Beeswax Candle Rolling Class

Join us from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, for a beeswax candle rolling class. Learn from fourth generation beekeeper, Angie Priest and create a pair of boxed, hand rolled beeswax candles. Fee of $29/person includes all supplies, instruction, honey bee wisdom and antidotes. Pre-registration required.

Spruce Up with Chalk Paint Class

On Saturday, Sept. 22, Angie Priest from Vevay Vintage Prop and Shop in Vevay will teach a furniture painting class, beginning at 10 a.m. Learn the basics of chalk painting, including preparation, color selection, application and finishing techniques. Class is $69/person and is limited to 10. Bring your own small piece to be painted. Pre-registration is required.

Mini Sewing/Quilting/Craft Retreat

Have you ever attended a sewing, quilting, or craft retreat?  If so, you know how much fun it can be; if not, you don’t know what you are missing!

Please come to our first SICA-sponsored retreat from 9a-9p Saturday, Oct. 20,  for those who love to sew, quilt, and/or craft. Guests bring their project, machine, and other needed supplies (i.e. iron, cutting mat, snacks, beverages, etc.) SICA will provide:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee, Tea, Water
  • 6 foot work table
  • Folding Chair (if you wish, bring your own chair)

Since SICA used to be a residence, the retreat will be broken down into separate rooms; most holding between four and seven work stations. If groups are interested, rooms may be reserved.

Besides having door prizes, SICA will also have a fabric swap/tag sale, in which guests can bring in unused fabric (fat quarters, one yard, two yards…) and swap it or sell it to other retreat-goers. 

Cost is $65 for SICA members and $75 for non-members. This includes food and drink for the entire day, 12 hours of crafting fun for each attendee and door prizes.  Doors open at 9 a.m. and everyone should be packed up and ready to go no later than 9 p.m.

You can register by emailing or by calling 812-522-2278 and leaving a message. Feel free to leave a message on the SICA Facebook page. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot right away! 


Wednesday Open Art Studio

Our classroom studio is open to members who enjoy setting up an easel and doing their own thing. Our “Wednesday Group” is a group which likes to work together so they can share lunch and do their art work. Many say they get more done with friends than they would at home by themselves. You may come and visit or try your hand at something. They are always willing to help the beginner get started.

The group meets at NOON on Wednesdays.


Pottery Barn – Saturday Hours

The pottery barn at Southern Indiana Center for the arts will be open every Saturday from 11:00-1:00 for youth and from 1:00-3:00 for adults. This will be an open studio and students are encourages to bring their own ideas and let our trained pottery instructors help you develop them into your own personal masterpiece. SICA is happy to help you complete for your local 4-H fair pottery projects. “Pottery is a multi-step process and it does take about three to four weeks to get those projects complete before the fair.” Said Betty Johnson, Resident Pottery Instructor. Come and see us in June for all your fair needs.

The pottery barn will continue to be open on Thursday nights for additional instruction by prepaid reservation only. Come check us out for all your pottery needs. Cost for a session is a low as $20.00 for non-members and $16.00 for members.

For more information please call 812-522-2278




Art lessons are available for all ages at beginning, intermediate and advanced levels!!
Hourly private sessions can be arranged at the student’s convenience.


  • Drawing “Perspective, Composition, Dimensional”
  • Painting from the Old Masters to new Artist techniques
  • Art contests
  • Free form art fun


  • Pastel Chalks
  • Acrylics
  • Oil
  • Water color
  • Colored Pencils
  • Ink

​Class cost is $20 per hour.

Other classes:

  • Art Parties / Group Lessons
  • Still life drawing and painting
  • Painting on Furniture
  • Murals
  • Graphic design for businesses
  • Portraits and Landscapes
  • Art Restoration 

Southern Indiana Center For The Arts