ArtWorks Schedule

Watercolor Bliss with Pat Rayman | Adults
6 Weeks |Wednesdays 2:00-4:00 | Ages 15+ | $90
1. January 11-February 15
2. March 1-April 5
3. April 19-May 24

Students will learn about traditional techniques, ways to break the rules, and how to mix and layer color. They will create compositions and discover how to use watercolors in a variety of different projects!


Creatives for Kids with Anna Fisher
6 weeks | Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 | Ages 6-13 | $50
1. January 11-February 15
2. March 1-April 5
3. April 19-May 24

This class will introduce young artists to a variety of art mediums. Students will explore techniques of clay building, drawing, and use of composition.


Acrylics with Debby Gregory
6 weeks | Thursdays 6:00-8:00 | Ages 15+ | $90
1. January 12-February 16
2. March 2-April 6
3. April 20-May 25

This class will teach students how to work acrylics on rustic type settings while focusing on close-up detail.


Hand Building with Clay with Ann Fisher
Jan 14-Feb 18 | 6 weeks | Saturdays 10-12 | Ages 13 + | $50

This class will introduce students to pinch, coil, and slab techniques.


Acrylic Painting Workshop with Pat Rayman
Saturday, February 11| 10:00-12:00 | Ages 15 + | $25

Valentine’s Day theme. Must register by February 6th.


Acrylic Painting Workshop with Pat Rayman
Saturday, April 1 | 10:00-12:00 | Ages 15 + | $25

Spring theme. Must register by March 27th.


Acrylic Painting Workshop with Pat Rayman
Saturday, May 6 | 10:00-12:00 | Ages 15 + | $25

Mother’s Day theme. Must register by May 1st.


Major support for Artworks in Blackford County is provided by Blackford United Way, Inc. and Scott & Kristen Goldberg.

Second Saturdays

Stop in between 10:00-2:00 the second Saturday of every month for a make-and-take activity. 


Needle Felting with Carol Tropf
January 16 | 9:00-12:00 or 6:00-9:00| $25 + Materials

Learn to felt a scarf on polar fleece or white wool.


Clay Monster Mugs with Leslie Newton
February 6 & 13 | 4:00-see below | Ages 11 + | $20

Put the FUN in functional with a playful project that teaches the basics of ceramic hand building. Design your own set of beastly attributes or use a random generator for the number of eyes, type of teeth, and more.
Day 1 (Feb. 6)- meets 4:00-5:30 | Day 2(Feb.13)-meets 4:00-5:00


Clay Monster Mugs with Leslie Newton
February 6 & 13 | 4:00-see below | Ages 11 + | $20

Put the FUN in functional with a playful project that teaches the basics of ceramic hand building. Design your own set of beastly attributes or use a random generator for the number of eyes, type of teeth, and more.
Day 1 (Feb. 6)- meets 4:00-5:30 | Day 2(Feb.13)-meets 4:00-5:00


Coffee & Canvas with Susie Burns
Sunday, February 12 | 1:30-4:00 | Ages 15 + | $25

Experiment with different techniques of acrylic painting while making memories with friends, sipping coffee, and enjoying homemade desserts.


Needle Felting with Carol Tropf
February 20 | 9:00-12:00 or 6:00-9:00| $25 + Materials

Learn to felt a brooch or scarf clip.


Rug Hooking Workshop with Tracy Burns
February 21 & 28 | 9:00-12:00 | $55

This class will teach the basics of rug hooking. Cost includes all materials.


Pour Painters with Anne Maddox
Saturday, March 11 | 6:30-9:00 | $25

Experiment with different techniques of acrylic painting while sipping on wine and making memories with friends!


Needle Felting with Carol Tropf
March 20 | 9:00-12:00 or 6:00-9:00| $25 + Materials

Learn to felt a clutch purse or eyeglass case.


Barn Quilt with Carol Tropf
April 24 | 9:00-12:00 or 6:00-9:00 | $25 + Materials

Use acrylic paint to design a barn quilt on wood. Choose a size of 12×12 or 14×14. Choose from provided patterns or bring your own.


Major support for ArtWorks in Portland is provided by the Abromson-Fleming Memorial Trust, The Portland Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Psi Iota Xi, Portland.

Open Studio All Day Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
If you are an adult enrolled in classes, you may utilize the studios to practice and perfect your talents. This is open all-day during hours of operation
Monday & Friday, and before 4:00 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Additional materials can be purchased at the front desk.


Oil Painting with Steve McClung
6 weeks | Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 | $95 each session
1. January 17-February 21
2. March 14-April 25

Students will learn how to create realistic landscapes by learning and utilizing different brush stroke techniques, careful color mixing, and creating depth in paintings. For all skill levels.


Wheel Throwing for Adults with Mary Boetgger
6 Weeks | Thursdays 6:00-8:00| $95
January 19-February 23

This class will explore the basic techniques on how to center clay, make basic cylinders, and glaze. Bowls, plates, mugs, and vases are among the items you will learn to create in this class.


Wheel Throwing for Kids with Kim Anderson
6 weeks | Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 | Ages 8+ | $50
January 18-February 22

This class will explore the basic techniques on how to center clay, make basic cylinders, and glaze. Bowls, plates, mugs, and vases are among the items you will learn to create in this class. Dress for a mess!


Decoration on Clay with Mary Boetgger & Kim Anderson
6 weeks | Thursdays 6:00-8:00| $95
March 16-April 27

This course is offered under the guidance of two instructors, Mary Boetgger (4 weeks) and Kim Anderson (2 weeks). With Mary, students will explore how to transform standard ceramic pieces into one-of-a-kind pieces by using slip, stamp, marbling, sgraffito, and carving techniques. With Kim, students will learn how to finalize pieces by layer glazing with resists and stains. This class is for intermediate clay students. It does not cover the process of making forms.


Belly Dancing & Veil Making with Lori Naseelah
6 weeks | Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 | $50
March 14-April 25

Originating in the Orient and Middle East, the veil adds that bit of drama and expression that conveys the emotions of the music and adds to dances. In this class, students will make their own dye-able veil that can function as a fashionable dancer’s cover-up, or be used to enhance dance movements of the region with learned flowing and rhythmic techniques. Veil dancing is considered to be an intermediate art form, and previous belly dancing is helpful, but not a requirement.


Toddler Art Class with Tavia Boolman
6 weeks | Wednesdays 4:00-4:35 | Ages 3-5 | $45
March 15-April 26

Toddlers learn best while working with their hands. Each week will feature a hands on project to go along with our weekly theme. We will have fun while getting messy! Parent participation is required.


WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

Valentine Clay Bowls with Kimberly Anderson
January 31 & February 7 | 4:30-see below | Ages 8-16 | $20

Put the FUN in functional with a playful project that teaches the basics of ceramic hand building. Learn to use stamps to create texture and incise your bowl to personalize it.
Day 1 (Jan. 31)- meets 4:30-6:00| Day 2 (Feb.7)-meets 4:30-5:30


Home at Hogwarts with Kathy Ayers
February 16 | 4:30-6:30 | Ages 8-16 | $20

Paint on canvas with acrylics. In the Harry Potter series, Hogwarts is a
fictional school of magic. To “muggles” it looks like an old, abandoned castle. Join us in this class, as we paint our own version of Hogwarts complete with turrets, towers, and even the Forbidden Forest!


3-D Van Gogh Sunflower & Vase with Mikaela Shipley
March 15| 4:00-6:00 | Ages 10-16 | $15

Learn to create a Van Gogh inspired vase with a sunflower. Learn to paint a sky and decoupage a bottle as a vase. Then learn to cut, paint and hot glue 3-D sunflowers to go in you vase.


Clay Homes for Fairies & Trolls with Mikaela Shipley
April 5 & April 12 | 4:00-see below | Ages 8-16 | $20

Learn the basics of ceramic hand building. Create a magical house for fairies and trolls made of clay.
Day 1 (April 5)- meets 4:00-6:00| Day 2 (April 12)-meets 4:00-5:00

Open Studio
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00-Close
Free for any adult enrolled in an art class

Come practice your talents during open studio days!
*Note: If you are working with clay you may purchase more at the front desk.