Adult Classes

Whether you are new to art or advanced in your skills and seeking a creative challenge, the Rahr-West Art Museum adult art classes are an affordable and fun way to explore your inner artist and meet other like minded people. All classes are taught by knowledgeable instructors who have a passion for the arts.

Friday Night Art Classes

First Friday of Month, 6:00-8:30 pm
Fee: $35 per person
Ages 21 and older

Tomatoes Still Life
7_Adult Paint SeptemberOctober 4, 2019
An ode to summertime and harvest, this still life is a tasteful and beautiful touch for any kitchen. Register

Fall Wreath
7_Adult Paint NovemberNovember 8, 2019
Celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving! With pops of metallic gold, this canvas packs a decorative punch. Perfect for hanging in your dining room or entryway for the season or for giving as a hostess gift. Customize this piece by using a monogram, last name, or other saying within the wreath design area. Register

Christmas Joy
7_Adult Paint DecemberDecember 6, 2019
This delightful design delivers a fun and festive style and a cheerful palette that will brighten any space for the holidays! Participants can add their own personal touch by decorating the ornament or by changing up the patterns within the elements. Register


Bob Ross Landscape Painting
Paula Cline, Bob Ross Institute Certified Instructor
Saturday, August 31
10:00 am-3:00 pm
$75 RWAM Members  |  $95 Nonmembers

Bob Ross ClassLearn to paint happy little trees just like Bob Ross! The certified instructor will guide participants step by step through the process of creating a fantastic Bob Ross landscape painting. 

Bookbinding: Fat Book
Instructor Cheryl Mahowald
Wednesday, September 4
6:00 pm-8:30 pm
$40 RWAM Members  |  $55 Nonmembers

Fat BookCreate this little beauty in one evening. Learn to cover book board and sew a pamphlet stitch, as well as gain an understanding of basic book structure. All supplies are provided, but attendees are welcome to bring their favorite ribbon and beads. Register

Felted Flowers
Instructor Jill Chadek
Tuesday, September 10
9:00 am-12:30 pm
$35 RWAM Members  |  $50 Nonmembers

Felted FlowersCreate two beautiful and unique felted flowers, a poppy and plumeria, in colors of your choice. Jill will lead you through the process of turning loose wool fibers into felt. A pin will be attached to the flowers so they can be attached to any garment, making any outfit a show stopper. Register

Felted Pouches
Instructor Jill Chadek
Thursday, September 12
9:00 am-12:30 pm
$40 RWAM Members  |  $55 Nonmembers

Felted BagHate having to haul a purse? Create these pretty, yet sturdy pouches to carry the bare essentials. Using a variety of wool, fibers, and embellishments, Jill will walk you through the centuries old process of felt-making, turning loose fibers into cloth. Feel free to bring a button of your choosing for the closure. Register


For more information or to register for any of the classes please call (920) 686-3090 or email