Centre for the Living Arts


Centre for the Living Arts offers a full range of classes and workshops for all skill levels. Studio art classes are led by professional artists and experienced educators. Access to the works of nationally and internationally known artists of current CLA exhibitions will provide inspiration for studio exploration. Weekend and evening studio classes are available for all ages. The full schedule of classes can be found under the Visual & Performing Arts tab. To register, please contact Brennan Gibson.

Please note: Payment for classes must be made in full at the time of registration, no later than four days prior to start of class. If you must cancel, please let us know at least four days before the date of the class. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after registration ends. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. If this occurs, students will be contacted in advance and full refunds will be issued.

Brennan Gibson
Education Program Manager
251 208 5658

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Classes

Ceramics Studio | March 16

Deaf and hard of hearing students are invited to work together or separately using clay to learn hand-building and/or
wheel throwing techniques. The 3-D forms created in class will be glazed and fired. Pieces may be picked up the
following week.

RSVP by March 12.

Abstract Painting | April 6

Deaf and hard of hearing students will learn about contemporary art and experiment with abstract painting. Students
will learn a variety of techniques and explore painting on different surfaces.

RSVP by April 2.

Watercolor Painting | May 4

Deaf and hard of hearing students will explore painting with watercolors. Students will learn the basics of painting with
watercolors, study several watercolor painting techniques and leave class with one completed painting.

RSVP by April 30.

All classes are Sundays from 1 – 4 pm at Centre for the Living Arts
301 Conti Street, Mobile AL 36602
Ages 8 and up / All supplies included
Admission: Free

For more information or to register, please contact:
Joy Antar (AIDB) at antar.joy@aidb.state.al.us or 251 281 2333
Brennan Gibson (Centre for the Living Arts) at cla.gibson@cityofmobile.org or 251 208 5658

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Arts License Plate program of the Alabama Alliance for Arts

Senior Studio Classes

Senior studio classes are free for adults ages 65+
Classes are every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 2-4pm. All activities relate to current CLA exhibitions
April 2
April 16
May 7
May 21

Adult Studio Classes

Ceramics Studio | beginning March 19

Led by instructor Maria Spies, this is a beginning to intermediate class exploring clay as a medium for the expression of 3-dimensional forms. Students will be introduced to wheel throwing and hand building techniques.

The class will run every Wednesday from 5:30 – 8:30pm , beginning March 19th until May 7th, making a total of 8 sessions.

CLA Studio
Wednedays, beginning March 7
5:30 – 8:30pm

$195/ Member discounts available

Regular adult studio classes will resume in spring. Full schedule coming soon


Gearing up for Global – Summer Professional Development Workshop | July 2

In this three hour workshop, Dr. Paige Vitulli will provide K-12 teachers with information on how to integrate art across the curriculum using contemporary art experiences as a teaching mechanism. Educators will be prepared for CLA’s next major long-term exhibition on globalism scheduled to open in fall 2014. Educational resources will be provided along with hands-on activities.

CLA Studio

Presenter: Dr. Paige Vitulli / the University of South Alabama
Date: Wednesday, July 2 / 9-noon –  15 minute break mid-way
Maximum number of teachers: 25
Grades: K-12

This workshop is sponsored by SARIC