Art for Adults

Whether you are brand new or have been painting for years, start your creative journey with us! Shawn Bland, owner and primary instructor at the Art Center, specializes in advancing the skills of all students no matter their experience. We currently offer drawing and a variety of painting instruction, including: acrylics, oils, water-soluble oils, watercolors and gouache. In our adult weekly classes, artists choose their subject matter and medium—drawing, watercolor, oil, water-soluble oil or acrylic paint—creating a sense of ownership over their work. Artists receive individualized instruction while still in a group setting, and everyone thrives in our creative community! 


Cost: $25 for two hour lesson.

What you’ll need: Bring all your own supplies or purchase them from us for $10 per lesson!


Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 1 - 3 PM with Shawn    

Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 5 pm with Shawn

Mondays and Tuesdays: 6-8 PM with Shawn

Thursdays: 6 - 8 pm with Jennifer Nolan

Join us and start your creative journey today!


Thursday Night Coastal Painting from the Heart

Join us every Thursday evening from 6 - 8 pm for coastal-themed, acrylic painting projects with local artist, Jennifer Nolan! Explore techniques and discover your own love of this form of self-expression while following along, step-by-step. Beginners welcome! Two hours for $35. Supplies included. Classes resume Sept. 5!


For artists who would like to bring their own supplies, please click here for our basic supply list. We offer all supplies for purchase in the studio as well.


Workshops are an opportunity to deep-dive into a technique or concept, and we offer them periodically throughout the year. From portraits to Brushes 101, we cover a range of topics for painters of all experience levels!

2-Day Portrait Workshop

saturday, november 2 from 10 am - 3 pm


Sunday, November 3 from 1 - 6 pm

Learn to paint an exquisite portrait in this small, intensive, two-day course. Fee covers oil paints, a silky, 16x20 linen canvas and use of all brushes and all other supplies needed. Participants should bring a lunch. Please submit a photo of your subject ahead of time to ensure a successful painting. A close-up, chest to head photo works best. Submit photo during registration or email with questions. ($250!)