Vilano Beach Art Program

 North Shore Improvement Association is now offering ART INSTRUCTION throughout the year. 

Whether you have always wanted to learn to be an artist, just enjoy your spare time, or are an accomplished artist, the Vilano Beach Art Program provides a surprising array of opportunities to share ideas, education and skills.

All art classes and workshops, except Plein Air, are at the North Shores Improvement Association community center, 120 Meadow Avenue, Vilano Beach.

Classes and workshops for a variety of media are offered.  Every Wednesday is an artful adventure in Vilano Beach called OASis (Open Art Studio).   Workshops featuring variable art forms are scheduled throughout the year and promoted to the greater St. Augustine audience to participate. 

Classes are conducted by qualified professionals renowned in their media.  A sampling of classes may be: Beginners Acrylic Landscape Painting; Plein Air Classes; Watercolor and Mixed Media; Clay and Colors; Portraits from Photos; Mosaics, Beginning Drawing; Kid Camps – Bricks4Kids, Senior Swag ; Family Workshop; open medium.   Please pre-register for workshops before they start. 

Open Art Studio (OASis) – Every Wednesday * 12:00 to 3 pm.  Ongoing self-guided. Join other artists, learn, share.  Bring your favorite medium, subject, and create.  Member $5, Non-member $10.  Info: Fran WIndeler (614) 560-1672.

Basic Watercolor 4 week WorkshopFridays * Mar 8 to Mar 29.  1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  4 week program.  Member $80, Non-member $160.  Info:  Cynthia Pierson (904) 819-1776.                    

Beginning Acrylic Pour 4 week Workshop – Mondays * April 1 to April 22 * 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Member $80, Non-member $160.  Info: Fran Windeler (614) 560-1672.

Tell us what workshops you would like to see:  [email protected].  Get a group of friends together.  Become a member of North Shores Improvement Association for as little as $15 annually. 



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This is a NSIA Community program supported in part with a grant from The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida.

The Vilano Beach Art Program is supported by a grant from the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Fund at the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida. Now in its 53rd year, the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida ( is Florida’s oldest and largest community foundation. The Foundation works to stimulate philanthropy to build a better community – helping donors invest their philanthropic gifts wisely, helping nonprofits serve the region effectively, and helping people come together to make the community a better place. The Foundation has more than $344 million in assets and has made grants in excess of $410 million since 1964.