ALL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Raising the Glass Curtain: Theater’s Feminist History and Future with Carey Purcell

This three-session class will offer an introduction and selected history of women’s contributions to theater while examining the institutional structures of the industry as Broadway re-opens following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Core and Vinyasa Flow on the Roof with Lea Moeller (December)

Kick start a brand new yoga practice or take your existing practice to the next level with instructor Lea Moeller this season on the gorgeous rooftop terrace at Hugh’s View. Moeller’s classes are truly unique to her teaching style. She’s passionate about seeing her students progress with their practice and feel stronger with every session.

Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

Our most popular class returns! A perfect way to spend an afternoon, whether you’re in Key West for a weekend, or for a lifetime. Rick Worth takes command of the class, bringing tips and laughs, and resulting in your very own master piece to take home with you. Rick will be offering two different sessions in December—Monday and Tuesday mornings.

Shibori Dye with Aaron Cobbett, PEAR

Artist in Residence Cobbett shares his love and knowledge of textiles in a class that takes tie-dyeing to an entirely new level. Shibori is an ancient dyeing technique originating in Japan, dating back to the 8th century.

Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

By most measures (including a handful of Bubba awards) 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.

Yoga on the Roof with Lea Moeller (January)

Moeller’s classes are truly unique. She’s passionate about seeing her students progress with their practice and feel stronger with every session. Moeller encourages her yoga students to try new things and enjoy the journey. Most importantly, each class incorporates a little laughter and light heartedness.

Open Studio with Mike Rooney

Treat yourself to studio space, with expert feedback, while finessing your latest masterpiece.

Florals in Oils with Michele Van Maurik, PEAR

Master oil painter Van Maurik walks students through her process step by step. Working from reference photos, students receive specific instruction on composition, use of color, light and brushwork. No one is left behind and even the most timid beginner will leave an accomplished painting and new methods of approaching oils.

Mixed Media Portraits with Juliette Belmonte

Use acrylic paints and found objects, fabrics, and papers to create a 16×20”multi-layered mixed media portrait. The workshop will cover techniques for creating depth and texture while mixing realism and abstract elements.

Painting without a Brush with Jim Salem

Shake out the cobwebs and try a new technique with a favorite Keys’ painter.

Intro to Handmade Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewelry with Abigail Houff

Spend an evening learning the basics of creating semi-precious, handlinked jewelry with Abigail Houff of Gilded Peach Jewelry Design. Price includes full lesson and any assistance you may need, plus individual supply kit.

Observational and Figure Drawing with Pamela Calore

This class, for adults aiming to improve their drawing skills, focuses on observational drawing techniques, shading and composition. Join the current Key West High School teacher and PhD student Pam Calore, as she turns her teaching attention to adult learners.

Beach & Palms, Landscape Oil Painting en Plein Air with Douglas David

Plein Air pro David helps students capture the Key West vistas they love most.

Follies in America: A History of Garden and Park Architecture with Kerry D. Carso

A fun and eccentric study that also tells a lot about early American culture.

Operas of Great Composers with Vincent Zito

Created by popular demand, this class examines works by Mozart, Verdi, Puccini. Zito takes a sometimes-intimidating art form and makes it accessible…and fun!

Drawing with Douglas David

Simple and fun approaches to a fundamental skill, led by a favorite instructor. Learn the basics in a single-session class with examples in your own sketchbook!

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

Reading and Writing Haiku with Marsh Muirhead

Explore how haiku function as poetry, meditation and memoir, illuminating connections in our lives.

Comedy Scene Study with Dennis Zacek

Explore farce, realistic comedy, and high comedy through scene study. Some experience helpful.

Flow and Meditation with Edward DeMore

Learn to channel your creative potential through flow, meditation and an understanding of neuroscience.

Intuitive Painting with B. Lucy Stevens

Remember the joy of painting? Reawaken your creative spirit in a no-pressure, non-judgmental environment.

Jewelry-Making Workshop Hours with Abigail Houff

Continue your jewelry work in a pre-set studio, with expert guidance.

Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

By most measures (including a handful of Bubba awards) 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.

Yoga on the Roof with Lea Moeller (February)

Moeller’s classes are truly unique. She’s passionate about seeing her students progress with their practice and feel stronger with every session. Moeller encourages her yoga students to try new things and enjoy the journey. Most importantly, each class incorporates a little laughter and light heartedness.

Figure Drawing on the Roof with Lothar Speer

Lothar Speer brings his classical approach to the figure back to The Studios—now in a new location! Learn the basics of anatomy and the importance of lighting and tone en plein air on the roof at Hugh’s View.

Where Do I Begin? Expressive Writing with B Lucy Stevens

Let loose, just write! Stevens helps kickstart our creativity when we have trouble starting.

EZ Ink and Watercolor Sketching with Mike Rooney

Travel light, but record it all. Learn to create quick, sketches with minimal supplies. Rooney’s no pressure class will show you how to sketch people, buildings, trees, and street scenes in this fun and informative class.

Spa Night with Angela Berube

Treat yourself…and teach yourself. Learn how to make your own therapeutic massage/bath oils, aromatherapy shower steamers and salt scrubs.

Graphite Drawing and Realism with Tyler Buckheim Trosset

Learn to craft a realistic drawing, starting with choosing the right materials and subject.

Slow Stitch Textile Collage with Andrea Varga

Using practices of the “Slow Stitch” movement, students repurpose beloved, worn-out textiles into artwork.

Works & Words with Roberta Marks

Marks explores how and why artists create through assignments, lectures and critiques of outside work.

Figure Drawing with Lothar Speer

Take your figure work a few steps further with tips from a master.

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

Ask Emily: A Writing and Tarot Salon with Emily Carr

Join Emily in a celebration of creativity as a catalyst for radical acts of connection—even and especially in these disconnecting times! In this online course, students are invited to ask questions – anything goes, as long as it’s about writing or writing-adjacent.

Lighten Up, Loosen Up with Richard Stephens

Richard Stephens is well-known for giving technical information sprinkled with humor and anecdotes, entertaining and educational painting demonstrations and lots of one on one time. He constantly explains what he is doing, and more importantly, why. Students will find themselves challenged, but informed and loving every minute of the ride.

The Lives and Work of Gilbert & Sullivan with Vincent Zito and Nancy 3. Hoffman

Participants will learn about the careers of the legendary English operetta team. Set against the social milieu of late Victorian England, the presenters will perform selections from Gilbert and Sullivan works to illustrate their musical, comic and satiric genius.

Beginner Collage with Pamela Kostmayer

Students will learn to create black, white, grey, and metallics collage. Kostmayer starts with a gradation study, leading the students to produce a work on board with rice papers, printed papers and stamped papers. Other mediums may include screen, fabric, or wood pieces.

Flow Film Salon: Session One with Edward DeMore

Enjoy a rooftop film followed by a discussion on living your best creative life, through flow, meditation and an understanding of neuroscience.

Intro to Handmade Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewelry with Abigail Houff

Spend an evening learning the basics of creating semi-precious, handlinked jewelry with Abigail Houff of Gilded Peach Jewelry Design. Price includes full lesson and any assistance you may need, plus individual supply kit.

Mockingbird Spirit: Songwriting with Tara O’Grady

A lyricist is simply a writer of words put to music. Find your inner songwriter!

Strokes of Color in Acrylic with Sharon DiGuilio

In this course, students will work with acrylics, pens and markers to create paintings on watercolor paper. Learn to express yourself with line, design, paint colors and mark making gestures. Explore the amazing world of color mixing and create harmony in your work in the most fascinating way. Get ready for a fun filled day learning to create in a new way, making your own mark.

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

Where Joy Resides: Memoir with Tara O’Grady

The more we notice, the more we learn to live in the now. That’s where joy resides. O’Grady teaches us to recall the stories of our life, while living in the present.

Art of the Documentary with Irina Patkanian, PEAR

Documentaries are rapidly evolving. They used to strive to portray facts, real people and historic events as objectively as possible, but nowadays “creative” or hybrid documentaries are playing everywhere, when the director’s own original perspective is as prominent and essential to the film as the events and people it portrays.

Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

By most measures (including a handful of Bubba awards) 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.

Yoga on the Roof with Lea Moeller (March)

Moeller’s classes are truly unique. She’s passionate about seeing her students progress with their practice and feel stronger with every session. Moeller encourages her yoga students to try new things and enjoy the journey. Most importantly, each class incorporates a little laughter and light heartedness.

Dealer’s Choice with Mike Rooney

Rooney will take input from his class members to craft a made-to-order March session.

Drawing Native Flora with Lisa D. Watson, PEAR

Learn the importance of protecting native plants, while drawing from beautiful live examples.

Beginner Soapmaking with Angela Berube

An introductory class on basics of soapmaking. Make & take 16 ounces of handmade soap bars for yourself or to give as gifts!

Demystifying Classical Music with Nancy 3. Hoffman

How can you tell Beethoven from Bach? Stravinsky from Strauss? It doesn’t have to be a mystery. This class will cover “classical” music from medieval times to the 20th century. The goal is to improve and enhance the listening skills and knowledge of participants.

Jewelry-Making Workshop Hours with Abigail Houff

Continue your jewelry work in a pre-set studio, with expert guidance.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting with Lothar Speer

Created due to popular demand! Portrait, figure and caricature master Lothar Speer teaches the basics of an accessible medium.

Intro to Surrealism: Painting, Music & Film with Ian Brockway

Brockway introduces an era of creative evolution through three lenses: painting, music, film.

Encaustic Collage with Pamela Kostmayer

Students learn how to apply encaustic medium to a board, then add rice paper, printed and stamped papers, screen, fabric and wood.

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

Flow Film Salon: Session Two with Edward DeMore

Enjoy a rooftop film followed by a discussion on living your best creative life, through flow, meditation and an understanding of neuroscience.

Spa Night with Angela Berube

Treat yourself…and teach yourself. Learn how to make your own therapeutic massage/bath oils, aromatherapy shower steamers and salt scrubs.

Diving Deep with Erika Higgins Ross, PEAR

Participants will free write from a prompt and then we will share work, pull out words / phrases / sentences that feel particularly meaningful, and use those as passageways into further exploration. Higgins Ross will lead several individual writing exercises, as well as group exercises that will help participants feel safe and comfortable diving more deeply into their writing.

Intro to Handmade Semi-Precious Gemstone Jewelry with Abigail Houff

Spend an evening learning the basics of creating semi-precious, handlinked jewelry with Abigail Houff of Gilded Peach Jewelry Design. Price includes full lesson and any assistance you may need, plus individual supply kit.

Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth

By most measures (including a handful of Bubba awards) 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.

Yoga on the Roof with Lea Moeller (April)

Moeller’s classes are truly unique. She’s passionate about seeing her students progress with their practice and feel stronger with every session. Moeller encourages her yoga students to try new things and enjoy the journey. Most importantly, each class incorporates a little laughter and light heartedness.

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

Portraiture with Lothar Speer

Explore the classical elements, and historical context, of portraiture through the Baroque technique.

Continuous Line Self Portraiture with Ernest Shaw, PEAR

Visiting artist Ernest Shaw moves participants through a short history of drawing, philosophies and purposes of drawing, and realistic expectations for outcomes. Shaw works diligently to create a relaxed, non judgmental, environment that is informative, fun, and engaging.

Paint Pouring with Sandy Trupcevic-West

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like!

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