Portside Art Center Classes

January 6–December 2
Location: Studio 5
Time: Times Vary

It’s time to create!

Resident artist Portside Art Center will host classes and family art nights at Cherry Street Pier. Learn more and sign up today


The Art of Stained Glass
Date: March 23 through May 18
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Age: 18+
Cost: $295

This class will cover basic skills and tools needed to work with stained glass with instructors Greg Stefan and Paulina Krajewska. Choosing an appropriate pattern, cutting, grinding, fitting glass, as well as copper, flux, and soldering basics, will be covered in detail. Each student will complete their very own 8″x10″ piece by the end of a four-week session. This class is especially geared toward beginning glass artists, so if you have always wanted to try this – this is for you. All tools, glass, patterns, and materials will be provided. Register today.

Introduction to Figure Drawing
Date: Now through May 26
Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Age: 18+
Price: $125

During this four-week workshop led by accomplished local artist Chris Windle, students will learn the basics of figure drawing, while working from live models in costume each class. Open to all skill levels, students will experiment with different drawing techniques and materials, as they create various drawings. Register today.

Teen Portfolio Building Workshop
Date: Saturdays now through June 11
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Age: 11 – 17
Price: $20 per class. Register for four (4) classes and get $10 off

These weekly workshops are designed to help teens build a portfolio of work for school or personal use. Every month, each weekly workshop will focus on a different portfolio requirement needed to apply to various creative high schools. Projects vary month to month, so students are encouraged to continue for multiple months. Each lesson builds upon new skills each week. Sign up for 4 classes and save $10. Register today.

The workshops will allow students to expand their artistic skill sets, as well as investigate their individuality and unique identities. Students will be introduced to local and international artists while exploring different materials and techniques used in traditional and contemporary art-making.

Week 1: Still Life
Week 2: Self Portrait
Week 3: Figure Drawing
Week 4: Creative Piece

Children’s Saturday Workshop
Date: Saturdays now through March 12
Time: 11:30 am – 1 pm
Age: 4 – 10
Price: $15/class. Sign up for four (4) classes and get $10 off

A fun and creative Saturday awaits. Children will explore a variety of age-appropriate art techniques learning basic 2D and 3D art skills. Every Saturday children will participate in a new art project. Sign up for four (4) classes and get $10 off.  Register today.

Portside Family Art Night
Date: Friday, February 4 and Friday, March 4
Time: 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Age: All ages
Price: $20 per family

Enjoy a fun and creative night out with the entire family at our monthly Family Art Night! During this 1.5 hours long workshop on Friday nights, parents and kids will collaborate on art projects and work together to create something everyone can be proud of. Register today.


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