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Adult Classes & Workshops

2017 Winter-Spring Adult Class Offerings

January Mini-Term: Jan 9 – Jan 27
Session 1: Feb 6 – March 10
Session 2: March 20 – April 28
May Mini-Term: May 8 – May 26

CANCELLATION POLICY:
The Aiken Center for the Arts has a new Cancellation/Refund Policy based on policies of similar organizations in Aiken. NOTE: Any cancellation seven (7) days or less prior to a class/camp/workshop will NOT receive a refund. The Aiken Center for the Arts reserves the right to cancel classes with low enrollment. If we must cancel a class, we will issue a full refund.

January 2017 Mini Term Classes (Jan 9 – Jan 27)

CLAY – PALMETTOS
Madeline Fox
Learn basic hand-building techniques
while you complete a tall hand-built
vase embellished with Palmettos. No
previous clay experience required.
Supplies are included.
Skill level:  All
(AM)
Thursdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$85
11755
(PM)
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$85
11756

EXPERIMENTAL ART
Marissa Evans
Come join the fun and try your hand at some new and innovative painting techniques.
Guaranteed to get your creative juices going and give your work a unique flavor!
No previous experience necessary.  Supplies provided.
Skill level: All

Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$50
11757

OPEN STUDIO – MINI TERM
Dorothy Johnson
Dedicated studio time and space for students
ready to work on oil, acrylic,  pastel, watercolor
and colored pencil projects of their own choice.
An instructor is on hand for assistance, but
there is no prepared lesson. Student provides
supplies for the project of their choice.
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$30
11758

WATERCOLOR MIXED MEDIA
Marissa Evans
Learn how to enhance your watercolors with colored pencil, acrylics, and india  ink. Supplies are provided.
Skill level: All
(AM)
Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$50
11759
(PM)
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$50
11760

WATERCOLOR SPECIAL TOPICS
Marissa Evans
Learn how to enhance your watercolors with masking fluid, shrink wrap, salt, and more.  Supplies are provided.
Skill level: All

Mondays…10:00am-12:00pm…$50
11761

Winter-Spring 2017 Sessions 1 & 2:
Session 1: Feb 6 – March 10
Session 2: March 20 – April 28

ABSTRACTS – PAINTING LIKE THE MASTERS
Ann LeMay
Abstract painters use different techniques and styles to convey their images and messages. Explore  how five different artists
created their abstract masterpieces and try your hand at their techniques.  Open to intermediate level oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor students. Supply list at ACA front desk.
Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced

Wednesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$80
11765 – Session 2

ACRYLICS
Marissa Evans (AM) / Joann Valentine (PM)
Open to beginning and intermediate
students, this class focuses on the
fundamental techniques used in
painting with acrylics. No previous
experience necessary. Supplies included
for beginners. Supply list available for
continuing students.
Skill level: Beginning/Intermediate
(AM)
Mondays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70
11766 – Session 1
11767 – Session 2
(PM)
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70
11768 – Session 1
11769 – Session 2

ACRYLICS – BEING POSITIVE WITH YOUR NEGATIVES
Judy Adamick
This class emphasizes the importance of
negative shapes and values to hold a
painting together, and how to integrate
shapes into a painting. Supply list at ACA front desk.
Skill level:  Intermediate/Advanced.

Thursdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$80
11770 – Session 1

CREATING AN “EDGY” PAINTING
Judy Adamick
This class explores the issues of hard and soft edges with respect to their roles in holding a painting together.  Supply list at ACA front desk.
Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced.

Thursdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$80
11771 – Session 2

CLAY BEGINNING HAND BUILDING
Madeline Fox
Students 18 and up who want to learn
the skills used to create hand -built pottery.
No previous experience needed. Wear
old clothes and come prepared for fun!
All supplies included.
Skill level: Beginning

Thursdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$140
11772 – Session 1
11773 – Session 2

 

CLAY INTERMEDIATE
Madeline Fox
Advanced hand building techniques and
an introduction to the wheel. Open to
students who have completed the
Beginning Clay course. Supplies are included.

Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$140
11774 – Session 1
11775 – Session 2

 

CLAY GUIDED STUDIO – HAND BUILDING
Madeline Fox
Open to students 18 and up who have completed Beginning and Intermediate Clay and are ready to work on the project of their choice. An instructor is on hand for assistance, but there is no prepared lesson. Students will purchase their own clay from the ACA.
Skill level: Intermediate

Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70 + clay
11776 – Session 1
11777 – Session 2

 

CLAY GUIDED STUDIO WHEEL
Madeline Fox
Open to students 18 and up  who have
completed the beginning and intermediate
clay courses and  want to develop their
skills on the wheel. Wear old clothes and
come prepared for fun! Students will buy
their clay from the ACA.
Skill level:  Intermediate

Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70 + clay
11778 – Session 1
11779 – Session 2

 

CLAY GUIDED STUDIO WHEEL + PRACTICE
Madeline Fox
Open to students 18 and up who have
completed the beginning and intermediate
clay courses and want to develop their
skills on the wheel. Includes additional
practice time on Thursday evening. Wear
old clothes and come prepared for fun!
Students will buy their clay from the ACA.
Skill level:  Intermediate

Tuesdays & Thursdays…6:00-8:00pm…$120 + clay
11780 – Session 1
11781 – Session 2

 

CLAY SPECIAL TOPICS: POPPY BOWL
Madeline Fox
Open to all levels, students will complete a hand-built poppy bowl in this three week course. Supplies are included.
Skill level:  All

Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$75
11782 – Feb. 14, 21 & 28

 

CLAY SPECIAL TOPICS: ANIMAL FACE JUGS
Madeline Fox
Inspired by traditional face jugs, this whimsical
animal version is sure to be a hit! Each student
will complete a jug in this three week class.
Supplies are included.
Skill level: All

Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$75
11783 – Apr. 11, 18 & 25

 

DRAWING
Dorothy Johnson
Perfect class for beginners, or for those who wish to refresh their skills. Basic supplies are provided, but a list is available at the first class for those who wish to have their own supplies.
Skill level: Beginning/ Intermediate

Wednesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70
11784 – Session 1
11785 – Session 2

DRAWING PET PORTRAITS
Aidan Cooke
Three week crash course in basic drawing techniques while your draw your favorite pet.  No previous drawing experience needed.  Drawing supplies are provided.  Bring at least one good quality 8x10 print of your pet.
Skill level: All

Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$50
11786 – Feb. 21, 28 & Mar. 7

 

EXPERIMENTAL ART
Marissa Evans
Come join the fun and try your hand at these innovative and fun techniques for applying color to surfaces and get your creative juices flowing! Guaranteed to give your work a unique flavor!  Different projects each five week session. Supplies included.
Skill level:  All
(AM)
Wednesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70
11787 – Session 1
11788 – Session 2
(PM)
Wednesdays…1:00-3:00pm…$70
11789 – Session 1
11790 – Session 2

GUIDED STUDIO
Marissa Evans
Dedicated studio time and space for students who are ready to work on projects of their own choice. An instructor is on hand for assistance, but there is no prepared lesson. Open to all mediums. Student provides supplies for the project of their choice.
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced

Mondays…6:00-8:00pm…$50
11791 – Session 1
11792 – Session 2

OILS – BEGINNING
Dorothy Johnson
The fundamental concepts used in painting with oils will be introduced in this class. No previous experience with oils needed, but some knowledge of painting is recommended. Supply list at ACA front desk.
Skill level:  Beginning

Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$70
11793 – Session 1
11794 – Session 2

 

OPEN STUDIO
Dorothy Johnson
Dedicated studio time and space for students ready to work on oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and colored pencil projects of their own choice. An instructor is on hand for assistance, but there is no prepared lesson. Student provides supplies for the project of their choice.  Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$50
11795 – Session 1
11796 – Session 2

 

WATERCOLORS
Marissa Evans
Beginning and intermediate level students explore the techniques and skills used to paint with watercolors. No previous experience drawing or painting needed. Supplies are included for beginning students. Supply list available for intermediate students.
(AM)
Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70
11797 – Session 1
11798 – Session 2
(PM)
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70
11799 – Session 1
11800 – Session 2

May 2017 Mini Term Classes (May 8 – May 26)

ACRYLIC SPECIAL TOPICS – PALETTE KNIFE
Marissa Evans
Learn how to use a palette knife to
create a different look for your work.
2-3 small works will be completed in
this class. Supplies are provided.
Skill level: All
Mondays…10:00am-12:00pm…$50
11870

CLAY BIRDHOUSES
Madeline Fox
Join us for a 3 week mini course where adults and youth ages 16 and up will make birdhouses.  No previous experience with clay required. Supplies are provided.
Skill level: All
(AM)
Thursdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$85
11871
(PM)
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$85
11872

EXPERIMENTAL ART
Marissa Evans
Come join the fun and try your hand at some new and innovative painting techniques.
Guaranteed to get your creative juices going and give your work a unique flavor!
No previous experience necessary.  Supplies provided.
Skill level: All

Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$50
11873

OPEN STUDIO – MAY MINI TERM
Dorothy Johnson
Dedicated studio time and space for students
ready to work on oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor
and colored pencil projects of their own choice.
An instructor is on hand for assistance, but
there is no prepared lesson. Student provides
supplies for the project of their choice.
Skill level:  Intermediate to advanced

Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$30
11874

SPECIAL TOPICS – MONO PRINTS WITH WATERCOLORS
Marissa Evans
Adult students 18 and up will create beautiful, one of a kind masterpieces in watermedia using a printing technique on plexiglass. Mono prints are fun and exciting, you get a surprise each time. Supplies are included.
Skill level: All

(AM)
Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$50
11875
(PM)
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$50
11876

WATERCOLOR SPECIAL TOPICS – EASTERN STYLE WATERCOLORS
Marissa Evans
This course combines traditional eastern style watercolor painting  with a modern approach. Supplies are included.
Skill level: All

Wednesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$50
11877

Adult Workshops Winter-Spring 2017

ABSTRACT PAINTING INTRODUCTION
Ann LeMay
Introduction to the theories and techniques used to create a strong abstract painting. Open to intermediate level oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor students. Supply list at ACA front desk. Bring a lunch.
Skill level:  Intermediate/Advanced

Saturday, February 25…10:00am-3:00pm…$75
11801

ALCOHOL INK WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Learn how to paint with alcohol inks, and use your skills to paint two tiles. No previous drawing or painting experience required. All supplies are included.
Skill level: Beginning
(AM)
Saturday, March 18…10:00am-1:00pm…$50
11802
(PM)
Saturday, March 18…2:00-5:00pm…$50
11803

ALCOHOL INK ON YUPO
Nanette Langner
Learn how to create a painting using alcohol inks on yupo paper. No previous drawing or painting necessary. Supplies are included.  Skill level: All
(AM)
Saturday, April 29…10:00am-1:00pm…$50
11804
(PM)
Saturday, April 29…2:00-5:00pm…$50
11805

 

BASKET WEAVING – SWEETGRASS
Sarah Hott
Sweetgrass baskets are one of the oldest African American art forms in the U.S. Try your hand at this traditional form of weaving with local weaver, Sarah Hott. No previous weaving experience is required. Weaving supplies are provided, but a list of suggested items to bring is at the ACA front desk. A lunch is recommended. $60 supply fee is due to instructor the day of the class.
Skill level: All

Saturday, March 11…10:00am-4:00pm…$90 + $60 supply fee paid to instructor
11806

CREATIVE COLOR MIXING FOR ACRYLICS
Marissa Evans
Shade, value, tint, and how colors affect each other contribute to the strength of your composition. Learn how to use color theory to select or create the perfect color combinations for your painting-even with a limited palette. Supplies are provided.
Skill level: All

Thursday, March 2…1:00-4:00pm…$40
11807

CREATIVE COLOR MIXING FOR WATERCOLORS
Marissa Evans
Shade, value, tint, and how colors affect each other contribute to the strength of your composition. Learn how to use color theory to select or create the perfect color for your painting-even with a limited palette. Supplies are provided.
Skill level: All

Thursday, February 23…1:00-4:00pm…$40
11808

DRAWING FOR BEGINNERS
Aidan Cooke
Learn the basic skills and terminology used in drawing. No previous experience necessary. Supplies are provided.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, February 25…10:00am-3:00pm…$50
11809
Saturday, April 22…10:00am-3:00pm…$50
11810

PAINTING HORSES WITH BOOTH MALONE
Booth Malone
Join Booth Malone, nationally known equine artist and teacher, for a five day workshop on painting horses in oils. Supply list at ACA front desk.
Skill level: Intermediate and Advanced oil students.

Monday-Friday, March 6-10…9:00a-4:30pm (M-TH), 9:00a-2:30pm (F)…$500
11441

PALETTE KNIFE SUNFLOWERS (NEW DATE: March 18th)
Marissa Evans
Learn how to use a palette knife to create a different look for your work while you complete a picture of a sunflower. Supplies are provided.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, March 18…10:00am-1:00pm…$50 (DATE CHANGE)
11811

PASTEL ANIMALS
Nanette Langner
Introduction to working in soft pastels. Learn how to capture hair, eyes, and more as you complete a pastel of a fox (January) and a rooster (April). No previous experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Bring a snack or a lunch.

Saturday, February 25…10:00am-2:00pm…$60
11812
Saturday, April 22…10:00am-2:00pm…$60
11813

PEN AND INK WITH WATERCOLOR WASHES
Nanette Langner
Complete several small pieces while learning a variety of techniques for adding shade and color to drawings. No previous experience with drawing or watercolors required. Supplies included. Bring a lunch.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, March 11…10:00a-4:00pm…$60
11814

PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS – LANDSCAPE/SEASCAPE
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Bring a favorite photo of a landscape or seascape, or one from your vacation, and Sharon will help you turn it into a painting. All levels are welcome. Supplies are provided, but bring a large color photo to work from.
Skill level: All

Saturday, January 21…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
11815

PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS – PET PORTRAITS
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Bring a photo of your pet to class and learn how to make an original portrait from it. Learn how to create fur, eyes, mouth, ears and their expression while you create a lasting portrait of your best friend. Supplies are provided.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, February 18…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
11816

PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS – EQUESTRIAN THEMED LANDSCAPE
Sharon Taylor Padgett
March in Aiken is all about horses, so paint one of Aiken’s beautiful equestrian scenes and enjoy it year round. Supplies are provided.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, March 18…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
11817

PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS – HOPELANDS BRIDGE & POND
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Learn to paint reflections, light, shadows, and water illusions in this step-by-step painting class of an Aiken landmark. Supplies are provided.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, April 15…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
11818

PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS – A DAY AT THE BEACH
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Get ready for the summer with a colorful painting of beach-goers with umbrellas and hats. Focus will be on mixing colors and portraying sea, sand and people. Supplies are provided.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, May 20…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
11819

PYSANKY EGGS
Lee Buratti
Students will complete their own beautiful Easter Egg using the Ukrainian Pysanky resist technique in this one day workshop. No previous experience needed in either drawing or painting.  Supplies are provided. Bring a lunch.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, January 21…10:00am-3:00pm…$55
11820

Aiken Center for the Arts
122 Laurens Street, SW
Aiken SC 29801
Office: (803) 641-9094
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