Arts & Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Are you an artist or have you ever dreamed of becoming one? Why not take advantage of one of our fabulous art classes!

Watercolor Painting

 Ages: 50 & over             Class limit: 15

Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays 9:30-11:30am
Instructor: Judi Roszak

All levels are welcome, including beginners.  Instructor offers three separate classes; one Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.  Come and learn a new hobby, or brush up on your existing watercolor skills.  You’re sure to have fun, and all participants have the opportunity to join in our annual May Art Show.  Students provide own materials; list available at Senior Registration Desk.  Registration required

Classical Painting
Learn to paint and/or improve your painting skills and knowledge, with step by step instructions in a non-competitive environment. Basics such as color theory, composition, and glazing will be taught hands on by your instructor.  Paint what you are interested in, learn, and become a part of our annual May Art Show.  All levels welcome, using acrylics/oils/watercolor and mixed media.
Instructor offers two separate classes; one Tuesdays and one Thursdays.  Students provide own materials; palette list available at Senior Registration Desk.  Registration required.
Ages: 50 & over                 Class Limit: 15    6 Week Session Instructor:  Joanne Richter

Photography Club
The photography club is for anyone that is enthusiastic about taking pictures. Skill level doesn't matter, from the first time photographer to the seasoned professional, we can all learn from an open discussion of ideas and critiques. The discussion is led by a professional photographer who will share some equipment and techniques that will help everyone. Each session will include a group discussion/critique of each person's photos which allows you to view your work through someone else's eyes.
Ages: 50 & Over                                Drop-In Program Free
Instructor: Rick Deal 10:00am-12:00pm
Mondays  2/25, 3/25, 4/22

Join Strongsville’s Painting with a Twist! They provide all painting supplies and artist instructions. No art experience is needed. Simply be ready to have a "twisted" good time! Their talented artists will guide you in the process one step at a time, during this two-hour class. You’ll go home with a finished 16” x 20” painting to enjoy, or give as a gift.

Thursday 2/21 6:30-8:30pm                         Ages: 50 & over
A tranquil winter sunset, "Our Moon" will be the evening painting.
Members $45
Residents/Non-Members $47
Non-Residents/Non-Members $51

Zentangle Workshop
Friday, March 15th & 22nd           9:30-11:30am
Zentangle is a very easy to learn method of drawing to create beautiful images from repetitive patterns.  It has been helpful to others for relieving stress, panic attacks, rehabilitation, chronic pain and weight loss.  You don’t need to be an artist, as the entire process is broken down and taught “one stroke at a time”.  You will be amazed at what you will accomplish. 
This two day workshop is taught by certified Zentangle teachers.  You will learn the history and philosophy, and begin creating basic tangles (patterns) in the first class, and begin learning more advanced tangles and create a tile in the second class.  Register for this new Meditative Art Therapy.  All supplies are included in the fee.
Members                                                                            $16        
Residents/Non-Members                                            $18
Non-Residents/Non-Members                                 $22


Getting the best pictures possible is a delicate balance between art and science. In this hands on course we start with the basics of photography and work our way to using the Exposure Triangle, Shutter Speed and Depth of Field to enhance your photographs. Learn the techniques used to make each photograph one that you will want to frame. It doesn't matter if you are using a cell phone camera, a simple point and shoot, or a high end DSLR, this class will help you take the best pictures possible. The best way to learn is by doing, so be prepared to bring your camera to each class. A camera is required for this course. Six week class. Maximum class size is 10.
Ages: 50 & Over                Instructor: Rick A. Deal
Wednesday 3/6-4/17* 10:00-11:30am    *No Class 4/3
Members $45
Residents/Non-Members $50
Non-Residents/Non-Members $60