Adult

At Flicker Street Studio, we have small classes which ensures individual instruction.  Instructors put a lot of care and work into offering the best classes possible.  Please look over our class POLICIES before you sign up. We are looking forward to teaching you this season!

Beginner - Covers the very basic techniques of the medium at a slower pace and offers a lot of individual help for all students. No prior experience in the medium is required.

Beginner-Intermediate - Reviews basic techniques for beginners as needed, and offers practice exercises to assist in gaining confidence and experience with the medium. 

Intermediate-Advanced  - The student has a basic knowledge of the medium.  The class offers more challenging exercises and encourages individual expression. 

 
There are two easy ways to sign up for a class:
1. Paypal – Purchase class from the drop down menu and click "Register."
2. Call (901) 767-2999 or email flickerstreet@gmail.com

If you have any problems with PayPal, please email us your phone number and we can sign you up over the phone.  flickerstreet@gmail.com

  • Summer Workshops

  • Acrylic Painting Bootcamp
    Instructor: Hamlett Dobbins

    Saturday
    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    June 2nd | 1 Session
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    The acrylic isle of the art store in 2018 can be an intimidating site. What's the difference between GAC 100 and GAC 800? When would I use a soft gel medium versus a fluid medium? What's a quinacridone anyway? Learn to navigate this sometimes confusing terrain in this one-day workshop where students will learn about the myriad uses of acrylic paint. There will be demonstrations as well as activities to help students understand how acrylic paints work and how they can be incorporated into an artistic toolbox. We will look at the various materials and techniques including hi-flow, fluid, and heavy body acrylics as well as a variety of mediums. We will also see how xerox transfers and collage can be done better using acrylic media. This informative boot-camp will initiate the novice and energize the veteran alike.

    Saturday. 9am-2pm. June 2nd



  • Overview: Creating Landscape Space in Watercolor
    Instructor: Susan Maakestad

    Saturday
    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    June 9th | 1 Session
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Students will work on watercolor techniques and color mixing as they learn how to create depth and the illusion of space within watercolor landscape painting.

    Saturday. 9am-2pm. June 9th



  • Sketching Outside In
    Instructor: Elizabeth Alley

    Tuesday and Thursday Evening
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    June 12th and 14th| 2 Sessions
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Learn tools, tips, and tricks for getting all the visual information you need on-site and finishing your sketch your own way.

    Tue. + Thur. 6pm-9pm. June 12th +14th


  • Expressive Figure Drawing and Painting
    Instructor: Nancy Cheairs

    Saturday
    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    June 16th | 1 Session
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    This workshop will use the figure as a springboard to explore color, composition and different painting techniques. We will start the day with gesture and short pose drawings before moving on to a longer pose. Proportion will be discussed but the essence of this class is finding an expressive way to interpret the model through a variety of drawing materials and water based paints. Students will rise to the challenge of rendering the figure and have the opportunity to explore a variety of drawing and painting materials as they work from a live model.

    Saturday. 9am-2pm. June 16th



  • Intro to Water-Mixable Oil Painting
    Instructor: Sunny Montgomery

    Saturday
    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    June 23rd | 1 Session
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Water-mixable oils are oil paints containing the same quality pigments as traditional oils but with the ease of water clean-up. This workshop is an ideal introduction to water-mixable oils for traditional oil painters who are curious about this solvent-free medium, or for those who have been hesitant to try oil painting because of solvent fumes. Value, color and composition are our focus as we learn to use this new medium. Students may choose their own subject matter and work from photographs or a lively still life.

    Saturday. 9am-2pm. June 23rd



  • Composition in Drawing: Finding Unity and Balance
    Instructor: Melissa Dunn

    Saturday
    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    June 30th | 1 Session
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Learning to draw from observation is all about discovering and practicing a few basic tricks! In art ‘composition’ simply means how visual elements are arranged. A really fun way to learn this important concept is with a big piece of paper, a stick of charcoal, a rag, and an eraser. We will use a variety of still life setups to learn how to see and execute powerful compositions. We will also study examples of strong composition from contemporary and historical artists. Perfect for the the beginner and the experienced artist looking to reinforce the basics.

    Saturday. 9am-2pm. June 30th




  • Sculpture: Drawing with Wire
    Instructor: Nikii Richey

    Saturday
    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    July 7th | 1 Session
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    In this workshop, students will learn how to turn simple lines into three dimensional sculptures. We will begin with connections and gauges then move on to construction and volume. Whether you are using only wire or adding other elements, such as yarn and fabric, the possibilities of wire sculpture are endless. Come ready to play!

    Saturday. 9am-2pm. July 7th



  • Mixed Media and Printmaking
    Instructor: Meredith Olinger

    Saturday
    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    July 14th | 1 Session
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    In this workshop, students will create a piece using a variety of media and different techniques. Students will learn how to incorporate printmaking techniques into their artistic practice. Learn how to expand your media and process, using contemporary artists as a guide.

    Saturday. 9am-2pm. July 14th



  • Digital Photography: The Personal Essay
    Instructor: Chip Pankey

    Saturday
    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    July 21st | 1 Session
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    For the photographer, the creative process is anything that contributes to the goal of photography which is making photographs. Whether you like to go "cruising for snaps" and rely on serendipity or have a well-prepared project incubated in your heart and mind; when it's all said and done the common denominator we strive for is "direction." We will explore best practices in cultivating ideas, personal intentions, and practical strategies while we also examine aesthetic and mechanical issues as we continue to make pictures. Bring your camera and examples of your favorite photographs.

    Saturday. 9am-2pm. July 21st



  • Understanding Color
    Instructor: Nancy Cheairs

    Saturday
    9:00am - 2:00 pm
    July 28th | 1 Session
    $125 - materials included | Beginner and up | Ages 15 +

    Learning how to mix and use color is essential for creating expressive and meaningful work. This class is designed to guide the student toward a mastery of basic color terminology and principles. Fundamental color concepts will be explored in a series of small painted studies that guide students through a variety of color experiences. This class is aimed at integrating color theory into practice through fun and accessible exercises. No painting experience required. Beginner and up.

    Saturday. 9am-2pm. July 28th