Inspired Artistry

The Davidson Family Life Center offers a variety of arts and crafts classes for all ages. Our classes range from acrylic painting, oil painting, paper crafting, and scrapbooking.

Pre-registration is required for all events to assure adequate supplies and seating.

Online registration requires payment at time of registration.

Beginners are welcome in all classes.

The list of instructors for each class is listed below:
-Acrylic Painting – Carmen Stefano Instructor
-Oil Painting Classes – Trina Stephens Instructor
-Paper Crafting Classes – Rebecca Brown Instructor
-Scrapbooking All Day Crops – Rebecca Brown Consultant
-Beginning Sewing Classes – Georgialee Beiser Instructor

For Additional information or to ask any questions about specific classes, please contact:

Arts and Crafts Coordinator
Trina Stephens
Class information: 636-296-7729 ext.148

Oil Painting Classes


Adult Oil Painting

These classes are open for beginning and experienced painters who are at least 14 years old. Beginners will learn basic color mixing, brush strokes, color values, etc. while experienced students will improve their painting skills. In these classes Trina will do the same painting along with you, and you will be able to watch her brush strokes on large monitors at the front of the room. Trina circulates through the room frequently making sure everyone understands the techniques and no one gets left behind. You will learn to paint while having a relaxing, fun time in our "stress free zone" known by most as the art room.

Tuesday Night Class

Autumn Woodland
Trina Stephens Instructor
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
September 10 – October 1, 2019
Cost $44.00 (Plus supply costs)

Rockbridge Mill
Trina Stephens Instructor
Tuesdays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
October 8 – November 5, 2019
Cost $44.00 (Plus supply costs)


Wednesday Morning Class

These classes are designed for those who have no (or limited) oil painting experience. However, advanced students are welcome. The instructor is patient with beginners and questions are always welcome. The instructions are provided clearly and repeated as often as needed for everyone to hear and understand the next step. Trina will paint along with you and you can see her strokes on big screens at the front of the room. Come on and join the fun!

Peaceful River
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
September 11 – October 2, 2019
Cost $44.00 (Plus supply costs)

Lemons in Rowe Pottery
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
October 9 – October 30, 2019
Cost $44.00 (Plus supply costs)

Pemaquid Summer 
Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
November 13 – December 11, 2019
Cost $44.00 (Plus supply costs)



Saturday Classes

These classes are designed for students age 14 and older. You do not have to have prior painting experience in order to take these classes. For each Saturday class you will complete the painting shown by the end of the day. Trina will paint the painting with you. As she demonstrates techniques you will be able to see her brush strokes on large screens at the front of the room.

Spring Beauty
Trina Stephens Instructor
 Saturday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
 September 28, 2019
 Cost $44 (Plus supplies)


Two Day Oil Painting Class

This 18 x 24 palette knife painting of a mountain scene will be painted over the two days. Beginners who are at least 14 years of age are welcome. At the end of the first day we’ll leave everything set up so we are ready to start painting first thing on the second day. Friday and Saturday will each be 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM days.


Oil Painting Classes for Children

These classes are designed for home school children age 10 and older. Beginning children are welcome in every session. In these classes the children will learn about color mixing, brush strokes, color value and perspective while completing an oil painting. The instructor has been teaching oil painting to children since 2004. Do not hesitate to contact her with questions at or 636-296-7729 ext. 148.



Acrylic Painting

Art Parties

In these classes Carmen will be teaching simple acrylic paintings that can be completed in two hours. This is a great time to grab some friends and have a fun night out! Never painted before? No worries! Carmen will be there to help every step of the way.

Fall class dates to be announced soon

Wooden Signs

In these classes Carmen will be teaching simple signs that are easy to do, but look professional. Some months there is only one sign and other months there are two to choose from. When you register, you will indicate your selection so that Carmen can have everything you need to complete these signs.

Fall class dates to be announced soon



Saturday Scrapbooking
Come join us for a full day of scrapbooking fun!
Rebecca Brown from Close to My Heart will have limited supplies you may borrow throughout the day, products for purchase and will be available help you get started or offer suggestions. You’ll have a full table to spread your supplies on and will receive a light breakfast and lunch prepared by our catering staff. The cost for this day is $20. Space is limited. 


-September 21, 2019
-October 19, 2019
-November 16, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Room 8 Lower Level Family Life Center

Paper Crafting Classes


New paper crafting dates coming soon!

Rebecca Brown Instructor 




New open sewing dates coming soon!

Embroidery 101 Class

New Dates to be announced! 

This is a beginning class for embroidery.  Sundaye Lubinski will teach you how to do six different embroidery stitches over the two nights.  You will also add a design for each stitch to a simple sampler showing all the stitches.  The cost of only $20 makes this class very affordable.  Come join us and learn a new craft a create a wall hanging!

Embroidery 101
Sundaye Lubinski Instructor
[new session dates available soon]
Cost of $20 includes everything needed


 Beginning Sewing Class 


New Dates to be announced! 

In this 8 week basic sewing class Georgialee will start by teaching you (or reviewing with you depending on your experience) the basics of your machine – how to thread the needle, load a bobbin, change the tension and stitch length etc.  Georgialee is knowledgeable about most machines and will also be able to troubleshoot any issues with your machine as you begin working on the projects.  Each project is designed to give you a chance to try a variety of techniques such as putting in a zipper, sewing on a button with the machine, learning how to use various styles of stitching including decorative stitch if your machine is equipped with those plus learn how to use and understand a pattern.

You will be making a coin purse, shopping bag, coaster for a stemmed glass, microwave bowl holder, a quilt, a cute little bunny and a peg basket.  You will also be working with a pattern of your choice to create a project “on your own” with Georgialee’s help and advice.

Fall class dates available soon!





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