Art Classes/Workshops and so much at the Cape Coral Art League


So very popular!  Open Painting is for you!  Enjoy learning about upcoming art classes & art workshops and so much more!

Every Wednesday 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

$2 for members, $6 non-members.



Enjoy the company of fellow artists.  Just come in and bring your own art project and supplies!  Enjoy some yummy snacks too!  No registration required.

Basic Techniques of Oil Painting


Instructor:  Terry Halek
Classes on Thursdays


Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27

Oct. 11, 18, 25

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29

Dec. 6, 13, 20


Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: $60/$80 per 4 week session

Oil painting is considered the easiest medium to learn. Color mixing is easier; paint flow and brush strokes are smoother. Forgiveness is probably its greatest attribute. You will learn stroke by stroke, painting by painting.   Request a supply list.  If you have questions, please call Terry at (239) 471-7315.  Beginners and experienced painters are welcome.

Open Portrait Sessions with a Model

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Instructor: Marjorie Ewell - Event Chair

Class on Tuesdays

Dates: resumes in November 2018

Time:  TBD

Fee: $10/$15 per session 

Join us for portrait drawing or painting at our open sessions with a model.  No instructor.  Bring your own supplies including an easel.  Artists work in the medium of their choice.  Sessions require a minimum of 5 artists, maximum 15.  Questions?  Email Marjorie at for information and to receive emails regarding model and schedule. 

Watercolor for the Beginner​


Instructor:  Pat Ricci

Classes on Tuesdays 


Nov. 13, 27

Dec. 4, 11

Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Fee: $30/$40 for each 2 week session

Learn watercolor through a variety of painting techniques in an easy to follow sequence.  Pat will cover color blending, the importance of value (lights and darks), design and drawing with shading and perspective.

* For a nominal fee Pat will furnish a palette to get you started.  Supply list available.  

Hooked on Watercolor - Intermediate Level


Instructor: Donna Maves

Class on Thursdays


Nov. 8, 15, 29 & Dec. 6 

Time: 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Fee: $96/$116 for each 4 week session 

A step-by-step systematic approach to watercolor painting – your drawing will be developed as you travel through the process.  New techniques will be taught each week and students will apply these in their paintings.  If you want to build your confidence, learn and apply the basics, this class is for you!  No beginners.  Ask for a supply list when you register. 

Urban Sketching with Rich Goodnight

Instructor:  Rich Goodnight

Class on Thursdays

Dates:  Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27

Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

(ongoing per instructor).  

Confirm your spot by calling Rich at 219-462-3117

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fee: $5.00 donation payable at class time.

Learn to sketch anytime or anyplace (just about). Sketch on location using materials and a sketchbook that easily fit in a small bag.  We practice painting the world around us, quickly journaling in pictures - the things that catch our interest.  Classes will be held at the Cape Coral Art League and on location.

No registration required.


Oil Painting for All Levels!

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Instructor:  Dennis Morton
Classes on Wednesdays


October 24 & 31 

November 7 & 14

Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon

Fee:  $80.00/$100 per 4 week session

Learn painting techniques and composition with emphasis on value anmd color.  Supply list available.

Questions:  call Dennis at 239-440-0027.

Acrylic Painting for Beginners Plus



Instructor:  Pat St. Onge

Classes on Mondays

Dates:  Sept. 10, 17, 24 & Oct. 1

Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Time:  1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Fee:  $60/$80 per 4 week session

If you have some experience with acrylic, this class will help you perfect your techniques.  Pat will cover materials, color mixing and a variety of strokes and application techniques.  You will enjoy creating four (4) finished paintings, step by step.  Supply list available. 

Digital Photography & Graphics (Adults 16+)


Instructor:  Carmen Sprague

Classes on Wednesdays


Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28

Dec. 5, 12, 19 (only 3 weeks)

Time:  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Fee:  $65/$85 for a 4 week session

Learn the basics of photography.  Standard digital will be discussed. Basic camera operation and care, settings, frame placement and paper selections for printing, presentation and framing and preservation of prints.  Various computer programs will be discussed for printing and manipulation.  Bring your camera and its manual, plus a notebook for taking notes.  Be prepared for homework printing assignments.

Acrylic Pouring Class


Instructor:  Pat St. Onge

Class on Monday, December 10 and/or Monday, December 17, 2018

Time:  1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Fee:  $40/$60 per session


Come learn the techniques, tips and tricks of Acrylic Pouring with Pat St. Onge.  In this fun, interactive workshop, Pat will demonstrate several methods.  She'll discuss how to modify your paints with different pouring mediums, how to create cells, and provide recipes and instructions in a hand out to take home for future experimentation. Supply list available.

Pastel Class


Instructor:  Leslie McNeil

Classes on Fridays

6 week class $90 (member)/$110 (non Member)

Class 1: Jan 11,18,25, Feb 1,8,15

Class 2: Feb 22, Mar 1,8,15,22,29

Time:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 Pastels have a depth and richness to them that is unique to this medium. Participants will learn techniques for working in pastels that will make their subjects come to life as their skills progress. 

Fundamentals of Oil & Acrylic Painting Intermediate Level (Registration starts Sept 4, 2018)

CLICK ON THE PHOTO FOR QUICK CHECKOUT! (Registration for this class begins Sept 4, 2018

Instructor: Patty Sole

Classes on Tuesdays


Oct 9, 16, 23, 30

Nov 6, 13, 20, 27

Dec 4, 11, 18

Time: 1:00 - 4:00pm

Fee: $65.00/$85 for each 4 week session

If you have some expeirence in painting with oils or acrylics, this class was made for you! Creating an under-painting, mixing colors and applying the paint properly while discovering what make a good painting, are but a few of the things you'll learn as you paint. Supply list available ON CHECK OUT PAGE. Patty's website 

Sip N Dip Painting!

We will be painting beautiful palm trees!

Instructor:  Maureen Bieniarz

Date:  Sunday, July 15, 2018

Time:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fee:  $40.00

All supplies included!  Painting is done on 16X20 canvas in acrylic paints.

Leave with a finished painting...done by you!  No experience needed....just have fun!  Bring a friend or book a private party for another date.  BYOB and a snack if you wish.

To register, call Maureen at 603-235-2777

Landscapes with Lois

Lois has a fun and informative day and eagerly looks forward to meeting you!

Instructor:  Lois Johnston

Dates:  Friday, June 15, 2018 and Saturday, July 21, 2018

Time:  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fee:  $75.00 

This is a one-day class, during which you will complete a fabulous painting using the BOB ROSS technique.  This fun style of oil painting teaches you to create a professional looking painting and use your brushes and paint to get the maximum results using the minimum of paint and brush strokes.  Whether you are an experience painter or have a minimum of experiance, this class is for you.

To register, call Lois Johnston at 239-210-1318 or Pat Gilbert at 239-281-4544

Workshops Hosted by Education Chair: Pat Gilbert

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Workshops by Renowned Artists


2018/2019 WORKSHOPS

Chairman:  Pat Gilbert 

​Contact Pat at:

We have an exciting Fall 2018/Winter 2019 slate of workshops.

  Check back for updates!


Jan Ellen Atsielski "Powerful Palette Knife"

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Dates:  January 4 & 5 and possibly the 6th, 2019

Visit back here soon for more registration information.

Kathleen Conover "Color, Collage & Composition"

Dates:  Thursday, January 17, 18 & 19, 2019

Visit back here soon for more registration information.

Federica Marshall "Landscape in Four Seasons - Sumi-E"

 Dates:  February 2 & 3, 2019

Visit back here soon for more registration information.

Janet Rogers "Watercolor Impressions from Flowers to Faces"

 Dates:  February 14, 15, 16, 2019

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Janet Rogers-WaterColor Impressions From Flowers to Faces

All Levels, Supply list Available

Thursday Feb 14,15 &16 2019

Marie Natale Watercolor: Loose, lumious and colorful

Thursday February 28th- Saturday March 2nd