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!
Welcome to DFAC! Please see below for the precautions we are taking, based on CDC guidelines, to keep everyone safe at the art center.
– Classes sizes have been reduced
– Studios set up for students to maintain social distancing spacing
– All studios have sinks with soap for students to wash their hands
– Cleaning/Sanitizing between class sessions and Nightly “deep cleans”
We want to do the best we can to ensure that everyone at DFAC stays safe, healthy and creative!
Please do NOT come to DFAC if you are not feeling well….
Class Session Schedule
Our classes are divided into seven 6-week sessions throughout the year. Registrations are currently available for the following sessions.
Summer I: June 6 – July 17
Summer II: July 18 – August 28
Fall I: September 12 – October 23
Fall Workshop Week: October 24-30
Fall II: October 31 – December 18 (No Classes Nov 21-26)
Summer I Classes
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Art & Wellness
Art heals! DFAC’s new Art & Wellness program explores the numerous benefits of creating art. Research has shown that art making can reduce stress and anxiety, improve vision and motor function, and improve cognitive functioning.
Art & Wellness
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.
Business of Art
Learn the ancient art of hand lettering in several different styles. Explore traditional English calligraphy as well as Japanese calligraphy and brush painting.
Whether you want to learn basic pottery skills or advance the ones you already have, DFAC has something for you. Hand building and wheel techniques, glazing and firing techniques are just some of the things you will learn!
The Dunedin Fine Art Center has gone digital! In one of our 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, 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, and batik. We offer numerous fiber arts classes so you can build a foundation in one technique or try many diverse ways to express yourself.
Learn the tips and tricks of great food and beautiful presentation from professional chefs in a relaxed atmosphere. Students work in groups to create a delicious meal, then sit down together to enjoy the final product!
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. Make something for yourself, or make gifts for your family and friends.
Explore the basic metalworking skills, including how to cut metal using various techniques. Or you can make your own knife in the Bladesmithing workshop! 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, and more!
Work at your skill level, whether beginner or experienced artist, in painting classes using acrylic paints. Focus on still life, landscapes, abstract and even portraiture….whatever inspires you.
Painting with ink gives you bold colors and fluid lines. Learn to control inks on paper to create beautiful works of art! Courses include Japanese sumi-e, Zen Brush Painting, and and Alcohol Inks.
Oil painting is a traditional art form that can be used for portraits, still life, landscapes and abstract work. Classes are available for both beginners and experienced painters.
Painting: Optional Medium
Optional medium classes allow you to work in the medium of your choice, with the painting materials you are most familiar with. Classes are available for both beginners and experienced painters.
Painting: Optional Medium
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. Classes are available for artists of all skill levels from beginner to advanced.
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! Learn the oldest form of printmaking by utilizing basic relief techniques with linoleum blocks and woodcuts. You can also try your hand at etching, using 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.
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.
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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.