The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) announces the return of piano lessons and an expansive offering of art programs for teens and adults at our Franklin recreation facilities.
Instructor, James Weinberg returns to the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd., in October with private, weekly lessons for students ages 4 and up. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Journaling and Mindfulness
Now, more than ever, we all can benefit from learning how to work out our thoughts and feelings. Instructor, Suzanne Beaumar will show you the way in this ongoing, weekly journaling class. Participants will use a variety of mediums and mindfulness techniques to help calm and relax a racing mind when living in uncertain and stressful times. Classes for teens and adults, ages 12 and up, meet on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Avenue, in Franklin. Cost is $15 per class, plus an initial-class $25 supply fee (includes a base journal to embellish, handmade by instructor Suzanne Beaumar), then a $5 supply fee for subsequent classes.
Mixed Media Workshop: Gelli Plate Printmaking Intensive
Mixed Media Artist, Suzanne Beaumar will share her tips, tricks and techniques in gel plate monoprinting in this fun, 4-hour workshop for artists ages 12 and up. Those new to using gel plate; as well as, those with experience in pulling prints will enjoy the opportunity to build their own unique set of art papers. The workshop will be held Saturday, September 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is $35 per participant; plus a $20.00 supply fee.
Mixed Media Workshop: Wonky Spooky House
Teen and adult artists, ages 12 and up, can create a fun and funky canvas, with instructor Suzanne Beaumar, by using inky paper towels to collage a background; and then after adding layers of color and pattern to create depth and interest, the focal point of a wobbly, wonky haunted house is painted in silhouette. This “spook”tacular class meets on Saturday, September 26 at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cost is $35 per person; plus a $25 supple fee, payable to the instructor.
Botanical Watercolor Workshop – Sunflower
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, September 27 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
Fun with Acrylic Painting – September
Children and adults, ages 10 and up, join professional artist and educator, Kris Salva as she guides all levels of artists through a fun, make-and-take acrylic painting on canvas project! No prior experience or supplies are necessary. Come alone or bring a friend or family member and join in the fun on Wednesday, September 30 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is $25 for one participant; or $40; if registering as a pair.
Mixed Media Workshop: Intuitive Pumpkins
Carve out a stack of patterned pumpkins in this 4-hour mixed media on canvas workshop with instructor Suzanne Beaumar. Participants, ages 12 and up, will layer, stamp, and paint their way through this holiday decoration that sets the mood for harvest, Halloween, and through Thanksgiving. Class meets Saturday, October 10, 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.
Fun with Acrylic Painting – October
Children and adults, ages 10 and up, join professional artist and educator, Kris Salva as she guides all levels of artists through a fun, make-and-take acrylic painting on canvas project! No prior experience or supplies are necessary. Come alone or bring a friend or family member and join in the fun on Wednesday, October 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is $25 for one participant; or $40; if registering as a pair.
Color Wheels You + Me Paint Party!
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and kids, ages 5 to 12, join instructor, Shelley Sullivan Egly for a fun afternoon of adult + child partner art inspired by the fall season. Paint a pair of canvases that fit together to create a colorful piece you both are sure to love! Program is held on Saturday, October 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is $40 per pair.
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.