Adult Workshop Descriptions

REGISTER NOW FOR The Spring 2017 SESSION

Class Registration:  Please register at least one week in advance of the class/workshop start date.  Classes 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:  Workshop descriptions are listed alphabetically by medium category.


Debbie Wilson, Gourd Vessels

Debbie Wilson, Gourd Vessels

3D MIXED MEDIA

Gourd Vessels:  Print, Draw and Coil Techniques

Instructor:  Debbie Wilson

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, April 1

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Advanced

Workshop Fee:  $89 (price includes supplies)

Learn techniques to draw, print and stamp on gourds using permanent ink and dyes.  The workshop will also include an introduction to coiling using round reed and creating a painted interior accent.  With step by step instruction, from stamping to painting the interior, students will leave the workshop with a complete gourd vessel.  All materials included in class fee. 

 
Dottie Bruce, Alcohol Inks

Dottie Bruce, Alcohol Inks

Alchohol Inks

Instructor:  Dottie Bruce

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, April 29

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $125 (price includes supplies)

Learn how to use the unique medium of Alcohol Inks. Instruction will include demonstrations of easy-to-follow techniques to create vibrant, beautiful and interesting works of art.  Ample time will be provided for students to experiment and create on their own.  Students will work on yupo paper, Ampersand Claybord, and ceramic tiles. By the end of class, students will have several pieces of original work to take home.  Supplies included in class fee.  Bring a bag lunch and a drink.

 
Lisa Marlo Bethea, Intro to Calligraphy

Lisa Marlo Bethea, Intro to Calligraphy

Calligraphy:  Introduction to Calligraphy

Instructor:  Lisa Marlo Bethea

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, May 6

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner

Class/Workshop Fee:  $85 (price includes supplies)

This workshop is for beginners looking for an introduction to calligraphy.  Participants will learn to write, in Italic, all 26 lower case letters of the alphabet.  The instructor will introduce the strokes that make each letter and allow time for polishing skills.  All materials included in class fee.

 
Cecilia Ho, Fiber

Cecilia Ho, Fiber

Fiber:  Felted Jewelry

Instructor:  Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, March 25   

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Advanced

Workshop Fee:  $69 (price includes felting supplies)

Make and embellish your own unique felted statement jewelry and accessories.  Create a piece of your own design or find inspiration in your favorite pattern or artwork to create a brooch, head piece, barett, etc.  Cecilia Ho will introduce basic needle felting techniques and approaches, giving students the basics needed to further explore the felted jewelry making process. All basic wool & felting materials included.

 
Kristy Bishop, Intro to Natural Dyes and Tapestry

Kristy Bishop, Intro to Natural Dyes and Tapestry

Fiber

Weaving the Colors of Nature:  Intro to Natural Dyes and Tapestry

Instructor:  Kristy Bishop

2 Day Workshop /Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $225 (price includes all supplies and loom)

Kristy Bishop will lead participants through the exciting world of natural dyes and weaving. All around us, there are plants that may seem ordinary, but with some knowledge they can yield the richest and most beautiful colors. Whether its onion skins or annatto seeds from the local grocer, goldenrod picked from a roadside, or a more exotic dye such as indigo and cochineal that have been cultivated and traded worldwide, students will learn how to extract color that is lightfast, permanent, and brilliant.  Students will learn several tapestry weaving techniques such as hatching, supplemental weft, Rya knots and more on hand-built wooden table top looms. This workshop is for all levels and will give each attendee the knowledge and confidence to continue weaving on into the future on their brand new tapestry looms.  All materials are included in class fee. 

 
Cecilia Ho, Wool Painting

Cecilia Ho, Wool Painting

Fiber

Wool Painting : Landscape

Instructor:  Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop / Sunday, May 21

2:00pm - 5:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $69 (price includes supplies)

Join felting expert Cecilia Ho to learn the unique process of wool painting using felting needles to replace a paintbrush. Wool can be transformed into a painterly image using simple felting techniques. Workshop participants will leave with a wool painting of a landscape. All basic wool & felting materials included.

 
Nathan Bertling, Intro to Drawing the Portrait from Life

Nathan Bertling, Intro to Drawing the Portrait from Life

Introduction to Drawing the Portrait from Life

Instructor:  Nathan Bertling

2 Day Workshop / May 5 and 6

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $225 (price includes model fee)

Through lecture and demonstration, the Instructor will lead participants through the process of building a portrait drawing from life.  Students will work alongside the instructor as he demonstrates a classical approach to rendering the human head. Emphases will include: understanding proportions, measuring techniques, capturing value relationships, and "seeing the whole." Using the medium of vine charcoal, participants will learn how to construct a drawing with patience and restraint.

 
Barbara Mann, Cuttlefish Casting

Barbara Mann, Cuttlefish Casting

Jewelry:  Cuttlefish Casting

Instructor:  Barbara Mann

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, April 29

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $89 (price includes supplies)

Open to ages 16 and up, this workshop gives participants the skills and inspiration to cast jewelry or small-scale objects in sterling silver. Using the ancient technique of cuttlefish bone casting, students will learn to make molds into which molten metal will be poured. Within minutes after casting, the molds are opened and the metal objects are ready for finishing. Students will learn how to use a jeweler’s saw, hand files, abrasive paper and how to patina metal and use a rotary tumbler for polishing.  All skill levels. Please note:  Materials fee includes 1 ounce of silver and two pieces of cuttlefish bone.  Students can purchase additional silver and cuttlefish bone from the instructor.  All other supplies included in the workshop fee.

 
Phil Garrett, Oil Painting Plain and Simple

Phil Garrett, Oil Painting Plain and Simple

Painting:  Oil Painting Plain and Simple

Instructor:  Phillip Garrett

2 Day Workshop / Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $225 (price includes supplies)

An introduction to a practical and safe approach to painting with oils, this 2-day workshop will cover a simple palette of colors that will meet most of your color mixing needs in an economical and practical way.  Learn to simplify the concept of the color wheel and evaluate the difference between mineral and modern pigments and the kind of painting situations and reasons for choosing one type of pigment over the other.  Class will also discuss the best supports for modern painting and the best way to seal, prime and prepare surfaces for painting. We will do all this without using mineral spirits, turpentine, or any volatile solvent to modify our paint or to clean brushes and tools and most importantly our hands and skin. 

 
Carol Funke, Handmade Paper Making

Carol Funke, Handmade Paper Making

Paper:  Handmade Paper Making

Instructor:  Carol Funke

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, May 20

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $89 (price includes supplies)

Explore the art of handmade paper with artist & author, Carol Funke in the one-day Handmade Paper workshop. The process of paper-making is a tactile artistic experience for students of any age. Basic techniques introduced will include pulling paper, creating texture in the paper, pulp painting, embedding, molding and embossing. Carol aims to inspire her students to develop paper-making into an art form. Bring a bag lunch and wear old cloths. All materials included in class fee.

 
Joann Benzinger, Alternative Photographic Processes

Joann Benzinger, Alternative Photographic Processes

Photography

Alternative Photographic Processes:  Image Transfer

Instructor:  Joann Benzinger

1 Day Workshop / Wednesday, May 24

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $75 (price includes supplies)

Traditional photographic processes typically include developing/processing your photograph and then making a final print to be matted and framed. Alternative processes make your photographs one-of-a-kind works of art by using non-typical materials that yield a unique result every time, even if the same process is followed. In the Image Transfer Workshop students will experiment with gel medium and laser jet prints and a special transparency film and solution that lifts the image off the transparency and releases it on an alternative surface.

 
Phil Garrett, Printmaking

Phil Garrett, Printmaking

PRINTMAKING

Ink, Paper and Intuition : The Painterly Print

Instructor:  Phillip Garrett

2 Day Workshop / Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1

10:00 am - 4:00 pm (both days)

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Advanced

Workshop Fee:  $225 (price includes supplies)

Explore the spontaneous and dynamic medium of monotype printmaking, a very user-friendly and immediate art-making process using either oil based or non-toxic inks and water-soluble drawing materials . The monotype offers a way of working that can be spontaneous, fluid and very painterly. Images can be developed in a relatively short space of time and, because the plate retains a thin layer of ink after being printed, (the so called ghost image) it is easy to modify the image and work sequentially. 

This process has been used to great effect by many contemporary artists including the renowned South Carolina born artist, Jasper Johns.  Sessions will begin with simple reductive methods and progress through multi-plate prints incorporating collage ( Chine Colle’ ) printed on an intaglio press to hand printing with Gelli Plates using Open Acrylics . Inks and paint will be provided, students will need to bring a gelli plate, paper & surfaces you want to print on.  Instructor will provide a detailed supply list.