workshops

Kentuck's workshops reach a variety of ages from children to adults. Classes are posted here based on availability. If you don't see one that suits you, subscribe to our newsletter so you're the first to know about new opportunities!

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Want to get paid to teach art? If you're interested in teaching a workshop, please fill out this form and email it to mbell@kentuck.org for more information.

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bring your own heirlooms

Instructed by Kerry Leasure | August 14, 2021; Session A: 12-1 PM, Session B:1-2 PM

In this workshop, participants will use personal items to create their own Story Necklace. Instructed by Kerry Leasure, this workshop will be a 1 hour session where participants will create 1 unique piece of jewelry. 

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me and my art: an introduction to art therapy 

Instructed by Millie Dawson-Hardy | September 11, 2021, 10 AM-12 PM

Have you ever wondered about the process of art therapy? How can it be helpful, how can I use it in my own life, or maybe you are just feeling stuck in your life? This class is an art therapy experience that allows for open expression. Open expression will allow for exploration of new art materials as well as investigating your own thoughts and life challenges. As the artist, only you decide how and what you want to express.

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beginning drawing

Instructed by Janet Mego | September 18-19, 2021, 9 AM-12 PM

This will be a class focusing on the basics of drawing, including attention to line, shape, texture, value and perspective.

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me and my art: an introduction to art therapy 

Instructed by Millie Dawson-Hardy | October 9, 2021, 10 AM-12 PM

Have you ever wondered about the process of art therapy? How can it be helpful, how can I use it in my own life, or maybe you are just feeling stuck in your life? This class is an art therapy experience that allows for open expression. Open expression will allow for exploration of new art materials as well as investigating your own thoughts and life challenges. As the artist, only you decide how and what you want to express.

Wine & Painting Night

me and my art: an introduction to art therapy 

Instructed by Millie Dawson-Hardy | November 13, 2021, 10 AM-12 PM

Have you ever wondered about the process of art therapy? How can it be helpful, how can I use it in my own life, or maybe you are just feeling stuck in your life? This class is an art therapy experience that allows for open expression. Open expression will allow for exploration of new art materials as well as investigating your own thoughts and life challenges. As the artist, only you decide how and what you want to express.

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open studio painting

In Partnership with United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama | Each Friday 9-9:45 AM

Participants of all age levels and abilities will have fun with acrylics! This is not a class where participants will be instructed, but a space where you can be creative alongside clients from United Cerebral Palsy of West Alabama.

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summer clay camp

Instructed by Amy Smoot

Ages 6-9 and 10-12 - sessions vary

Join Amy Smoot this June or July to create and play with clay! Students will have fun exploring a variety of hand building techniques to create functional and/or sculptural artworks. Students will receive instruction through each step of the ceramics process from creating to glazing and decorating their work. Building techniques will include slab building, pinching, coiling, stamping and more! 

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glass on glass mosaics

Instructed by Linda Munoz | August 21-22, 2021

Instructed by Linda Munoz, Glass on Glass Mosaics is an opportunity for participants to create a “glass -on- glass” mosaic panel. Skills learned will include glass cutting, stained glass design, and grouting. The two day class will emphasize safe handling of glass and tools. 

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art exploration camp

Instructed by Janet Mego

Session A: June 7-10, 2021 | Ages 7-9 | 9 AM - 12 PM

Session B: July 19-22, 2021 | Ages 10-12 | 9 AM -12 PM

Looking for a way for your child to explore different artist mediums and practices this summer? Join Janet Mego this June and July for an Art Exploration Camp! Students will have fun working with the basics of drawing with pencil and charcoal and with exploring the fundamentals of watercolor and acrylic painting. Throughout the camp, students will touch on still-life, landscape, and the basics of portraiture. Individual talents and areas of interest will apply! All supplies included.

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me and my art: an introduction to art therapy

Instructed by Millie Dawson-Hardy | June 26, 2021; 10am-12pm

Have you ever wondered about the process of art therapy? How can it be helpful, and can I use it in my own life or maybe you are just feeling stuck in your life? If you have wondered about any of these questions or just want a relaxed and enjoyable time to commune with art come take this workshop, Me and My Art: An Introduction to Art Therapy. The class will run from 10-12 on June 26, 2021, and all supplies will be provided. You will be able to take home your supplies and your artwork. The emphasis of this class will not be on finished artwork but the healing process of art making.

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basketweaving

Instructed by Jill and Mickey Miller

In this class, participants will create their own baskets at the instruction of Jill and Mickey Miller, two of the Kentuck Festival's Demonstrating Artists.