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.
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!
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!
“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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
Sponsored by Zabar’s
Back by popular demand — the second season of our sold-out series! Delectable art-themed parties, sure to tickle your tastebuds. Arts & Eats brings food and art to interesting locations, serving up the best parties in town!