Show the world what you can do with a blank canvas and register for a Columbia Association (CA) art class. Offered throughout the year and held at Columbia Art Center, there are classes for artists of all ages, including children, teens and adults. Choose from pen and ink, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, and even colored pencils. Just bring your creative energy and remember — even Michelangelo had to start somewhere!

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Dabble in Drawing

Try your hand at drawing in a relaxed learning atmosphere. Enjoy teacher demonstrations and hands-on exercises that explore different techniques with charcoal, pencil, and conte. You will create a drawing that you will take home with you. All supplies included.
Program Date
Summer 2024 - 7/30/2024 View Dates | Register

Dabble in Encaustics

For ages 17 and up. All levels of experience are welcome. Explore the easy-to-learn technique of using colored pigments mixed with hot wax. Learn to prepare materials to do your first painting. Through a step-by-step process, add medium and encaustic paint to watercolor paper, then use tools to scrape into the paints, and then add materials for texture. Pigment sticks will be used to enhance the textures of your creations. All supplies included.
Program Date
Summer 2024 - 6/8/2024 View Dates | Register
Summer 2024 - Guest Artist Workshop Barbara Talbo... 7/13/2024 View Dates | More Info

Dabble in Oil Painting

In a relaxed, learning environment, enjoy dabbling in oil painting. You will be guided in hands-on exercises, as well as watch instructor demonstrations of the medium. Bring a friend for a fun afternoon outing. All supplies included.
Program Date
Summer 2024 - 6/4/2024 View Dates | Register
Summer 2024 - 7/9/2024 View Dates | Register

Dabble in Watercolor

Try your hand at watercolor painting in a comfortable learning atmosphere. You will be instructed in fun hands-on exercises, as well as have the opportunity to watch instructor demonstrations. Bring a friend for a fun and creative evening. All supplies included.
Program Date
Summer 2024 - 6/17/2024 View Dates | Register

Double the Fun

Program Date
Summer 2024 - Stained Glass Succu... 7/13/2024 - 7/27/2024 View Dates | Register

Printmaking

Make a block print from beginning to end. Learn about composition and color selection. Design your print on a block. Move on to design carving and finally create a monoprint using your favorite color ink. Materials included.
Program Date
Summer 2024 - 8/6/2024 - 8/8/2024 View Dates | Register

Sumi-e Mini Workshop

Back by popular demand! Learn the spontaneous style of painting Sumi-e, the method of Chinese brush painting. Using free and easy strokes, paint subjects including flowers, animals and landscapes.  You will practice how to double load and triple load paint onto your brush to delineate light and shadows in your compositions. Supplies are provided. 
Program Date
Spring 2024 - 5/31/2024 View Dates | Register
Summer 2024 - 7/27/2024 View Dates | Register