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ARTS AND DESIGN SOCIETY (ADSO) Classes at the Art Center, Fort Walton Beach. More info at

Mondays and Wednesdays. Clay and Pottery Open Studio, 9 AM-noon both days and 6:30-9 PM Mondays. Beginners welcome. Cost for morning classes with Pat Basque and Sherry Cooler is $15 ($12 for ADSO members). Cost for Monday evening class with Marcy Eady is $15 ($12 for ADSO members). Materials and firing included.

Tuesdays. Art for Children Ages 6-12, 4-5:30 PM. Marcy Eady teaches about the masters and their styles using principles of basic drawing, painting and sculpture. Media vary each week. Cost per month is $70 ($60 for ADSO members). All supplies included.

Tuesdays. Oil Painting with Dale Gauvin, 9 AM-1 PM. Learn the Chiaroscuro technique favored by the old masters. Cost is $90 ($80 for ADSO members).

Tuesdays. Open Studio, 7-9:30 PM. Bring your own supplies (no pottery) and work with other Beachcomberland artists. Cost is $12 ($10 for ADSO members). Call Marcy at 850-585-4967 by 5:30 p.m. to ensure access.

Sept. 28. “Welcome to Watercolors!” Workshop with Natalia Light, 10 AM-12:30 PM. Students paint abstract hydrangea bouquets in a multilayered technique. Cost is $25 ($20 for ADSO members). Supply list available at the ADSO office, or purchase for $5.

CHROMA STUDIO & GALLERY, 3925 West County Highway 30A, Santa Rosa Beach. Call 1-844-5-CHROMA or visit for more info.

CREATE, 4652 Highway 20 East, Suite #102, Niceville.

Sept. 18 and 25, and Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23. Hand-Building in Clay, 9-11 AM. This six-week course with instructor Laurel Siwicki teaches different techniques to create functional and decorative works of art that are hand-built off the wheel. Whether you are a beginner learning fundamental slab construction, or a more experienced potter and want to hone your skills, this adult class will be interactive with suggested projects and opportunities to work independently. 

Cost is $240 and includes one 25-pound bag of clay, use of glazes and firing fees. Space is limited. Register at or call 334-320-6658.

HERITAGE MUSEUM OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA, 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso. Call 850-678-2615 or visit to sign up or for more info.

HH ARTS, 100 Beal Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach. Call 850-218-2155 to register for classes.

THE SHARD SHOP in the Shops of Grayton, Grayton Beach. ShardWorx is a new way of making art with glass and resin on a painted surface. Open Mon.-Sat., 9:15 AM-4 PM. Classes daily. Adult classes, 9:30 AM. All ages classes at 11 AM, 1:30 and 3 PM Classes last about an hour, and all materials are provided. Artwork is ready the day after class. All skill levels welcome. Adults start at $85, kids at $40. Sign up online at or call 850-231-0544.

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