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

Art & Poetry (Online)
Thurs June 15, Online class-6:00-8:00pm
Students will learn about Ancient Greek Poet Sappho and utilize one of her poems to create a mixed media collage.  Project packets 
will be available for pick up.  Each packet will have a unique selection of materials.  Printed Sappho poems will also be made available.
June 15, 2023 register HERE

Faith, Family, Freedom (Acrylics)Thursday June 21, 1:00-3:30pm
Adult painting class family faith freedomWe will Celebrate America by painting with Acrylics a patriotic picture on canvas.
June 21, 2023 register HERE

Plein Air Painting
Thursday July 13, 2:00-4:00pm
Students will step outside onto the Rahr-West front lawn to learn about and create an acrylic plein air painting. Use what you've learned from this class at our plein air painting event, PaintOut on July 22nd. 
July 11, 2023 register HERE

Lighthouse Painting Wednesday July 19, 1:00-3:00pm
CoAdult paint class lighthouseme and join us in painting your own lighthouse picture using acrylic paint on canvas.
July 19, register HERE

Color TheoryThursday July 20, 6:00-8:00pm
Color TheoryColor theory is both the science and art of using color. It explains how humans perceive color; and the visual effects of how colors mix, match or contrast with each other. Color theory also involves the messages colors communicate; and the methods used to replicate color.
July 20, 2023 register HERE

Bottle Bottom Pour Painting
Wednesday August 16, 1:00-3:00pm
Come and learn this exciting pour painting technique!  We will be using a bottle bottom to create a beautiful organic image.
August 16, 2023 register HERE

Linocut Printmaking
Thursday August 17, 6:00-8:00pm
Students will create a design, carve it out , and print using the linocut printmaking process, inspired by the Really Big Prints exhibit.
August 17, 2023 register HERE


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

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.

Drawing on Words
Sunday June 4, 1:00-3:00pm
During grief, words can have a lot of power affecting our emotions.  This class can help you sort out some of those feelings by looking at them in a new way.

Memory Rocks
Sunday August 6, 1:00-3:00pm
We will be painting and decorating small rocks, which can be shared with others, placed in a special place or kept just for you.