Release your creative spirit and find new insights and skills within our multiple studio classrooms. Browse our offerings below, get to know our award-winning instructors, enroll in a class and start discovering the arts today!
Class Session Schedule
Our classes are divided into seven 6-week sessions throughout the year. Registrations are currently available for the following sessions.
Workshop Week -February 19-25
Winter II 2018 – February 26 – April 8
Spring 2018 – April 9 – May 20
SKILL LEVELS–Classes are available for students at all levels.
Level 1: Beginner student, no prior experience
Level 2: Basic drawing skills or painting experience, a student who has taken one or two classes
Level 3: Intermediate student, has taken several art classes
Level 4: Advanced student
Level 5: Professional artist
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Business of Art
You’ve developed your artwork to a professional level and now it’s time to start your art business. Well-established successful artists will help you overcome the hurdles, plan for success and answer questions you were afraid to ask.
Whether you want to learn basic pottery skills or advance the ones you already have, the Dunedin Fine Art Center has something for you. Hand building and wheel techniques, surface treatments, glazing and firing techniques are just some of the things we cover in our courses.
Release your inner creativity through the written word. Classes include both poetry and prose.
The Dunedin Fine Art Center has gone digital! In one of our numerous digital art classes, you can learn how to take your digital images to the next level. Our award-winning instructors teach the ins and outs of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver used for web design and more.
Learn to draw anything by learning to see as an artist sees, with emphasis on the perception of contour, negative space, proportion and value—take a crack at the portable and inexpensive world of colored pencil—or hone your intermediate skills in a live model class. Also offered are classes in calligraphy, Japanese sumi-e and Zen Brush Art.
Learn the ancient art of weaving, basketry, eco printing, dyeing, batik and redesign pieces in your wardrobe. We offer numerous fiber arts classes so you can build a foundation in one technique or try many diverse ways to express yourself! Check out the scarf making workshop for the holidays.
Learn the tips and tricks of great food and beautiful presentation from professional chefs in a relaxed atmosphere.
Try a 3 part French or Spanish cooking series, bring the kids for a Family Cooking class, try some delicious soup recipes… endless choices for a fun time and new dining experiences.
Through a collaboration with DMG Glass, learn to blow glass in a professional hot shop.
For all levels of experience from beginner to advanced, the jewelry classes can help you learn the necessary skills in class so you can create beautiful original jewelry. Take advantage of the holiday workshop to make gifts for your family and friends.
Explore the basic metalworking skills, including how to cut metal using various techniques, welding, bladesmithing and how to decorate ironworks. Classes are held at the Institute for Creative Arts on Douglas Avenue in Downtown Dunedin.
Explore the diverse world of mixed media with one of our various class offerings. Delight your creative senses with a mixed media class in collage and assemblage, painting, art journaling, seashell art, and more!
Work at your skill level, whether beginner or experienced artist, in painting classes using acrylic paints. Focus on portraiture, landscapes, abstract and even pet portraiture….whatever inspires you.
Whether you want to work in traditional oils or try some of the new water soluble oil paints, our award winning instructors will help you advance your skills.
Watercolor is one of our most popular areas of interest. Join a beginner’s class or advance your abilities while experimenting with color, technique, subject…the possibilities are endless.
No other medium allows you to apply rich color to the paper as quickly as you can with pastels and our students learn from master pastelists.
Learn basic tools and tricks using your digital camera and then explore more technical aspects of photography including
taking better photos of your artwork, the art of the long exposure and more.
Explore printmaking with a class at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. In these classes, students can learn the oldest form of printmaking by utilizing basic relief techniques with linoleum blocks and woodcuts—or, try your hand at etching, where students use copper plates and a non-acid etching solutions to make line and aquatint etchings. DFAC is currently celebrating 25 years of Printmaking at the center.
At the Dunedin Fine Art Center, learn the fundamentals of stone sculpture using hand tools and pneumatic equipment to start bringing your ideas to life! We offer Stone Carving for all levels.
Work on a lathe to turn pens, candlesticks, bowls, lidded boxes and more. These classes are limited in size so instruction is focused on your success. We are also offering workshops for the holidays.
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Come Out and Play!
At the Dunedin Fine Art Center, we’re proud to offer a little something for everyone through a variety of fun, educational art classes for adults. We hope you come out and take a class or two and see why everyone says the Dunedin Fine Art Center is where the art is! To learn more about our mission, and us, click here, or contact us for more information on our classes.