April 2018 Art Class Schedule

Come join us for a creative art class...or two! Relax, have some fun, and leave with a cool piece of artwork!! Bring a friend or meet new friends! We are all about having fun at The Artful Giraffe!!


See class sample photos following the class description section.


Mixed Media: My Dog
Friday, April 6, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Allison Lehti

A fun Mixed Media project on a 9x12 canvas board using acrylic paint, stamps, magazine messages, and embellishments. Bring a photo and draw a likeness of your favorite pet! $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee. Note: Sign up for two or more of Allison's classes this month and receive $5 off each of her class fees!


Mixed Media: Family Collage
Friday, April 13, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Allison Lehti

More Mixed Media fun on a 9x12 canvas board! Bring photos of family, friends, or memorable events and create a collage using magazine and decorative papers, and acrylic paint. $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.


Fluid Art
Saturday, April 14, 11am - 1pm
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Tuesday, April 24, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Jane Harris

Learn the recipe for an acrylic mixture to pour onto two 12x12 wood boards, and a technique to create stunning "cells" on your piece! Projects will require extra drying time for pick up later in the week. No painting experience necessary. Please wear "painting" clothes and/or bring a paint smock. $35 class fee plus $20 materials fee.


Mixed Media: Vibrant Garden
Sunday, April 15, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Allison Lehti

More Mixed Media on canvas board! Create a vibrant garden using tissue paper and magazine clippings, then add words or symbols to personalize your project. $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.


Gouache Painting: Heron
Tuesday, April 17, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Jane Harris

Gouache is a magnificent water-based paint used for creating rich, opaque, and velvety surfaces. In this class, we will play with the medium and create a unique Florida bird. There will be a stencil provided, so no drawing skills needed! Come have fun in this new Gouache class! $35 class fee plus $15 materials fee.


Acrylic Painting: Bird of Paradise
Thursday, April 19, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Instructor: Diana Fava

Learn basic acrylic techniques while creating a lovely Bird of Paradise painting on canvas. $40 class fee plus $10 materials fee.


Beginner Polymer Clay: Swirl Pendants
Saturday, April 21, 11am - 3pm
Instructor: Laurie Dunham

This new class was a hit last month! Learn the difference between Sculpey III and Premo clay, how to "condition" clay, and how to make a reusable mold which you will then use to create two unique sculptural-looking swirl pendants. After they are baked, watch the pieces come to life when painted with alcohol ink! Learn how to add gold highlights (if desired) and make a wire-wrapped bail that will fit any cord or chain you would like to use. This is a great class for beginners! $30 class fee plus $15 materials fee.


Mixed Media: Abstract Collage
Sunday, April 22, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Allison Lehti

Mixed Media project on 9x12 canvas board. A bit of fun painting abstract shapes, adding marks, scraping paint, and incorporating magazine images and words to inspire you. $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.


Acrylic Painting: Fish
Thursday, April 26, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Instructor: Diana Fava

Learn basic acrylic techniques while creating a fun fish painting on canvas! $40 class fee plus $10 materials fee.


Alcohol Ink: Wine Glasses, Votives, and Tiles
Friday, April 27, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Jane Harris

Learn to "paint" glassware with alcohol ink to create a beautifully dramatic effect! You may select two items from an assortment of wine glasses and votive holders, and you will also have time to paint a 6x6 tile. $30 class fee plus $15 materials fee.




~~ See Class Sample Photos Below ~~
Class samples are also on display in the gallery.

Stop by The Artful Giraffe or call us at 941-388-3700 to register for classes. Registration/payment MUST be made prior to the day of class. Class fees are non-refundable.


Class Sample Photos: