Classes

Visual Arts

Our classes are for everyone! Take a multi session class focusing on a single topic, or drop in on our series of “Whet Your Palette” classes to find a technique or medium you might like to explore further or just spend a fun evening out. Always held on the third Thursday of the Month at 209 West Remington Avenue in Thomasville, GA, Whet Your Pallet classes are a sweet treat at just $25 (materials included).

Music

Visit our resident partner Thomasville Music Academy for information on private music lessons for adults.

Upcoming Classes


 

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
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

Past Classes


 

Women of Wildlife Workshop

Women of Wildlife Workshop

Thursday, November 17, 2016 | 10:00am Location: Studio 209 Join two prestigious wildlife painters – 2016 Featured Painter Lyn St. Clair and South African artist Michelle Decker – as they share their passion for wildlife art during the Women of Wildlife Painting Workshop! Class fee includes supplies, snacks and lunch. Class Fee: $75. Includes all supplies.   Sign... read more
Audubon Bird Painting

Audubon Bird Painting

Wednesday, October 26, 10 – 11:30 am Price: 4 classes for $100 (one bird/class) or $35 per class Location: Pebble Hill Plantation Join Honey Hilliard for Audubon Bird Painting. Participants will use pencils and watercolor on high quality, thick, archival watercolor paper to paint a different bird each week. Participants will also have a guided tour of the Audubon Collection in the Main House before class begins on October 5. Sign... read more
October VIP Painting Class

October VIP Painting Class

Saturday, October 15, 10am – 12pm Join Hillery Richards for October’s VIP Class! Hillery will guide you step by step as you paint a stunning Thomasville night scene using oil on canvas. Bring your own refreshments for a creative morning. All materials provided. Class Fee: $50 Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA  ... read more
September | Whet Your Palette at 209

September | Whet Your Palette at 209

Thursday, September 15, 6 – 8 pm Join Hillery Richards for September’s Whet Your Palette! Bring your friends, favorite beverage and learn painterly oil painting techniques! September’s subject is dogwood branches with berries. Class Fee: $25, materials included Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA This class is part of the Whet Your Palette series.  ... read more
September VIP Painting Class

September VIP Painting Class

Saturday, September 10, 10am – 12 pm Join Hillery Richards for “Paint Your Pet” – her latest most popular class! Learn to paint a perfect picture of your pet using fine oil paints on an archival canvas! Hillery will guide you through each step to achieve the best portrait of your furry loved one! Please bring at least one photo to paint from; all other materials provided. Bring your own refreshments for a creative morning. 12 spots max. Class Fee:$50 per person, includes supplies Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA Sign... read more
August | Whet Your Palette at 209

August | Whet Your Palette at 209

Thursday, August 18, 6 – 8 pm Join Hillery Richards for August’s Whet Your Palette! Paint a gorgeous impression style beach painting with oils – you’re sure to be dreaming of painting on the shoreline after this class! Class Fee: $25, materials included Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA This class is part of the Whet Your Palette series.  ... read more
August VIP Painting Class

August VIP Painting Class

Satuday, August 13, 10am – 12 pm Join Artist-in-Residence Hillery Richards and learn to paint this calming floral scene with oils. Pastel colors and soft brush strokes make this a great class for all levels. This class has a limit of 12 students so it is perfect for students wanting more one on one time with Hillery. Bring your own beverage and snack for a fun, creative morning of painting lessons with friends! Class Fee:$50 per person, includes supplies Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA  ... read more
July | Whet Your Palette at 209

July | Whet Your Palette at 209

Thursday, July 21, 6 – 8 pm Join Hillery Richards for July’s Whet Your Palette! Paint a beautiful chickadee using an oil brush technique with abstract colors! Class Fee: $25, materials included Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA This class is now FULL! We still a few spots available in the June and August Whet Your Palette classes…be sure to grab a spot there!... read more
July VIP Painting Class

July VIP Painting Class

Satuday, July 16, 10am – 12 pm Paint a perfect picture of your pet with Hillery Richards in fine oil paints on an archival canvas! Bring at least one photo of your furry friend to paint from; all other materials provided. Hillery will guide you through each step in a smaller class setting, giving you a more hands on learning experience. Bring your own beverage and snack for a fun morning of painting lessons with a group of friends! Class Fee:$50 per person, includes supplies Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA This class is now FULL! Check out our August VIP Class with Hillery, Saturday August 13th! Sign up... read more
June | Whet Your Palette at 209

June | Whet Your Palette at 209

Thursday, June 30, 6 – 8 pm (rescheduled date) Join Hillery for June’s Whet Your Palette – paint an illuminated summer night scene with fireworks, using oil on black gessoed canvas! Class Fee: $25, materials included Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA This class is part of the Whet Your Palette series.  ... read more