Don’t miss your opportunity to unleash your creativity in one of our many art classes and workshops. If you are an artist, novice or professional, we have programs that will enhance your creative process and artwork.

Please review our Program Policies before registering.

If you are unsure about the status of your membership, please call 904-280-0614 ext. 204.  If you would like to become a member of the Cultural Center, please visit membership.

Gift certificates available for purchase - can be redeemed for classes, camps, workshops, etc.  

Supplies not included unless stated.  

Deposits are non-refundable.  Deposits can ONLY be made in person or over the phone by calling 904-280-0614 x204.

Follow the REGISTER links below to select workshops and complete your registration.  To receive the member rate discount you must enter the indicated Promo Code at check out.   

Enter MEMBER as Promo Code at check out for MEMBER RATE




Make a $50 Deposit to Hold Your Spot Today!




 2017 Arts Workshops – More to Come!


Tax Tips for Artists
Pamela Bomba, CPA

Pamela Bomba, CPA at Pivot, CPAs, will review important tax tips for artists. Topics will include, allowable deductions, options for filing as an artist, and specific state requirements. Plamela will spend the las hour answering questions. Please send your questions one week prior to workshop to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with subject line "Tax Tips."

Saturday March 4, 2017. 10am - 12 pm | Artist Members: Complimentary | Non-artist Members: $15



Expression in Color
Ellen Diamond

Skill Level: All Skills Welcome
Medium: Acrylic but oil is accepted
Expression in Color is designed to celebrate the use of “the beauty of color” as the inspiration for the creative process. The workshop will focus on Nature and The Landscape in the creation of shape and composition for your paintings.  Any photos from your travels or subjects that you would like to paint can be used as inspiration for you paintings. Demonstrations and short films will be an important jump off point for the understanding of new ideas and techniques.  Ellen will work in acrylic but students can use oil. 

March 11-12, 2017. 10am - 4 pm | Members: $235 | Non-artist Members: $265



Design and Composition of Plein Air Painting

Randy Pitts

Skill Level: All
This two day plein air workshop is for oil painters of all skill levels. A successful painting begins with a solid design foundation. The workshop objective is to give the artist the design skills necessary to go beyond simply trying to reproduce what nature gives us. Students will work directly from the landscape on location. Through the use of quick sketches, demonstrations, and individualized help at the student's easel, the student will learn about solid design principles, the clarification of their concept, the simplification of shapes, and the pattern of light and shadow. Students will come away with a better understanding of what makes a good painting. Workshop held at Castaway Island Nature Preserve, 2921 San Pablo Road, on the East side of San Pablo Road about a 1/4 mile North of Beach Boulevard

March 25-26, 2017   10am – 4pm   |   Members: $235   |   Non-members: $275




Photoshoot Session: Artwork
Pablo Rivera,


Photographer, Pablo Rivera, will offer professionally photographed images of your work on selected Saturdays. Images will be converted into high quality JPEG format so that they can be submitted online to shows, uploaded for websites or for print. Pre-registration required. 

March 25, 10am – 3pm | Artist members: $35 for up to 5 pieces | Non-artist members: $50 for up to 5 pieces

REGISTER for March session



Techniques of the Masters
David Dunlop,, VMA

Skill Level: All levels welcome
Participants can use watercolor, oil, acrylic or mixed media

This four-day fine art workshop features David Dunlop, Emmy award-winning writer of the PBS television series Landscapes through Time. Learn how to paint landscapes using a comprehensive combination of traditional and modern techniques. Participants will concentrate on the origins and evolution of landscape painting by studying color, water, and skies. Daily demonstrations and individually tailored instruction will help each student realize his or her personal painting ambitions. Half of the workshop will be spent in the studio and the other half will be plein air (weather permitted). Evening photo walks will also be a part of the workshop. 

April 20 – 23, 2017 (Thurs – Sun)  9am – 4pm  |  Members: $599  |  Non-members: $650  |  Or $50 Non-refundable Deposit to Hold Your Spot       















The Color of Light Workshop
Sally Strand,, VMA

Skill Level: Beginner to professional, needs basic drawing skills
All paint mediums welcome, specifically pastel, watercolor, acrylic and/or oil

Focusing on color and light, Sally discusses optical mixing of layered color and how to truly see and identify color, especially subtle color. The effects of light on color, composition, and perception, as well as use of different light sources are explored. Painting from costumed models and still life, each student receives individual attention and critiques. Demonstrations, lectures and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color! Instructor demonstrations in pastel. Individual instruction, and critiques will take place. Model fee included in tuition.   
Sponsored in part by Karen F. Rose

October 4 – 8, 2017 (Wed – Sun)  9am - 4pm  |  Members: $750  |  Non-members: $799  |  Or $50 Non-refundable Deposit to Hold Your Spot





The Reclining Female Figure
Peter Rubino,
See video of the making of the pictured figure here.

Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate
Peter Rubino, author of The Portrait in Clay and Sculpting the Figure in Clay, will lead you on a technical and artistic journey toward understanding the dynamic and creative forces in sculpting the human figure in clay. Peter will introduce you to his easy to follow step-by-step system of blocking in the essential foundation of the figure in pose and how to establish the proper proportion, position and planes associated with the human form. Students will learn a fresh and intuitive sculptural language while creating a 24 to 36 inch reclining female figure with water based clay. Lessons will also include comprehensive studies of hands and feet, unique tooling techniques and the value of surface texture. Peter will discuss the firing process and a simple method for hand painted patinas. Participants are encouraged to discover their own individual artistic style, Rubino says: " in this unique workshop, we don't make mistakes we make adjustments". $40 model fee to be paid 1st day of workshop. 

October 20 – 22, 2017   9am – 4pm   |   Members: $360   |   Non-members: $399   |   $50 Non-refundable Deposit to Hold Your Spot




Mold Making for Ceramics
Aisling Millar McDonald, 

Skill Level: Basic ceramic knowledge needed
Students will be introduced to plaster mold making for ceramics. Each student will learn how to create a one part and/or two part mold of a form using plaster so that they can make multiple copies of plaster form in clay.

Supply List and registration coming soon



Visit PV Arts & Crafts for 30% discount on art supplies for
Cultural Center members 

Have your membership
card ready at check-out.

288-1 Solana Road
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082





Atlantic Pottery Supply Inc. offers
a 10% discount for CCPVB members, please have your card ready at check-out.



Atlantic Pottery Supply, Inc.
725 Atlantic Blvd. Ste 21
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233




Artist Members receive a 30%
discount on 
art supplies and
framing for Cultural Center
members at Reddi-Arts
Have your membership card
ready at check-out.

1037 Hendricks Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32207





Our dedicated hotel sponsor, Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra, provides special room rates for Cultural Center workshop attendees, click here for more information or to book a room to use during your workshop.