February 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!!


Following the list of class descriptions, check out sample photos for each class!


Painting with Alcohol Ink: Votives and Tiles

Tuesday, February 6, 11am - 1pm

Instructor: Jane Harris

Learn a fun and easy technique for painting with alcohol ink to create a beautifully dramatic effect! Paint two votive candle holders plus one 6x6 tile. $30 class fee plus $15 materials fee.

Mixed Media: "Love Song"

Wednesday, February 7, 11am - 1pm

Instructor: Allison Lehti

A lovely Mixed Media project using assorted papers, stencils, and acrylic paint on 9x12 canvas board that will get you in the Valentine Day mood! $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.

Mixed Media: "Good Dogs"

Thursday, February 8, 11am - 1pm

Instructor: Allison Lehti

Using a combination of acrylic paint, stencils, tissue paper, and newspaper, create a fun 9x12 image on Bristol board to add to your "My Art History" portfolio. Start your collection of projects in a portfolio from which to draw future inspiration, or use as a coffee table book that is fun to revisit, or to share with family and friends! $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.

Mixed Media: "Beach Goat"

Sunday, February 11, 11am - 1pm

Instructor: Allison Lehti

A Mixed Media project incorporating skinned cardboard, acrylic paint, and stencils on 9x12 canvas board. Follow the example or add your own twist! $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.

Wine Glass Painting: Reverse Flowers

Tuesday, February 13, 11am - 1pm

Instructor: Jane Harris

Use a reverse painting technique to paint colorful flowers on two wine glasses. Simple instructions will be given to "cure" the glasses in your oven. $25 class fee plus $10 materials fee.

Acrylic Painting: "Sea Turtle"

Thursday, February 15, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Instructor: Diana Fava

Learn basic acrylic techniques while painting a fun sea turtle on canvas. $40 class fee plus $10 materials fee.

Mixed Media: "Gulls on Posts"

Friday, February 16, 11am - 1pm

Instructor: Allison Lehti

Another fun Mixed Media project to add to your "My Art History" portfolio, using acrylic paint, stencils, and newspaper on 9x12 Bristol board. $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.

Mixed Media: "Bee Garden"

Saturday, February 17, 11am - 1pm

Instructor: Allison Lehti

Create a Mixed Media project on 9x12 canvas board using acrylic paint, ink, tissue paper, and Mod Podge. $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.


Mixed Media: "Seashells"

Sunday, February 18, 11am -1pm

Instructor: Allison Lehti

A Mixed Media project using acrylic paint, card stock, stencils, and ink on Bristol board. Another idea for your "My Art History" portfolio. $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.

Gelli Printing: Note Cards

Wednesday, February 21, 11am - 2pm

Instructor: Jane Harris

Gelli printing consists of creating layers of unique mono prints that can be used in many fun art applications. This class will focus on basic techniques of Gelli printing while creating beautiful collaged note cards. $35 class fee plus $15 materials fee.


Acrylic Painting: String Art

Thursday, February 22, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Instructor: Diana Fava

Create a unique tropical abstract acrylic painting on canvas using a string technique. $40 class fee plus $10 materials fee.


Fluid Art

Friday, February 23, 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! Your project 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.

Shibori Scarf

Saturday, February 24, 11am - 1pm

Instructor: Jane Harris

Learn the traditional Japanese dyeing tetchnique known as "shibori" while making two beautiful 11x60 silk scarves. Please wear "painting" clothes and/or bring a paint smock. $40 class fee plus $20 materials fee.


Beginner Watercolor: "Seahorse"

Tuesday, February 27, 11am - 1pm

Instructor: Jane Harris

Experiment with eight basic watercolor techniques, then incorporate your favorites to create an adorable seahorse painting. No pressure or stress! Everyone will take home a fun piece of artwork! $35 class fee plus $10 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.


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