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.
The Galleries at TSC are open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 9:00pm. Receptions are free and open to the public.
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Photography Club
Now - July 19
TSC First Floor Dining Room
Join us for a free Art Reception on June 7
Personal Expressions in Watercolor
May 24 - July 15
TSC Second Floor Auditiorium
Join us for a free Art Reception on June 7
Misty Buffalo by Robert Westwood is Artist's favorite
Robert Westwood started drawing at the Senior Center with Ruth Barth eight years ago. Several years later he began painting in Charles Hazelip's class. Two years ago he developed a new twist in his work - building up three-dimensional levels in his paintings. His mixed media painting of a Southwest shrine won the first place award in the Art Potpourri exhibition. Closer to his heart is his painting displayed in the first floor lobby display case that features a sculpture made by his mother, Vera Gentry. When she moved here from Chickasha, Oklahoma she joined Capital Carvers (a group that meets at TSC). The buffalo carving is one of Robert's favorites and his painting creates a setting around it in tribute to his mother.
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. Art workshops are taught at the Tallahassee Senior Center unless otherwise indicated. Call 891-4016 for details and registration. Click on each event for more information:
- At the Tallahassee Senior Center
- Creative Watercolor - Intermediate
Tuesdays, June 4 - July 9 | 1:00 - 3:30pm
- TSC Classical Figure Drawing
Tuesdays, June 4 - July 9 | 6:00 - 9:00pm
- Pastels Landscape
Thursdays, June 6 - July 18 | 9:30am - 12:00n
- Following the Master Painters - Miro
Thursdays, June 6, 20 & 27 | 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Drawing Together
Fridays, June 7 - July 19 | 9:30am - 12:00n
- Oil Painting with Eluster
Fridays, June 7 - July 12 | 9:00 - 11:30am
- Enjoying Watercolor
Fridays, June 7 - July 19 | 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Funky Fibers
Fridays, June 7 - July 12 | 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Connecting to your Creativity
Mondays, June 10 & 24 and July 1 | 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Latex Paint for Fine Art Painting
Thursdays, June 20 & 27 | 6:00 - 8:30pm
- At Neighborhood Sites
For more information on these workshops, call 891-4016.
Weekly Studio Labs
These labs are open studio times that provide participants an opportunity to practice their art with the camaraderie of other students. No instructor; cost is a $4 lab fee plus shared cost of a model.
Mondays, 9:00am - 11:30am
- Ceramics Lab
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:30am, $2
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. No pre-registration required. It is recommended that you visit the class and talk to the instructor before joining the class; the instructor will provide you with an individualized supply list. All classes are located at the Senior Center unless otherwise noted. Fee per class $8 adults 55+; $10 others.
- Artistry in Clay - Handbuilding
Mondays, 10:00am - 12:00n
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am - 12:00n
- Drawing and Painting Studio at Allegro
Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:30pm
- Oil & Acrylics - Beginning
Wednesdays, 9:30am - 12:00n
- Oil & Acrylics - Intermediate
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
- Drawing Etcetera
Thursdays, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
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.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:30am
Volunteers coordinate activity for individuals interested in using molds, firing and painting ceramic pieces. Anyone can join anytime. Must buy piece and paints.
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.