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.

Writing Your Own Big Story Into Your Own Short Film, a screenwriting workshop with Marco Calvani

Do you have a story to tell? Are you tired of being afraid to start realizing your dream? Get all the tools you need to finally start writing for the screen with confidence. Learn how to develop your idea into the outline necessary to write the first draft of your film with award-winning filmmaker Marco Calvani as your guide.

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?

The Art of Womanhood in Ancient Greece with Dr. Keely Heuer

With the exception the poetess Sappho’s works, no female voices have come down to us from ancient Greece. Although a crucial part of society’s survival, women were primarily expected to remain secluded within their domestic quarters. This course explores three key aspects of women’s lives in ancient Greece by looking primarily at their representation in visual culture and objects they would have used in their daily lives. 

Spontaneous Gardens with B. Lucy Stevens

Create a unique fabulously colorful flower garden painting in this fun and relaxing class. Play around with colors and shapes and mark-making and watch the magic happen! 

Sunrise, Sunset: The Americanization of Jewish Culture with Stephen Kitsakos

From the roots of the Jewish diaspora, to the emergence of the Yiddish language in the early Middle Ages, the themes of suffering and survival have been associated with Judaism. Though an examination of Alechim’s book “Tevye, the Dairyman” published in 1894, we trace how his stories, adapted into the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof, set the stage for the thematic universality of a myriad of world cultures.

Keep on Writing! with B Lucy Stevens

Let loose and continue writing whatever is on your mind and in your heart in this journal-writing workshop. Lucy will offer tips on keeping a journal that will open your eyes to the amazing person you are, give you creative expression, and enrich your life. Expressive writing also reduces anxiety, which we’ve all been feeling lately!

Gratitude Journals with Amanda Chestnut, AIR

Don’t wait for the new year to start positive changes and positive thinking. Artist in Residence Amanda Chestnut describes bookmaking as “first artistic love.” In this Saturday session, Chestnut walks students through the steps of basic bookbinding, creating a 365-page bound journal in the process. Participants learn basic stitches that will enable them to continue making books at home.

The Studios of Key West