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Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes with Stephen Kitsakos

A close-reading and discussion of Tony Kushner’s monumental, subversive and remarkable masterwork. One of the late-20th-century’s most important pieces of dramatic literature, this funny, searching play about sex, power and religion is a radical rethinking of the American political drama.

Wet-Felted Fiber Vessel with Marianne Vogel

Try out a new technique – wet-felting – by creating a small fiber vessel. Learn from Vogel’s professional background in weaving and graphic design and the haptic aspects of fiber.

April 2023 Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. Learn from a favorite artist in a fun and easy step-by-step process with new scenes each week!

Why Not Create? with Erika Heffernan

Open-lab concept. Get the feedback you need, whether struggling with Excel or stuck creatively.

As Above, So Below with Fiona Morehouse

This plein air workshop focuses on the rich historical and biological life of the Kapok Tree utilizing a variety of drawing and painting techniques, to get up close and personal to this majestic Key West icon.

Stories the Life Writes with Heidi Theissen

Even still life subjects can be incorporated into the most extraordinary story of your life! German artist Theissen leads students through developing drawings with pencil and ink in her signature sepia graphic novel style.

Expressive Arts & the Tamalpa Life Art Process with Katharine Doughty

Discover embodied creativity through movement, drawing, writing.

Printmaking and Fabric Dying with Vegetables with Cricket Desmarais

Students ages 6-16 will discover the art of printmaking and fabric dying using everyday vegetables.

Batik: Painting with Wax and Dye on Fabric with Wendy Tatter

Try the classic textile art form originating from Indonesia of creating designs with wax and dye on fabric.

Paint & Sip with Sandy West

Paint, sip, repeat. West leads participants through an evening of creative imbibing.

Adaptations Gone Wild with Catherine Weingarten

Explore why audiences always love an adaptation and how to make yours stand out.

Woodcut Relief with Andy Thurber

Go from pencil drawing to carved wood relief, telling Key West stories.

How Do I Save a Flailing Poem? with Flower Conroy

Take a flawed poem and make it sing while learning new approaches to invigorating staled work.

iPhone Street Photography and B/W Editing with William Carito

Carito introduces street photography and the tools to edit black & white imagery.

Mindful Minis: Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness for Kids with Jessica Webb

Using art, imagination, toys and affirmations Webb coaxes kids age 6-10 into the moment, teaching meditation and mindfulness.

How to Audition with John McDonald

Practical knowledge and straightforward information. Learn to put your best foot forward.

February 2023 Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. Learn from a favorite artist in a fun and easy step-by-step process with new scenes each week!

Lighting the Fire to Write with Cricket Desmarais

Encourage confidence, release resistance, & embrace process while you put words on the page.

Acrylic/Exploring Mediums with Lothar Speer

Explore the accessible and versatile medium of acrylic painting, with a master in the field.

Paint Pouring with a Sea Creature with Sandy West

West builds upon her popular Paint Pouring series with a special two-day workshop. Pour your aquamarine background on day one and then return to add a sea creature to the finished product.

Devising 101 with Chantal Pavageaux

An outline of the artistic process. Research, make, edit and present…anything!

Abstract Painting Principles & Techniques with Marlene Koenig

Koenig teaches the theories, principles and techniques of abstraction.

Collage Therapy with Sharon DiGiulio

We can all benefit from a little therapy. Join DiGiulio for a creative session.

Figure Drawing: Exploring the Classical Tradition with Lothar Speer

Students learn classical techniques by working with a live model.

Summer Solstice Plein Air Watercolor Intensive with Susan Sugar

A perennial summer favorite propels students to the next level of plein air work, capturing the sky and sea at sunset with beloved instructor and master watercolor artist Susan Sugar.

What Do I Paint? with Priscilla Coote

Students are guided toward choices that lead to satisfying works of art.

ACTOUT! Kids Spring Break Workshop with Nancy 3 Hoffman and Caroline Taylor

Get creative, get wild and do your thing this spring!

Gelli Plate Printing with Marlene Koenig

Use Gelli plates – gelatinous transfer slabs – to create colorful mono prints.

Encaustic Collage with Pamela Kostmayer

Create a collage using hot wax, printed paper and creative ephemera.

Make Your Stories Stageworthy with Toby Armour

Stage Director Armour helps students turn great tales into great storytelling.

Why Not Create? with Erika Heffernan

Open-lab concept. Get the feedback you need, whether struggling with Excel or stuck creatively.

The Art of Caricature: Reasons and Means of Exaggeration with Lothar Speer

Incorporate the subtle art of satire into your drawing practice.

The Red Door is Open: Collaborative Artmaking with Robert Hitz

A creative collective wherein artists of different disciplines create work inspired by others.

Zen of Nature Printing with Dawn Wilkins

Explore the many qualities that Nature Printing & Zen share in this print making class connecting artists with nature.

Create a Compelling Protagonist with Hallie Ephron

Participants work on building a compelling main character using a range of tools—description, dialogue and internal dialogue, settings, and above all back story. Over the course of the workshop, participants define their protagonist and practice various ways of showing that character to the reader.

Ace the Opening with Katrin Schumann

Craft compelling content that will grab an agent’s attention.

Journey Into the Great Round with Marlene Koenig

Art takes many forms. Join Koenig for lessons in philosophy, meditation and yoga.

Love, Shakespeare with Richard Ericson

Have fun and hone your speaking skills by reading the Bard’s classical romantic verse aloud.

Wet-Felted Fiber Vessel with Marianne Vogel

Try out a new technique – wet-felting – by creating a small fiber vessel. Learn from Vogel’s professional background in weaving and graphic design and the haptic aspects of fiber.

Summer Solstice Plein Air Watercolor Intensive with Susan Sugar

A perennial summer favorite propels students to the next level of plein air work, capturing the sky and sea at sunset with beloved instructor and master watercolor artist Susan Sugar.

Paint and Sip with Sandy West

Paint, sip, repeat. Sandy West leads participants through an evening of creative imbibing.

Visions of Home with Michael Ross

Explore the nature of “home” with artist Ross, in conjunction with his exhibition.

Boot Camp Celebrates Tennessee Williams with Rick Worth

Rick Worth celebrates Tennessee Williams with a special edition of Painting Boot Camp.

Songwriting: The Ultimate Puzzle with Ben Harrison

Troubadour Harrison walks through the sometimes frustrating, always rewarding songwriting process.

Works & Words with Roberta Marks

Marks explore how and why artists create through assignments, lectures and critiques of outside work.

Where Do I Begin with B. Lucy Stevens

Creativity gets a kickstart as Stevens helps you find a starting point to write your story.

Basic Paint Pouring with Sandy West

Part chemistry, part artistry. Explore a loose approach to painting.

Screenwriting: How the Greats Begin with Matt Flynn

Let the “greats” help perfect your screenplay, or simply steer you toward your beginning.

March 2023 Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. Learn from a favorite artist in a fun and easy step-by-step process with new scenes each week!

Collage with Color with Pamela Kostmayer

Utilize a wide selection of media to create a colorful, multi-textured collage.

Image, Words and Movement with Andrea Panzeca

Teaching artist Panzeca leads participants through a series of exercises in writing, drawing, and movement.

Drop-In Figure Drawing – February

Work from a live model for up to two hours. No instruction.

Drop-In Figure Drawing – March

Work from a live model for up to two hours. No instruction.

Drop-In Figure Drawing – April

Work from a live model for up to two hours. No instruction.

January 2023 Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. Learn from a favorite artist in a fun and easy step-by-step process with new scenes each week!

Getting Started with Your Novel with Hays Blinckmann

Put words on a page and put yourself out there!

Your Key West Stories with Janice Gary

All of us have Key West stories to tell and this is your opportunity to write it with an award-winning memoirist. Author Janice Gary will lead 2 sessions in developing, writing and shaping your Key West narrative.

Comedy Scene Study with Dennis Zacek

Explore farce, realistic comedy, and high comedy through scene study.

Mixed Media Explorations with Jean Pederson

Students will explore various combinations of mixed media with an emphasis on water-soluble paints and mediums.

The Artist’s Way with Rosalind Brackenbury

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital today—or perhaps even more so—than it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work