ART classes and workshops FOR ADULTS

The Appleton offers a variety of opportunities for adults to learn something new and practice or fine-tune existing skills. Courses and workshops range from one day to multi-week sessions with local artists, art instructors and special visiting artists. Please read below for upcoming studio art classes and workshops for adults. For questions concerning clases and workshops for adults, please click here.

2017 Schedule


Dig Into Clay

In these six-week sessions, create earthenware sculpture, vessels and other ceramic artworks using a variety of hand building or wheel throwing techniques. Workshop fees include instruction plus one studio day per week on Saturdays, 1–4 p.m., 25lbs of clay, glazes and firing. $200 members; $250 nonmembers.

Session 4
Choose from Handbuilding or Wheelthrowing:

Handbuilding: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Class dates: March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Wheelthrowing A: Thursdays, 6-8:30 p.m.
Class dates: March 9, 16, 30, April 20, 27, May 4
Wheelthrowing B: Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Class dates: April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27

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Art 101

Art 101, One-Day Workshops

If you are 16 or older and would like to "begin at the beginning" with fun art lessons, these classes are for you! Art 101 is designed to inspire your creative side and provide a pleasant, successful experience. Morning and afternoons available; we provide coffee in morning workshops and ages 21+ may bring wine to evening workshops.

Fee includes all supplies. $30 per class for members; $35 per class for nonmembers.

Clay Bird Houses: Tuesday, March 7, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Thursday, March 9, 6–8:30 p.m.
Collage It!: Tuesday, April 4, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Thursday, April 6, 6–8:30 p.m.

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Art 101

Calligraphy Guild
Second Monday of the Month, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Learn the art of beautiful handwriting by joining the Ocala Calligraphy Guild, a group for all levels of interest and skill. The guild meets once a month on Mondays.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:
March 13, April 10, May 8

No registration required to attend. For more information, contact Alison Clement.

Art 101

Drawing in the Galleries
First Thursday of the Month, September-May
3-5 p.m.

Practice your drawing skills in this monthly, non-instructional program that lets you get up close and personal with artwork from the collection. Each month, choose a gallery and use the architecture and artwork as inspiration for your sketches. You must bring your own pencils and sketchbooks; stools are provided and benches are located throughout the galleries.

Free for museum members; included with the cost of museum admission for nonmembers. Contact 352-291-4455, ext. 1613 for more information. This program is for ages 16 and older. No reservation required.