Adult Workshops

Adult Workshops

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.

CANCELED: Adult Workshop: Finding Inspiration in Writing
March 14, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

UPDATE: This workshop has been canceled due to rising concerns for public health. Find inspiration amongst the galleries while soaking in creative advice from local author Dr. Kristi Maxwell. Kristi Maxwell has published six books of poetry, scholarly publications on experimental writing practices, is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati, holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of English at the University of Louisville.

This workshop is perfect for those struggling with writer’s block or looking for new methods to strengthen their writing practice. Attendants will have the opportunity to read writings and gain inspiration from artists in our collection, including the surreal poetry and prose of sculptor Juan Muñoz, the Flannery O’Connor short story referenced in Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s posthumous photography publication The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater, and contemporary writings of Lakota Sioux poet Joel Waters. At the end of the workshop, attendants can share their own work and receive feedback from the group.

Costumed Figure Drawing
1st Friday of each month
Gheens Court, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

NOTE: There will be no Costumed Figure Drawing Session on Friday, March 6 and Friday, May 1.
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 Brittany Thurman at