Class Guide

Working from a live subject is the best way to learn how to see and interpret the three-dimensional form. Students will work from a different nude model each session.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Step-by-step instruction will be given of how to render a face from start to finish. From there, each student will move into drawing a personal portrait from the photo of their choice.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Come enjoy painting outdoors like Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. First class will be on the grounds of Ware's Folly and then meet off site for the other sessions.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:30am

Marshes, spanish moss, shrimp boats, herons, and egrets soaring overhead. Let's paint the scenic beauty of the coastal lowcountry.   Learn More
First class:
Monday, April 20, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Renoir all painted from live models. This class provides a great opportunity for you to do the same. The live costumed models will challenge and test your artistic skills. You’ll learn the essential elements that go into a successful painting. Emphasis will be given to the development of the figure in a composition. You will discover why any successful painting is a result of the organization of a visual language; line, form, medium and the student. Students may work in the medium of their choice (watercolor, acrylic, or oil). The supply list may be downloaded from our website or at registration once confirmed.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

This will be the same thing as regular Darkroom Photo but advanced students are welcomed. Students will work on their independent projects throughout the course duration.   Learn More
First class:
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Instructor: Will D. Tullis This class is designed to teach students essential functions while using a digital SLR camera. Instruction will include, shutter speeds, controlling motion, exposure control, and menu items such as resolution, file types, ISO and white balance. Instruction will also include an introduction to downloading, sizing and e-mailing images, basic image editing using Photoshop and taking better pictures using great composition techniques. Bring your camera, manual, and a jump drive to the first class. *Students will need a SLR digital camera and camera manual   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

This class is for continuing students who have already taken Color and Space. Students will continue to apply color theory basics and apply atmospheric perspective on on a larger scale work.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Students will develop a deeper understanding of how the color wheel works to create stronger color schemes for their compositions. Learn how to create depth in your work by applying the rules of atmospheric perspective.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

Basic drawing skills will be taught through learning how to draw a portrait.   Learn More
First class:
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

This two day workshop will include demonstrations and individual practice – encouraging you to let go of traditional visual references and subject matter. Develop your own visual language and improve your understanding of the principles of abstract painting through experimentation. To compliment your learning, there will be references to contemporary and historical examples of abstract art and abstract artists. This course is designed for painters wishing to experiment with themes of abstract art, although it would also be suitable for beginners eager to experiment with abstraction & expressionism.  Learn More
First class:
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Students will learn how to draw fantasy creatures and then have an opportunity to create their own. Colored pencil techniques will be introduced along the way.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

This will be an introduction to printmaking media and will help students incorporate it into their existing art practice.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Listen to fun stories and the create a work of art based on what you heard.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

This course will address the basics of setting-up and composing an appealing still life. New and continuing students will be guided in the painting process using the tools of composition, color, value, intensity, contrast, hard and soft edges, brushwork and careful observation. Through instruction, demonstration and individual attention, this course will benefit beginning and more advanced painters. Beginners will learn an entry-level and approach to the wonderful and challenging world of oil painting. More advanced painters will enhance and refine their skills as they are introduced to additional methods for painting still-life compositions that are appealing and compelling.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Learn the oil or watercolor painting basic techniques while getting inspiration from our historic studio inside and out. Students will paint interior scenes of the studio and views of historic rooftops from the windows.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork and handbuilding techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed. The supply fee covers 22 ½ pounds of clay, tools, glazes and firing. Students must provide a clean towel each week.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Adults and teens ages 16 and up! Students will explore ceramic wheelwork techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed. The supply fee covers 22 ½ pounds of clay, tools, glazes and firing. Students must provide a clean towel each week.   Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Students will explore ceramic wheelwork and handbuilding techniques in this class. Instruction will be tailored to the individual skill level of each student. Using the wheel as a tool, forms will be thrown, altered and assembled to create various functional vessels of various shapes and forms. Glazing techniques will also be addressed. The supply fee covers 22 ½ pounds of clay, tools, glazes and firing. Students must provide a clean towel each week. No class Masters week.  Learn More
First class:
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Students will develop basic handbuilding techniques while getting creative with ideas. Each student will use additive and subtractive processes to create a finished ceramic tile.  Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Tools such as palette knife, table salt, toothbrush, plastic wrap, sand paper & others will be experimented with as we blot, spatter, lift, glaze, scrape & more. In each class, new approaches will be practiced & then employed into a complete painting.   Learn More
First class:
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

This intensive class on watercolor portrait painting is Carol Kelly Dorn’s most popular workshop. Students will follow the instructor’s step-by-step demonstrations and one-on-one teaching.  Learn More
First class:
Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

Ever wanted to learn the basics of weaving? Learn how to work on a small peg loom while weaving your own design.  Learn More
First class:
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:30am