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!
Once a month on First Friday, from 5.30-7.30pm
Member price: $20/workshop; Regular price: $25/workshop.
August 11, 2017 - Mini-Lino Cut Block Prints
Mondays, 10 AM to Noon
Starting February 6th and then ongoing
No class March 6th for T/F
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 Monday for a gently guided studio experience.
Sharyn Hyatt-Wade, MFA
Saturday July 15th
Regular Price $100; Members Price $80
This course serves as an introduction to the fundamental characteristics of color and color relationships. Students will experience color mixing and charting, as well as explore how colors effect one another. This course (or equivalent experience) is a prerequisite for the Cold Wax Oil Painting class with Amy Meyer.
All materials are included in the course fee.
Wednesdays, July 26th - August 30th
CAL Members $120; Non-Members $140
This hands-on, 6-week print workshop is designed to familiarize students with hand printed letterpress techniques, materials, and tools while giving students a unique opportunity to design and create their own hand printed cards, flyers, announcements and/or art projects. Students will learn about traditional printing techniques with the guidance of experienced professional printer and shop manager, Jeffery Moore for a creative approach with a professional finish for your project. Modern printing just can't reproduce the look and feel of these traditional processes! Students will have access to flexible work time in the shop outside of the class parameters if needed.
This class will be held at the Midwest Print Collective Studio, located at 110 Orr street, Suit 107.
Thursday, August 10th, 6-8 PM (Project Assessment and Orientation)
Saturday, August 12th & Sunday, August 13th, 12-4 PM
Regular Price $100; Members Price $120
For many artists and collectors, professional quality matting and framing costs are often a major obstacle to displaying work. In this workshop students will have the opportunity to mat and frame several pieces of their own artwork or memorabilia using archival, museum quality techniques while learning how they can save money, bring out the best in their pieces, and create more cohesion in their collection or body of work with these essential skills.
Thursday evening, August 10th, will serve as an orientation and opportunity for the instructor to evaluate each student's personal framing project and suggest materials for purchase.
Saturday and Sunday will involve hands on instruction and studio work time.
Mondays, 6-8 PM
September 11-October 16th
Tired of working on the figure from a photograph? For 6 sessions, students will be using a live model as a reference for their artworks. The majority of the sessions’ time will be allotted for working directly from the live model, and a small portion of time given to discussions and group critiques to share ideas, methods, and examples of other figurative artworks. An instructor will be present to provide additional guidance and tips for working with the figure. Each student can work in any painting or drawing material or medium. **Please note: Students are expected to be familiar with the materials they bring and the fundamental basics of drawing. **
This course will be a journey of joyful discovery involving projects that utilize diverse and eclectic media. The class will focus on formal composition while challenging a deeper dialogue exploring subject and personal meaning.
Wednesdays, 6-8 PM
September 6th - October 11th
Fridays, September 8th - October 27th
(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.
Thursdays, September 21 - October 26
Course Description coming soon!
Saturday, October 14th
10 AM - 5 PM
CAL Members - $100
Non-Members - $120
This one day workshop with award winning artist-teacher Lorraine McFarland will demonstrate how to make your own pastel paintings glow by using different under painting techniques. This class is a fun, hands-on workshop in which you will get to explore conventional as well as dramatic color palettes. You will learn which ones to use to make your paintings really stand out and also how to use under painting to solve some special problems unique to the pastel medium.
Students will have an opportunity to try the techniques and work on paintings from their own photos or one of Lorraine's photos.
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!"
Join us for a playful fiber-filled experience that offers various techniques and expressive possibilities involving felted sculpture, landscape, and wearable art.
Wednesdays, 6-8 PM
November 1st - December 13th (No class the week of Thanksgiving)
Wednesdays, 1-3 PM
November 1st - December 13th (No class the week of Thanksgiving)
Interested in learning drawing techniques often used in master studios? In this class, we will focus on lessons in traditional methods found in classical drawing. The steps in the elements of drawing develop a foundation in skills that students can cultivate toward their own creative expressions. This is a great class for a beginning student or a seasoned draftsman to revisit foundational practices. ** Class agendas will be inspired by book: “Lessons in Classical Drawing” by Juliette Aristides *
Saturday, November 11th
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Come and explore how freeing it can be to embrace imperfection and improve your work in the process. In this highly interactive, hands-on (and fun) workshop, you will explore tools and tactics to develop your work’s message, voice and style. Whether you are looking to improve your artistic skills or break through a creative road block, this workshop will help you discover new ways to create and express your creative vision.
+ 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.