Adult Classes2018-08-29T16:09:16+00:00

ADULT CLASSES

Ceramics Pottery Wheel

Channel your “Inner Ghost”! Students will explore learn the art of throwing clay on the pottery wheel. Surface decoration and high fire glazing will also be demonstrated.

Includes materials, firing costs, and 2 hrs. weekly studio time designed to help students complete work between classes. (Additional studio time can be purchased for the reduced student rate of $8/hr.)

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Ceramics Handbuilding

If you’re ready to get your hands in clay, this is the course for you! Students will explore multiple hand building techniques. Surface decoration and high fire glazing will also be demonstrated.

Includes materials, firing costs, and 2 hrs. weekly studio time designed to help students complete work between classes. (Additional studio time can be purchased for the reduced student rate of $8/hr.)

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Adult Scuplture

Includes materials, firing costs, and 2 hrs. weekly studio time designed to help students complete work between classes. (Additional studio time can be purchased for the reduced student rate of $8/hr.)

Adult Sculpture – General

Learn fine art of sculpting with clay. During this inspiring course, students will explore several sculptural ceramic techniques including coil building, hard and soft slab construction and extrusion.

Adult Sculpture – Figure

Students will have the opportunity to work with a figure model and learn techniques to portray the human body and facial features. If you already have a project in mind that you would like to explore for this class, bring a sketch or photo reference with you to the first class.

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Fused Glass I

In our Beginner class we will teach you safety, basic fusing concepts such as how glass behaves at different temperatures in a kiln, cutting and shaping sheet glass and we will introduce you to the different kinds of glass that are available to the kiln glass artist.
In this class we will focus on arranging glass for flat fusing – the first step towards many more advanced techniques including bowl making. We will wrap up by showing you the types of things that are possible with fused glass as you develop your skills. You will make pendants, coasters and/or small dishes, and a larger 6” final project.

Includes:
• 8 hours instruction & work time
• Glass and supplies needed to complete class projects
• Use of necessary tools during class time
• Kiln firings

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Fused Glass II

(Fused Glass 1 or proof of basic glass cutting skills required. Instructor approval required)

The objective of this class is too provide you with a solid foundation in the art of fused-glass art as well as spark your creativity and imagination to help you see what is possible when you begin to unlock the “artist in you.” In this course, you will create and design up to 4 unique projects up to 8” in size.
We encourage you to bring in your inspiration photos and create your own version. Learn how to incorporate different materials such as metals, enamels and decals into your projects which begin on a clear base of glass. All materials as well as all the tools and safety equipment are provided, just bring your desire to have fun and be creative
Includes:

• 8 hours instruction & work time
• Glass and supplies needed to complete class projects
• Use of necessary tools during class time
• Kiln firings

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Joy of Watercolor I

This 4-week class welcomes both new and experienced painters. Students will experience the beauty of watercolor while learning vibrant color mixing methods, as well as core expression and painting compositions techniques.

Students will have the opportunity to have both in-class room instruction and “plein air” lessons within the property and courtyards. Enjoy the beauty of watercolor while learning vibrant color mixing , brush work and techniques that will enhance your painting experience.

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Joy of Watercolor II

For those who have painted (even a bit) in Watercolor and would like to learn new skills, enhance your personal style and explore new techniques, this class is for you!

Karin will be demonstrating and sharing individual instruction in mixing vibrant colors, strong design and sharing the impact of light and shadow….all to enhance the “Joy of Watercolor” !

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Pastel Painting

If you have never tried pastels or looking for a new medium to try – All levels are welcome! Our focus will be on Landscape Painting. All materials are included – plus you get to keep your pastel set at the completion of the course.

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Drawing for the Adult Beginner


Learn expressive ways to “SEE” the world around you and then to DRAW IT!! Step by step techniques, easy and fun projects for all to enjoy!
Finish with completed drawings ready to frame!

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Abstract Painting

To think abstractly is a learned process. This course will challenge the student to be a non- representational abstract thinker to express one’s emotions through paint. By producing paintings, the student will learn methods and techniques in the art of abstraction.

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Mixed Media Collage

This course focuses on the art of layering, texture and message. It is designed for the student to produce bodies of work in which they tackle the complexity of collage in low and high relief. The student will be asked to consider many materials in addition to paint, for self-expression.

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Expressions in Paint

This is a hands on course where the student will paint their personalized stories through the medium of paint and found imagery. Various methods and techniques will be learned through the process of art making.

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Refer to our Studio Policies for further information.  All student will be required to fill out a Liability Waiver prior to the class starting.

Our art classes serve all the communities of Coachella Valley: Desert Hot Springs, Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indio, Bermuda Dunes, Coachella, Thermal & Mecca.

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