Metro Arts Community Center


8360 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40258


Supervisor: Brad Meredith 

The Metro Arts Community Center offers classes for children and adults in the fine and applied arts. If you're looking to acquire or refine a particular artistic skill – from guitar playing and cartooning to pottery and silversmithing – the Metro Arts Center has a fun, affordable class for you.

Registration is required for all classes and begin on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 9:00am to 6:00pm at one of our 5 payment sites; Beechmont, Joe Creason, Southwick, Sun Valley, and Mary T. Meagher. Cash and Checks (made payable to Louisville Parks and Recreation) only.

Classes start Tuesday, January 15, 2019. All classes will meet once per week for 8 weeks, (except silver-smithing and lost wax casting). Classes updates, cancelations or other information will be posted on Facebook  

NOTE: Please notify staff prior to registering if you require any special accommodations in the studio. If classes do not meet the minimum enrollment they will be canceled with full refund.

Inclement Weather: If the center is closed due to inclement weather, all make-up classes will be held at the end of the session.

January 15 - March 9

Free First Saturdays - Intro to Art
Join us for free first Saturday workshops designed to introduce youth and families to their creative side. Workshops are designed for ages 6-10, 12-15 and families.   Call today to learn what we are doing different each month.
Enrollment is required.

Vintage Ceramics Second Saturday
Have a desire to decorate your house with the kind of ceramics your grandmother made? Then join us the second Saturday of the month for our ceramics workshops.  Each Saturday we will make a different seasonal decreative item.
Enrollment is limited to 12.
Fee: $25 and includes all supplies and item.

Valentine's Special Event
February 9, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Enrollment is limited to 12 couples.
Couples/date night embracing hands to create a body casting.
Fee: $35 per couple and includes all supplies.

Intro to the Hand building and Pottery Wheel
Instructor: Laura George
Tuesdays: 1:00-4:00 p.m.​
Minimum enrollment 7/Maximum enrollment 12
Includes basic to Hand Building (4wks) and intro to potter’s wheel (4wks). Pottery techniques are taught on an individual and group basis including demonstrations and one on one help.  Class consists of instruction about kinds of clay, tools, and glazes, as well as discussion/critiques of student work.
Fee: $85

Intro to oil painting
Instructor: Kenneth Lucchese
​Wednesdays  1:00-4:00pm
Minimum enrollment 7/Maximum enrollment 12
Fundamental principles behind painting techniques will be examined and practiced.  You will learn the technical means you have at your disposal to help you create expressive and dynamic oil paintings! You will learn: the four tools, materials, fundamentals, and getting started.
Fee: $85

Instructor: George Taylor
Ages 6-13. 1 hour sessions.
Tuesdays  6:30-7:30pm
Minimum enrollment 6/Maximum enrollment 12
Learn the basic principles of drawing thru the medium of cartooning with a focus on: Sketching, line, color, shading, perspective, and geometric shapes in cartooning, hand-eye coordination techniques and a basic understanding of animation.
Fee: $60

Instructor: George Taylor
Ages 14 and older.  1.5 hr sessions.
Thursdays 6 - 7:30pm
Minimum enrollment 5/Maximum enrollment 12
The student will learn the basic principles of drawing and explore different drawing mediums. Drawing techniques include: seeing things as simple shapes, sketching, line drawing, understanding tone, perspective and vanishing points, negative space, create better hand-eye coordination thru gestural and blind eye contour techniques, composition and basic color theories. Drawing mediums will include: charcoal, graphite, conte’ crayon, pastels, pen and ink, and colored pencils.
Fee: $70

Intro-Intermediate Silver-Smithing
Instructor: Lauri Adkins
Tuesdays 1:00-3:00 p.m. & 6:00-8:00pm
Minimum enrollment 6 per class/Maximum enrollment 12
Students ages 15+ will learn over an eight week course about fabrication, forming, soldering, and piercing with various metals. This class compliments the lost wax class casting class (copper provided).
Fee: $95

Intro-Intermediate Lost Wax Casting
Instructor: Lauri Adkins
​Thursdays 1:00-4:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm
Minimum enrollment 9 for 1-4 class, 6 for 6-8 class/Maximum enrollments 12 for both classes.
Students ages 15+ will learn over an eight week course about forming a model, mold making, and organic casting. This class compliments the Silver-Smithing class.
Fee: $95



Operating Hours: 

Monday  Closed
Tuesday - Tursday 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday   Closed


Open Pottery Studio
Tuesdays –Saturday
Participants must have basic skill in pottery and understanding of the equipment.  No instruction provided. Studio time includes 4 free firings, use of equipment and glazes.  Studio time is offered only outside of scheduled pottery class times.
Fee: $50 monthly




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