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Regular Events

Most events are free of charge and open to the public.  Please note that many of these events are not currently occuring because of restrictions due to Covid-19.  If you have any questions regarding events please feel free to contact us.

FIRST FRIDAY

Join us on the first Friday of every month, from 6-9 pm, to create your own masterpiece with a professional artist. First Friday Workshops are $35 with all materials provided!

GALLERY CRAWL

On the second Friday of every month, from June-October, Florence along with the other galleries in and around downtown West Jefferson, keep our galleries open from 5-7:30 pm for the monthly Gallery Crawl. Free event.

A MIXED PALETTE

A Mixed Palette is an adult art education program held throughout the year.  This program is offered to the community free of charge.  Please join us for discussions and presentations on a range of topics in the arts including artist talks, art history and more!

OPEN STUDIO

On most Thursdays the workshop area is used for open studio. Click here for more information about Open Studio and Open Studio dates.

THE COREY ANNE CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS

The Florence Thomas Art School is pleased to host the annual Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts each August.  This month-long event includes a gallery exhibition, a Symposium, and an Expressive Arts Workshop, among other associated events.  Click here for more information about the Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts.

SPONTANEOUS ART HAPPENINGS

Every once in a while an opportunity arises that we did not plan for, but cannot pass up – we call these “Spontaneous Art Happenings.’ If you would like to be notified of such events please sign up for our eNews or follow us on Facebook.


 

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601VM-P: Plein Air with Viktoria Majestic
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Level: All, some basic painting experience is necessary
Click here for Supply List

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

This plein air workshop is for experienced beginners and for advanced painters as well. It will be a pleasant and informative 2-day workshop painting outdoors. We will learn about the adva

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601VM-P: Plein Air with Viktoria Majestic
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Level: All, some basic painting experience is necessary
Click here for Supply List

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

This plein air workshop is for experienced beginners and for advanced painters as well. It will be a pleasant and informative 2-day workshop painting outdoors. We will learn about the adva

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Open Studio
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We began Open Studio as a time that area artists could come and use our workshop space in downtown West Jefferson. Open Studio is noninstructional, informal, and artists bring all their own materials. The school has table easels and floor easels for use. Not all artists have a studio space at home, and those who

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605JK-A: Weaving with Texture and Embellishment with Jennifer Krause
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

Weavings by Instructor Jennifer Krause

Rigid Heddle: Explore Texture and Embellishment
Student Level – Beginner with Experience
Some materials are provided, please see list below

This workshop is full.  Please click here to add your name to the workshop waitlist.

Time to add some personal dimension to your weaving! There are many ways to add

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608AD-II: Beginning Oil II with Addren Doss
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

 

Level: Experienced Beginner, Beginning Oil I  is a prerequisite

 

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

 

http://www.florenceartschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/608AD-Supply-List-Oil-II-1.docx

This two-day oil painting workshop is for beginning and intermediate oil painters who would like t

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608AD-II: Beginning Oil II with Addren Doss
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

 

Level: Experienced Beginner, Beginning Oil I  is a prerequisite

 

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

 

http://www.florenceartschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/608AD-Supply-List-Oil-II-1.docx

This two-day oil painting workshop is for beginning and intermediate oil painters who would like t

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Open Studio
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We began Open Studio as a time that area artists could come and use our workshop space in downtown West Jefferson. Open Studio is noninstructional, informal, and artists bring all their own materials. The school has table easels and floor easels for use. Not all artists have a studio space at home, and those who

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611QS-A: Advanced Barn Quilt Workshop with Renee Brooks
9:30 am - 11:30 am

 


Experienced Beginners – Intermediate
All Materials Provided

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

 

You have taken the beginner’s barn quilt class and now you are ready for more advanced patterns.  Diamonds, triangles and circles, oh my!  Let Renee help you meet the challenge and introd

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614KW: The Contemporary Figure with Kate Worm (Gouache & Watercolor)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


The Contemporary Figure: A Creative Approach with Gouache and Watercolor
Level: All

Workshop Fee: $345
Click here to download the SUPPLY LIST

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

Learn to create beautiful figure paintings with strong composition and expressive color. The approach is contemporary using rollers, s

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614KW: The Contemporary Figure with Kate Worm (Gouache & Watercolor)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


The Contemporary Figure: A Creative Approach with Gouache and Watercolor
Level: All

Workshop Fee: $345
Click here to download the SUPPLY LIST

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

Learn to create beautiful figure paintings with strong composition and expressive color. The approach is contemporary using rollers, s

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614KW: The Contemporary Figure with Kate Worm (Gouache & Watercolor)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


The Contemporary Figure: A Creative Approach with Gouache and Watercolor
Level: All

Workshop Fee: $345
Click here to download the SUPPLY LIST

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

Learn to create beautiful figure paintings with strong composition and expressive color. The approach is contemporary using rollers, s

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Open Studio
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We began Open Studio as a time that area artists could come and use our workshop space in downtown West Jefferson. Open Studio is noninstructional, informal, and artists bring all their own materials. The school has table easels and floor easels for use. Not all artists have a studio space at home, and those who

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619CR: Rug Hooking Landscape with Cheryl Roberts
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Level: All
Workshop Fee: $75
Materials:
Students should bring: Fabric Scissors, regular rug hook if you have it (if not Cheryl will have regular hooks for $10), small round quilting frame 14” in diameter or a rug frame if they have one.  A limited number of frames are available for students to use if reserved ahead
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FLO Kids Art Workshops June 22
9:30 am - 3:30 pm

“Look & See the Unseen” Outdoor Scavenger Hunt and Mixed Media in the Studio

Tuesday, June 22 (9:30-3:30)
Age Groups: 5 – 8 years, 9 – 12 years

Please pack your child a bag lunch and a drink.  Weather permitting lunch will be eaten at the park.

Masks are required for all youth programs when indoors

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623MB-P: Pastel Painting Basics with Malia Bryngelson
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Level: Beginner
Workshop Fee: $115
All Materials Provided

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

The Beginning Pastel Painting class will start by sharing lots of helpful information on the best materials to help artists new to this versatile medium be successful and most of all, enjoy it! Artists will be able to

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Open Studio
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We began Open Studio as a time that area artists could come and use our workshop space in downtown West Jefferson. Open Studio is noninstructional, informal, and artists bring all their own materials. The school has table easels and floor easels for use. Not all artists have a studio space at home, and those who

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625DW-CBP: East Asian Brush Painting with Dawn Wicklow
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Level: All
Workshop Fee: $55
All Materials Provided

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

This ancient art form has been taught the same way for centuries using brush stokes for “The Four Gentlemen”: Bamboo, Grass Orchid, Plum Blossom, and Chrysanthemum. “The Four Treasures”, which are the ancient

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626JC: Nuno Felting a Scarf with Jane Campbell
9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Level: All
All Materials Provided, please bring two bath size towels to contain water

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

Hand dyed wool and silk fabric will be your canvas for creating a one of a kind scarf approximately 10 x 72 inches. Nuno felting is a technique where animal fibers (sheeps wool) comingles w

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628JS: Plein Air, Acrylic with Jeremy Sams
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Level: Experienced Beginner – Advanced
Workshop Fee: $315
Workshop Supply List

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

Rejuvenate your artistic creativity by painting in the greatest studio of all…the great outdoors! Join award winning acrylic artist, Jeremy Sams in this 3 day acrylic landscape worksho

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628JS: Plein Air, Acrylic with Jeremy Sams
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Level: Experienced Beginner – Advanced
Workshop Fee: $315
Workshop Supply List

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

Rejuvenate your artistic creativity by painting in the greatest studio of all…the great outdoors! Join award winning acrylic artist, Jeremy Sams in this 3 day acrylic landscape worksho

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628JS: Plein Air, Acrylic with Jeremy Sams
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Level: Experienced Beginner – Advanced
Workshop Fee: $315
Workshop Supply List

COVID-19 GUIDELINES FOR WORKSHOP ATTENDEES

Rejuvenate your artistic creativity by painting in the greatest studio of all…the great outdoors! Join award winning acrylic artist, Jeremy Sams in this 3 day acrylic landscape worksho

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