Classes and Workshops

ArtExposure offers a wide variety of classes and workshops for both adults and youth. Painting, collages, illustration – even classes in ballroom dancing and yoga! Whether you sign up for a class, workshop, individual instruction or sign up your child for a summer art camp, you can rest assured that one of our professional studio artists will guide you through the creative process. 


NEW! Torn Watercolor Paper 2-Day Workshop

Sunday, August 28 and Monday, August 29, 2022
10 AM to 4PM • with 1 hour lunch break

With Sabine Baeckmann-Murray

This workshop is open to adults and 15 yrs. or older art students with experience in working in watercolors and/or gouache. 

Enjoy a new approach to creating a watercolor “painting” using watercolor or gouache, watercolor paper, and a host of other materials to create imaginative textures and effects. No scissors allowed! 

Day One:

Watercolor paper prep using paint and other materials such as various salts, alcohol, burlap, wax paper, plastic wrap, sponges, and more. Preparation of the painting background as time allows. Demonstration of what’s to come on Day Two.

(There will be a one hour break for lunch)

Day Two:

Review of some composition and design basics. There will be an overview of the project’s construction process, including how to tear, building layers, and applying accents and finishing touches. Then, let the tearing begin! 

(There will be a one hour break for lunch)

Materials to bring:

• Your watercolors – Tubes are preferable for ease of use, but pans will work as well. 
You can purchase watercolor tubes at ArtExposure if needed.
• Your watercolor brushes and palette
• A MINIMUM of 2 sheets of 22” x 30” 140 lb. cold pressed watercolor paper. Bring more if you think you’ll need it. Watercolor paper pads are NOT recommended for this project. 
You can purchase watercolor sheets at ArtExposure if needed.
• Masking tape and a board to tape down your project. (Some board is available at ArtExposure, but may not be big enough to accommodate your project)
• Your Lunch and beverage of choice! Microwave and refrigerator on premises.

Optional:

Although everything else will be provided to finish your painting during the workshop, here are some things you may want to bring for your project:

• Masking Fluid/Masking pen
• Bring anything that may make a texture such as textured fabrics, sand, string, wrinkled papers, etc. to use and share.
• A concept image or drawing for reference
• Any larger-size mat that you might want to use.
• A smock or apron  OR just wear clothes that can get “artsy.”
• Snacks if you’re prone to nibbling while you work.

Torn Watercolor Paper Workshop
$150
  • with Sabine Baeckmann-Murray

Adult classes: age 16 yrs and above. Children classes: ages 7 to 15 yrs.


Cara will not be teaching classes in August. Classes will resume in September. Stay tuned!

Acrylic Painting

with Cara Merritt

Acrylic Classes for adults and teens will be held on Wednesdays – 4 sessions per class and repeat each month.  An Acrylic Supply kit is available for purchase at our Gallery Shop for $55.00 per set and includes: 11 4-oz. tubes of paint, 2 9″x12″ canvases and a good set of brushes. 

Fee: $140.00 for four weeks/one day walk in for $45.00.

Cara is available for private lessons in acrylics. 1 hour- $30.00; 2 hours – $50.00

NEW! CHILDREN’S PAINTING CLASSES Children’s painting classes for ages 7-15.  Sign up for classes on Thursdays from 4-5pm.  A Painting Supply kit is available for purchase at our Gallery Shop for $55.0

Fee:  $100.00 for four weeks/one day walk in for $30.00

Adult Acrylics w/Cara
$140
  • Four-Week Session
Adult Acrylics w/Cara
$45
  • One-Day Walk-In
Adult Acrylics w/Cara
$45
  • One Hour Private Lesson w/Cara
Adult Acrylics w/Cara
$65
  • Two Hour Private Lesson w/Cara
Kids Acrylics w/Cara Thursdays
$100
  • Four-Week Session
Kids Acrylics w/Cara
$35
  • One-Day Walk-In
Adults and Kids Acrylics Supplies
$60
  • Acrylic Painting Supply Kit

Open Studio

With Sabine Baeckmann-Murray

4 sessions per class registration and repeat each month (must be used within a month). Tuesday or Thursday mornings from 10AM to Noon. Individual walk-in sessions also available. A great opportunity to work under professional guidance and learn new skills!

All levels welcome! All 2-D media are welcome, including: Watercolors, Oils, Acrylics, Soft or Oil Pastels, Pencil Illustration, Color Pencils, Pen & Ink.) Please bring your own supplies and any works in progress or work you’ve previously done. 

Our shop does carry a wide variety of brushes, pencils, paints and other art supplies such as:

A starter Watercolor Supply kit available for $40 (12 – Watercolor Paint Set, brushes, 9″ x 12″ CP watercolor pad*
*Professional Grade Watercolor Paper in 30″x22″ sheets and additional pro brushes are available in our shop.
Illustration/Drawing Supply kit available for $30 (18-pc drawing set, 12-pc Prismacolor color pencil set, sketch book.)
Oil Painting Supply kit available for $65 (12 color oil paint set-12ml tubes, 4 brushes, 2 palette knives, 2 12″x12″ canvases, turpenoid, liquin.)

See Acrylic Class above for Acrylic paint kit info.

Sabine is available for private lessons in most 2D media.
1 hour- $35.00; 2 hours – $55.00

Open Studio w/Sabine
$140
  • Four-Week Session
Open Studio w/Sabine
$45
  • One-Day Walk-In
Private Lesson w/Sabine
$45
  • One Hour with/Sabine
Private Lesson w/Sabine
$65
  • Two Hours with/Sabine
Open Studio Supplies
$40
  • Watercolor Supply Kit
Open Studio Supplies
$30
  • Illustration/Drawing Supply Kit
Open Studio Supplies
$65
  • Oil Painting Supply Kit

Oil Painting

With Karen Crenshaw

Private Oil Painting lessons are available with Karen. Scheduling to be determined by student and instructor.

A Beginner’s oil painting kit is available in our shop. Please see Open Studio above for more info.

Private Oil Painting w/Karen
$45
  • One Hour w/Karen
Private Oil Painting w/Karen
$65
  • Two Hours w/Karen

Illustration

with Sabine Baeckmann-Murray

All illustration media can be covered including:  pencil illustration, color pencils, pen & ink, pastels. Light/dark, shading, form, perspective, and more will be covered. Please bring your own supplies and works in progress or previously done. Great opportunity to work under professional guidance and learn new skills. Private 1 or 2 hour lessons available by appointment.  Please call (910)803-0302 for availability.

Basic Illustration supplies available. See Open Studio Class above for more info.

Private Illustration Lesson with Sabine Baeckmann
$45
  • One Hour
Private Illustration Lesson with Sabine Baeckmann
65
  • Two Hours

Ballroom Dancing

With Richard Murray

Every Friday starting at 7PM!

Have you ever wanted to learn the classic dances such as the Rumba, Cha Cha, Salsa, Waltz, Tango and more? Join us from 7-8 pm every Friday and learn your favorite dance! Beginners and intermediate dancers welcome. Classes run for 4 consecutive Fridays. Fee: $100.00 couples $65.00 singles. $30 walk-in/evening. Private lessons are available at an hourly rate of $40. Register below.

The Instructor: Richard Murray is a professional ballroom dancer and instructor who has been dancing over 30 years. Richard has won many professional dance competitions over the years and even danced with a number of pros from “Dancing with the Stars”. His love of dance and music inspires him to continue instructing others!

Ballroom Dancing – Couple
$125
  • Four-Week Session
Ballroom Dancing – Single
$75
  • Four-Week Session
Ballroom Dancing
$35
  • Walk-In per evening
Private Lesson w/Richard
$45
  • Per Hour

Yoga

with Joanna Newton

Now Open….Come join us! Saturday, 9AM to 10AM 
NEW STUDENT DISCOUNT!!!  

This is a yoga class for those newer to yoga or those wanting a basic flow class. This class introduces traditional yoga postures, teaches you how to breath and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. Although this class moves at a slower pace than the other vinyasa classes, expect to be challenged both mentally and physically.  

Single day walk-ins are welcome and 5 or 10 session punch cards available. 5 day punch cards expire after 3 months and 10 day punch cards expire after 5 months.

Yoga – Returning Student
$75
  • 10 Classes Punch Card
Yoga – Returning Student
$40
  • 5 Classes Punch Card

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