Painting & Drawing


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Painting & Drawing 


Physical demands: Ability to work at length with pencils, paint brushes, x-acto knives, rulers, etc. Classes may involve sitting or standing for long periods and wrist and shoulder mobility. Please contact us to discuss adjustments and modifications if needed.


Supplies: Sketchbook, apron/work shirt. Basic supplies including primary color acrylic paints, charcoal, graphite pencils, and used classroom brushes and tools are available, but students are encouraged to bring their own additional supplies, especially brushes and other art tools. 



Emotion and Commentary in Art (feat. artist Jason Flack)

Friday, 10/27 from 6pm-9pm

$75 Non-Members $65 Members

Minimum 4 Maximum 10 people.

In this workshop, students will receive an introduction to Jason’s expressive artwork, a demonstration of painting and free-flow image development, then guided work time to develop their own unique painting depicting emotion, expression, and commentary. Students are encouraged to bring any sketches or other inspiration to help guide their piece. All other supplies including 11×14” canvas are provided.


About Jason Flack:

Jason is a multiple award winning “urban folk” and expressionist painter, community leader and speaker. He is native to Johnson City, Tennessee. His work has been heavily influenced by personal life experiences as well as many cartoons, comic books and music. He has been drawing for over 30 years, painting for over ten and has entrenched himself in an all-things-art lifestyle being a part of local art advocacy and bridging the gap between self-taught and academia. He was called to start painting after the sudden death of his twin sister, Jessica, in 2010. Jason has used painting as therapy to direct grief into motivation and has become a creative energetic force in his local art scene. Jason was a featured speaker at TEDx Johnson City in 2023.


Observational Drawing

Tuesdays 11:30am-1:30pm

9/18-10/17 (6 weeks)

$20 non-members, $15 members per session

Minimum 3 people. Maximum 8 people.

Appropriate for ages 16-adult.

This class focuses on observational drawing from the introductory level. Primary focus on still life imagery. Supplies included. Classes build on each other – attendance to all sessions is encouraged but not required. Register 48 hours in advance.


9/12 – Gesture, sighting, proportion

9/19 – Perspective

9/26 – Contour, blind contour

10/3 – Cross contour, continuous contour

10/10 – Value 

10/17 – Color

Visual Storytelling: Drawing on Objects

Tuesdays 2:30pm-4:30pm

9/18-10/17 (6 weeks)

$145 non-members $130 members

Minimum 3 people. Maximum 10 people.

Appropriate for ages 16-adult.

This class is conceptually-driven and focused on visual narrative and creating meaning. We will be using a variety of media to develop imagery on found objects; the type of object is dependent on the interests and goals of each individual. Perhaps your project involves a travel narrative depicted inside an old suitcase. Or, your goal may be to explore the details of a recipe on the surface of a chopping board.  A family heritage on an old high chair. The possibilities are endless, and this class will focus on developing your ideas and exploring processes. All art materials aside from objects provided. Some art experience is encouraged. Participants will be expected to bring in reference images, notes, and ideas in preparation for class. Register no later than 48 hours in advance.