Adult Classes | Art & Wellness

Monday

9/14/20 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Klaus, Jennifer

Note: See Schedules for more time slots on Mondays. 6 Individual 50 minute sessions employing therapeutic art techniques catered to the client and their needs. Great for children with mental, social and physical disabilities such as, but not limited to, ADD/ADHD, ODD, Autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. Art encourages creativity, reduces stress, improves self-esteem, and can increase awareness as well as help with symptoms of trauma. Art is an abstract form of communication that allows individuals to express their feelings and emotions non verbally. Art is used to improve hand eye coordination, spatial reasoning, concentration and attention to detail. Sessions can be a great addition to current therapies or as a chance to relax and explore emotions through the creative process. Jennifer Klaus received a B.F.A. in Illustration from Ringling College of Art and Design. She has been teaching 9 years at DFAC in the children/teen art classes/camps. Jennifer has a BA in Psychology and a Master's in Clinical Research/Social Work. She is a LCSW who has worked with children of all ages and their families in individual, family and group sessions, particularly those with behavior, learning and developmental disorders. Jennifer worked with Calvin A. Hunsinger and Paul B. Stephens (both Pinellas county center schools), an inpatient SIPP program for adolescents, an outpatient trauma and behavioral program for children and their families.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Tuesday

9/15/20 - 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sandoval, Anna

This class will provide students with the creative tools to improve overall functioning and will aim to introduce relaxation techniques that focus on positive thinking, mindfulness, self-awareness, and growth. Using therapeutic approach focused on natural expression and mindful intention, participants will learn to utilize important and beneficial coping skills to enhance wellness. Students will use a variety of art methods such as drawing, painting, clay, collage, graphic art, crafts, and collages. No experience, artistic training, or artistic skills required. Art supplies provided.

As a Registered Clinical Art therapist, Anna believes that if you empower people through art, they will see the world and their environment from a fresher perspective. Anna holds a Masters Degree in Art Therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College, IN, and a BA in Studio Art and Psychology from the University of South Florida. In her private practice, Anna helps people facing a variety of daily issues like depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. Anna is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $112.00

Non-Member: $132.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $15.00


Wednesday

9/16/20 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Baker, Karen

The loss of a spouse, a child, a family member, a friend, or even a beloved pet can be a very trying time, indeed. This course is designed to help you navigate the grieving process. Participants will discover the mental and emotional health benefits of creating colorful and fun art projects while learning drawing and painting techniques combined with collage and found objects. We’ll also use writing exercises and journaling to help in understanding difficult emotions and promote healing. All materials are included.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $112.00

Non-Member: $132.00

Mat'l Fee:   $10.00


Friday

9/18/20 - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Klaus, Jennifer

6 Individual 50 minute sessions employing therapeutic art techniques catered to the client and their needs. Great for children with mental, social and physical disabilities such as, but not limited to, ADD/ADHD, ODD, Autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. Art encourages creativity, reduces stress, improves self-esteem, and can increase awareness as well as help with symptoms of trauma. Art is an abstract form of communication that allows individuals to express their feelings and emotions non verbally. Art is used to improve hand eye coordination, spatial reasoning, concentration and attention to detail. Sessions can be a great addition to current therapies or as a chance to relax and explore emotions through the creative process. Jennifer Klaus is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, where she received her B.F.A. in Illustration. She is a local freelance artist as well as a self published children’s book writer and illustrator. For the last nine years, she has been an instructor with DFAC for children and teens art classes. Jennifer has a BA in Psychology as well as her Master's in Clinical Research and Social Work. She is a LCSW who has worked with children of all ages and their families , particularly those with behavior, learning and developmental disorders. Jennifer worked with Calvin A. Hunsinger and Paul B. Stephens, both Pinellas county center schools. For the last few years, Jennifer has worked at an inpatient SIPP program for adolescents as well as an outpatient trauma and behavioral program for children and their families. Jennifer also has experience with individual, family and group sessions.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Friday

11/13/20 - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Klaus, Jennifer

5 Individual 50 minute sessions employing therapeutic art techniques catered to the client and their needs. Great for children with mental, social and physical disabilities such as, but not limited to, ADD/ADHD, ODD, Autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. Art encourages creativity, reduces stress, improves self-esteem, and can increase awareness as well as help with symptoms of trauma. Art is an abstract form of communication that allows individuals to express their feelings and emotions non verbally. Art is used to improve hand eye coordination, spatial reasoning, concentration and attention to detail. Sessions can be a great addition to current therapies or as a chance to relax and explore emotions through the creative process. Jennifer Klaus is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design, where she received her B.F.A. in Illustration. She is a local freelance artist as well as a self published children’s book writer and illustrator. For the last nine years, she has been an instructor with DFAC for children and teens art classes. Jennifer has a BA in Psychology as well as her Master's in Clinical Research and Social Work. She is a LCSW who has worked with children of all ages and their families , particularly those with behavior, learning and developmental disorders. Jennifer worked with Calvin A. Hunsinger and Paul B. Stephens, both Pinellas county center schools. For the last few years, Jennifer has worked at an inpatient SIPP program for adolescents as well as an outpatient trauma and behavioral program for children and their families. Jennifer also has experience with individual, family and group sessions.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $139.00

Non-Member: $164.00

Mat'l/Lab Fee:   $5.00


Friday

9/18/20 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gehring, Mason

Explore your thoughts on identity through self-portraiture and discover the benefits of expressing yourself through art. Students will create 3 self-portraits over the six-week course. Portraits will be created through a variety of mediums using drawing, painting, and collage.
Mason Gehring has a BFA from The School of Visual Arts and a Master’s degree in Arts in Medicine from the University of Florida. Her work focuses on using the self-portrait as a way to process emotion and share intimate thoughts.

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center - 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin FL

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00