Adult Education

Classes / Workshops / Intensives / Residency

Current and Upcoming Offerings:

March Senior Moments

March Senior Moments

March Senior Moments with Megumi Friday, March 24, 2017 2:00 – 3:00 PM Studio 209 209 W Remington Ave, Thomasville GA Senior Citizen Price : $10   Join us this month to create artistic flower bouquets out of paper and buttons.  Senior Moments isn’t just an art class, it’s a chance to socialize with the some of the wisest and most interesting members of our community.  It’s an opportunity for you to access untapped artistic potential in a small classroom setting.  Thanks to our supporting partner for this class, Southern Pines. Southern Pines is a senior living community that truly cares about the quality of life in its residents and they realize that involvement in the arts promotes positive well-being. We’ll see you at Studio 209! Sign... read more
The Thick-Skinned Workshop by Michelle Decker

The Thick-Skinned Workshop by Michelle Decker

The Thick-Skinned Workshop by Michelle Decker Wednesday, March 22, 2017  9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Class Fee: $150 Artist Supplies/Snacks Provided Studio 209  209 W Remington Ave.   Thomasville Center for the Arts is proud to introduce the Thick-Skinned Workshop by South African Wildlife artist and Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival artist Michelle Decker.  She’s the same genius that brought us the insanely popular “Women of Wildlife” workshop back in November.  Now Michelle returns to Thomasville with a class designed to teach artists of all levels how to depict animal skin textures using acrylics – in unconventional ways. On March 22nd Michelle will be using the elephant as her instructional subject , seeing as how it’s one of the more daunting “skin” textures to attempt.  Artists will be working on 8×10 canvas. Join us at Studio 209 for a morning of artistry, skill-building, and a whole lot of fun. Snacks and all art supplies will be provided. Sign... read more
May VIP Painting Class

May VIP Painting Class

VIP Painting Class with Hillary Richards Tuesday, May 23, 2017 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join us at this month’s VIP painting class and use time period to create whatever painting you’d like!  Under the guidance of our resident artist Hillery Richards, you can enhance your artistic prowess as she helps you create in a small classroom setting.  Bring in whatever photo or picture you’d like to recreate – all art supplies are invited.  Bring whatever drinks or snacks you’d like for a fun, art-filled evening. Class Fee: $50 Studio 209 209 W Remington Ave  Thomasville Georgia    Sign... read more
May | Whet Your Palette at Studio 209

May | Whet Your Palette at Studio 209

May Whet Your Palette at Studio 209  Thursday, May 18, 2017 6 – 8 p.m. In May, artist-in-residence Hillery Richards will guide students in painting their own illustrative-styled fawn using oil on canvas.  Students will explore whether they want to make their creation realistic or abstract in color.  Class attendees are incouraged to bring whatever beverages and snacks they’d like to use during the class period. All Art supplies are provided. Class Fee: $25 Studio 209 209 Remington Ave Thomasville, Georgia    Sign... read more
April VIP Painting Class

April VIP Painting Class

  Tuesday, April 11, 2017 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Join resident artist Hillery Richards for April’s VIP Painting class where students are given the opportunity to paint a spring-themed bunny illustration.  Pick and recreate one of Hillery’s wildlife oil paintings on canvas with your friends! Bring beverages and snacks for a productive, creative evening in a small classroom setting. Class Fee : $50 Supplies Provided Studio 209 209 Remington Ave Thomasville, Georgia     Sign... read more
April | Whet Your Palette at Studio 209

April | Whet Your Palette at Studio 209

April Whet Your Palette at Studio 209 Thursday, April 13, 2017 6 – 8 p.m. This month resident artist Hillery Richards will instruct students of all skill levels in creating their own spring-themed masterpiece.  For April, students will paint a rabbit in grass using oil on canvas.   Bring your favorite beverages and snacks, grab a friend, and come create your own illustrative-styled work of art. Class Fee: $25 Studio 209  209 Remington Avenue Thomasville, Georgia    Sign... read more
Foundations and Expressions with Ron Thomson

Foundations and Expressions with Ron Thomson

Five Class Session: Monday, March 13, 2017 Monday, March 20, 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 Monday, April 3, 2017 Monday, April 10, 2017 10:00am-1:00pm Understanding how to see light is the foundation of painting the world we live in.  Join artist Ron Thomson on a low stress journey to express the beauty around us. As an instructor, Ron starts where you are and moves on in teaching foundations of painting from there. Each class will feature a demonstration on a particular aspect of the painting process followed by individual work and one on one instruction. Students have the option of buying Embark on this exploration directed by your interests. Ron supports both the creative spirit and your artistic prowess of teaching art enthusiasts of all skill levels, so don’t shy away because of lack of experience! To learn more about the artist or see his body of work, visit www.ronthomson.net. All Five Classes : $187.50 Single Class Fee: $45.00 No cancellations due to class capacity.   Sign Up!    ... read more
February Senior Moments  Workshop presented by Southern Pines

February Senior Moments Workshop presented by Southern Pines

Join local artist Hillery Richards at our Senior Moments class presented by Southern Pines. Participants in this workshop will create masterpieces of love this month using watercolors . Make sure to take advantage of adult art education in our community and the 60% discount given to ALL senior citizens for this adult class, courtesy of Southern Pines. Friday, February 10, 2017 9:30-11:00am Studio 209 209 W Remington Ave Thomasville, Georgia Class Fee: $10 Sign... read more
March | Whet Your Palette at Studio 209

March | Whet Your Palette at Studio 209

  March Whet Your Palette at Studio 209 Thursday, March 16, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm It’s that time again! Join resident artist Hillery Richards and learn step-by-step how to create an impressionist style oil painting on canvas. All artist supplies are provided, so bring a beverage of your choice and get ready for a great night of socializing, learning, and art! Class Fee: $25 Studio 209 209 W Remington Ave. Thomasville, Georgia     Sign... read more
March VIP Painting Class

March VIP Painting Class

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 5:30-7:30pm   VIP Painting class is back for another month of fun and art! Resident artist and class instructor Hillery Richards encourages students participants to bring a photo – be it one of a pet, an artistic still life, or anything else your heart desires – and then use the photo to create a stunning oil painting on canvas.  All artistic supplies are provided, so all you have to bring is your painting subject photo, any snacks or drinks you want to enjoy while you work, and your artistic eye.   Class Fee: $50 Studio 209 209 W Remington Ave. Thomasville, Georgia   Sign... read more
Finding History in Our Stories

Finding History in Our Stories

February 4 & 25, March 4 & 11 , 2017, 10:00am – 12:00pm Join storyteller Saundra Kelley to seek out, record and tell Thomasville’s lesser-known historic past for today. Students will reach back into their own memories and family memories. After the stories are vetted, students will begin the process of learning to tell stories by diagramming them onto the “storyteller’s arc”, and learning to tell them in an oral tradition format. Class Fee: $150 for four, two hour classes Location: Thomas County History Museum, 725 N. Dawson St.  ... read more
Painting Water with Confidence

Painting Water with Confidence

January 17, 18, & 19, 2017, 10:00am – 5:00pm The very qualities that compel us to paint water are the same reasons it often defies our attempts. Join Artist-in-Residence Ron Thomson for a consecutive three-day intensive where you will enrich your understanding and appreciation of water’s many moods and provide the tools to capture its beauty. Contact artist for supply list! Class Fee: $300 Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA  ... read more
Kids Pottery Workshop

Kids Pottery Workshop

January 28, 2017, 9:00-11:30 AM Bring your kiddo and join artist Carola Rodina for a festive pottery workshop where kids will hand-build the perfect Valentine’s Day gift! Students will choose what they want to create – think small planter/vase, spoon(s), a heart shaped pinched pot or hand built bowls on legs! Kiddos will then chose from a variety of glaze colors for the glaze firing. Pieces will be ready for pick up in time for Valentine’s Day. Sold out as of 1/ 23   Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA   Sign... read more
Adult Pottery Workshop

Adult Pottery Workshop

January 28, 2017, 2:00-4:30 pm Join Artist Carola Rodina for a festive pottery workshop where you will hand-build the perfect Valentine’s Day gift from clay slabs! Students can create a small planter/vase, spoon(s), chunky beer stein or coffee mug and then chose from a variety of glaze colors for the glaze firing. Pieces will be ready for pick up in time for Valentine’s Day. Class Fee: $25 Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA   Sign Up!... read more

Let TCA inspire you!

Thomasville Center for the Arts is the place to grow your artistic skills. We offer a variety of classes and workshops taught by an amazing group of accomplished artists throughout the year. All skill levels welcome.

If you have questions about current programming or ideas for future art classes, please contact Darlene Blackman, Director of Artist Programs, at 229-221-1859 or dblackman@thomasvillearts.org.

For information on private music instruction, please visit our resident partner Thomasville Music Academy.