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Pre-registration is required for all workshops.

Refunds are not offered for workshops unless the class is cancelled by Jasper Community Arts. 

For those that are interested in our open drawing studio information, please click here.

All workshops are held at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center located in Jasper, Indiana.

Wednesday, October 18

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Painting Studio.

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Fauvism with Farm Animals for Kids!

(Ages 7-12)

Fall Break color exploration for kids! In this workshop, instructor Bill Whorrall guides young artists through a painting session all about color and expression. Children learn art history, as Bill teaches them about Fauvism, the early 20th century art movement that promoted freedom of color. Children arrange and render farm animals, such as cows and ponies, while exploring brush work and color choice. Bill helps children engage deeply with their art, practicing focused attention and looking. All materials provided. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Bill Whorrall

Cost: $12

Tuesday, October 24

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Painting Studio

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Van Gogh My Way: Irises

(Ages 16+)

Delight in one of Van Gogh's most famous compositions! Instructor, Cathy Johnson, will guide participants, step-by-step, through the rendering of a lovely depiction of Van Gogh's iconic, Irises, in acrylic. Participants will learn brush strokes and techniques to render petals, foliage, and ground. All materials provided. No experience necessary. Participants will leave with a finished painting ready for framing and/or gifting.

Instructor: Cathy Johnson

Cost: $30

Class is Full

Wednesday, October 25

2:00 - 4:30 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop B

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Retired & Ready to Paint Watercolor! Ground, Trees, Light

(Ages 55+)

Come and marvel in the beauty of transparent watercolor, as instructor Tina Drew teaches how to render ground, trees, and light. Participants will leave with multiple practice references, as well as their own finished painting of a dramatic pastoral scene in autumnal colors. All materials provided, including Daniel Smith artist grade paints. Patron will have their choice of composition, including the image shown. No experience necessary. 

Instructor: Tina Drew

Cost: $30

Thursday, October 26

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop B

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Contemporary Watercolor Wall Art Set 

(Ages 16+)

 Refresh your favorite space with artwork that is uniquely yours! Watercolorist Tina Drew guides participants through the creation of two abstract artworks blending watercolor, charcoal, and gel techniques. Participants will leave with two mounted, 9x12 watercolor paintings ready for immediate display, hanging, or gifting. No experience necessary. Have a favorite tube of watercolor? While all materials are provided, including beautiful Daniel Smith artist grade watercolors, experienced artists are also invited to bring their favorite shades.

Instructor: Tina Drew

Cost: $60

Friday, October 27

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop B.

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Sugar Skull Painting

(All Ages)

 Spooky season fun! Come and decorate your very own sugar skull with us! All materials provided, including lots of example pieces. No previous experience necessary.

Cost: FREE

Friday, October 27

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop B.

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Halloween Watercolor Cardmaking 

(All Ages)

Create your own spooky greeting cards, while learning fun watercolor techniques. Watercolorist Tina Drew demonstrates in this friendly and relaxing session. Participants are invited to explore their own compositions as well! All materials provided. No previous experience is necessary.

Instructor: Tina Drew

Cost: $12

Saturday, November 4 

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop B

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Commemorative Bear Workshop

(Adults)

Commemorate a loved one or cherished memory! Instructor Jessica Condra leads participants step-by-step through the construction of a teddy bear from meaningful, personal fabrics. Patrons bring their own materials to be used as fabric and embellishment. Example project materials: wedding attire; ties (shown); baby, toddler, and kids clothing (shown); military and work uniforms; concert, college, and sports shirts; quilts and blankets. Patrons bring their own sewing machines and supplies the day of the workshop. Price of the workshop includes pattern, eyes and joints for bear, fusible fleece, and premium polyester fiber fill. A basic supplies list, as well as recommended amounts of fabric, will be emailed to patrons prior to workshop. It is recommended that patrons be familiar with their personal sewing machine and piecing. Participants will leave with a completed 12" (seated) teddy bear from a Funky Friends Factory pattern, ready for display or gifting! Workshop time includes a one-hour lunch break. Example pieces made with love by Jessica.

Instructor: Jessica Condra

Cost: $65

Wednesday, November 8

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop B

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Watercolor Skill-Building with Mountain Scene

(Ages 13+)

In this skill-building workshop, instructor Tina Drew takes the guess work out of achieving lights and darks in watercolor. Through a series of water-to-paint ratio, blending, and watercolor wash exercises, participants will learn to render tonal values using artist grade paints. The workshop culminates with the painting of a multi-tonal mountain scene, in which participants will render mountains, clouds, and sky. Participants will leave with multiple practice references (shown), as well as a finished painting ready for sharing and framing. All materials provided. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Tina Drew

Cost: $30

Wednesday, November 8

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop A.

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Handlettering Christmas Ornaments

(Ages 16+)

Instructor Valerie Wood demonstrates handlettering strokes for personalizing cute, contemporary Christmas ornaments! Ideas for personalization include family names, pet names, first Christmases, memorable dates, and simple messages of cheer. Participants leave with four completed, personalized wooden ornaments ready for gifting or hanging on the tree! All materials provided. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Valerie Wood

Cost: $25

Friday, November 10

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop B.

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Easy Acrylics: Thankful Gnome

(Ages 12+)

Relax and have fun painting a cute gnome this fall! Instructor Tiffany Burton guides participants through the painting of a thankful gnome with fall pumpkins and leaves. All materials provided. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Tiffany Burton

Cost: $12

Class is Full

Wednesday, November 15

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Painting Studio

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Monet My Way: Autumn Effect, Argenteuil

(Ages 16+)

Render an idyllic autumnal landscape - a favorite composition of Claude Monet! Instructor, Cathy Johnson, will guide participants, step-by-step, through the painting of the autumnal Argenteuil riverside, a place on the outskirts of Paris that Monet painted time and again. Participants will learn brush strokes and techniques to render trees, foliage, water, buildings and sky, in acrylic. All materials provided. No experience necessary. Participants will leave with a finished painting ready for framing and/or gifting.

Instructor: Cathy Johnson

Cost: $30

Thursday, November 16

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop B.

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Thanksgiving Watercolor Cardmaking 

(All Ages)

Participants create personalized watercolor greeting cards with messages of thanks and bounty! Instructor Tina Drew demonstrates pumpkins, leaves on branches, and a cute turkey. Participants are invited to paint their own designs as well. All materials provided. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Tina Drew

Cost: $12

Wednesday, December 6

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop B.

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Christmas Wreath Floral Arranging 

(Ages 16+)

 Arrange a gorgeous Christmas wreath perfect for hanging and gifting! Instructor Paul Wehr takes the guesswork out of floral arranging and teaches how to update your wreath year-by-year, as well as how to add personalized embellishments. All materials provided to create the beautiful wreath shown. Some floral scissors and shears provided; for convenience, participants are encouraged to bring their own cutting tools if able. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Paul Wehr

Cost: $60

Friday, December 8

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center - Flex Workshop B.

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Christmas Watercolor Cardmaking 

(All Ages)

Participants create personalized watercolor greeting cards with holiday messages. Instructor Tina Drew demonstrates pine trees, Santa hats, and ornaments. Participants are invited to paint their own designs as well. All materials provided. No experience necessary.

Instructor: Tina Drew

Cost: $12

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