Arts and Crafts
Founded in 1980, the Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts offers a supportive environment for both beginning and advanced artists to receive guidance from experienced instructors. Students also benefit from ongoing art exhibits, special classes, and opportunities to display and sell their art.
Call for Artists
The Tallahassee Senior Artist Showcase is an annual juried fine art exhibition highlighting talented, mature artists residing in the Big Bend Area. Selected artworks will be on display at the Tallahassee Senior Center and LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, August - September, 2015. All visual art media considered (including photography, but excluding video). Artists must be 55 or older and submit an entry application with fee by May 20. Contact TSC Art Coordinator for prospectus/entry form at 891-4016 or email Leslie Puckett.
The Galleries at TSC are open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 9:00pm. Receptions are free and open to the public.
March 27 – May 15
An exhibition of drawings, pastels and clay by TSC artists. Awards chosen by Amanda Karioth Thompson of COCA were announced at the art reception on April 3, as follows:
- First Place – Charles C. Pierce
- Second Place – Maria Balingit
- Third Place – Hariette Bradrick
- Honorable Mentions: Margaret Hamilton, Susan robinson and Mary Rogers Brown.
Guests at the reception chose the People's Choice Awards:
- Best Use of Color – Nancy Smith
- Favorite Landscape – Nancy Smith
- Favorite Portrayal of Animals – Margaret Hamilton
- Overall Favorite – Harriette Bradrick
Creativity in Oils and Acrylics
May 22 – July 31
A wonderful array of paintings by TSC artists.
Art Reception – Friday, June 5, 6 – 8 pm.
Color of the Year Marsala
May 15 - July 28
TSC Participants create artwork and photographs featuring the Pantone Color for 2015 – Marsala, a deep warm red-brown color.
Upcoming Art Workshops
Learn something new or sharpen up old skills through a short-term special topic art class. Students are responsible for providing their own art supplies and the lists for each class are available now. Registration required at least one week prior to class. Price of most workshops is $54.00 (55+); $66.00 (others) unless otherwise noted. Call 891-4016 for details and registration. Click on each event for more information:
- At the Tallahassee Senior Center
- At Neighborhood Sites
- Drawing: Developing Your Visual Brain - at Southwood
Wednesdays, April 22 - June 10 (eight classes), 6:00 - 8:30pm
- NEW! Fundamentals of Landscape Painting- at Westminster Oaks
Fridays, May 15- June 19 (six classes), 9:30am - 12:00n
- Draw With Your Eyes, Paint With Your Heart - at Bradfordville
Wednesdays, May 13 - July 1(eight classes), 1:30 - 4:00pm
- Painting with Oils - at Fort Braden
Thursdays, May 14 - July 2 (eight classes), 2:00 - 4:30pm
- Watercolor with Eluster - at Bradfordville
Fridays, May 8 - June 26(eight classes), 1:30 - 4:00pm
For more information on these workshops, call 891-4016.
Ongoing Studio Art Classes
These on-going classes are offered on a weekly basis in the art studios at the Tallahassee Senior Center and offer flexibility without preregistration and offer a 'drop-in' structure. First-timers are encouraged to visit the class, talk to the instructor and get a supply list of the materials and tools to bring to class.
Fee per class $9 adults 55+; $11 others. Bonus option - buy an ArtCard punch card good for 8 classes for $63 (one class free) for any combination of the On-going Studio Art Classes. Pre-registration not required.
On-going labs without instructors: $4 per session (Ceramics $2), plus modeling fees, materials, firing fess, where applicable. Art workshops with more specific topics and/or located at neighborhood community centers will resume in February.
Mondays, 9:00am - 11:30am
- Ceramics Lab
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 - 12:00n
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am - 12:00n
- Oil & Acrylics - Beginning
Wednesdays, 9:30am - 12:00n
- Oil & Acrylics - Intermediate
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
- Drawing Etcetera
Thursdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
- Oil Painting with Eluster
Fridays, 9:00 - 11:30am
- Drawing Together
Fridays, 9:30 - 12:00n
All classes are $2 unless otherwise noted.
Mondays, 9:00am - 12:00n
Informal group enjoys all types of crafts. Anyone, with or without experience, welcome.
Mondays, 12:00n - 4:00pm
Join other quilters and work at your own pace. Participants bring their own materials or use donated materials.
Capital City Wood Carvers
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00pm
New and experienced wood carvers are welcome. Bring a sharp knife, sandpaper and pencil with eraser. New members always welcome. $20 annually; fee pro-rated.
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:00n
Group learns cross stitch, crochet, knitting and other projects, depending on available materials. Anyone is welcome, with or without expertise in a craft.
Model Ship Building
Fridays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Participants bring their own supplies and projects to work together in this informal setting.