Are you an adult looking to explore your creative side or improve your artistic skills? Luckily, there are a variety of art classes for adults in the greater Madison, WI area, including a few in our hometown, Stoughton.
Whether you're looking to paint, draw, sculpt, or branch out into new techniques and media, there's likely a class for you here!
Bare Knuckle Arts
Bare Knuckle provides a variety of classes for all ages, and also offers adult art-themed field trips to locations like Dubuque and Milwaukee. You'll find courses like art journaling, or glass mosaic classes, but also series of classes that cover a broad spectrum of media and techniques.
Madison College offers a range of art classes for adults, including drawing, painting, ceramics, and printmaking. These classes are taught by experienced instructors and are available at various skill levels. Madison College also offers online art classes for those who prefer to learn from home.
Midwest Clay Project
Midwest Clay Project provides a fully-stocked ceramics studio with plenty of equipment that you can access through their offering of memberships, lessons, classes, open studio, and drop-in firing times. Most classes are a six-week series.
Atwood Atelier offers workshops, teen summer intensives, and memberships that include instruction. Their shorter-term workshops include painting, figure anatomy, and portraits, They also offer open figure drawing and open painting studio time, which are uninstructed.
Monroe Street Arts Center
The Monroe Street Arts Center offers art classes for adults, including painting, drawing, ceramics, and jewelry making. Their classes are available at various skill levels and are taught by experienced instructors. The center also offers workshops and events, such as art fairs and exhibitions.
Wheelhouse Studios is a community art studio located on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. They offer a variety of art classes for adults, including painting, drawing, ceramics, and printmaking. Classes are taught by experienced instructors and are available at various skill levels. Wheelhouse Studios also offers open studio time for those who want to work on their own projects.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
Olbrich Botanical Gardens offers a small selection of unique art classes for adults. Most classes will combine art and nature, such as botanical drawing and watercolor painting, and they are taught by experienced instructors. As an added bonus, the classes take place in the beautiful surroundings of the gardens!
Photos courtesy of Overt Space, Atwood Atelier, and Midwest Clay Project.
Overt Space is a gallery and gift shop in downtown Stoughton. You'll find original art by local artists and a careful selected offering of gifts and gift cards. Owner and artist, Katherine Simdon, offers a variety of painting classes, primarily focused on creating intuitive and abstract art.
Green Road Pottery
Green Road is a small pottery studio in downtown Stoughton that has open studio hours, family classes, and beginning pottery classes. You can also schedule private group classes for you and your friends of family.
Grand Inspired Gallery & Makerspace
Grand Inspired is a gallery and a woodworking makerspace where hobbyists and professionals with memberships can come to create their work. They regularly offer classes for beginners and experienced woodworkers. Grand Inspired is located in downtown Stoughton.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, there are plenty of art classes for adults in the Madison WI area. These classes offer a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and explore your creativity.
We'd love to hear what we've missed – I'm sure there are a few! Where are you favorite classes offered?