View CLASSES offered  or hosted by  TAA members,

​please contact the listed artist directly for more information.


These are occasional events lasting from one to 6 days

Oil Painting Workshop - 6 days

Mary Carole Larsen Oil Painting Workshop

October 31 to November 5, 2022

Adults, Beginner – Intermediate


Paint Anything You Wish

Bring your own reference material and supplies

More details?  Questions? Sign up?

Buddy Person

1015 Mc Clouds Trail 

Duff, Tn 27729

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Please check back for future workshops


These are classes that run on a regular basis

Oil Painting Instruction

Betty Bullen, Luttrell  TN

Adults, Beginner - Intermediate
Beginner's class - 6 weeks .


No prior painting or drawing experience required.

More details?  Questions?


Or call   865-992-1005

Introduction to Photography

Jack Retterer

Adults, Beginner - Intermediate

No prior   experience required.

Introduction to Photography

Jack Retterer - Instructor

Please contact for next class schedule


  To sign up, email or call 865-357-2787

About the Class

This 6-week class will show you how to consistently create photos you will be proud to share with others.  For those new to photography, we will show you step by step how to master the art of photography …  from the basics to advanced skills.  For experienced photographers … especially self-taught photographers … we will help you fill in the gaps of your photography knowledge and help you acquire more advanced skills.  This is a hands-on learning experience with weekly practice assignments and personalized feedback on your work.  

Topics covered include: 

  • Key Concepts and Best Practices of Digital Photography
  • The Exposure Triangle: How and when to adjust Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO
  • Advanced Composition and Basic Editing
  • Selecting and Using Lenses
  • Sharpe Focusing and Correct Color Balance
  • Basic  Flash and Lighting Techniques


Jack Retterer is a local Fine Art Photographer with over 50 years of photography experience.  He has taught photography at Benedictine University in Naperville Illinois and currently teaches Fine Art Photography at the University of Tennessee.  He is a juried member of The Art Market Gallery in Knoxville.  He is also very active in the East Tennessee art and photography community thru board positions and memberships in the professional Photographers of East Tennessee, The Professional Photographers of America, the Knoxville Culture and Arts Alliance and the Tennessee Artists Association.




Various classes,  please check with Jack


Materials:  Digital camera and manual

Cost: please contact


Jack Retterer

Business – 865-438-4293
Cell – 630-460-5390

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Monthly Meeting

3rd Tuesday of each Month

Please join us for every 3rd Tuesday of the month for our Association meeting  We are back at meeting at our regular location at Westminster Presbyterian Church


LOCATION:  6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919

President Betty Bullen

Upcoming Events


Join us for our Monthly  July 19

Westminister Presbyterian Church 6500 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919

July Speaker DEBBIE ALLEY - Fiber Artist

Debbie Alley is a local fiber artist who specializes in fine art images made from plant material using the eco-printing process.  She offers a line of fine art originals, and prints, as well as a line of eco-printed and hand-painted silks.  Her art is organic and intriguing and often described as calming and meditative. 


Debbie has a long history with fiber arts.  She learned to experiment and embrace creativity and push the boundaries with design from her grandmother. She continues to strive for that in her art today.  Debbie enjoys combining her experience with silk painting, quilt design, fabric dyeing, eco-printing, and watercolor into her art to create something unique and interesting. 


Debbie will share her process for creating her eco-prints and share examples of her work.  



***2022 Members Ongoing Show ***

Tennessee Artist Association now has an ongoing show at the Farragut West Chamber of Commerce.

***August 2022 -The Emporium, downtown Knoxville*** “A Celebration of 50 Years of Art” 

***Sept.-Oct. 2022 -Rarity Bay Community Center, Vonore, TN

We hope you can join us!

Current  Events

JOIN in and LEARN!

TAA is celebrating  our 50th Anniversary!  We will be celebrating all year long with great presentations, several shows and multiple opportunities to share your work.

  We hope this year brings you HEALTH, PROSPERITY and MORE opportunities to CREATE art!


We have some very gifted teachers in TAA and regular classes are offered.  Please click below to see more information

We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our longtime members and friend, Sharon Gillenwater.  She was an integral part of TAA  for many years and will be fondly remembered.

Mary Carole Oil Painting Workshop

October 31 to November 5, 2022

$545  Limited Class Size


Class location - LaFollette TN

go to Classes page for sign up instructions


Adults, Beginner - Intermediate
Beginner's class - 6 weeks .


No prior painting or drawing experience required.

More details?  Questions?


Or call   865  992  1005

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