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Sign up for Savage Arts & Cultural Center Classes!

Savage Arts Council is pleased to have a place to call home in the same building that houses the Savage Public Library Building. The Savage Arts Council will offers cultural art events, and visual and literary art classes to students of all ages and abilities. Classes typically meet for 3-4 sessions are about about $10 per instruction hour.

Available Classes

(A full description of each class is listed below.)


Street Art Chalk Painting for Youth

Hosted by: The Savage Arts & Cultural Center

Expand your Canvas! Award-winning street artist Shawn McCann's Street Art: Chalk Painting for Youth class will help you bring your art to the next level in this fun and unique class. Both beginning and experienced artists are welcome. Chalk painting techniques will be taught as well as how to work on communal projects. Wear clothes you can get dirty and bring a kneeling pad to use throughout the week. All other supplies (including nontoxic chalk) are inlcuded in the class fee.

Invite friends and family for a public showing, featuring work from both classes on Friday, July 21 from 12:00 to 1:00.

Ages 7 to 9

Class meets July 18 and July 19 from 1:00 to 2:30 at the Savage Arts & Cultural Center. Students should wear clothes you can get dirty and bring a kneeling pad to use throughout the week.

Ages 9 and up

Class meets daily between July 17 and July 21 from 9:00 to 12:00 at the Savage Arts & Cultural Center. Students should wear clothes they can get dirty and bring a kneeling pad to use throughout the week.

Register for Street Art: Chalk Painting for Youth


Watercolor Tricks

Instructor: Lucy LeMay (lucyLeMay@gmail.com)

The Spring class meets 4 Saturdays: April 8, 15, 22 & 29, 10:00 to 12:00.

After painting for 30 years and doing watercolor for 10 years, Lucy Le May, retired high school art teacher and owner operator of Le May Studio, has some tricks to share. This course is a four session event, no make ups. Because of the pace and amount of material covered this is not recommended for children under 16 years of age. Handouts provided. We will cover:

  • Floating color and controlling that darn back bleed
  • Color theory for a good painting every time
  • Painting skies: hake brush 2”
  • Nature under your feet: fan brush
  • Good design means a good painting: focal points, rule of thirds
  • How to make water or reflecting surfaces: hake brush
  • To salt or not to salt
  • Paintings that paint themselves
  • Staining vs. non-staining colors, paper differences and what that means to you.

Other topics will be covered as time allows based on the needs of students who have a technique they need for a problem painting. Noteworthy: these are not sessions to complete a finished project but practice for beginner watercolorists.

There are two price options:

  • Supplies will be provided for you for use during the class time. ($80 class + $20 material fee).
  • Supplies will be provided by you. ($80 class fee).

Supply list includes:

  • paper towels or tissues
  • 2 water containers (cottage cheese or butter tub size)
  • small flat kitchen sponge
  • water atomizer (spray bottle)
  • paint
    • raw sienna
    • alizarin crimson
    • French ultra blue
    • cerulean blue
    • cascade green
    • payne's gray or neutral tint
    • aureolean yellow
    • burnt sienna
  • the brushes you will need for class
    • a large round #22-26 with a good point
    • small round #8-10 with a good point
    • flat 1 ½" brush
    • flat #6 or #8
    • liner or script brush (also called aa rigger)
  • block 9x12 or 10x14
  • Arches cold press watercolor paper 

Registration Closed 

The Winter class meets 4 Saturdays: November 5, 12, and December 3, and 10 from 10:00 to 12:00.

After painting for 30 years and doing watercolor for 10 years, Lucy Le May, retired high school art teacher and owner operator of Le May Studio, has some tricks to share. This course is a four session event, no make ups. Because of the pace and amount of material covered this is not recommended for children under 16 years of age. Handouts provided. We will cover:

  • Floating color and controlling that darn back bleed
  • Color theory for a good painting every time
  • Painting skies: hake brush 2”
  • Nature under your feet: fan brush
  • Good design means a good painting: focal points, rule of thirds
  • How to make water or reflecting surfaces: hake brush
  • To salt or not to salt
  • Paintings that paint themselves
  • Staining vs. non-staining colors, paper differences and what that means to you.

Other topics will be covered as time allows based on the needs of students who have a technique they need for a problem painting. Noteworthy: these are not sessions to complete a finished project but practice for beginner watercolorists.

There are two price options:

  • Supplies will be provided for you for use during the class time. ($80 class + $20 material fee).
  • Supplies will be provided by you. ($80 class fee).

Supply list includes:

  • paper towels or tissues
  • 2 water containers (cottage cheese or butter tub size)
  • small flat kitchen sponge
  • water atomizer (spray bottle)
  • paint
    • raw sienna
    • alizarin crimson
    • French ultra blue
    • cerulean blue
    • cascade green
    • payne's gray or neutral tint
    • aureolean yellow
    • burnt sienna
  • the brushes you will need for class
    • a large round #22-26 with a good point
    • small round #8-10 with a good point
    • flat 1 ½" brush
    • flat #6 or #8
    • liner or script brush (also called aa rigger)
  • block 9x12 or 10x14
  • Arches cold press watercolor paper 

Register for the Winter class 


Contact us to learn more about our classes.