Spring Six-Week Class Descriptions (Adults)

THE SUMMER 2018 six-week class SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE BEGINNING MAY 4!

Spring Session:  April 16 - May 26, 2018 

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.


 Terry Davenport, Introduction to Drawing

Terry Davenport, Introduction to Drawing

Medium: Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

Instructor: Terry Davenport

6 Week Class starting April 16

Mondays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level:  Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition:  $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.

 
 Mark Brosseau, Discovering the Mysteries of Art History: Drawing from the Masters

Mark Brosseau, Discovering the Mysteries of Art History: Drawing from the Masters

Medium: Drawing

Discovering the Mystery of Art History: Drawing from the Masters

Instructor: Mark Brosseau

6 Week Class starting April 18

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition:  $249 / $229 Members

This class will use master paintings, prints, and drawings as sources for drawing exercises that are meant to help students better understand the masterworks, and the concepts tackled in class. Line, shape, composition, and value, amongst others, will be addressed. We will look at many examples of masterworks, and talk about how our understanding of them and the space in them has shifted after drawing the piece. This class would be useful to any level of student - from beginner to practicing artist. We will talk about a number of artists each week, and will discuss how the instructor uses the lessons in his own studio practice.

 
 Tim Davis, Principles of Illustration

Tim Davis, Principles of Illustration

Medium: Drawing

Principles of Illustration

Instructor: Tim Davis

6 Week Class starting April 18

Wednesdays, 4 pm -6 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels, ages 12+

Tuition:  $190 / $170 members

Storytelling illustration has it's own set of unique challenges. Together we'll look at some illustration basics: character development, composition, line, B&W illus., and color theory to set the stage. All along we'll be progressing toward sequential illustration as used in picture books, comics, graphic novels, and storyboarding for film and animation. We'll end with several career management suggestions for those pursuing illustration professionally.

 
 Kate Furman, Jewelry Fabrication

Kate Furman, Jewelry Fabrication

Medium: Jewelry

Jewelry Fabrication

Instructor: Kate Furman

6 Week Class starting April 18

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

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

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.)

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 
 Daniel Helgemo, Introduction to Painting in the American Impressionist Tradition

Daniel Helgemo, Introduction to Painting in the American Impressionist Tradition

Medium: Painting (Oil or Acrylic)

Introduction to Painting in the American Impressionist Tradition

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting April 17

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition:  $249 / $229 Members

Working from life or photo references, this class provides an overview of the impressionistic/naturalistic techniques of painting first taught in European academies and then adapted to different subjects by a select group of 19th and 20th century American painters. Students will learn about these philosophies and practice these techniques, developing a painter’s way of seeing and rendering the visual world, while drawing and painting from their choice of still life, photo references, plaster cast statues, master copies and, for the final two classes, the live portrait model. All skill levels are welcome.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 
 Dwight Rose, Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor

Dwight Rose, Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor

Medium: Painting (Watercolor)

How to Paint Striking Landscape Subjects from Your Own Perspective in Watercolor

Instructor: Dwight Rose

6 Week Class starting April 18

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition:  $249 / $229 Members

Learn how to paint various illuminating landscape subjects and surrounding elements in watercolor.  Begin by learning how to briefly block in a composition before tackling the enticing details and shadows.  Progress to creating additional layers of color through the process of glazing, with multi-colored washes, and intriguing textures to develop the underpainting.  Instruction will include how to add realistic, natural elements, from dark shadows and foreboding skies to sprawling fields and lustrous foliage, leading up to the final painting.

 
 Dwight Rose, Guidelines for Watercolor Painting Made Easy

Dwight Rose, Guidelines for Watercolor Painting Made Easy

Medium: Painting (Watercolor)

Guidelines for Watercolor Painting Made Easy and the 30-Minute Landscape

Instructor: Dwight Rose

6 Week Class starting April 19

Thursdays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Beginner - Intermediate

Tuition:  $249 / $229 Members

Overworking is the biggest concern for beginning painters, muddying the colors and disturbing the papers surface with layer after layer of paint.  Spending hours or even days on a watercolor painting can lead to dull muddy results. Watercolor does not have to be an all-day event, in fact you can finish a painting in 30 minutes or less.  This class will include practical information on tone, color, pattern, light, and more, so you can further develop your skills and for the beginning painters develop your "artist eye".

 
 Mark Brosseau, Painting: Technique and Concept

Mark Brosseau, Painting: Technique and Concept

Medium: Painting (Oil or Acrylic)

Painting: Technique and Concepts

Instructor: Mark Brosseau

6 Week Class starting April 19

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition:  $249 / $229 Members

This is a multi-level painting class that will further students' exploration of painting as well as introduce them to engaging in a dialogue about painting. Exercise will be tailored to each student’s goals for the class. Critiques will take place weekly, and historical references will be used to emphasize ideas that are being taught. This would be ideal for beginner to intermediate level students.

 
 Joann Benzinger, Continuing DSLR

Joann Benzinger, Continuing DSLR

Medium: Photography

Continuing DSLR

Instructor: Joann Benzinger

6 Week Class starting April 19

Thursdays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level:  Intermediate – Advanced

Tuition:  $249 / $229 Members

This class is designed to create situations where a new photographer can practice existing skills and learn a few new ones along the way, and for the experienced photographer to rekindle a passion that may have become tired and worn. Students will explore the Greenville area with specific exercises meant to expand the way you see the world around you, tilt your perspective and help you find the spark of excitement in the mundane, or jolt yourself out of a rut and reinvigorate a passion for your craft.  Weekly exercises will also give you opportunity to practice different techniques you may have learned in a previous class or to try something new.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 
DSC_0012-3.jpg

Medium: All mediums

Open Studio Time

Instructor: No Instructor

6 Week Class starting April 20

Fridays, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Instruction Level: Open to all skill levels

Class Fee: $90 / $70 Members

No instruction just time to paint, draw, collage . . . in the GCCA Gray Loft classroom. Students are responsible for bringing all supplies. If you’re just looking for a space and time to create without instruction join Studio Time.