Winter & Spring Class Schedule Now Available

Enrollment is limited, so please register early. Classes have a minimum and a maximum number of students allowed. All Class Registrations received within (5) business days to class begin date will be charged a non-refundable $10 late fee.

Whether or not a class “makes” is determined by a minimum enrollment, so PLEASE REGISTER EARLY. Enrollees will be contacted only in the event of cancellation.

The fee for each class is listed with the first number as the fee for Members of the Arts Center and the second number as the fee for Non-members. To become a Member and receive discounted fees on Arts School, Summer Arts Camp, and other perks, add your Membership on the Registration Form. Each student must have a completed registration form.

Age restrictions are necessary for the enjoyment and safety of the students. Students must meet the minimum age requirements on or before the first class. Please respect the age restrictions.

The Arts Center is not responsible for any injuries that occur during classes. Please closely follow safety instructions.

Make checks payable to the Anderson Arts Center (AAC). Cash may be paid in person. Registrations are taken over the phone with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express. Mail or hand-deliver check, cash, or credit card registrations to: Arts School, Anderson Arts Center, 110 Federal St., Anderson, SC 29625; or you can sign up over the phone by calling us at 864.222.2787 or by visiting andersonarts.org.

Refund Policy: All requests received (5) five business days prior to class begin date will be refunded 100% – No Exceptions. On-line registrations will be refunded as per policy less processing fees.

CERAMICS

$20 Tuesday - Open Studio

Tuesdays 5-8pm
This class is current and ongoing.

(All ages and ability levels, beginners very welcome)

Conor Alwood

Make your clay ideas come to life! Drop-in anytime during open studio hours- newbies and experienced potters welcome. 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. I will be there to assist any and every project! No experience necessary!
Parent supervision is required for children 13 and under.

Cost: $20 per session for one make day (wheel throwing or hand building only, clear glaze and firing done for you). The instructor will use clear glaze only, no exceptions. 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 to come back for another $20 Tuesday session to glaze it and to create another piece. Turn-around time on your finished piece will be longer if you choose this option. Clay and glaze are included in the cost and the fee can be paid in cash to the instructor when you arrive or paid with credit card online prior to that night’s session. 

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

 

Open Studio
(For Experienced Potters Only)

Thursdays 11am-2pm, Tuesdays 5pm-8pm, and Saturdays 1pm – 3pm

This class is currently ongoing.

Studio monitor present, no instructor.

 

This is not a class with instruction. Rather it 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.

Cost: $50 per month paid in cash to the monitor when you arrive or paid with credit card online prior to attendance. Please indicate the month for which you are paying. This includes access to the studio during these times as well as the $20 Tuesday nights. It includes glaze and firing fees. Pieces will be fired for you during regular firing times. It does not include clay. You may provide your own clay or purchase clay from us.

Sip n' Spin

Fridays, 6pm – 9pm
Thursdays, 6pm – 9pm

By appointment. Call to book your own party.

*Must book at least 2 weeks prior to the date of your party. Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 participants*

Conor Alwood – Instructor

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!

Cost: $25 per person (includes all materials, beverages not included)

DRAWING

Drawing From Reference

Thursdays, 6-8pm

February 21st

February 28th

March 7th

March 14th

Instructor – John Kayrouz

An introduction to crafting a drawing from a reference photograph that is accurate and has a likeness to the image being used. Each date is an independent workshop of the same material. To increase your skill level participants can register for as many sessions as they would like.

Supplies:

graphite #2 pencil, graphite 2B pencil , kneaded eraser, drawing paper at least 11in x 14in, pencil sharpener, utility knife

$20.00 members   $30.00 non-members (per date attended)

Mastering Composition Workshops

These workshops can be individually attended or one could attend all of them.

This is three-week workshop series will walk through some simple steps to improve the composition of your artwork. Whether you are painting, drawing, or photographing this class will help you immediately. We will cover how your work flows, cropping and framing, color and value, guiding the viewer’s eye, and how to apply it all to your specific work. Bring your notebooks!

Supplies: sketchbook/notebook for notes

$20.00 members  $30.00 non-members (per date attended)

Part 1: Mastering Composition Basics & Armatures

Monday, March 25th
6-8pm
Instructor: Seth Scheving

Here you are given 12 composition basics and eight armatures to use in any work of art to make its composition stronger and more appealing to the viewer. Strategically planning your work can greatly improve it. This class is applicable to painters, photographers, and designers.

Part 2: Mastering Composition Value

Monday, April 8th
6-8pm
Instructor: Seth Scheving

Supplies: Phone Camera

This class shows how to best utilize value in masses and shapes to create more interesting compositions. There will be examples of strong color use from great artists of the past and contemporary artists who are working today. This class is applicable to painters, photographers, and designers.

Part 3: Mastering Composition Color

Monday, April 29th
6-8pm
Instructor: Seth Scheving

This class shows how to best utilize color in masses and shapes to create more interesting compositions. This class also covers color meaning and symbolism. There will be examples of strong color use from great artists of the past and contemporary artists still working today. This class is applicable to painters, photographers, and designers.

PAINTING

The Portrait in Oil Paint

Thursdays, 6-8pm

March 21st

March 28th

April 4th

April 11th

Instructor – John Kayrouz

An introduction to crafting a drawing from a reference photograph that is accurate and has a likeness to the image being used. Each date is an independent workshop. To increase their skill level participants can register for as many of the four sessions as they would like.

Supplies:

graphite #2 pencil, kneaded eraser, transfer paper, canvas size 12” x 12”, painting palette, brushes: flat size 10, round size 4, filbert sizes: 4 & 8, paint: titanium white, ivory black, paper towels/ shop rags, Gamsol (or preferred paint solvent)

$20.00 members   $30.00 non-members (per date attended)

You may bring your own supplies or they will be provided for a $5 per session supply fee. 12″ x 12″ canvases are available for purchase, $6 each.

Watercolor Workshop Series

These workshops can be individually attended or one could attend all of them. We will be working every week of the series to finish a large piece. Optionally one could attend individual sessions, not necessarily all of them, picking up a particular technique each session but not attend all and work up to one completed piece.

Supplies: Sketchbook/notebook, watercolor paper/pad (140 lb. preferred), watercolors (tubes are best; primary colors are great for starting out: red, blue, and yellow), watercolor/acrylic brushes (ex: round no. 1, 2, 4; filbert no. 2, 4, 6; or personal preference), small water pail, pen/pencil, masking tape, small piece of plywood or drawing board (2x2ft minimum)

You may bring your own supplies. Or they will be provided for a $5 per session supply fee. Paper is available for purchase for $1 per sheet.

$20.00 members   $30.00 non-members (per date attended)

(plus supply fee and paper purchase if needed)

Part 1: Watercolor Materials and Basics

Monday, February 11th
6-8pm
Instructor – Seth Scheving

This is an introduction to the materials used for watercolor: paint, paper, brushes, and stretching techniques. This class also covers some of the basic techniques of watercolor appreciation. It is great for any first time painters!

Part 2: Watercolor Techniques

Monday, February 18th
6-8pm
Instructor – Seth Scheving

This class shows all the application methods and styles in watercolor: wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, dry-on-wet, and the various types of washes. This class is a little more detailed than a beginners course, but covers more breadth than depth.

Part 3: Watercolor History and Styles

Monday, February 25th
6-8pm
Instructor – Seth Scheving

This class looks at historical and contemporary uses of watercolor. Examples of specific artists and styles will be viewed and discussed. This class is great for anyone looking to see what kind of work is possible for a watercolorist!

Part 4: Watercolor Value and Color

Monday, March 11th
6-8pm
Instructor – Seth Scheving

This class focuses on the importance of value in watercolor. It will also discuss color mixing methods and approaches. This class is great for anyone looking to strengthen their skills!

Part 5: B.Y.O.W

Monday, March 18th
6-8pm
Instructor – Seth Scheving

BRING YOUR OWN WORK! This is an opportunity for watercolorists to bring their existing work for pointers or inspiration. The instructor will work with you right in the midst of your process. This class is great for anyone looking to build community with fellow watercolorists!

*Participants will need to bring their own supplies and work*

MIXED MEDIA

Art Journaling Workshop Series

These workshops can be individually attended or one could attend all of them.

If you already have an art journal or sketchpad, please feel free to bring it with you. If not, you can purchase one from the instructor for $5.00 (cash ONLY).

Supply fee: All supplies are provided for an additional $10.00 fee, payable in cash to the instructor the day of the workshop. *Art journal not included*

$20.00 members    $30.00 non-members (per date attended)

Intro to Art Journaling

Saturday, March 2nd
10am-12pm
Instructor – Consie Sindet

Learn how to get started with art journaling. This is a fun way to let your creative self-play, to process thoughts and emotions, to try new techniques and work out ideas. The class will provide you with different approaches to facing that blank page. Let’s get started together and see where the journey leads us!

Collage: Art Journaling

Saturday, April 6th
10am-12pm
Instructor – Consie Sindet

Art journaling is a great way to play with no pressure to make something perfect! In this class, we will use all kinds of collage material to create a few pages in your art journal. We’ll also get some of those blank pages ready for you to add outside of class. This is a great addition to Art Journaling 101 but beginners are welcome!

Doodling, Stamping, & Stenciling: Art Journaling

Saturday, June 1st
10am-12pm
Instructor – Consie Sindet

Come and learn how to add some playful elements onto your art journaling pages! Doodles, stamps, and stencils are great to create layers as well as tackle that dreaded blank page. This is a fun addition to Art Journaling 101.  Beginners are welcome.

Creating your own Abstract Surrealist Landscape with Mixed Media

This workshop will be focused on creating a personalized abstract surrealist landscape from your favorite photos or visual ideas, with a focus on texture via different types of media. It can be a real or envisioned landscape and personal to each student, or may attempt to recreate a specific painting from a selected piece or one similar to the instructor’s. Students will bring in their own media or selected items to work with in order to create their personal scape from photos or magazines/pictures to incorporate into their own personal pieces. We will be working every week of the series to finish a large piece with various types of media. Each class will build on the last to achieve a mixed media collage style piece at the end of four sessions. Each session will focus on one media/part of image and add to the last, teaching specific techniques to work with. Optionally one could attend individual sessions, not necessarily all of them, picking up a particular technique each session but not attend all and work up to one completed piece.

Supplies: Mixed media supplies- primarily acrylic paint with art paper options (various kinds to attach to the piece, as well as personalized photographs to work from that are personal to you from travels or places you have never been that you want to incorporate), canvas, somewhat larger, perhaps 22×30 or larger — or large heavy-duty watercolor paper, various art papers (different designs or favorite textures), compressed watercolor pastels, oil pastels if desired, acrylic paint, textured gel or pumice gel, brushes(large to small variety of watercolor/acrylic brushes), fixative for final spray if necessary, any photos, pictures, magazine pictures, drawn imagery from sketchbooks, or collected plants and flowers that can be applied flat to surface

You may bring your own or all supplies are provided for a $5 per session supply fee. Paper is available for purchase for $1 per sheet.

$20.00 members   $30.00 non-members (per date attended)

(plus supply fee and canvas purchase if needed)

Part 1: Imagined Realities Foundation

Tuesday, February 5th
6-8pm
Instructor – Betsey Cheney

“Imagined realities foundation” – this entails a surrealistic perception of a real/dreamlike landscape (first layer of paper background with watercolor/acrylic overlay) and the foundation of the piece; establishing color foundations and overall direction of the background for your piece. You can work on large watercolor paper or board or Canvas, your choice.

Part 2: Drawing/Incorporating imagined scener or buildings from reality into works

Tuesday, February 12th
6-8pm
Instructor – Betsey Cheney

This entails layering buildings from travels or designed imagined buildings to put into landscape.

Part 3: Adding layers to piece with textured gels, papers, oil pastel drawn imagery, or photo collage

Tuesday, February 19th
6-8pm
Instructor – Betsey Cheney

This entails adding texture to pieces for more lifelike effects (with a palette knife or decoupage).

Part 4: Incorporating people, animals, or plant life into the surrealist abstract world

Tuesday, February 26th
6-8pm
Instructor – Betsey Cheney

This entails decoupaging entities into a personalized world from drawn imagery, photos, magazines, or other lifelike drawn bodies. It can also incorporate real plants, leaves, flowers, etc.

Introduction to Photo Encaustic

Saturday, March 9
10am-2:30pm
Instructor – Erin Hughes

An introduction to encaustic painting using your own printed images as a starting point.  Learn how to mount photos, apply and fuse wax layers as well as techniques for adding texture and tint to your artwork.

There will be a 30-minute lunch break. Lunch not provided.

All supplies will be provided for an additional fee.

$45.00 members   $55.00 non-members

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

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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.