This poetry board game introduces players to the magic of language by guiding participants through three phases of writing a poem: rough draft, workshop, and revision. Inspired by the 1920’s Surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse, these sessions combine elements of unpredictability, chance, unseen intention, and group collaboration.
Curious about encaustics? Get started in a cost-effective, safe, & playful manner as you learn about the basic equipment, how to set your workspace, make your medium, & mix colors to create luminous paintings with melted & pigmented beeswax & discover how this ancient medium embraces other mediums & materials.
Can your family photo album serve as an archive of your life? Explore ideas of the family narrative as you navigate a new way to tell your story. Using personal photos and other print ephemera, participants will use collage to create an autobiographical reinterpretation of themselves.
Acclaimed director/Shakespearean actor McDonald finds each student’s personal technique for proper projection, volume, sound, breath control and relaxation using the monologues of Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology.
Slow down & create space in this yoga class for all ages and stages. Experience micro-movement and a slow, steady build towards strength, balance & flexibility. Leave your mat refreshed, calm, & centered. No experience necessary- only a willingness to suspend judgment, be present, & tune in.
One of our most popular children’s instructors offers a new class for slightly older students looking to improve their drawing skills, or learn the basics. Holtkamp, a middle school art instructor by day, successful exhibiting artist by night, leads students through the mechanics of perspective, value and spatial relationships.
Participants learn a brief history of soapmaking before diving into the hands-on process of creating their own sudsy masterpieces. Students may opt for a vegetarian glycerin or goats milk base and then select natural fragrances and additives, such as loofah or cosmetic-grade mica, to alter the color and texture of their soaps.
Through entertaining exercises, Matthew Flynn helps participants build skills that they can apply to screenwriting or any form of comedic writing. Participants pitch episode ideas to classmates, learn structure, character development, world creating and how to mold jokes that are both visual and dialogue driven.
Participants work in small teams to build bunraku-style puppets from newspaper. Following the building there will be instruction in manipulation, including breathing, walking, emotion, and working together. Short scenes will be practiced in teams. Participants will get to take their original puppet home. No experience necessary.
Studios instructor and Florida Keys award winning artist, Karen Beauprie reprises her popular preseason Watercolor Fundamentals course. Whether participants are seeking to understand a new medium or simply looking for a refresher, they’ll find the perfect instructor in Beauprie. Watercolor Fundamentals offers the basics in an open and encouraging atmosphere.
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.
Rosalind Brackenbury demystifies the poem as she leads students through the basic elements needed to write a successful piece. Brackenbury has taught in schools, colleges and in adult education. She was Creative Writing Fellow at William and Mary in 2006 and 2012, and served as the Key West Poet Laureate.
Key West community members are invited to dive into the forms and textures of corals, sponges, small invertebrates and day-to-day plastic objects that end up in our seas. Together, the group will create an installation comprised of hundreds of small ceramic objects, each a unique piece of the ecosystem.
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.
Based on twelve years of work with artists locally and nationally, artist leader Andrew Simonet will offer tools for reconnecting with our deep values, building community, and making it all sustainable. We will work on strategic planning, financial thinking, artist mission statements, and time management.
Put the cellphones away & spend two hours immersed in a creative process that will leave you with a self-portrait like no other. We use melted and pigmented beeswax to create a piece you can take home and be proud of. Give it as a gift or keep it all to yourself!
Maps of rivers, deltas and shorelines around the world reveal meandering and fascinating lines. This workshop provides materials and techniques to translate maps of familiar places into artworks to treasure. This is only the start to a new way of seeing and thinking about these places where water meets land.