Instructor and student in painting class at Sertoma Arts Center

Image by Keenan Hairston

Take a Class at Sertoma Arts Center

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Check out some upcoming classes at Sertoma Arts Center, and use the links below to register online.

For a full list of classes available, visit RecLink or preview upcoming classes and programs in the Leisure Ledger.


Artwork made by children with brightly colored brush stroke marks and a rainbow.

Sertoma Arts Center

Sensory Friendly Creative Saturday

Instructor: Sertoma Arts Center Staff 
Ages: All Ages and Abilities
Fee: Free
Date & Time:  Saturdays, July 13 & August 10, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Register for Sensory Friendly Creative Saturday

Sensory Creative Saturdays are every second Saturday of each month. This free drop-in format series allows attendees to create a masterpiece in their chosen setting with the help of Sertoma Arts Center staff.

Sensory Friendly Saturdays will offer accessible accommodations for individuals with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The Arts Center will provide an accepting and inclusive environment, modifications to sound and lighting, noise-canceling headsets, and a quiet room.

All ages and abilities are welcome.


Dance Classes with Scully Thurston

Instructor: Jennifer “Scully” Thurston 
Ages: All Ages and Abilities
Fee: Dependent on Class
Date & Time:  Various

Register for Dance Classes with Scully Thurston

Sertoma Arts Center is proud to host a new series of dance classes for ages 3+ and all abilities! Taught by Scully Thurston, youth classes like “Caregiver and Me”, Creative Movement”, and “Intro. To Modern Dance” teach valuable skills like team building, problem solving skills, social interaction, and will inspire a joy for movement! For adults who are interested in experiencing the physical and cognitive benefits that go along with dance movement activity, “Modern Dance Fundamentals” and “Seated Modern Dance” will strengthen their centers, increase their range of motion, articulate joints through dance-based warm ups and develop their coordination through full body combinations. Each week, we will explore time, space, design, effort and different fundamentals of modern dance will be covered to help the student discover new methods of movement. All ages and abilities welcome.


Instructor at a work table with students working on art projects with glue sticks and paper.

Youth Art Sertoma Class with Michelle Davis-Petelinz

Petite Picassos

Instructor: Michelle Davis Petelinz
Ages: 1.5-2.5 years         
Fee: $76 Residents / $91 Non-residents
Date & Time:  Tuesday, May 14 – June 18, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register for Petite Picassos

The classes will encourage children to create unique works of art as we explore different painting and craft techniques. We'll read a new book that will inspire our projects each week. The classes provide preschool prep with a focus on student independence. There is no parent/guardian participation. Supplies are included. There are six sessions.

Green Man Tile 

Instructor: Patty Merrell 
Ages: 7-11 years         
Fee: $36 Residents / $51 Non-residents
Date & Time: Thursday, August 8th – August 15th, 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Register for Green Man Tile

The Green Man, a sculptural face made of leaves with branches and vines sprouting from the mouth or other parts of the face, is found in many ancient cultures. Students will create their own version during the first class and glaze it in varying shades of green during the second. The artwork will be kiln-fired and ready for pickup two weeks after the last class. Supplies are provided. There will be two sessions.


Drawing Fundamentals for Teens

Instructor: Anne Terry 
Ages: 13-16 years          
Fee: $91 resident / $106 non-resident
Date & Time: Thursday, July 11- August 15, 4:00  p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Register for Drawing Fundamentals for Teens

This class will explore drawing fundamentals such as contour drawing, gesture drawing, value and shading, composition, and perspective. We will draw figures and landscapes in realistic and abstract experiments using a variety of drawing materials: pencil, pen, charcoal, colored pencils, pastels, and markers. Supplies are included. There will be six sessions.


Sertoma Kripalu Yoga Beginning

Instructor: Susan Kilmon
Ages: 16+ years          
Fee: $53 resident / $68 non-resident
Date & Time: Monday, July 8- August 12, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Register for Sertoma Kripalu 

The ancient art of yoga combines postures for the body, breathing for relaxation and meditation for the mind. Kripalu is a gentle yoga that encourages students to discover their own degree of flexibility rather than push past their limits. Before undertaking any exercise program, one should consult a physician. Bring a large towel or blanket and wear comfortable clothing. 6 sessions

Jewelry & Metals

Example of metal jewelry with enamel.

Beginning Enamels

Instructor: Lauren Markley
Ages: 16+ years         
Fee: $151 Residents / $166 Non-residents
Date & Time: Tuesday, July 9 – August 13, 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Register for Beginning Enamels

We will delve into the basics of enameling, the process of fusing colorful ground glass into a metal substrate. We will explore techniques including layering, stencils, decals, lusters, and graphite and learn a few ways to incorporate enameled components into our jewelry. Students will come away from the class with samples and  finished pieces. Enameling after protocols will be discussed and followed at all times. Prerequisite: Beginning Metals at Sertoma or Pullen Arts Center. All supplies included. 6 sessions.

Jewelry & Metals

Artist working on metal jewelry in the studio

Sertoma Arts Center

Continuing Metals

Instructor: Betty McKim
Ages: 16+ years         
Fee: $151 Residents / $166 Non-residents
Date & Time: Tuesday, July 30 – September 3, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Register for Continuing Metals

Prerequisite: Beginning Metals class at Pullen or Sertoma Arts Center. Expand your jewelry-making skills by learning to solder, make a simple ring, set a stone, and form a hollow bead. Students may purchase and bring in their own silver for projects. Optional jewelry kits will be available for $25. The kit will provide each student with solder, saw blades, drill bits, sandpaper, and a small amount of copper to get started on projects.


Cyanotype print with objects in white on a deep blue background.

 Sarah Ann Austin

The Art of Capturing Shadows: Cyanotype 

Instructor: Sarah Ann Austin
Ages: 16+ years         
Fee: $76 Residents / $91 Non-residents
Date & Time: Saturday, July 20, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register for The Art of Capturing Shadows: Cyanotype Photography

Enjoy making cyanotype photography from plants in this rewarding, educational, and playful workshop. Sarah Ann has offered workshops and university cyanotype printing courses for over 8 years. This one-day class on creating cyanotype photography with plants and light offers a fun, easy, and rewarding experience in printmaking using the cyanotype technique and an introduction to getting the supplies on your own. You’ll make your own cyanotypes and go home with your very own frame-worthy cyanotype art! The cyanotype process, also known as the blueprint process because of its deep blue color, was first introduced in the early 1800s. For artists and scientists, this cyanotype workshop is rewarding. Experimentation is encouraged. No mistakes are possible in cyanotype art! No experience is required. The $5 supply fee due to the instructor at the start of class will cover the cost of cyanotype chemicals. All other supplies included. One session.


Cosplay Crunch Workshop and Social

Instructor: Katie Maxey
Ages: 13+ years         
Fee: $31 Residents / $46 Non-residents
Date & Time: Saturday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Register for Cosplay Crunch Workshop and Social 

For any level of sewist interested in working on their cosplays with a group of other members of the community with the opportunity to get advice or support from an experienced costumer. Bring your current cosplay project and supplies, and we will do our best to prepare you for your upcoming event! (Please do not bring resin or thermoplastics for safety reasons and for the limitations of our center.) One Session.



Darby Allison
Recreation Specialist, Sertoma Arts Center

Sertoma Arts Center

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