The Louisville Art Association is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promoting the advancement of visual art. We encourage appreciation and knowledge of visual art by sponsoring many activities in our community. All our activities are open to the public.

2017 Dabblers Workshops

The Dabbler workshops are an opportunity for people to ‘dabble’ in a new medium or technique with minimal cost. These are 3 hours long. The teaching artist may or may not have a small materials fee. LAA is proud of our DABBLER SERIES as it gives us the opportunity to play, be inspired, and experiment in the visual arts.

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm, Location: Louisville Art Center unless notified otherwise.
Cost: Low cost can be paid at time of workshop, but is preferred in advance.
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  • January 22nd : Art Journaling- Re-boost Creativity, Jane Evans. Start the year off with something that is just for YOU. Art Journaling is a great way to find creativity, practice your drawing skills, relieve stress, try new techniques etc. Art Journaling takes only minutes, very little extra materials, ( you have most of them already), and has no rules.
  • March 18th , The Artistic Representation of the Planes of the Human Face  Instructor: Susannah Vandyke. This workshop is suitable for artists of all media, will study the topography of the human face to better understand and represent it.
  • April 15th , Make a Ceramic Textured Bowl   Instructor Emilie Parker ,  Get you hands into some lovely smooth clay. We will make a 3-D fired ceramic textured bowl.  This workshop is located at the ClayArt Studio 901 Front Street.  It is limited to 8 people because of size of the studio.
  • August 19th , Encaustics  Instructor Donna Flebbe   Learn the art of painting with wax.  This ancient art from the Egyptians is fun and exciting,   
  • Nov 16th, Abstract Art     Instructor: Marrianne Mitchell  Back by popular demand. this workshop filled last year and so we have her back.  Explore the world of abstract painting.  All levels and mediums

2017 LAA 1 Day Workshops

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm. Location: Louisville Art Center unless otherwise noticed.
LAA Members $50.00. Non members $70.00. Make checks payable to LAA. It is recommended to get your registration in early as these great opportunities fill up fast.(Participants need to register/pay in advance. Material list will be emailed before the class)

Contact Cynthia Grossman at for more information.

  • February 8th: Randy Hale - Watercolor,

    Randy takes you on an “adventure in color.” He’ll have you re-evaluating what it takes to MAKE ART. Join him in painting dynamic landscapes where even shadows are an adventure in color.

  • June 21st:  Francesca Morales Cook, Jewelry

    Step into the magical world of metal jewelry. An introductory workshop to learn several metal work techniques, including forging, disc cutting, dapping and texturing. No previous experience is needed.

  • August 26th: Rey Ford - Oil Painting

    Understanding the process of Abstract Realism. Learning to paint from understanding rather than copying what you see. Understanding the use of light is key in the process. How it behaves on and around objects.

  • October 3rdColleen Tucker - Abstract- back by popular demand

    Helping artists approach their painting in a loose and abstract manner. Colleen will be painting on a large canvas so you can see her technique. Bring one of your own paintings to use a reference. Come prepared to have fun. Nothing serious no rules.

  • November 18th:Valarie Amon - Fearless Painting from Photo References

    Valarie will help you get out of the photo reference rut. She will discuss composition and focal points. Then you will use a method of laying in and painting using cameras and camera phones to document the progress. You will learn to paint from your gut. A fun and lovely workshop.

2017 LAA 3 Day Workshops

Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm. Location: Louisville Art Centers unless otherwise noticed.
LAA Members $200.00. Non members $250.00. Make checks payable to LAA. It is recommended to get your registration in early as these great opportunities fill up fast.(Participants need to register/pay in advance. Material list will be emailed before the class)
Contact Cynthia Grossman at for more information.

  • March 28, 29, 30: Chuck Ceraso - About Color

    More like sculpting with colored shape, Ceraso’s approach is unique in that it goes beyond the emphasis of value relationships and uses the power of color observation to understand and capture the visual sensation. This brings a greater aliveness to the painted image.

  • June 8, 9, 10: Michael Clark - Plein Air

    You will learn how to create clean color and bold brush work, creating a painting a just a couple of hours. Through demos and individual instruction your paintings can reach new heights.

  • September 21, 22, 23: Stephanie Hartshorn - Perspectives

    This 3 day workshop will cover parallel and angular perspectives. After the basic teaching, these new skills will be used to draw and paint buildings in area.


Susannah Vandyke Teaches Painting and Drawing Classes

Susannah Vandyke teaches painting and drawing classes with a focus on composition.
Location: Louisville Rec and Senior Center, 900 West Via Appia
Contact:, PH: 303-666-7400

Classes start October 1st through April.  Wednesdays 9:30am-12:30pm.
Participation in the classes includes an annual show in May at the Rec Center.

Jane Friday announces Art Classes for All Levels

Work in the medium of your choice.  Six-week session for $100.  New sessions begin every 6 weeks.  Classes are 2 hours each and are offered on Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:30 am, or Tuesday night, 7-9 pm, or Thursday morning, 9:30 - 11:30 am. 

Please call Jane to enroll: 303-665-6941.  Visit Jane's website: