Workshop Descriptions

Register now for summer 2017

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:  Workshop descriptions are listed alphabetically by medium category.


 
Anthony Conway, Life Drawing

Anthony Conway, Life Drawing

DRAWING

Anatomy for Artists, Life Drawing

Instructor:  Anthony Conway

1 Day Workshop / Friday, June 2

10:00am - 4:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $120 (price includes model fee)

This one-day workshop will introduce students to how to accurately draw the human figure with a sense of movement and life. Students will learn how to focus on the key aspects of the figure and grasp the elements of anatomy that is important to depicting dynamic figures in their work, with an emphasis on gesture, form, and anatomy. 

 

ENCAUSTIC

Exploring Encaustic

Instructor:  E. Marie Robertson

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, June 24

10:00am - 4:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $120 (price includes supplies)

Learn and practice the basic techniques of encaustics, the art of painting with hot pigmented wax.  Discussions will include important safety information as well as how to set up an encaustic “studio” at home without spending a fortune. This is a beginner introductory workshop, perfect for the artist or crafter who is curious about encaustics.  All materials are provided, so no need to bring anything, but feel free to bring anything you might like to play with (especially objects that make interesting textures, rubber stamps and your favorite ink, colorful magazine pages, marks or drawings on paper, or other items you might like to incorporate).

 
Cecilia Ho, Wool Painting

Cecilia Ho, Wool Painting

FIBER

Felting for Kids & Teens (Ages 7 - 14)

Instructor:  Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, July 8 or Saturday, August 19

9:00am - 12:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Kids & Teens (Ages 7 – 14)

Class/Workshop Fee:  $45 (price includes supplies)

Felting expert Cecilia Ho will introduce the basics of 2D/3D needle felting while guiding students to create their unique felted story board.  All materials included.

 
Jean-Baptiste Chuat, 24 Truths per second

Jean-Baptiste Chuat, 24 Truths per second

FILM

24 Truths per second: A journey into film

Instructor:  Jean-Baptiste Chuat

2 Day Workshop / Friday, June 9 & Saturday, June 10

10:00am - 4:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner – Intermediate (Open to young adults & adults 14+) 

Class/Workshop Fee:  $225

(Open to anyone 14+) In this practical 2-Day film workshop, award-winning writer-director Jean-Baptiste Chuat will take students one step further beyond the technical side of film and explore the meanings of emotional truths and how they translate onto the screen. Students will learn how to write and understand a scene from the inside-out and the outside-in, how to artfully storyboard powerful shapes m, and to act and direct truthfully. Short scenes will be executed by students in the role of actors and directors.

This workshop is ideal for everyone in preparation for personal film projects.

 
Kelly Ward, Knitting

Kelly Ward, Knitting

KNITTING

Beginning Knitting

Instructor:  Kelly Ward

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, June 10 or Saturday, August 5

9:00am - 1:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

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

Learn how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off while making a cotton washcloth for home use. Students will also learn to read patterns and charts allowing for further development in designing washcloths as well as scarves

 
Jane Todd Butcher, Staining Papers for Collage

Jane Todd Butcher, Staining Papers for Collage

MIXED MEDIA / COLLAGE

Staining Papers for Collage

Instructor:  Jane Todd Butcher

1 Day Workshop / Friday, June 16

10:00am - 4:00pm

Level of Instruction: Open to all levels

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

This water media workshop is day one of a two part series, but you may register for only one day if you choose.  In part one, participants will dye and stain art tissue and rice papers with acrylic inks and acrylic paints, and learn how to adhere the papers to various surfaces for later finishing.  Create colored art tissues and rice papers to compose a collage painting, book covers, or even home decor.  Materials will be provided.

 
Jane Todd Butcher, Watermedia Collage

Jane Todd Butcher, Watermedia Collage

MIXED MEDIA / COLLAGE

Watermedia Collage:  Painting With Paper

Instructor:  Jane Todd Butcher

1 Day Workshop / Friday, June 23

10:00am - 4:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Open to all levels

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

This one-day workshop is the second day of a two-part Watermedia Collage workshop, but you may register for only this second day if you choose.  Students who have papers from Jane's previous Collage Papers workshop or from other sources will find new ways to develop collage paintings and other art forms using papers. Artists may wish to combine their papers with painting. Participants are also welcome to use photographs or other two-dimensional materials. The emphasis is on color and design, whether in representational or abstract art forms. Students will need to bring brushes & paints, reference photos, additional papers, drawings, photos, or other collage materials, and additional surfaces for mounting papers.

 
Carrie Burns Brown, Acrylic Painting: Extending Boundaries

Carrie Burns Brown, Acrylic Painting: Extending Boundaries

PAINTING

Acyrylic Painting:  Extending Boundaries

Instructor:  Carrie Burns Brown

3 Day Workshop / June 6, 7 & 8

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction: Intermediate - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $305 (lunch included)

Learn practical applications for finding a new and fresh approach to painting that will extend your boundaries.  Workshop will include demonstrations and hands on painting with fluid acrylic paint on paper or canvas.  Students should bring painting supplies and one or more 11x14 inch canvases, prepared hardboards, or prepared wood panels.

 
Lauren Adams, Acrylic Pet Portraits

Lauren Adams, Acrylic Pet Portraits

PAINTING

Acrylic Pet Portraits

Instructor:  Lauren Adams

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, July 22

9:00am - 1:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Open to all levels

Class/Workshop Fee:  $69

Learn to paint unique and charming portraits of your pet.  Working from photographs, this workshop will cover a range of techniques, putting it all together in a painting full of personality and charm. Work with acrylic paint to mix neutral hues that are ideal for animal features and fur, and practice painting expressive eyes with realistic warmth.  Learn to use loose, fluid brushstrokes for developing fur and whiskers and layer colors for a dimensional effect.  Students should have some experience with acrylics, but beyond that, all levels are welcome.

 
Lauren Adams, Beyond Realism

Lauren Adams, Beyond Realism

PAINTING

Beyond Realism: Acrylic Abstract Landscape

Instructor:  Lauren Adams

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, August 12

9:00am - 1:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Open to all levels

Class/Workshop Fee:  $69

Take inspiration from the landscapes around you and reference photos to create abstract paintings. Painting “what you see” doesn’t have to involve creating an exact replica of your reference.  Learn to create images that go beyond realism.  Explore methods for establishing compositional structure, values, color and the mood of a scene. There will be plenty of fun exercises to help you loosen up your painting style as you go.  Students should have some experience with acrylics, but beyond that, all levels are welcome.

 
William Jameson, Exploring Light

William Jameson, Exploring Light

PAINTING

Exploring Light

Instructor:  William Jameson

3 Day Workshop / August 17, 18 & 19

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction: 

Class/Workshop Fee:  $285

Investigate the aspects of light in paintings:  In painting from life, photographic reference or invention, painters need to know and be consistent throughout the painting with these questions:  What is the source of your light?  What direction is the light coming from?  What type of light is it?  Is it warm or cool? Flat or glowing?  What color is the source of the light?  Is it strong and creating dramatic shadows or is it flat creating even tone throughout the image in the reference?   Also learn to study and identify shadows:  Are they cast or form?  Can you see reflected light within the shadows?  All of these things are necessary in achieving the illusion of depth in painting and will be the primary topics of discussion and exploration in painting during this workshop.

 
Phillip Garrett, Fresh Paint New Acrylic Watermedia

Phillip Garrett, Fresh Paint New Acrylic Watermedia

PAINTING

Fresh Paint New Acrylic Watermedia

Instructor:  Phillip Garrett

2 Day Workshop / Saturday, June 3 & Sunday, June 4

10:00am - 4:00pm

Level of Instruction: Intermediate - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $225 (price includes all Golden paints and mediums)

Expand your creative horizons with unique watercolor-like applications of Golden Fluid Acrylics and the versatile High Flow Acrylics using traditional brushes and some exciting new pens and markers . The Acrylics are rich and flowing ,and pack a high pigment load punch. 

We will be exploring unique pigments including Iridescent and Interference, to create dazzling washes and glazes.  In this workshop you will be introduced to a thoroughly modern watercolor developed by Golden Acrylic called QOR that has incredible color intensity and a binder that allows it to be lifted out with exceptional control.  We will also be covering a range of mediums and grounds that provide fresh surfaces and options for painting on panel or stretched canvas.

 
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 & Saturday, May 20

or Saturday, August 26 & Sunday, August 27

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner - Advanced

Class/Workshop Fee:  $225 (price includes all Golden paints and mediums)

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. 

 
Terry Davenport, Reproducing the Masters

Terry Davenport, Reproducing the Masters

PAINTING

Reproducing the Masters

Instructor:  Terry Davenport

1 Day Workshop / Saturday, July 15 or Saturday, July 22

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Class/Workshop Fee:  $89

Learn from the masters to understand various paining techniques and methods from the type of brush the artist used to paint application.  Investigate the techniques, methods and style of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Edward Hopper in this one day workshop. Instruction will include a brief discussion of the artist’s process and brush work that will help you paint a copy of one or more of these masterpieces. Reference material will be available.

 
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.

 
Jean-Baptiste Chuat, Portrait & Street Photography

Jean-Baptiste Chuat, Portrait & Street Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY

Portrait & Street Photography: Faces and Shapes that speak without words

Instructor:  Jean-Baptiste Chuat

2 Day Workshop / Friday, June 30 & Saturday, July 1

10:00am - 4:00pm

Level of Instruction: Beginner – Intermediate (Open to young adults & adults 14+) 

Class/Workshop Fee:  $225

From the accidental master shot that captures ’the defining moment’ of a street scene, to strategic approaches to portraying people in vibrant streetlife, this 2-day workshop is designed as a fascinating hands-on journey into the growing art of street photography. Learn about the power of dramatic shapes using contrasting lights and shadows, the fascinating worlds of intricate architectural structures, and train your eye and sensitivity for people that live in harmony or conflict within their environments.

 
Sunny Mullarkey McGowan, Intro to Relief Printmaking

Sunny Mullarkey McGowan, Intro to Relief Printmaking

PRINTMAKING

Intro to Relief Printmaking

Instructor:  Sunny Mullarkey McGowan

1 Day Workshop / Sunday, June 25 or Sunday, August 6

3:00pm - 7:00pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

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

Learn the processes, materials and methods used in relief printmaking with the use of linoleum.  Practice techniques for achieving different texture as well as concepts for balancing positive and negative space and designing a print image.  Students will do a few warm up exercises with soft, easy cut linoleum to achieve different textures while gaining an understanding of the materials and tools before moving on to the final print.  Learn how to pull a print, number a series, and have a finished block at the end of the workshop.  All skill levels welcome. 

(For the print subject matter, students should bring along pictures or drawings for reference)