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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Alcohol Ink Painting

Creating with alcohol ink is fun and relaxing because it is easy and the results are fabulous. Anyone can do this. There is no need for sketches, plans or previous art experience of any kind. Just relax and let the ink blend itself. Enjoy pouring, painting and stamping techniques while using all the tools that will instantly have you creating vibrant alcohol ink paintings. All supplies and materials are included in tuition.
Program Date
Alcohol Ink Painting - Summer 2022 7/20/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Alcohol Ink Painting - Summer 2022 8/3/2022 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 - Summer 2022 6/6/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Dabble in Watercolor - Summer 2022 6/8/2022 View Classes | More Info

Fun with Fluid Acrylic

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 - Winter/Spring 2022 5/18/2022 - 6/8/2022 View Classes | Register Now

Open Studio Painting - Intermediate

Attention intermediate painters of acrylic, oil, and watercolor, enjoy open studio time on Friday mornings working on your individual projects with the guidance of instructor Amanda Milliner. Paint amongst your peers while receiving feedback from your instructor. Each session will include demonstrations and discussion. You are welcome to sign up for one specific week or all seven sessions for the cost of six — whatever works for your schedule!
Program Date
Open Studio Painting - Intermediate - Summer 2022 6/17/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Open Studio Painting - Intermediate - Summer 2022 6/24/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Open Studio Painting - Intermediate - Summer 2022 7/1/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Open Studio Painting - Intermediate - Summer 2022 7/8/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Open Studio Painting - Intermediate - Summer 2022 7/15/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Open Studio Painting - Intermediate - Summer 2022 7/22/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Open Studio Painting - Intermediate - Summer 2022 7/29/2022 View Classes | Register Now
Open Studio Painting - Intermediate - Summer 2022 6/17/2022 - 7/29/2022 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
Watercolor Workshop - Summer 2022 6/8/2022 View Classes | Register Now