Youth Catalog / Fall 2017

Registration now open for Fall Youth Classes!
Art, Music, Theater, Dance
Great Scholarships and Discounts Available


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Always Something Fun and New Saturdays and After School at the Centers!

New classes include:
Adventures in 3D Printing
Art Discovery Zone
Cookonomics: Tasty Tacos
Steel Drums
Theater Tap
Puppet Workshop
Stage Combat
And more! 

JEWELRY / BEADING with Barbara Ellis


Beadweaving – This five week workshop is for beginners as well as those with bead weaving experience. Learn the foundational bead weaving stitches necessary for developing beaded jewelry pieces and more.

Barbara is originally from Chicago and graduated from Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota Florida. Barbara has worked in design for over 30 years.She has been creating and selling beaded jewelry for over 12 years, winning awards for her unique designs.

CLAY SCULPTURE with Beth Wiese

Explorative Clay Sculpture – Learn to use water based, kiln-fired clay to create sculpture. Consider doing a study of the human head, a figurative work or perhaps an animal study. There is also much to be learned from working with non-objective, pure forms. Come and explore!

Garden Fairy Cottages – Join us for a fun filled session building the fairy garden of your dreams. If you can imagine it Beth will help you build it, the possibilities are endless! All skill levels welcomed.

Beth is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Chicago Medical School. She graduated in 1982 with a degree in biomedical communications (medical illustrator). She has worked throughout the midwest doing mostly scientific illustrations and painting, but secretly harbored a desire to be a sculptor. The opportunity arose seven years ago when she started studying with Phil Calabro in Naples, Florida.

CLAY with Sandy Lawson

Extreme Functional Pottery – Hand builders and wheel throwers unite to design and create fun and inventive table wear. From serving dishes, to berry bowls to chip in dips, pitchers and flower vases. We will combine hand built and wheel thrown pieces, cut pots apart and reassemble them, add funky feet, handles, lugs and lids.

Personal Pathways in Clay – Pursue and explore your own ideas with instructional guidance to achieve your individual goals in wheel throwing, hand building, altering or combine different techniques to create something that is uniquely you.
Beginning Wheel This class will open you up to the wonders of the potter’s wheel. The basics of wedging, centering, throwing and glazing will be taught. Repeated demos and individual attention will be focused.

Sandy received a BA from the California College of Arts, Oakland in furniture design and construction. Her serious study in ceramics began in 2007 when she attended ceramic classes here at Centers for the Arts, then continued as a post-degree student at Florida Gulf Coast University in the ceramics department.