Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, December 6-27, 2022
 

As one of Key West’s most well-known artists, Rick Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. Rick portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Join this perennial winner of “Best Artist” awards in his popular Painting Boot Camp class. Each week has a new scene so you can paint alongside Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Christmas Cookie Decorating"
December 7, 2022
 

The New Studio for the Visual Arts is proud to host Dulze Pastries’ Christmas Cookie decorating class! Join Jessica Nava to ring in the holidays with these precious cookies! In this 2-hour class, you will decorate 6 different cookies, work with 5 different icing colors and 2 icing consistencies. You will learn the basic piping techniques like flooding and wet on wet. All supplies are provided. Hope to see you there! Space limited to 10 people.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Jessica Nava
Cost: $75
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Basic Paint Pouring"
December 10, 2022
 

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like! All supplies included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy Trupcevic-West
Cost: $95 / $85 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Art, Angels and Holiday Ornaments"
December 17, 2022
 

Art, Angels & Holiday Ornaments will be a 3-hour workshop where each student will be able to paint their guardian angel’s wings on ornaments, shells and or rocks. They will learn how connecting to their angels through painting will empower them to solicit their help and attract abundance in all areas of their life. These handmade decorative creations will be ideal Christmas and Hanukkah gifts for their loved ones.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Dede Lyons and Carol Calicchio
Cost: $95
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, January 2-30, 2022
 

As one of Key West’s most well-known artists, Rick Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. Rick portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Join this perennial winner of “Best Artist” awards in his popular Painting Boot Camp class. Each week has a new scene so you can paint alongside Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $170 / $145 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, January 3-31, 2022
 

As one of Key West’s most well-known artists, Rick Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. Rick portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Join this perennial winner of “Best Artist” awards in his popular Painting Boot Camp class. Each week has a new scene so you can paint alongside Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece! All supplies provided.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $170 / $145 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Paint Pouring"
January 4, 2023
 

Acrylic paint pouring involves a bit of chemistry, as ratios and fluidity have a direct impact on the end result. Heavier paints sink as lighter ones come to the surface creating beautiful cells. It’s also an exciting and fun technique because you don’t know what the finished product will look like! All supplies included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy Trupcevic-West
Cost: $95 / $85 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Intuitive Painting with B Lucy Stevens"
January 7, 2023
 

A playful way to investigate your own creativity. We’re all born creative, but as we grow older many of us forget this about ourselves. Remember finger painting, when you created something for the sheer joy of it, not because you were trying to make “good” art? This workshop will help you reawaken the creative spirit you had as a child. in a no-pressure, non-judgmental environment, Lucy will guide you through a series of playful painting and drawing exercises, designed to access and develop your creativity and imagination. Class activities include action painting, automatic drawing, blind contour drawing, fast sketches, group art games, painting to music, self-portraits, etc. We’ll experiment with all kinds of mediums, too — paints, pencils, pastels, mono-type printing, crayons and collage.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: B. Lucy Stevens
Cost: $90 / $75 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Malas and Mantras"
January 8, 2023
 

Get Meditative and Creative! Walk away with a personally designed 108-mala bead necklace handcrafted by you! Known traditionally and in various cultures as prayer beads, today malas have gained popularity for use in yoga and meditation, and are also simply worn as jewelry, serving as a physical reminder of your personal intentions & affirmations. Our workshop dives into the history & uses of malas and touches briefly on meditation & mantra practices. Learn about the energetic meaning of the natural elements and gemstones as you are led through the creation of your very own mala necklace. Price includes materials fee.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Karen Moore
Cost: $158 / $148 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Artful Mending: Creative Clothing Repair"
January 11-12, 2023
 

Find joy and express creativity through the art of mending. Students will learn to repurpose beloved, un-used, worn-out or simply interesting pieces of clothing into wearable art. Mending can be more than a means to an end – it can be a mindful, simple practice that engages hands, heart and memory into a tactile experience creating something beautiful. Through textiles, Varga aims to explore the essential connections humans have with handmade objects. Elevating and celebrating the textiles of everyday life and highlighting the tradition of re-use by repurposing fragments of hand-made material culture as artwork is her goal. No sewing experience needed, all skill-levels welcome.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Andrea Varga
Cost: $120 / $100 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Mixed Media Explorations"
January 14-15, 2023
 

Students will explore various combinations of mixed media with an emphasis on water-soluble paints and mediums. During the workshop, students develop a variety of surfaces and backgrounds grounds. These techniques can be applied to a variety of subject matter, to create a unique artistic statement. Pederson emphasizes design, personal style and beautiful surface quality using both abstract and referential subjects.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Jean Pederson
Cost: $270 / $230 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Bold and Loose Tropical Landscapes"
January 17, 2023
 

Have you ever wished your watercolor paintings could be more colorful? Looser? More expressive? More exciting? More fun? Join Ellen Negley for an intensive one-day watercolor workshop where she will discuss the tools she uses, explain the difference between value and color, demonstrate how to get colors mixing on the paper, discuss composition and most importantly… help make watercolor painting fun! You’ll be surrounded by like-minded people, and you might just go home with new friends. Students are encouraged to bring a lunch! Some watercolor experience is preferred.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Ellen Negley
Cost: $225
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Why Not Create?"
January 19, 2023
 

Don’t know how to use your iPhone to edit pictures, Excel a mystery, struggling with an artistic vision and not sure how to move forward? Join us for project time. Heffernan follows her successful critique series with a new open-lab concept, allowing participants to bring any stumbling block forward and find solutions. Heffernan will work one-on-one with participants and also crowd-source to the group to devise the best plan of attack for each quandary. Bring whatever you’d like to work on.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Erika Heffernan
Cost: $25 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Making Your Paintings Better"
April 1-2, 2023
 

Students should bring subject matter and medium of their own choice along with reference materials. They are encouraged to bring art they have in progress, art they are not satisfied with, and a subject they want to start new. All must have reference materials. It is also advised to bring a portfolio of photographs of previous artwork. Students can work in any style they chose and will be encouraged to develop a niche or style of their own.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Laurie Snow Hein
Cost: $350
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


 

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