Paint and Sip Party

Ages 21+. Looking for a fun and creative night out? Bring a beverage and some friends and join us for one of our monthly painting parties. In this supportive, low-key setting, you’ll be given step-by-step instructions on how to create your very own acrylic painting to take home at the end of the night.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/29 Days: Tu Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $36.00 IDIn-district / $44.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20622 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/28 Days: Th Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $36.00 IDIn-district / $44.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20623 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/28 Days: Th Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $36.00 IDIn-district / $44.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20624 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/25 Days: Th Time: 6PM-8PM Price: $36.00 IDIn-district / $44.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20625 Online Registration: Register

Oil Painting

Ages 50+, all levels. Express yourself through experimentation with oils. In this class, we’ll focus on color, composition and perspective while learning techniques, developing creativity and keeping a sketchbook. Supply lists will be discussed in the first class. Instructor: Gloria Tinker. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/3-2/21 Days: Th Time: 9AM-12PM Price: $75.00 IDIn-district / $90.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20101 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/3-2/21 Days: Th Time: 1PM-4PM Price: $75.00 IDIn-district / $90.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20102 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/4-6/6 Days: Th Time: 9AM-12PM Price: $91.00 IDIn-district / $109.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20103 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/4-6/6 Days: Th Time: 1PM-4PM Price: $91.00 IDIn-district / $109.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20104 Online Registration: Register

The Art of Drawing for Beginners

Ages 18+, beginners and beyond. Gain confidence and skills with various drawing media, including pencil, charcoal, ink pen and colored pencils. Discover the joy of drawing through exercises ranging from doodling and sketchbook techniques to lessons on value, composition and perspective. Instructor Jill Lauch shares a whole new way of seeing the world! Materials discussed in class. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/22-2/26 Days: Tu Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $58.00 IDIn-district / $69.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20250 Online Registration: Register

Creative Coloring

Ages 18+. All levels. Do you love adult coloring books? Take your love and enjoyment of coloring to a whole new artistic level. Use new tools and techniques to enhance your work, like color choices, blending and shading to create professional looking art. Basic art instruction provided, to continue your coloring at home. Bring your own oil-based colored pencils or see supplies list for instructor suggestions; tool and coloring sheets provided. Register in advance. No class 1/24, 2/14.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/17-2/21 Days: Th Time: 1PM-2PM Price: $20.00 IDIn-district / $24.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20620 Online Registration: Register

Expressive Watercolor

Age 18+, all levels. Art is much more than talent, skill, or technique. This class will provide exercises and encouragement to awaken your intuitive nature and expressive self. Taking inspiration from the Expressionists, we will explore how color, line, texture and design can work to form art that is a personally expressive creation. We will consider a variety of subjects, from people to flowers, animals to landscapes. Instructor Lynzie Kronheim.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/24-3/14 Days: Th Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Price: $79.00 IDIn-district / $95.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20100 Online Registration: Register

Beauty of Moving Water: Watercolor and Acrylics

Ages 50+. Intermediate. Each week aspects of quiet and moving water with reflections will be reviewed, rivers, oceans, and waterfalls, in addition to water birds, shells, and small figures. Weekly review includes creating a balanced composition, variety of moods by using different values, as well as adding a variety of texture to the composition. Students may also work on other creative subjects. Instructor Ellen Gabehart will provide weekly demonstrations plus individualized instruction. No class 2/18.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/28-3/25 Days: M Time: 12:30PM-3:30PM Price: $77.00 IDIn-district / $92.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20097 Online Registration: Register

Beauty of Moving Water: Drawing and Watercolor

Ages 50+. All levels. This course is focused on the beauty of water and will familiarize students with different aspects of moving water including rivers, oceans, and waterfalls, along with water birds and shells. Instructor Ellen Gabehart will share how to create a balanced composition, different values and textures with drawing or painting mediums. Weekly demonstrations plus individualized instruction make this class suitable for all levels. Register in advance.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/29-3/19 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM Price: $77.00 IDIn-district / $92.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20096 Online Registration: Register

Mosaic Madness Pendant

Ages 18+. Ladies night out! Bring your friends together for this fun night of creativity. Instructor and artist Cindy Clair leads you through the steps to design a beautiful, one-of-a-kind mosaic pendant. Enjoy snacks and a glass of wine or cup of tea during class. All supplies included, bring any broken jewelry pieces or mementos to incorporate into your design.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/30 Days: W Time: 6PM-8:30PM Price: $32.00 IDIn-district / $38.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20309 Online Registration: Register

Wire Wrapping

Ages 18+. This class is perfect for beginners who want to master the essential skill of wire wrapping. Learn about wire, metals, tools and techniques to set beautiful rock cabochons. Instructor will provide wire and cabochon for first project. Students will need to supply necessary tools from the supply options outlined at the first class.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/27-3/20 Days: W Time: 5:45PM-6:45PM Price: $35.00 IDIn-district / $42.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20639 Online Registration: Register

Creative Still Life: Mixed Media

Ages 50+. All levels. Explore painting creative still-life images focusing on unique objects with flowers. Students can utilize mixed media by combining watercolors with acrylics, pen and ink, colored pencils, etc. All painting mediums will be reviewed, as well as creating a viable composition. Students can also bring paintings from home to add another media to their artwork. Weekly demonstrations plus individual instruction make this class suitable for all levels.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/8-6/3 Days: M Time: 12:30PM-3:30PM Price: $77.00 IDIn-district / $92.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20098 Online Registration: Register

Creative Still Life: Drawing and Painting

Ages 50+. All levels. Expand your creative self by developing your personal style. Students will be encouraged to try a variation of art materials: pencils, colored pencils, pastels, and so on to draw and paint unique still life objects. Students will receive personal attention and evaluation to help create a viable composition such as shapes, values, and colors. Weekly demonstrations plus individual instruction will help students achieve their creative goals.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 4/9-5/28 Days: Tu Time: 9:30AM-12:30PM Price: $77.00 IDIn-district / $92.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20099 Online Registration: Register

Share a Smile with Rock Painting

All ages. Find joy, relaxation and inspiration by painting and hiding rocks, the latest outdoor adventure craze! Express yourself by painting lovely and positive images on stones. Learn about the right paints and sealers to make your creations weatherproof. Find places to hide them at Dorris Ranch, where they’ll make someone else’s day. Then, discover places where you might find others. All materials included. Learn more about rock painting in Springfield on the instructor’s blog.

Location: Barn at Dorris Ranch
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 3/16 Days: Sa Time: 1PM-3PM Price: $12.00 IDIn-district / $15.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20597 Online Registration: Register

Graphic Design Basics

Ages 18+. Learn how to create flyers, posters logos and more with your computer. Instructor Lila Reid will teach basics of computer design using free programs, MSPublisher and more. Class meets in the Adult Activity Center computer lab.

Location: Willamalane Adult Activity Center
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
  Dates Days Time Price Class # Registration
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 1/8-1/29 Days: Tu Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM Price: $49.00 IDIn-district / $59.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20307 Online Registration: Register
Calendar: + Calendar Dates: 2/5-2/26 Days: Tu Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM Price: $49.00 IDIn-district / $59.00 ODOut-of-district Class #: 20308 Online Registration: Register