The Polasek Museum is proud to offer a vari­ety of pro­grams and work­shops:

Chair Yoga

Tues­day Morn­ings, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Sep­tem­ber 15, 22, 29 and Octo­ber 6, 13, and 20.

Learn and expe­ri­ence the health ben­e­fits of per­form­ing Chair Yoga:

• Increase strength and mobil­ity for daily life– Stay active and independent

• Enhance flex­i­bil­ity and body awareness

• Improve bal­ance and coordination

• Increase your abil­ity to de-stress and relax

• Enhance your vital­ity and well being

All classes will be held rain or shine. Wear com­fort­able cloth­ing and please bring water.

$15 Per indi­vid­ual class– drop ins welcome

OR Reg­is­ter today and pay in advance for $30 discount!!!

Non-Members: $60 for the entire 6-week course

Museum Mem­bers: $55 for the entire 6-week course (proof of mem­ber­ship required)

Entire Six-Week Course
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Work­shop: The Art of Brush­mak­ingbrushes3

 Sun­day, Novem­ber 8, 2015 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Pre-registration required — sign up today as space is lim­ited!

We are offer­ing an exclu­sive one-day, hands-on work­shop with inter­na­tion­ally renowned ceramic artist and brush maker Glenn Grishkoff. Dis­cover the tech­niques behind this a new take on an old-world tech­nique, infused with mod­ern ele­gance.  These are no ordi­nary brushes, but exquis­ite works of art!

You will have the oppor­tu­nity to make 8 to 10 brushes that can be used many dif­fer­ent ways, includ­ing ink or water­color onto paper sur­faces, ceramic appli­ca­tions, batik to cloth sur­faces, and acrylic and oil paint­ing on can­vas.  A vari­ety of brush sizes will be cre­ated dur­ing the work­shop explor­ing var­i­ous size brush tips, from small to large, and unique han­dle con­struc­tion meth­ods. There will be a slide lec­ture and demon­stra­tions of con­struc­tion meth­ods involved in mak­ing brushes, includ­ing knot-tying, epoxy mix­ing, cut­ting and wrap­ping hairs and meth­ods to cre­ate brush han­dles. Par­tic­i­pants will work with a vari­ety of hairs, includ­ing buck tail hair, moose hair, horse hair, rooster hackle, broom corn straw and addi­tional types of hairs. You are also encour­aged to bring beads, found objects, or any other mate­r­ial from home that could be used to embell­ish your brush.

This work­shop will include all needed work­shop mate­ri­als, includ­ing a large assort­ment of qual­ity hairs,

wax linen threads, epoxy, bam­boo, and a vari­ety of hard­woods, rope sec­tions, the use of saws and cut­ting devices and other needed sup­plies. At the end of the work­shop Glenn will have both his brushes and brush mak­ing kits for sale. To view his work, and to watch a video of a recent brush mak­ing work­shop, visit his web­site at

Class will take place in the newly openly His­toric Capen House on site at the Polasek Museum. Classes will be held rain or shine and please wear com­fort­able cloth­ing that is “art friendly.” All skill lev­els welcome!

The morn­ing ses­sion will fea­ture detailed paint­ing demon­stra­tions using hand­made brushes, mate­r­ial expla­na­tions and the con­struc­tion of the first brush. The class will then break for a 30 min lunch in the gar­dens! Feel free to pack a bev­er­age or sack lunch and enjoy our sculp­ture gar­dens. Refrig­er­a­tor in the Capen House will be avail­able for stu­dents to use.  Dur­ing the sec­ond ses­sion from 1-5pm, you’ll cre­ate sev­eral addi­tional brushes of var­i­ous sizes and learn advanced brush mak­ing tech­niques. Par­tic­i­pants will learn how a hand­made tool dif­fers from a store pur­chased tool, how mate­ri­als found in nature can be trans­formed into mak­ing art and how hand­made brushes cre­ate dynamic one-of-a-kind brush marks. Take home all the gor­geous brushes you cre­ate and treat your­self or gift them to friends and family. 

Non-Members: $180

Museum Mem­bers: $145 (proof of mem­ber­ship required)

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Work­shop: Oil Paint­ing
Three day Capen-Showalter House Inte­rior and Plein Air Paint­ing Work­shop 

Mon­day, Novem­ber 9, 2015

Tues­day, Novem­ber 10, 2015

Wednes­day, Novem­ber 11, 2015

9:00 am-4:00 pm each day

Pre-registration required — sign up today as space is lim­ited.

Non-Members: $400

Museum Mem­bers: $365 (Proof of Mem­ber­ship Required)

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 If you were inspired by The Win­ter Park Paint Out or have always wanted to learn how to paint, The Albin Polasek Museum is excited to offer a 3-day work­shop taught by nation­ally acclaimed artist  Stacy Barter. Learn how to cap­ture the light and color you see by paint­ing from what is right in front of you!  Study rel­e­vant meth­ods of com­po­si­tion with indoor stu­dio time focused on inte­rior spaces in the His­toric Capen-Showalter House onsite. You can set up in our stun­ning sculp­ture gar­dens on Lake Osce­ola for incred­i­ble plein air options also. Class will begin with a demon­stra­tion and dis­cus­sion on com­pos­ing a pow­er­ful focus, fol­lowed by lots of one-on-one instruc­tion, includ­ing assis­tance while stu­dents work on their can­vases. This Interiors/plein air work­shop is suit­able not only for begin­ners “in train­ing” but also for advanced level artists who are look­ing to hone their skills. Turn your paint­ing enthu­si­asm into tal­ent! 

Classes will be held rain or shine. Wear com­fort­able, weather appro­pri­ate cloth­ing that may get stained. Begin­ners may want to have a painter’s apron or smock. Each artist needs to bring their own portable paint­ing easel and palette (and please, no per­fume). Bring all mate­ri­als on the “Rec­om­mended Mate­ri­als List” below, sun­screen, hat, water, com­fort­able shoes and a sack lunch, if desired. There will be a one hour break mid­way through the day, when you are wel­come to go off cam­pus and grab a quick bite, or enjoy your sack lunch in the gar­dens before you return for the after­noon ses­sion.





Flats or Fil­berts (bris­tle):  #3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, (Sev­eral in each size, more of the 4, 5, 6 sizes)

Exam­ple: Robert Sim­mons brand for sim­ple hog bris­tle which are all you need.

YOU ARE WELCOME TO BRING WHATEVER YOU LIKE, how­ever make sure they are NOT all small in width and the bris­tles are pli­able and not stiff with old paint or badly frayed




 (Rem­brandt brand or Wind­sor and New­ton Artists’ Oil Colour, but bring what­ever you like)

Cad­mium Yel­low Deep or Cad­mium Orange

Cad­mium Yel­low Light

Cad­mium Red Light or Cad­mium Red in Wind­sor and New­ton Artists’ Oil Colour

Trans­par­ent Oxide Red or burnt sienna

French Ultra­ma­rine Blue Deep

Cerulean Blue

Tita­nium White or whichever white you prefer

Alizarin Crim­son or Rose Mad­der Deep

Burnt Umber

Cobalt Blue (optional)

Ivory Black (0ptional)

Virid­ian Green (0ptional)


Neo Megilp by Gam­blin, a mod­ern replace­ment for Maroger.  Bring what­ever you pre­fer, some­thing with nice vis­cos­ity, not too sticky and not a dry­ing accel­er­a­tor. Sim­ply using Turpenoid is sufficient.

Odor­less Turpenoid ONLY 



PAINTING SURFACE – Oil or gesso primed can­vas or can­vas boards.

SIZES:  bring a RANGE of sizes exam­ples:  5 x 7,  6 x 8, 8 x 10,  9 x 12, 11 x 14, 12 x 16 up to 16 x 20 at the largest. I find it best to bring in a vari­ety of sizes so you can choose one the best fits your set up or sub­ject. Work­ing small is rec­om­mended for out­door painting.