The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) offers several types of art programs for teens and adults at the Williamson County Enrichment Center in Franklin and the Franklin Recreation Complex in August.
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 how 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.
Let’s Make a Junk Journal
Spend an exciting and fun-filled Saturday morning with Mixed Media Artist, Suzanne Beaumar, and create your own, one-of-a-kind “junk journal” out of a variety of recycled art papers! Explore the tape bound method of creating a journal and enjoy the experience of crafting with an artist who has a passion for not only making her own journals; but knows countless ways of filling them! The class for teens and adults, ages 12 and up, meets on Saturday, August 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is $35 with a $25 supply fee.
Monthly Art Journaling and Mindfulness Class
This ongoing, 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, August 22 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 an initial $25 supply fee or $5 subsequent supply fee.
Mixed Media Workshop: Intuitive Pumpkins
Carve out a stack of patterned pumpkins in this 4-hour mixed media on canvas workshop. 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, August 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is only $35 per person; plus a $25 supply fee.
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. This program will be offered at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road, on Sunday, August 30 from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $40 per participants; plus a $15 supply fee, or individuals may bring their own supplies from a list provided.
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.