Painting & Mixed Media Classes

Mixed Media

Includes drawing, sculpture, clay, painting and more!

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                    Pre-K – 2nd Grade
$50 per month + $20 quarterly supply fee
Instructor: Kathy Nelson

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm                    1st – 5th grade
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm                    6th grade +
$50 per month + $20 quarterly supply fee
Instructor: Kathy Nelson

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm                    Adults
$70 per month supplies included | $50  per month – no supplies
Instructor: Kathy Nelson | please call for supply list 229-798-0982

Private Lessons (Youth and Adults)
$70 per hour, call for scheduling
Instructor: Kathy Nelson  

About Instructor Kathy Nelson
Kathy has been making art all her life. She was born and raised in Colquitt County and currently works as an instructor at the Colquitt County Arts Center. She lived in Atlanta for 18 years and owned a gallery, frame shop, and studio in the Atlanta area called the Academy Art Studios. She moved back to Colquitt County from Atlanta in 1993 then moved to Jacksonville to work at Shoshana Arts as the Art Director over the Fine Arts department for 5 years. She has since returned to the Arts Center and has worked in Moultrie ever since. Over the years, she has earned multiple awards in juried art exhibitions and has been invited to the governor’s mansion to show an exhibit. She feels blessed being able to do what she does and loves it.



About Instructor Rio Davies

Rio Davies is a Georgia native originally from Valdosta. After her adventures in places like New York and Tampa, she has collected vibes from each and attempts to show them in her paintings. 






Adult & Senior Painting

Mixed Media – Adults
Thursdays 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Enjoy painting with acrylics with a great group of adults and a very talented instructor.
$25/month includes supplies and instruction
Instructor by Teresa Reid

About Instructor Teresa Reid
Teresa comes back to her roots in Colquitt County after having taught in the North Georgia area since the mid ’80s. Teresa served as an educator and art education specialist in elementary schools and brings all of her experience to the position of senior art instructor.

* Class Descriptions

Mixed Media – Adults
Thursdays @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

This workshop is dedicated to destressing. It’s essential to exercise your prefrontal cortex in order to relax and decompress. Taking this class is a step to finding a moment to do exactly that. In this workshop we will be spending time painting with watercolor and acrylics. When understanding the brains perception of patterns and shapes, abstract painting is known to help the mind relax and redirect focus from the overstimulation of patterns and more towards the sensation of movement. As we develop the pattern of relaxing our minds in our mini abstract painting classes, we will further the experience by incorporating other materials and projects that support relaxation. This class is designed to help encourage the pattern of self-care through mixed media painting. To help support this further, our classroom will be prepared with aromatherapy and soft music.

Mixed Media – 6th Grade +
Thursdays @ 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

This workshop caters to the crucial time developing adults go through while finding themselves. We will focus on exploring what self-love means through various mediums. The main objective is to help students unravel the wonderous world in their minds with self-expression and imagination. We will start by digesting what is important to them and how making art can be related to their everyday life. We will spend time brainstorming ideas of what symbolizes joy and love to each individual student. One perfect way of tapping into one’s self-expression is by making personalized journals using all desired materials. For example, yarn, stickers, colored paper, buttons, collaging, and any everyday object that fits the need of the student’s preference. As we grow building ideas in our journal, we will create a self-portrait using mixed media to describe how one sees themselves. We will also spend time creating mini one day projects to explore student’s ideas with different mediums. This will lead into bigger projects using clay, watercolor, and acrylic paint as well as collaging on fabric.