From Life Drawing with Art of Modeling, to crocheting with Tangle Turtle Arts, to basket weaving with Pretty Nice Creations, the Firehouse has many fun classes for adults!

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“The Artist’s Way” Creative Circle -starting 8/25/22 – (ages 15yrs and older)

Thursdays, 12-2:30pm|Donation


We will work through Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” and will discover and recover our creative Self. This 13 week spiritual path path to Higher Creativity is facilitated by Bettina Reiser/Tangle Turtle Art. Highly Recommended for Creatives! Please register for the Circle, so we know how many to expect. Thank you! “The Artist’s Way brings much insight, gently helping you see what is holding you back, and showing you how to move forward” – Elizabeth Gilbert

Tangle Turtle Tuesdays (Zentangle) – starting 8/30/2022



This class meets every Tuesday from11am-1pm. We will learn a new Tangle (Pattern), or technique every class. Bring your ‘brown bag’ lunch and relax with us. Please bring your own pens and paper. Basic supplies will be provided for purchase. Please register for each class at a time. Thank you!

Wellness Wednesday – Tangle Turtle Therapeutic Art -starting 8/31/2022



You will learn to create a Mandala, color, zentangle, and art journal. Bring your ‘brown bag’ lunch and join us for Wellness Wednesday therapeutic art. Bring your own pen and paper. Basic supplies will be available for purchase.

Beginning Drawing

2 hr|$40

September 3, 2022, 10:00 AM


Beginning Drawing explores drawing from direct observation with an emphasis on space, volume, linear and free hand perspective, and other basic techniques and concepts. Supplies will be provided.

Beginning Painting

2 hr|$60
September 17, 2022, 10:00 AM


Using acrylic and/or watercolor paints, the class will lead students through the basics of color theory, color mixing and paint application on a variety of surfaces.


Are you struggling with the ins and outs of starting or continuing a successful art business? Do you wish you could ask someone basic questions to help you avoid hours of research and banging your head on your desk in frustration? Questions like how to use square/credit card payments, how to approach retail stores and galleries, wholesale vs consignment vs shops vs booths, sales tax, business registration? Or just give you tips on local groups and opportunities happening in your community?

This workshop is customized to meet you at whatever stage you’re in with your art or creative business. The class size will be a max of 10 people in a similar situation to yourself. This provides the opportunity to learn from and lean on your fellow classmates and their experiences.

I’ll spend time ahead of the class gathering info and research before the class starts to answer your questions and provide resources to help you get started. If you still want more one-on-one help after the class I’m offering art career counseling starting at $150/mo or on demand sessions for $75/hr.

Fill out the questionnaire below to complete your registration and help me prepare answers and information for you ahead of the class! I look forward to meeting you!

Rachel Courtney has been interested in designing and creating art from a young age. She has been making hand-made jewelry, blankets and scarves for decades and recently started painting. She started crocheting in 2000 and has been making blankets for Project Linus ever since. She launched her Etsy store for Pretty Nice Creations in 2010 and has grown her online selling from scarves and blankets to a wide variety of crafts and graphic design work. She enjoys giving crafting classes – alcohol ink, jewelry making, painting and more.

Rachel received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications in 2003 and a certificate in digital graphics technology in 2004. Her love of the simple beauties in life led to the founding of her graphic design company, Pretty Nice Creations where she can share her designs with the world. Beyond her graphics and textile work, Rachel is an accomplished photographer and marketing expert who helps local businesses grow their reach online and off.

The Firehouse is proud to offer a socially distanced life drawing session coordinated with Art of Modeling.

Short Sit- Dry and wet media only (wet media okay with restraint!): the Firehouse provides chairs and tables, BYO easel and supplies (newsprint and vine charcoal is available if you forget your supplies).

In this two-hour session poses vary from short gestures to 15 or 20 minute studies in an open-studio format. This is not an instructor-led class: artists are invited to practice their craft in their own style.

Sign up here!

MONDAYS- 6pm-8pm- In the Main Gallery

Members- $12
Non-Members- $15

Image: Brandy Coons

Long Pose Life Drawing Session (3 hours) with Art of Modeling.

Long poses- Dry and Wet media only: the Firehouse provides chairs and tables, BYO easel and supplies (newsprint and vine charcoal is available if you forget your supplies).

In this three-hour session starts with short gestures and moves into one to two LONG poses in an open-studio format. This is not an instructor-led class: artists are invited to practice their craft in their own style.

Sign up here!

4th SUNDAY of the MONTH- 6pm-9pm- In the Main Gallery

Members- $15
Non-Members- $23

Image: Elaine Waterman

All artists are responsible for cleaning their area after class. For distancing reasons, each person will need a separate table or must bring their own easel. No materials will be provided or shared. Space is LIMITED.

Classes are socially distanced and for ages 18+

Discount pricing for Firehouse Artist members, space is limited. Doors close 5 minutes after class start and open 15 minutes before.