Art Classes

Introduction to Oil Painting

In this 6-week class, adults will learn the basics of oil painting. Students will go step by step through painting a still life, from mixing colors to composition to brushstrokes. In the process, students will also learn about materials and color theory. This class is open to beginners with little to no painting experience, as well as intermediate artists who wish to review the basics with an experienced art instructor. The cost for the entire course is $150 and includes all supplies. The class will meet on Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, starting Sept. 17.

This class will be limited to 12 students in order to facilitate more personalized instruction. You can reserve your spot by giving us your name and clicking the “Pay Now” button below. If you prefer to pay over the phone, you can call Melissa Macker at (478) 238-6051 (no spots are held without payment). Payment plans are available upon request.


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Corks & Canvas

Corks & Canvas is a fun, beginner-friendly painting workshop where you can relax, hang out with friends (or make new ones!), and sip on your favorite bottle of wine (or other beverage) while a local artist teaches you how to recreate a beautiful 11 x 14 painting to hang on your wall or give to a friend or family member. No painting experience required. $25 includes all materials (except your favorite beverage). The workshops start at 7 pm and last two and a half hours.

To reserve your spot, contact Melissa Macker at melissa@the567.org or (478) 238-6051 (no spots are held without payment). Or, you can register online by giving us your name (and the names of anyone else you’re registering for) and clicking the “Pay Now” button immediately below the date of your choice.

Upcoming dates:

September 25 — Casie Trace will teach this painting of love birds.

THE SEPT. 25 CLASS IS SOLD OUT.


Kool-Aid & Canvas

Kool-Aid & Canvas Owl - September 20 At Kool-Aid & Canvas, an artist takes children age 6-12 step-by-step through the process of creating a fun painting with acrylic paints on a real canvas. The students learn a variety of painting techniques to inspire them in their own creative endeavors. On September 20, Jondrea Randall will teach a painting of a colorful owl. The workshop starts at 10 am and lasts an hour and a half. $20 includes all materials for the class and a snack.

To register your child online, please give us their name and click the “Pay Now” button below. Or, you can contact Melissa Macker at (478)238-6051 or melissa@the567.org.


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Sketching Your Surroundings

One of the most basic skills an artist can have is to learn to sketch their surroundings. For the casual artist, it can also be a fun, relaxing activity. In this two-and-a-half-hour workshop, Beth Smith will teach an introduction to sketching using charcoal. Instead of being in the classroom, the group will walk around downtown Macon and do quick sketches of 2 or 3 different landmarks. Oct. 11, 3:00-5:30 pm. The cost of the workshop is $15. Students may bring their own sketchbook or purchase one from The 567 for an additional $10. Charcoal is provided. Wear good walking shoes.


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Private Classes

Looking for a unique way to celebrate a special occasion or an unusual outing for your group? We offer Corks & Canvas or Koolaid & Canvas at The 567 for private groups of 10-20 people. For more information, contact Melissa Macker at melissa@the567.org or (478)238-6051. If you’re interested in private, one-on-one painting instruction, contact Beth Smith at beth@the567.org. You can learn more about the classes she offers on her website.