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Adult Classes & Workshops

Winter-Spring 2018 Adult Class Offerings

January Mini Term: January 8 – 26
Session 1: 
Feb 5 – March 9
Session 2:  March 19 – April 27 (no class April 2-6)
May Mini Term: May 7 – 25

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.

January 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-Jan
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$45…13057

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-Jan
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$30…13061

still life - bill lewis

STILL LIFE CLASS IN OILS
Bill Lewis
Draw and paint from a still life. 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 or online.

Mini-Jan
Thursdays…10:00am-12:30pm…$60…
13223

CLAY FACE JUGS
Madeline Fox
Join us for a 3-week mini session in January on the art of the face jug. Using Red Earthenware and hand-building techniques, the student will create a decorative face jug, designing their own expression and details. All supplies included. Skill level: All.

Mini-Jan
Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$80…13065
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80…13066

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.

Session 1
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$70…
13058
Session 2
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$70…
13059

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…
13062
Session 2
Mondays…10:30am-12:30pm…$50…
13063

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…2:00pm-4:00pm…$80…
13067
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80…13068
Session 2
Mondays…2:00pm-4:00pm…$80…13069
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80…13070

 

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…
13071
Session 2
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70…
13072

CLAY HANDBUILDING
Madeline Fox
Open to students 16 and up who are beginning or want to continue with instructional hand-building. Projects will use coil, pinch & slab techniques.
Session 1 will include creating a tri-footed mug.
Session 2 will include creating a Poppy Bowl.
All supplies included. Skill level: All. Max students: 8.

Session 1
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$140…13073
Session 2
Mondays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$140…13074

TRI-FOOTED CLAY MUG
Madeline Fox
A 3-week course where students 16 and up will create a hand-built tri-footed textured mug. All supplies included. Skill level: All. Max students: 6

Session 1
Mondays,
Feb 19, 26 & March 5…6:00-8:00pm…$80…13075
Wednesdays,
Feb 21, 28 & March 7…10:00am-12:00pm…$80…13076

 

WATERCOLORS 
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 or online. Ages 18 and up.

Session 1
Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70…
13077
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70…
13079
Session 2
Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$70…13078
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70…13080

 

 

ADULT INTRO TO CLAY
Madeline Fox
Students will learn techniques of pinch, coil, and slab to create hand built pottery. They will also be introduced to the pottery wheel. All supplies included. Skill level: All. Open to adult and home school students ages 16 and up.

Session 1
Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$140…13081
Session 2
Tuesdays…10:00am-12:00pm…$140…13082

EASTERN STYLE WATERCOLORS
Marissa Evans
This course combines traditional Eastern style watercolor painting with a modern approach. Supplies are included. Skill level: All. Previous watercolor experience preferred but not required. Ages 18 and up.

Session 1
Tuesdays…2:00pm-4:30pm…$70…
13083
Session 2
Tuesdays…2:00pm-4:30pm…$70…13084

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

Session 1
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80 + clay…13085
Session 2
Tuesdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80 + clay…13086

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…
13087

ABSTRACTS: PAINT LIKE THE MASTERS
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 available at ACA front desk or online. Skill level: Intermediate/Advanced.

Session 1
Wednesdays
…10:00am-12:00pm…$80…13088

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 or online.

Session 1
Thursdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$100…
13089
Session 2
Thursdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$100…
13090

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

Session 1
Thursdays…6:00pm-8:00pm…$70…13091

CLAY POPPY BOWL
Madeline Fox
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
A 3-week course where students 16 and up will complete a hand-built poppy bowl. All supplies included. Skill level: All. Max students: 6.

Session 2
Mon, April
9, 16, 23…6:00pm-8:00pm…$80…13092
Wed,
April 11, 18, 25…10:00am-12:00pm…$80…13093


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…
13094

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

ALCOHOL INK
Nanette Langner
Learn how to paint with alcohol inks, using your new skills to paint two tiles. No previous drawing or painting experience required. All supplies included. Skill level: Beginning. No membership discount due to supply cost.

Thursday, Feb 1st…5:30pm-8:30pm…$60…13095
Saturday, Feb 3rd…10:00am-1:00pm…$60…13096
Saturday, Feb 3rd…2:00pm-5:00pm…$60…13097

TEXTURED WINTER SCARF
Marissa Evans
A three-hour workshop to create a multi-textured scarf. You decide on your own color combinations – many choices available. No previous skill necessary. All supplies provided. Ages 18 and up.

Saturday, Feb 10…10:00am-1:00pm…$30
13098

AFTERNOON GLOW
Sharon Taylor Padgett
It’s All About Light! In this class you will paint the SC Palmetto back-lit with the warm sunset that affects the palm fronds. You will learn how to create a glow of light streaming through the branches. Supplies are provided. Skill level: All.

Saturday, Feb 17…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
13099

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 for your painting – even with a limited palette. Supplies are provided. Skill level: All.

Thursday, Feb 22…1:00pm-4:00pm…$45
13100

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, March 8…1:00pm-4:00pm…$45
13101

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 online. Bring a lunch.

Saturday, Feb 24th…10:00am-3:00pm…$75
13102

LIGHT IN THE WOODS
Sharon Taylor Padgett
It’s All About Light! Our beautiful Hitchcock Woods, with a sun-lit path is the theme for this workshop. You’ll learn to paint trees, underbrush, and sand along the pathway; all affected by the light streaming in. You will add the Hitchcock Woods sign, to give it a sense of place. Supplies are provided. Skill level: All.

Saturday, March 3rd…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
13103

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

Saturday, March 3rd..10:00am-2:00pm…$70
13104

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 online. Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced oil students. Class size is limited so register early!

Monday-Friday, March 5-9, 2018
9:00am-5:00pm (M-TH), 9:00am-2:30pm (F)
$500
13105

ACRYLIC WITH MODELING PASTE
Nanette Langner
Create a beautiful acrylic of a Spring Bicycle Bouquet! Learn how to create texture with modeling paste. No previous experience needed. Supplies included. Skill level: All.

Saturday, March 10th..10:00am-12:30pm…$55
13106

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

Saturday, April 14th…10:00am-1:00pm…$60
13107

SPRING WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
Nanette Langner
Create a spring-themed watercolor that can be used in your home or given as a gift. Supplies are included. Skill level: All.

Saturday, April 14th…10:00am-12:30pm…$55
13108

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

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