Classes

At The Charles H. Taylor Arts Center, we believe the best way to keep the arts in your life is by creating art throughout your life. Our educational programs allow visitors and students to broaden their understanding and appreciation of art by interacting with art, artists, and instructors, while expressing themselves through the creation of their own artwork.

The Arts Center offers approximately 20 classes in various media for adults and children throughout the year on a quarterly basis. These include drawing, watercolor, painting, photography, yoga and other media. Both one day workshops and multi-week class sessions are available. During the summer, the center offers week long programs for children in a diverse range of mediums.

Fall Classes

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High School and Adults

Session A: Tuesdays, 1:00-3:30 pm
September 6- December 13
No class October 11 & December 6
13 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $200 (HAL $195)

Session B: Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
September 8- December 15
No class October 13, November 24 & December 8
12 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $185 (HAL $180)

Session C: Saturdays, 10:00am-12:30pm
September 10- December 10
No class October 15
13 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $200 (HAL $195)

Students with any level of experience from beginning to more advanced, may work with oils, acrylics or watercolor, and explore their own style and original subject matter. Beginning students will learn fundamental materials and techniques; while more experienced students will be challenged to reach another level. The class will feature lecture, demonstration, individual instruction, and critiques.

Materials list will be mailed.

Instructor: JAMES WARWICK JONES

13 Classes, Class limit: 12, $200 (HAL members $195)


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High School and Adults

Saturdays, 2:00-4:30 pm
September 10- December 10
No class October 15

Students with any level of experience from beginning to more advanced, may work with watercolor, acrylic and other mixed media as they explore their own style and original subject matter. Beginning students will learn fundamental materials and techniques; while more experienced students will be challenged to reach another level. The class will feature lecture, demonstration, individual instruction, and critiques.

Materials list will be mailed.

Instructor: SHARON FELTY JUDKINS

13 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $200 (HAL members $195)


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Ages 18+

Session A: Mondays, 6:00-7:00 pm
September 12- December 12
No class October 10, October 31, or December 5
11 Classes, Class limit 12, $110 (HAL members $105)

Session B: Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 pm
September 14- December 14
No class October 12, November 2, November 23, December 7
10 Classes, Class limit 12, $100 (HAL members $95)

Enjoy learning about and practicing Yoga while surrounded by art in our galleries. Students will enjoy a relaxing session of breath work and meditative motion. No experience in yoga is required and students of all levels will be comfortable, as the poses are adaptable to provide the  desired intensity. Please provide your own mat and comfortable clothing.

Instructor: JANET ABEL


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Ages 18+

Session A: Mondays, 6:30-9:00 pm
September 12- December 12
No class October 10, 17, 31 & November 21
10 Classes, Class limit 12, $180 (HAL members $175)

Session B: Thursdays, 1:00-3:30 pm
September 15- December 15
No class October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 24
9 Classes, Class limit 12, $162 (HAL members $157)

This class is designed for the more experienced student.  The focus for this session will be portraits. Learn to ‘create a likeness that comes to life’. Lectures will include anatomy, proportions, perspective and texture. Students will work independently using the materials and subject of their personal choice. Materials list will be emailed or mailed.

Instructor: MARY LEE RUFF


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Ages 18+

Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:30 pm
September 14-November 16

Beginning students will learn about the fundamental materials and techniques of watercolor, while more experienced students will progress to a new level with individual instruction. The focus of the class will be on  materials, techniques, design, subject matter and personal expression. Students may work from their own original photographs, still life set ups, drawings or imagination.

Materials list will be mailed or emailed.

Instructor: BETTY ANGLIN

10 Classes, Class limit: 12, $155 (HAL members $150)


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Ages 18+

Thursdays, 10:00-12:30 pm
September 15-December 1
No class October 13 & November 24

Beginning students will learn about the fundamental materials and techniques of watercolor, while more experienced students will progress to a new level with lectures, critiques and individual instruction. The focus of the class will be on  materials, techniques, design, subject matter and personal expression. Students may work from their own original photographs, still life set ups, drawings or imagination.

Materials list will be mailed or emailed.

Instructor: HOLLAND WENTZ ETHERIDGE

10 Classes, Class limit: 12, $155 (HAL members $150)


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Ages 18+

Wednesdays, 1:00-3:30 pm
September 14-December 14
No class October 5, 12, 19 & November 23

This class is for beginners only! For the students who say ‘I have no talent’, ‘I can’t draw a straight line’. Focus will be on becoming familiar with the tools of drawing and how to use them, how to begin a drawing, and basic drawing techniques including line work and shading. This will be a slow-paced, fun approach to the amazing world of drawing. Materials list will be mailed or emailed.

Instructor: MARY LEE RUFF

10 Classes, Class limit 12, $180 (HAL members $175)


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Ages 18+

Saturdays, 11:00-3:00 pm
September 17- December 3
No class October 15 & November 26

This class is for beginning to advanced students to develop skills in graphite and Prismacolor pencil, Speedball pen and ink, Crayola crayon or inked scratchboard. Emphasis on subject, depth and the principles of design will be discussed and application demonstrated. Class will include lectures, demonstrations, and critiques. Syllabus and material list will be given at the first  class.

Instructor: JOAN RUSHIN FOLSOM

10 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $155 (HAL members $150)


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Adults

Wednesday 6:30-9:00 pm

Session A: September 28
Session B: November 2
Session C: November 30

The human form is the most imperfect, dynamic, and widely interpreted subject for artists, making it the perfect platform for self-expression. Polish your powers of observation, channel your perceptions, and enhance your drawing skills. Students will work independently without instruction using the drawing media of their choice. The session will begin with shorter poses and end with one longer pose.

No Instructor

Class limit: 12, $20 (HAL members $15) per class 


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Ages 18+

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
October 19 and 26‚Äč 

If you are new to digital photography and want to immediately improve your photographs, this class is for you. This class will focus on three topics that will lay a good foundation for personal growth as a photographer. These are "The Art of Seeing", viewing the world with a creative eye, the Fundamentals of Good Composition, with emphasis on the Rule of Thirds and the importance of the Digital Darkroom for the post processing of photographs. Students will get an introduction to the Exposure Triangle and be challenged to adopt the Seven Steps to Advancing Beyond the Beginner Stage in Photography, which will also be a class handout. Participants will only need a digital camera that will take photos in the Auto mode for this class. There will be an optional shooting assignment between classes with a "gentle critique" of the photos in session two. Bring your digital camera.

Instructor: JERRY GAMMON   

2 Classes, Class limit: 12, $40 (HAL members $35)


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Ages 18 +

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
November 9 and 16

Are you ready to quit shooting on the Green or Auto Button? Want to learn to use your digital camera in its Creative Modes? Then this is the class for you. Students will get a refresher on the Basics of Composition, the Art of Seeing, and the Digital Darkroom. The classes will cover the Seven Steps to Advancing Beyond the Beginner Stage in Photography which includes topics such as Shooting in RAW, the Exposure Triangle and Advanced Composition Techniques. Students must have a digital camera that will shoot in Manual, Aperture Priority and Shutter Speed modes. There will be an optional shooting assignment between classes with a "gentle critique" in the second class.

Instructor: JERRY GAMMON

2 Classes, Class Limit: 12, $40 (HAL members $35)