Winter Workshop Descriptions

Register now for Winter 2018

Winter Session I:  January 8 - February 17, 2018 (6 weeks) 

Winter Session II:  February 26 - April 8, 2018 (6 weeks)

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. 2) or email liz@artcentergreenville.org

*Please note:  Workshop descriptions are listed alphabetically by medium category.


E. Marie Robertson, Exploring Encaustic

E. Marie Robertson, Exploring Encaustic

Medium: Encaustic

Exploring Encaustic

Instructor:  E. Marie Robertson

1 Day Workshop

Saturday, February 24 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Workshop Fee:  $120 (price includes supplies)

Learn and practice the basic techniques of encaustics, the art of painting with hot pigmented wax.  Discussions will include important safety information as well as how to set up an encaustic “studio” at home without spending a fortune. This is a beginner introductory workshop, perfect for the artist or crafter who is curious about encaustics.  All materials are provided but feel free to bring anything you might like to play with (especially objects that make interesting textures, rubber stamps and your favorite ink, colorful magazine pages, marks or drawings on paper, or other items you might like to incorporate).

 
E. Marie Robertson, Combining Encaustic with Images and Photoraphy

E. Marie Robertson, Combining Encaustic with Images and Photoraphy

Medium: Encaustic

Combining Encaustic with Images and Photography

Instructor:  E. Marie Robertson

1 Day Workshop

Saturday, March 24 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Workshop Fee:  $120 (price includes supplies)

This Encaustic workshop is designed for students who have some basic experience working with encaustics or who have taken the introductory workshop.  Learn the many different ways to incorporate images into encaustic painting, including image transfer of printed or copied images, use of magazine images for texture, color and content, and different ways to combine photographs and encaustic media.

 
Cecilia Ho, Felting: From Image to Wool Painting

Cecilia Ho, Felting: From Image to Wool Painting

Medium: Fiber

Felting: From Image to Wool Painting

Instructor:  Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop

Sunday, February 11 / 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Open to all levels

Workshop Fee:  $89 (price includes supplies)

Wool can be transformed into a painterly landscape image using the felting technique. Fiber artist Cecilia Ho will demonstrate how to blend and mix various shades of colorful NZ Corriedale wool fibers to achieve a beautiful wool painting. Discover how a felting needle can replace a paintbrush to create a decorative work of art. Once the wool painting is done, you can bring it home to frame in a shadow box or sew onto any textile materials. All basic felting materials and supplies are included. Optional: Bring a photo or 11x8 image printout from smartphone/tablet.

 
Cecilia Ho, Needle & Wet Felting

Cecilia Ho, Needle & Wet Felting

Medium: Fiber

Needle & Wet Felting

Instructor:  Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop

Sunday, March 18 / 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Open to all levels ages 14+

Workshop Fee:  $120 (price includes supplies)

Learn the basics of wet & needle felting techniques. At the end of the workshop, participants will take home a beautiful wool painting which can be framed as wall art or a functional wool coaster. Felted pieces are durable, naturally anti-microbial, washable & stain-resistant. All basic felting materials and supplies are included. Please bring an old tea towel or bath towel.

 
Cecilia Ho, Wet Felting Wool Accessories

Cecilia Ho, Wet Felting Wool Accessories

Medium: Fiber

Wet Felting Wool Accessories

Instructor:  Cecilia Ho

1 Day Workshop

Sunday, January 14 / 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Open to all ages and skill levels

Workshop Fee:  $89 (price includes supplies)

Make and embellish your own unique felted jewelry and accessories.  Students will be invited to play with their own design ideas, guided by the instructor to apply various felting techniques and approaches to explore the jewelry making process.  Create a wool bracelet or necklace or wearable art of your choosing.  All basic materials included but please bring an old tea towel or bath towel.

 
Jane Todd Butcher, New Approaches to Landscape Painting

Jane Todd Butcher, New Approaches to Landscape Painting

Medium: Painting

New Approaches to Landscape Painting--Part One

Instructor:  Jane Todd Butcher

1 Day Workshop

Friday, February 16 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Workshop Fee:  $89 (price includes supplies)

This workshop is Part One of a two-part series (Part Two: Friday, February 23) but participants may register for either one or both days.  Create more exciting landscapes in watercolor, acrylic, collage, or mixed media while finding new ways to enhance your landscapes and use color to create atmosphere.  Day One, we will explore new ways to develop a landscape in water media. We will work on several painting studies, using underpainting, painting on new surfaces, and other methods to get a fresh look, using your normal techniques.  Artists may bring photos for reference, though we will use our imaginations to go beyond what we see in photos.  The workshop is suitable for artists with some painting experience.  Artists will bring their own paint and brushes. Materials for additional mixed media techniques will be provided.

 
Jane Todd Butcher, New Approaches to Landscape Painting

Jane Todd Butcher, New Approaches to Landscape Painting

Medium: Painting

New Approaches to Landscape Painting--Part Two

Instructor:  Jane Todd Butcher

1 Day Workshop

Friday, February 23 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Workshop Fee:  $89 (price includes supplies)

This workshop is Part Two of a two-part series (Part One: Friday, February 16) but participants may register for either one or both one-day workshops.  Create more exciting landscapes in watercolor, acrylic, collage, or mixed media while finding new ways to enhance your landscapes and use color to create atmosphere.  Combine your paints with mixed media to enhance paintings done in your usual technique and materials.  Some of these methods may solve problems, fix problem areas, or give an old painting a new look.  This workshop is suitable for all artists with some painting experience.  Please bring your own paint and brushes.  Also bring paintings started in the first workshop or previous works to this workshop.  Materials for additional mixed media techniques will be provided.

 
Intro to Alcohol Inks, Dottie Bruce

Intro to Alcohol Inks, Dottie Bruce

Medium: Painting

Intro to Alcohol Inks

Instructor:  Dottie Bruce

1 Day Workshop

Saturday, March 10 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Workshop Fee:  $125 (price includes supplies)

An introduction to using the 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 on their own.  Participants will work on Yupo paper, Ampersand Claybord, and ceramic tiles.  At the end of the workshop, students will have several pieces of original work to take home.

**Bring a bag lunch and a drink

 
Mark Brosseau, Abstract Isn't A Style: An Introduction to Decision Making in Abstraction

Mark Brosseau, Abstract Isn't A Style: An Introduction to Decision Making in Abstraction

Medium: Painting

Abstract Isn't A Style: An Introduction to Decision Making in Abstraction

Instructor:  Mark Brosseau

2 Day Workshop

Saturday, February 17 & Sunday, February 18 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Workshop Fee:  $125

This workshop will help students begin to learn how to make decisions when making a non-representational (abstract) work of art.  Workshop exercises will allow students to extrapolate from a variety of sources, and help take abstraction beyond an idea of style or just making sound design decisions.  Workshop content will be reinforced with relevant examples from art history.

 
Dan Helgemo, Portrait Painting from the Live Model: A Direct Approach

Dan Helgemo, Portrait Painting from the Live Model: A Direct Approach

Medium: Painting

Portrait Painting from the Live Model: A Direct Approach

Instructor:  Daniel Helgemo

2 Day Workshop

Saturday, January 13 & Sunday, January 14 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Open to all skill levels

Workshop Fee:  $225 (price includes model fee)

Study the naturalistic and impressionistic techniques of painting first taught in turn of the century European studio schools and later brought to America by a select group of gifted painters known as 'the Boston School' or American impressionists. The techniques imparted are broad, direct, brilliant in color and immediate. This is the way of working espoused by John Singer Sargent, Edmund Tarbell, etc. and preserved and disseminated by R.H. Ives Gammell and his many students. Students will learn about these methods and philosophies as applied to portrait painting working from the live model. Teaching will proceed through demonstration, discussion and one on one critiques. Emphasis will be given to composition, doing a simple start, value unity, color relationships and an overview of American impressionism- with examples of its’ practitioners. This workshop will focus on oil painting techniques, but acrylic painting or mass drawing in charcoal can be accommodated. All skill levels are welcome.

 
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Medium: Painting

The Interaction of Color: Albers' Approach to Color Theory

Instructor:  Mark Brosseau

2 Day Workshop

Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11 / 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Open to all skill levels

Workshop Fee:  $125

This workshop will take students through the exercises in the Josef Albers' book, "Interaction of Color" and serve as an introduction to the ideas and power of color theory.  Each exercise will be demonstrated, and the students' results discussed. Examples from art history will be used whenever relevant.  The instructor will also discuss how these principals relate to his own practice.

 
Steven Chapp, Exploring Dry Point Intaglio Printmaking

Steven Chapp, Exploring Dry Point Intaglio Printmaking

Medium: Printmaking

Exploring Dry Point Intaglio Printmaking

Instructor:  Steven Chapp

2 Day Workshop

Saturday, March 3 & Sunday, March 4 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Beginner - Intermediate

Workshop Fee:  $225 (price includes supplies)

Create an original print using the medium of dry point intaglio with an acrylic plate matrix.  Explore making marks on the plate with a scribe using crosshatching to develop imagery, sandpaper for tonality, and electric engraving for deep line work. Students will learn to embellish images with Chine colle', adding the element of collage to the work. Students will produce an edition of at least five consistent prints. No printmaking experience is necessary however intermediate skills in drawing would be advised. Students should bring multiple drawings to the workshop to reference while working on 5x7 inch plates.

 
Water Etch Photopolymer Intaglio Printmaking

Water Etch Photopolymer Intaglio Printmaking

Medium: Printmaking

Water Etch Photopolymer Intaglio Printmaking

Instructor:  Steven Chapp

2 Day Workshop

Saturday, January 27 & Sunday, January 28 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Level of Instruction:  Intermediate - Advanced

Workshop Fee:  $225 (price includes supplies)

The intaglio printing process uses a plate that has a photosensitive emulsion on the surface.  Exposing the image to the plate with ultraviolet light and processing in tap water makes this method of intaglio printing a friendly medium.  This unique printmaking process uses a positive image that is placed in contact with the plate’s surface and then exposed to the plate using UV light. Using a transparent acetate to create the image with opaque media such as India ink, printer’s ink or permanent markers is fairly simple and is open for much experimentation.  Participants should bring multiple drawings to the workshop to reference while working on 6x8 inch plates.