For adults, the Art 101 workshop series returns with online, two-hour Zoom sessions on Sept. 14, Oct. 12 and Nov. 9. Online workshops are free; supply lists are provided in advance. On Oct. 23, watercolorist Sue Primeau will lead a special, in-person Art 101 workshop at the Appleton. The award-winning painter will also teach a multi-week, in-person master class for more advanced watercolor artists. There is a fee for in-person workshops; visit AppletonMuseum.org for more information.
For adults and teens, the Appleton Book Club continues meeting monthly on Zoom, September through November. Read at your own pace, then join in for a group discussion on Zoom. Upcoming books include “The Hare with Amber Eyes,” by Edmund De Waal (meeting Sept. 14); “Women in Art: 50 Fearless Creatives Who Inspired the World,” by Rachel Ignotofsky (meeting Oct. 12); and “The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World,” by Virginia Postrel (meeting Nov. 9). Book Club meetings are free; advance registration required via Eventbrite.
Fall classes for children are being offered in person. Ages 7-12 can enroll in six-week Art Explorations classes, scheduled for Saturdays. The two Drawing and Painting sessions each feature different projects — enroll in one, or both. All materials are included in the registration fee. For Pre-K students, the popular and free Museum & Me program resumes with classes on the first Tuesday of each month, September through December.
In collaboration with Hospice of Marion County, the Appleton is offering a special program for children and families. Ages 7-12 and accompanying adults are invited to create artwork to commemorate difficulties faced during the pandemic or through the loss of a loved one. Two dates are being offered, Sept. 25 and Oct. 9, each with a different curriculum. Workshops are free, and participants may enroll in one or both dates.
Advance registration via Eventbrite is required for all classes and workshops. Visit AppletonMuseum.org for class descriptions, prices and registration links.
The Appleton Museum, Artspace and Store are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. A campus of the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.