CERAMICS

$20 Tuesday - Open Studio

Tuesdays 5-8 pm
Ongoing with the exception of Dec.16, 2019 – Jan. 11, 2020
Instructor – Chrissie Saunders

Make your clay ideas come to life! Drop-in anytime during open studio hours – newbies and experienced potters welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. This class is less structured; you will be able to pick the projects you’d like to try! You can experience the wheel, or build a creation on the table. No experience necessary.

Fee: $20 per session (wheel throwing or hand building only, clear glaze and *firing done for you); $1 firing fee per lb. of fired clay, paid in cash to instructor

Supplies: The session includes a maximum of 5 pounds of clay and clear glazing. Extra clay can be purchased as needed from instructor.

The instructor will use clear glaze only. If you want to glaze it yourself with colored glaze, make it known to the instructor and determine when the piece will be ready for you. You may come back on another Tuesday, pay $10 to glaze yourself with colored glaze.

If you return to glaze the piece yourself for $10, you may elect to make an additional piece of pottery during the same session. Total fee for this option: $25

Four Session Deal
Enjoy four separate sessions of wheel throwing or hand building, clear glazing included. Sessions do not have to be used consecutively.

Fee: $60 + $1 firing fee per lb. of fired clay, paid in cash to instructor.

 Supplies: Five pounds of clay and clear glaze included for each session.

Open Studio
(For Experienced Potters Only)

Tuesdays 5-8 pm, Thursdays 1-4 pm and Saturdays 1-3 pm
Ongoing with the exception of Dec.16, 2019 – Jan. 11, 2020
Studio monitor present, no instructor.

This is an open studio time for experienced potters who do not require instruction but want access to a clay studio and firing in our kilns. It is completely self-guided. It is open to potters ages 18 and up. No instruction included.

Fee: $50 per month

Supplies Needed: Clay (purchase on your own or from the Arts Center)

Supplies Included: Glaze & firing (no firing fees)

Sip n' Spin

Fridays, 6-9 pm
Ongoing with the exception of Dec.16, 2019 – Jan. 11, 2020
By appointment. Call to book your own party.
Instructor – Chrissie Saunders

Grab a group together for a wheel throwing class! Sip on your favorite wine while you and your friends spin some fun pots, cups, or whatever! No skill level needed. Bring a positive attitude and relax as you get messy working on the potter’s wheel. *You must be 21 and over to participate in this class. Bring your favorite beverage!

Clear glaze and firing done for you. The instructor will use clear glaze only. If you want to glaze it yourself with colored glaze, make it known to the instructor and determine when the piece will be ready for you.  You may come back during $20 Tuesday, pay $10 to glaze yourself with colored glaze.

Fee: $25 per person (includes all supplies; beverages not included)

*Private clay parties may be booked for individuals under 21.

MIXED MEDIA

Women with Tools: Beginning Metal Jewelry Making Workshop

February 22, 2020 from 9am to noon
Instructor: Beth Carter Gautsch

Join Beth for a morning of handcrafted fun to make at least two pairs of earrings using hand tools you can find at your local hardware and hobby shops. You’ll learn how to cut, shape and texture metal to create a unique design that will make a statement on its own or add a special metal element to your beaded creations. Beth will also demonstrate use of the jeweler’s saw and dapping block. No experience required, just a willingness to create and design.

You must be 16 or older to participate.

 Fee: $50 Members/ $60 Non-members

Supplies: Materials Fee paid to instructor on the day of the workshop: Beth will have copper and sterling silver metals and ear wires available for purchase. Fees will range from $10 – $20 depending on what you purchase. Please bring any small beads or findings you may have for design consideration. You are also welcome to bring any of the hand tools noted below, should you have them. If not we will have them to use. Good eyesight or magnification is helpful for this class. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes.
Class Tools:
Fine tip black Sharpie
Needle files
Extra fine steel wool
Metal shears
Small ball peen hammer
Small nylon hammer
Steel block
Metal hole punches

Create Your Own Butterfly Tower or Yard Art Post

A TWO DAY WORSHOP
February 29th, 2020 from 10am – 1pm
March 1st, 2020 from 1pm – 5pm
Instructor: Diana Winuk

You have seen them on display in our own BAY 3 Artisan Gallery and in your neighbor’s front lawns! Now join Diana Winuk in this two day workshop to design and create a unique 40” art post or Butterfly tower. Diana will guide you in creating a post that reflects your interests (teams, hobbies, collectibles or seasonal). Posts are suitable for your porch, yard or inside your house as decoration. Express yourself with a lovely handmade post or create a one of a kind gift for that someone special.

Fee: $100 members / $110 non-members

Supplies:All supplies (posts, paint, brushes, background paint and sealer, top and bottom for the posts) will be provided. Also available for purchase are solar tops if you choose to add one.

First Day
You will sand the post and paint the background color. Sanding the post is the most important part of your prep in order to retain the paint for years to come. These posts are made of 4”x4” PVC. After sanding we will clean and dry them and paint the background color. They will dry overnight to set properly.

Second Day
We will paint the posts with acrylic paints. You can create any design you like and Diana will also supply templates for anyone who wishes to use them. You will also take home after painting is finished, a can of spray that will seal the acrylic paints in and keep them from fading and tolerate the weather.

Basic Introduction to Encaustic Process: Forest Landscape

March 28th, 2020 from 10am – 1:30pm
Instructor: Donna Persinger

Join Donna in exploring this fascinating and creative medium which involves creating imagery with specialized melted wax and other 2D and 3D objects. This class introduces the basic encaustic process and focuses on the production of a single theme-based panel. It incorporates die-cuts and natural materials to explore imbedding techniques on a 6’x6’ panel.

Fee: $65 members / $75 non-members

Supplies: Instructor will provide all the materials and equipment needed for the workshop as these are not readily available.

DRAWING & PAINTING

Drawing/Painting/ Mixed Media (non-ceramic) Open Studio

Tuesdays 5-8 pm
Begins Nov. 5, and ongoing with the exception of Dec.16, 2019 – Jan. 11, 2020
Studio monitor present, no instructor.

Think of this as collaborative studio time to do your own thing. Use it to make yourself stop what you HAVE to do and take time to do what you WANT to do. Bring your own project and materials and work at your own pace. This is an open studio time for artists who do not require instruction but want access to a studio and comradery with other artists. It is completely self-guided. Drop-in anytime during open studio hours. Newbies and experienced artists welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: $5 per session

 4 Session Deal

Cost: $15 for four sessions of studio use. Sessions do not have to be used consecutively. Come when it is convenient for you.

WE'D LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN US!

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110 Federal Street
Anderson, SC 29625
864.222.2787
info@andersonarts.org

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tuesday - Friday
9:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday - Sunday
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Funding assistance provided by the Anderson County and City Accommodations Tax Fund and by the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.