Workshops and Classes

The workshops and classes listed below are recommended for adults and children age 13 and older unless noted otherwise. Parents or guardians wishing to accompany a minor child to a class will also need to purchase a ticket due to space limitations in the classroom. If you have any questions about registration for specific please call the box office at 304-561-3570.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting with Kevin Cunningham
Tuesdays, November 12th – December 17th, except November 26 (Thanksgiving Week)
Time: 5:30 – 7:30
In this 5 week introductory painting course, students will learn the skills needed to create a painting from start to finish! The instructor will lead the class through proper composition, beginner color theory and mixing, how to paint from life or a photograph, tips for sketching, and more!

Demystifying Watercolor with Rosalie Haizlett
Saturday, December 21st
12:00 – 3:00
In this exciting three hour workshop, students will work to demystify the often troubling techniques of watercolor painting. Students will be introduced to various paper types and brush types, then with the help of the instructor they will explore a variety of watercolor techniques. In addition this course will cover topics including color mixing, working with a limited palette, wet-on-wet vs. dry-on-dry techniques, and more!

Watercolor for Teens with Sharon Harms
Friday, January 3rd
9:30 – 2:30, Lunch 11:30 – 12:30
Cost: $45
Ages: 12-18

Watercolor produces painting effects that no other medium can match! It has the unique luminosity of light passing through pigment and being reflected back to the eye by the white surface underneath.

This watercolor class, taught by artist Sharon Harms, will teach students to approach watercolor painting with a sense of fun and adventure. Covering the basics such as quality materials; color planning; sketching as a guide; preserving white highlight areas and painting from light to dark. This class will instill confidence in the students that will allow them to take this medium to new levels!

For this extended class participants can bring their lunch or lunches are available for pre-order through the box office.

Pottery Place Glazing Workshop
Jan 16th, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Cost: $20

Looking for a new way of glazing ceramics? Join us as we introduce a new glaze technique that will be sure to wow your friends!
During this two hour workshop, you’ll be introduced to the world of pottery bisque and glazes while exploring the sand paper technique, all under the direction of Charleston’s paint your own pottery studio – The Pottery Place.

Beginner to Intermediate Watercolor with Ellie Schaul
4 week class
March 17 – April 9, 2020
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s, 5:30-7:30pm
Whether you are experienced in watercolor techniques or a complete novice, this series of eight courses will give you the confidence to master this beautiful medium. Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to develop a color wheel, mix color, explore brush techniques and more, all under the skillful instruction of Charleston artist Ellie Schaul.

Polymer Clay Pendants With Ellie Marshall
May 7th
5:30 – 7:30PM
Cost: $20

Come join Ellie Marshall for a fun-filled evening celebrating spring! In this workshop participants will explore the medium of polymer clay as they create a beautiful, flowery pendant.