The Leadership Center
2211 Q Street
Aurora, Nebraska 68818
The Leadership Center at Espressions
1117 M Street
Aurora, NE 68818
Phone 402-694-3214

How it all began...

One of our beloved clients, the Autumn Art Workshop, was set to host their annual workshop with us in 2020, but was unable to because of Covid-19. For many reasons, the group saw this as a natural time to disband too. While saddened to see them make this decision, we fully understood. This group of volunteers worked so hard to build this workshop into the renowned event it had become over its 53 three-year history attracting nationally known artists as instructors and incredibly accomplished artists as students. It only seemed fitting that, The Leadership Center, in its 53rd year of service, would step in to pick up the torch where they left it.

While we are not the Autumn Art Workshop and we won’t become them, we have developed great relationships with the many instructors and artists that have attended this wonderful event in the three years it was on our property. We just felt we could do it justice by continuing to offer those who attend nationally known instructors, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, abundantly delicious food and of course, a team that is delighted to have you all as guests.

We have now hosted two successful T.L.C. Fall Art Workshops at The Leadership Center since taking over the helm. It's been amazing the outpouring of support and interest in our workshop. We are so excited to host our 3rd Annual T.L.C. Fall Art Workshop in September of 2023!

The T.L.C. Fall Art Workshop

September 15-20, 2023

hosted at The Leadership Center in Aurora, Nebraska

3-Day Instructed Class Tuition (17-20): $495.00**     5-Day Instructed Class Tuition: $695.00

3-Day Independent Study Tuition: $345.00**     5-Day Independent Study Tuition: $545.00

2023 Artist Instructors:

Cindy Briggs (Plein Air - Watercolor)

Cody Kuehl (Dynamic Color & Composition-Acrylic)

Laura Nothern (Drawing for Painting)

Cynthia Rosen (Find Your Voice in Art-Oil/Pastel or Acrylic)

Click on any of the artist names to see bios, workshop descriptions, supply lists, etc. 

REGISTRATION OPENS to the public at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 24th, 2022!

**Students who participate in the 3-Class have the option to start on Saturday and finish Monday or Sunday and finish Tuesday. 

What you can expect from The T.L.C. Fall Art Workshop:

  • Classes offered numerous disciplines taught by national known instructors.
  • Each class will be limited to 15 attendees. The small class sizes will allow for quality instruction and classroom rapport.
  • Classes will be filled first come, first serve with a waiting list if necessary. Confirmation and a supply list will be emailed to you. You can also find the bio, class itinerary, and supply list of each class by clicking on the Artist Instructor above.
  • We are offiering a 5-day class and two 3-day class options beginning on either Saturday or Sunday. Sunday starts, please note, we are not asking our instructors to repeat Day 1 instruction.
  • Those on the waiting list will be notified if an opening occurs and will have 24 hours to accept invitation and pay registration.
  • Should you register and need to drop your class, your tuition minus a $100.00 fee can be refunded up to 30 days (8/14/23) the event. You must contact the event organizer at OR 402-694-3934. Refunds will be issued back via the form of payment you paid with. If you cancel after 8/14/2023, your tuition is not refundable.
  • Your tuition package will include tuition, table fee, meals and amenities.
  • If you have any special dietary needs, please click on the button below for the dietary needs form and return them to The Leadership Center at
  • In the past we have done lodging seperately. This year, you have a choice to book your lodging at registration or to do it over the phone. Those wishing to do it seperate from registration can book lodging by calling 402-694-3934. We will be offering single, double (2 to a room) and dorms^*. Lodging can be canceled by 3 p.m., 3 days (72 hours) before the 2023 T.L.C. Fall Workshop begins without being charged for it. Cancelations after that, will be charged the full amount.
  • All artists are asked to bring and use table and floor coverings in their work areas. Thank you.
  • Regsistration opens for the general public at 9 a.m. on Monday, October 24, 2022. Those who attended the 2022 workshop will recieve an email to begin registering on October 8, 2022 at 9 a.m.
  • We will be offering experiences during this year's Workshop that are covered in your tuition including:
    • An Artist-Instructor Q & A.
    • A patio concert on Saturday night.
    • Daily work display and studio walk about
  • Madison Berthelsen of Revitialize will be onsite to offer chair massages during dinner and supper during the T.L.C. Fall Art Workshop again this year. Attendees can also book full body massages in the evenings. Massages are not covered in your tuition fees.

Attention Past T.L.C. Fall Art Workshop Attendees: if you refer a friend (who has never attended the T.L.C. Fall Art Workshop*) to attend and they do, please encourage them to list your name on their registration. There is a question where they can fill in a name of someone who shared the workshop with them. All names given will be entered into a drawing for a free 2-hour massage (value of $130.00) during the 2023 Workshop! The new attendee will receive a free 15-minute chair massage (Value of $20) during the 2023 Workshop. Massages will be with Madi from Revitalize. We will draw the winners (1 2-hour massage and 1 15-minute chair massage) at lunch on Saturday! If you refer more than one person, the greater the chances to win. 

*For those who haven't attended the Art Workshop since we took over, you are considered a new attendee, so you can be referred or do the referring! That means you can be entered for both! Names must be entered at REGISTRATION to be included in the drawing. You just have to be in attendance at the T.L.C. Fall Art Workshop to win.



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2211 Q Street
Aurora, Nebraska 68818
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1117 M Street
Aurora, NE 68818
Phone 402-694-3214

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