available to students aged 18 and over
An evening of art, wine, creativity and connections.
Must be 21 years old
This event is for everyone - from beginners to seasoned artists. Try new mediums and techniques and be inspired!
On the second Friday of each month, from 5.30-7.30pm
Member price: $20/workshop; Regular price: $25/workshop.
November 9th, 2018 - Flo Painting
December 14th, 2018 - Holiday Ornament Extravaganza!
Saturday, November 3rd
For centuries, Chinese ink painting has been well-known for its simplicity, unique composition and freedom of expression.
This class is an introduction to Chinese ink painting techniques.
Students will learn:
1. The fundamentals using of the brush.
2. How to use black ink to simulate colors in order to capture the feeling and spirit of the object.
3. Hands on step by step learning experience.
4. Learn how to approach various traditional subjects such as
goldfish, bird, bamboo, orchid, tree and rock…
Saturday, December 1st
Get in the spirit of the season with this fun and practical DIY workshop. Printmaking guru Phil Gresham will assist participants in creating their very own, one of a kind, holiday cards and gift wrap using simple printmaking techniques that anyone can do. No previous art experience required. Get festive with us!
Tuesdays, January 15th - February 19th
CAL Members $125; Non members $145
This class is an introduction to printmaking methods for everyone from complete beginners to practicing artists. Students learn Stenciling, Monoprint, Collograph, and Linoleum Cut techniques and how to easily do printmaking in their own studios without fancy equipment. No prior artistic experience is required.
Wednesdays, January 16th – February 20th
Learn charcoal drawing basics with a patient and gifted instructor! Learning to draw is all about learning to see with new eyes. With the right instruction and a little practice, anyone can do it!
Mixed Media Sculpture with Lauren Holland
Thursdays, January 17th – February 21st
Learn principles of sculpture design and assemblage techniques, while challenging your creativity by using a wide variety of materials including wire, cardboard, found objects, and more!
Thursdays, February 7 - February 28
In these classes, participants will create a number of baskets using reed, seagrass, willow, cattails, and other natural and found materials, all articles becoming both artful and useful.
Visual Journaling with Michelle Marcum
Tuesdays, February 26th – April 2nd
Visual Journaling, or sketchbooking, is a vital part of the process for many successful artists. This class will introduce students to new techniques for creating beautiful, personal journals that are works of art unto themselves, as well as help aspiring artists develop essential habits for creative production.
Wednesdays, February 27th - April 3rd
This beginning pastels course is designed to give you the basics of working with soft pastels. Emphasis will be on techniques that work best on a particular sanded paper with an eye towards achieving realism in your final piece.
Thursdays, February 28th - April 4th
History’s most enduring artworks often tell a story. This class will help students to draw on personal narrative as well as classical themes, in an effort to expand their visual vocabulary and enrich the conceptual scope of their work. As always, strategies, skills, and techniques will be emphasized through demonstration and guidance, however, this class is geared toward painters with some previous experience.
Saturday March 16th
Regular Price $105; Members Price $85
This workshop is designed to make watercolor fun and exciting. We will explore watercolor materials, wet in wet, drybrush, color management, palette arrangement, composition, and the making of your own paintings. Demonstrations and one on one instruction and will be used.
Thursdays, April 9th - May 16th
(Youth and Adults welcome!)
Experienced and talented artist-teacher Fatima Atie will guide students through the entire process of creating and illustrating original Manga/Anime characters.
Wednesdays, April 10 - May 17
This class will focus on using original photos as a reference for generating paintings in oil. This class will address color palette, composition, style, and more. Great for beginners and more advanced painters alike.
Saturday, May 11th
Learn to combine watercolor with ink, acrylic, and other materials to create dynamic, bold, and exciting pieces.
+ Fine Arts Class Policies
Formation of classes depends on sufficient enrollment. The Columbia Art League reserves the right to cancel, combine or change the time, date or place they meet; and to make other revisions as necessary.
When Columbia Public Schools are closed for winter weather cancellations, Columbia Art League will cancel classes. CAL also may cancel classes even if CPS has not closed, due to concerns for winter weather and road conditions that may affect the safety of our students and teachers traveling throughout mid-Missouri. Please check the web site and local news sources for possible weather-related cancellations during snow accumulations and icy conditions.
Please note that enrollment for each class closes one week before each class's start date. If you cancel your enrollment with 14 days notice, you will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee. Cancellations with less than two weeks notice will not be refunded. Enrollment is confirmed upon receipt of payment and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Summer Art Camp:
Please note that enrollment for each camp closes one week before each camp's start date. If you cancel your enrollment with 14 days notice, you will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee. Cancellations with less than two weeks notice will not be refunded. Enrollment is confirmed upon receipt of payment and is on a first-come, first-served basis.
CAL's Adult classes are available to students aged 18 and over.
You may enroll via CAL's online enrollment system that uses Stripe for online payment, or you may enroll using CAL's paper form and paying by check.
Registration by mail will not be confirmed. Unless contacted, plan to attend the first class as described. You are enrolled as soon as CAL receives the form and payment. Enrollment cannot be secured without payment.
Please direct questions to Karen Shortt-Stout, Education Director, 573-443-8838 or Karen.