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.
January 12th, 2018 - Needle Felted Jewelry
February 9th, 2018 - Basket Weaving
March 9th, 2018 - Collograph Printmaking
April 13th, 2018 - Origami
May 11th, 2018 - Leather Jewelry
June 8th, 2018- Painting with Fibers
July 13th, 2018 - Coiled Basket Basics
August 10th, 2018 - No Sew Capes and Caftans
September 14th, 2018 - Creative Journaling
October 12th, 2018 - Mask Making
November 9th, 2018 - TBA
December 14th, 2018 - Holiday Ornament Extravaganza!
Thursdays, 10 AM to Noon
Often artists describe times at which it is difficult to generate fresh ideas. Sometimes just getting to the studio on a regular basis, getting inspired and producing a body of strong, relevant work seems impossible. Open Studio is designed as an informal collaboration...a time for artists to discuss aesthetics, process, content and meaning. Artists will work in the medium and style of their choice while having the opportunity for reflections/critiques and brainstorming. Join our CAL art family each Thursday for a gently guided studio experience.
Sharyn Hyatt-Wade, MFA
Alternating Mondays starting January 22nd, 2018.
Love drawing comics, graphic novels, and Japanese style illustrations? Join our Manga illustration and animation club!
Club members meet at CAL every other Monday from 4:30-6:30 PM to draw, share ideas, and just talk about all things Manga. Members may work on independent projects or collaborate with other members to produce work for publication.
This club is open to all ages. The 6-week Manga class with Fatima Atie, (or some equivalent experience) is considered a qualifying prerequisite.
Saturday, February 24th and Sunday, February 25th
10 AM - 5 PM
CAL Members - $125
Non-Members - $145
Learn the basics of painting with pastels including materials, supplies, the importance of design, composition, and value, and working from photos vs. plein air. Create a work of art to take home with you!
Good for serious beginners and a review for more experienced artists about the basics of the pastel medium, plus some demonstrations. Students will work from their own photos with Lorraine's guidance.
Past Student Testimonials:
"Lorraine McFarland is not only a talented artist; she is also a gifted teacher."
"She brings her joy of art and nature, and her heart and soul to her students."
"I am so grateful to Lorraine for making me feel like I have an artist inside of me and for having the patience and grace to help me express it!"
"Lorraine is a great teacher. If you are interested in learning about pastel painting sign up for one of her classes! Totally awesome!"
Tuesdays, March 6th - April 10th
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.
Wednesdays, March 7th - April 11th
Acrylic Paint is a very versatile material. This course will introduce different methods in painting and approaches with acrylic paint. We will be working on skills in composing, methods of apply painting, color mixing, and techniques for creating different styles of painting.
Wednesdays, March 7th - April 11th
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, March 8th - April 12th
(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.
Tuesdays, April 17-May 22
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, April 18th - May 23rd
This beginning pastels workshop 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.
Saturday May 5th
Regular Price $105; Members Price $85
This workshop is designed for painters interested in exploring the foundation elements that come together to create an abstract painting. There will an emphasis on experimentation' exploring and creativity.
+ 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.