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.
Creativity in Oils and Acrylics
February 3 - March 12, TSC Auditorium
Paintings by TSC Studio and Workshop Artists working in oils and/or acrylics, led by TSC art instructors Charles Hazelip, Robert DeWitt Smith and Eluster Richardson.
Join us for a free Art Reception on February 7
The Silver Touch - Exhibit of Photography by TSC Seniors
Now - February 28, TSC Dining Room
Opportunity for TSC senior-aged participants to exhibit their photography. Interested photographers need to turn in an application to Leslie Puckett by November 15.
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
- Artistry in Clay - Handbuilding
Mondays, February 3 - March 10 (six weeks), 9:30am - 12:00n
- Pen, Brush & Ink
Mondays, February 3 - March 10 (six weeks), 12:30 - 3:00pm
- Creative Watercolor - Intermediate
Tuesdays, February 4 - March 11 (six weeks), 1:00 - 3:30 pm.
- TSC Classical Figure Drawing
Tuesdays, February 4 - March 11 (six weeks), 6:00 - 9:00pm
- Pastels - Landscapes
Thursdays, February 6 - March 12 (six classes), 9:30 - 12:00n
- Following the Master Painters: Cezanne
Thursdays, February 6 - 27 (four weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Following the Master Painters: Matisse
March 6 - 27 (four weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Drawing Together
Fridays, February 7 - March 14 (six weeks), 9:30 - 12:00n
- Funky Fibers - Painting & Printing
Fridays, February 7 - March 14 (six weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Watercolor - Rich Textures
Fridays, February 7 - March 21 (six weeks - skip March 6), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- At Neighborhood Sites
- Following the Master Painters: Picasso at Allegro
Tuesdays, February 4 - 25 (four weeks), 6:00 - 8:30pm
- Following the Master Painters: Picasso at Westminster Oaks
Fridays, February 7 - 28 (four weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Beads & Beyond at Westminster Oaks
Wednesdays, February 12 - March 12 (five weeks), 1:00 - 3:00pm
- Watercolor Painting at Lake Jackson Community Center
Mondays, February 17 - March 24 (six weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Acrylic Painting/Landscapes for Beginners at Lake Jackson Community Center
Tuesdays, February 18 - March 25 (six weeks), 9:30am - 12:00n
- Draw with Your Eyes, Paint with Your Heart at Bradfordville Historic Schoolhouse
Wednesdays, February 19 - March 26 (six weeks) 1:30 - 4:00pm
- Painting with Oils at Fort Braden Community Center
Thursdays, February 20 - March 27 (six weeks), 2:00 - 4:30pm
- Oil Painting with Eluster Richardson at Bradfordville Historic Schoolhouse
Fridays, February 21 - March 28 (six weeks), 1:30 - 4:00pm
- Drawing with Michael Harrell at Allegro
Tuesdays, March 4 - 25 (four weeks), 6:00 - 8:00pm
- Following the Master Painters: Georgia O'Keefe at Westminster Oaks
Fridays, March 7 - 28 (four weeks) 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Creative Doodling at Westminster Oaks
Wednesdays, March 19 - April 9 (four weeks), 1:00 - 3:00pm
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.