Arts and Crafts
Founded in 1980, the Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts offers a supportive environment for both beginning and advanced artists to receive guidance from experienced instructors. Students also benefit from ongoing art exhibits, special classes, and opportunities to display and sell their art.
The Galleries at TSC are open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 9:00pm. Receptions are free and open to the public.
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Photography Club
May 7 - July 29, TSC Dining Room
Outstanding photography from a group of nature-loving armature and professional photographers.
Personal Expressions - Watercolor
May 20 - July 28, TSC Auditorium
Fascinating watercolors by TSC Studio and Workshop Artists. Vote for your favorite artworks at the Reception and Awards Ceremony.
Tallahassee Senior Art Showcase
Art Reception & TSC Annual Meeting
Friday, September 5 | 6:00 - 8:00pm
The Showcase is an annual juried fine art exhibition highlighting talented, mature artists residing in Tallahassee and surrounding area. This year artwork from 55 area artists will be displayed at the Tallahassee Senior Center and LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, August 5 through September 26.
Watercolor Exhibit Award Ceremony
Friends and family celebrated the watercolor exhibit - Personal Expressions at TSC Friday June 6. Awards selected by Artist Rene Lynch were presented as follows: First Place - Gale Poteat; Second Place - Fran Mathis; Third Place - Irma Vergara; Honorable Mentions - Ken Menke, Gloria Wilburth, Vicki Lutz and Mary C. Transou. Guests attending the reception voted on for the People's Choice Awards. Ken Menke won Most Creative. Gale Poteat won Best Technique, Best Use of Color and Overall Favorite. Artwork in Auditorium remains on display through July 28.
Upcoming Art Workshops
Learn something new or sharpen up old skills through a short-term special topic art class. Students are responsible for providing their own art supplies and the lists for each class are available now. Registration required at least one week prior to class. Price of most workshops is $54.00 (55+); $66.00 (others) unless otherwise noted. Call 891-4016 for details and registration. Click on each event for more information:
- At the Tallahassee Senior Center
- Artistry in Clay - Handbuilding
Mondays, August 18 - October 6 (six classes - skip September 1 & 22), 9:30am - 12:00n
- Pen, Brush & Ink
Mondays, August 18 - October 6 (six classes - skip September 1 & 22), 12:30 - 3:00pm
- Beginning Watercolor
Tuesdays, August 5 - September 9 (six weeks), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Portraits in Pencil & Charcoal
Tuesdays, August 5 - September 9 (six weeks), 6:00 - 9:00pm
- Drawing Together
Fridays, August 8 - September 19 (six classes - skip September 12), 9:30am - 12:00n
- Making Star Fairies
Wednesday, August 20, 1:00 - 3:00pm
- Making Mermaids
Wednesday, September 10, 1:00 - 3:00pm
- Follow the Master Painters - Picasso Style
Thursays, September 4 - October 9 (four classes - skip September 11 & 25), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- At Neighborhood Sites
- Drawing - at Westminster Oaks
Wednesdays, August 20 - October 1 (six classes - skip September 24), 9:30 - 11:30am
- Acrylic Painting - at Lake Jackson
Tuesdays, September 2 - October 14 (six classes - skip September 23), 9:30am - 12:00n
- Draw with your Eyes, Paint with your Heart - at Bradfordville Historic Schoolhouse
Wednesdays, September 3 - October 15 (six classes - skip September 24), 1:30 - 4:00pm
- Following the Master Painters: Matisse Style - at Westminster Oaks
Tuesdays, September 2 - 30 (four classes - skip September 23), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Watercolor Painting - at Lake Jackson
Mondays, September 8 - October 20 (six classes - skip September 22), 1:00 - 3:30pm
- Painting with Oils - at Fort Braden Community Center
Thursdays, September 4 - October 16 (six classes - skip September 25), 2:00 - 4:30pm
- Oil Painting with Eluster Richardson - at Bradfordville Historic Schoolhouse
Fridays, September 5 - October 17 (six classes - skip September 26), 1:30 - 4:00pm
For more information on these workshops, call 891-4016.
Ongoing Studio Art Classes
These on-going classes are offered on a weekly basis in the art studios at the Tallahassee Senior Center and offer flexibility without preregistration and offer a 'drop-in' structure. First-timers are encouraged to visit the class, talk to the instructor and get a supply list of the materials and tools to bring to class.
Fee per class $9 adults 55+; $11 others. Bonus option - buy an ArtCard punch card good for 8 classes for $63 (one class free) for any combination of the On-going Studio Art Classes. Pre-registration not required.
On-going labs without instructors: $4 per session (Ceramics $2), plus modeling fees, materials, firing fess, where applicable. Art workshops with more specific topics and/or located at neighborhood community centers will resume in February.
Mondays, 9:00am - 11:30am
Mondays, 9:00 - 11:30am
- Ceramics Lab
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:30am
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00am - 12:00n
- Oil & Acrylics - Beginning
Wednesdays, 9:30am - 12:00n
- Oil & Acrylics - Intermediate
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
- Drawing Etcetera
Thursdays, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
- Oil Painting with Eluster
Fridays, 9:00 - 11:30am
All classes are $2 unless otherwise noted.
Mondays, 9:00am - 12:00n
Informal group enjoys all types of crafts. Anyone, with or without experience, welcome.
Mondays, 12:00n - 4:00pm
Join other quilters and work at your own pace. Participants bring their own materials or use donated materials.
Capital City Wood Carvers
Mondays, 7:00 - 9:00pm
New and experienced wood carvers are welcome. Bring a sharp knife, sandpaper and pencil with eraser. New members always welcome. $20 annually; fee pro-rated.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 - 11:30am
Volunteers coordinate activity for individuals interested in using molds, firing and painting ceramic pieces. Anyone can join anytime. Must buy piece and paints.
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 12:00n
Group learns cross stitch, crochet, knitting and other projects, depending on available materials. Anyone is welcome, with or without expertise in a craft.
Model Ship Building
Fridays, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Participants bring their own supplies and projects to work together in this informal setting.