Adult Programs

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.


Class Fee: $25 RWAM Members/$35 Nonmembers
Ages 18 & up
Class times may vary.

Watercolor 1
September 7, 2023 6:00-8:00PM
Students will learn introductory techniques of painting with watercolor.  This is the first installment of a 3 part class.  Registration for the other classes is not necessary.  All skill levels are welcome.  Register HERE

Maple Trees Acrylic Painting Class
September 13, 2023 1:00-3:00PM
Fall is almost here, let's paint some Autumn trees on canvas to hang in our homes.  Register HERE

Art & Business
September 14, 2023, 6:00-8:00PM
Students will learn helpful tips and tricks about promoting yourself as an artist, pricing artwork, and growing an art business.
Register HERE

Drawing Basics
September 21, 2023  6:00-8:00PM
Students will learn the basic fundamentals of drawing. This includes a look at drawing tools and techniques to begin your journey in drawing! All skill levels are welcome. Register HERE

Watercolor II
October 5, 2023,  6:00-8:00PM
Students will explore watercolor further, creating a floral watercolor painting.  This is the second installment of a 3 part class.  Registration for the other classes is not necessary.  All skill levels are welcome.  Register HERE

Portrait Drawing Basics
October 12, 2023  6:00-8:00PM
Students will learn introductory techniques of creating a portrait.  All skill levels are welcome  Register HERE

Special Teen/Adult Class  (Corn Husk Flowers and Dolls)
October 19, 2023  6:00-8:00PM
Let by Coria Graphic Arts, students will learn how to make the traditional Mexican craft of flowers and dolls from corn husks.
Register HERE

Adult Watercolor III
November 2, 2023   6:00-8:00PM
Students will expand on processes and techniques to create a landscape watercolor painting.  This is the third installment of a 3 part class.  Registration for the other classes is not necessary.  All skill levels are welcome.   Register HERE

Still Life Drawing
November 9, 2023  6:00-8:00PM
Students will set up, create, and learn about how to create a still life drawing.  Register HERE

Watercolor & Ink Bird Painting
December 14, 2023  6:00-8:00pm
Inspired by the Berel Lutsky Retrospective, students will use watercolor and ink to create a painting of a bird.  Register HERE

Drawing a Portrait from a Photo
December 21, 2023  6:00-8:00PM
Students can bring in a printed photo of a loved one and learn how to create a drawing from it.  These would make great holiday gifts! 
**Students are welcome to send photos to
 to be printed.  Please keep in mind that higher quality photos with clear lighting will greatly help in your drawing process!   Register HERE

Working Creatively Through Grief

This class is a creative outlet for anyone who is dealing with any form of loss - the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, or any general grief. You do not need to be an artist to be able to communicate your thoughts and emotions. Participation can help to facilitate what words cannot describe. The art making process provides insight, allowing you to grow and connect with others, helping throughout the healing journey. All materials are provided.

Sundays as scheduled, 1:00-3:00 pm
All ages. Free, Donations are accepted
Registration is not necessary.

Mandola-Seasons of Grief
October 8, 2023, 1:00-3:00PM
Participants will create their own Mandola looking at the seasons representing their personal journey through grief with the art materials provided.

Hands Past & Future
December 3, 2023, 1:00-3:00PM
Participants will reflect on what their hands once held and an inspiration to what they may hold.