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Adult Classes & Workshops

ADULT CLASSES:
We offer an excellent selection of fun and enriching classes in many of the arts disciplines. Adults, ages 16 and up, will enjoy these fun classes and workshops. All classes are offered once a week for each five week session except for the mini term classes which are offered once a week for a three week session. Classes run consecutively on the same day each week. Workshops are offered once per session. Pre-registration is required for all classes and workshops. Taught by experienced art professionals, and designed to provide individual attention and feedback, our classes and workshops are sure to educate and inspire artists of all ages. All supplies are included unless otherwise noted in the class description.

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.

May Mini Term Session Dates: 
May Mini Term: May 7 – 25

Summer 2018 Session Dates:
Summer Session 1: June 11 – July 21
(no class July 4th week)
Summer Session 2: July 30 – August 31

May Mini Term Classes

BEGINNING OILS 
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 or online. Skill level: Beginning.

Mini-May
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$45…13060

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.

Mini-May
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$30…13064

BEGINNING OILS 
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 or online. Skill level: Beginning.

Summer Session 1
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$70…13479
Summer Session 2
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$70…13480

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.

Summer Session 1
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$50…13481
Summer Session 2
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$50…13482

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

Summer Session 1
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$50…13483
Summer Session 2
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$50…13484

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.

Summer Session 1
Wednesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70…13485

SOFT-SLAB CLAY TEAPOT
Madeline Fox
Using handbuilding techniques, students will create a soft-slab teapot. Slabs of clay are formed into the elements of body, lid, spout and handle and joined together. Decoration will be the student’s original design, which will be applied as a raised edge decoration.

Summer Session 2
Mondays, August
13, 20, 27…10:00am-12:00pm…$80…13486
Mondays, August 13, 20, 27…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80…13487



ALCOHOL INK ON YUPO
Nanette Langner
Learn how to create a painting using alcohol inks on yupo paper. No previous drawing or painting experience required. All supplies included. Skill level: All. No membership discount due to supply cost.

Saturday, April 21st…10:00am-1:00pm…$60…13109
Saturday, April 21st…2:00pm-5:00pm…$60…13110

LOWCOUNTRY LIGHT
Sharon Taylor Padgett
It’s All About Light! This landscape from the coastal area of SC is filled with light and shadows that leads the viewer down the path. Light and shadow techniques will be demonstrated as students follow step-by-step through this simple painting of palmettos. Supplies are provided. Skill level: All.

Saturday, April 21st…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
13111

SPRING CLAY WORKSHOP
Madeline Fox
Join us for a multi-age Spring project. A perfect workshop for a parent and child. Using Earthenware Clay, students will create a pair of Spring Birds using a pinch technique. A great piece to display all year long! This class is ideal for 4th grade to adult and we welcome parents and grandparents too.

Saturday, April 21st…10:00am-12:00pm…$60
13112

WEARABLE TEXTILE ART
Marissa Evans
Come join us to create wearable pieces with flair! Design an artsy Mehndi summer wrap and a fish tote bag using “experimental” technique. No previous skill necessary. All supplies provided. Bring a lunch. Ages 18 and up.

Tuesday, May 8th…10:00am-4:00pm…$75
13113

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP
Marissa Evans
In this all day course you will get a taste of the printmaking process. We will do some traditional Gyotaku with a modern approach in block printing, to create your own unique pieces. We will also show you an interesting use for vintage trivets. Create your own signature chop. No previous skill necessary. All supplies provided. Bring a lunch. Ages 18 and up.

Tuesday, May 15th…10:00am-4:00pm…$65
13114

PEN AND INK WITH WATERCOLOR WASH
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, May 19th…10:00am-4:00pm…$60
13115

BATIK WORKSHOP
Marissa Evans
Explore the art of applying color and patterns to fabric using dyes and resist techniques. We will complete at least two projects and more if time permits – a decorative banner and loose modern garment of your choice. No previous experience necessary. All supplies provided. Bring a lunch. Ages 18 and up.

Tuesday, May 22nd…10:00am-4:00pm…$80
13116

PALM TREE BEACH SCENE – ACRYLIC WITH MODELING PASTE
Nanette Langner
Create a beautiful acrylic of a beach with a palm tree! Learn how to create texture with modeling paste. No previous experience needed. Supplies included. Skill level: All.

Saturday, June 2nd…10:00am-1:00pm…$55
13488

ACRYLICS MADE EASY – ENCHANTED BRIDGE
Aidan Cooke
Learn to work in acrylics while you complete a painting of an enchanted bridge. No previous drawing or painting experience required. Open to ages 16 and up. Supplies are provided, bring a lunch.

Saturday, June 2nd…10:00am-2:00pm…$60
13533

BRING YOUR OWN LIGHT/SHADOWS LANDSCAPE PHOTO TO PAINT
Sharon Taylor Padgett
In continuing the “All About the Light” series, Instructor Sharon Taylor Padgett will assist each student in painting their own light and shadow-filled landscape using the student’s photo of choice. Painters of all levels will move at their own pace in completing their own painting, with step-by-step instructions. Bring an enlarged photo that has definite light and shadows to paint from. All supplies are included.

Saturday, June 16th…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
13489

UNDER THE SEA WATERCOLOR
Nanette Langner
Learn techniques using salt and masking fluid to create a beautiful 8 x 10 watercolor. No previous experience needed. Supplies included. Skill level: All.

Saturday, June 23rd…10:00am-2:00pm…$60
13490

SUMMER MELONS STILL LIFE
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Students will paint watermelon and cantaloupe from the Aiken Farmer’s Market from a live set-up in class. Strong light and shadows are defined on the surface of the objects and instructor Sharon Taylor Padgett will demonstrate, step-by-step how to paint this in acrylics.
Color mixing and brush use techniques are emphasized in this class. All materials are included and students will complete an 11x14” painting.

Saturday, July 21st…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
13491

TOUCAN PASTEL
Nanette Langner
Introduction to working in soft pastels. Learn how to capture feathers, eyes, and more as you complete a pastel of a toucan. No previous experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Skill level: All.

Saturday, July 21st…10:00am-2:00pm…$70
13492

ACRYLICS MADE EASY – BEACH SUNSET
Aidan Cooke
Learn to work in acrylics while you complete a beach sunset. No previous drawing or painting experience required. Open to ages 16 and up. Supplies are provided but bring a lunch.

Saturday, August 4th…10:00am-2:00pm…$60
13535

LAST LIGHT
Sharon Taylor Padgett
“Last Light” is the title of this beach sunset painting with figures. Follow Instructor Sharon Taylor Padgett, step-by step through this acrylic painting on an 8x16” canvas. Color mixing and how light affects objects are demonstrated, as well as how to introduce simple figures into your painting. All materials are included and all levels of painters are welcome to participate in this fun summer painting session.

Saturday, August 18th…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
13493

ACRYLICS MADE EASY – CAROLINA JASMINE AND WREN
Aidan Cooke
Learn to work in acrylics while you complete an acrylic painting of this South Carolina flower and bird. No previous drawing or painting experience required. Open to ages 16 and up. Supplies are provided but bring a lunch.

Saturday, August 25th…10:00am-2:00pm…$60
13536

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