LOCATED INSIDE THE RED GATE, THE WASHINGTON STATE FAIR (253) 752-9708 foldfield@comcast.net
art workshops

Adult Art Classes

Continuing Adult Education (ages 18+)

Classes meet once a week – join us by the session (6-7 weeks) for our Beginning Paint Class or Studio Art Class. 

Beginning Paint Class

Early Bird Registration

*Register early and save

Each session has early bird pricing. See below for deadlines.

Session 1: Watercolor

Sept. 30 — Nov. 7 (6 weeks)
Registration Opens: TBD
Early Bird Pricing ends Friday, Sept. 13 at 11 pm

Session 2: Acrylics

Nov. 11 — Dec. 19 (6 weeks)†
Registration Opens: Oct. 14
Early Bird Pricing ends Friday, Oct. 25 at 11 pm
†No class Nov. 28 due to Thanksgiving
Session 3: Oils

 Jan 6 — Feb 20 (7 weeks)
Registration Opens: Nov. 25
Early Bird Pricing ends Friday, December 6 at 11 pm
Session 4: Mixed Media 

Feb 24 — April 2 (6 weeks)
Registration Opens: Jan. 20
Early Bird Pricing ends Friday, Jan. 31 at 11 pm

No Class April 7, 8, 9th

Session 5: Mixed Media

April 13 — May 21 (5 weeks) †
Registration Opens: March 9
Early Bird Pricing ends Friday, March 20 at 11 pm
†No class April 16 due to Spring Fair 

I took an adult watercolor painting class and received many valuable tips and tricks to improve my painting skills. I saw dramatic improvement in my painting ability in the 6 short weeks of classes.

— Ana M.

Beginning Paint Class – Adults

New! 1 hour time that aligns with children’s class times. 

Thurs. 10:30-11:30am

$78 ($66*) for a 6 week session

$65 ($55*) for a 5 week session


Learn the basics of painting. Each session we will focus on a specific medium (see session titles). All supplies are included in the cost of the session.

Studio Art Class

Aletha Deuel – 2 hr class
Mondays 6-8pm

$90 for a 6 week session

Bring your own supplies and project. This is an opportunity to refine your project and receive individualized critique from professional artist and teacher, Aletha. This class is student guided and gives great potential for personal growth.

How to Register

Beginning Paint Class

Registration is done online for our adult beginning paint class. Please register online to secure a spot in the class. Click the “Register” button and make sure the class you are interested in is selected. Then click the “Book” button, and fill out your information. The last step will prompt you to pay. If you have previously registered for a class, you will be able to sign in and go straight to the payment section. Online registration closes a few minutes prior to the start of class.

Studio Art Class

New! Registration can now be done online. Registration for this class is currently not set up to pro-rate, so if you register after the session has started you will still be required to pay the full amount. If you are unable to register online, please arrive a few minutes prior to the start of class and pay for the entire session.

We are a nonprofit organization and in order to keep our tuition rates low we are sorry but we are unable to offer refunds.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I register for a session after it has started?

Yes, you can register after a session has started. The price for the beginning paint class will be pro-rated based on the remaining art classes. Cost for Studio Art Class is $90 for a 6 week session and does not include art supplies. Studio Art Class is currently not set up to pro-rate. 

What discounts and deals do you offer?

From time to time we will offer coupon codes and promotions – sign up on our e-mail list to be notified, check our Facebook Page Fred’s Creative Kids and keep your eyes open!  If you refer a friend, please let us know – you just may receive a discount on future registration! (Please note early bird registration is only for the Adult Beginning Paint Class and the children’s classes, it does not apply to the Studio Art Class)

What should I wear to class?

Please dress according to the weather, but make sure you wear something that could get dirty.  Even adults can get paint on their clothes.

What if I miss a class?

As we still have to pay the teacher and other bills, you will be charged unless you make prior arrangements.

Do I need supplies?

Studio Art Class students bring their own supplies. Adult Beginning Paint Class students do not need to bring supplies, all supplies are included in the cost of tuition. 

Where do I park?

There is street parking along 9th Ave SW between Fairview Drive and S. Meridian. You can also park along 4th St SW or the green grass lot across from the red gate at the intersection of 4th St SW and 9th Ave SW.

Where is the entrance to the Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center?

We are located inside the Red Gate of the WA State Fairgrounds — 9th Ave SW between Fairview Drive and S. Meridian. To the left of the red-roofed ticket counters — look for a big blue hanging sign that says “Fred’s Creative Kids Art Classes.” You will enter through a black iron gate and then into the building on the left through the brown door.

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