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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.

Jan. 9. Sip and Paint Class with Hannah Flynn, 6:30-8:30 PM.

Cost is $40, $25 for ADSO members, all supplies included. The theme of this particular session is “Happy New Year, Koi and Lotus,” since both the fish and flowers are symbols of prosperity and good fortune for the New Year. Bring your sip of choice and enhance your skills.

Jan. 15. Pottery with a Purpose Workshop with Charlotte Snyder, 5:30-7:30 PM. Cost is $20 ($17 for ADSO members) and includes materials and firing. The workshop is geared towards teaching basic pottery skills for beginners.

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

DE’FRANCE INDOOR FLEAMARKET, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES, 230 Eglin Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach. Call 850-314-7500 to register. More info at

Jan. 23. Furniture Painting Workshop, 5:30-7:30 PM. Bring an end table, small dresser, foyer table, etc. and Mark will help you complete your piece using Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint. Workshop fee is $75 and includes all paint, sandpaper, wax and personal instruction.

Jan. 24. Sign Painting Workshop, 6:30-9 PM. Join Anissa from Vintij Beach, and choose from one of her many signs…or have her create a custom sign just for you. Cost is $40 for a standard sign ($50 for standard double board) and $50 for a custom sign single board ($60 for double board). Advance payment requested.

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.

Jan. 15, 22 and 19. Thalia’s Mosaic Class Featuring Lanterns,
10 AM-2:30 PM.

Cost for the three weeks is $85 per person, all supplies include. Bring lunch, and your own lantern if you like. Make your reservation by Jan. 10 by emailing

Jan. 16. Viking Knit with Teddie Ciudad-Real, 10 AM-finish. Supplies included for only $35 per person. Reservations required—email or call the gallery.

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.

VELIA LALA DESIGNS, 310 Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach. Call 850-362-6204 for more info.

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