Spring Workshop Descriptions

Register now for spring 2019 One, two, & three-day workshops

SPRING SESSION:  April 15 - May 25, 2019

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. 4) or email ben@artcentergreenville.org

*Please note:  Workshop descriptions are listed by duration first, then alphabetically by medium category.


One Day Workshops

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Medium: Fiber

Needle Felted Hoop Art: 2D Botanicals

Instructor: Sarah Mandell

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, May 18, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, ages 7+

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Students of all ages and skill levels will learn how to draw and paint with colorful wool fiber on a flat surface. A demonstration of needle felting techniques, layering, blending colors, and an overview of felting tools will equip students to be able to use roving to create pictures on fabric. Workshop instruction will begin by felting simple shapes and lines onto test fabrics, then move on to felting more complex botanical designs such as leaves or flowers onto high quality wool sheet felt. Supplies will be provided and include several ounces of dyed wool roving, flat sheet felt, wooden embroidery hoops, felting needles, and foam felting pads.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Hand Pieced Quilts: Thousand Pyramids

Instructor: Debbie Moyes

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, April 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, ages 14+  

Tuition: $65 (price includes supplies)

Thousand Pyramids is a vintage charm quilt pattern made by women long ago using scraps left over from other sewing projects. In this workshop, you will start your own beautiful and modern quilt.  Learn to choose fabrics, use templates and sew these fun shapes together. Finishing ideas will also be covered. Bring your own fabrics or choose from the instructor's stash.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Wool Painting: Spring Nature

Instructor: Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop:  Saturday, April 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, ages 7+

Tuition: $69 (price includes supplies)

Nature lovers will love to create a custom needle felted 2-D wool painting in a 5” wooden hoop or picture frame. Pick your favorite landscape scene or spring flower design and learn to transform them into lively felt art with colorful NZ corridale wool rovings. All basic felting materials & supplies are included.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Wool Painting: Car / Sport Motif

Instructor: Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop: Sunday, May 26, 12:00 - 5:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, ages 7+

Tuition: $95 (price includes supplies)

This workshop will teach you to create Car or Sport themed wool painting. Wool can be transformed into a painterly image using a few simple felting techniques. Learn how to blend and mix various shades of colorful corriedale wool fiber to achieve an unique fiber art. All basic felting materials & supplies are included.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Introduction to Sock Puppets

Instructor: Jesse Gould

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, May 25, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, ages 7+

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Jump into the wonderful world of puppet making with the “Wormy,” a wiggler sock that can be customized in a variety of ways. This workshop is specifically designed to equip students with the skills to confidently make sock puppets at home (no matter how old you are). By applying some basic art and craft skills, students will learn how to alter their sock into puppet form, craft their own eyes, make their own hair and more.

 
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Medium: Mixed Media

Alcohol Inks

Instructor: Dottie Bruce

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, April  27, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level:  All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $125 (price includes supplies)

Learn how to use a relatively new medium known as 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 at their own pace. We will work on Yupo paper, Ampersand clayboard, and ceramic tiles. At the end of class, students will have several pieces of original work to take home.

 
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Medium: Glass

Stained Glass Mosaics

Instructor: Vaunda Browning

1 Day Workshop: Saturday, April 13, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $75 (price includes supplies)

Make a small (4"x 6") abstract stained glass mosaic using pre-cut pieces of stained glass.  Students will learn the placement of the glass and how to adhere the glass to finish their piece. Students will also learn to grout and polish for finished stained glass mosaics.


Two Day Workshops

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Medium: Art Appreciation

Art + Fashion: A History of Mutual Influence

Instructor: Kara Soper

2 Day Workshop: Saturday, May 11 & Sunday, May 12, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $125 

This 2-day workshop is a crash course that highlights the dynamic relationship between fashion and art. Part history class and part contemporary culture course, this workshop will examine how artists and fashion designers have shared mutual influence and inspiration, and how fashion trends are influenced by artistic movements. We will look at course material in the context of political and socio-economic events, cultural paradigm shifts, and happenings in the realms of visual art, design, and architecture.

 
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Medium: Art Appreciation

Southern Art: Redux

Instructor: Kara Soper

2 Day Workshop: Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $125 

Learn about the evolution of Southern art, contemporary Southern artists, and our region’s role in the art world of today. Instructor Kara Soper will apply a pluralistic approach to presenting course content. Day 1 will focus on both iconic and obscure Southern artists of the 20th century and how they were visionaries in their respective media. We will look at their work in the context of socio-economic events, cultural paradigm shifts, and happenings in other artistic disciplines in order to better understand motivations and causes of art movements. Day 2 will be focused on contemporary Southern artists, and how artists covered in Day 1 may have influenced their work. We will also examine current institutional and market trends in Southern art and the South’s role in the art world of the future.

 
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Medium: Painting

Painting a Bust From Life

Instructor: J. Adam Davis

2 Day Workshop: Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level: Basic drawing and painting skill encouraged, adults

Tuition: $275 (some supplies provided)

Approach a head study/portrait from a live model, in a moderately-paced, easy-to-comprehend method.  Begin the workshop with an overview of the instructor’s approach and philosophy for painting, along with a brief intro to the materials.  Students will be able to watch the instructor start a painting, allowing students to ask any questions that may arise.  Students will then start on their own paintings and periodically watch the instructor work which allows students to see the next steps they should be approaching in their own pieces.  Students will refine paintings on day 2 of the workshop as the instructor looks at each painting and then advises students prior to letting them restart working in an attempt to finish the pieces.


Three Day Workshops

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Medium: Paper

Paper Collage

Instructor: Judy Verhoeven

3 Day Workshop: Friday, May 31, Saturday, June 1 & Sunday, June 2, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $195 (price includes supplies)

You may have seen Judy Verhoeven’s collage artwork on the 2009 Artisphere poster or on several covers of TOWN magazine. In the Paper Collage workshop Judy will demonstrate her techniques while you create your own dynamic paper collage art. Students will use a wide variety of recycled papers including maps, used books, sewing patterns, magazines, and photocopies, and learn how to do acrylic transfers, paint unique textured papers and of course a few paper-cutting tricks of the trade. Color theory and composition will be emphasized throughout the class.