The Perkinson Center prides itself on offering classes and workshops that showcase a variety of disciplines for learners at any level. Our skilled teaching artists guide participants in their pursuit of artistic growth in a welcoming environment where they are encouraged to be inspired, grow, and create.

From the beginner to the advanced, there is something for everyone!

Upcoming Classes and Workshops

A Focus on Facial Features

Tuesday, January 18, 25, and February 1 and 8

*Dates have been adjusted


For students 13 and up

Instructor: Shannon Sissokho

Registration Fee: $75 (all materials included)

Registration closes on Saturday, January 15 at midnight.

Drawing the Human Face. In this class we will break down the components of drawing faces. You will learn how to draw and apply values to each individual face feature and the correct placement of them on the face. Beginner to intermediate artists welcome.

Beginner Salsa Dancing

Friday, February 4, 11, 18, and 25

Adults 18+

Instructor: Heidi Orland Vaughan

Registration Fee: $65 for paired couples

Class Dress Code: Please wear shoes that will not slide off your feet.

One registration is for two people. During the registration process you will be asked to provide the names of both participants.

Learn the basic steps and technique of Salsa dancing. No experience necessary! Those with 2 left feet welcome. We will start at the very beginning.



Will You Be Mine? Greeting Card Class

Saturday, February 5, 2022



Wednesday, February 9, 2022


Adults, 18+

Instructor: Joni Abernathy

Registration Fee: $25 (all materials included)

Brighten someone’s day by sending them the gift of a hand-crafted, personalized card this Valentine's Day! As Joni says, “creativity is an option, not a necessity, all that’s required is enthusiasm and a smile!” Participants will make ‘n take four (4) cards and a craft item. Whether it's Valentine's Day or a birthday, you're sure to create something unique for any occasion.



Acrylic Painting with Jessica Freeman
Friday, February 25, March 4, 11, and 18

Adults 18+

Instructor: Jessica Freeman

Registration Fee: $120

Materials included, however students may choose to bring their own materials.

This four week all level class is designed to help students bring out their inner artist while having a great time. Refresh your skills while learning or revisiting composition, values, vanishing points, and so much more. During these sessions students will use still life as their inspiration as they get their creative juices flowing. As Jessica always says, “your style makes your individual art.” All levels are welcome!



Line Dancing

Tuesday, March 1, 8, 15, and 22

Adults 18+

Instructor: Heidi Orland Vaughan

Class Dress Code: Please wear shoes that will not slide off your feet.

Come on out and learn some ballroom and country line dances done to a fun mix of music. Great exercise too! All levels welcome - from beginner to experienced.

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