Fall 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 currently running and ongoing.

(All ages and ability levels, beginners very welcome)

Emily Sizemore

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!

Cost: $20 per session for one make day (wheel throwing or hand building only, clear glaze done for you) or $40 for two sessions, one make day and one glaze day (wheel throwing or hand building session 1 and you glaze with your choice of color session 2). Both include clay and glaze and are 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 10am-1pm and Sundays 6pm – 9pm

Beginning October 4, 2018 and ongoing with the exception of December 18 & 25, 2018 and January 1 & 8, 2019.

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, 6-9pm

By appointment. Call to book your own party.

Emily Sizemore – 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

Everyone Can Learn to Draw: Foundational Drawing

Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm

September 27 | October 4, 11, 18, and 25

Tracy Weiss – Instructor

 

I always say that a good solid base drawing is the foundation for a great piece, whatever the medium. So we will start there and work into fully realized value drawings. We will explore the basics of graphite, charcoal and ink drawing and learn tips and techniques for drawing with each. This class is designed for adults but open to high school and JR high students with and without prior drawing experience. We will briefly review the concepts of line quality, positive and negative space, composition, blocking in with basic shapes, proportion, perspective, and value and shading. We will touch on various types of drawings such as gesture, contour, blind contour, and value. We will endeavor to produce one line drawing and one value drawing in your choice of graphite, charcoal or ink.

Warning: India ink is indelible. It will NOT come out of your clothes, so plan to wear a smock or just old clothes.

Supplies: 1 vinyl (white) eraser, one pencil: either sketching HB, B or 2B, (2B, 4B, and 6B if you choose to work primarily in graphite), 1 mechanical eraser (looks like a click pen but has a white vinyl eraser in it instead of ink), one wide tip black pen and one fine point black pen (Sharpies are good and inexpensive), 1 pack of vine or willow charcoal, 1 kneaded eraser (looks like a gray rectangle)  Optional (if you already have them and want to bring them): Pitt artists pens in black and grays, black India ink, pen and nibs and brushes, charcoal pencils, a “white” charcoal pencil / pastel

$ 115 members   $ 130 non-members

We must have a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the class to run.

Mastering Composition

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm

October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2018

Seth Scheving – Instructor

 

This is a five-week class that 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, pencil/pen, colored pencils or Prismacolor markers, and your own work for application (optional)

$ 85 members   $100 non-members

We must have a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the class to run.

PAINTING

Introduction to Contemporary Watercolor

Mondays, 7:00-8:30 pm

November 5, 12, 19, 26, and December 3

Seth Scheving – Instructor

 

This course will look at watercolor historically as a reference, but also how it is being used in contemporary art. You will learn about watercolor basics, materials, techniques, and its various forms. This class is great for first timers who would like to start watercolor or experienced watercolorists who would like to expand their techniques.

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, paper towels, pen/pencil, masking tape, small piece of plywood or drawing board (2x2ft minimum.)

$ 85 members   $100 non-members

We must have a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the class to run.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Basic Digital Photography: How to use your Camera

Tuesdays 6-8pm

September 4, 11, 18 and October 2, 2018

Van Sullivan Jr – Instructor

 

This class will focus on how to use the menu inside the camera.

Supplies: Bring your own camera and instruction manual as well as few images you have taken to class. Laptop and software are optional.

 

$ 80 members   $ 95 non-members

We must have a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the class to run.

Basic Digital Photography: Flash and Composition

Tuesdays 6-8pm

October 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2018

Van Sullivan Jr – Instructor

 

This class will focus on ISO film speed.

Supplies: Bring your own camera and instruction manual as well as few images you have taken to class. Laptop and software are optional.

 

$ 80 members   $ 95 non-members

We must have a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the class to run.

Basic Digital Photography: Exposure

Tuesdays 6 -8pm

November 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2018

Van Sullivan Jr – Instructor

 

This class will focus on aperture and shutter.

Supplies: Bring your own camera and instruction manual as well as few images you have taken to class. Laptop and software are optional.

 

$ 80 members   $ 95 non-members

We must have a minimum enrollment of 3 students for the class to run.

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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.