• 4 Tuesdays in November, 6 - 8:30PM - (Nov 7, 14, 21 & 28)

    Fundamentals of Watercolor with Karen Beauprie

    Beauprie will focus on the basics in this class, each student will leave with a solid foundation in the medium.
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  • Wed Nov 22, 6 - 8PM

    Guitar Master Class with Paul Nelson

    Grammy - winning producer Paul Nelson was Johnny Winter's bandleader and has played with a who's who of blues and rock legends. Bring your ax and learn his secrets, from pedals and slide to getting just the right tone.
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  • Sat Nov 25, 10AM - 12PM

    Glass Christmas Ornaments for Kids with Cheryl Wilson Smith

    Kids learn to make sparkling holiday ornaments from fused glass. Pick up finished ornaments one week after class. *Ages 10 and up, must be accompanied by an adult.
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  • Wed Nov 29 or Thu Nov 30, 5 - 7PM

    Acrylic Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

    Acrylic Paint Pouring has a bit of chemistry involved as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. The heavier paints sink as the lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It's also a very exciting and fun technique because you don't know what the finished product will look like!
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  • Thu Nov 30, 6 - 8:30PM

    Blues and Jazz Improvisation: Unlock the Mystery with Jean Fineberg

    How do musicians improvise? How do they know what to play? We'll look at the blues form and blues scales and see how easy it is to start analyzing and improvising on the Blues. Come and listen, or bring an acoustic guitar, or string or wind instrument and give it a try!
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  • Sat Dec 2, Jan 6, Feb 3 & Mar 3 11AM - 3PM

    Creative Minds: Art Exploration Workshop for Young Adults (ages 10-14)

    “Creative Minds: Art Exploration Workshop”  will be a once a month art based workshop for young adults ages 10-14. Young artists will learn about styles, techniques and history of the chosen art based theme (each month will have a different theme) of the workshop. They will then create art pieces that correspond with the workshop theme.
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  • Sat & Sun Dec 2 & 3, 12 - 4PM

    Small Works: Blank Canvas to Framed Masterpiece with Sean Callahan

    Are you sick of all the commercialism that the Holidays bring? Remember thinking next year, “Why don’t we all make something for each other like they used to do back when there were dragons?”  Well here is your chance!
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  • Mondays and Tuesday in December

    December Painting Bootcamp with Rick Worth

    All levels, materials included. 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.
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  • Wed Dec 6, 6-9PM

    Jewelry Making with Abigail Houff

    Local artisan, Abigail Houff, leads you through the creation of delicate jewelry with semi-precious stones. Students will have the chance to exhibit their personality through a piece of handcrafted jewelry.
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  • Sat Dec 9, 12 - 4PM

    Glass Christmas Ornaments with Cheryl Wilson Smith (for adults)

    Learn kiln forming, proper glass cutting skills, and glass fusing methods including tack, soft and full. Create up to nine ornaments that can be given as gifts or cherished as keepsakes. 
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  • Wed & Thu Dec 13 & 14, 10AM - 3PM

    Getting Started with Encaustics

    The two-day workshop will cover a brief history of this ancient medium, the basic equipment needed, how to set up your work space, make your own medium, mix your own colors, & give you a chance to explore how encaustics can embrace the other mediums & materials that inform your creative process. 
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  • Fri Dec 15, 12 - 5PM

    Introduction to Nature Printing with Dawn Wilkins

    An island favorite, Dawn Wilkins’ work takes its inspiration from the beaches, reefs, and gardens around the Keys. She creates her elegant pieces by printing directly from nature, pulling prints from leaves, coral and other natural objects. Wilkins teaches students to record their world as naturalists, but with an artist’s eye and a touch of a whimsy. Materials are included for this workshop.
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  • Sat & Sun Dec 16 & 17, 10AM - NOON

    Elements of Poetry with Rosalind Brackenbury

    Rosalind Brackenbury demystifies the poem as she leads students through the basic elements needed to write a successful piece.
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  • Sat Dec 16, 12 - 6PM & Sun Dec 17, 12 - 3PM

    Figure Painting Atelier with Alaina Plowdrey

    Intermediate to Advanced Students will have the opportunity to paint from a live model in this full two day workshop. Lectures on proportion, color theory and art history will be included. This the perfect opportunity to have undivided time to focus on the completion of a live model figure painting in an intimate learning environment.
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  • Monday & Tuesday Evenings, 6 - 8:30PM and Tuesday Afternoons, 2 - 4:30PM

    January Painting Bootcamp with Rick Worth

    Sponsored by Historic Hideaways By most measures (including a Bubba award) Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hard working, funny, easygoing, and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season.
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  • 10 Wednesdays Jan 3 - Mar 7, 2 - 5PM

    Classical Drawing with Lothar Speer

    Enrich your drawing approach with the tricks of the Old Masters: drapery, figure drawing and more. Take a fun-filled journey through time and return with a new skill set of old secrets in this info packed adventure for ALL LEVELS of learning how to see, draw and enjoy! Includes free historical tid-bits, legends and fun tales!
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  • Fri Jan 5, 5-6PM & Sun Jan 7, 10AM-1PM

    Botanical Painting with Christine Neill

    Sponsored by Milan Event Floral & Decor Learn the history of botanical art, then create your own work. Friday evening lecture is free and open to the public.
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  • Sat Jan 6, Feb 3 & Mar 3, 11AM-3PM

    No Passport Necessary with Lisa Esposito

    Sponsored by Margaritaville Westin A favorite class returns! Chef Lisa Esposito has travelled the world- Thailand, Bali, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Greece and Morocco-seeking new flavors and approaches to cooking. In the communal kitchen at The Studios’ Ashe Street cottages (607 Ashe Street), she walks students through a different menu of globally inspired methods, preparations, and ingredients each month.
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  • Tue Jan 9 & 23, 1 - 4:30PM

    The Third “I”: Point of view, Time, Persona and Voice in Memoir with Janice Gary

    Work through your memories while unlocking the story of you.
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  • Wednesdays in January, 10AM -1PM

    Back to the Basics with Mike Rooney

    Sponsored by Manley Deboer Back the drawing basics with a one of our most popular instructors! A perfect starting point for beginners or a solid refresher for advanced students.
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  • Thu Jan 11, 5 - 8PM

    Soapmaking with Angela Berube Gray

    Design and add fragrance to your own bars. A perfect primer for soapmaking beginners.
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  • Fri & Sat Jan 12 & 13, 10AM - 4PM

    Portraits in Watercolor with Sean Callahan

    Learn to paint your favorite subject in watercolor.
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  • Sundays, 10AM - 1PM

    Beehive Collective with Cricket Desmarais

    Sponsored by Island City Tile Wax on, wax off. Get inspired in this monthly, three-hour studio session created for those who want to further explore their encaustic process and creation among the camaraderie & support of other artists. Participants will be offered tips & a “new” technique at the beginning of the session & will then work independently on their own projects. Basic encaustic tools & materials will be provided. Some experience required.
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  • Thu Jan 18, 10AM - 1PM & Fri Jan 19, 2 - 3PM

    Glass Jewelry with Cheryl Wilson Smith

    Fused glass fashion. Create your own handmade pendants and earrings.
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  • Fri & Sat Jan 19 & 20, 9:30AM - 3:30PM

    Basics of Oil with Douglas David

    Get comfortable with a tricky medium in a short period of time.
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  • Sat Jan 20, 10AM - 1PM

    Watercolor with Allison Svoboda

    Use watercolor to depict natural patterns in an intuitive way.
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  • Mon Jan 22, 10AM- 4PM

    Encaustic Collage with Sharon DiGuilio

    This workshop is very experimental. If you are a collage artist or love encaustics or a little of both or are completely new to this game of encaustic and collage – come on out and have some fun! This class is all about trying some new techniques, discovering a new medium and just meeting others that have the same zest for creativity! We will be working with paper and panels, encaustic medium, paints and heat guns. We will carve, dip and layer paint while working with a variety of papers, fabrics and collage items.
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  • 10 Tuesdays, 9AM- 12PM

    Contemporary Art Seminar with Roberta Marks

    Sponsored by William Brown, Realtor The purpose of this 10 week seminar is to inspire beginners and advanced students to investigate all mediums so as to broaden their vocabulary and to let go of “Habit Energy.”
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  • Wed Jan 24, 31 & Feb 7, 14 10 - 11:15AM

    Demystifying Classical Music with Denise Nathanson

    Sponsored by Old town Bakery Classical music can be intimidating. Learn the beauty of the language with live performance and discussion.
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  • Wed Jan 24, 5-6PM & Thu Jan 25, 10AM - 4PM

    Documentary & Verbatim Playwriting with Colette Keen

    Sponsored by Marquesa Hotel Learn how theater is embracing real-life and world events, and how you can incorporate this in your own writing. For all those interested in oral history and the telling of real life stories.
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  • Thu - Sun Jan 25 - 28, 9AM - 4PM

    Lighten Up, Loosen Up Watercolor with Richard Stephens

    Informative technical information sprinkled with humor and antidotes, entertaining and educational painting demonstrations and lots of one on one time
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  • Fridays Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16 & 23, 9 - 10AM

    Friday Slow Flow Yoga with Cricket Desmarais

    Slow down, breathe, and find your balance and flexibility.
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  • Mon Jan 29, 10AM - 1PM

    Beadweaving & Herringbone Stitch with Nancy Bender

    Learnt the Herringbone stitch and get started on your own beaded bracelet!
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