Adult Workshops

Prototype Lab

The Speed’s adult workshop series, Back to Basics, provides opportunities for participants 16 years and older to explore their creative side and learn new art making skills. All materials are provided and all experience levels are welcome.

Iconic People & Landmarks of Louisville: Pop Art Prints
Every Thursday, January 9 – February 27, 12 – 2 pm

This Community Connections workshop will turn iconic people and landmarks into pop art superstars. Come learn about known and little-known figures while learning print making techniques. No artistic experience is needed. This is an 8-week series that will conclude with a public exhibition of participant’s works at the Speed Art Museum.
Note: This workshop is for individuals that are 55 years old and older. We need participants to commit to the full 8-week program.
Free, admission cost is waived for participants

Adult Workshop: Vintage Sign Painting
Saturday, February 8, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Try your hand at the traditional art of sign painting! Learn about the rich history of this art form and different hand-lettering techniques from the local artist behind Slugger City Sign Company, then join us in the studio to create your own hand-painted sign inspired by our special exhibition Tales from the Turf: The Kentucky Horse.
Members $20/ Non-members $40

Costumed Figure Drawing
1st Friday of each month (Upcoming dates: December 6, January 3, February 7, March 6, April 3)
Gheens Court, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Join us monthly at Late Til 8 hours at the Speed for open figure drawing sessions! This monthly series provides visitors ages 14 and up the opportunity to draw from a live model dressed in costuming inspired by one of the artworks from the Speed’s permanent collection. Registration not required, but materials and folding stools available first-come, first-serve. Guests may bring their own materials.
PLEASE NOTE: Sketching materials permitted in the galleries include: pencil, conte crayon, and colored pencils. The following materials are not permitted: charcoal, oil pastel, felt-tip marker, pastels, ink pens, fountain pens, fixatives, sprays, or wet media of any kind.
FREE with admission


Questions? Contact Shannon Karol at