Fall Six-Week Class Descriptions

REGISTER NOW FOR fall 2018 six-week classES 

Fall Session I: September 10 - October 21  

Fall Session II: October 29 - December 8

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.

Member Class Pricing:  GCCA members enjoy discounted rates on 6-week classes and Summer Art Camps, updates through the e-newsletter, the opportunity to participate in our annual GCCA Member Show, and an invitation to Member Night.  Annual Individual ($50) and Family ($125) memberships are available.  Visit Membership HERE to learn more and become a member to receive the discounted member rate on classes. 

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.


Six-Week Classes

 Lorraine Marks, Figure Study in Clay

Lorraine Marks, Figure Study in Clay

Medium: Clay

Figure Study in Clay

Instructor: Lorraine Marks

6 Week Class starting September 11 (Session I) and October 30 (Session II)

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $305/ $285 Members (price includes supplies)  

Learn how to approach the human figure in three dimensions including building an armature, posing the armature, establishing proportion, emphasizing gesture, learning anatomical reference points and laying on self-hardening clay with hands and tools.  Students will work three weeks with each model in order to go through the entire process of sculpting the figure from start to finish twice in each session.

 
 Daniel Helgemo, Introduction to Drawing

Daniel Helgemo, Introduction to Drawing

Medium: Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting September 10 (Session I)

Mondays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class provides an overview of naturalistic techniques of drawing. Students will learn about materials and line and mass drawing through direct observation- giving them the foundation to practice these techniques and develop an artist's way of seeing and rendering the visual world. Students will work on on master copies, draw from plaster cast statues, still life, etc. All skill levels are welcome.

 
 Tim Davis, Principles of Illustration

Tim Davis, Principles of Illustration

Medium: Drawing

Principles of Illustration

Instructor: Tim Davis

6 Week Class starting September 12 (Session I)

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, ages 12+

Tuition: $190 / $170 members

Join Highlights magazine illustrator, Tim Davis in a survey course designed for talented students who are considering a professional illustration-related career.  Instruction includes composition for story-telling, character design, sequential art, creating portfolios, business tips, and an overview of digital illustration. Weekly assignments will be given and critiqued.

 
 Daniel Helgemo, Intermediate Drawing

Daniel Helgemo, Intermediate Drawing

Medium: Drawing

Intermediate Drawing

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting October 29 (Session II)

Mondays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class provides a continuing practice of naturalistic techniques of drawing. Students will refine their knowledge of materials and application of line and mass drawing through direct observation- providing the experience to use these techniques to develop an artist's way of seeing and rendering the visual world. Students will work on on master copies, draw from plaster cast statues, still life and, for the final two classes, the live portrait model.

 
 Kate Furman, Jewelry Fabrication

Kate Furman, Jewelry Fabrication

Medium: Jewelry

Jewelry Fabrication (pm class)

Instructor: Kate Furman

6 Week Class starting September 12 (Session I) and October 31 (Session II)

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition: $305/ $285 Members (price includes supplies)  

This class is open to beginner and continuing jewelry students. 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.)

 
 Kate Furman, Jewelry Fabrication

Kate Furman, Jewelry Fabrication

Medium: Jewelry

Jewelry Fabrication (am class)

Instructor: Kate Furman

6 Week Class starting September 12 (Session I) and October 31 (Session II)

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level: Open to all skill levels

Tuition: $305/ $285 Members (price includes supplies)  

This class is open to beginner and continuing jewelry students. 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.)

 
 Carrie Burns Brown, Critique Class for Painters

Carrie Burns Brown, Critique Class for Painters

Medium: Mixed Media

Critique Class for Painters

Instructor: Carrie Burns Brown

6 Week Class starting September 11 (Session I)

Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instruction Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Tuition: $170 / $150 Members

All artists are visual communicators. In the Critique Class for Painters students will participate, interact and share in the creative process of critiquing so the results can be authentic feedback from peers and the instructor. The work is the focus. Criticism is centered not on the student and his or her skill, but rather on the artwork. Through the exercise of critiquing each other's work, students will find motivation while gaining understanding and appreciation of the creative process. Students should bring work in progress to class each week. Discussions on composition, color theory, elements of design, texture, balance, and harmony will be reviewed so that each artist has a better understanding of their unique creativity and the work they create.

 
 Mark Brosseau, Studio Practice

Mark Brosseau, Studio Practice

Medium: Painting

Studio Practice

Instructor: Mark Brosseau

6 Week Class starting September 12 (Session I) and October 31 (Session II)

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: Intermediate - Advanced

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class is designed for intermediate to advanced students who want to make art as part of a sustained practice.  Instruction will help students identify the questions they will investigate through making art and force them to ask questions that will push their individual practices forward. It will also help artists identify art historical influences as well as build an awareness of contemporary artists who are addressing similar ideas. This will be done through group dialogues and critiques, readings and presentations, working on artist statements, as well as weekly exercises that each student can adjust to meet to their own needs. We will address ideas of conscious decision making versus intuition, discuss strategies for working through periods of being ‘stuck’ or ‘blocked’, and explore how to build sustainable work habits. Students will be guided through making a body of work and the course will culminate in a small pop-up exhibition.

 
 Daniel Helgemo, Introduction to Oil Painting: A Direct Approach

Daniel Helgemo, Introduction to Oil Painting: A Direct Approach

Medium: Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting:  A Direct Approach

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting September 11 (Session I)

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class provides an overview of impressionistic and naturalistic techniques of representational painting. Students will learn about materials, color palette and direct observation, giving them the foundation to practice these techniques and develop a painter’s way of seeing and rendering the visual world. Students will work on on master copies, paint from plaster cast statues, still life, etc. All skill levels are welcome.

 
 Young-sook Park, Oil Painting with a Palette Knife

Young-sook Park, Oil Painting with a Palette Knife

Medium: Painting

Oil Painting with A Palette Knife

Instructor: Young-sook Park

6 Week Class starting September 14

Fridays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level: Open to all skill levels

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Learn the basics of oil painting to create impasto style paintings with a palette knife including; composition, using color, mixing colors, simplifying subject forms, and applying colors on canvas with a palette knife.  Subjects will include landscape, still-life, cityscapes, and abstraction. One painting will be completed per class.

 
 Daniel Helgemo, Intermediate Oil Painting: A Direct Approach

Daniel Helgemo, Intermediate Oil Painting: A Direct Approach

Medium: Painting

Intermediate Oil Painting: A Direct Approach

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting October 30 (Session II)

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class provides an ongoing practice and understanding of impressionistic and naturalistic techniques of representational painting. Students will focus on composition, color and direct observation, giving them the experience to practice these techniques and develop a painter’s way of seeing and rendering the visual world. Students will work on master copies, paint from still life and, for the final two classes, the live portrait model. All skill levels are welcome.

 
 Mark Brosseau, Appreciating Contemporary Art: Painting

Mark Brosseau, Appreciating Contemporary Art: Painting

Medium: Painting

Appreciating Contemporary Art: Painting

Instructor: Mark Brosseau

6 Week Class starting September 10 (Session I)

Mondays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This seminar style class will explore current trends in contemporary painting and introduce students to many painters working today. Each class will focus on a specific theme in contemporary painting and will include lectures featuring artists built around that theme. Class will include discussions of the connections of certain artists to art history, and how the current state of the world might be shaping an artists’ work.  Students will be invited to share contemporary painters that they are interested in with the class. The class will be visited by local contemporary artists who will share insight into their work. If possible, there will be a class trip planned to visit galleries and/or artists’ studios.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 
 Dwight Rose, Seascapes & Lakes in Watercolor

Dwight Rose, Seascapes & Lakes in Watercolor

Medium: Painting

Seascapes & Lakes in Watercolor

Instructor: Dwight Rose

6 Week Class starting September 12 (Session I)

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Learn to paint loose and vibrant paintings with watercolor through easy-to-follow step-by-step exercises.  Instruction will include blending and wet-in-wet flow techniques to be used abstractly or enhance and capture energy in reality.  Start with the basics and progress to adding details and finishing touches that will make your work pop. Along the way you'll push the boundaries in watercolor and explore tips for finding your own unique style. Emphasis will be placed on marine subjects, waterfalls, lakes and streams.

 
 Dwight Rose, Watercolor for Beginners

Dwight Rose, Watercolor for Beginners

Medium: Painting

Watercolor for Beginners

Instructor: Dwight Rose

6 Week Class starting September 13 (Session I) and November 1 (Session II)

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Learn to master basic techniques in watercolor painting, no matter what your experience level. Easy step-by-step demonstrations will help students create watercolor paintings using a variety of subjects including florals, landscapes and seascape ideas. All-new projects with expert tips will show you how to get great results in your paintings.  Understanding basic color theory will improve your mixing ability. Some basic drawing techniques will be incorporated to ensure a solid foundation to painting is implemented.

 
 Dwight Rose, Paint Exciting Compositions from Nature in Watercolor

Dwight Rose, Paint Exciting Compositions from Nature in Watercolor

Medium: Painting

Paint Exciting Compositions from Nature in Watercolor

Instructor: Dwight Rose

6 Week Class starting October 31 (Session II)

Wednesdays, 9:30 am -  12:30 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Nature is full of patterned shapes that can be used to compose a picture, from the dappled light and dark shaped designs of a sunset sky as the sun peeks from near the horizon to a group of varied tree types nestled near the water's edge with reflections. Learn how to show your artistry and make your paintings effective by utilizing the elements of composition. Making your work distinctive through design is the first key to watercolor picture making. Each student will practice using multiple references sourced from a variety of locations, creating start-to-finish watercolor paintings.

 
 Joann Benzinger, Beginning DSLR

Joann Benzinger, Beginning DSLR

Medium: Photography

Beginning DSLR

Instructor: Joann Benzinger

6 Week Class starting September 13 (Session I) and November 1 (Session II)

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class is for anyone who would like to learn more about the basics of photography. The curriculum will cover the menus and options found on most DSLR cameras, basic care for your equipment and the essentials to manually control camera settings so you are able to take the photograph you envision instead of relying on the camera’s “auto” settings. Students will experiment with and come to understand the relationship between different apertures, shutter speeds and ISOs as well as how to compose a photograph that is balanced and visually compelling. Please be prepared for both classroom time and field trips for practical application.

 
 Cheryl McNabb, From F-Stops to Bus Stops; Portraits Done Right

Cheryl McNabb, From F-Stops to Bus Stops; Portraits Done Right

Medium: Photography

From F-Stops to Bus Stops; Portraits Done Right

Instructor: Cheryl McNabb

6 Week Class starting September 11 (Session I)

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Improve your photography skills and take them to the next level.  Class will cover basic photography principles, including aperture and shutter speed settings for best image control, balancing ambient and artificial lighting, proper lens selection, posing for different body compositions, best post processing practices and much more.  Students should have a working digital camera with basic operation knowledge and access to a laptop computer, if possible.