ADULT VISUAL ARTS
The ARTspot offers a wide variety of art classes in painting, ceramics, glass fusing, wood carving and more for all skill levels.
Art offerings vary by season.
Try something for the first time or re-ignite your creative spark. The ARTspot is the place for you. Whether it is for fun or to discover a new manner of self-expression, art has a value that will last a lifetime. Adult visual arts programs vary depending on the season and are for ages 16 and older.
Click to register for the adult visual arts classes listed below
Carve & Chat
Whittle away the hours as you work on your first project. Using basic tools and techniques, learn handheld carving, including shaping, detailing, and whittling. Youth ages 10 to 15 are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required.
DIY CHRISTMAS WREATH
Design a Christmas wreath and learn the skills to make one for every season! Never leave your door bare again. Supplies are included.
DIY fall WREATH
Design and create a decorative wreath for the the autumn.
A DIYer's dream! Join us for multiple days for different workshops. No one item to be done. Multiple selections for each workshop. Open studios give you extra time and help to complete projects.
9/10: Wire Jewelry
9/17: Hand Painted Pallets - bring your ideas
9/24: Rustic Wood Signs - bring your inscription to make
10/1: Open Studio
10/8: Hand Glazed Dinnerware - pick from 4 items
10/15: Rocks & String Art
10/22: Open Studio
10/29: Concrete Garden Planters - choose from 3 designs
11/5: Mason Jar Etching/Wine Glass Painting - bring ideas
11/12: Open Studio
Garden Mosaic Bench
Choose from a variety of patterns or design your own with any pattern you create. The first class will be to pattern prep and order glass. Participants may check out tools if home work is desired. Supplies for class are glass pliers, concrete, molds and accessories.
GARDEN STEPPING STONES
Garden Stepping Stones are here. You will design and create a stepping stone using stained glass and tile. Choose a design or create your own. These concrete stepping stones are a great addition to any garden or landscape design.
gET YOUR PAINT ON!
Enjoy a relaxing night of painting and visiting with friends. In this one night class you will create your very own masterpiece and have a great time with friends. All supplies included. Enroll early to reserve your spot.
Location: Park Grounds Coffeehouse
401 E Madison Ave, Derby, KS 67037
GLASS FUSING AND SLUMPING
Learn the exciting art of fusing and molding glass to virtually any shape or form. Create a one of a kind artwork that you and your family will cherish for generations. Glass will be provided for class projects.
Palette knife painting
You will find that palette knife painting allows a more expressive quality to your painting and the colors are vibrant and fresh. It is a wonderful and fun way to paint just about anything!
poTTER'S WHEEL AND HAND-BUILDING
The fundamentals of wheel thrown pottery to more advanced forms will be taught depending on student interest and individual experience level. You can choose to stay off the wheel to create using hand-building techniques. Using soft and stiff slabs of clay, as well as other hand building techniques, students will learn to make boxes and other lidded forms. Whichever style you choose, special attention is given to surface decoration. 25 pounds of clay, glazes and kiln firing provided.