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ALL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

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.

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.

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?

Collecting Personal Stories with Lisa Morehouse, AIR

Lisa Morehouse gives participants the tools to collect personal stories. Over three sessions, participants will listen to interviews, craft questions and consider putting interviewees at ease, and share (or problem-solve) with each other.

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.

Hand Built: Polymer Clay with Elisabeth Arzt, AIR

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

Benevolent Anarchy with Jamie Ford, AIR

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

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.

Open Critique – May

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.

Linoleum Cut Relief Printing with Amy Fleming, AIR

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

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.

Open Critique – June

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.

Summer Solstice Plein Air Watercolor Intensive with Susan Sugar

Paint the sea and sky at dusk, a summer favorite. Two sessions available, students may opt to sign up for both sessions. Meet at Fort Zachary Taylor beach.

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.

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.

Summer Solstice Plein Air Watercolor Intensive with Susan Sugar

Paint the sea and sky at dusk, a summer favorite. Two sessions available, students may opt to sign up for both sessions. Meet at Fort Zachary Taylor beach.

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.

Open Critique – July

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.

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.

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