Adult Arts

Adult Art

ADULT VISUAL ARTS

The ARTspot offers a wide variety of art classes in painting, ceramics, glass fusing, wood carving and more for all skill levels.

Art offerings vary by season.

Try something for the first time or re-ignite your creative spark. The ARTspot is the place for you. Whether it is for fun or to discover a new manner of self-expression, art has a value that will last a lifetime. Adult visual arts programs vary depending on the season and are for ages 16 and older. 

Art on a Saturday

Join us as we visit the Art Museums of Wichita.  Tours of the collection will be given or feel free to chart your own path through the Museum. We will start at the Wichita Museum of Art and end at the Ulrich Museum of Art returning to the DRC by 3 pm. Art is fun with a friend!   register button Opens in new window

DIY WINTER WREATH

Your door will never be bare again once you attend the DIY wreath class! Learn what it takes to design and create your decorative wreath from scratch.

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DIY FALL Centerpiece

Design and create centerpieces from what you can find in your own backyard. Create a base centerpiece that you can switch out throughout the seasons. 

DIY Christmas WREATH

Design a Christmas wreath and learn the skills to make one for every season! Never leave your door bare again. Supplies are included. 

Carve & chat

Whittle away the hours as you work on your first project and discover your skills as a woodcarver. Using basic tools and techniques learn hand-held carving, including shaping, detailing and whittling. Children ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Please register prior to attending. 

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Garden Mosaic Bench

Choose from a variety of patterns or design your own with any pattern you create.  The first class will be to pattern prep and order glass.  Participants may check out tools if home work is desired.  Supplies for class are glass pliers, concrete, molds and accessories.   register button Opens in new window

Final Friday gallery tour - NEW!

Join us as we visit Wichita for an evening of art.  We will hop on the bus at the DRC and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Final Friday Gallery Crawl. Commerce Art District, City Arts and Old Town Square are some of the locations we will visit. Route will be determined by art openings each evening. We will return to the DRC by 9 pm. Art is fun with a friend. Browse our dates to register. register button Opens in new window

GLASS FUSING AND SLUMPING

Learn the exciting art of fusing and molding glass to virtually any shape or form. Create a one of a kind artwork that you and your family will cherish for generations. Glass will be provided for class projects. Browse our dates to register.  register button Opens in new window

Palette knife painting

You will find that palette knife painting allows a more expressive quality to your painting and the colors are vibrant and fresh. It is a wonderful and fun way to paint just about anything!  

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poTTER'S WHEEL AND HAND-BUILDING

The fundamentals of wheel thrown pottery to more advanced forms will be taught depending on student interest and individual experience level. You can choose to stay off the wheel to create using hand-building techniques. Using soft and stiff slabs of clay, as well as other hand building techniques, students will learn to make boxes and other lidded forms. Whichever style you choose, special attention is given to surface decoration. 25 pounds of clay, glazes and kiln firing provided. Browse our dates to register.  

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ONE DAY ART CLASS - Pottery

Join us as we artfully learn to throw pots on the wheel.  You will learn various pottery techniques enabling you to make a mug, a bowl or a cup. Be prepared to get dirty, working with clay can be messy. All materials are included.  Finished artwork can be picked up at the OAC.  register button Opens in new window

gET YOUR PAINT ON!

Enjoy a relaxing night of painting and visiting with friends.  In this one night class you will create your very own masterpiece and have a great time with friends. All supplies included. Enroll early to reserve your spot to paint a fall forest, a Halloween black cat, Winter red birds, and your pet!
Location: Park Grounds Coffeehouse
401 E Madison Ave,  Derby, KS 67037 register button Opens in new window

Garden Stepping Stones

Garden Stepping Stones are here. You will design and create a stepping stone using stained glass and tile. Choose a design or create your own.  These concrete stepping stones are a great addition to any garden or landscape design.  register button Opens in new window