The Artists Group (TAG)

The Artists’ Group (TAG) at South Florida State College consists of a community of artists who are committed to developing their individual talents and promoting an appreciation for art. They meet, work, offer workshops, and sell their artwork at the TAG Studio, in the Hotel Jacaranda, historic arcade, 19 East Main Street, Avon Park.

Ongoing Classes

TAG offers informal art classes throughout the year. All classes are geared toward artists of every skill level. For more information, call 863-784-7346 or e-mail

Acrylic Painting: Louise Weis, instructor

Students paint subjects of their choice or work on a project with the instructor. Each participant completes two paintings during the session.

  • CRN 11403: Wednesday, Oct. 5 through Nov.2, 12:30-4:30 p.m., TAG Studio, $120

Watercolor Painting: Betty Heim, instructor

Students paint subjects of their choice or participate in a weekly exercise demonstrated by the instructor. Classes discuss the application of color theory as well as the principles and elements of design. A gentle critique is held at the end of each session.

  • CRN 11404: Thursday, Nov. 3-17, 1-4 p.m., TAG Studio, $65

Creations in Clay/Clay Work/Ceramics: Betty McCarthy, instructor

This class is held in the Ceramic Studio at the SFSC Art Department.  Students use clay and pottery tools to learn various techniques for this sculptural medium. Glazes are applied and projects are kiln fired.

  • CRN 10791: Wednesday, Aug. 24 through Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-noon, A-10, $135
  • CRN 10858: Wednesday, Oct. 26 through Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-noon, A-10, $135

Oil Painting for Beginners

This class is for students who have no prior experience with working in oils.  Students will learn how to mix colors and apply common oil techniques to create a painting will be taught in this 3-week class.  All supplies are included for a 12″ x 16″ still life painting.

No classes available.