Classes & Workshops

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Classes at MDCA are held upstairs. There are no elevators. If you have mobility issues, consider an art class or workshop at one of our local art studios. We support accessible art for all.

OIL Paint like Bob Ross

"Golden Glow Pines" February 28th, 2024 12-3pm Certified Ross Instructor. Tanya Purdy will guide you in a step by step process using the Bob Ross wet on wet technique. Whether you've never painted before or are an experienced artist, this class provides a supportive and encouraging environment! Bring something to drink and snacks. Canvas size: 12x20. ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED EXCEPT PAPER TOWELS. $80 MDCA members / $110 Non MDCA members.

Therapeutic Art

Dates TBD. Therapeutic Art Classes - Beneficial stress relief & relaxation for all adults! Enjoy quiet music, coffee/tea while working on art therapeutic tasks that will help you relax, throw out hidden feelings, express emotions and feelings in a creative way. All supplies included. Instructor Mira Fallbeck. Class size is limited. $25 MDCA members / $55 Non MDCA members

Basic Watercolor for Beginners & Intermediates

5 week session. Mondays. Mar 11, 18, Apr 15, 22, 29 from 1-3:30pm
(No classes Mar 25, Apr 1, 8) This class will explore color, composition, and watercolor techniques in this beginner and intermediate watercolor class. Each session is new and different so you are encouraged to take this class as often as you wish.  We will cover all the basics as we enjoy everything watercolor has to offer. All levels are welcome. especially newcomers to the medium. You are also encouraged to bring the supplies that you already have. Instructor: Susan Grogan $110 MDCA members $140 MDCA non-members

Exploring Watercolors - Int/Advanced

5 week session. Tuesdays. Mar 5, 19, Apr 16, 23, 30 from 1-3:30pm
(No classes Mar 12, 26, Apr 2, 9) Learn to paint with the luminosity of watercolor and further your painting ability. Challenge yourself with new techniques as well as sharpening your skills in basic watercolor. This class will cover value, color mixing, composition, and design. Come explore new ideas and experiences! Students must be pre-approved by the instructor.  Instructor: Susan Grogan $110 MDCA members $140 MDCA non-member

Paint Along Tulip Class-1 day beginner

Wed March 13 from 1-3:30pm. Get ready for spring and paint this colorful tulip watercolor! In this class you will learn about color mixing, texture in your watercolor, and watercolor washes. No experience necessary. I will supply a pattern to transfer, and all other painting and paper supplies. Just bring yourself and your willingness to learn. You will take home a finished watercolor painting suitable for framing. Instructor: Susan Grogan $45 members $75 non members
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LINE & WASH WATERCOLOR "Returning to Port"

2 DAY WORKSHOP, Mar 7 & 8, 2024 9:30am -4:30pm Finally, watercolor made simple! Line and Wash was once a popular method of creating a watercolor painting. Learn this old technique. On day 1 of this two-day workshop, gain confidence as Paul teaches you applications of watercolor with small exercises. Immediately apply what you have learned. On day 2, the painting shown will be created using the lessons from day 1. Paul will guide you through the process from the pencil block in and ink drawing to the finished painting. All materials will be supplied, but if you have your own and prefer them, please feel free. Instructor: Paul Allen Taylor $140 MDCA members $170 MDCA non members

iPhone Photography

New Dates Coming Soon! Instructor Paul Morris Take great photos every time with your iPhone. This hands-on seminar will show you the features and settings for your iPhone camera. Learn about camera setup and settings, what they are for and when to use them. We'll take a photo walk in downtown Mount Dora to explore the settings and options, then head back to class to learn how to enhance and share your pictures. $55 MDCA members $80 MDCA non-member

Beginner Stained Glass

March 1, 2024 9am-3pm One day workshop Learn the exciting craft of stained glass. Students will learn all the basics and leave the studio with a finished project, having learned the skills to do a second project on their own! Use of tools & materials included! Instructor: Rosemarie Brown. $195 MDCA members $225 MDCA non-member

No Grout Mosaic

New Dates Coming Soon! We will be creating a mosaic using new grout less materials. Each student will learn glass cutting basics, and use mixed media for this project. Choose a picture frame, set of coasters,or heart. Use of tools and materials included! Instructor: Rosemarie Brown. $135 MDCA members $165 MDCA non-member
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Stained Glass Plate Panel

New Dates Coming Soon! Do you have a family plate just sitting on the shelf? Let’s turn it into a beautiful keepsake. Use of tools and all materials included, even the plate or bring your own. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown. $165 MDCA members $195 MDCA non-member

Fused Glass Jewelry

MONDAY FEB 19 9am-3pm One day workshop Make pendants, earrings and hair accessories! No experience needed! Use of tools and all materials included Instructor: Rosemarie Brown. $115 MDCA members $145 MDCA non-member

Whimsical Window

MONDAY FEB 26 9am-1pm One day workshop Turn scrap glass, wire, beads and charms into a whimsical piece of art. No experience needed! Use of tools and all materials included. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown. $165 MDCA members $195 MDCA non-member

Beginner Fusing

MONDAY MAR 4 9am-3pm One day workshop. No experience needed. Learn the very basics of fusing with System 96. This is a great way to get your feet wet. Each student will make various projects to experiment with different techniques. You will learn about materials, equipment, and process. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown. $250 MDCA members $280 MDCA non-member

Garden Stakes

THURSDAY MAR 14 9am-4pm One day workshop Garden stakes birds and butterflies. This is a beginner and intermediate class. I will offer patterns accordingly. Let’s get ready for Spring! Use of tools and all materials included Instructor: Rosemarie Brown. $175 MDCA members $210 MDCA non-member

Fused Glass Windchime

MONDAY MAR 18 9am-2pm One day workshop Let’s get creative in this class, the more colorful the better! Use of tools and all materials included! Students will pick up fused pieces a few days after they are fired. Use of tools and all materials included. Instructor: Rosemarie Brown. $115 MDCA members $145 MDCA non-member

Beginner Guitar

MDCA is excited to announce our Beginner Guitar course to expand your musical artistic abilities! Contact Instructor Alfie Carroll directly at [email protected] or 407 576 0815 for more information and to register for this 5 week, 1 hour per session course on Tuesday evenings. $150 per student. Location: Mount Dora Center for the Arts. 138 E. 5th Ave Mt. Dora Time: 6-7pm.

Adult Dance Classes

From Ballet to Heels to Tap...you're never too old to learn new or improve your dance skills. These classes are for both men and women and all skill levels are invited to attend. Classes are held on Thursdays and Fridays. Location: Mount Dora Center for the Arts. 138 E. 5th Ave Mt. Dora.
Not a Mount Dora Center for the Arts member yet? Save on classes, support Art Outreach in our community, & be in the know for all upcoming events! Click here for info: https://mountdoraart.com/membership/

Open Studio

Looking for space to be creative? We have the room for you Mon -Fri 9am-4pm This is an open studio area with no instruction. Tables for crafting and easels are available for use. Space is shared with other artists. Bring your own materials. $20 per day 9am-4pm / $50 per week (M-F 9am-4pm) / $150 per month

Virtual ZOOM Classes

MDCA partners with Arts4All Florida at USF to provide support and champion arts education and cultural experiences for and by people with disabilities. Classes are led by professional artists/art teachers, certified instructors, and disability experts. ZOOM classes are offered in visual, music, dance and movement and the performing arts to students and adults of all abilities.

Refund Policy: Registering for a class is a commitment. There are no prorations for classes missed in a series. Class Fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.  Only Gift Certificates will be issued in lieu of approved cases.  Safety Policy: Masks may or may not be worn by students and instructors. Although social distancing will be encouraged when possible, there may be times when students and instructors will be in close proximity to each other. If you need special attention, let the instructor know.

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