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art workshops

Adult Art Classes

Continuing Adult Education (ages 18+)

Classes meet once a week – join us by the session (6 weeks) for our Beginning Paint Class or by the month for our Open Paint class. 

Early Bird Registration

*Register early and get $30 off per 6 week session

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. 13
Early Bird Pricing ends Friday, Jan. 31 at 11 pm

No Class April 8, 9, 10th

Session 5: Mixed Media

April 13 — May 21 (6 weeks) †
Registration Opens: March 2
Early Bird Pricing ends Friday, March 22 at 11 pm
†No class April 16 due to Spring Fair 

Beginning Paint Class – Adults

Aletha Deuel – 2 hr class / Tuesdays 6-8pm & Thursdays 10am-12pm
$120 ($90*) for a 6 week session

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

Open Paint Class

Aletha Deuel – 2 hr class / Mondays 6-8pm
$12.50 per class

Bring your own supplies and paint along with fellow artists, this is a relaxed class with great potential for personal growth. Teacher Aletha will be available to give constructive critism should you choose.


Beginning Paint Class

Registration is done online for our adult beginning paint class. Please register online to secure a spot in the class. Click “Register Now” then 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.

Open Paint Class

Registration is done in person for our adult open paint class. Please arrive a few minutes prior to the start of class and pay for the entire month. 

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 session cost will be pro-rated based on the remaining art classes. Cost per class is $12.50 per class and does not include art supplies.

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 children’s classes k-12)

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?

Yes, adult supplies are not included in the cost of tuition. Please ask the teacher what supplies are required.

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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