St. Petersburg, FL — This Saturday, during the Second Saturday ArtWalk, the Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) is hosting an open house to introduce the community to The Francis McSwain and J. Crayton Pruitt Arts Education Center. The newly developed facility, housed in the ArtsXchange Campus on the Deuces Corridor, is home to a wide variety of exciting new art classes taught by local artists and educators who are eager to share their passion and knowledge for their craft.
The community is invited to come by the ArtsXchange at 515 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712 to observe art demonstrations by local artists including a hands-on art activity hosted by resident artist Sunny Stewart, and watch ProjectALCHEMY’s rehearsal in the new dance studio. The studio is one-of-a-kind in Tampa Bay with it’s 600 sq ft custom sprung hardwood dance floor, sought after by dancers of all disciplines. The space will be open to the public from 5-9pm.
Visitors can RSVP online on Facebook.
The Pruitt Arts Education Center will be open year round and is already offering dozens of spring classes currently available for registration. Ranging from traditional to unique art education, classes vary in length, size, cost, and skill level, providing a range of art genres to explore for both adults and children.
Within The Pruitt Arts Education Center is The Aresty School for Young Artists, offering students aged eight to 14 an opportunity to bring out their unique personalities through multisensory and multidisciplinary artmaking.
Upcoming classes include:
Stop Motion Animation with Amy Ilic-Volpe: Learn how to animate using stop motion techniques. Watch your talents bloom and grow! Ages 8-11.
Fiber Art Fun with Mary Frances Fleming: The make & take children’s series allows students to create a work of art during each session and take it home with them the same day. Ages 12-14.
Acrylic Pouring with Derrick Kearney: Students will learn the steps involved in making a fluid painting including color mixing, pouring mediums, paint consistencies, and tools needed for various techniques. Let your imagination flow! Ages 15+.
Make & Take: Art is Elemental: The make & take class series allows students to create a work of art during each session and take it home with them the same day. This Make & Take class for Elementary School students is all about the fundamental Elements of Art: Line, Shape, Color, Form, Value, Texture, and Space! Ages 8-11.
Beginner Oil Painting with Jila Davoodi: Have you always wanted to learn how to oil paint? Now is your chance! Begin your journey with artist Jila Davoodi, who has more than 35 years of oil painting experience. Unleash your creative potential as you experiment with and discover more about the art of oil painting! All skill levels welcome. Ages 18+.
Sunday Centering: Yoga with Beth Bailey: Take a moment to center your body, mind, and spirit with Creative Yoga Instructor Beth Bailey as you wrap up your weekend. Ages 12+.
For more information on all classes available and to register, visit https://www.warehouseartsdistrictstpete.org/.
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The Warehouse Arts District Association (WADA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization comprised of artists, members, individual supporters, and businesses who are dedicated to flourishing the community through artistic endeavors, support, education, and highly curated art.
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