One Night Events

Upcoming Events
November 4, 2019
December 9, 2019
February 4, 2020
April 7, 2020

Charmed...I’m sure
Beads, beads, beads…here’s a fun girl’s night out creating a unique Charm Bracelet. Choose your beads and learn how to attach them while enjoying a light dinner, drinks and desert. Share the fun with girlfriends, daughters, moms and granddaughters!

We provide the materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $50 per person. Call the Centers for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Charmed...I’m sure event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
November 14, 2019
December 12, 2019
January 28, 2020
February 25, 2020
March 19, 2020
April 21, 2020
May 19, 2020

Fire and Ice
Create this stunning glass vase/votive holder during a fun evening with your friends, family or co-workers. Using 3 colors of glass design an elegant mosaic pattern then add frit for a dazzling filigree border. No experience needed, come join the fun! Limited class enrollment be sure to register early.

We provide the materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $75 per person. Call the Centers for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Fire and Ice event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.


Upcoming Events
August 14, 2019
Square Mosaic Plate
September 18, 2019
Square Mosaic Plate
October 10, 2019
Round Mosaic Plate
December 17, 2019
Square Mosaic Plate
January 16, 2020
Clock or Plate
February 13, 2020
Round Plate
March 5, 2020
Woven Stringer Bowl ($75)
April 9, 2020
Clock or Plate
May 7, 2020
Round Plate

Get Fired Up!
Sip a glass of your favorite beverage, mingle with other adventurous people, and spend an evening creating a work of art! Bring a group of friends for an evening out or come alone and meet creative folks while you make your own Tree of Life, Mosaic Creation or Kiln Carving our of fiber paper during one of our new fused glass art experiences!

Let your inner artist shine through as you learn glass-cutting techniques, effective two-dimensional design, fusing practices (melting glass together in a kiln), slumping (shaping glass into molds) and creation of various effects. You will marvel at your own creations as you design and melt your ideas into form!

We provide the glass, materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $70 per person, unless otherwise noted. Call 495-8989 to register. Advanced reservations are required.

Interested in a private Get Fired Up event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
January 7, 2020
March 3, 2020

Get Wired
You will be amazed at how simple it is to use wire wrapping techniques to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind pendants out of a few carefully arranged pieces of wire and glass. You’ll learn how to make spirals, bails and other common wire wrapping structures to construct and adorn pendants. A wide variety of glass is available to work with as you design your handmade pendant AND the instructor will walk you through creating a lovely origami gift box with which to present it to someone special. Enrollment is limited, so sign up early.

We provide the materials, wine, a delicious meal and artistic guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the evening is $50 per person. Call the Centers for the Arts at 495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Get Wired event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
October 14, 2019
November 11, 2019
January 13, 2020
February 10, 2020
March 16, 2020
April 13, 2020
May 11, 2020

Great Bowls of Fire
Use brilliantly colored glazes, stamp, or slip trail designs on a beautiful hand thrown ceramic bowl of your choosing. Techniques will be explained and demonstrated while you enjoy some food and drink and then off you go! Let your creativity flow and create a unique functionable bowl. Fired bowls can be picked up the following week.

We provide the materials, wine, a delicious meal and artistic guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the evening is $60 per person. Call the Centers for the Arts at 495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Great Bowls of Fire event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
August 13, 2019
September 10, 2019
October 8, 2019
November 5, 2019
December 3, 2019
January 7, 2020
February 4, 2020
March 3, 2020
April 7, 2020
May 5, 2020

It's Abstract! - YOUR creativity unleashed
Join us for a whole new experience! Explore the joy of your creativity. YOUR DESIGN, YOUR COLORS, this experience IS all about YOU! Sharing fun techniques and helpful hints, Tammy Staab will show you how create your vision on the canvas. At the end of the night you will leave with a completely unique artwork.

We provide the paint, brushes, canvas, aprons, wine, a delicious meal and artistic guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the evening is $60 per person. Call the Centers for the Arts at 495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private It's Abstract event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
June 27, 2020
July 25, 2020
September 26, 2019
October 22, 2019
November 21, 2019
December 19, 2019
January 23, 2020
February 20, 2020
March 16, 2020
April 23, 2020
May 21, 2020

Mosaics Tonight
Here’s your chance to create a beautiful Mosaic artwork in one night! After enjoying a light dinner and wine, choose from beautiful images provided or create your own. The fun begins as you select gorgeous glass pieces and learn the ancient Mosaic technique that will bring your image to life!

We provide the glass, materials, wine, a delicious meal and artistic guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the evening is $60 per person. Call the Centers for the Arts at 495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Mosaics Tonight event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
January 9, 2020
February 13, 2020

Patchwork Printing
Explore artistic printmaking processes and create your own reusable, original stamps which you’ll carve from linoleum. Run those stamps (and others if you choose) through our art press, which will transfer prints onto artist quality printing paper. Enhance, or add finishing touches to your painterly prints using markers, pastels or colored pencils.

We provide all materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $60 per person. Call the Centers for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Patchwork Printing event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
November 12, 2019
January 21, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 31, 2020

Plastered! A Carving Adventure
You will dig just how easy it is to work with plaster, whether you’re creating flowers, faces, landscapes or critters, we’ll give you the guidance. Using an 8”x8”x2” plaster block, you’ll do more than just scratch the surface of this amazing medium, which you can then enhance with watercolors. You’ll bring home your very own plaster creation.

We provide all materials, wine, food and guidance. The evening begins at 5:30pm. The price for the evening is $50 per person. Call the Centers for the Arts at 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Plastered! A Carving Adventure event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
August 26, 2019
September 23, 2019
October 28, 2019
November 18, 2019
December 16, 2019
January 27, 2020
February 24, 2020
March 30, 2020
April 27, 2020
May 18, 2020

Raku & You
Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process. The technique produces a lustrous, often metallic, finish. Raku & You is an evening devoted to this ancient process. Attendees choose from a number of bisque fired pots and are introduced to the history of Raku while applying glaze to their pot in their own unique design. While the outdoor kiln heats up to the correct temperature; attendees enjoy a picnic-style meal. Then the fun begins as red hot pottery is plunged into metal containers filled with combustible material. The containers are lidded and the pots rest for a few moments before being quickly cooled with water. The results are spectacular and everyone is invited back into the studio to view each piece. Everyone goes home with their very own raku masterpiece.

The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the event is $60 per person. Call the Centers for the Arts, 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Raku & You event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.

Upcoming Events
January 15, 2020
February 19, 2020
March 18, 2020
April 15, 2020

Raku 2 & You
Raku is a centuries old pottery glazing and firing process. The technique produces a lustrous, often metallic, finish. Raku2 & You is an evening devoted to this ancient process where you create a beautiful plate. Attendees choose from a number of bisque fired plates and are introduced to the history of Raku while glazing their plate in a simple or extravagant manner. While the outdoor kiln heats up to the correct temperature; attendees enjoy food and wine. Then the fun continues as the red hot pottery is plunged into metal containers filled with combustible material. The containers are lidded and the plates rest for a few moments before being quickly cooled with water. The results are spectacular and everyone is invited back into the studio to view each piece. Everyone goes home with their very own raku plate masterpiece.

The evening begins at 5:30pm and ends at 8:30pm. The price for the event is $70 per person. Call the Centers for the Arts, 239-495-8989 to register.

Interested in a private Raku 2 & You event? Contact the Center for Visual Arts, 239-495-8989, for more information.


Upcoming Events
TBA

Lunch & Lecture Series
Delve into the fascinating history and personal stories of famous artists and musicians. Women artists who changed the art world - romances that inspired great music - friendships that revolutionized art - and a country whose musical legacy continues to inspire. Enjoy a delicious catered lunch during these fascinating lectures and musical performances or art presentations. Events held at the Moe Auditorium or Vi at Bentley. 48 hours advance reservation required.
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Cancellation Policy: No refunds – $10 fee to transfer if requested 10 business days or more prior to event