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.
Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts
TSC is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m..
Receptions free and open to the public.
Robert (Bob) Dewitt Smith oil and acrylics painting classes at TSC. He also teaches at Ft. Braden Community Center. Here, Bob Smith helps paint holiday greetings on students painting..
Diane Beauvais Dyal will teach beginners step-by-step to paint these cute mini animal paintings.
Upcoming TSC Art Exhibitions
The Galleries at TSC are open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.. Receptions are free and open to the public.
Grand Relations: Artists Across Generations (Auditorium Second Floor)
Jan. 15 – Jan. 22, 2016
Grand Relations, Art Reception Jan. 15, 6-8 pm
TSC Artists display their artworks alongside their relatives, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, siblings, spouses and parents. Poetry read by TSC’s group, Poetry for the Fun of It.
Personal Expressions in Watercolor
Jan. 29 – Mar. 18, 2016
Personal Expressions in Watercolor, Art Reception Feb 5, 6-8 pm
TSC artists display watercolors in a myriad of styles and subject matter.
Exhibition in Black & White (Dining Room First Floor)
Currently through Feb. 16, 2016
Block prints and scratchboard by Charles Hazelip.
Retrospect of Hank Fleck
Feb. 24 - Apr. 26, 2016
Paintings and drawings from one of Tallahassee’s finest artists.
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 (50+); $66.00 (others) unless otherwise noted. Call 891-4016 for details and registration. Click on each event for more information:
- Lose Yourself in Zentangle®, Midori Okasako
Wed., Feb. 3 – 24, 1 – 3:30 p.m., (four weeks).
- Mini Animal Paintings, Diane Beauvais Dyal
Tue., Feb. 9 – Mar. 1, 1-3p.m., (four class meetings)
- Oil Cloth Painting, Mariann Kearsley
Thur., Feb. 11 – Mar. 17, 9:30-Noon (six class meetings)
- Found Object Sculpture, Mariann Kearsley
Thur., Feb. 11–Mar. 17, 1-3:30 p.m. (six class meetings)
- Portrait Drawing/Painting, Charles Carman Pierce
Fri, Feb. 19–Mar. 25, 1-4:00 p.m.
- Eight Paintings in 8 Weeks, Bart Frost
Tue, Mar. 1 – Apr. 26, 6-9 p.m. (eight weeks – skip Apr. 5)
- Creative Wire Jewelry, Nancy Benham
Fri, Mar. 4 -25, 1–3 p.m., (four weeks)
- Holiday Cards, Mary Sargent
Wed., Mar. 9, 1–3 p.m.
- Beginning Drawing with Maria Balingit, at Westminster Oaks
Tue., Feb. 16 – Mar. 29, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m., (six weeks - skip Mar. 8).
- Drawing II with Maria Balingit, at Westminster Oaks
Tue., Feb. 9 – Mar. 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m., (eight weeks)
- Having Fun with Watercolor with Sue Ellen Knowles, at Westminster Oaks
Fri., Feb. 12 – Apr. 1, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Acrylic Painting, Debbie Gaedtke, at Southwood
Wed., Feb. 17–Apr. 13, 6-8 p.m. (eight classes - skip Mar. 16)
- Painting with Oils, at Fort Braden Community Center, Robert DeWitt Smith
Thur., Feb. 18–Apr. 7, 1-3:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Watercolor Painting, at Lake Jackson Community Center at Huntington Oaks Plaza with Linda Pelc
Mon, Mar. 14 – May. 9, 1-3:30 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Acrylic Painting at Lake Jackson Community Center at Huntington Oaks Plaza, Janice McCaskill
Tue, Mar. 15 - May 3, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m., (eight weeks)
- Watercolor with Eluster Richardson at Bradfordville
Thur., Mar. 17 - May 5, 1:30–4 p.m. (eight weeks)
- Draw with Your Eyes, Paint with Your Heart – Bradfordville Library, Mark Fletcher
Wed., Mar. 23 - May 11, 1:30–4 p.m. (eight weeks)
For more information on these workshops, call 891-4016.
Weekly 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 50+; $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 (Cer a.m.ics $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.
Mon., 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Art of Portraiture with a live model in the medium of your choice. Work in a collaborative environment to improve power of observation and practice skills.
- Drawing Like Durer
Mon., 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
- Artistry in Clay – Handbuilding
Mon., 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Basic handbuilding techniques to create functional or sculptural objects. Students purchase clay and glazes. TSC kiln-fires finished pieces on-site.
Wed., 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
No instructor on the 3rd Wed. each month..
Studio: Tue. and Thur., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Beginner: Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m
Explore, practice and learn. Weekly classes include a short demonstration on techniques or design approach, time to paint and constructive critiques. Join any time.
- Oil & Acrylics
Wed., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
On-going Studio Classes are available for all levels of artists for sophomore artists. Instructors work with individual students who assist and critique one another in an exciting, collaborative environment.
- Drawing Etcetera
Thur., 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On-going Studio Classes are available for all levels of artists from beginners to professionals. Instructors work with individual students who assist and critique one another in an exciting, collaborative environment.
- Oil Painting with Eluster
Fri., 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ongoing weekly studio class; does not require pre-registration. Students receive instruction and learn to constructively critique one another.
- Drawing Together
Fri., 9:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Learn and develop drawing techniques, beginners and intermediate.
On-Going Studio Labs
- Portrait Studio Lab: Mon., 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $5
- Ceramics: Tue. & Wed., 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $2 plus cost of materials and firing fee
All classes are $2 unless otherwise noted.
Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Informal group enjoys all types of crafts. Anyone, with or without experience, welcome.
Mondays, 12:00n - 4:00 p.m.
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 - 9:00 p.m.
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, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Group learns cross stitch, crochet, knitting and other projects, depending on available materials. Anyone is welcome, with or without expertise in a craft.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Paint and/or glaze mold-made cer a.m.ics. Experienced volunteers assist.
Model Ship Building
Fridays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Participants bring their own supplies and projects to work together in this informal setting.