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


 

The Blink Workshop with Resident Artist Michelle Decker

The Blink Workshop with Resident Artist Michelle Decker

The Blink Workshop with Michelle Decker Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Artist Supplies Included Studio 209  209 W Remington Ave. Thomasville, Georgia  South African wildlife artist and Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival artist Michelle Decker rolls out the second workshop of her residence titled “Blink”.  In this two-hour session, Michelle will teach artists of all levels how to create realistic eyes by using mixed media (ink & pastel pencil) using a zebra as her subject matter. All art supplies are included (water color paper, ink, pastels) Join us at Studio 209 on Wednesday, April 12 for a morning of artistry, skill-building, and a whole lot of fun.     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
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


 

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
May | Whet Your Palette at 209

May | Whet Your Palette at 209

Thursday, May 19, 6 – 8 pm Join Hillery for May’s Whet Your Palette – the class will be an oil painting class and a lilly is the subject. She will teach students an oil painting style, the painterly brush stroke technique. Medium: Oil on 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. This class is SOLD OUT! Be sure to sign up for June’s Whet Your Palette class... read more
Paint Your Pet

Paint Your Pet

Saturday, May 14, 10 am – 12 pm Join Hillery Richards for a painting class for all artistic levels.  Bring at least two images of your furry friends and paint miniature pet portraits of your very own! Participants will learn essential skills of painting using an illustrative technique in oils while in a smaller class setting creating 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, materials included Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA Limited to 11 participants.  ... read more
April | Whet Your Palette at 209

April | Whet Your Palette at 209

Thursday, April 21, 6 – 8 pm Hillery is back and so is her popular hummingbird oil painting class! Join Hillery for April’s Whet Your Palette – she will teach abstract illustration and the subject is a hummingbird. Class Fee: $25, materials included Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA This class is part of the Whet Your Palette series. This class is now SOLD OUT! Be sure to sign up for May’s Whet Your Palette... read more
March | Whet Your Palette at 209

March | Whet Your Palette at 209

Thursday, March 17, 6 – 8 pm Spend St. Patrick’s Day at Studio 209! Join Kim Mazzilli for March’s Whet Your Palette – she will teach an acrylic painting class, focusing on gesso painting techniques. The subject is a green frog – perfect for the holiday! Medium: Acrylic Class Fee: $25, materials included Location: Studio 209, 209 West Remington Avenue, Thomasville, GA This class is part of the Whet Your Palette series. This class is now SOLD OUT! Sign up for May’s Whet Your Palette... read more
February | Whet Your Palette at 209

February | Whet Your Palette at 209

Thursday, February 18, 6 – 8 pm Join Hillery Richards for February’s Whet Your Palette! She is teaching tenebrism (the shift from light to dark in painting) and the subject is a wood duck. Medium: Oil on 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. This class is now SOLD OUT! Be sure to sign up for the March Whet Your Palette class here before it sells out... read more