The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department (WCPR) hosts a variety of art programs for youth, teens and adults at recreation facilities in Franklin.

Advanced registration is required for all programs, and class sizes are limited to meet social distancing requirements. For more information and to register, visit wcparksandrec.com and click on the “Activities” tab or contact Joan Wilkes at Joan.Wilkes@williamsoncounty-tn.gov or by calling (615) 790-5719, ext. 2020.  

Here's are the programs being offered in January 2021:

Open Studio Draw and Paint
Join artist and instructor, Kimberly Daniel and get expert tips, collaboration and support in whatever style of drawing or painting you want to explore in this open studio format. Studio sessions will be held on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. * Due to social distancing requirements; students must register in advance to guarantee their space for each week. Cost is $20 per person/ per session. Bring your own supplies and project, or the instructor will provide some for your first visit.

Weekly Art Journaling and Mindfulness
Now, more than ever, we all can benefit from learning how to work out our thoughts and feelings. Instructor, Suzanne Beaumar will show you the way in this ongoing, weekly journaling class. Enjoy art journaling as a way to try a new idea before committing it to a canvas. Learn to use a variety of mediums and mindfulness techniques to help calm and relax a racing mind when living in uncertain and stressful times. Classes for teens and adults, ages 12 and up, meet on Tuesdays, January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Avenue, in Franklin. Cost is $15 per class, plus a $5 weekly supply fee and one-time $20 book fee.

Monthly Art Journaling and Mindfulness Class
This once a month class, offers those interested in the practice of Art Journaling, but perhaps cannot commit to weekly sessions, the opportunity to experience this unique art form. Each month the page spread focus will include varied techniques and mediums and creative opportunities for personalization and mindfulness through art. The next session will be held Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. The class is open to anyone ages 12 and up and costs only $15; plus a $5 weekly supply fee and one-time $20 book fee.

Color Wheels You + Me Paint Party
Join Instructor, Shelley Sullivan Egly for a fun afternoon of adult + child (ages 5 to 12) partner art inspired by the winter season. Open to parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc., each pair will paint a set of canvases that fit together to create a colorful piece you both are sure to love! The “paint party” will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. Cost is $40 per pair and includes all supplies.