Fall Class Descriptions (Adults)

Register now for Fall 2017

Fall Session I:  September 11 - October 21, 2017 (6 weeks) 

Fall Session II:  October 23 - December 1, 2017 (6 weeks)

Class Registration:  Please register at least one week in advance of the class/workshop start date.  Classes/workshops with low enrollment will be closed 3 - 5 business days before the first class.  

Cancellation Policy:  A refund is given to students who cancel 10 days or more prior to the class start date.  Students who cancel enrollment within 10 days of the first class will not receive a refund.  

If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, registrants will be notified by email or phone within 24 – 48 hours of the first class. Registrants will be given the opportunity to transfer to another class or issued a refund.

If you have any questions, please call 864-735-3948 (ext. 2) or email liz@artcentergreenville.org

*Please note:  Class descriptions are listed alphabetically by medium category.


Hayley Douglas, Explorations in Hand-Building

Hayley Douglas, Explorations in Hand-Building

Medium: Clay

Explorations in Handbuilding

Instructor:  Hayley Douglas  

6 Week Class starting Monday, October 23 (Session II)

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $305 / $285 Members (price includes supplies)

Explore the basic traditional techniques of hand building with clay.  These basics will introduce students to how clay responds to touch and how to use this knowledge to create aesthetically pleasing forms. This class will feature smaller introductory projects that will serve as practice while learning the basic skills, and will lead up to a larger project using multiple hand-building techniques.

 
Terry Davenport, Introduction to Drawing

Terry Davenport, Introduction to Drawing

Medium: Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

Instructor:  Terry Davenport

6 Week Class starting Monday, October 23 (Session II)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

Learn to sketch with pencil, charcoal and pen to gain an understanding of the fundamental artistic skill useful in all visual arts disciplines. Instruction will include basic drawing concepts in the areas of line drawing, perspective and shading, as well as studies in drawing facial features and organic shapes found in plant life and trees.  Class will also include contour drawings and quick sketches of familiar subjects to increase mind-hand coordination. The six week class will culminate with a finished drawing of the displayed still life.  Instructor will provide a supply list one week before class start date.

 
Nathan Bertling, Introduction to Drawing Photo Credit: Angela Zion

Nathan Bertling, Introduction to Drawing

Photo Credit: Angela Zion

Medium: Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

Instructor:  Nathan Bertling

6 Week Class starting Wednesday, September 13 (Session I Only)

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $249 / $229 Members 

Learn to sketch with charcoal, pencils, and markers. Gain an understanding of this fundamental artistic skill useful in all visual arts disciplines. In the Introduction to Drawing class you will learn basic drawing concepts in the areas of: line drawing & mass drawing, value relationships, and shading forms.  What's more, this six-week class will give you greater self-awareness when drawing, as well as a better grasp of the range of drawing materials & media available for creative expression.  Instructor will provide a supply list one week before class start date.  Instructor will provide a supply list one week before class start date.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 
Nathan Bertling, Continuing Drawing Photo Credit: Angela Zion

Nathan Bertling, Continuing Drawing

Photo Credit: Angela Zion

Medium: Drawing

Continuing Drawing (Drawing II)

Instructor:  Nathan Bertling

6 Week Class starting Wednesday, October 25 (Session II Only)

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate - Advanced

Class Fee: $249 / $229 Members

Building on the foundations established in Intro to Drawing, this class will deepen our exploration of drawing media and surfaces, with an eye toward strengthening our understanding of composition and perspective. While continuing to work with dry media and markers, we will also incorporate inks & ink washes, as well as chalks/pastels and colored pencils. This six-week class will give you greater self-awareness when drawing, along with a better grasp of the range of options available for creative expression.  Instructor will provide a supply list one week before class start date.  Instructor will provide a supply list one week before class start date.

 
Kate Furman, Intro to Jewelry Fabrication

Kate Furman, Intro to Jewelry Fabrication

Medium: Jewelry

Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication

Instructor:  Kate Furman

6 Week Class starting Wednesday, October 25 (Session II)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Clas Fee:  $305 / $285 Members (price includes supplies)

For the beginning jewelry student interested in learning wax modeling, metal piecing, cold-connections and basic jewelry design skills or the continuing jewelry student seeking to improve jewelry making teqhniques.  Six-week instruction will include wax carving and fabrication for lost wax casting, basic metal fabrication through cold connections and adornment through found materials.  (Please note: class material fees do not cover casting costs. Instructor will explain and discuss these fees.)

 
Kate Furman, Continuing Jewelry Fabrication Photo Credit: Angela Zion

Kate Furman, Continuing Jewelry Fabrication

Photo Credit: Angela Zion

Medium: Jewelry

Continuing Jewelry Fabrication

Instructor:  Kate Furman

6 Week Class starting Wednesday, September 13 (Session I) & Wednesday, October 25 (Session II)

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate - Advanced

Class Fee:  $305 / $285 Members  (price includes supplies)

This class is primarily for the “continuous” jewelry student. It is a work and critique space for students interested in developing their wax modeling, metal piecing, cold-connections and designing skills. Students with some experience in jewelry fabrication are encouraged to work at their own pace on their own bodies of work.  Students with limited experience in jewelry fabrication will receive more direction from the instructor.  Class demos will be determined by student needs.  (Please note: class material fees do not cover casting costs. Instructor will explain and discuss these fees.)

 
Diarmuid Kelly, Oil Painting: A Simple Approach to Realism

Diarmuid Kelly, Oil Painting: A Simple Approach to Realism

Medium: Painting

Oil Painting:  A Simple Approach to Realism

Instructor:  Diarmuid Kelly

6 Week Class starting Monday, October 23 (Session II)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

Study the oil painting techniques used by the masters to elevate your oil painting skills.  This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of painting including; composition, how to arrange your paints properly on your palette, which brushes to use and when, color tone and value, perspective, underpainting and capturing detail.  In 6 weeks you will gain an understanding of the skills that make oil paint a forgiving medium that allows any imperfections to be easily corrected. Instructor will provide a supply list one week before class start date.

 
Dwight Rose, Everything You Need to Know About Watercolor Photo Credit: Angela Zion

Dwight Rose, Everything You Need to Know About Watercolor

Photo Credit: Angela Zion

Medium: Painting

Everything You Need to Know About Watercolor

Instructor:  Dwight Rose

6 Week Class starting Thursday, September 14 (Session I) & Thursday, October 26 (Session II)  

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $190 / $170 members

Make the most of watercolor's fresh, vibrant nature through light, color and contrast. Learn to lay the groundwork in everything from demonstrating a variety of basic techniques, choosing and lighting subjects, to color theory and perspective. Instruction will include a series of step-by-step demonstrations to put your ideas into action for paintings that shine.  This course covers very basics of the medium at a slower pace with individual help for all students. Instructor will provide a supply list one week before class start date.

 
Dwight Rose, Transparent Watercolor Photo Credit: Angela Zion

Dwight Rose, Transparent Watercolor

Photo Credit: Angela Zion

Medium: Painting

Transparent Watercolor

Instructor:  Dwight Rose

6 Week Class starting Wednesday, October 25 (Session II)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Advanced

Class Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

An introduction to the fundamentals of watercolor painting that encourages experimentation with the medium.  Learn the properties of color, a vital exercise to becoming more fluid, fresh and transparent in your color mixes. This class will also help the student in achieving good color harmony, with plenty of individual attention, critiques, corrective techniques and demonstrations.  Subjects will vary from still-life, landscape and floral. Some prior experience in drawing and watercolor painting would be helpful but not required.  Instructor will provide a supply list one week before class start date.

 
Terry Davenport, Still Life & Landscape Painting

Terry Davenport, Still Life & Landscape Painting

Medium: Painting

Still Life and Landscape Painting in Oil or Acrylic

Instructor:  Terry Davenport

6 Week Class starting Tuesday, October 24 (Session II)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

Whether you've never painted before or you want to push yourself to the next level in either oil or acrylic painting, in this class you will learn to paint traditional subjects with confidence.  Classes will include painting from a still life arrangement and from photographs.  In addition, class will include small studies to tackle difficult concepts, such as glass reflections, folds and drapes, lighting and perspective. Work with oils or acrylics to learn the basics of mixing color and refine your painting skills while studying color, light sources, material, and mixing paints.  Instructor will provide a supply list one week before class start date.

 
Mark Brosseau, Intro to Painting Using Acrylics

Mark Brosseau, Intro to Painting Using Acrylics

Medium: Painting

Introduction to Painting using Acrylics

Instructor:  Mark Brosseau

6 Week Class starting Thursday, October 26 (Session II) 

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $249 / $229 Members 

This class is an introductory painting class using acrylic paint.  Students will explore some basic ideas of color theory, drawing issues (value, composition, etc) while learning how to effectively use acrylic paint.  Class will start with a limited pallet of two complimentary colors and white, work up to a Venetian pallet of earth tones, and progress to learning to use a full pallet of colors. Each week students will look at examples from art history to help demonstrate the ideas the class is addressing. Paint handling will be addressed in each lesson. Most of the work will be done on paper, but surface preparation will be talked about and students will be free to choose what they paint on.  As the class progresses, instruction will include a discussion of the wide range of possible mediums that can be used with acrylic paints.

 
GCCA Gray Loft Photo Credit: Polly Gaillard

GCCA Gray Loft

Photo Credit: Polly Gaillard

Medium: Painting/Drawing/2D

Open Studio Time

6 Weeks starting Friday, October 27 (Session II) 

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  No instruction

Open Studio Fee:  $90 / $70 Members

No instruction just time to paint or draw in the GCCA Gray Loft classroom.  Students are responsible for bringing all supplies.  Easels and tables will be available but all other set up needs are the students responsibilityIf you're looking for a space and time to create once a week without instruction Open Studio time is the perfect solution.  Space is limited to 12 participants.

 
Oliver Yu, Available Light Portraiture

Oliver Yu, Available Light Portraiture

Medium: Photography

Available Light Portraiture

Instructor:  Oliver Yu

6 Week Class starting Monday, October 23 (Session II)

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate - Advanced

Class Fee:  $190 / $170 members

Create stunningly beautiful portraits using available light and light modification accessories. Selecting effective locations and settings.  Classes will alternate between classroom instruction/critiques and hands-on instruction in the field.  Students will need their own mirrorless (a digital camera that accepts different lenses) or DSLR camera. 

 
Oliver Yu, Creative Slow Shutter Photography

Oliver Yu, Creative Slow Shutter Photography

Medium: Photography

Creative Slow Shutter Photography

Instructor:  Oliver Yu

6 Week Class starting Monday, October 23 (Session II)

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate - Advanced

Class Fee:  $249/ $229 Members

Create visually exciting photographs by learning to use slow shutter speed to capture movement or passage of time. Classes will alternate between lecture and hands on instruction in the field.  Students will need their own mirrorless or DSLR camera.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 
Joann Benzinger, Creative Processing

Joann Benzinger, Creative Processing

Medium: Photography

Creative Processing

Instructor:  Joann Benzinger

6 Week Class starting Thursday, September 14 (Session I)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Advanced

Class Fee:  $249/ $229 Members

Go beyond traditional photographic processes to explore the alternative processes of Cyanotypes, image transfers and gel transfers. This is a working class and students are encouraged to bring images to work with and to explore beyond the specifics presented in the class.  Begin with cyanotypes - also know as "sunprints" - one of the earliest forms of print photography that uses the sun or UV lights to create a contact print from a film negative or solid object. We will coat our own paper and experiment with various paper types, other receiving surfaces and colorizing using household supplies like coffee ore tea.  Class will also create image transfers from transparencies - transferring an image from film transparency to other surfaces such as watercolor paper, canvas, metal, and wood.  And explore gel transfers - the process of coating an image with a gel medium and then either lifting the image off the paper as it becomes embedded in a skin of gel or pressing the image on a receiving surface and removing the paper.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 
Joann Benzinger, Beginning DSLR Photography

Joann Benzinger, Beginning DSLR Photography

Medium: Photography

Beginner DSLR Photography

Instructor:  Joann Benzinger

6 Week Class starting Thursday, October 26 (Session II only)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $249/ $229 Members

In this 6 week class you will break through the barrier that has kept you in the “Auto” mode on your DSLR camera and learn and how to manually change settings so you know how to take the photograph you have visualized in your mind.  Students will experiment using different apertures and shutter speeds as well as different ISOs and white balances.  The class will cover use and care of your camera and related equipment, the menus and options found on most DSLR cameras, and how to compose a photograph that is balanced and visually compelling.  Please be prepared for going outside when weather permits.

 
Danea Males, A Photographic Survey

Danea Males, A Photographic Survey

Medium: Photography

A Photographic Survey

Instructor:  Danea Males

6 Week Class starting Wednesday, October 25 (Session II)

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class Fee:  $249 / $229 Members

This class incorporates both classroom instruction, and time on location to practice shooting in a group. Students will need their own DSLR, or point and shoot digital cameras. No photography experience is necessary. This class discusses the basics of camera operation, image composition and lighting, as well as a bit of photo history and visual perception.