Fall 2019 Six-Week Class Descriptions

REGISTER NOW FOR Fall 2019 six-week classES 

Fall SESSION I six-week classes: September 9 - October 19

Fall Session II six-week classes: October 28 - 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. 4) or email ben@artcentergreenville.org

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


SIX-WEEK CLASSES

 
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Medium: Art Appreciation

Déco(r):  A History of Interior Design

Instructor: Kara Soper

6 Week Class starting September 11 (Fall Session I)

Wednesdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Examine the history of design, from prehistory to contemporary times, including thematic and conceptual connections between art historical movements and interior design with specific attention paid to cross-cultural exchange. We will cover historical movements, modern and contemporary design, and current trends. We will also focus on the idea of revivalism and how past art and interior design movements have been resurrected in new and fresh iterations.

 
 
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Medium: Art Appreciation

(Not So) Well-Behaved: Women Artists of History and Today

Instructor: Kara Soper

6 Week Class starting October 30 (Fall Session II)

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Although the art industry has seen progress in terms of more equal representation in recent years, there is still a mountain of work to be done on this front. This course will cover everything from female pioneers throughout art history to recent/current museum exhibitions focused on historically underrepresented and contemporary women artists. The ultimate goal is to raise awareness about the representational disparity of women artists, and to inspire local artists and arts advocates to work toward moving the trends in a positive direction with respect to the support of equal representation.

 
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Medium: Drawing

Nature Drawing

Instructor: Kate Furman

6 Week Class starting September 9 (Fall Session I) & October 28 (Fall Session II)

Mondays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level:  Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Learn to sketch with pencil, charcoal, and ink to gain an understanding of fundamental drawing techniques. In the Drawing from Nature class you will learn basic drawing concepts while studying line drawing, perspective and shading, as well as studies of organic shapes found in plant life and trees. The class will also cover contour drawings and quick sketches of familiar subjects to increase hand-eye coordination. You will also learn to work from small sketches and observations to create large scale drawings.

 
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Medium: Drawing

Representational Drawing: A Direct Approach

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting October 29 (Fall Session II),

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class provides an overview of impressionistic and realistic techniques of drawing. You will learn about materials and methods for line and mass drawing. Through direct observation, practical exercises and at least one extended drawing you will be given the foundation to practice these techniques in order to develop an artist's way of seeing and rendering the visual world. You will work on master copies and draw from plaster cast statues and still life.

 
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Medium: Drawing

Principles of Illustration

Instructor: Tim Davis

6 Week Class starting September 11 (Fall Session I)

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, ages 12+

Tuition: $190 / $170 Members

Illustration is storytelling art. This class will work through the principles that make for strong, effective artwork that supports a narrative. Lessons will focus on the importance of characters, composition, line, color, sequential applications, and the business of freelance illustration.

 
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Medium: Jewelry

Jewelry Basics (AM Class)

Instructor: Kate Furman

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

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

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

This class is a work and critique space
for students interested in developing wax modeling, metal piecing, cold-connections and designing skills. If you have some experience in jewelry fabrication, you are encouraged to work at your own pace on your own bodies of work. If you have limited experience in jewelry fabrication, you will receive more direction from the instructor. Class demos will be determined by your needs.

All supplies included.

PLEASE NOTE: class material fees do not cover casting costs. Instructor will explain and discuss these fees.

 
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Medium: Jewelry

Jewelry Basics (PM Class)

Instructor: Kate Furman

6 Week Class starting October 30 (Fall Session II)

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, adults

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.)

 
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Medium: Mixed Media

Critique Class for Painters

Instructor: Carrie Burns Brown

6 Week Class starting September 10 (Fall Session I) & October 29 (Fall Session II),

Tuesdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, adults

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.

 
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Medium: Painting

A Foundation in Oils

Instructor: Diarmuid Kelly

6 Week Class starting October 28 (Fall Session II)

Mondays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

An introduction to the oil painting medium and 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. Step by step demonstrations each week will help students to develop the various stages of the painting process. 

 
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Medium: Painting

Painting In Oil: A Direct Approach

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

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

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class provides an overview of impressionistic and naturalistic techniques of representational painting. Students will learn about materials, the color palette and forms of direct observation to interpret their subjects . Exercises, including sketching from nature and copying from pictures by past masters, will give students the foundation to practice these techniques and develop painterly ways of seeing and rendering the visual world. The class will culminate in an extended still life painting. The class will focus on oil painting but acrylic painting can be accommodated. All skill levels are welcome.

 
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Medium: Painting

Core Techniques in Watercolor

Instructor: Steve Mitchell

6 Week Class starting September 19 (Fall Session I) & October 31 (Fall Session II)

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Learn the core basics and essential techniques for painting in watercolor. This class is ideal if you're an absolute beginner or you just want to add to your current arsenal of technical skills and understanding of the watercolor medium. Instruction will include demonstration in various watercolor painting techniques each week.

 
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Medium: Photography

Beginning DSLR

Instructor: Joann Benzinger

6 Week Class starting September 19 (Fall Session I)

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

If you would like to learn more about the basics of photography, this class is for you! 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. You 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. Be prepared for both classroom time and field trips for practical application.

 
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Medium: Printmaking

Introduction to Screenprinting

Instructor: Matthew Batty

6 Week Class starting October 28 (Fall Session II)

Mondays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Screen printing has held a role in the development of modern and contemporary art, as well as allowed for the mass production and consumption of art in our society. Through the creation of editions of prints you will develop skills that can be utilized beyond the 6 week duration of the course. The class will focus on three screen printing processes: stencil making to adhere to a screen, photo processing the screen, and direct drawing onto the screen.