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.

Click here to open a PDF of the 2017-2018 education brochure of studio art programs.

2017-2018 Schedule

Art 101

Let these one-day workshops inspire your creative side and provide a fun, successful experience. We provide coffee in the morning; ages 21 and older may bring wine to the evening workshops.

2017-2018 Workshops:

Winter Wreaths:
Tuesday, December 12, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Thursday, December 14, 6–8:30 p.m.
Watercolor with Sue Primeau:
Tuesday, January 16, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Thursday, January 18, 6–8:30 p.m.
Glass Fusing:
Tuesday, February 13, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. | Thursday, February 15, 6–8:30 p.m.

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Cost per one-day workshop: $40 for Appleton members; $60 for nonmembers. All supplies are included.


Explore acrylic painting through these multi-week workshops for adults. All skill levels are welcome.

2017-2018 Classes:

Vincent Van Gogh: Saturdays, November 18 & 25, 1–5 p.m.
Palm Trees: Saturdays, January 6, 13 & 20, 1–5 p.m.
Florida Highwayman Landscapes: Saturdays, February 17, 24 & March 3, 1–5 p.m.

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Cost per multi-week workshop: $75 for Appleton members; $95 for nonmembers.
All supplies are included.


In these six-week sessions for adults, create earthenware sculpture, vessels and other ceramic artworks using a variety of handbuilding or wheelthrowing techniques.

2017-2018 Session Dates:

Session 2: November 6–December 16 (no class on Nov. 23) Click here to enroll AND pay online.
Session 3: January 8–February 17 Click here to enroll AND pay online.
Session 4: March 5–April 14 Click here to enroll AND pay online.

Then, choose from:
Handbuilding: Mondays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Wheelthrowing A: Thursdays, 6–8:30 p.m.
Wheelthrowing B: Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Cost per six-week session: $200 for Appleton members; $250 for nonmembers.
Fee includes 25 lbs of clay, glazes, firing and extra studio time on Saturdays from 1–4 p.m.


In this four-week session, instructor Sue Primeau will make everything possible in the world of watercolor. Regardless of your skill level, it’s time to have fun with watercolor! Learn at your own pace with plenty of hands-on painting time in class and one-on-one instructor assistance with informative critiques. As a teacher and passionate watercolorist, Sue’s goal is to show you ways to create beautiful paintings while having FUN. This workshop meets every other week.

2018 Workshop Dates: Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

February 8, February 22, March 8 and March 22

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Cost: $100 for Appleton members; $125 for nonmembers.
Fee DOES NOT include supplies; a supply list will be provided.


Learn the art of beautiful handwriting by joining the Ocala Calligraphy Guild, a group for all levels of interest and skill. Monthly meetings are held on the second Monday of each month in the Appleton's ART Lab. The OCG also offers full-day classes for hands-on calligraphy training.

2017 Meeting Dates: Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
October 9, November 13, December 11

2017 Class Dates: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
September 30, October 14, October 28, November 18
Classes meet at Our Lady of the Springs Catholic Church (4047 NE 21st St, Ocala, FL 34470)

No registration required to attend. For more information, click here.