Classes and workshops for adults run throughout the year in the DAA studios.  From beginner and advanced classes in watercolor and oil painting to exploring clay, the DAA offers something to spark the creativity in everyone.

The DAA also periodically invites well known artists such as Frank Webb, Tony van Hasselt, Charles Sovek, Paul George and Elizabeth Pratt to conduct special workshops.

For adult classes & workshops materials are supplied by the student.
For children’s classes & workshop all materials and fees are included.

Classes are offered in most of the following media over the course of a year:

Baskets, Collage, Digital, Drawing, Glass, Jewelry, Mosaics, Oil Painting, Pastel Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Sewing, Tile, Watercolor Painting and Woodwork.

If you don’t see a current adult class offering, please don’t hesitate to contact us to express your interest in a new class or media being added.

Classes are offered for all abilities and are broadly grouped as follows:

  • Beginner
    If you’re totally new to painting or took a class or two sometime in your life, you’ll learn the basics: composition, building a painting, color theory (mixing and relationships) and the specifics of the medium (i.e., acrylic, oil, watercolor).
  • Intermediate
    These classes are for those looking to refine their technique or learn a particular technique.
  • All Levels
    An “All Levels” class is for beginning through advanced level students. Our faculty work with you individually.