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.

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2019 Schedule

Art 101

Let these one-day workshops inspire your creative side and provide a relaxed, successful experience. Appropriate for ages 16 and older; all materials are included.

Upcycle Art Journal: Tuesday, August 13, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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$40 for Appleton members; $60 for nonmembers


Explore painting through these multi-week workshops, taught by artist Vanessa Fuller Brown. All materials are included and all skill levels are welcome.

Highwaymen Seascape (Water Soluble Oil with Fan Brush):
Tuesday and Wednesday, August 13 and 14, 1–5 p.m.
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$75 for Appleton members; $95 for nonmembers.


Founded by Deborah Koff-Chapin, this guided process involves drawing images on paper that has been placed over a surface of wet paint. Students will then choose one image to be mounted, colored and embellished according to their preferred medium. No experience required.

Saturdays, July 20 and 27, 1–5 p.m.
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$75 Appleton members; $95 nonmembers


These six-week sessions offer potters of all skill levels a chance to practice and develop new skills and techniques in hand building and wheel throwing through fun and functional ceramic projects such as serving sets, vases, or your own creative expressions. Fee includes 25 lbs. of clay, glazes, firing, and extra studio time from 1-4 p.m. on select Saturdays.

(THIS CLASS IS FULL) Saturdays, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Summer Session 2, Wheelthrowing: July 20-August 24

Cost per six-week session: $200 Appleton members; $250 nonmembers

Open Studio Clay

Open studio time is available to ages 16 and older who have previously completed one six-week Dig into Clay session.

Option 1: Your choice of six Saturday afternoons (June 1–August 24), 1-4 p.m. Includes access to a variety of glazes and firing of all work completed during the studio session. 25 lb. bags of clay can be purchased for $30.

Cost per six dates: $100 for Appleton members; $125 for nonmembers
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