Show the world what you can do with a blank canvas and register for a Columbia Association (CA) art class. Offered throughout the year and held at Columbia Art Center, there are classes for artists of all ages, including children, teens and adults. Choose from pen and ink, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, and even colored pencils. Just bring your creative energy and remember — even Michelangelo had to start somewhere!

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Advanced Fluid Acrylic Paint Pouring Class

Designed for intermediate students! All supplies provided. Take your acrylic flow pouring to the next level with more new techniques and time to practice the ones you already have explored.. Be amazed at the fabulous results you will achieve on boards and canvases! Make sure to bring a smock or wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Program Date
Advanced Fluid Acrylic Paint Pouring Class - Winter/Spring 2023 3/8/2023 - 3/23/2023 View Classes | Register Now

Dabble in Acrylic Paint

Try your hand at acrylic painting in a comfortable learning atmosphere. Enjoy teacher demonstrations and hands-on exercises that explore different techniques and strokes with acrylics. You will create a painting that you will take home with you. All supplies included.
Program Date
Dabble in Acrylic Paint - Winter/Spring 2023 2/28/2023 View Classes | Register Now

Dabble in Oil Painting

In a relaxed, learning environment, enjoy dabbling in oil painting. You will be guided in hands-on exercises, as well as watch instructor demonstrations of the medium. Bring a friend for a fun afternoon outing. All supplies included.
Program Date
Dabble in Oil Painting - Winter/Spring 2023 2/21/2023 View Classes | Register Now

Dabble in Watercolor

Try your hand at watercolor painting in a comfortable learning atmosphere. You will be instructed in fun hands-on exercises, as well as have the opportunity to watch instructor demonstrations. Bring a friend for a fun and creative evening. All supplies included.
Program Date
Dabble in Watercolor - Winter/Spring 2023 2/27/2023 View Classes | Register Now
Dabble in Watercolor - Winter/Spring 2023 3/20/2023 View Classes | Register Now

Fun with Fluid: Acrylic Flow Painting

Designed for both beginners and continuing students.! All supplies provided. Have fun exploring the art of fluid acrylic pouring which gives fabulous results. Instead of applying paint with a brush, learn techniques for pouring and dripping paint onto a canvas or paper. Though the paints are runny, they flow and spread easily without compromising the color intensity. Your results will reflect swirls, waves and marbled effects. As you tip and tilt your canvas, you will get comfortable with this fun process that gives eye-catching results. Enjoy learning other techniques, including the chain pull. Make sure to bring a smock or wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
Program Date
Fun with Fluid: Acrylic Flow Painting - Winter/Spring 2023 3/4/2023 View Classes | Register Now

Hot Wax Encaustic Painting

Back by popular demand! Encaustic painting is an easy-to-learn technique using colored pigments mixed with hot wax. Enjoy incorporating photographs, collages, fabrics, drawings and paintings into your encaustic masterpiece. Tools and techniques will be introduced and demonstrated; the class is suitable both for beginners and those with experience. All supplies included. Bring your own lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided.
Program Date
Hot Wax Encaustic Painting withMarcie Wolf-Hubbard - Winter/Spring 2023 3/4/2023 View Classes | Register Now

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

For ages 17 and up! Designed for beginners! Ideal basic class for those who have tried Dabble in Watercolor and want to go to the next step.You will be introduced to materials, color-mixing, painting washes, value scale, different types of brushes and color theory. Enjoy teacher demonstrations and discussions, plus complete one painting. This class is also a wonderful refresher for those who haven’t done watercolor in a while. You will be given a supplies list at the time of your registration.
Program Date
Introduction to Watercolor Painting - Winter/Spring 2023 2/23/2023 - 3/16/2023 View Classes | Register Now

Watercolor Workshop

Watercolor is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution
Program Date
Painting on Aquaboard Watercolor Workshop - Winter/Spring 2023 3/30/2023 View Classes | More Info