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Gelli Plate Printing with Marlene Koenig

Gelli plates are a gelatinous slab used to create acrylic mono prints & magazine photo transfers, making beautiful images that stand on their own or can be incorporated into collage or mixed media work. Learn several different techniques including how to create print layers, how to use stencils, create transfers and use stamps with your Gelli Plate.

Intro to Handmade Gemstone Jewelry with Abigail Houff

Learn the basics of creating semi-precious, handlinked jewelry. Gemstones and metal kit included.

June Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Join our most popular class in a new setting, at a new time. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he’s one of the island’s most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week. All levels, materials included.

Intuitive Painting with B Lucy Stevens

We’re all born creative, but as we grow older many of us forget this about ourselves. Remember finger painting, when you created something for the sheer joy of it, not because you were trying to make “good” art? This workshop will help you reawaken the creative spirit you had as a child.

Linoleum Cut Relief Printing with Amy Fleming, AIR

Basic relief printmaking: carve an image of your design and pull prints.

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

Benevolent Anarchy with Jamie Ford, AIR

Learn how to dissemble social norms, structures, and expectations in your fiction.

April Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Join our most popular class in a new setting, at a new time. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he’s one of the island’s most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week. All levels, materials included.

Exploring Systemic Inequity Through Art with Halim Flowers, AIR

Halim Flowers uses his paintings and poetry to guide a conversation about the root of systemic socio-economic illnesses that harm marginalized people in our nation. This class will be an open dialogue, not a monologue.

Printmaking with Cricket Desmarais

Discover the art of printmaking using the island’s bounty of found natural objects as inspiration. We will integrate the basic principles of design into our work via a variety of prompts, consider how to use our found objects and explore the boundaries between accidental and intentional art through experimentation.

Hand Built: Polymer Clay with Elisabeth Arzt, AIR

Learn hand building techniques and color composition with polymer clay and found objects.

Street Photography & Portraiture with Matthew Leifheit, AIR

Photographer, magazine editor and publisher Leifheit leads students on photographic expedition through the streets of Key West. With a keen eye toward street photography and portraiture, Leifheit imbues the sessions with a mix of historical references and technique training. The course culminates with a group critique on Friday.

Capturing Oral Histories with Lisa Morehouse, AIR

Lisa Morehouse gives participants the tools to interview people, edit and shape their interviews into a story or a more cohesive interview, over four sessions.

Drawing & Memory with Lance L. Smith, AIR

This workshop guides participants through a practice that unites conversation and group sharing with classic observational 2-D drawing techniques. Participants focus on color, form, and the role of detail in portraiture.

Publish Your Novel with Francesca Padilla

A crash course on publishing, geared to anyone who has written (or started writing) any sort of book-length work but has minimal information on where to start getting it published traditionally.

West Side Story: A Cultural Perspective on an American Tragedy with Stephen Kitsakos

Is it racism that precipitated the tragedy in West Side Story and not just miscommunication as in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet? How does the marginalization of outsiders keep repeating itself in the story of America? How did four gay men: Bernstein, Sondheim, Laurents & Robbins create a musical which captures the universality of the immigrant experience and provide the basis for racial conflict in mid-20th century urban life?

Intro to Opera: Opera Through the Ages with Vincent Zito

From Mozart to contemporary works, Zito takes a sometimes-intimidating art form and makes it accessible…and fun!

iPhone Photography with Tamara Alvarez

Alvarez works with students to get the most out of their smartphone photos. Students will receive assignments that send them out into the world to capture people, places and moments and then return to the online platform for critique sessions.

Broad Strokes with Mike Rooney

Every painter has a palette knife in their case, but most think of it only as a tool. Popular instructor Mike Rooney takes students through the ins and outs of turning an simple tool into the perfect instrument for creating dramatic paintings.

Light Up Your Mood with Priscilla Coote

Use the effects of light in your paintings to create atmosphere, interest and three-dimensionality. By unifying your compositions with light, your work will become more than a simple rendering of disconnected objects.

Open Studio with Mike Rooney

Move your artwork out of the realm of your dining room and treat yourself to four weeks of studio space. For three hours each week, Mike Rooney will court in the Studios’ classroom. Students will receive 45-minute mini-lessons each week and Rooney will also go easel-to-easel giving feedback and answering questions.

Demystifying Classical Music with Nancy 3. Hoffman

What’s the difference between Beethoven and Bach? Sharpen your ear in a fun class.

March Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Join our most popular class in a new setting, at a new time. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he’s one of the island’s most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week. All levels, materials included.

Figure Drawing in Watercolors with Lothar Speer

Take your figure work a few steps further by incorporating watercolor. Meeting online via Zoom.

May Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Join our most popular class in a new setting, at a new time. Paint along with Rick Worth and discover why he’s one of the island’s most beloved artists! Have fun, learn essential skills, and walk away with a brand new painting each week. All levels, materials included.

Beethoven in the 21st Century with Orlando Garcia, AIR

Orlando Garcia discusses the perception of Beethoven’s work during and after his life and imagines what his work would be like if composed in contemporary times.

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

Photo Critiques with Tamara Alvarez

For returning students. Alvarez continues her popular online critique series, offering up new assignments each week to prompt students, followed by virtual critique sessions.

Oral Storytelling with Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, AIR

Marie Ketsia Theodore-pharel explores the inter-sectionality of the oral and the written word. Participants discuss and practice several techniques and learn how those techniques can help with writer’s block, character, plot, and mood development.

Poems for a New Era with Rosalind Brackenbury

Rilke said, ‘You must change your life.’ This last year, thanks to Covid 19, our lives have been changed for us. Bring a couple of recent poems on this theme or on the theme of change, as well as a poem from a poet who has meant a lot to you during the last year. We will write together from this point on.

DIY Spa Day with Angela Berube

Treat yourself…and teach yourself. Learn how to make your own hydrating lotion bars, bath bombs and salt scrubs. Give them as gifts or keep them and just pamper yourself.

Autofiction with Aube Rey Lescure, AIR

Explore new ways to share your stories by converting the autobiographical into fiction.

Drawing Self Portraits with Caro Dranow, AIR

Caro Dranow has a passion for self portraiture—”To me, no other artistic discipline is as personal as portraiture. The human act of drawing oneself provides a point of reflection and catharsis invaluable to the emotional development of anyone.” Join Artist in Residence Dranow to learn the basics of this important foundational exercise.

Rooftop Sunrise Yoga with Cricket Desmarais – March

Get your Zen on with a beautiful view & a gentle sunrise yoga class that respects the varied nature of each student’s body & range of motion. Experience a slow flow with longer holds in both standing & seated poses, micro-movement, breath-work, meditation, & self-care tips & techniques.

Rooftop Sunrise Yoga with Cricket Desmarais – February

Get your Zen on with a beautiful view & a gentle sunrise yoga class that respects the varied nature of each student’s body & range of motion. Experience a slow flow with longer holds in both standing & seated poses, micro-movement, breath-work, meditation, & self-care tips & techniques.

Open Critique – April

Get feedback on recent work, or just come for the conversation, with a social and relaxed evening of critique. Moderated (loosely) by Erika Heffernan and Studios staff, with occasional drop-ins by visiting professionals. Join us every week, or just pop in when you have new work brewing.

Open Critique – March

Get feedback on recent work, or just come for the conversation, with a social and relaxed evening of critique. Moderated (loosely) by Erika Heffernan and Studios staff, with occasional drop-ins by visiting professionals. Join us every week, or just pop in when you have new work brewing.

Between Two Palms

Between Two Palms is a livestream series of intimate conversations between award-winning art-makers from the performing, visual and literary arts and members of The Studios family. Select Wednesdays at 6PM EST join us for an hour as we explore how stage, TV & film performers, designers, writers and visual artists are keeping the creative spirit alive through these turbulent times.

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