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Workshops

Yeiser Art Center offers visual art based programming including educational classes for both children and adults. You can find more information about upcoming classes below. 

Past Workshops

December 17th Abstract Winterscapes

December 17th Abstract Winterscapes

Come play, explore and find joy in painting acrylic abstract winterscapes. Using a limited palette and no brushes, we’ll finger-paint, scratch, scribble, scrape and sand our canvases to reveal deep texture and interest. Working quickly and intuitively, we’ll finish at least two small paintings by the end of the class.

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November 12th Abstract Series

November 12th Abstract Series

The class will experiment using painted paper to make a series of small works that can be framed or used to embellish folded greeting cards. Each student will learn how to find interesting compositions within a larger painting.

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October 15th Little Landscapes

October 15th Little Landscapes

Come play, explore and find joy in painting mini acrylic abstract landscapes. Without using a brush, we’ll finger-paint, scratch, scribble, scrape and sand our canvases to reveal deep texture and interest. Working quickly and intuitively, we’ll finish two 4″x4″ paintings by the end of the class.

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October 1st Kentucky Fibers

October 1st Kentucky Fibers

Workshop participants will learn the natural dye process before weaving a small table runner in a traditional weaving pattern, on a foot powered loom. Beginners are welcome and encouraged. The workshop is designed for adults. All supplies are included in the cost of the workshop.

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September 11th Contemporary Landscape Painting

September 11th Contemporary Landscape Painting

This is a class on the fundamentals of landscape painting done in the studio using photographs. You will learn to see mass and form rather than details and line. Drawing, value, design, and color will be the topics of the day. We will be learning about atmospheric perspective and color mixing. Please feel free to bring reference photos.

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September 10th Abstract Painting

September 10th Abstract Painting

Every good painting is good due to its strong underlying abstraction, whether it’s representational, contemporary, or abstract. All levels are welcome for this fun, upbeat class where you will learn the key compositional structures passed down to us by the masters. Use of line, shape, value, texture, and color will be our jumping off point for play, experimentation, and discovery.

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July 15th Dreamscape Painting Workshop

July 15th Dreamscape Painting Workshop

This class will take you on a journey creating a painting with realistic still life references along with a dreamy background landscape, culminating in a surreal final product that Salvador Dali would be proud of! *No prior painting experience necessary. It is optional to bring in a small still life object to be the star of your dreamscape.

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June 25th Decadent Desserts Painting Workshop

June 25th Decadent Desserts Painting Workshop

This class will give you the tools you need to paint realistic desserts from a variety of delicious homemade samples provided by YAC Director, Lexie Millikan. Taste your way through the sweets as you simultaneously learn how to craft decadent paintings. *No prior painting experience necessary.

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June 11th Pet Portrait Painting Workshop

June 11th Pet Portrait Painting Workshop

This class will help you capture the spirit of your beloved pet on canvas, through color and light exploration in acrylic paint. Each student will leave with a painting of their pet and many new painting techniques and ideas. *No prior painting experience necessary. Please bring a reference photo of your pet to the class.

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