High School Portfolio Class at The Art Room— 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 3 to Oct. 8, at The Art Room, 709 Main St., Windermere. The class will focus on producing work that will not only meet the college requirements but also help the applicant to stand out. Media variety is key. Instructor is PJ Svedja. Students will be expected to build a portfolio consisting of drawings, paintings, collage and mixed media. This is a six-week intensive class that will push the student to grow and articulate their ideas through their art. Cost is $190. (407) 909-1869 or artroomorlando.com.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11
The Glass Slipper— 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. It’s time for a royal movie. Watch “Cinderella” and make regal crafts. For ages 4 to 12. For more information, call (407) 835-7323.
SAT., SEPT. 12
Between the Brushes — Children’s class will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 12, at The Art Room, 709 Main St., Windermere. Children in grades kindergarten and up will create this angel fish on a 12-inch-by-16-inch wrapped canvas. Cost is $35. Reservations required, (407) 909-1869.
Black Tie Charity Gala— 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Wyndham Orlando Resort, 8001 International Drive, Orlando. The benefit for The Gift of Life includes live entertainment from local celebrities, dinner and auction. Advance tickets are $45 for adults, $25 for children; group and VIP rates are available. Prices at the door are $65 and $45. To learn more, visit thegiftoflife27.org.
Painting a Poppy Workshop with Cheri Riechers — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at SoBo Art Center, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. If you enjoy SoBo’s Paint Parties and would like to take your skills to the next level, please join our latest workshop with Cheri Riechers. Basic instruction in painting an image of a poppy. Students will use a template and learn to choose brushes, apply paints and use various strokes to create effects. This class is suitable for new artists. Learn more about Riechers at cheriart.com. Cost is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. (407) 347-7996 or wgart.org.
WED., SEPT 16
Stress Buster Coloring Hour for Adults— 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Life got you stressed? Unwind at the library. Adults are discovering the relaxing, stress-reducing and meditative benefits of coloring. All supplies are provided, or participants can take their favorite supplies. For men and women ages 18 and older. For details, call (407) 835-7323.
MON., SEPT. 21
Artsy Toddler’s Program — 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. The program is designed for ages 2 to 4, and toddlers can sing songs and read stories. Call (407) 835-7323 to register.