Classes & Workshops

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WheatonArts offers a great variety of workshops and classes that will engage participants of all ages and levels of expertise in arts and culture.

Our classes and workshops provide the opportunity to explore various art forms, aesthetics, and cultures while participating in an interactive creative experience. Multi-session classes, intensives, and workshops are designed to accommodate various ages, skill levels, and time schedules. Many classes/workshops are open to teenagers, encouraging multi-generational experiences. All classes take place within the scenic grounds and facilities of Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center. Registration deadlines are typically one to two weeks prior to the scheduled class date. 

Click on the links below to explore our 2024 class offerings: 


For ages 7 to 12 years old, this beginner course in pastel drawing will inspire them to express themselves through art. 

A pastel painting used for the Introduction to Soft Pastels for Young Artists workshop of a tree next to a road with tall grass around it, and a rock on the right side of the road, in front of a bright skyline painted yellow, pink, purple, red, and blue. Below the skyline is a row of looming grey mountains.


Learn the process of designing & building unique pottery with ceramic artist Phyllis Seidner-Vesely.
Registrants must be 16 or older to participate.

Seven ceramic birdhouses/birdfeeders by ceramic workshop instructor Phyllis Seidner are presented on a dark table and have two holes on each item's front side. Three are blue & and four are yellow.


Explore designing characters and compositions with acrylics, gouache, pencils, and watercolors to morph the familiar with the unfamiliar to express your worldly vision! 

A detail of an artist painting an example of the introduction to conceptual painting workshop with instructor Sumayyah Hayes is of an hourglass over a dark blue background.


Learn the fundamentals of designing and creating kiln-formed fused glass panels and plates! 
Must be 16 or older to participate.

An image of several square fused glass panels. Six yellow & medium panels with arrows and orbs & one large panel with several small orange & blue dots are throughout the display. Four medium red panels with yellow triangles & red circles forming an arrow, are at the bottom left corner, twelve small red panels with yellow rings, green & yellow orbs, and yellow & green orbs are at the bottom right corner. Six medium blue panels, with yellow & blue dots, are on both sides of the image. A large blue panel with yellow & blue orbs is at top of the image.


Learn the fundamentals and create your own stained glass projects using the copper foil technique! 
Must be 14 or older to participate.

Fill by number stained glass piece being assembled of an arm's muscles as it holds an egg.


Experiment with wax as an artistic medium!
Designed for ages 16 & older.

An encaustic painting by workshop instructor Sandra Koberlein with a design of a bee at the top over a beige portion is the subject of the image. There are several stripes of white & green with several small dots of yellow & large dots of blue below the beige portion.


Discover the holistic approach to Creativity! Practice effective methods that can heal and revitalize your creative process. These take place virtually via Zoom. 

An orange circle with a picture of a purple sky with a yellow sun over a blew bending river and green ground, is in front of a grey background, as part of a logo, to the left of a picture of a person sitting with a thought bubble full of green plants, coming from them.

Cancelation Policy: Refunds will be given up to one week prior to the beginning of the workshop. After this time, your workshop fee is non-refundable. WheatonArts reserves the right to cancel a workshop due to minimal enrollment. If cancellation occurs, WheatonArts will refund all workshop fees. A $25.00 fee will be charged to those who do not show up for their appointment. We require 24 hours’ notice to cancel an appointment; otherwise, it will be considered a no-show, except in the case of illness. Are you feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19? Please stay home. Appointments can be rescheduled by phone or email. 

Questions? Please contact us at 856.825.6800, ext. 152 or by emailing


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