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Adult Classes & Workshops

2017 Summer & Fall Adult Class Offerings

Summer Session 1:  June 12 – July 21
Summer Session 2:  July 31 – Sept 1

Fall Session 1:  Sept 11 – Oct 13
Fall Session 2:  Oct 23 – Dec 1

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS:
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to qualified children and seniors. Please visit the Scholarships page under “Contact” for more information and the application.

Fall 2017 Class Offerings

OILS BEGINNING
Dorothy Johnson
The fundamentals of 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

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

Session 1
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$50…
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Session 2
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$50…
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ACRYLICS
Marissa Evans
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 at ACA Front Desk. Skill Level: All, ages 18 and up.

Session 1
Mondays…2:00pm-4:00pm…$70…
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Session 2
Mondays…2:00pm-4:00pm…$70…
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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. Student provides supplies for the project of their choice.
Skill level:  Intermediate to Advanced, ages 18 and up

Session 1
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70…
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Session 2
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70…
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POTTERY WHEEL
Madeline Fox
For the beginning clay student or those continuing who want to improve their skills. Wheel basics: preparing clay, centering, throwing forms, trimming, attaching handles, and more will be covered. All supplies included. Max students: 4
Skill level: All

Session 1
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$140…12640
Session 2
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$140…12641

WATERCOLORS (AM)
Marissa Evans
Beginning and intermediate level students explore the techniques and skills used to paint with watercolors. No previous experience with drawing or painting needed. Supplies are included for beginning students. Supply list available for intermediate students at ACA Front Desk. Ages 18 and up.

Session 1
Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70…
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Session 2
Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70…
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WATERCOLORS (PM)
Marissa Evans
Beginning and intermediate level students explore the techniques and skills used to paint with watercolors. No previous experience with drawing or painting needed. Supplies are included for beginning students. Supply list available for intermediate students at ACA Front Desk. Ages 18 and up.

Session 1
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70…
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Session 2
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70…
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CLAY HANDBUILDING
Madeline Fox
Open to students 18 and up who are beginning or want to continue with instructional handbuilding. Projects will use coil, pinch & slab techniques. The Special Topic class will be included in this class. All supplies included. Max students: 8
Skill level: All

Session 1
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$140…12646
Session 2
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$140…12647

POTTERY WHEEL GUIDED STUDIO
Madeline Fox
Open to students previously enrolled in guided studio wheel or have completed Pottery Wheel Class. Students create projects of their own choice, but an instructor is on hand for assistance. Students purchase clay from the ACA Front Desk. Max students: 4 
Skill level: Intermediate

Session 1
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70 + clay…12648
Session 2
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70 + clay…12649

CLAY SPECIAL TOPICS (EVENING SESSION 1)
Madeline Fox
Students 18 and up will create a hand built Fall Leaf Lantern and learn the sgraffito technique to decorate. All supplies included. Max students: 8
Skill Level: All

Session 1
Tues, Sept 26, Oct 3, Oct 10…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80…12650

CLAY SPECIAL TOPICS (EVENING SESSION 2)
Madeline Fox
Students 18 and up will create a hand built Winter Snowflake Plate using applied textured clay and wax resist to decorate.  All supplies included. Max students: 8
Skill Level: All

Session 2
Tues, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 28…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80…12651

DRAWING 1
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

Session 1
Wednesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70…
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DRAWING 2: THREE DIMENSIONAL COMPOSITION
Dorothy Johnson
Second in the series of Drawing classes, where actual objects will be used for compositions that are being drawn. Must take Drawing 1 class before enrolling in Drawing 2.
Skill level: Beginner +

Session 2
Wednesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70…
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ABSTRACTS: PAINTING LIKE THE MASTERS (SESSION 2 ONLY)
Ann LeMay
Explore how abstract painters use different techniques and styles to convey their images and messages. Try your hand at their techniques. Students are free to use medium of choice: oil, acrylic, pastel or watercolor. Supply list at ACA Front Desk.
Skill level:  Intermediate/Advanced

Session 2
Wednesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$80…
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CLAY SPECIAL TOPICS (MORNING SESSION 1)
Madeline Fox
Students 18 and up will create a hand built Fall Leaf Lantern and learn the sgraffito technique to decorate. All supplies included. Max students: 8
Skill Level: All

Session 1
Thurs, Sept 28, Oct 5, Oct 12…10:00am-12:00pm…$80…12655

CLAY SPECIAL TOPICS (MORNING SESSION 2)
Madeline Fox
Students 18 and up will create a hand built Winter Snowflake Plate using applied textured clay and wax resist to decorate.  All supplies included. Max students: 8
Skill Level: All

Session 2
Thurs, Nov 9, Nov 16, Nov 30…10:00am-12:00pm…$80…12656

PORTRAIT CLASS IN OILS
Bill Lewis
Draw and paint from a live clothed model. Begin by creating thumb nail sketches in order to develop a workable design to paint from.  Artists of all ability levels are welcome. A supply list is available at the ACA Front Desk.

Session 1
Thursdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80…
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Session 2
Thursdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80…
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Adult Workshops Summer 2017

ACRYLICS MADE EASY – FLAMINGO
Aidan Cooke
Learn to work in acrylics while you complete a painting of  graceful flamingo. No previous drawing or painting experience required. Open to ages 16 and up.  Supplies are provided; bring a lunch.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, August 19…10:00am-2:00pm…$60
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PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS – MARSH WIND
Sharon Taylor Padgett
This SC Lowcountry scene will give painters the opportunity to paint sky, grass, water, and the state’s palmetto trees. Great painting for beginners. Supplies are included.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, August 19…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
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Adult Workshops Fall 2017

PASTEL OWL
Nanette Langner
Introduction to working in soft pastels. Learn how to capture hair, eyes, and more as you complete a pastel of an owl. No previous experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Feel free to bring a snack.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, Sept 16th…10:00am-2:00pm…$70
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PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS 
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Bring in your enlarged photograph, and instructor Sharon Taylor Padgett will lead you through the process of turning it into a painting, on an 11″ X 14″ canvas. All skill levels are welcome in this friendly, fun class.

Saturday, Sept 16…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
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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, Sept 28…1:00pm-4:00pm…$45
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ACRYLIC WORKSHOP – “BEACH SCENE”
Marissa Evans
Come join the fun and explore acrylics as you create a “Beach Scene”.  Supplies are provided.
Skill level: All

Saturday, Sept 30th…10:00am-2:00pm…$60
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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, Oct 5…1:00pm-4:00pm…$45
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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, Oct 7…10:00am-3:00pm…$75
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FALL WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP (PM) 
Nanette Langner
Get in the mood for fall while you paint a Fall watercolor painting. No previous experience with watercolors required. Supplies are provided. Skill level: All

Tuesday, Oct 10th…6:00pm-8:30pm…$55
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FALL WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP (AM) 
Nanette Langner
Get in the mood for fall while you paint a Fall watercolor painting. No previous experience with watercolors required. Supplies are provided. Skill level: All

Saturday, Oct 14th…10:00am-12:30pm…$55
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PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS (HARVEST STILL LIFE)
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Using local vegetables in season from the Aiken Farmer’s Market, a still life will be set-up with definite light and shadows.  Learn basic skills of mixing acrylic colors and techniques of achieving the look of light and shadows on objects.  Supplies are provided.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, Oct 21…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
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CHRISTMAS CLAY WORKSHOP 
Madeline Fox
Join us for a multi-age holiday workshop. This is a great activity to share with your child/grandchild. Students will make white clay luminary. All supplies included.
Skill level:  All.

Saturday, Nov 11th…10:00am-1:00pm…$70 per person
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CHRISTMAS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP 
Nanette Langner
Create a holiday-themed watercolor that can be used in your home or given as a gift. Supplies are included.
Skill level: All

Saturday, Nov 11th…11:00am-1:00pm…$55
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BLOCK PRINT CARD WORKSHOP
Aidan Cooke
Say “Thank you” this holiday season with an original block print card. Come create a Block Print that can be used over and over to express your gratitude in a handmade heartfelt way! All supplies are included. Skill level: All

Saturday, Nov 18th…10:00am-12:00pm…$60
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PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS (BEGINNING PORTRAITS)
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Learn to create a portrait painting from your own enlarged photograph. Follow the step by step instructions on color mixing for skin tones and hair, and how to create a likeness using shadows and light to define facial features. Bring a good quality photo to work from.  Supplies are provided.
Skill level:  All

Saturday, Nov 18th…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
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PHOTOS TO PAINTINGS (WINTER SCENE TO HOLIDAY CARD)
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Create a winter Aiken scene on canvas, and then instructor Sharon Taylor Padgett will tell you how to have it printed as a holiday card.  Supplies are provided.
Skill level:  All.

Saturday, Dec 2nd…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
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HOLIDAY WATERCOLOR POINSETTIA CARD WORKSHOP
Marissa Evans
Create a poinsettia watercolor and then make it into a holiday card with the digital image that will be emailed to you, so you can print your own Christmas cards at home. Supplies are included.
Skill levels: All

Saturday, Dec 2nd…10:00am-12:00pm…$55
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Aiken Center for the Arts
122 Laurens Street, SW
Aiken SC 29801
Office: (803) 641-9094
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