Featured Classes

Winter and Spring Sessions:

Winter: January 3 - February 26 (8 weeks)
Spring: February 28 - April 23 (8 weeks)
Late Spring: April 25 - May 21 (4 weeks)

Mondays

The Basics of Glass Fusion Mini Workshop

Days & Times:
Mondays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:
Great for beginners and a fun night out with friends and family. In this workshop students will learn how to cut glass and properly lay out a pattern using a variety of colored glass, frit, and stringers to create a one of a kind functional piece of art glass in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Please wear closed toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron. All materials and firings included.

Art of Photography

Days & Times:
Mondays - 9am - 12pm
Level:
Beginning to Intermediate
Location:
Online
Instructor:

PART I

  • Unsure of all the buttons on your camera?
  •  Unsure how to use white balance, iso, f/stops, shutter speed, camera modes, live view, and exposure compensation while you take the photograph?
  • Once you’ve finished Part I, your photos will go far beyond a snapshot.

PART II

  • Unsure what to do next?
  • Are you intimidated by Lightroom and Photoshop?
  • Part II is specifically designed for you as you confidently develop your creations.
  • Together we will resurrect the artist in you.
  •  Learn how to Imagine and Create your vision and style and turn your photos into Fine Art.
  • Be Inspired to Inspire.
  • Impress your family and friends with your creations.
  • All online classes are recorded for your learning experience.

THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS!

LEARN TO CREATE HOW YOU FEEL

Together we will elevate your images from the camera to a creative art form, finding your hidden artistry through Photography.

Requirements: Computer with experience, Adobe Creative Cloud, a $9.99 monthly subscription, plugin bundle for Quick Mask Pro and Artisan Pro X, $70.00 (students will receive a 30% discount code) payable via Pay Pal or credit card. Live streaming will be conducted on Zoom with a preliminary get-together question and answer meeting. As an added benefit, all online classes will be recorded for the photography library.

Water Perspectives and Reflections

Days & Times:
Monday & Tuesday (Feb 14 & 15) - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

This workshop is for all skill levels from – beginner to advanced. The goal of this workshop will be to develop the skills and techniques to create realistic water paintings. This workshop will cover painting the different perspectives, waves, reflections and patterns of water. The instructor will guide students in learning new ways of working while they develop their own personal approach to painting water. There will be demonstrations each day and students will also have the opportunity to paint while receiving individual instruction based on their ability and level of experience. Reference photos will be provided, but students are also encouraged to bring their own.

3D Printing and Jewelry Making

Days & Times:
Mondays - 11am - 2pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:
Instructor:

The first part of this class will focus on 3D modeling techniques using an online platform to print jewelry. Using repetition, multiples, and various surfaces, an abstract or representational object will become a fun piece of adornment. The second part of this class will teach students how to use jump rings, earrings, and lost wax casting process to finish turning one of their printed pieces into silver. This workshop is for all ages 16+.

Photographic Arts – Portraits Beyond IG

Days & Times:
Monday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Level:
Youth Ages 13-18
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

In this dynamic 2-day workshop, students 13-18 years olds will explore photography and digital image with the use of Photo Booth, digital cameras, and Photoshop. This powerful combination of tools allows students to easily create and explore in an open one-on-one setting. Each day will consist of a different theme as well as free time for the student to create on their own. Select work will be printed and students will create portfolios of their work to take home. Laptops will be provided. Please see the material list for additional supplies to bring from home.

Tuesdays

Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Days & Times:
Tuesdays - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing through instructor demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and hands-on experience with hand tools, flex shafts, and torches. Each student will learn to design, pierce, drill, solder, and set a cabochon stone, as well as use cold connections, such as rivets. Students will work with sterling silver, brass, and copper throughout this course and projects will include making rings, pendants, and earrings.​

Mixed Media and Acrylics

Days & Times:
Tuesdays (Spring and Late Spring) - 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A or Studio B (see description)
Instructor:

Bring your imagination and creativity to this class! All skill levels are welcome as you delve into mixing acrylics with your favorite acrylic-based mediums. The class will cover using additives such as gels and modeling paste to add texture to your work. You will also create works that include collages, embellishments, and found objects to create dynamic pieces of art. Basic skills using acrylics are helpful.

Spring and Late Spring: 373 Tequesta Drive- Studio B (Studio A on 3/15)

A Clear and Complete Guide to Creative Studio Painting

Days & Times:
Tuesday - 10am - 4pm
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

Learn to mix color better and simpler by using the right brush, and discover an easier way to draw. Learn to see shapes and colors more clearly, while painting in a healthier way with oils. Whether it’s oil, pastel, or acrylic, there are three stages to painting in a three-hour period. Working faster gives your painting a more spontaneous technique. Tom will provide the photos to work from each day. He will paint a demo in the morning from a photo that you will follow along with, as he explains his approach. Students will paint from the same photo in the afternoon: three days, three paintings. Each student should have some experience with the medium of their choice. 

Create Your Own Sheet Glass Workshop

Days & Times:
Tuesday (April 12 & 19) - 5pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

Why would you work with ordinary, manufactured sheet glass when you can create your own! Learn how to design your own original sheet glass using a wide variety of techniques and tools with frit, stringers, and powders.  Explore your options to cut, break, and plan a pattern to create glass art projects you will be proud to share or keep for yourself.  Please wear closed-toed shoes, comfortable clothes, and an apron.

Wednesdays

Painting with the Masters

Days & Times:
Wednesdays - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

In this workshop, painters will look closely at master paintings, investigating the hidden language of a masterpiece to reveal its magical content. Working from a printed copy, painters will produce their own highly creative version. Drawing and/or painting in medium of choice is permitted.

Classical Oil Painting

Days & Times:
Wednesday (No Class April 6) - 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

This course teaches students to translate what they see from life into a realistic painting on canvas. Students will learn methods and techniques used by the Old Masters for hundreds of years. You will learn how to complete an Imprimatura and Grisaille underpainting. You will learn about color mixing, glazing, scumbling and alla prima (direct painting). I will teach you how to draw into wet paint as well as setting up and lighting still life objects

 

 

Wine Down Wednesdays – Self-Portraits

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Vintage Wine & Charcuterie Courtyard, 381 Tequesta Drive, Jupiter, FL, FL 33469
Instructor:

Join Lighthouse ArtCenter at Vintage Wine & Charcuterie for Wine Down Wednesday. Have fun and paint in a relaxing environment and discover the artist within by painting a self-portrait on a 6”x 6” canvas. All materials are included. Must be 21+.
Location: Vintage Wine & Charcuterie Courtyard, 381 Tequesta Drive, Jupiter, FL, FL 33469

Capturing the Soul of the Sitter with Serge Strosberg

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 10am - 4pm
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
Intermediate to Advanced
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

Capture the likeness of a model and give life to the portrait, to transcend anatomical resemblance. Day one, the class will start with a compositional pencil sketch, and paint the composition in black and white directly onto the canvas or board, using ink, and diluted white acrylic. When dry, students will apply a wash or glaze with light green or blue pigment. Day two, the class will add a warm glaze to the canvas with light red ochre pigment. Serge will give a 30-minute demonstration on how to mix colors to make harmonious flesh tones. Then the class will start building volume by adding shadows which should be apparent under the two glazes and light with thicker paint, combining warm and cold colors. Day three will be devoted to working on details in the portrait – in particular the eyes, the muscles of the face, and the expression of the mouth, going as far as possible to bring out the life and likeness of the sitter.

Photographic Arts

Days & Times:
Wednesday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Level:
Youth Ages 7-12
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

In this dynamic 3-day workshop students, 7 – 12 years olds will explore photography and the digital image with the use of Photo Booth, digital cameras, and Photoshop. This powerful combination of tools allows students to easily create and explore in an open one-on-one setting. Each day will consist of a different theme as well as free time for the student to create on their own. Select work will be printed and students will create portfolios of their work to take home

Thursdays

Thurmanite Jewelry & Microhardware

Days & Times:
Thursday - 1pm -3pm
Friday - 1pm - 3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J and Online
Instructor:

This workshop will introduce students to incorporating Thurmanite and microhardware into their jewelry designs. Thurmanite is a layered composite material made of recycled paper and eco-resin that has the appearance of stone but is very lightweight and wearable. Microhardware is a cold-joining technique that is very versatile due to its threaded connections. Combined, they add a myriad of possibilities to a jeweler’s approaches. The first day of the workshop will focus on transforming pre-made Thurmanite blanks into jewelry components. The second day of the workshop will focus on microhardware and how to use it in combination with Thurmanite. Students will have the opportunity to complete either a variety of samples or finished jewelry, depending on their interests. Students are encouraged to use the LAC Jewelry Studio during this workshop.

A max of 8 students can be in the Jewelry studio, if students are interested in working in the Jewelry studio please call or contact Lisa Johnson prior to the workshop.

Picture in Picture in Picture: Layering Enamel Imagery

Days & Times:
Thursday & Friday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
385 Tequesta Drive - Studio J
Instructor:

Fusing enamel to the surface of metal creates infinite opportunities to include imagery in your work. This workshop will focus on digital image creation, manipulation, application, and resolution of enameled plates featuring your own photographic imagery with discussions on how to use them in future jewelry work. Combining traditional enameling techniques with contemporary approaches including enamel decals and photographic image etching; participants will be able to create striking enamel compositions that address the surface of the metal plate, the interior of the enamel as well as the enamel’s surface.

Figurative Sculpture for All Levels

Days & Times:
Thursdays - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio E
Instructor:

Within this course, students will explore figurative sculptures in water-based clay. Building an armature and developing anatomy, expression, and composition utilizing a live model to build an 18-inch sculpture that can be fired.

Impressionist Figures in the Landscape

Days & Times:
Thursday - 10am - 4pm
Friday - 10am - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

Learn to create dramatic paintings with a palette knife and impressionistic brushwork. Emphasis on value and design to create visual interest and lead the eye through the painting. Learn to place the figure in your landscape scenes. I’ll show you how to draw the essence and structure of the figure with simple, bold shapes and suggest rather than render in detail. Learn palette knife techniques and how to manipulate paint for different visual effects. I’ll begin with a step-by-step demo and then students will paint from a photograph. This will be a fun and inspirational workshop!

Day 1: Fundamentals of Figure Painting Day one begins in the classroom creating a color study from a masterwork. We’ll go over the fundamentals of drawing and painting the figure: gesture, simplifying forms and painting value, and color as a unit. A diversity of methods and techniques will be demonstrated.

Day 2: The Figure in an Environment On day two the focus is on painting people in an environment; such as a beach or cafe. Plan on doing a lot of small, gesture sketches in charcoal, monochrome, and eventually color. The emphasis will be on designing the figure-ground relationship and getting figures into a landscape

Fridays

Easy Art Quilts 101

Days & Times:
Fridays - 12pm - 3pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C (Studio B on February 25 and April 22)
Instructor:

Starting simple, learn how to design a fabulous collage using colorful fabrics and textile scraps with interesting patterns. Fusible web material will provide fast, easy design while students explore their artistic voice. Work spontaneously and intuitively with color and design elements to create a one-of-a-kind art quilt to hang and display. Students will play with their own color palette and create their own adventure into art quilts. This is a fun and playful class that will inspire endless ideas. No sewing machine needed, but stitching tips and finishing techniques will be shown and discussed. Ideas and examples will be shown for inspiration. This workshop has no strict patterns, no math, and there are no mistakes.

UnCork and Create | Flamingo

Days & Times:
Fridays - 6pm - 8pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio A
Instructor:

Spark a creative side with a fun night of painting with friends. Every first Friday of the month, this sip and paint class will feature a guided painting lesson on canvas with 1 fun topic. All the materials including wine but students may bring your favorite wine as well.

Mixed Media

Days & Times:
Friday (February 18) - 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

This workshop is great for anyone who would like to explore a variety of approaches to visual arts with different mediums. Students will work on personalized projects based on their strengths and skill levels. From beginner to advanced student, anyone can create several small pieces of art . During the workshop, several projects will be introduced using collage, gold leaf, and transfer techniques on paper. All levels of experience are welcome.

Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest!

Days & Times:
Friday - 10am - 12pm
Level:
Intermediate – Advanced
Location:
Meet at Main Gallery
Instructor:

Love photography?  Looking for something new to shoot?  Join photographer, Irene Hill, for a Photo Scavenger Hunt at the Lighthouse ArtCenter!  60 items to find and shoot within a 2- block radius. No fancy gear, only your phone camera.

 

1st & 2nd place will be awarded a LAC Membership.

(if you are already are a LAC member, you will receive a Select Friday Workshop)

 

How it works:

At the end of the hunt, we meet back in the gallery to review some of the photos you have taken! The first one to return with all 60 items photographed wins the hunt. If no one gets all 60, then the winner will be the person with the most items. A second winner will be chosen for the best photo regardless of how many items you find. Participants must know how to send a photo to email using their phones.

Mixed Media Sketchbooks

Days & Times:
Fridays (No class March 18) - 1pm - 4pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio C
Instructor:

The purpose of this class will be for the exploration of multi-media compositions in a sketchbook. Utilize value/contrast, texture, and color by investigating and experimenting with a variety of materials such as acrylic paint, colored pencils, inks, watercolors, and various collage techniques. Conceptualize and lay down the groundwork for larger, master compositions.

 

Each class will begin with a brief explanation and demonstration, followed by individual guidance. Learn the technique of gel transfers, cutting through pages, and sewing photographic transfers. Please see the suggested supply list, attached below.

Saturdays

Batik Dyeing

Days & Times:
Saturdays - 11am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
373 Tequesta Drive - Studio B
Instructor:

Have you wanted to try batik dyeing? Learn various methods of using wax as a resist in fabric dyeing to create patterns and designs on fabric. Students will learn to create patterns with stamps using African technique and to paint designs with batik tools and dye using Asian technique. We will mix colors using pre-mixed fiber reactive dyes and soy wax as a resist for the batik. Creating designs with wax and easy wax removal will also be demonstrated. Students will be able to bring in 100% cotton pillow cases, fabric sheets and stretcher bars to create a wall piece. No previous dyeing experience necessary. Wear old clothes, as we will get messy!

The Basics of Glass Fusion

Days & Times:
Saturday - 10am - 1pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
395 Seabrook Road - Studio G
Instructor:

This one-day workshop is for those who want to learn a few more tricks to add to their tool bags of basic glass fusing and kiln formed art. Bring creative ideas to this one-day workshop and learn the many possibilities of using a variety of colored glass, stringers, and frit. Please wear closed toed shoes and an apron.

Sundays

Afraid of Color and Texture?

Days & Times:
Sunday - 10am - 5pm
Level:
All Levels Welcome
Location:
Guanabanas (960 N Hwy A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477)
Instructor:

Both of these elements are paramount in oil painting, so dive in with Erin as she demonstrates how to see color in the landscape in new and different ways. No theories or charts, just exercising the power of acute vision coupled with knowledge of some of history’s great painters, especially Monet.

Watch as Erin blocks in her entire canvas with oil washes and her special lavender medium before icing the cake with a palette knife. One full day of dynamic demos, painting, and pushing the envelope will jump-start a new path toward a more solid structure and an exciting canvas texture.