Arts in the Park

Get Creative!

Join us for classes and workshops featuring a wide variety of mediums in different Park settings.
New classes will be added throughout the year, so check back frequently!


Environmental Sketching

Weekly on Fridays | 4pm - 6:30pm 
Learn the fundamentals of sketching as you interpret the natural world on paper! Participants will learn about depth, shadow and curvature, among other things. Classes will take place in the Yurt, next to the Woodland Discovery Playground.
Price per class: $25 Park Members | $30 Nonmembers

Register online here!


Concoct

Make a drink and a masterpiece at the Park's newest program series for ages 21+!   Learn the proper ingredients, secrets to perfection and necessary barware for making the perfect cocktail. For additional fun, make a different art project at each themed event. Cocktails and projects with change monthly, and all materials will be provided. 

UPCOMING DATES:

June 10 | Margaritas/Summer Sippers +  Drink or Candle Holders
This month, learn how to make the perfect original margarita as well as several variations. Plus, make festive drink or candle holders for your next outdoor party. 

Time: 5pm-6:30pm

TICKETS | Register Here
Individuals:
 $40 Park Member | $45 Nonmembers
Couples: $70 Park Member | $75 Nonmembers

More summer dates announced soon!

Questions? Email programs@shelbyfarmspark.org.


Fundamentals of Watercolor

Experiment with and learn the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Classes will cover basic sketching, color mixing,brush handling, and application techniques. Students will work through exercises, build on what they learn, and create several pieces of art to take home.

When: June 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 9am-10am
Where: Yurt (next to the Woodland Discovery Playground)
Ages: 16+
Cost: $45 Park Members | $50 Nonmembers  (includes all four classes and materials)

Register online here.


Introduction to art history

Students will survey a selection of main periods and artists from art history.  Learning about all types of art from baroque to impression art, students will discuss techniques, styles and content and put what is learned into practice as they create their own works of art. 

When: July 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 9am-10am
Where: Yurt (next to the Woodland Discovery Playground)
Ages: 16+
Cost: $45 Park Members | $50 Nonmembers (includes all four classes and materials)

Register online here.


watercolor on fabric

Students will learn how to sew a basic pillow cover and apply a watercolor paint in a variety of patterns and designs to create a lasting impression. 

When: Friday, June 16
Time: 6-8pm
Where: Buffalo Room - First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
Ages: 16+
Cost: $40 Park Members | $45 Nonmembers (includes materials)

Register online here.


introduction to printmaking

Using a variety of materials from Styrofoam and string to cork and carving tools, students will learn different techniques and processes for making prints on paper. 

When: Friday, July 14
Time: 6-8pm
Where: Buffalo Room - First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
Ages: 16+
Cost: $40 Park Members | $45 Nonmembers (includes materials)

Register online here.


fashion design

Design and sketch an original article of clothing and create a 2-D mixed media visual representation of the design using a variety of materials. 

When: Friday, July 28
Time: 6-8pm
Where: Buffalo Room - First Tennessee Foundation Visitor Center
Ages: 16+
Cost: $40 Park Members | $45 Nonmembers (includes materials)

Register online here.

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