Art Programs Offered for Youth, Teens & Adults at Franklin Recreation Facilities
The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) hosts an expansive offering of art programs for youth, teens and adults at recreation facilities in Franklin.
Merry Mixed Media – Choose Your Own Artsy Get-Together
Celebrate the holidays this season with the gift of art and time spent together with friends creating memories together! Your small group, between 3 to 8 individuals ages 12 and up, can enjoy a seasonal Mixed Media art event with local artist Suaznne Beaumar. Choose among a variety of days, dates, times, projects and locations to create your special holiday get-together. Cost depends upon selected project and ranges from $25-$35, with an additional supply fee.
Weekly Art Journaling and Mindfulness
Now, more than ever, we all can benefit from learning how to work out our thoughts and feelings. Instructor, Suzanne Beaumar will show you the way in this ongoing, weekly journaling class. Enjoy art journaling as a way to try a new idea before committing it to a canvas. Learn to use a variety of mediums and mindfulness techniques to help calm and relax a racing mind when living in uncertain and stressful times. Classes for teens and adults, ages 12 and up, meet on Tuesdays, December 1-16 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Avenue, in Franklin. Cost is $15 per class, plus a $5 weekly supply fee and one-time $20 book fee.
Mixed Media Workshop: Santa!
Santa! We love him! And what better way to show Santa some love than by creating your own whimsical mixed media art piece featuring a folk art inspired version of the jolly old soul! Participants, ages 12 and up, can create this truly unique 12×16 canvas at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cost is $35 per person; plus a $25 supply fee.
Holiday Paint Party – Wreath of Joy!
Join our newest art instructor, Jann Stephens in making a fun and decorative piece to brighten your home for the holidays! For less than what you would spend on supplies, you can create a festive wreath painting with your own message or monogram on a 10”x10” whitewashed wood background. Bring a family member or friend and enjoy a fun afternoon that will be sure to leave you with a smile. The class is offered to teens and adults, ages 13 and up, on Sunday, December 6 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is only $25.00 and includes all supplies.
Mixed Media Workshop: Not Just for the Tree
Whoever said ornaments were just for the tree hasn’t seen this quirky Mixed Media art piece! Teens and adults, ages 12 and up, will learn how to build layers of rich color and pattern in creating this wonderful holiday season masterpiece! The class will be held on Saturday, December 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is $35 per person; plus a $20 supply fee.
Color Wheels Winter Wonderland Art Camp
Kids ages 7-10, join Instructor, Shelley Sullivan Egly for two days of post-holiday creative fun on Monday, December 28 and Tuesday, December 29 at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Enjoy painting a Snowman Starry Night landscape, designing snowflakes, sculpting baby penguins, drawing winter sport scenes and more! Choose between a morning session from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $75 per person, with a 10% discount offered for additional siblings, and includes all supplies.
Bob Ross Certified Oil Painting Class – Northern Lights
Experience the “Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross Certified Instructor, Quintin Burlingame as he leads students, ages 13 and up, through the wet-on-wet method of oil painting made famous by this legendary artist. Whether new to painting or an expert, all will enjoy learning the techniques in this 3-hour class which will culminate in a beautiful 12×16 painting. The class will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is $60 per person and includes all materials.
Advanced registration is required for all programs, and class sizes are limited to meet social distancing requirements. For more information and to register, visit our website at www.wcparksandrec.com and click on the “Activities” tab or contact Joan Wilkes at Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or by calling (615) 790-5719, ext. 2020.
Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) is a public organization benefitting the community. Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.