Art for Challenging Times: Adult/Teen Classes

Our classes for adults and teens are held at the arts center, except for our Thursday night drawing class. All classes are listed below.

You can also check out our month-by-month calendar to help you plan your Fine Arts Center activities.

Weekly Free Drawing Class

drawing of mushrooms
  • FREE Weekly Drawing Class
  • Thursday 6 - 8 pm
  • Instructor: Ann Buchau
  • All ages welcome
  • Class Limit: 20

In our free Thursday night drawing class, your instructor will focus on a different topic, technique or subject each week with the ultimate goal of improving and developing your own unique style. This class is open to anyone with a desire to draw — any age, any level.

There are now two ways to enjoy our free step-by-step drawing class: virtually or in person. Attend virtually: You can join the class from the comfort and safety of your own home via Zoom. To attend virtually, simply email us to get your name on the list. After you register, you will be emailed a link with instructions. Be sure to sign up early because the class limit is 20. Attend in person: You can come to the arts center any Thursday at 6 pm, socialize with others, and draw along with the online class or do something on your own. Free drawing supplies are available.

This class is made possible by a generous donation from Drs. Patricia and Jay Chapman.


Classes

wheel throwing
  • Please note: This is a five-session class

  • Beginner Wheel Throwing
  • Instructor: Marybeth Sorendo
  • Dates: Saturday afternoons
  • Nov 5, 12, 19
  • No class 11/26, Thanksgiving weekend
  • Dec 3, 10
  • Time: 12 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Ages: Adult/Teen
  • Maximum enrollment: 5
  • Fee: $90 members/ $125 non members
  • Location: 3-D Studio,
  • Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn how to throw basic forms using the potter's wheel. Your instructor will guide you step by step as you learn how to wedge, center, and create simple vessels. You will also learn trimming techniques and how to successfully glaze your pots.

Students enrolled in this class will also have the option to come in for open studio to practice and work on their pieces. (Open studio is a designated time available to those enrolled in one of our pottery classes. Although there will be a monitor, there is no instructor for the open studio.) Total class time is 12.5 hours with the option of an additional 10 hours of open studio time during the class session.

All tools and materials are provided to create at least three small vessels. Additional clay may be purchased. Students are welcome to bring their own tools; however, all personal items must be taken home at the end of each class. No outside clay or glazes are permitted in the Pottery Studio.

This is an in-person class; masks are optional but requirements may change based on current COVID conditions. Register in person or online at Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site. This discounted class is made possible through “Art for Challenging Times,” a grant generously funded by the John Ben Snow Foundation.


examples of resin ornaments
  • Resin Ornaments Class
  • Instructor: Beth Sotherden
  • Date: Saturday, December 10
  • Time: 10 am - Noon
  • Ages: Adult
  • Maximum enrollment: 8
  • Class Fee: $25 members/ $35 non-members
  • Materials: Included
  • Location: Salmon River Fine Arts Center

Learn to use “Amazing Casting Resin” to make molded ornaments. This technique is an easy method to create your own unique, professional looking ornaments. This special system cures and turns white in only 15 minutes! You can select the molds of your preference and once cured, the ornaments will be ready to paint and embellish in your own personal style. All materials and paints will be provided, including beautiful metallic and iridescent paint colors to make your ornaments sparkle on the tree.

This is an in-person class; masks are optional but requirements may change based on current COVID conditions. Register in person or online at Salmon River Fine Arts Center Square Site.

Beth Sotherden is a regional artist who enjoys working and experimenting with a variety of mediums, materials and processes. Beth is a member of several area art organizations, including the Salmon River Fine Arts Center, where she also exhibits and teaches.

This discounted class is made possible through “Art for Challenging Times,” a grant generously funded by the John Ben Snow Foundation.