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.
Tallahassee Senior Center for the Arts
TSC is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m..
Receptions free and open to the public.
Insiders Show Art Exhibition
By Leslie Puckett, Art Progr a.m. Coordinator
The artwork of 54 Senior Center artists greeted guests at the Nov. 6 art reception for the Insiders’ Show. Scrumptious watercolors, sentimental oils, reminiscent acrylics, and innovative drawings form a plethora of visual delight. Juror Jennifer Infinger, Education Coordinator for Lemoyne Center for the Arts, selected award winners as follows: Best of Show – Charles C. Pierce, Master Category 1st Place – Linda Menke, 2nd Place – Nancy J. Johnson, 3rd Place – Bernice Fuduloff, Honorable Mentions – Sandy DeLopez, Maria Balingit, Gale Poteat, Charlotte G a.m.bel; Academy Category 1st Place – Nancy Maudlin, 2nd Place – Cathy Neel, 3rd Place – Susan Lester, Honorable Mentions – Robin Gray, Joan Kanan, Janie Manasco. Attending guests voted on the People’s Choice Awards in various genres. Exhibition continues through Nov. 20.
At the reception Artist that participated in the Senior Exhibition Progr a.m. in 2015 at the FSU Medical School were recognized for their contribution by Dr. Lisa Granville.
Senior Center artist Fran Buie was awarded the Vivian LaValle Art Volunteer of the year 2015. Fran has coordinated the art exhibit at the North Florida Fair for the last two years, scheduling the many volunteers needed to receive, tag, hang, jury and return the hundreds of artworks by children and adults exhibited at the Fair each year.
After the art awards presentation guests joined the Wreaths & Sweet fun in the Dining Room bidding on gorgeous handmade wreaths, trying their hand at wine ring toss, previewing some great silent auction items for the upcoming Deck the Halls event and munching on delectable sweets from local bakeries while listening to the Frets, Leon High Guitar Ensemble.
Charles Carmen Pierce shown painting in the Monday morning Portrait Lab. Charles will be teaching a Portrait Workshop for the Senior Center in February. He won Best of Show in the Insiders Show with his portrait of Mugsy.
Charlotte G a.m.bel’s slightly skewed painting of the Uninvited Guest was an Insiders’ award winner.
Upcoming TSC Art Exhibitions
The Galleries at TSC are open to the public Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.. Receptions are free and open to the public.
Exhibition in Black & White (First Floor Dining Room)
Dec. 11 – Jan. 22, 2016
Woodblock prints & scratchboard drawings by Charles Hazelip
Grand Relations, Artists across Generations (TSC Auditorium)
Dec. 11 – Jan. 22, 2016
Art Exhibitions & Receptions are free and open to the public.
Artist Reception and Poetry Reading (TSC Auditorium)
Jan 15. 6 - 8 p.m.
Readings from TSC’s Poetry For The Love Of It.
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 (50+); $66.00 (others) unless otherwise noted. Call 891-4016 for details and registration. Click on each event for more information:
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 50+; $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 (Cer a.m.ics $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, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Art of Portraiture with a live model in the medium of your choice. Work in a collaborative environment to improve power of observation and practice skills.
- Artistry in Clay – Handbuilding
Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Basic handbuilding techniques to create functional or sculptural objects. Students purchase clay and glazes. TSC kiln-fires finished pieces on-site.
Studio: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Beginner: Tuesday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m
Explore, practice and learn. Weekly classes include a short demonstration on techniques or design approach, time to paint and constructive critiques. Join any time.
- Oil & Acrylics
Wednesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
On-going Studio Classes are available for all levels of artists for sophomore artists. Instructors work with individual students who assist and critique one another in an exciting, collaborative environment.
- Drawing Etcetera
Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On-going Studio Classes are available for all levels of artists from beginners to professionals. Instructors work with individual students who assist and critique one another in an exciting, collaborative environment.
- Oil Painting with Eluster
Fridays, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ongoing weekly studio class; does not require pre-registration. Students receive instruction and learn to constructively critique one another.
- Drawing Together
Fridays, 9:30 - 12:00 p.m.
Learn and develop drawing techniques, beginners and intermediate.
All classes are $2 unless otherwise noted.
Mondays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Informal group enjoys all types of crafts. Anyone, with or without experience, welcome.
Mondays, 12:00n - 4:00 p.m.
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 - 9:00 p.m.
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.
Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Group learns cross stitch, crochet, knitting and other projects, depending on available materials. Anyone is welcome, with or without expertise in a craft.
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Paint and/or glaze mold-made cer a.m.ics. Experienced volunteers assist.
Model Ship Building
Fridays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Participants bring their own supplies and projects to work together in this informal setting.