An Adult Art Class Just For You
Register Now for 2019 - 2020 courses
The 2019-20 School year classes begin the
Week Of August 19
What if you found an art teacher who focused on what you wanted to learn?
COME FIND OUT AT
ADULT ART CLASS
We’re in Cool Springs right off the interstate
Fun And Encouraging
“How-To” lessons are easy to understand
Variety of lessons holds your interest
Artists’ Choice gives freedom for self-expression
Knowing what to do leads to confidence
Essential techniques are always demonstrated
Lessons are designed for every age group
We’ve tested and refined our curriculum for over 12 years
Insights take the mystery out of creating art
A Training Approach
We take the long-term path, to really learn art
Small classes with 10 students
One-on-one mentoring during class
36 weeks per school-year, meeting once a week
Designed For You
Join a class at any time on our cycle
4 adult classes to choose from
Free adult-only Open Studio once a month
Supplies are available any time, and always at 15% off the MSRP
You Can Join A Class At Any Time
Firstlight was founded in 2006 by Franklin artist, Dennas Davis.
While over 200 students attend each week, 4 of our classes are specifically for adults, some of whom are beginners, and some have been in our program for over 10 years. We’ve been trusted for over 12 years in the Nashville area, training artists of all ages.
Overview of Adult Classes
Confidence grows from knowing how to do specific techniques and methods. So we show you, and tell you how to do it. It works! We’ve had many adults in our program for over 5 years.
Our goal for you is long-term, so you end up with the ability to create artwork on your own, in your own expressive way. We don’t send you home with a pretty picture – one that you can’t really make again. That’s not learning, that’s copying. We focus on building your skill.
Adult classes are offered at several times each week to fit your schedule. Choose from one of these:
- Evening classes 6:16 – 8 PM (Mondays)
- Morning classes 10 – Noon (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- Afternoon class (Tues) 1 – 3
Pretty Art Can Make Frustrated Artists
It’s true. Learning how to really do your own art, often means working on projects that do not end with a beautiful work of art to take home. Tap the button below to read about how the frustration Dennas’ mother experienced, influences his art curriculum.
All Courses* include
10 FREE passes to our Saturday open studios
Open Studio $5 - Now EVERY Saturday During The School Year
- KidsART for ages 4 - 8
11:00 am to 12:30
- Everyone else ages 8 and up
1:00 to 3:30 pm
Kids, teens, and adults all have separate rooms
No supplies? No Problem, it's only $5 more to use ours.
Open Studio is available to Everyone!*
Please sign up for a session using one of the buttons below, based on your current registration status.
Everyone must sign up now for Open Studio sessions. Thank you!
*We do not currently offer an Open Studio time for Special Needs Students. We hope to in the future.
What folks say about us
Ann, adult student
Pat, adult student
Judy, adult student
I think it’s great that you have the open studio monthly as well.“
Shea, adult student
“I started Firstlight in 2006, because we needed a community art school that focused on each student’s goals.”
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Adult Instructors :
Founder & Director
Illustrator, painter, teacher, and director of Firstlight, Dennas has been a professional artist for 40 years. He has millions of books in print worldwide in over 30 languages, and is also the Founder of The Art Instructor, an online curriculum site for art educators.
A talented and accomplished artist for many years, with a background in both art and teaching, Betsy has been a huge part of Firstlight for most of our 14 years. She loves painting and drawing in all media, and sells her work and prints in several venues. Betsy has helped in creating our curriculum too.