Arts & Crafts for Teens & Adults

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Arts & Crafts for Teens & Adults

Nurture your natural artistic ability or push your limits to learn a new skill and talent.  WCPR offers a number of arts and crafts classes led by an incredible team of instructors.  If you only enjoy the occasional art experience due to an already filled personal calendar, register to attend one-time, open workshops.  If you can’t find time during the week then check out our array of weekend workshops.  Or, maybe you have time and want to commit to an extended program that offers weekly classes to advance your skill on a weekly basis.  Whatever your schedule, we have just the right program to meet your needs through a variety of art mediums and techniques. *Click on highlighted Registration Code #'s for program description, details and online registration.

Classes for June, July and August
Location Codes:
FR = Franklin Recreation Complex in Franklin
LV = Longview Recreation Center in Spring Hill
NV = Nolensville Recreation Complex in Nolensville
FV = Fairview Recreation Complex in Fairview
EC - Community Enrichment Center in Franklin (new, next to County Library)


Are you interested in finding your inner painter?  This is the class for you!  Painting with Yara Stagner is an introductory step by step class into the world of oil and acrylic painting.  Perfect class for the beginner or advanced student.  This class is an open workshop for painting and does not require pre-registration.  Payment must be made at the front desk prior to entering the workshop for class.  New students welcome to join anytime.  Instructor:  Yara Stagner, new students call instructor for supply list at 615-485-9839.
FR  Mondays    Ongoing   10:00am to 12:30pm  Teen/Adults  $20.00/class

Perfect for a beginner or experienced paper crafter or anyone in between. In this class you will spend time exploring creativity. Students will work with different techniques to make unique and handmade greeting cards for various occasions. Class will remain open for registration through the session. Instructor: Varada Sharma. For more information contact Varada at or visit
9477   EC   Sat     6/17 - 7/1      10:00am to 12:00pm    12 and up      $75.00
9478   EC   Mon    7/10 - 7/31      6:00pm to 8:00pm      12 and up     $100.00
9479   EC   Sat     7/15 - 7/29     10:00am to 12:00pm    12 and up      $75.00
9480   EC   Mon    8/7 - 8/28      6:00pm to 8:00pm      12 and up     $100.00
9481   EC   Sat     8/5 - 8/26    10:00am to 12:00pm    12 and up      $100.00

Join us for a fun afternoon of learning a foundation to watercolor painting. We will cover different techniques of how to use water and paint to create many types of looks that watercolor can achieve. At the end of the class you will go home with a fully painted landscape. This class is for all ages and great for beginners. Supplies provided. Instructor: Amanda Harrison. For more information contact Amanda at and 615-582-8938.
9472   EC   Fri   7/14    1:00pm to 4:00pm    16yrs and up   $50.00
9473   EC   Fri   8/18    1:00pm to 4:00pm    16yrs and up   $50.00

In this intermediate watercolor class we will paint from a live floral subject. Students will learn to sketch out what they see and learn to paint the layers to create a stunning watercolor floral painting. Students should have a basic knowedge of watercolor or have some experience in the medium. Sketching skills will be taught in class. Bring your own supplies. Instructor: Amanda Harrison. For more information contact Amanda at and 615-582-8938. 
9858  EC  Sun   7/23    2:00pm to 4:00pm    16yrs and up    $50.00
9859  EC  Sun   8/20    2:00pm to 4:00pm    16yrs and up    $50.00

FLOWERS THAT POP WITH COLOR & STYLE - with Caroline Thompson
This class focuses on creating impressionst floral designs that literally pop off the canvas. Bold color choices mixed with unique designs and texture help the participants bring authenticity to their work. You'll see flowers in the landscape in a different way! Instructor: Caroline Thompson. Call Caroline at 303-882-8931 for more information and a materials list.
9454   EC   Thurs   6/29    12:30am to 4:30pm    Adults & Seniors   $40.00
9470   EC   Thurs   7/13    12:30am to 4:30pm    Adults & Seniors   $40.00

BASIC DRAWING - Beginners & Intermediate
This is an ongoing drop in class and each student is taught at their own skill level. The class will explore the basics of drawing such as perspective, value, color, and texture. Each class will include exercises such as drawing a face, an animal, or a landscape. Instructor: Marie Oxnard. Call Marie at 919-740-2800 or for more information.
9431  EC   Tues  6/6 - 6/27 (skip 6/13)   10:00am to 12:00pm   Adults & Seniors   $15.00/class
9432  EC   Tues  7/11 - 7/25   10:00am to 12:00pm   Adults & Seniors   $15.00/class
9433  EC   Tues  8/1 - 8/29   10:00am to 12:00pm   Adults & Seniors   $15.00/class

Young Rembrandts teaches children the technical skills of drawing, the basis of all visual arts, in a fun and nurturing setting. Our drawing instruction is easy to follow ensuring success regardless of artistic ability. In order to register go to the Young Rembrandts Website > Class Location > Williamson County Enrichment Center. For more information visit or call 615-614-2017.
Drawing Classes for Kids
Get ready for summer fun as your budding artist explores the great outdoors with Young Rembrandts.
9641   EC   Wed    6/7 - 8/2 (skip 7/5)    3:00pm to 4:00pm   6yrs to 13yrs   $136
10033  EC   Mon    8/7 - 9/18    4:00pm to 5:00pm   6yrs to 13yrs   $100
Pastel: World of Dinosaurs
Join Young Rembrandts for a workshop celebrating a favorite topic - dinosaurs! Artists will draw and color idffernt types of dinosaurs in varying artistic styles ranging from realism, graphic, and cartoon. *Supply Fee: $5.00 payable to instructor.
9630   EC   Mon-Fri    7/17 - 7/21    1:00pm to 3:00pm   6yrs to 13yrs   $150

Art & Appetizers

Drop-in to join Melinda Duncan and fellow artists for an evening of painting at the Nolensville Rec Center! You will have step-by-step instructions to create a trendy piece to call your own. Sign up at the front desk at the Nolensville Rec Center and bring your favorite appetizer to share! Instructor: Melinda Duncan For more information contact Melinda at or visit

*$30 fee paid at the front desk with cash or check the night of the class*

Franklin Art Scene's "First Friday Art Crawl" & Parent's Night Out!
Parents if you would like a night out to enjoy the Arts yourself, but need childcare.....we have the perfect solution for you.  WCPR has teamed up with The Franklin Art Scene to provide programs where you can drop off your kids to MAKE art....and then you can go downtown, enjoy dinner on Main Street and then mosey through the Franklin Art Crawl to see the work of incredible local artists. Click on the link in the left margin for more information! 
***Information coming soon!

TEEN / ADULT POTTERY - Open Workshops
FV   Tuesdays   On-Going   11:00a  to  3:00pm   Teen/Adult   $12/class
*$25 supply fee is payable to instructor 
*Register or walk-in the day of at Fairview Recreation Center

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