Derby Day!

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Wed May 3, 12 -2PM

Form & Structure: Arabic Music

Explore Arab and Western traditions through classical melodic structures.

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Sat & Sun Apr 11 & 23, 12 - 2PM

Perspective in Short Fiction with AIR Josie Sigler

Writers: craft narrative perspective to shape story and character.

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Sat Apr 15, 10AM - 1PM

Kumihimo with Cords

Make attractive and unique corded bracelets using a Kumihimo loom.

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