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Arts, Crafts & Hobbies

Classes offered this fall include: Beginning Guitar, You Can Play the Ukulele, Beginning Macrame, Knitting for Beginners, Acrylic Painting, Acrylic Pour, Introduction to Brush Lettering, Introduction to Drawing, A Perspective in Watercolor, Stained Glass Creations, Beginning Pottery, Chair Recovery and much more!

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You Can Play the Ukulele

With this fun (and family-friendly) class, you’ll learn how to hold the ukulele, use a chord chart, and strum with confidence. You’ll leave the class with the skills necessary to play from any book of ukulele music. We’ll start slow and, using lots of repetition, work up to playing real tunes. Your handouts will have chords and lyrics for a variety of songs. A ukulele is included with the tuition and is yours to keep.  Ages 9-adult. Instructor: Richard Ash. Registration deadline: July 22.  Min. 10. Max. 30.

Code                   Dates      Day          Time

342209-S1           7/29       Sa           9:30 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$72/$77 after July 22

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Acrylic Pour

The defining characteristic of the technique of pouring acrylics is that you don’t apply the paint with a brush or palette knife but rather use gravity to move the paint across a canvas. The results are unlike anything you can get with a brush: fluid flows of paint without any brush marks or texture.  Choose your technique – dirty cup, swipe or strainer – and learn to create amazing and beautiful works of art. Ages 16+. Instructors are provided by Build Guild.  Registration deadlines: July 10 and August 14. Min. 5. Max. 12.

Code                   Date      Day          Time

342018 M2         8/21       M            6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$41/$46 after deadlines

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Acrylic Painting

Paint a picture and take it home the same day! From blank canvas to finished painting, you will be guided step-by-step as you learn to load a brush, paint wet into wet and blend colors as you go.  All necessary supplies will be provided.  Ages 16+.  Registration deadlines: June 2, June 30 and August 4.  Min. 5. Max. 10.

Code                    Date      Day             Time

342012-S3            8/12       Sa           10 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$37/$42 after deadline

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Painting with Alcohol Inks

Whether or not you’re artistic, this class is freeing and downright fun!  Learn to playfully release “control” and see lovely results! You paint three 6” x 6” ceramic tiles or special papers (your choice) to take home. There will be ethyl-alcohol fumes. Supplies (and occasional laughter) included. Ages 16+. Registration deadline: July 17 and August 21.   Min.5. Max. 10.

Code                  Date          Day           Time

342035 M2        8/28            M            6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$34/$39 after deadline

Location:  Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Introduction to Brush Lettering

Learn how to create beautiful hand lettered stationery, art and other decorations! In this introduction to the art of brush lettering, we will be covering the basics of brush style calligraphy. You will learn about the basics of modern brush lettering, starting with the main strokes and then going through the whole alphabet. With this new skill, you will be able to turn your handwriting into projects that can be given as gifts, sent as snail mail or used within your home décor!  Each student will get the proper tools they need to continue on with their new hobby!  Includes brush calligraphy pen, paper and alphabet exemplar.  Registration deadline:  July 20. Min. 10. Max. 20. 

Code                    Date      Day          Time

342415-R1           7/27       Th           6-8 pm

# Sessions/Fee:1/$36/$41 after July 20

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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Pottery 2018 Pottery Fall 2018


Be sure to check out the Sample Projects  page too.



Chair Recovery Fall 2018 Chair Recovery Fall 2018 2

Wood Sign Class 2 Fall 2018 IMG 2115 

Colored Pencil Class 1 Wood Sign Class 3 Fall 2018

Rag Rug
Fabulous class!  Excited to continue the project at home!  Carrie D. 

Modern Brush Lettering

Enjoyed the instructor and class. Dama

The class we fun, the instructor was awesome and I made new friends.  Cynthia

I loved learning a new craft, I probably wouldn’t have pursued on my own.  Alex 

Acrylic Painting
Love Marilyn-Hope A.  

Billiards for Women
I haven enjoyed every lesson. Lucy D.

Great class, detailed personal instructions.  Delores P.

Behind the Easel
For a beginner it was very "safe" place to start, great camaraderie among instructor and participants-lots of guidance regarding color and technique. Kathy B.

Glass Fusing

I feel like it was the perfect getaway into taking more classes.  It was great for stimulating creativing and building a skill set.  I can't wait to take another class.  Tina
Very good assortment of materials to work with. Paula
This was an outstanding class.  I've taken it 3 times so far.  Juanita is an encouraging teacher creating a non-threatening environment which enabled our creativity.  There is such a varied selection of glass for us to use in making our creations. Pauline F.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class-will plan on taking other classes presented by Juanita-Rosi B.

Deb is an awesome instructor.  She shared her passion with humor and fun and I feel like I learned a lot! Cynthia
I really enjoyed Mary and her teaching.  SHe was very informative and let us work on many different kinds of projects. Lisa
This is the second class I have taken and I am coming away with more knowledge of the craft! Susan
I enjoyed the class-Brandon is very knowledgeable he is also personable and friendly and very talented. Linda B.

Stained Glass
I really enjoyed the class. Juanita is a patient and kind teacher. Jenny S.

This was a great class. I went into it nervous thinking my chair was too difficult for me to upholster but Larry showed each one of us ladies step-by-step how to upholster our chairs. He was kind and professional. A great teacher-I'm glad I took the class. My chair looks great-Carol V.


Shelly is a great teacher- hope to be able to play eventually.  Kathy 


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The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of Adult Special Interest

For more information about classes contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.(427-6466), Program/Facility Coordinator Adult Programs & Classes.

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Class Supply List  

Look up supply lists on the registration side without registering. Go to Registration find the category of interest, find the particular class and click on the "i" icon found under the notes heading for details about the class including the supply list. This option is always available.

Note; not all classes have supply lists.  If you have trouble finding the class list on the Registration side then please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Adult Information and Waiver Form

Please complete the Adult Information and Waiver Form and bring it to your first class.

Classes of Interest

Colored Pencil Class 2

Arts, Crafts & Hobbies 


Other Adult Classes

Computer Classes

Fitness classes

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Class Notes 

A-C means “Adult-Child Fee” 

Classes are mainly held at the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department: Community Center 233 West Main Street.  

Parking at the Community Center is off of Maiden Lane at the corner of West Berry Street and Maiden Lane (both are one way streets.)

All fees are for individual participants except for the Adult-Child fee. One child may sign up with an adult for special discount price. 

If registering as an Adult-Child fee you cannot register on line. Either call 427-6000, visit the Community Center or the Main office (705 East State  Blvd- parking is off of Parnell at the Bob Arnold Park entrance) or drop registration in the mail.  


As project photos become available they will be posted on the Sample Projects page.

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