FLC Seniors Brushstrokes


"I used to draw and paint 30 years ago and I'd love to get back to it again." A student in an instruction class

"I enjoy painting with others to see what they are doing and I get inspiration to try new approaches." An experienced artist in a Studio class

I have learned so much from my instructor about all aspects of creating a painting and I'm having lots of fun - you are awesome!! A student in an instruction class

Fall 2022 session of Brushstrokes offers classes in fine-art painting Monday through Friday in watercolor and acrylic and oil. There are instruction classes (with a teacher) and studio classes (self-directed). Artists' abilities range from 'some experience' to 'advanced'.  We do not offer classes in craft painting such as china, wood, fabric, stone, or tole and we do not have soft pastel in our classes.

We hold two twelve-week sessions: one in the Fall (September-November/December) and one in the Winter (January-March). The schedule of classes is in the table below.

Classes are limited in size to 10 people in order to provide room to paint and to facilitate personal attention from the instructor. Cost: $230 per 12-week session with Instructor and $95 per 12-week session for Studio (no teacher).

We also hold an Art Show and Sale every year which gives our members the opportunity to display and sell their artwork. Our show this year is Saturday November 19 2022 10am-3pm at Willow Ridge Community Association 680 Acadia Drive SE Please drop by to enjoy our show and meet some of our Brushstrokes artists..

Location of classes: Willow Ridge Community Association-Herard Room

Fall 2022 - type of class
Monday Acrylic Instruction 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Painting Studio 1 - 4 pm
Painting Studio 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday Acrylic Instruction 1 - 4 pm
Wednesday Acrylic Instruction 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Oil & Acrylic Instruction 1 - 4 pm
Thursday Watercolor & Acrylic Instruction 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Thursday Watercolor & Acrylic Instruction 1 - 4 pm
Watercolor & Acrylic Instruction 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Friday Painting Studio 1 – 4 pm

If required, we will follow any Covid19 guidelines from government, facility, city, and/or FLC Seniors Club; participants must be prepared to comply with any restrictions that may be in place at the time of classes. 

Brushstrokes group is run by a volunteer Board of Directors and we have a set of Bylaws and Regulations.  Please contact us if you are interested in Brushstrokes and tell us your experience with painting and what medium you paint with. We have a short wait-list for classes and we will offer you enrollment as soon as possible. We recommend that you have done some drawing &/or painting in order to benefit the most from our classes but, if you are a beginner, please ask us for information.

Brushstrokes President: Sallie Szanik  [email protected] 

Membership & Registration: Heather Z   [email protected]

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