Adult Workshops

Early registration discount does not apply to workshops.

Course Skill Level Key:  See the symbol(s) at the end of each course description to determine the recommended skill level for students. Most classes are open to artists of all skill levels. Teenagers age 15 and up are eligible to register for adult classes.

b_beginner = Beginner
e_some_experience = Some Experience
i_intermediate = Intermediate
a_advanced = Advanced
l_all_levels = All Levels


Portrait Painting (Cancelled)

Sorry, this workshop has been cancelled.

Julia Clift
Saturday, April 11 & 18 (2 days)
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$80 Members, $100 Non-Members

Using oil paints, students will complete a portrait in just two sessions. The first session will be devoted to underpainting using wipe-out methods. In the second session, students will apply finishing touches. Model fee included. 

l_all_levels Click here for supply list.

Ceramic Dog Bowls

Jaqueline Jrolf
Saturday, April 18
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
$40 Members, $60 Non-Members

Make the perfect dog bowl for your four-legged friend! Students will form a basic bowl on the wheel and then add floppy ears, big eyes, and a wet nose before customizing the dish with colorful glazes. Supplies provided.


Layering Constructs with Antonio Puri

Antonio Puri
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26
noon – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday will meet at the Delaware Art Museum, Sunday will meet at the DCCA
$130 Members, $150 Non-Members

Artists of all styles will have the opportunity to learn layering techniques with guest artist Antonio Puri that they will incorporate into their own artwork. This workshop will explore eastern concepts and combine them with western techniques such as wax and viscosity resits. This workshop is presented in conjunction with the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts and the exhibition Layering Constructs. $50 material fee on first day.

l_all_levels Click here to register for this workshop.

Raku Workshop

Brett Thomas
Saturday, May 2
Session 1: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Sorry, session 1 is full.)
Session 2: 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
$65 Members, $85 Non-Members

Students have the opportunity to glaze and fire their own pottery using this ancient Japanese firing process with magnificent results! Participants will need to bring bisque-ware to the workshop (limited to three pieces, no large bowls or slabs, please). To bisque-fire work, bone-dry ware needs to be dropped off at the Museum by April 15. Raku clay is available for purchase through the Museum. Raku glazes will be provided at the workshop. Open to all ages!


Animal Photography

Karen McMillan
Saturday, May 9 & 16 (2 days)
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
$95 Members, $115 Non-Members

Learn how to apply the basic principles of photography to photographing animals. Equipment, location, and techniques for working with non-human subjects will be covered along with technology and software for editing. Dog models will be provided!

e_some_experience i_intermediate

Intro to Oil Painting

Frank DiPietro
Saturday, June 6
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$60 Members, $80 Non-Members

This workshop will focus on concepts and techniques of painting with oils. Working from still-life, students will learn how to mix colors and create volume by capturing light and color. Some supplies provided.

b_beginner e_some_experience

Painting en Plein Air

Frank DePietro
Sunday, June 28
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$60 Members, $80 Non-Members

Use your brush and palette to capture the beauty of the Marian Coffin Gardens at Gibraltar. This class will emphasize traditional plein air painting techniques, focusing on using color to capture light, shadow, and form in landscapes. This workshop meets on location.


Clay Printing with Mitch Lyons

Mitch Lyons
Saturday, July 11
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$100 Members, $120 Non-Members

Guest artist Mitch Lyons will demonstrate this unique art form that combines printmaking with ceramic techniques using colored clay and slips. Get ready to use clay in a very different way! This workshop is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970–1990. All supplies provided.