May 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.


Acrylic Abstract Painting: Black Skimmer Birds
Wednesday, May 16, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Allison Lehti


Create a fun 12x12 acrylic abstract painting depicting our "species of concern", the black skimmer. $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.


Acrylic Painting: RedSunset
Thursday, May 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Instructor: Diana Fava


Learn basic acrylic techniques while creating a picture of a wineglass at sunset on canvas. $40 class fee plus $10 materials fee.


Fluid Art
Friday, May18, 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.


Shibori Scarf
Saturday, May 19, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Jane Harris


Learn the traditional Japanese dyeing technique known as "shibori" while making two beautiful 11x60 silk scarves. It is amazing to see the unique patterns that are created! Please wear "painting" clothes and/or bring a paint smock. $40 class fee plus $20 materials fee.


Wire Sculpture: Bird or Fish
Wednesday, May 23, 11am - 1pm
Instructor: Allison Lehti


Create a 7" tall wire sculpture of a bird or fish attached to a base. It's like doodling with wire...Fun! $30 class fee plus $8 materials fee.


Cigar Art: A Collage
Thursday, May 24, 1pm - 4pm
Instructors: Paul and Joan Solomon


Create a unique piece of art; One 8"x10" collage created with cigar labels. Includes a 11"x14" Beveled Mat. Ready for you to frame. No two alike! Have fun in this new class! $30 class fee plus $12 materials fee.


Image Transfers on Polymer Clay
Saturday, May 26, 11am-2pm
Instructor: Laurie Dunham


In this class you'll how to transfer your original artwork, alcohol ink, or gelli prints on to polymer clay. Then, we'll take it to the next level by adding another layer of color with pastels, alcohol inks, and stamps. We'll finish up by cutting and baking components that can be used to create unique jewelry, or be used in other mixed media projects. $30 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.



~~ 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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