The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) hosts piano lessons and an expansive offering of art programs for teens and adults at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road.

 

Piano Lessons

Instructor, James Weinberg offers private, weekly piano lessons for students ages 4 and up at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. From beginner to intermediate levels, Mr. Weinberg provides instruction on note reading, music theory and artistic technique using a variety of styles. Lessons are available by appointment only on Friday afternoons and evenings. Cost is $30 per 30-minute lesson. To schedule an appointment contact the instructor at (615) 268-2296 or at 88keys@pianomail.net.

 

Open Studio Draw and Paint

Join Instructor, Hannah Maxwell Rowell and get expert tips, collaboration and support in whatever style of drawing or painting you want to explore in this open studio format. Studio sessions will be held on Friday, October 30 and November 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. * Due to social distancing requirements; students must register in advance to guarantee their space for each week. Cost is $20 per person/ per session. Bring your own supplies and project, or the instructor will provide some for your first visit.

 

Painting in the Park

Calling all painters, ages 12 and up; join Art and Recreation Program Coordinator, Joan Wilkes, in the great outdoors behind the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, to practice Plein Air Painting, the art of painting outdoors.  From beginners to experts; all are welcome to pick up a paint brush and enjoy recreating the natural beauty that is all around us! Class meets on Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. through November 18 (* week of November 4; the class will meeting on Tuesday, November 3). Participants must register for each week individually; and enrollment is limited to 5 people per class. Cost is $5 per class, and participants can bring their own supplies or use the supplies provided.

 

Botanical Watercolor Workshop – Sunflower

Back by popular demand! Teens and adults ages 13 and up, join local artist, Hannah Maxwell Rowell for this one-day workshop as she introduces all levels of students to botanical drawing and painting techniques in watercolor and mixed media to create a lovely work of art each month to proudly display. This program will be offered at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, on Sunday, November 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $40 per participant; plus a $15 supply fee, or individuals may bring their own supplies from a list provided.
Mixed Media Workshop: Thanksgiving Blessings

Showcase your favorite Thanksgiving sentiment in a “Folk Art Floral” style frame of fall colors and images in this 4-hour mixed media on canvas workshop with instructor Suzanne Beaumar. Participants, ages 12 and up, will learn to set a foundation out of a patchwork of homey neutrals, as well as, how to shape an image frame with stencils, paints, paint pens and charcoal pencil. Class meets Saturday, November 7, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is only $35 per person; plus a $25 supply fee.

 

Monthly Art Journaling and Mindfulness Class

This once a month class, offers those interested in the practice of Art Journaling, but perhaps cannot commit to weekly sessions, the opportunity to experience this unique art form. Each month the page spread focus will include varied techniques and mediums and creative opportunities for personalization and mindfulness through art. The next session will be held Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. The class is open to anyone ages 12 and up and costs only $15; plus a $5 weekly supply fee and one-time $20 book fee.

 

Mixed Media Workshop: Winter Trees

Get a jump on the holidays by making your own Winter Wonderland in this 4-hour mixed media on 11×14 canvas workshop with instructor Suzanne Beaumar. Participants, ages 12 and up, will create a special holiday project with a variety of techniques and mediums including stenciling and building layers, collage, incorporating sentiments into your art and more. Class meets Saturday, November 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is only $35 per person; plus a $20 supply fee.

 

Advanced registration is required for all programs, and class sizes are limited to meet social distancing requirements. For more information and to register, visit our website at www.wcparksandrec.com and click on the “Activities” tab or contact Joan Wilkes at Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or by calling (615) 790-5719, ext. 2020.

 

 

Williamson County Parks and Recreation (WCPR) is a public organization benefitting the community.  Anyone may register for and participate in the department’s programs, classes and events. For program registration, pass purchasing or additional information, visit www.wcparksandrec.com. You may also receive department information by “liking” Williamson County Parks and Recreation on Facebook; following us on Twitter at @wc_parksandrec or Instagram at @willcoparksandrec or on Pinterest or YouTube.