Adult Workshops

Please register at the Cedar Keyhole or by contacting the instructor directly as soon as you know you want to attend a workshop. And be sure to leave a contact phone number or email so we can let you know if there are any changes.


November 7, Tuesday, 10-2, Swarovski Crystal Beaded Bracelet with Joni Sielaff-Make a crystal bracelet in a right angle weave pattern, using pearls, crystals, seed beads with a magnetic clasp. Minimum 2 students, maximum 4 students, so there will be lots of personal attention for everyone. Cost: $20 for members ($25 non-members) plus $15 for supplies. Deadline to register Nov. 1. Bring your reading glasses or optivisor and a snack for lunch. Register at Keyhole or contact Joni at Come and have fun beading at the first CKAC workshop of the season.

November 9, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm - PASTY PAINT PARTY- with Darlene White - PAPER ART CREATIONS. Let your creativity explode using colored paper/card stock & Elmer’s Glue to create a unique art poster (supplied) or embellish something flat that you bring to the party like a tray or box. Cost: $20, Light refreshments provided by the Arts Center. Contact Darlene at:



November 13 and 14, Monday and Tuesday, 9-4 (1 hour lunch)—Colored Pencils, A Fine Art Medium with Anda Chance. Using elements of design and a few supplies, learn new skills and achieve fantastic results using colored pencils. Transferring  an image, under painting and building color specific to colored pencils will all be addressed. Workshop includes individual attention. Although some art experience is helpful, we will be focusing on techniques applicable to colored pencil rather than drawing skills. Cost - $180 for members, ($185 non-members) for the two day workshop.  An estimated $50 supply fee (may be less based on supplies you may already have).Minimum 5 students - Maximum - 12. Deadline Nov 1. Contact:  Anda Chance at



December 2, Saturday, 9-noon, Mini Holiday Workshops- Join several instructors to complete small holiday projects. All supplies provided. We will have cocoa and drinks, so please bring a plate of goodies to share. FREE! (If you would like to teach a small craft at this workshop, please contact Donna Bushnell, as soon as possible.)

December 5, Tuesday,12-4pm-Base Metal Etching Bracelets with Sue Heine-Use copper, brass or nickel silver blanks to make 1” or 2” cuff bracelets with chemical etching. You can draw your own or use rubber stamps for designs. Cost $50 for members, $55 for non-members which includes supplies to make two bracelets. Minimum 3 students, maximum 8, any level. Contact Sue at

December 7, Thursday 6:30-8:30 pm-USING MUSIC TO ENHANCE CREATIVITY PAINT PARTY with Nancy Hanson-This will be a fun evening of exploring how music affects and enhances our creative expression. We will focus on non-objective art (a picture created with lines, colors and shapes) as we experience different musical pieces. We will have a fun relaxed time and produce at least 3 different pieces of art while listening and responding to a variety of music. Suitable for all levels. All supplies will be provided. Light refreshments will be provided by CKAC. Cost $20 members, $25 non-members. Register at Keyhole or

December 11, Monday (10-1),12 Tuesday, (10-12), and 14 Thursday, (10-11), Mosaic Stepping Stones with Dave Trehane-Art work using mosaic tiles is one of the oldest enduring means of artistic expression. In this class you will design and create your own permanent mosaic stepping stone using cut glass, marbles and tiles. Day 1 Design and placement, Day 2 grouting, Day 3 clean up and sealing.

January 11 and 12, Thursday and Friday, 9-4, Journey through the Layers of Acrylic Painting with Jane Slivka-In a casual, charismatic, and easy to follow fashion Jane will challenge you to complete two paintings daily by showing you how to capture the same freedom, energy and spirit seen in her lively and acclaimed paintings. Cost: $110 per member ($115 Non-member) includes both days. Minimum 5, maximum 20 students of any level. Deadline Jan. 4, Contact Jane at


January 11, Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm, Misty Morn Paint Party with Sandi Allen. An introduction to watercolor painting using a very limited palette, mostly one color. You will complete a 5x7 watercolor. All supplies will be furnished, but you may bring your own brushes if you have them. The class fee is $20 for a fun evening, $25 for non-members. Light refreshments will be provided by CKAC. Contact Sandra at


January 16, Tuesday, 10-4, Melon Basket with Marcella Bamford. Weave your very own melon basket under the expert leadership of Marcella. All basket materials will be supplied and a list of additional tools will be provided to participants (all common things around the house). Cost $15 members, $20 non-members plus $18 supply fee. Maximum number 8 students. Register at Keyhole or contact Marcella at 352-221-5750.

February 6,7 & 8, Tuesday-Thursday, 10-1—Acrylic Painting Fun with Carroll Swayze-Learn the techniques of acrylic painting using large brushes, free strokes, back painting, color mixing, layering, and lots of color to create three paintings ready for framing: sea turtle, tropical fish, ghost crab. Cost: $200 for members ($205 non-members) for all three days, plus $50 supply fee. Minimum-6, Maximum-20 at any level. Deadline: Jan. 23. Contact Carroll at



February 10-Saturday, 10-1-Gyotaku (fish printing) with Sandi Jackson-Sandi will teach the Japanese technique of Gyotaku known as “fish rubbing”. As a member of The Nature Printing Society, she has studied under world-renowned Gyotaku Masters. Students will learn the history of this art, how to prepare the fish, how to blend colors on the fish and how to select the correct paper or fabric for fish rubbing. The process involves applying oil based inks directly to the fish then natural fiber paper or fabric is placed on top of the fish and rubbed. Various techniques and bold colors are used to transform this traditional process into a unique fish print for each participant to take home. Students are also welcome to bring their own tee shirts (light colors in cotton or cotton blends are best). Wear old clothes and bring an apron. Minimum 6. Contact Sandi at $45 Workshop Fee for members, $50 non-members, Additional $10 for supplies (including the fish).

February 12, Monday,9-5,-Fabric Beads with Lois Benninghoff and Connie Nelson. We will use fabric, floss, ribbon and other embellishments, as well as paper clay and art paper to create a variety of “beads” to assemble into necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Cost $45 for members ($50 for non-members) plus $5 for supplies. Minimum number-4, maximum -10. Contact Lois at


February 15, Thursday, 10-12—Sparkling Water Watercolor Workshop with Sandi Allen,
Learn a simple technique to paint glistening water. You will learn other watercolor tips and tricks as well. This workshop is for the beginner, as well as those who have had experience with the medium. All supplies will be furnished, but you may bring your own brushes if you have them. The class fee is $35 for CKAC members, $40 for nonmembers. Contact Sandra at


February 27, Tuesday, 1-4 pm—Bracelets and More, Jewelry Making with Marie Lewis. Participants will be able to make bracelets and earrings in copper or silver using my supplies or students may modify or use components from their old jewelry. Cost $40 per member (plus $5 non-member) plus supply fee of $10. Minimum 2 students, maximum 8 students. Contact Marie at Deadline: Feb. 20.


March 6,7 & 8, Tuesday-Thursday, 10-1, Acrylics as Watercolors with Carroll Swayze, Learn techniques of using acrylics as watercolors as Artist Carroll Swayze teaches you how to paint the way she paints and she will help students draw detailed designs on paper with ink. Then she will teach how to mix colorful acrylics with water for pigment washes and using acrylics to create incredible tropical artwork ready for hanging. Cost $200 for member ($205 non-member) for three days instruction, plus $50 for supplies. Minimum number: 6, Maximum 20 at any level. Deadline: February 20. Contact Carroll at

March 10, Saturday, 10-3,—SILK DYEING with Virginia Stevenson, Make a unique and lovely painted silk banner by stretching silk, then waxing and painting. Cost $75 for members. $80 non-members, this includes all supplies except silk which you purchase by the piece. Minimum number of students 4, maximum 8. Deadline for registering March 1. Register at Keyhole

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