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A variety of workshops and classes for all ages are offered at the Pence Gallery throughout the year, including adult workshops, programs for children and teens, and family programs.

Art in Action: Family Art Workshops

Sundays, 1 – 3 PM | Jul. 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29
$4 Members, $8 Non-Members (per person, materials included)

Art in Action engages kids 5-12 in art projects that are fun, creative, and collaborative with their family members. Projects are designed to introduce kids to making their own artwork, by experimenting with creative ideas and materials. Our resident art teacher will introduce you to the wealth of possibilities in our upstairs classroom. This is a drop-in program, with no registration required. Class size is limited to 25 people on a first come first served basis.

Click the button below to learn more about the individual workshops and how it works.

Watercolor Painting with Misuk Goltz

Tues, 10:30 AM-12:30 PM | Aug. 13, 20, 27 & Sep. 3, 10, 17
$180 Members | $190 Non-Members (Materials not included)

Healing Arts Program

This program offers a six-week workshop that uses art as a healing language for those experiencing grief from the loss of a loved one, as well as one-time workshops that focus more broadly on themes related to depression, anxiety, or major life changes. Through the process of art making, participants have opportunities for discussion, education, and connecting with peers in a safe and supportive space.

This is a free program with all materials included, sponsored by Bob & Joanne Andresen. Participants must be 18 or older, and no art experience is necessary. Limited to the first 8 participants who register. Registration online is required.

6-Session Workshop:
Guided by facilitators Amy Vidra & Lyndsey Rocca
Fall Dates TBA

One-Time Workshops:
Guided by facilitator Amy Vidra
Fall Dates TBA


Watercolor Classes with Joanne Andresen

Please check with the instructor, Joanne Andresen directly at [email protected] if you have questions, or to see if there is any availability in the future. Thank you!

Beginning Watercolor with Joanne Andresen

This class is intended for students who have never taken a watercolor class or who would like to become reacquainted with watercolor painting. Students will be using a limited palette while practicing techniques of painting on dry and wet paper, building exciting colors through glazing, exploring light and dark progression of values, while applying paint with a light touch.

Intermediate Watercolor with Joanne Andresen

This class is for continuing watercolor students. Students should be familiar with watercolor materials and basic techniques. Color mixing, value transitions, composition and brushwork will be emphasized. Painting outside of class will be encouraged and critiques of work will be part of the class structure. Students will supply their own materials.