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Don’t let 2020 turn into a coulda, woulda, shoulda kind of year. Make the pact to be your best creative self in the new decade!
This January, take an art class with us and get inspired.




Draw with Charcoal
Mondays, Jan 6-27 • Develop and improve your drawing skills through the use of black and white drawing media. Register →
Fine Art Acrylics
Mondays, Jan 6-Feb 10 • Find inspiration by sharing ideas, stimulating critiques and challenging assignments in this 6 week course. Register →


Classical Painting AM
Tuesdays, Jan 7-Feb 11 • Register →
Classical Painting PM
Tuesdays, Jan 7-Feb 11 • Register →
Painting Studio
Tuesdays, Jan 7-Feb 11 • Register →


Mindful Happiness at Work
Tuesdays, Jan 7-28 • This four-week course explains what happiness at work looks like, why it matters, and how to cultivate it. Register →
Instructed Life Drawing
Wednesdays, Jan 8-29 • Francesco’s one-on-one assistance ensures understanding for beginner students while keeping advanced students engaged and challenged. Register →


Abstract Landscape Painting
Tuesdays, Jan 8-Feb 12 • Free up your expression and sense of confining boundaries by focusing on combinations and painting from the heart.  Register →
Photography & DSLR Operation
Wednesdays, Jan 8-29 • You know some of the basics, but are ready to call the shots when it comes to setting your camera’s functions? Register →


Drawing Animals
Wednesdays, Jan 8-Feb 12 • Come create a lasting memory of your furry (or not so furry) friend in a relaxing and fun environment!  Register →
Fundamentals of Oil Painting
Thursdays, Jan 9-30 • Follow the masters like Gainsborough, Rembrandt, and Zorn as you explore the medium of oil paint! Register →


Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting
Workshop, Jan 9-11 • This 3-day course is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to paint more freely. Register →
Meditative Watercolor Painting
Thursdays, Jan 9-Feb 6 • Whatever your skill level, take time to listen to your inner artist and create art to sooth the soul!
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Non-Instructed Life Drawing
Thursdays, Jan 9-30• In this session you will draw from a professional nude model and explore the freedom of drawing without instruction. Register →
Fridays with Francesco
Friday, Jan 10  Join Francesco on the second Friday of each month for a workshop on different aspects of figure drawing.
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Photographic Lighting 101
Saturday, Jan 11 • This 3 hour classroom workshop will cover the basic principles of light in general and the combining strobe with natural lighting. Register →
Tai Chi for Health and Balance
Saturdays, Jan 11-25 • Tai Chi movements appear to be gentle and graceful, but like the force beneath a seemingly calmly flowing river, Tai Chi movements contain much power and internal strength. Register →


Funtastical Paper Flowers
Sunday, Jan 12 • Join your friends for some fantastical flower fun! Learn easy-to-make, colorful origami flowers embellished with a variety of options.  Register →
Pastel Techniques
Monday, Jan 13-Feb 17 •  From soft and hard pastels, to pastel pencils, to pan pastels; in Patty’s class you will learn to create with them all. Register →


Out of the Box – Mixed Media
Monday, Jan 13-Feb 17 Learn design, color, technique, compositional harmony and balance while using acrylic paints, inks, different papers, and found objects.
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Contemporary 3 R’s – Renew, Reuse, Repurpose Art
Monday, Jan 15-Feb 5 • Turn magazines, jars, bottles, broken glass, and even old, broken costume jewelry into new, artistic treasures. Register →


Beginning Belly Dancing
Wednesday, Jan 15-Feb 12 • Belly Dancing is a naturally low impact activity that improves posture, core strength, flexibility and the mind-body connection. Register →
Tribal Belly Dance
Wednesday, Jan 15-Feb 12 • Aesthetically pleasing, spiritually grounding, physically rewarding—join us for tribal belly dance. Register →


Exploration of Creative Seeing with Camera and Lens
Thursdays, Jan 16-Feb 20 • Develop an interest or inner attitude to seeing things in different ways and beyond the ordinary.
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Adult Acting Foundations
Wednesday, Jan 16-Feb 20 • This course is esigned to teach the basic skills, concepts, and methods of acting as well as providing the opportunity to strengthen the powers of concentration, analysis, creativity, and empathy. Register →


Floral Photography
Saturday, Jan 18 • This 3 hour studio workshop will cover the basic principles of floral lighting, composition, and design. Register →
Flowers in Watercolor
Saturday, Jan 18 • This workshop explores ways to paint flowers with a fresh luminous glow. Register →


Zentangle – Enjoy Drawing Effortlessly!
Sunday, Jan 19 • This popular, meditative practice can be as easy or challenging as you make it. Register →
Landscape Palette Knife Painting in Oil
2-Day Workshop, Jan 24-25 • Discover a good foundation for bold, direct palette knife painting! Register →


Jump Start – Watercolor Basics
Saturday, Jan 25 • This workshop provides a solid understanding of basic watercolor techniques and theory for beginners and for those looking to refresh their knowledge. Register →
Mixed Media and Techniques in Modern Art
Tuesdays, Jan 28-March 3 • Explore with collage, watercolor, oil pastels, acrylics, and found objects in ways that will push creative limits. Register →


A Life Well-Written
Fridays, Jan 31-Feb 14 • This three-part class provides adult participants with the inspiration, motivation, and literary tools to write their unique life stories.  Register →


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34th All Florida Juried Exhibit
Deadline: January 27, 2020  This award-winning exhibition features pieces created by artists working in a wide variety of media from all over the 65,000 square miles that make up Florida. Prospectus →








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239-939-2787 • 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers






Janet & Bruce Bunch · The Claiborne & Ned Foulds Foundation
Leigh Frizzell Hayes · Mary Lou & Richard Helms · Meisenberg Family Trust
Clif & Tina Parker · Arthur Zupko
And incredible people like you!



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