2022 Spring Class Schedule

TimeClassStart DateStudioInstructor
9:30am - 12 pmOpen Studio ClayOngoingASusie Means
9:30am - 12:30 pmPainting with PatrickOngoingB/CPatrick Rausch
1:00pm - 4:00pmHandbuilding & WheelOngoingASusie Means / Cindy Weimer
1:00pm - 4:00pmPen & Ink w/Color Wash1/17/22B/CRuth Squitieri
1:00pm - 5:00pmA Slow Approach to Success Faster4 weeksBAntwan Ramar
(April 4, 11, 18 & 25th)(See extended Workshop to sign up for this class)
6:00pm - 9:00pmPhotoshop (3 hour class)4/18/22BLisa Engelbrecht
6:30pm - 8:30pmPhotoshop (2 hour class)OngoingBLisa Engelbrecht
4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16
9:30am - 12:30pmWheel Throwing3/8/22ARichard Reiner
9:30am - 12:30pmImpressionistic LandscapesOngoingB/CScott Heistand
1:00pm - 3:30pmOpen Studio ClayOngoingASusie Means
1:00pm - 4:00pmOpen Studio PaintingOngoingBNancy Hagood
1:00pm - 4:00pmDrawing with Bob StinzianoOngoingCBob Stinziano
4:00pm - 7:00pmWheel Throwing/Hand BuildingTBDATeresa Bowen
6:00pm - 8:30 pmLife Drawing (nude portrait model)1/25/22BRuth Squitieri
9:30am - 12:30pmWatercolorOngoingBLiv Witherow
9:30am - 3:30 pmOpen Studio ClayOngoingASusie Means
1:00pm - 4:00 pmWatercolorOngoingBLiv Witherow
1:00pm - 4:00 pmColored Pencil DrawingTBDCPat Lentine
1:00pm - 4:00 pmOpen Studio PaintingOngoingC/DIrene Moody
5:30pm - 8:30 pmOil Painting with AmyOngoingB/CAmy Hutchinson
9:30am - 12:30pmWheel Throwing3/10/22ARichard Reiner
9:30am - 12:30pmOil Painting for Beginners3/24/22BRuth Squitieri
1:00pm - 3:30 pmOpen Studio ClayOngoingASusie Means
1:00pm - 4:00pmFundamentals of DrawingOngoingB/CBetty Parker
1:00pm - 4:00pmOpen Studio PaintingOngoingC/DMariann Oliver
4:00pm - 7:00pmWheel Throw/Hand BuildingTBDATeresa Bowen
5:00pm - 7:00pmLoose Watercolor4 weeksBSheri Zanosky
(April 7, 14, 21 & 28th)
9:30am - 12:30pmPainting w/ Focus on ColorOngoingBMary Gerlach
9:30am - 3:30pmOpen Studio ClayOngoingASusie Means
1:00pm - 4:00pmIn-person Critique w/ Beau2nd FridayBBeau Wild
(Jan 14, Feb 11, March 11)
1:00pm - 4:00pmFundamentals DrawingOngoingB/CBetty Parker
1:00pm - 4:00pmMatting & FramingTBDDBob Stinziano

Contact Instructors directly to sign up for classes.  Contact information is listed within the blue instructor button for each class.

For further questions please call our offices at (386) 424-9254.


Painting with Patrick Rausch

Dates: Call instructor for starting dates of next series of classes. Call or message 561-707-8991 or email

Time: Monday mornings 9:30 -12:30

Studio location: Studios B and C

$120.00 for six weeks. Each class is 3 hours.

These classes are open to all levels of artists, oil or acrylic. You can bring a photo to paint from or paint along with Patrick who will complete a studio painting from start to finish over the six weeks. In  addition, the instructor will  answer questions individually and help with problems during these sessions. Areas covered will be composition, color mixing, drawing, transferring reference photo to canvas, and basic brush techniques.

Materials List

Pen and Ink with Color Wash with Ruth Squitieri

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (B/C)

Starts January 17, 2022

6 weeks

Member $120

Non-Member $135

Explore the exciting small pieces of art you can create with simple tools and materials. Pen and ink, colored with a wash of any water media, will capture sweet little scenes anywhere – and keep you in practice! Embellish your pieces with text by using simple calligraphy.

Materials List

Handbuilding & Wheel Susie Means and Cindy Weimer

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Starts December 13th

6 weeks

Member $125

Non-Member $140

Material Fee $50 fee for clay, firing, and glazes

Let’s play with clay! A fun way to release stress. Learn how to sculpt, coil, repair, and – most important of all – glaze. We’ll be exploring stains as well as glazes. Create your own masterpiece to display or sell in our gallery or just give it to a friend as a gift.

Photoshop for Photographers with Lisa Engelbrecht

2 hr classes (studio B)

Starts 4/25/2022

6:30-8:30 p.m.

$130 for members, $145 for non-members

The 4 session Photoshop class is ideal for Photoshop Beginners who want to learn skills to improve and enhance their photographs. You will work on sample photos provided by the teacher. The classes will cover the following subjects: different file types, organizing your files, the ideal workspace setup, how to use rulers and guides, the different tools, how to make selections and masks, create layers, different ways to change and enhance color and exposure, different ways to retouch an image and different filter options.

Materials: Materials Needed: Bring your laptop with Photoshop 2022 installed. Bring an extension cord and power cord for your laptop. It is highly recommended to have a mouse to use with your laptop. Bring a mouse pad if you have one.


Impressionistic Landscapes in Acrylics with Scott Hiestand

 9:30 am -12:30 pm (B & C)

Ongoing classes

6 weeks sessions

Member $100

Non-Member $115

Scott offers a unique approach to painting Impressionistic landscapes with a realistic touch. Explore various painting techniques and the importance of washes to achieve light, shadow and mood.

Materials List

Wheel Throwing Class (All Levels) with Richard Reiner

9:30 am – 12:30 pm (A)

Beginning Date: March 8th

6-week session

Member $125

Non-Member $140

Material Fee $50 fee for clay, firing, and glaze

Drawing with Bob Stinziano

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (C)

Ongoing Tuesdays

4 week sessions

Member $70, 4 Sessions

Develop your drawing abilities whether you are just starting out or looking to elevate your skills. We’ll draw faces and figures in their proper proportions and location, or anything else you are interested in. We will work from basic line drawing to fully developed works of art.

Materials List: HB and 4B graphite pencils, kneaded eraser, Drawing pad (prefer Strathmore-Bristol smooth surface.

Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding with Teresa Bowen

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (A)


Member $125

Non-Member $140

Material Fee $50 fee for clay, firing, and glazes

Life Drawing with Ruth Squitieri

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (B)

Starts January 25th, 2022

Informal sessions, instruction on request.

$20/session (studio fee, model fee)

Ruth emails info 3 days before the next session so you know what kind of model and poses to expect. 3x a month we will have a nude model posing from 2 to 20minutes, 1x a month we will have a clothed model, so you can do the figure and/or portrait. You can attend just one session, or all. Bring your drawing materials, or painting stuff! Most poses are just long enough for a drawing. Payment due at beginning of session. Max 12 participants.

Materials List


Watercolor Beginner/Advanced Beginner with Liv Witherow

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (B)

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (B)

Ongoing classes

4-week sessions

Member $60

Non-Member $75

Learn about the best materials to use to achieve the best results. You will learn color mixing and different techniques and styles of painting. We will work from various photos. Liv will start with a demo, then guide you through painting your own creations.

Materials List

Oil Painting Techniques with Amy Hutchinson

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 pm (B/C)

Ongoing Class

Monthly sessions

Members $80

Non-Members $95

Oil Painting Techniques with Amy – All levels are welcome. In this class you will learn about topics such as composition, color mixing, and brush techniques. Whether you need to learn the basics of perspective and shading, or more advanced oil painting techniques such as Grisaille, glazing, or scumbling, I am here to help! You may bring in your own photo for inspiration, or paint along with Amy who will walk you through an oil painting and help with problems from beginning to end. If you prefer to use water based oil paints or acrylics, feel free to bring those as most of the techniques are the same.

Oil Painting Techniques with Amy Materials List

Colored Pencil Drawing with Pat Lentine

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (C)


Member $80

Non-Member $95

This class is for students who want to improve their colored pencil art. Bring in artwork you want to start, or work you want help on. Everyone will work on their own piece at their own level of skill and interest.

Bring any C.P. supplies you have.


Fundamentals to capturing the head and figure with Ruth Squitieri

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (B)

Starts January 20, 2022

9 weeks

Member $180
Non-Member $210

Materials fee $10 (lots of photos and transparencies supplied)

We will learn the standard proportions of the head and figure by exploring the Loomis method and by using the Asaro head and multiple photo references.

I will teach you a simple way to see values and how to convey them to achieve a dramatic and realistic look. I will show you the different ways to approach figure drawing so your renderings will be more realistic and convincing. 

I will be using a traditional, classical approach. This will give you the basic understanding and confidence to approach a portrait or figure from life or from photo references.

References provided, some featuring nude poses. No live model in this class

Materials List

Oil Painting for beginners with Ruth Squitieri

March 24 to April 29

6 weeks (B)

9:30am – 12:30pm

$120 for members

$135 non-members

$20 materials fee if you have no supplies

This 6-week class is for RAW beginners who have always wanted to get started in oils, but didn’t know where. In this class, learn how to handle oils, what you need, what you really don’t need, and how to paint with them.

We will do lots of in-class exercises to get you comfortable and working with oils right away.

You DO NOT need to buy any supplies, I have everything and for $20 materials fee you can use all my supplies. If you already have supplies, bring them in and I will go over with you regarding their suitability.

Wheel Throwing Class with Richard Reiner

9:30 am – 12:30 pm (A)

Beginning Date: March 10th

6-week session

Member $125

Non-Member $140

Material Fee $50 fee for clay, firing, and glazes

Fundamentals of Drawing with Betty Parker

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (B/C)

Ongoing classes

6 weeks

Member $80

Non-Member $95

Learn to observe and analyze an object. Learn perspective, arranging a composition and how to calculate proportions and relationships in a still life. There will be lessons about values, volume and creating the look of texture in addition to brief art history lessons.

Materials List

Wheel Throwing and Handbuilding with Teresa Bowen

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (A)


Member $125

Non-Member $140

Material Fee $50 fee for clay, firing, and glazes

Loose Watercolor Class with Sheri Zanosky

Loose Watercolor Class with Sheri Zanosky

5-7 p.m. (B)

Thursday April 7, 14, 21 & 28

Fee $20 member, $25 non member (per class)

This class is for all levels. It is a whimsical untraditional interpretation of wildlife. I consider it a moving meditation freeing you of everything you thought watercolors were supposed to be. This is not your grandma’s watercolor class

Materials: You will need 1 watercolor pad, 1 pack of assorted brushes, and a pack of assorted watercolors.


Painting Foundations - Focus on Color with Mary Gerlach

9:30 am – 12:30 pm (B)


Monthly Sessions

$20.00 per class

Learn to mix all the colors you need from a limited palette. Create a color wheel and learn design principles and color theory to help you achieve the painting results you are looking to express. Art fundamentals, exciting compositions and meaningful expressions. Oils or acrylics.

Materials List

Matting and Framing with Bob Stinziano

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (D)

TBD, Held on Fridays

$40.00 per class (Must be a Member of AWI)

Learn how to use equipment in the framing studio to make mats, cut glass and plastic.  Review fasteners and how to wire a frame.


Fiber Arts Meeting with Mary McBride

9:30 am – 2:00 pm (B)

2021-2022 Schedule (usually the 4th Saturday of the month)

  • October 30th
  • November 20th
  • December 18th
  • January 22nd
  • February 26th
  • March 26th
  • April 30th
  • May 21st

Our group was founded in 2004. ArtsEtc is a group of central Florida artists interested in surface design and textile arts. The group meets monthly for workshops, learning and mutual encouragement.

T.A.P. Teen Arts Program with Regina Wise

September 2021 through April 2022

6th-12th Grades

9:50 a.m. — 2 p.m.

Scholarships for those who qualify.

$200 for 8 sessions — Supplies Included

  • September 4
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4
  • January 15
  • February 12
  • March 19
  • April 16

Regina Wise

For Grades 6-12, Art Is…Creation is offering this exciting art program every 2nd Saturday of the month. Each session introduces the student to a new instructor and new art medium/project. Sign up now!


Lightroom for Photographers with Lisa and Jim Engelbrecht

3 hr special class (studio D)

Sunday, April 10, 2022

2:00-5:00 p.m.

$70 for members, $85 for non-members

 This course is designed for photographers. You will learn how to use Lightroom Classic for the organization of your digital photography files. This proven process will help you know where all of your photos are for quick access. We will go over importing files, keywording, and rating your images from every photo shoot. We will also teach how to make photo adjustments for white balance, exposure, color, contrast, noise, sharpening, and more. We will explain how to work with Lightroom and Photoshop together to improve the final result of every image.

Materials: Laptop, Photoshop 2022, Lightroom Classic, charging cord, extension cord, a mouse is recommended but not required.

Special Classes

All Day Pastel with Pat Lentine


9:30 am – 3:30 pm (C)1

Member $65

Non-Member $80

All level of students. No pastel experience needed. Pat will help you explore pastels and learn the ease of using pastels and pastel pencils while working on a project. This will be painted using pastel techniques and working on value and color. Materials List

Matting and Framing with Bob Stinziano

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (D)

Friday Afternoon

Member $30 / 2 sessions

Non-Member N/A 

Learn how to use the equipment in the framing studio to make your own mats and frames. Contact Bob to sign up and for class times.

Materials List

In-person Critique Class with Beau Wild

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

2nd Fridays of the month

  • October 8th
  • November 12th
  • December 10th
  • January 14th
  • February 11th
  • March 11th

Member $15 for participating Artists’ Workshop member-artists
Non-Member $20 for participating non members-artists

$10 for observing / non participating artists

Open to all artists, beginners, and seasoned. Now In Person…not on ZOOM with Beau Wild

Most artists work in isolation without the advantage of receiving feedback on their work. Here is the opportunity to not only hear how your work is “seen and interrupted by the viewer”, how to create feeling and power through your images, experiment with challenges, but also how to paint intuitively while staying positive and focused on your passion to paint. And…to learn from the critiques of other artists’ work.

There is time for 8 participating artists to exhibit two works of art to be critiqued.

For more information regarding our classes please call 386-424-9254 or email using the form below.