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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 unless noted otherwise. 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:
If you cancel your registration after it has been processed, but at least seven business days before the class begins, we will refund your class fee (less a $10 cancellation fee). If you cancel with less than seven business days’ notice, no refund will be given. ACA 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 2018 Classes

Fall 2018 Session Dates:
Fall Session 1: September 10 – October 13
Fall Session 2: October 22 – December 1

ADULT STUDIO CLASSES

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 Sept 10,17,24 Oct 1. . . . . . . . $40
10:30am-12:30pm                                13850
Mondays October 8,15,22,29 . . . . . . . . $40
10:30am-12:30pm                                13851
Mondays Nov 5,12,19,26. . . . . . . . . . . . $40
10:30am-12:30pm                                13852
Mondays Dec 3,10,17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
10:30am-12:30pm                                13853

 

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.

Mondays Sept 10, 17, 24. . . . . . . . . . . . $30
6:00-8:00pm                                         13855
Mondays Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 . . . . . . . . . $30
6:00-8:00pm                                         13856

ADULT ACRYLIC CLASSES

BEGINNING ACRYLICS 
Aidan Cooke
A great class for beginners, this class focuses on the fundamental techniques used in painting with acrylics. No previous experience necessary. Supplies included. Skill Level: All, ages 18 and up.

Session 1, Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80
6:00-8:00pm                                        13857
Session 2, Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80
6:00-8:00pm                                        13858

VIBRANT ANIMAL
AND FLORAL ACRYLIC CLASS

Judy Adamick
Emphasis will be on working with your own pet photos and incorporating florals into your composition. Work with Fluid Acrylic “Liquetex” brand paint for vibrant colors. Still life arrangements will be set up. Short demos and discussion will help you create your personal best. Bring your own supplies. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or via the link below. Skill level: Intermediate.

Session 2, Mondays** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95
10:00am-12:00pm                              13859
**CLASS CANCELLEDAnimals in Oils offered in session 2 instead. See Oils section. 

SAVANNAH RIVER COLORS WORKSHOP 
Sharon Taylor Padgett
Soft, tranquil hues of the Savannah River landscape are emphasized in this painting. Students will learn techniques in sky & clouds, trees, land and water reflections by following instructor Sharon Taylor Padgett step-by-step through the process. All levels of painters are welcome in this easy, friendly class. Supplies included.

Saturday, Sept. 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                  13860

ALONG THE BANKS WORKSHOP 
Sharon Taylor Padgett
In this Savannah River landscape workshop, trees and water reflections are emphasized along with painting in a simple figure to tell the story. Color mixing and blending are highlighted to create mood and drama. All levels of painters are welcome as Sharon leads in a slow, step-by-step process toward the finished painting. Supplies included.

Saturday, Oct. 20. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                   13861

SUNRISE ON THE SAVANNAH WORKSHOP 
Sharon Taylor Padgett
A distant sunrise reflects on the Savannah River to create sparkle on the water’s surface and tint the entire scene in a warm glow. Color mixing and techniques in painting water, sky & clouds are highlighted in this scene. Students will complete an 11x14” painting in class. Supplies included.

Saturday, Nov. 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                   13862

 

PAINTING TO CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOP 
Sharon Taylor Padgett
In this popular class, students will follow Sharon step-by-step through an Aiken winter scene, with the final painting to become your own Christmas Cards when ordered through a local print shop. Early registration is encouraged. Supplies included.

Saturday, Dec 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                  13863

ADULT OIL 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 via the link below. Skill level: Beginning.

Mondays Sept 10,17,24 Oct 1. . . . . . . . $60
10:30am -12:30pm                               13864
Mondays October 8,15,22,29 . . . . . . . . $60
10:30am -12:30pm                               13865
Mondays Nov 5,12,19,26. . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:30am -12:30pm                                13866
Mondays Dec 3,10,17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $45
10:30am -12:30pm                               13867

ANIMALS IN OIL 
Judy Adamick
Students will work from their own photos. Discussions will address composition, values & color palette. Short demonstration during each class. Bring your own supplies. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or via the link below. Skill level: Intermediate

Session 1, Mondays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95
10:00am-12:00pm                               13868
Session 2, Mondays** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95
10:00am-12:00pm                               13859
**NEW CLASS ADDED

PORTRAITS IN OILS WORKSHOP
Bill Lewis
Draw and paint from a live clothed model. Begin by sketching, then practice in oil to develop a workable design to paint from. Informational discussions throughout the 2 days. Artists of all ability levels are welcome. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or via the link below.

Wed, Oct 24 & Thurs, Oct 25 . . . . . . . . $120
10:00am-4:00pm                                    13869

PAINTING HORSES WITH BOOTH MALONE
Booth Malone
Award-winning equestrian artist Booth Malone of Columbus, GA will teach an equine workshop for intermediate to advanced level oil painters. The official artist for numerous steeplechases and the 2006 Breeder’s Cup, his work is found regularly in equestrian catalogues and magazines and in public and private collections. There is no online registration for this workshop, but you may sign up at the front desk or by calling 803- 641-9094. Supply list is at the ACA front desk or via the link below. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced oil students. No membership discount. Class size is limited so register early!

Mon – Fri,  Feb 25 – March 1, 2019 . . . . . . . . $500
Mon-Thurs 9a-5pm & Fri 9a-2:30p                                           

ADULT WATERCOLOR CLASSES

BEGINNING WATERCOLORS
Marissa Evans
Beginning and intermediate level students explore the techniques and skills used to paint with watercolors. Supplies included.

Tuesdays Sept 11,18, 25. . . . . . . . . . . . $50
10:00am-12:00pm                                13870
Tuesdays Oct 23,30 Nov 6** . . . . . . . . . . $50
10:00am-12:00pm                                13871
**CLASS FULL – Call to be put on a wait list – OR – consider Eastern Style Watercolors. It is very similar to this class. Marissa teaches the same techniques with Asian themes.  You will even learn to make your own chop (seal or stamp) to finish off your artwork.  

 

 

EASTERN STYLE WATERCOLORS
Marissa Evans
This course combines traditional Eastern style watercolor painting with a modern approach. Supplies included.

Tuesdays Sept 11,18, 25. . . . . . . . . . . . $50
2:00-4:30pm                                         13872
Tuesdays Oct 23, 30 Nov 6. . . . . . . . . . $50
2:00-4:30pm                                         13873

INTERMEDIATE FLORAL WATERCOLORS
Judy Adamick
Floral arrangement set up each week. Emphasis on hard and soft edges and composition. Short demonstration. Bring your own supplies. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or via the link below.

Session 1, Fridays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $95
10:00am-12:00pm                                13874

GLASS WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Learn how to paint “glass” in watercolor. Students will complete three small paintings. Supplies included. Skill level: All. Bring a lunch (30 min break).

Saturday, Sept 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-4:00pm                                   13875

WATERCOLOR WITH PEN & INK WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Complete a fall themed piece while learning techniques for adding pen and ink to your painting. Supplies included. Skill level: All.

Saturday, Sept 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $55
10:00am-2:00pm                                   13876

WATERCOLOR FOUNDATIONS 2 DAY WORKSHOP
Dwight Rose
Veteran teacher and master watercolorist, Dwight Rose, will guide you through this beginning/ intermediate to advanced watercolor workshop. Students will create beautiful landscape paintings of their own, develop skills that can be applied to any subject, and have time for questions and critiques. Supply list at front desk or via the link below. Bring a lunch. Skill level: All.

Fri, Oct 5 & Sat, Oct 6. . . . . . . . . . . $130
9:30am-4:30pm                                13877

OCTOBER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Create a beautiful watercolor of a pumpkin trio. Supplies included. Bring a snack. Skill level: All

Saturday, Oct 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-3:00pm                                  13878

NOVEMBER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Paint a wheelbarrow full of pumpkins. Supplies included. Skill level: All. Bring a lunch. (30 min break)

Saturday, Nov 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-4:00pm                                 13879

WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Learn three different watercolor techniques. Paint using sepia tones (monochromatic painting), use salt in watercolor, and learn about underpainting while completing a rose watercolor. Supplies included. Skill level: All. Bring a lunch (30 min break).

Saturday, Nov 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-4:00pm                                  13880

ADULT ABSTRACT CLASSES

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

Tuesday, Sept 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75
10:00am-3:00pm                                 13881

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACTS – START TO FINISH
Dorothy Johnson
Let your creativity soar! Learn theory, techniques plus how to design and produce quality paintings. For any level of skill and interest. A supply list is available at the ACA front desk or online.

Session 2, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80
2:00-4:00pm                                         13882

ADULT DRAWING CLASSES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEGINNING DRAWING
Aidan Cooke
A five week course on the basics in drawing. Learn about composition, value, texture & much more! Use your new skills to create a finished still life with object(s) of your choice. Supplies included. Skill Level: All, ages 16+

Session 2, Thursdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
6:00-8:00pm                                       13883

DRAWING 1
Dorothy Johnson
Perfect class for beginners or for those who wish to refresh their skills. Supply list at ACA Front Desk or via the link below. Skill level: Beginner / Intermediate.

Session 1, Wednesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-12:00pm                                13884

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. Supply list at ACA Front Desk or via the link below. Skill level: Beginner +.

Session 2, Wednesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-12:00pm                              13885

ADULT PRINTMAKING CLASSES

BLOCK PRINTING
Aidan Cooke
There are so many uses for a block prints! Like a stamp, you can use it on t-shirts, hand towels, cards, wrapping paper, envelopes, you name it! Use it over & over. Create your own print by carving on block linoleum. Bring your own idea or use ideas provided. Supplies included. Skill level: All

Saturday, Sept 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                   13886

 

 

 

 

 

HOLIDAY CARDS
Aidan Cooke
Make your own holiday cards to send to friends & family. Create your own print by carving on block linoleum. Bring your own idea or use ideas provided. 12 blank cards & envelopes provided. Skill level: All

Saturday, Dec 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-1:00pm                                  13887

ADULT POTTERY CLASSES

POTTERY WHEEL
Madeline Fox
For the beginning student or those wanting to continue to improve their skills. Learn basics: preparing clay, centering, throwing forms, trimming, handles, etc. All materials and tools included. Level: all, adult 18 and up.

Session 1, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
10:00am-12:00pm                                13888
Session 2, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
10:00am-12:00pm                                13889

POTTERY WHEEL GUIDED STUDIO
Madeline Fox
Basic skills are requited to enjoy this class. Student will need to work independently on projects of their own choice; there are no instructional lessons. An instructor is on hand for assistance. Students purchase clay from the ACA front desk. Tools and other supplies included. Level: Intermediate, adult 18 and up who have previously taken Guided Studio, completed Pottery Wheel Class or approved by instructor.

Session 1, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . $80 +clay
6:00-8:00pm                                        13890
Session 2, Tuesdays. . . . . . . . . . $80 +clay
6:00-8:00pm                                        13891

INTRO TO CLAY
Madeline Fox
Learn clay techniques of pinch, coil, and slab to create hand built pottery. Students will also be introduced to working on the pottery wheel. All supplies included.

Session 1, Thursdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
10:00am-12:00pm                               13892
Session 2, Thursdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . $140
10:00am-12:00pm                               13893

CLAY HAND-BUILDING
Madeline Fox
For the beginning student or those wanting to continue creating instructional handbuilt pottery. Projects will use coil, pinch & slab techniques. Session 1 will include the birdfeeder project. Session 2 will include the snowflake serving bowl project. All supplies included. Skill level: All, adult 18 and up.

Session 1, Thursdays. . . . . . $140
2:00-4:00pm                           13894
Session 2, Thursdays. . . . . . $140
2:00-4:00pm                            13895

CLAY BIRDFEEDER
Madeline Fox
Create a functional birdfeeder using the slab hand-building technique. All supplies included. Skill level: All, adult 18 and up.

Thurs, Sept 27, Oct 4, 11. . . $80
2:00-4:00pm                        13897
6:00-8:00pm                        13898

 

 

 

 

 

SNOWFLAKE SERVING BOWL
Madeline Fox
Create a functional serving bowl using the sgraffito technique to decorate. All supplies included. Skill level: All, adult 18 and up.

Thurs, Nov 8,15, 29 . . . . . .. $80
2:00-4:00pm                       13899
6:00-8:00pm                       13900

HOLIDAY CLAY WORKSHOP
Madeline Fox
Join us for a multi-age holiday workshop. This is a great activity to share with your child/grandchild or with relatives visiting for Thanksgiving. Students will make a Christmas Angel and a snowflake ornament. All supplies included. Bring a lunch. Level: All.

Saturday, Nov 24 . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-1:00pm                13901

ADULT TEXTILE CLASSES

BATIK CLASS
Marissa Evans
Explore the art of applying color and patterns to fabric using dyes and resist techniques. Complete a decorative banner and loose modern garment of your choice and more if time permits No previous experience necessary. All supplies provided. Ages 18 and up.

Thursdays Sept 13,20, 27. . . . . . . . . . . $80
4:00-6:00pm                                         13902

TEXTILE CLASS
Marissa Evans
This three week course will explore printing on a tote, batik t-shirts, and weaving with natural and synthetic materials. No previous
experience necessary. All supplies provided. Ages 18 and up.

Thursdays Oct 25, Nov 1, 8. . . . . . . . . . $80
4:00-6:00pm                                        13903

FIBER ART CLASS
Makenzye Barfield
Create a landscape by using fibers, fabric, and threads. Design your own composition, discuss how to manipulate different fibers, how to hand sew and assemble your frame. All supplies included.

Session 2, Thursdays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
5:30-7:30pm                                        13904

 

TEXTURED SCARF WORKSHOPS

Marissa Evans
A three-hour workshop to create a multitextured scarf. Pick your favorite team colors and get ready for cooler weather. No previous skill necessary. All supplies provided. Ages 18 and up.

Team Colors
Saturday, Sept 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
10:00am-1:00pm                                  13905
Your Color Choice
Saturday, Nov 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30
10:00am-1:00pm                                 13906

JOHN’S BASKET WORKSHOP
Candy Padgett
This basket features a woven base, D handle, smoked reed accent rows, and is embellished with a metal bow. Students learn to twine, weave start/stop, and lash their rims. This is a no stress fun basket for all levels. Supplies included. Finished size is 8” L x 4 1/4” W x 5 3/4” H (not including the handle).

Saturday, Sept 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
10:00am-5:00pm                                  13907

STEEPLECHASE HAT WORKSHOP
Ladonna Armstrong
Create and trim unique hats suitable for Steeplechase and the Kentucky Derby. From feathers to fabrics, a demonstration of techniques will get students started in hat making. Sinamay hat bases and trims will be provided. All students will leave with a complete piece to wear to the races.

Thursday, October 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
5:00-7:30pm                                        13908

 

MASQUERADE MASK WORKSHOP
Ladonna Armstrong
Create a unique Masquerade mask for the ACA Beaux Arts Fundraiser. A presentation on masks and techniques will get students started in mask making. Mask base and embellishments will be provided. All students will leave with a finished mask to wear to the ball.

Thursday, October 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $80 
5:00-7:00pm                                         13909

 

 

ECLECTIC NECKLACE AND BRACELET WORKSHOP
Gisela Sirrenberg
Make a knotted necklace on a leather cord using eclectic beads. Then test your skills making a bracelet with beads and learning how to put on a clasp. All supplies included.

Saturday, Nov 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-1:00pm                                  13910

JAPANESE PAPER WORKSHOP
Christina Laurel
An introduction to Japanese papers, including Shoji paper, and Suminagashi – Japanese ink marbling. See how the artist uses prepared and found papers in her 2-D collages and 3-D installations, which will be displayed in our gallery from Sept 11-Oct 27. Demonstrations and hands-on exploration.\ Participants leave with a mat that is decorated with their Suminagashi. Materials provided. Bring a lunch.

Saturday, Oct 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50
10:30am-2:00pm                                  13911

ADULT PASTEL CLASSES

APPLE BASKET PASTEL WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Introduction to working in soft pastels. Create a beautiful fall painting while learning how to use soft pastels on Pastelbord. No previous experience necessary. Supplies are provided. Skill level: All. Bring a lunch. (30 min break).

Saturday, Oct 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-4:00pm                                  13912

ADULT PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

CREATE PHOTOS LIKE A PRO WITH YOUR IPHONE
Erdal Caba
Anyone with an iPhone has the ability to take professional- looking, high quality photos with the hints and tricks covered in this class. Start with basic photography principles and then move on to a step by step guide to your phone’s many creative features. An overview of several user-friendly free or inexpensive apps will be discussed. Use any model iPhone. Skill/Exp level: All. Bring a lunch.

Saturday, Oct 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $70
10:00am-5:00pm                                  13914

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