Private Music Lessons
Please call Willow Oak for lesson information: 615-380-8071 or 615-384-1802.

Roger Bunch: voice, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium
Kim Jones: piano
Coy Miller: guitar
Glen Mason: fiddle, mandolin
Wade Smith: piano
Muzetta Swann: voice, piano, theory

Beginning Guitar Workshop
Monday, April 8, 7:00-9:00 pm
Ages 12 to adult; Cost: $20
Coy Miller will discuss the basic steps to learning to play guitar. This will include an introduction to guitar music theory, playing by numbers, rhythm patterns, and scales. “Rocky Top” and other songs will be taught. Further instruction will be offered in group sessions or private lessons. Students should bring an acoustic guitar to the workshop. Parents are encouraged to attend the session with their child.



Painting for Tiny Artists
A “Mommy and Me” class for young artists, this is an introduction to acrylic painting. We request that a parent attend each class.
Ages 2 – Grade 1 (with parent)
Mondays, 5:00-6:00 pm
Session I:  Feb 4,11,25, Mar 4 (no class Feb 18)
Session II:  Mar 18, 25, Apr 1,8
Cost per session:  $55 + $20 supply fee
Amy Harden, instructor

Painting, Clay Sculpture, Mosaic, Weaving, Pottery, and Papier Mâché
Students will create art pieces with a least 5 different art materials: acrylic painting emphasizing mixing and shading with color;  clay sculpture that will be fired and painted;  a plaque, box, frame or cross decorated with mosaic tiles and shells;  pottery  created from clay; a colorful yarn wall hanging; a papier mâché animal or mask.
Ages:  Elementary, Middle and High School ages
(Children grades 1-3 must be accompanied by an adult)
Each session:  $75 + $40 supply fee ($115) or  $25/class
Carolann Haggard, instructor

Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 pm
Session I:  Feb 5,12,19,26, Mar 5
Session II:  Mar 19,26, Apr 2,9,16
Session III:  Apr 23,30, May 7,14,21

Thursdays, 10:00 am-12:00 pm for Homeschool Students
Session I:  Feb 7,14,21,28, Mar 7
Session II:  Mar 21,28, Apr 4,11,18
Session III:  Apr 25, May 2,9,16,23

Sundays, 2:00-4:00 pm
Session I:  Feb 3,10,17,24, Mar 3
Session II:  Mar 17, 24, Apr 7,14,21
Session III:  Apr 28, May 5,12,19  (4 classes: $92 for this session)

Introduction to Portraiture
Would you like your drawings to show more clearly the uniqueness of the person you are drawing?  Learn how the relationship of shapes brings life to facial features.  Pencil and pastels will be the media we use as we study shadows and subtle angles to depict individual characteristics.
Ages 10 to Adult
Mondays, Noon-2:00 pm
Feb 4,11,18,25, Mar 4
Cost:  $75 + $40 supply fee
Carol Savage, instructor

Papier Mâché Russian Easter Eggs
Students will gather for two classes to make large decorative “Petanki” eggs. After making the papier eggs, they will be painted black and decorated with bright colored Russian designs and any personal designs. After a gloss spray, they will be ready to hang for the Easter season.
All Ages,  Family fun
Saturdays, February 23 & March 9,  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
$45;  Instruction, supplies, snacks included;  BYOB
Carolann Haggard, instructor

Easter Mosaic Party
Create your own mosaic design on a religious motif or cross while having fun with friends. A choice of colored tile, glass tesserae, shells and old jewelry pieces are available to use. Students may also bring their own treasures to add to the design.
Friday, March 22,  7:00-10:00 pm
Ages:  Youth and Adults
$45;  Instruction, supplies, appetizers included;  BYOB
Carolann Haggard, instructor

Introduction to Calligraphy
Ages 10 to Adult
Session I:  Saturdays, Feb 9, 23  10:00 am – Noon
Session II:  Mondays, Mar 18, 25,  10:00 am – Noon
Do you wish you could write beautifully? Address envelopes with a flourish?  Then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn calligraphy from a professional.  You will learn the basics of good lettering – pen angle, spacing, rhythm – plus experiment with a variety of pens, inks, and lettering styles.
Cost:  $30 + $8 supply fee
Carol Savage, instructor

Painting Parties
2nd Fridays each month
Jan 18, Feb 8, Mar 8, Apr 12, May 10
Adult Fridays: 7:00-10:00 pm; $35
Enjoy a fun evening while creating an acrylic painting you’ll take home at the end of class!  Please register 24 hours prior to each party.
Instruction and all supplies are included;  BYOB
Amy Harden, Instructor

Ask about our private painting parties for your next event!  Call 615-384-1802.



Aromatherapy Basics
Middle School to Adults
Saturday, April 6,  Noon-3:00 pm
Learn the history and basic principles of aromatherapy in this introductory workshop.  Study the properties of some of the most useful essential oils, then make your own aromatherapy blend bath salts.
Cost:  $25 + $10 supplies
Wendy White, instructor

Wool Spinning:  Refresher Course
Middle School to Adults
Tuesdays, Feb 12, 19, 26, Mar 5 ,  7:00-8:30 pm
Students will brush up on their spinning and plying techniques in this 4 week course.
Cost: $60 + supply fee
Denise Rostan-Haley, instructor

Knitting for Beginners
Middle School to Adults
Tuesdays, Mar 19, 26, April 2, 9,   7:00-8:30 pm
Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off.  Students will gain the skills they need to make a scarf or other linear projects.
Cost: $60 + supply fee
Denise Rostan-Haley, instructor

Knitting in the Round: Make a Mug Cozy
Middle School to Adults
Tuesdays, April 16 & 23,  7:00-8:30 am
Bring your basic knitting skills (cast on, knit, purl, bind off) Students will learn to create seamless garments/objects by knitting in the round.  Knitting in the round is useful for creating hats, mittens/gloves, sweaters, etc.  This is a 2 part workshop.  In the first class, students will master what may seem the most difficult-connecting ends!  Once this is done, home work will be to complete work on a mug cozy.  The second part will be to assist anyone needing additional help and finish the project.
*Kit includes 1 set of Brittany double point knitting needles, a skein of yarn for the cozy and a tote for your project.
Cost: $25 + $20* kit
Denise Rostan-Haley, instructor

Papermaking Workshop
Middle School to Adults
Saturday, April 20, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Students will learn the art of making paper from simple vegetables and cotton linters and will be able to take home their own handmade Artisan paper.    Materials will be available for decorating your paper.  Wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet!
Cost: $25 + $10 supplies
Denise Rostan-Haley, instructor

Small Batch Coffee Roasting: Creating Your Perfect Buzz
Learn how to roast green coffee beans via methods that won’t break the bank!  Materials include a layman’s guide to coffees of the world, the basic science of coffee roasting, and written instructions for the methods used in class.
Mondays,  7:00-8:30 pm
Feb 25, Mar 4 (no class Mar 11), 18, 25
Cost: $55  +  $15 supplies (You’ll leave class with up to 2 lbs. of your own coffee!)
Shane Shoemaker, instructor

Highland Rim Artisans Guild

The Highland Rim Artisans Guild meets the 2nd Saturday of each month, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.  Bring your current project and something to share for pot luck lunch.  Fiber artists of all genres are welcome.  Visit our page on Facebook for information.



Photography:  “How do I use my Christmas camera?”
If you got a new camera for Christmas and don’t know how to use it, this class is for you.  We’ll talk about the basics of digital photography, and what to do with the pictures once you’ve taken them.
Shutterbugs ages 16 and up;  Cost:  $65
Saturdays, February 2, 9,  9:00 am – Noon
Tom Beesley, instructor

The Art Of Wellness: “ It’s a Family Affair”
L.E.A.N (Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude, Nutrition)
Family workshops provide strategies that help families develop a lifetime of health.  Fun and easy ideas, information, and know-how that make nutrition stress free, enjoyable and affordable. Innovative ideas and activities that keep kids moving. Workshops are designed for parents and caregivers.
With children age 3 to adult
Mondays,  6:00-8:00 pm
Feb 4,11,18
6-one hour classes combined into 3- two-hour classes
Cost: $60.00 + $15.00 supply fee (snacks provided)
Mona Hitch, Instructor



French by Practice
Learning a language is not a “one and done” deal.  One must continually review and grow by practice. “French by Practice” provides a friendly group to keep those skills with the French language up to speed.
Grades 10 to Adult;  Cost:  $120
Thursdays,  7:00-8:30 pm
March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9 (8 weeks)
Howard White, instructor


More classes to come this winter and spring!
Check back for updates or call 615-384-1802.



You may download a registration form or call 615-384-1802 to receive a form by mail or email.

Please register 48 hours prior to an event.

Payment and registration forms are due prior to the first class.  Cash or checks are accepted. Checks may be made payable to Willow Oak Center for Arts & Learning, and mailed to:
Willow Oak Center for Arts & Learning
PO Box 236, Springfield, TN  37172

All classes and events are held at Willow Oak, 726 South Main Street (beside Springfield Cinema), Springfield.

Willow Oak Center for Arts & Learning reserves the right to make schedule changes.

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