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Water Street Studios School of Art

Our Classes

Brush Up on The Art Masters Series 3 (3-D Classroom)


with Jill Adzia

Calendar Oct 12, 2024 at 1 pm

Discover the secrets of the Contemporary Master Artists: O'Keeffe, Warhol, Grant Wood, Rockwell.  In this 2 hr, exciting one day class, learn about their lives and what motivated and inpired them to creative stardom. After discussion, students have an opportunity to choose a piece to replicate and enjoy sketching, painting and creating in this well loved style guided by a instructor.

Enjoy a friendly atmosphere while creating you own masterpiece.

Invite friends and family... all ages and skill level welcome.  Students under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

No prerequisites necessary.

All materials supplied by WSS. 


Feathered Friends: Birders Drawing & Watercolor Workshop for ages 9 - 14(North Classroom)


with Jill Adzia

Calendar Oct 15, 2024 at 4:30 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Calling all bird lovers! Enjoy the arrival of our feathered friends this Fall. Join this fun introduction level two week watercolor pencil and drawing class.  

Each week students will identify, journal, sketch, and add color to new works of art. Learn bird anatomy, feather patterns, traits and habitats while enjoying a fun adventure to Birdland!

Learn the step by step basics of drawing stunning, realistic birds who live in our area. Each student will learn to draw birds using watercolor pencil and watercolor paint. 

*Students will also learn traits, habits and migration in this wonderful world of birds class.

 Supplies needed for first week of class:

  • Small Sketchbook
  • 2 HB pencils
  • Watercolor paper or pad
  • Small water container
  • All reference bird guide helpful

For Ages 9-14 + interested in bird study.

All bird lover's welcome! 


Make your own Halloween Stuffie (North Classroom) (Ages 7 - 11)


with Rosalie White

Calendar Oct 19, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

This class will teach students how to make their own unique artistic HALLOWEEN themed stuffie by learning to hand sew monster and stuffed animal toys!

Students will explore their own creativity and imagination in this two hour workshop. This is a great class for students of 7 - 11, as it requires both creativity and fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and problem solving.  

  • Students will turn their own 2-D drawings into 3 -D stuffies.
  • Students will learn basic sewing skills, learn how to hand sew!

Students will be guided to create their own one of a kind stuffed animal and leave with new art skills.  This will be a fun two hour workshop for beginners. 

*All materials are included. Class can be repeated to build skills. Sewing safety skills will be practiced at all times. 






Artistic Pumpkin Carving Masterclass (North Classroom)16+


with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Oct 19, 2024 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Have you always wondered how to make unique intricately carved detailed artistic pumpkin?

Master the art of Pumpkin carving and learn tips and tricks from a Water Street Artist, and pumpkin carving master, Kelley Cappell in this 3 hour workshop. 

Water Street Artist, Kelley Cappell has been carving intricate designs into pumpkins for over 10 years! Kelley will share her best Halloween insider secrets on how to carve absolutely stunning one of a kind pumpkin masterpieces using real pumpkins. She will go over best practices, tool usage and best preservation tips so your pumpkin lasts as long as possible! 

Make the most of the spooky season ahead and reserve your spot for this amazing fall workshop. Space limited. 

*Deluxe Professional Carving tool kit is included with your registration. Please select and bring your own pumpkin to carve. You will leave class with your professional carving kit,  new carving skills you can use each Halloween season and your pumpkin!


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Color Pencil Techniques on Black ( North Classroom)


with Lisa Youngdahl

Calendar Oct 23, 2024 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Join WSS resident artist Lisa Youngdahl explore color pencil on black! This may be your introduction to colored pencil or, if you have already used colored pencil, there are different techniques to learn for drawing on black.

Students will learn both basic colored pencil techniques and adapting these techniques to work on black board. The vivid color against a blackboard will add extra drama to your artwork! Starting with an underlaying drawing, the blending of layers of color will give a painterly quality to the drawings. Students will learn about additional tools that will help achieve the desired effects to their drawing. We will start with a tutorial lesson, then students will work on their own drawings with the guidance of the instructor. Students should bring references and ideas for drawings they would like to create. Students will need to provide their own set of 24 color Prismacolor Premier Pencils. These are available at local art supply stores and Amazon.

*If a repeat session is offered, it could be ongoing for students to continue their projects.

 Instructor will provide a tutorial image and help you get started with your own

Course# DRW107.224.01

What you will need:

  • 24 color Prismacolor Premier Pencils
  • Canson Black Drawing Board, 16”x20” - cut into four 8”x10” boards 
  • 9”x12” tracing paper pad
  • 2H pencil
  • 12” aluminum non-slip ruler (recommended)
  • Roll of scotch tape
  • Prisma color pencil sharpener (recommended)
  • Kneaded eraser

Supplies are available through many online outlets including Dick Blick, Amazon, and Michael’s.

More about Lisa at:

 for 16+


Yoga at Water Street Studio Fundraiser/Donation Event, 16+(Main Gallery)


with Lindsay Luker

Calendar Oct 26, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Please join yoga instructor, Lindsay Luker, for yoga in the main gallery!

This unique class is a fundraiser (* This class lists as free in the course catalog, however it is a fundraiser in support of Water Street Studios) 

 *Please register to reserve your spot. Please bring a cash donation the day of class. 

A suggested donation of $20.00 day of the event will help WSS continue to run art classes! 

 This class will focus on breathwork, peaceful movement, and sweet rest with an intention supporting the current community gallery theme, "Taking Flight."

 age 16+

  •  This class will run Saturday morning 9:00AM-10:00AM. 
  • Please arrive a few minutes early to settle in.
  • Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Stay tuned for future classes every few weeks with each new community gallery exhibition!



Fall Watercolor Painting and Pencil Techniques for Adults (18+)(North Classroom)


with Jill Adzia

Calendar Nov 5, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 4 weeks

Join WSS artist Jill Adzia for Nature Watercolor Painting and Pencil technique class. (For 18 +) Students will learn a variety of watercolor and watercolor pencil techniques. Students will celebrate fall, students will explore painting colorful fall leaves, foliage and more! 

This watercolor class is for anyone interested in learning the step by step basics of Watercolor painting. 

Jill will lead you through an easy to learn "Still Life" composition.... first practicing  color mixing, color washes, "wet on wet", "wet on dry"exercises.  Students will  learn and explore using  highlights, lowlights, perspective and the use of shadows during  the class lessons. 

Each week will be another adventure into the beautiful world of Watercolor painting! 

Please purchase basic watercolor supplies needed for first class:

  • Sketchbook (Your choice of size)
  • 2B Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Roll of masking tape
  • Watercolor Pad 9 X 12 inch
  • Basic Water Color paint set (WSS will provide or purchase your own to keep.)
  • Palette (WSS will provide or purchase your own to keep.)
  • 2 Brushes(Small & Medium round)(WSS will provide or purchase your own to keep.)
  • 2 small water color containers(WSS will provide or purchase your own to keep.)
  • Drawing Board (WSS will provide or purchase your own to keep.)
  • Basic Watercolor pencil set (WSS will provide or purchase your own to keep.









Pet Portrait Workshop (North Classroom)


with Kelley Cappell

Calendar Nov 9, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Immortalize your beloved furry friend and create your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece!

Join us for a delightful pet portrait art class designed exclusively for adults ages 16 and up.

In this fun and imaginative workshop, you'll embark on a journey of artistic expression as you capture the unique personality and charm of your pet. Guided by experienced instructor, Kelley Cappell, you'll learn essential techniques in portrait drawing and painting, tailored specifically for capturing the essence of your companion.

No prior art experience is necessary – just bring your love for your pet and an open mind! Throughout the workshop, you'll enjoy a relaxed and supportive atmosphere, perfect for unleashing your inner artist and exploring different mediums and styles.

Best yet, you will leave the class with a heartfelt keepsake to cherish for years to come!

*Materials are included, please bring a large 8.5 x 11 photo of your pet, preferrably a head shot. (The bigger the photo the better.) 


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