Two Dimensional Advanced Art

A Discipline Based Art Education Program

Evening Advanced Art Classes for Grades 6th- 12th

At The Hub, we’re happy to announce our offering of a yearly series of on-going, evening classes in 2-D Advanced Art through a DBAE Art Education Program for homeschoolers and traditional students. This comprehensive course covers advanced drawing, painting, printmaking and mixed-media.
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The Hub on Canal

The Hub on Canal is located in the heart of the Arts District in NSB. Now 10 years old in 2022, The Hub is home to about 65 local and regional artists. Sixteen have working studios. We stand out from typical galleries by the nearly constant presence of artists creating in our space. Since the beginning we have embraced all the arts, so monthly live music, occasional theatre and regular cinematic exhibitions provide something for everyone. We deepen our connection with the community by offering a wide range of classes and workshops. The Hub has developed into a Canal Street destination. As of mid-2022 we've welcomed more than 350,000 visitors since we opened.

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Disciplined-Based Art Education

Our program is Discipline-Based Art Eduction focused. This provides study in the disciplines of aesthetics, art criticism, art history, and art production in one program.
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Class Description

Students in grades 6th-12th are invited to build on their 2-D art production skill set through monthly advanced classes, featuring drawing, painting, print making and mixed media. Through out-of-box approaches to classic foundational study, students will have fun going beyond the the foundations. They’ll be learning about new mediums & approaches through engaging, unique projects. They’ll build a portfolio of stunning artwork that showcases their interests, developing skills and talents. Sign up every month for a year long, in-depth course or individual monthly sessions. All consumable material provided. *Students may wish to purchase their own 18” x 24” or larger drawing board.
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Dates, Descriptions & Pricing

Mondays, 6:30- 8:30 pm , 2022-23 School Year, $110 per month. Registration available one month prior to each class session. Max. 12 students per class, 6 minimum. Students are expected to be proficient in basic elementary art skills (prior art class experience equal to an elementary level study of art or more). To register, contact The Hub's front desk or your homeschool coordinator. *The Hub on Canal, Inc. 132 Canal Street New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. Contact Info: (386) 957-3924



  • October 10th, 17th, 24th - Classical Drawing & Twisted Techniques- Explore traditional & non-traditional drawing techniques of the Renaissance Masters & Surrealists alike.
  • November- 7th, 14th, 21st - Classical Drawing, Light & Shadow. Master the chaotic chiaroscuro inspired by Caravaggio through fun drawing challenges.
  • Nov/December- Nov 28th, 5th & 12th- Drawing & Dimension- Play with dimension like Artists Picasso, Mondrian and Braques with pastel & colored pencil techniques.
  • January 16th, 23rd & 30th* Starting Date Adjusted- Painting & Dynamic Application- Go alla prima with your application of paint learning from Monet, Cezanne in acrylic and oil.
  • February 6th, 13th & 20th- Painting & Dynamic Composition - Take a new perspective with light, shadow and color theory to make your paintings in acrylic and oil standout.
  • March 6th, 13th & 27th- Printmaking & the Decorative Arts- From mono to multiples, explore block and gel plate printing techniques, drawing inspiration from Art Deco & more.
  • April 3rd, 10th & 17th- Facial Features & Morphing Figures in Mixed Media- Use a variety of media to complete works of epic proportion using the Loomis method, graphic design & more to explore the human face/figure in creative ways.
  • May 1st, May 8th, & 15th- Portfolio Project in Mixed Media- Pull out all the stops using techniques explored throughout the year to produce work that expresses your creative direction (with your portfolio in mind).
  • *May 22nd - Dada “games’, food & fun mixer for students friends, parents and families. Explore your creative side as just like a Surrealist. Max. 12 students & friends/family for this event. *Free to all current/prior class members.
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For the Student

  • Dress for mess.
  • All materials provided but you may wish to bring inspirational media & mediums from your own personal art collection to use on certain evenings.*18” x 24” or larger drawing board is a recommended purchase for this course. *We do have extra, smaller sized boards to loan during class at The Hub.
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Instructor Information

Instructor Lisa Carlson is thrilled to offer these classes along with her morning classes for homeschool and traditional students. Her experience spans several decades in the public and private sector. She’s taught at FSU's School of Research and Development & enjoys bringing innovative ways to teach foundational & advanced art techniques to students.
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