Grow, Learn, Thrive

At Art Gym we encourage everyone to grow, learn, and thrive as an artist. To help build your skills, we collaborate with like-minded organizations and guest teachers who deliver hands-on workshops that are open to the public. With a different focus each session, you have the chance to learn something new or improve your techniques. But not only can you take workshops, you can lead them too, offering your expertise to fellow artists. Join a class and grow, learn, thrive!

If you are interested in teaching a class, fill out a proposal form.

Upcoming Workshops

Encaustic Painting & Mixed Media
Day/Dates: Sat. 4/1
Time: 12-5pm
Instructor: Kelly Austin-Rolo
Price: $115 members, $130 non-members
Register by: 3/29
Prerequisite: None
Description: This introductory course to encaustic painting includes using the tools and developing the techniques to safely work with hot wax. Participants will be challenged to create their own mixed media art during this hands-on session. All supplies are included.
Lapidary 101 – Cabochons
Day/Dates: Fri 4/21
Time: 11AM-7pm
Instructor: Ethan Schultz
Price: $180 members, $220 non-members
Register by: 4/19
Prerequisite: None
Description: From a rough piece of rock to a perfectly polished cabochon, learn the basics of lapidary during this one-day workshop. Participants will safely use the cutting equipment and hot wax tools to transform gems into decorative art. After registering, click on the supplies list which includes what materials are part of the fees and what participants need to purchase.
Shape Your Print
Day/Dates: Thurs 4/27 & Fri 4/28
Time: 12-6pm
Instructor: Sue Oehme
Price: $200 members, $215 non-members
Register by: 4/25
Prerequisite: None
Description: Bold patterns, colorful textures, join this in-depth two-day workshop on Collagraphy, a printmaking technique. On day one, participants will stretch their creative possibilities as  they learn to create, then ink and print their own collagraph plates. On day two, master printer Susan Oehme, takes the session a step further, demonstrating various printing methods and paint mixing techniques. All materials are included but participants are encouraged to bring their own lace, fabrics, leaves, or textured paper.
Expressionistic Monotypes on Black Paper
Day/Dates: Sat 5/20
Time: 12-7pm
Instructor: Tony Ortega
Price: $135 members, $150 non-members
Register by: 5/18
Prerequisite: None
Description: Grow as an artist during this fun and exciting afternoon of creating monotypes. Instructor Tony Ortega will demonstrate the process of mixing ink, cutting paper, and printing on the press. After experimenting with different techniques and effects, each participant will create their own prints. The last hour of the workshop includes an artist critique where each student will gain valuable feedback and learn ways to improve as an artist. All materials are included.