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Fine Arts Classes for Seniors in Kansas City

Heritage Center fine arts programs for senior adults (65+)

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The J offers the highest quality fine arts classes for seniors in Kansas City through the Heritage Center programs. Whether you're a beginner wanting to learn the foundations of art, to more advanced classes like ceramics and advanced drawing, we offer a variety of classes to allow your creativity to blossom. Fine arts classes benefit seniors by offering sensory stimulation, increasing mood, and providing a sense of control and accomplishment.

Supplies are included for most classes when fee. The below classes are ongoing and can be started at any time contingent upon availability/open spots.
Register by calling the Heritage Center Reception Desk at (913) 327-8044 or by email.

Heritage Center members only.



$90/per 12-week session or $82.50/per 11-week session

Students work with raw clay to create individual works through pinch, coil and slab methods. Your personal masterpiece will be hand-built, glazed and kiln-fired all here at the Heritage Center. Supplies included. Skill level: All

Mondays  |  10:00 - 11:30 am  |  Ceramics Studio
Thursdays  |  12:30 - 2:00 pm  |  Ceramics Studio


Creative Beginnings

$105/per 12-week session

Find your inner-creativity with instructor Gayle Faulkner. This class is for beginner to advanced students and will cover a variety of media with an emphasis on watercolor. Learn about composition, color, and value relationships, as well as the elements and principles of design. Supplies Included. Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced.

Tuesdays  |  1:00 - 3:00 pm  |  Art Studio



Foundations of Art

$90/per 12-week session or $70/per 8-week session

This is an introductory art class where students explore a variety of well-known painting, drawing and mixed media techniques to determine their personal areas of interest. Supplies included. Skill level: Beginner

Wednesdays  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Art Studio
Wednesdays  |  12:30 - 2:30 pm  |  Art Studio
Wednesdays  |  3:00 - 5:00 pm  |  Art Studio



Mixed Media

$105/per 12-week session

Explore a variety of media, application techniques and surfaces, including but not limited to acrylic, ink, soft and oil pastels, Prismacolor pencil, collage, paper, canvas and wood. New ideas will also be explored. The possibilities are endless! Skill level: Beginner/intermediate

Tuesdays  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Art Studio
Tuesdays  |  3:15 -5:15 pm  |  Art Studio



$90/per 12-week session or $70/per 8-week session

Choose from a variety of media to create works of art. Students select their own subject matter and work individually. Gentle guidance is given to learn new techniques. Supplies included. Skill level: Beginner/intermediate

Thursdays  |  10:00 am - 12:00 pm  |  Art Studio
Thursdays  |  2:30 - 4:30 pm  |  Art Studio


Advanced Painting/Drawing/Portraits

$90/per 12-week session or $70/per 8-week session

Students use their acquired skills to create works of art in a variety of media. Students select their own subject matter and work individually to create works of art specific to their liking. Supplies included. Skill level: Advanced

Mondays  |  12:00 - 2:00 pm  |  Art Studio
Mondays  |  2:30 - 4:30 pm  |  Art Studio

Register by calling the Heritage Center Reception Desk at (913) 327-8044 or by email.


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