At the Dunedin Fine Art Center, we want everyone to be able to explore their artistic side! We understand that life gets busy and committing to an extended class session may not be realistic for everyone. This is why we are proud to offer weekly workshops! Through our workshops, both beginner and advanced students have the opportunity to explore new artistic mediums and techniques without committing to an extended class session.
Our current plan is to resume classes for children, teens and adults, on a limited basis, with our Summer I session, which starts the week of June 1st.
There is a lot of information here about the health & safety protocols we are putting in place to help keep everyone safe & healthy. Please take time to read all of it!
The overriding factor is, that DFAC at a minimum follows City, County and State guidelines. This means, that you will most likely know about changes in the same time frame that we do. We WILL keep this page updated, so please check back, if you have any concerns. : )
What we can tell you is what DFAC has been planning. When DFAC shutdown and cancelled 12 weeks of revenue generating classes, laid off staff and reduced skeleton crew salaries in March, we started to work on adjustments to classes so that when we were able to open, we would be ready. Below is a list of some of the steps that have been addressed:
– Classes have maximum attendance reduced to 9 students. This allows for 1 instructor for a max total of 10
– Studios set up with individual tables/chairs following 6ft social distancing spacing
– Staff/Instructors/assistants wear masks (provided by DFAC)
– Touchless thermometers at 3 main entrances and everyone (all ages) entering the building will be required to wear a mask (not provided by DFAC)
– Hand sanitizing at three main entrances.
– CDC signage
– Studios have sinks/soap/water
– 6ft spacing reminders throughout the building on floors and stanchions
– Sanitizing of “high touch” areas regularly throughout the day
– Cleaning/Sanitizing between class sessions
– Nightly “deep cleans”
We want to do the best we can with keeping everyone Happy and Healthy at all times at DFAC .
Stay safe, healthy and creative!
Our workshops are offered during the weekdays and on weekends throughout the year. Registrations are currently available for the following sessions.:
Summer I: June 1-July 12, 2020
Summer II: July 13-August 23
Fall I: September 14-October 25
Workshop Week: October 26-November 1
Fall II: November 2-December 20
What We Offer
The Dunedin Fine Art Center offers a variety of workshops, so wherever your interests lie, there is something for you. Browse our offerings below, get to know our award-winning instructors, enroll in a workshop and start discovering the arts!
Let’s talk about ART! Lectures, presentations and discussions on art, art history and culture. Art Talks include visual presentations and lectures by art historians and local experts.
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
Discover the beautiful art of hand lettering with a highly skilled instructor. Learn how to letter your own invitations, letters, posters and more! Learn a different style of calligraphy in each workshop.
Nationally renown clay artists lead workshops which will kick your creativity into high gear. Clay workshops cover special topics like crystalline glaze, paper clay, and more! Takes your skills to the next level.
Learn how to edit photos, create professional documents, even design your own website! Explore how technology can be incorporated into your artistic process.
Digital Art Workshops
Drawing enthusiasts will love honing their skills in a drawing workshop. Participants can discover the possibilities of watercolor pencils, explore the ancient technique of silverpoint, or go with the flow of sketching in pen and color!
The world of fiber arts is vast and full of creative possibilities! Participants can choose from several fiber arts workshops ranging from Appalachian basketry to using Florida plants to dye eco-conscious fabrics.
Fiber Arts Workshops
Learn the tips and tricks of great food and beautiful presentation from professional chefs in a relaxed atmosphere. Explore French or Spanish cooking, learn about street food, try some delicious soup recipes… endless choices for a fun time and new dining experiences.
Food Arts Workshops
Learn the basics of jewelry making including soldering, metal forging and more in various jewelry workshops offered by the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
Unleash your creativity and tell your stories through the art of the written word, learn and analyze art in popular culture, or learn the art of inner space with a spiritual art class.
Life Arts Workshops
Explore the basic metalworking skills, including how to cut metal using various techniques and Mig and Tig welding. Workshops include equipment maintenance and safety procedures. Courses are held at the Institute for Creative Arts on Douglas Ave in Dunedin.
Metal Arts Workshops
Mixed media is all about experimenting! Learn to use different materials and mediums in your paintings and fine art collage to build texture and create unique visual effects. Is 3D more your fancy? Explore paper mache sculpture, paper quilling, and more!
Mixed Media Workshops
Discover the many possibilities of painting in a workshop at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. From color mixing to acrylics to pastels, we have workshops for novice and expert painters alike.
Explore a world of color! This classic art form uses sticks or crayons that consist of pure powdered pigment combined with a binder. Workshops are available for both beginners and advanced pastel artists.
Shorter, focused workshops provide specific information geared for novice and experienced digital photographers.
Explore the possibilities of printmaking with introductory workshops in wood cut printing and intaglio etching. Learn how to plan and design stunning prints from our talented faculty.
Take an introductory workshop or hone a specific skill in these exciting workshops.
Stone Carving Workshops
Special topics in woodturning include turning a bowl, turning bottle stoppers, and holiday ornaments. All equipment and tools are provided in these hands-on workshops.
We understand that life gets busy and committing to an extended class session may not be realistic for everyone. This is why we are proud to offer weekly workshops!
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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.