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:
Winter I 2017 — January 9— February 19
Winter II 2017 — February 20 — April 2
Spring 2017 — April 10 — May 21
Summer I 2017 — June 5— July 16
Summer II 2017 — July 17 — August 27
Fall I 2017 — September 11— October 22
Fall II 2017 — November 6 — December 17
Registration is available for Summer, Fall I & II concurrently, as well as Winter I & II and Spring. To register for later sessions, come back to the website closer to the class date.
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.
Classes in creative writing not only include poetry and prose but how you put your words on the page. Learn the fine art of calligraphy and zen brush art.
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 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.
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!
How to cook quinoa, cake decorating tips, rolling your own sushi, what spices are used in Moroccan food… come experience food art with local chefs.
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.
Unleash your creativity and tell your stories through the art of the written word in creative writing classes, learn the art of inner space with a spiritual art class or try your hand at calligraphy.
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, clay, 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.
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, as well as workshops throughout the year.
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.