Summer Six-Week Class Descriptions

REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER 2018 six-week classES 

Summer Session I:  June 4 - July 22, 2018 (NO CLASSES THE WEEK OF JULY 4th)

Summer Session II:  July 23 - September 2, 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.


 Daniel Helgemo, Introduction to Drawing

Daniel Helgemo, Introduction to Drawing

Medium: Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting June 4 (Summer Session I)

Mondays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

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.

 
 Daniel Helgemo, Intermediate Drawing

Daniel Helgemo, Intermediate Drawing

Medium: Drawing

Intermediate Drawing

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting July 23 (Summer Session II)

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: 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.

 
 Jean Baptiste Chuat, Fantastic Beast and How to Draw Them

Jean Baptiste Chuat, Fantastic Beast and How to Draw Them

Medium: Drawing

Fantastic Beasts and How to Draw Them (For Teens)

Instructor: Jean-Baptiste Chuat

6 Week Class starting June 5 (Summer Session I)

Tuesdays, 4 pm - 6 pm

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

Tuition: $190 / $170 members

Learn how to draw amazing fantasy animals from literature and your own imagination. This six week class will focus on understanding shapes and the basic anatomy of your favorite animals and will creatively combine them using pencil and paper.  Students will explore drawing and shading techniques, learn about the importance of character and story, and exercise basic design methods while building a personal fantasy sketchbook, design portfolio, game, film- or book project.

 
 Kate Furman, Jewelry Fabrication

Kate Furman, Jewelry Fabrication

Medium: Jewelry

Jewelry Fabrication

Instructor: Kate Furman

6 Week Class starting July 25 (Summer 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.)

 
 Daniel Helgemo, Introduction to Oil Painting

Daniel Helgemo, Introduction to Oil Painting

Medium: Painting

Introduction to Oil Painting: A Direct Approach

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting June 5 (Summer Session I)

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

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.

 

 
 Daniel Helgemo, Intermediate Oil Painting

Daniel Helgemo, Intermediate Oil Painting

Medium: Painting

Intermediate Oil Painting: A Direct Approach

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting July 24 (Summer Session II)

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  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, Painting: Technique and Concept

Mark Brosseau, Painting: Technique and Concept

Medium: Painting (Oil or Acrylic) & Drawing

Painting & Drawing: Technique and Concepts

Instructor: Mark Brosseau

6 Week Class starting June 7 (Summer Session I) and July 26 (Summer Session II)

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition:  $249 / $229 Members

This class is an open medium multi-level painting class where a set of projects will be developed for each student based on the student’s individual goals and needs. Any opaque painting medium is fine. Exercises will be tailored for each student’s needs. Emphasis will be placed on learning how to mix color on the palette and achieving more complex color relationships. Beginning students will be given more complicated color palettes from week to week, learning how to mix and place color accordingly with each set. Formal ideas about composition will be explored each week, and we will use examples from art history to emphasize the ideas of each lesson. This class will also focus on building a vocabulary to discuss paintings with critiques each week. This class is suitable for all skill levels.

 
 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 June 6 (Summer Session I)

Wednesdays, 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 the students to many painters working today. Each class will focus on a specific theme in contemporary painting and will have lectures featuring artists built around that theme. There will be discussions about the connections of certain artists to art history, and how the current state of the world might be shaping that 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. Studio visits will also be planned.

 
 Mark Brosseau, Abstract Is Not A Style

Mark Brosseau, Abstract Is Not A Style

Medium: Painting

Abstract is Not a Style

Instructor: Mark Brosseau

6 Week Class starting July 25 (Summer Session II)

Wednesday, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Open to all skill levels

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class will introduce students to various ideas for making decisions when working abstractly.  Students will use different exercises to demonstrate how artists can use various sources as the impetus for an abstract composition and focus on ways to make formal decisions based on ideas other than design principles. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how decisions can affect the spatial feel of a piece, and how that can be used to strengthen one’s work. This class will discuss how drawing informs painting, and each lesson will be accompanied by art historical examples. We will also discuss how developing a set of criteria (or an artist statement) for an art making practice can help with making decisions within a body of work. This class is suitable for all skill levels.