Summer Six-Week Class Descriptions

REGISTER NOW FOR Summer 2019 six-week classES 

Summer SESSION I:  June 3 - July 21, 2019

Summer Session II: July 22 - August 31, 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.

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: Six-week classes are listed by MEDIUM CATEGORY.  Please refer to Instruction Level for age and skill level requirement (including classes for kids and teens).


Six Week Classes

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Medium: Art Appreciation

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

Instructor: Kara Soper

6 Week Class starting June 3 (Summer Session I) & July 22 (Summer Session II)

Mondays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 class provides an effort to, on a local level, address gender and racial inequality in the art world. The first third of this course will focus on female pioneers throughout art history. Both iconic and underrepresented artists will be covered on a global scale. The next third will focus on women artists living and working today within the national and international contemporary art world. In the last third, we will analyze institutional trends and recent/current museum exhibitions focused on historically underrepresented artists and contemporary women artists. We will also examine the work of women curators, as they have become a large part of the current conversation around gender equality in art. The ultimate goals are 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: Art Appreciation

Déco(r):  A History of Interior Design

Instructor: Kara Soper

6 Week Class starting June 4 (Summer Session I) & July 23 (Summer Session II)

Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Examine the history of design, from prehistory to contemporary times. Class will examine thematic and conceptual connections between art historical movements and interior design. Specific attention will be paid to cross-cultural exchange.  The course will begin with focus on historical movements, up to the year 1900 then move on with the study of modern and contemporary design and current trends. Final classes will focus on the idea of revivalism and how past art and interior design movements have been resurrected today in new and fresh iterations. By the end of the course, students will have a deep understanding of the connections between visual art and interior design.

 
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Medium: Drawing

Drawing From Nature

Instructor: Kate Furman

6 Week Class starting July 22 (Summer Session II)

Mondays, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

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.  Class instruction will also include contour drawings and quick sketches of familiar subjects to increase mind-hand coordination. 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 June 4 (Summer Session I) & July 23 (Summer 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 realist techniques of drawing. Students will learn about materials and methods for line and mass drawing. Through direct observation, exercises and at least one extended drawing they will be given the foundation to practice these techniques and develop an artist's way of seeing and rendering the visual world. Students will work on master copies, draw from plaster cast statues, still life, etc. All skill levels are welcome.

 
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Medium: Fiber

Dyeing to Quilt

Instructor: Debbie Moyes

6 Week Class starting July 24 (Summer Session II)

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, ages 14+

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Learn how to dye cotton fabrics and use them to create a unique quilt.  In the first session, students will dye a 12 step rainbow which will then be used to construct their own quilt. Each week a new section of the quilt will be designed, colors selected, and the sewing will begin. Participants can make a quilt exactly like the sample or will be free to choose from many design variations. Class instruction will include the use of color in quilts, how to cut fabrics, hand sewing skills and fusible appliqué techniques. When the top is completed, all the information on how to finish it will be demonstrated so that students can complete their one-of-a-kind quilt.

 
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Medium: Jewelry

Jewelry Basics

Instructor: Kate Furman

6 Week Class starting July 24 (Summer Session II) 

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $305 / $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.)

 
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Medium: Painting

The Elements of Watercolor Landscape

Instructor: Steve Mitchell

6 Week Class starting June 6 (Summer Session I) & July 25 (Summer Session II)

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level:  Intermediate - Advanced (some experience and familiarity with using watercolor is strongly recommended)

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

Learn to paint the basic elements of watercolor landscape – trees, grasses, rock formations, water, sky/clouds, etc. We will focus on familiar scene elements seen in the Upstate of South Carolina. Class will work towards designing and putting together these basic elements to achieve a believable landscape composition. Instruction will also include various watercolor painting techniques as they pertain to landscape. 

 
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Medium: Painting

Painting with Experimental Processes

Instructor: Jeromy Ross

6 Week Class starting June 6 (Summer Session I) & July 25 (Summer Session II)

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: All skill levels, adults

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class is designed for artists of any skill level and educational background of contemporary art to make new discoveries in painting through experimental processes. Students will develop a chance-based procedure which will inform their painting process. These classes are an opportunity for artists to work with a variety of unorthodox painting methods while also inventing some of their very own processes within a series of unique works. Some of the devices that can be incorporated into each class include: pendulums, bamboo arms, electric motors, water balloons, catapults, and a pottery wheels to name a few. Students will also learn how chance-operations have developed in a variety of artists' practices throughout history as well as in the context of contemporary art.  

 
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Medium: Painting

Grisaille Approach to Underpainting

Instructor: Kymberly Day

6 Week Class starting July 25 (Summer Session II)

Thursdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: Basic drawing and painting skills encouraged, adults

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class teaches how to structure a painting using the grisaille approach. The grisaille is an opaque, monochrome underpainting that lays the foundation for the application of color in translucent layers afterwards. This is a class of greatest benefit to painters with some skill and experience already.

 
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Medium: Painting

Mastering Oils: Renaissance Glazing

Instructor: Kymberly Day

6 Week Class starting July 24

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instruction Level: Basic drawing and painting skills encouraged, adults

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class teaches how to use oil paint and mediums in the manner of Renaissance glazing techniques. Through the subtle buildup of translucent and semi-opaque layers & a combination of mediums, we will step by step cover a glazing process that adapts that of Early & High Renaissance period painting, from preparing the canvas surface properly to completion. This class is of greatest benefit to painters with strong drawing skills and painting experience already.

 
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Medium: Painting

Mastering Oils: Baroque Approach

Instructor: Kymberly Day

6 Week Class starting July 26 (Summer Session II)

Fridays, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Instruction Level: Basic drawing and painting skills encouraged, adults

Tuition: $249 / $229 Members

This class details the use of oil paint & mediums through the subtle buildup of translucent and semi-opaque layers. Specifically, this course will run step by step through an adapted Baroque-esque approach, reminiscent of Flemish master still lifes. This class is of greatest benefit to painters with some painting skill and experience already.

 
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Medium: Painting

Painting in Oil:  A Direct Approach

Instructor: Daniel Helgemo

6 Week Class starting June 3 (Summer Session I) & July 22 (Summer Session II)

Mondays, 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, color palette and direct observation. Exercises including sketching from nature and pictures from 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. All skill levels are welcome.