Metro Arts Community Center

 

This Facility is closed to the public due to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The decision came after consulting with the Louisville Department of Health and Wellness.

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8360 Dixie Highway
Louisville, KY 40258

 
Recreation Manager Kevin Kinney
Recreation Supervisor Brad Meredith
PPT Rhonda Snyder

 

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. Payments can be made at  at one of our 5 payment sites from 9:00am to 6:00pm; Beechmont, Joe Creason, Southwick, Sun Valley, and Mary T. Meagher. Cash and Checks (made payable to Louisville Parks and Recreation) only.


*Classes updates, cancelations or other information will be posted on: Facebook logo
 

Operating Hours:

Monday - Thursday 1:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday Closed

 

Open Pottery Studio
Tuesdays – Thursdays / 1 - 8 p.m.

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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Special Events

Art in The Park - Intro to Glass Mosaics (Canceled)

Location: Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing

Instructor: Rhonda Snyder
Dates: Tuesdays, March 3 - 31 (5 week program)
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Fee:  $50

Minimum enrollment 5/Maximum enrollment 12

Students aged 14+ will learn basic principles of the art of glass mosaics such as design, nipping glass, gluing techniques, color and tone, the use of negative space and grout lines to enhance their design, and how to create directional flow of glass.  Participants will complete one mosaic piece during this 5 week specially designed creative Art in the Park instructional program!  Step by step instruction, glass, supplies, and tools are provided in this class. However, if students want a particular color of glass or personal tools, they are encouraged to purchase their own after the initial class and/or design concept is completed.

 

Father/Daughter Handcasting Event

Tuesday May 19th at Southwick Community Center

Thursday May 21st at Cyril Allgeier Community Center

Time: 5:30-7:30p
Fee:  $45
Class Maximum: 20 (10 Father/Daughter couples)
Instructors:  Rhonda Snyder

Join us for this special event created especially for Fathers and Daughters.  From 8-88 years old, this hand casting will be a perfect memento to represent the special bond between Fathers and Daughters!

Participants will have guided instruction on creating a mold of clasped hands using casting material. Once the mold is made, participants will fill the mold with plaster, let cure, then demold to take home a perfect replica of their hands. This workshop is very popular.  CALL TO PRE-REGISTER!!

 

Metro Arts Community Center Class List

MONDAYS:

Homeschool Intro to the Arts

Instructor: Brad Meredith
Date: March 9 - April 27
Time:  2:00 - 3:30 pm
Fee: $95

Minimum enrollment 5/Maximum enrollment 12

This program is designed for Homeschooled youth.  During this 8 week program, each class will explore different artistic modalities regarding the elements and principles of art, including painting, drawing, clay, and more. 

 

Youth and Adult Beginners Guitar

Instructor:  Ken Lucchese
March 9th-April 27th
Time:  Youth:  1-2pm/Adult:  2:30-3:30p
Fee:  $95

Minimum enrollment 5/ Maximum enrollment 7

In this beginner’s course, students will learn first position chord structure, as well as strumming techniques.  Sheet music will be provided, and students are led through beginner’s songs with strumming and chord progression. Students must provide their own acoustic guitar.  All other material will be provided.

 

TUESDAYS:

Intro-Intermediate Silver and Metal-Smithing

Instructor: Lauri Adkins
Dates: March 10 - May 5 / *This class will not meet on Tuesday, March 31  

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

OR

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $95

Minimum enrollment 6/Maximum enrollment 12

Over the course, students ages 15+, will learn about fabrication, cutting, milling, stamping, forming, soldering, polishing, and piercing with various metals. This class compliments the lost wax class casting class. Some copper and brass provided. Desired extra precious materials can be ordered during the course. This class is an excellent introduction to jewelry making and small scale sculpture. This class compliments, and could be considered a prerequisite for the Lost Wax Casting course.

Equipment and basic supplies will be included in the class fee, but students are encouraged to invest in their own tools and extra supplies/materials as needed.

 

WEDNESDAYS:

Advanced Oil Painting
Instructor: Kenneth Lucchese
March 11 - April 29
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee:  $95

Minimum enrollment 7/Maximum enrollment 12

This course will focus on the fundamental principles of proven painting techniques.  Students will learn about composition, color theory, and contrast in order to create expressive and dynamic oil paintings!  In this course, students are encouraged to use their own subject matter, such as favorite pictures or objects. Students are welcome, but not required, to bring their own brushes. However, students are required to purchase their own canvas and oil paint. Some, but not all, oil paints are provided.

 

Intro to Glass Mosaics

Instructor: Rhonda Snyder
Dates: March 11 - April 29

Time: 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Fee: $95

Minimum enrollment 5/Maximum enrollment 10

Students aged 15+ will learn the basic principles of glass mosaics such as design, nipping glass, gluing techniques, color and tone, the use of negative space and grout lines to enhance their design, and how to create directional flow of glass.  Participants will complete two pieces during the eight week instructional period.  All glass, supplies, and tools are provided in this class. However, if students want a particular color of glass or personal tools, they are encouraged to bring or purchase them.

 

THURSDAYS:

Drawing

Instructor: George Taylor
Dates: March 12 - April 30

Thursday: 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Fee: $95

Minimum enrollment 6/Maximum enrollment 12

Participants, aged 14 or over, 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, and negative space. Better hand-eye coordination is developed through 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.


Intro-Intermediate Lost Wax Casting

Instructor: Lauri Adkins
Dates: March 12 - April 30

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

OR

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee: $95

Minimum enrollment 7/Maximum enrollment 15

Over an eight week course, students ages 15+, will learn about forming a wax model,  working with precious metals, using centrifugal  method, mold making, and organic casting. This class compliments, and is suggested to be taken after, the Silver/Metal-Smithing class. Equipment and basic supplies will be included in the class fee, but students are encouraged to invest in their own tools and extra supplies/metals as needed.

 

Adult Pottery

Instructor: Deanna Estes-Culler
Dates: March 12 - April 30

Times: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Fee:  $95

*There will also be a $20 clay fee to be paid to instructor at 1st class*
Minimum enrollment 5/Maximum enrollment 12

This class will cover instruction in both handbuilding and wheel-thrown  pieces.  We welcome all levels of experience, from beginners to more experienced students who want to increase their skill level through the joy of creating functional and/or fun pieces of pottery through a willingness to learn and use of imagination! A variety of techniques will be explored throughout this 8 week class.

 

FRIDAYS:

Jewelry/Metal Enameling

Instructor: Joanna Jorgensen
Dates: March 13 - May 1

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Fee:  $95

Minimum 6/Maximum 12

Introduction to Metal Enameling uses basic enamel jewelry techniques to enhance decorative embellishment to a variety of metals.  Participants will learn how to use images or photos to transfer on keepsakes, gifts, personal jewelry and more.  Participants will be instructed in the application of powder enamel and how to fire the enamel to make it an integral part of the metal substrate.

Equipment and basic supplies will be included in the class fee, but students are encouraged to invest in their own tools and extra supplies/metals as needed.

 

Beginning Watercolor

Instructor: Lauri Adkins
Dates: March 13 - May 1

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Fee: $95

Minimum enrollment 5/Maximum 10

In this class, participants will learn the basic techniques used in watercolor painting. A variety of concepts, tools, subjects, applications, and forms of watercolor will be explored.  Some watercolor paper, brushes, and paints are provided for this course, but students are encouraged to purchase their own specific watercolor sets and tools as needed.

 

Youth Pottery

Instructor:  Brad Meredith
Dates: March 13 - May 1

Times: 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Fee:  $95

Minimum enrollment 5/Maximum enrollment 12

This class is specifically designed for children and early teens.  We will explore the basics of Hand Building in clay.  Students will be instructed on how to make coil pots, pinch pots, wall pockets, and hand built mugs, plus much more.  The creative use of patterns, texture, and clay stamping will be implemented in the design process.  All projects will be bisque fired and glazed.

 

Partners: LVAA


 

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