Adult art workshops

Join us for watercolor, acrylic and oil painting Classes
September 1st - November 3rd!

Each workshop will consist of ten saturday sessions focused on one medium.
The workshops will culminate in a Student Show at the Hutchinson Art Center; the reception for the show will take place on December 20th during Third Thursday. The course will also feature a “Paint-a-thon”, an event featuring designs from workshop students in a collaborative community mural project!


Classes are currently in session

Watercolor Workshop: 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Acrylic Workshop: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Oil Paint Workshop: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Cost per workshop: 

  • $120 for non-member students

  • $110 for Senior Citizen Members of Hutch Rec

  • $100 for Hutchinson art center Members

Tuition payment covers all 10 weeks of class.

The Art Center will provide some of the needed materials; the rest will be the responsibility of the student.

Watch this space for future art class announcements!

Meet the Instructors

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Watercolor: Darren Morawitz

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Darren Morawitz is a high school art teacher at Hutchinson High School and an active artist in the community. He received his BFA in Studio Painting and Art Education from Fort Hays State University in 2012. He has taught adult and children classes at the Hutchinson Art Center. He has been a grade school art teacher for a year and a teacher at the high school for 3 years. He also creates and shows art regularly. His work now focuses on watercolor and illustration, but he also has experience in acrylic and oil.

Acrylic: Marte Crow

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Marte Crow studied Fine Art at Scottsdale Community College; Arizona State University; New York City; and Brussels, Belgium.  She has exhibited paintings in Scottsdale and Prescott, Arizona; New York City; Paris, France; and Hutchinson, Kansas. As a resident of Hutchinson, she currently tutors at the Hutchinson Public Library, paints murals for the Salvation Army, and has tutored the disabled for TECH, Inc.  She is currently working on a Photography, Illustration and Painting series inspired by the unique culture of Hutchinson, Kansas.  Marte’s art experience excels at life drawing, acrylic, oil and watercolor painting, pen and ink drawing, ceramics, photography and computer graphics. Marte Crow is committed to this project. 

Oil: Julian Stropes

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Julian Stropes received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2014. While attending KCAI, he was selected by a panel of alumni jurors to exhibit off-campus in interdepartmental exhibitions through “Access Alumni Events.”  While working in Kansas City, he also worked as a studio intern for Ricky Allman. Julian currently works in Hutchinson, KS for TECH, Inc., where he teaches in the art program assisting adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Julian primarily teaches acrylic painting at TECH but also has extensive experience with life drawing using oils, creating and publishing zines, making books with a variety of different bindings, writing exhibition abstracts, working with porcelain, utilizing found objects to create sculptures, and creating collages and drawings, which is the most prominent part of his studio practice.


Autumn art camp

 Thank you to everyone who participated in Summer Art Camp, we had a blast! See you next time!

Enrollment for Autumn Art camp coming soon!

COST: Tuition is $4 per student, per session.
Limit to 24 students per session.
availability first come, first serve basis
contact us to check on openings

SIGN UP: Please fill out one form per child
Mail or deliver payment with student name:
Hutchinson Art Center
405 N. Washington St.
Hutchinson, KS 67501

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