Adult Classes

Postponed due to CAC's  Temporary Closure

Meditation Class

Gentle Beginnings Vinyasa Yoga

Come exercise, get in shape or just keep your body healthy.  Instructor Sarah Boggan leads students through gentle vinyasa yoga moves. All levels welcome. 

Instructor: Sarah Boggan
Dates: Ongoing Mondays 

Time: 5:15-6:15pm

Ages: 18 +

Cost: $45/mo. or $12 drop - in

Paint Cans

Getting Started with Acrylic Paints

Going over / discussing the basic supplies
Paint onto pallet – mixing secondary colors
Mixing neutrals
Making black and grey

Green exercise
Toning a canvas
Selection of a reference pictures (simple landscape or floral or still life)
Blocking in painting
Finishing painting

Students will need the following:

  • Pallet (covered for saving paint or disposable)

  • Brushes

    • ​bristle – I like pro-stroke-bright sizes 10,4,2 and filbert size 4,2

    • sable – filbert 6, 4, 2

    • synthetic brushes that mimic bristle and sable much cheaper and work as well

  • Painting knife – pointed 1.5 to 2.5 inch

  • Paint boards or canvas pads for practice

  • Stretched canvas or painting boards (12 x 12 or 11 x 14)

  • Phone book and paper towels

  • Paints – Master’s Touch is good student grade acrylic

    • Start with ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, and titanium white

    • Add thalo blue, yellow ochre, alizarin,

    • Next add burnt sienna, purple

Instructor: Helen Alexander
Time: 10-12, lunch, 12:30-3:30
Date: April 11, 2020
Price: $60.00
Age: 16+

Exploration:  Oil Painting at the CAC

CAC offers an open-studio approach to oil painting.  Helen Alexander will be in the studio each session to provide support for painters.   The assistance can include laying out a composition for painting from a still life or a photograph, blocking in a painting, determining the color pallet, and tips for techniques with oils.  The emphasis for the sessions is to relax and create.

Each session, Helen will be working on a painting that will highlight a subject or technique.   However, each painter is welcome to work on any painting of their choice.   

June 6 - Highlight on blocking in technique

June 13 – Highlight on shadows and highlights

June 20 – Highlight on pallet knife painting

June 27 – Highlight on still life painting

July 11 - Highlight on landscape painting

July 18 – Highlight on seascape painting


Materials suggested:

  • Paints: yellow, ochre, burnt sienna, red, alizarin, ultramarine blue, thalo blue, white (primary colors of yellow, red, blue and white are all that are absolutely needed, all other colors can be mixed)

  • Turpinoid for cleaning brushes

  • old phone book

  • roll of mechanic towels or paper towels

  • Brushes: variety of bristle (I like brights and filberts) and synthetic softer brushes (not watercolor brushes).  Include at least one #10 or #12 bristle

  • Painting boards & canvas pads for practice, stretched canvases

  • Portable table easel

  • Reference photos

Time/Date: Saturdays 1PM – 3PM beginning June 6, 2020

Price: $18.00 Per person / $100.00 FOR 6 sessions

Age: High school (16+) – Adult

Beginners welcome!

Room: Downstairs Art Room

Image by Alex Jones

Clay Classes with Marilyn 

Students in Ritchie’s classes explore hand building and use the wheel.  Students will experiment with a wide variety of suggested projects, including pinch pots, handled objects, enclosed objects, and slab constructions; all of which have many fun and practical uses.  Past students have created dishes, vases, art pieces, soap dishes, baskets and many other items.

Instructor: Marilyn Ritchie
Dates: Ongoing throughout the year 

Ages: 18 +

Cost: $100 without clay or $120 with clay

Class schedule for Spring 2020:

Tuesday evening class, 6:30 to 8:30

                February 25 to March 31

Saturday Morning class, 9:30 to 11:30

                 February 29 to April 4, 2020

Classes continue throughout the year, call for next times. 

Get Fired up with drama and color:  Raku!

Three-part series for beginners to advanced potters.  Part I and 2:  Make or throw a piece of pottery and leave it to be fired in the kiln. Instructor Larry Matthews will bisque fire the pieces created in Part I & 2 and have them ready for Part 3.  When you return for Part 3, you will choose a glaze and get your piece ready for FIRE AND COLOR!  Raku pieces have a flare of smoke, color, and drama, unlike other pottery.  In this three-part series you will learn the basic process to bring clay to life with a two-part firing technique.  $70 include class and clay for two pieces small to medium size and CAC will provide the glaze (oversize pieces and personal pieces brought from home for glazing and firing may include additional charges; to be determined when the piece is presented).  If you provide your own clay it must be approved by the instructor.

Part I, II, & III
April 11, Part I
           April 18, Part II
           May 2, Part III

Time: 12:30-2:30pm
Instructor: Larry Matthews 
Room: Clay room and patio

Price:  $50 plus $20 for clay ($70 include all three parts)

Beginning Quilting: Learning the basics on “Texas Wildflower” quilt sampler

With a series of four sessions, the instructors will lead the students through basic skills for tools, cutting and piecing with squares and triangles and adding borders, sashing and basic quilting. Highlights will include possible machine applique techniques and a final session on how to bind a finished piece and
add a hanging sleeve. The $25.00 fee covers the following supplies: ½ yard of focus fabric and 4 coordinating fat quarters plus batting. (Note the backing fabric will not be supplied but will be purchased by the student once the top is complete. Selection of this piece is left to the student’s choice of color and available options.)

Students must provide the following:

  • Portable sewing machine in good working order for personal sewing on which the student is proficient

  • Scissors suitable for cutting fabric and thread

  • Extra needles for the machine used by the student

  • Med. Grey or Tan thread (suggest that student chooses a light neutral and brings several bobbins loaded with thread for convenience)

  • Straight pins


Optional: if the student owns a rotary cutting tool or a cutting mat, please bring for personal use

Instructors: Carol Ann Wadley and Michelle Weller

Dates: Thursdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2020
Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Price: $75 for the series plus $25 for cost of supplies provided by instructors for each student
Room: Howard Gallery
Age: 16+

Watercolor painting:  Learning the basics plus tips to bring your skill to the next level

Experience the joy of working with watercolors. Both traditional and innovative techniques will be demonstrated to create luminous color and descriptive effects. We will work from live flowers and still lifes to getting inspiration from photographs and landscapes. Please bring watercolor paper and a variety of brushes. Basic paint colors and other needed supplies will be provided. Feel free to contact me with any questions at 

Participants should bring Watercolor paper (9 X 12 is the suggested size), watercolor paints and brushes.

Instructor:  Stephanie Chambers 

Dates: Saturdays, March 21, 28, and April 4

Time: 9:30 until 11:30

Price: $90 for the series of 3 sessions

Room: Downstairs Art Room

Age: 16+

Clay Classes with Larry Matthew

Students in Matthew’s classes explore hand building and use the wheel.  Students will experiment with a wide variety of suggested projects, including pinch pots, handled objects, enclosed objects, and slab constructions; all of which have many fun and practical uses.  

Ages: 18 +

Cost: $100 without clay or $120 with clay
Class schedule for Spring 2020:

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursdays

Feb. 20, 2020 through March 19, 2020