Adult Classes


Adult Workshops and Classes in Fort Lauderdale

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with Betsy Castleman Damez
Open to All Levels
This course is an experience in the Van Eyck or Old Masters technique of painting.
Students work with the raw materials – the pigments and binders (glues that attach pigments to a canvas support) as they learn the techniques of underpainting, layering and glazing. This is the classic method of approaching art, the way that Frederic Bartlett and Dora Tripp were taught at the Royal Academy of Art in Munich. Understanding these techniques gives the contemporary artist a deeper
understanding of materials and expands creative possibilities.

April 13, 15, 17, 20, 22 and 24, 2015. (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
9:30am – 3:30pm
$650 members and non-members (Price is for 2 week, 6 hour sessions)

Pigments and mediums are included in the fee. Students must bring an apron, a set of pig bristle brushes for oil painting, one or two small size sable brushes for fine detail, rags or paper towels, a palette knife, an easel if desired (otherwise they will work on a flat table), a small or medium sized canvas, and a good quality reproduction of a relatively simple painting they would like to copy such as a still life or portrait or landscape from the Renaissance up to the mid 19th century.

Reservations Required – Classes are non-refundable
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For more information please call (954) 703-2606

set to begin January 2016!


ORCHID CLASSES with Orchid Curator Sandi Jones
Includes tour of the orchid greenhouse, lathe house and display house.
Island Theater, Saturdays
$30 members – $35 non-members (Price is for individual class)
Registration Required – Call (954) 703-2606 or click on link below to register

Orchid Basics
August 1, 2015, 10am – 12pm – Click here to register
Orchid Repotting
August 8, 2015, 10am – 12pm – Click here to register
Orchid Mounting
August 15, 2015, 10am – 12pm – Click here to register
Diagnosing Pests & Diseases
August 22, 2015, 10am – 12pm – Click here to register


BIRDING CLASSES with Paddy Cunningham
LIMITED TO 25 $20 members – $25 non-members (per class)
Reservations Required – Classes are non-refundable

Classes to begin November 2015


 Funding for this organization is provided in part by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners, as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Historical Resources.