Programs for Adults

Upcoming Events

Opening Tour: Eddy Mumma: Compelled to Create
Saturday, April 4, 11am
1st Saturday Free Admission Day

Take a guided tour of the new exhibition on opening day. Learn the artist's story, including the discovery and recovery of his art, and discuss key artworks with our Education Director, Anissa Ford. 

Art as Therapy: Creativity in Uncreative Places
Saturday, May 2, 11am
1st Saturday Free Admission Day

Dave Gussak, Professor for Florida State University's Graduate Art Therapy Program and Project Coordinator of the FSU/FL-DOC Art Therapy in Prisons Program, will explore the therapeutic benefits of art making for artists like Eddy Mumma and The Candy Man, and the human drive to create that can flourish in unlikely circumstances and elevate the reality of the creator despite limitation imposed by the environment.

Artist Workshops

Recent Workshops:

  • Alexa Kleinbard: Piecing Together the Natural World Through Collage
  • Melanie Morris: Fast & Fearless Floral
  • Midori Okasako: Zentangle
  • Wendy Devarieux: Pastel Landscapes
  • Kristy Kutch: Colored Pencil

Workshop Policies

  • Workshops are conditional upon minimum enrollment. You will be fully refunded if a workshop is cancelled by Gadsden Arts. 
  • Enrollment is first-come, first-serve. Confirmed spots require full payment. 
  • Partial refunds for cancellations within 30 days of the workshop will be provided in cases of illness or emergency. Partial refunds are amount paid less direct costs incurred by Gadsden Arts. Cancellations prior to the 30-day deadline will incur a $30 cancellation fee. 

Teach at Gadsden Arts

Interested in offering a workshop at Gadsden Arts? Submit a workshop proposal form and submit it to our Education Director, Anissa Ford. Please note, at this time we cannot offer oil painting workshops in our studio unless all materials are odorless.  


View current exhibitions and participate in guided discussions with one of our trained docents. 

Adult group tours are available for groups of 4-60. Tours must be scheduled at least 1 week in advance. 

Groups looking for an option that includes lunch should consider the Luncheon @ the Museum program. 

Learn more about tours.


Though designed with families in mind, the ArtZone is a free, drop-in art studio for ALL ages. Explore the joy of painting, printmaking, collage, and drawing. Open every Friday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. 

Learn more about the ArtZone.

Open Studio

Every Thursday, 2-5pm
Members Only

Become a Gadsden Arts member to be able to use our 2nd floor Woodell Family Art Studio for our weekly Open Studio. Paint with your peers in a self-directed, open-ended studio environment. Bringing your own supplies and projects is recommended. Limited classroom supplies available. 

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.