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 Tallahassee and surrounding area. Selected artworks will be on display at the Tallahassee Senior Center and LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, August - September 2014. 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 21. Contact the Art Coordinator for prospectus/entry form at 891-4016.
The Galleries at TSC are open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 9:00pm. Receptions are free and open to the public.
April 4 - May 16, TSC Auditorium
Pastels, drawings, clay and mixed media by TSC Studio and Workshop Artists. Refreshments. Vote for your favorite artworks at the Reception and Awards Ceremony.
Join us for a free Art Reception on April 4
Now - May 2, TSC Dining Room
Radiant Orchid was selected as Pantone Color of the Year 2014. TSC participants were challenged to use this wonderful fushia-purple color in paintings, drawings and photography.
Art Award Ceremony
Friends and family celebrated the Creativity in Oils and Acrylics Art Exhibition featuring 62 paintings. Juror Ananda Baligit-Lefils selected the following awards: First Place - Vicki Lutz; Second Place - Siroos Tamaddoni; Third Pace - Shirley Shiver; Honorable Mentions - Fran Buie, Janie Manasco, Nancy Swords and Richard Wingerson. Guests attending the reception voted for the People's Choice Awards. Winners: Most Creative - Bob Westwood; Best Use of Color - Nancy Maudlin; Favorite Landscape - Jeanne Alderson; Favorite Painting with Animals - Ann Grissett; Overall Favorite - Juanita T. Nowling. Paintings remain on display through March 21.
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
- Creative Watercolor - Intermediate
Tuesdays, April 22 - June 3 (six weeks - skip May 13), 1:00 - 3:30 pm
- Portraits in Pencil & Charcoal
Tuesdays, April 1 - May 6 (six classes), 6:00 - 9:00pm
- Pastels - Landscapes
Thursdays, April 3 - May 15 (six classes - skip May 1), 9:30 - 12:00n
- Following the Master Painters: Van Gogh
Thursdays, April 3 - 24 (four weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Following the Master Painters: Monet
Thursdays, May 1 - 22 (four weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Drawing Together
Fridays, April 4 - May 9 (six weeks), 9:30 - 12:00n
- Watercolor - Rich Textures
Fridays, April 4 - May 9 (six weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Artistry in Clay - Handbuilding
Mondays, April 7 - May 12 (six weeks), 9:30am - 12:00n
- Pen, Brush & Ink
Mondays, April 7 - May 12 (six weeks), 12:30 - 3:00pm
- Enchanting Cards
Wednesday, April 16, 1:00 - 3:00pm
- At Neighborhood Sites
- Beads & Beyond at Allegro
Tuesdays, April 15 - May 13 (five weeks), 6:00 - 8:00pm
- Drawing with Michael Harrell at Westminster Oaks
Wednesdays, April 16 - May 20 (six weeks), 1:00 - 3:00pm
- Following the Master Painters: Cezzane - at Westminster Oaks
Fridays, April 4 - May 2 (four weeks - skip April 18), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Following the Master Painters: Van Gogh - at Westminster Oaks
Fridays, May 9 - 30 (four weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Watercolor Painting at Lake Jackson Community Center
Mondays, April 21 - June 2 (five weeks - skip May 12 & 26), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Acrylic Painting/Landscapes for Beginners at Lake Jackson Community Center
Tuesdays, April 22 - May 27 (six weeks), 9:30am - 12:00n
- Drawing from Nature at Woodville Community Center
Tuesdays, April 22 - May 27 (six weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Draw with Your Eyes, Paint with Your Heart at Bradfordville Historic Schoolhouse
Wednesdays, April 23 - May 28 (six weeks) 1:30 - 4:00pm
- Painting with Oils at Fort Braden Community Center
Thursdays, April 24 - May 29 (six weeks), 2:00 - 4:30pm
- Oil Painting with Eluster Richardson at Bradfordville Historic Schoolhouse
Fridays, April 25 - May 30 (six weeks), 1:30 - 4:00pm
- Creative Doodling at Allegro
Tuesdays, May 27 - June 17 (four weeks), 6:00 - 8:00pm
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 - 11:30am
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 - 4:30pm
- Oil Painting with Eluster
Fridays, 9:00 - 11:30am
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.